Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Card 2011 Mr. Royal and the Electric Mayhem Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!
Well this year I just barely made it under the wire for the getting the Christmas Card done "on time" this year as in I got the card done before Christmas.
This year no one really had any ideas on what should be going on in the card. Then Laura, Alex, Uncle Ricjard, Nathan and I saw the Muppet movie for Thanksgiving so my mom threw out the idea that we should all be Muppets in this years card. So I drew us all as our own Muppets.
 (Rough Sketch with us as Muppets)
 I also had the idea to make us into Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, the Muppet Show band.
I decided to ink this version and make it clearer what was going on.
Every one liked the Dr. Teeth version better so I went ahead and worked on that version. I found it really hard to find time to devote to working on the card this year with school, work and being a procrastinator. 
I wish I had thought out the layout better, but over all I am really happy with how the card turned out.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

My Skyrim Character

It has been a while since I have posted here... or anywhere on the internet, life has gotten busy and overwhelming in a hurry. But I have a free day and I have been lusting to make art for fun and for frivolity. I thought I would come back with something that I've been excited about, SKYRIM, it is awesome and I wake up early most days to play it. So far I have a Nord character named Graphthor, he like big axes and dislike bandits and draug. When fighting dragons he finds a bow to be a waste of time and just stands at their mouth getting burned with fire while he wails on them with his axe. He wants to a thief, but he isn't very good right now.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Failed Portrait of My Brother Alex

My brother Alex asked me to do a portrait for him for his sound engineering demo, until recently I have been super busy. I found a free night to work on he portrait.
 He didn't like it.
Kinda makes me want to do a series of failed portraits... But how can I be assured that they will fail. More to come later.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Pathetic Death Day 2011

Four years ago today my best friend Patrick died.
In honor of his memory, and because I didn't have a chance to make a portrait on his birthday, I made a portrait of him today. I painted him Dia De Los Muertos because that holiday is coming up soon and it is a day to remember and talk to the dead, which I wish I could do today.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pen and Ink Skull Self-Portrait


I know I already posted something like this that I did digitally, however, I really like it and want to make more of them. Here is an inked version from my watercolor moleskine, that I still plan to paint.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bearded Skull Study


For some reason for a while I had been obsessed with the idea of doing a series of painting with skulls with mustaches and beards, I had done several sketches of celebrity skulls. I want to get back to the idea someday, but this is the first one that I did, it could use some more TLC but it's a good start.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Giant's Head

I dislike selling paintings, they feel like they need to be something more then what my hands can make. However they needed work for the auction and I think I usually am underwhelmed by what I make because I see what it is not instead of what it is. Though I am excited for a severed Giants Head to be in a silent auctio0n at Arts Benicia. Usually the show is filled with flowers, landscapes and abstract pieces, so I am interested to see if any one makes a bid on my strange piece.
The origin of this piece had to do with a threadless design competition for Adventure Time I was drawing Finn the human slaying a giant and I drew a few really cool severed giant's heads. It was really fun I kinda want to do some more and really develop something here.

Moleskine Self-portrait painting


I start all of my sketch books with a self-portrait and that includes my water color Moleskine. Laura thinks this portrait is creepy.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Giant's Head Study


I am working on a painting for Arts Benicia's Annual Benefit Auction and before I started working on the larger final piece I decided to do a color study of the work first. I busted out my water color Moleskine, which I had been neglecting. I am really happy with it and I plan on doing the big one tonight, because it appears to be due tomorrow.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Only One EP

My best friend in Kindergarten John Yuen approached me about doing a project with him. He wanted an album cover for the rapper Only One self titled album. I was more then happy to take up the project, I really enjoy getting to do album art and working with other creative people.
Logo
I started by making a logo for John in Illustrator he wanted the logo to look similar to the Alfred E. Newmen style logo from the Soundpeople Music, except he wanted it to look like him. I really like getting to make logos and working in Illustrator though the really cool part is he will probably keep using it and I think he has talked about making shirts with the design on it and I am a total sucker for that.Single
I probably should have posted this a couple of months ago when it came out but here is the single for the album. But it didn't really show off too many of my skills beyond some graphic design, figured it would be best to just wait until everything was going out.
Cover
Back
The back cover was a bit of a bastard for me. I had to make some revisions on it later and I had lost all of the original work files, my old computer died and then my back up hard drive fell off a table and doesn't work. So I had to take an old Jpeg and do some edits on the back titles. This led to me having to erase some of the back bridge, which turned out to look kinda cool so not the worst revision. Though it was just frustrating having to deal with the memory of all my lost data.
Check out the promotional video for Duet.
You can get the album here.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Gunnar


This is something that I have been doodling at work and wanted to do something more complete. Sorry every one who is waiting on things from me, need to do something just for me.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Arts Benicia Mosaic Project

During the Open Studios (I also created the flier for the show) which was may 1st, (I finally got around to uploading the pictures) this year they did the Mosaic Project for the first time where they will be raffling off 144 little panels created by some artists in the community. Laura and I created panels for the exhibition.
144 tiles
It was a smash success and all of the tiles were sold. I have no idea who got my tile but I got a tile of one of the artist members whom I like very much.
My tile, The Octopus and the Skull
Laura's Tile, The Bunny Skull
It was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to doing it again next year.

Zombie Homeless

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Re-Animation Mentor

I have returned to Animation Mentor. This quarter promises to be challenging and I know I will learn a lot. I hope that I can keep up and do a good job at school and at work at the same time.

August Munny

During the big 100 year sale at Blick I bought two Munny figures with the intent of making August and Gilda figures.
Here is the sketch I made on the August Munny with the little yellow pen that came in the box.
Front
Back
I had never thought about having a toy of something I have made, but now that I've made one, I would love to see some one mass produce one of my designs, that sounds like fun.
Preview for the Gilda Munny; she stills needs a lot of work. The pen that she came with was black and the sketch shows through the acrylic paint I've been using, so right now I'm in the process of sanding the ink off of her... albeit slowly. Soon she will have a different design closer to the sketch that I made for the two!Link

Zombie Steph

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Falling for You


It was my co-worker Chris's 5 year anniversary earlier this week and he asked me to make a drawing of Bunnies sky diving so I did just that.It probably should have said, "Still falling For You" in retrospect.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Unicorn Vs. Dinosaur


Laura was feeling down on a while ago and asked me to draw her a Unicorn and a Dinosaur fighting. I quickly made a sketch to brighten her day and decided to finish it up, Enjoy.

Friday, June 17, 2011

FAF: Bowie and Zazu


I am a huge fan of Orc Stain, I even bought some original art work by James Stokoe (which has yet to arrive).
My favorite characters are Bowie, the poison thrower, and her monster companion Zazu.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

FAF: Wolverine Portrait


WOLVERINE!
It has been a while since I have posted one of the these, and by all means this is a meager offering, but I am trying to get back into blogging and posting art. The best way to get back in is to just do it so here is the first of many Fan Art Fridays!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Laura Portrait 2011 02


This was one of the warm up drawings that I did for the caricature gig I did last Saturday as well as one of my early tests with a new technique I am trying.
With this I added a simple color layer and had the layer in color mode. I think I need to go crazy with the grey tones to make this work better.
I added a few more layers and played with the modes and it came out like this; it was pretty much what I wanted it when I started working on it and it's fun to play with. Looking forward to doing more with this technique.

The Fat Knight Returns


This is a picture of Laura and I as Batman and Robin from the Dark Knight Returns.
Laura recently dyed her hair blonde and her new look reminded me of the Robin from Dark Knight, so to go with my drawing of myself and my friends as Batman (circa 2006) the Fat Knight has returned.

I recently purchased a new set of pens for a characture gig I did for a high school grad night. I noticed that a lot comics already have the greys in them before colors, so I started to experiment with drawing, inking and shading my drawings with markers and then coloring them in Photoshop.

Saturday, March 26, 2011