Saturday, March 31, 2007

It's been a while since I've posted, but thank you for coming by and visiting. Sorry, but I didn't get around to a Passover or Easter card this year, but as consolation, I've uploaded some of my other work that I dug up, and I've included some "process" pieces from the "Leprechaun" card. I hope you find them inspiring. It's my goal to make you feel good with my work. I would be remiss without mentioning Charles Zembillas and The Animation Academy, where I got a lot of my instruction ( Also, for the latest buzz on the industry, from those inside it, or fans like myself hoping to break in, there's no better place than

This is a piece that went over well with friends and colleagues. It incorporates 3-point perspective, with a curving horizon, character design posing and staging. (I act like I actually know what I'm talking about). On the "Falcon" building, you may notice references to the Chrysler building, as well as the Pan Pacific Auditorium, which no longer exists.

A cleaner version of my superhero, with some tone.

My tribute to B-movies. An attempt at "retro" futurism.
Here's how it all started. This is a rought sketch of the leprechaun, (which I just noticed got mirror reversed somehow) in col-erase blue.

Here is an experiment with tone using col-erase blue. I'm trying to get a balance of darks and lights throughout the piece. These blue tonal studies always remind me of tiles on a Dutch fireplace or something.
Here's the clean line version of the leprechaun. The circle and square that you see on the final card were done with the computer. This image was done with graphite. As you can see, I started experimenting with color on this one.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Here is a better version of the Davinci leprechaun. The first one has some unsightly "stains" on his vest, which I was able to remove for this one.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

St. Patrick's Day card

Here it is! My St. Patty's card, which, for the time being, you can print for free! I'm still in the process of getting used to this "blogging" thing, but I found that it's best to print these in "landscape" rather than "portrait". The first image is the inside of the card, with the second image (Da Vinci Leprechaun) being the front and back. Got it? After printing, cut along the green dotted line, fold in half, and you've got it! I hope my Catholic friends are still my "friends" since I'm having fun with one of their holidays, and "The DaVinci Code". Now, I've got to start working on Passover and Easter.