Sunday, June 17, 2018

"The Shape Of Water?"

Hello, down there! Or from "down here". It's been over a year and a half since my last blog post which I think is long enough to declare it legally dead. Thanks for checking back. One of the things I've been pursuing over the last year is my interest in diving. Freediving* in particular. It's something I've always been interested in, and I just recently got some formal training through FFI (Freediving Instructors International). The class culminated with me barely making a descent to 20 meters (about 63 feet for us Yanks), and before that, a static apnea of 3 minutes. Yup, I held my breath for 3 minutes, and have done it again a few times since. It's a really good discipline to learn, and uses some principles which I can apply to other areas of my life, such as art. Here's a possible T-shirt design I came up with for this group with which I have been practicing here in California. (I took my class in West Palm Beach, Florida). 
*diving on a single breath without any type of air tanks. 

And here's self-shot video of me going down 65 feet in Blue Spring in Orange City, Florida. at that depth, there is a sign with a picture of a "grim reaper" character, warning SCUBA divers to go no further without proper training and equipment for cave diving. 
THIS is what the sign is SUPPOSED to look like. You can sort of see it in the video at about 1:55, mostly covered with dirt.  I think you get the idea, though. 

And here's video from one of the practice groups on a trip to Pt. Dume near Malibu. You can see me at about the 2:20 mark. The video was shot by a member from St. Johns, Newfoundland.
So thanks for stopping down! I actually have a few completed projects waiting in the wings which I will post in the coming weeks. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Badge?? I...DO need a stinking BADGE!!!

My personal, one-of-a-kind badge for this year's CTN Expo. (one of the highlights of my year).I'll explain in a little bit.




Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Dueling Banjos

 It's been a while! This was for a recent "sketch_dailies" post. The theme was "Swamp Thing", so I came up with my own version of that character, and put in a few other familiar "swamp things" with him.




Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Charlie Tango November

I'm using a bright red font color for this one! If you came here by the way of my business card or book at CTN, welcome and have a look around!
The pictures below are of some attendees at this year's CTN Expo. I'm sure you recognize me in the middle. Maybe you know the other two!? In the first photo, I'm flanked by Andreas Deja and Nik Ranieri. You can access Andreas' blog with one of the links on the right (Deja View). I'll work on adding a link to Nik's online presence. Oh, the pictures? They're from a Disneyana convention at the Disneyland Hotel in the Fall of 1992, right before the release of Aladdin, featuring Andreas' "Jafar" animation, a character which Nik also worked on. To everyone attending, I hope you're having as good a time as me! I've attended every CTN so far, and it never disappoints! Thanks, Tina (Price)!


Oh, what's "Charlie Tango November"? Ask a military veteran, or just google it!

Friday, November 07, 2014

Baymask!!


Turban Legends...

I'm really having fun with "Sketch Dailies" on twitter! Really keeps you on your toes as an artist. If you're a student, or a pro, maybe between jobs and you're stumped for ideas (like those creative blocks we all get), I encourage you to join in. Anyway, the theme here was "Arabian Knight". It just hit me that I seem to be in a "dark" night like period. All my recent pieces end up taking place at night. For my next piece, or the one after that, I'll try to set a scene during the day.