Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Goonies: Chunk

It's be quite a while since I posted any new art. I apologize for that. I have been keeping busy at my day job making social media games for Facebook. I have also been working on a ton of freelance work not to mention spending a considerable amount of time building a castle bed for my daughter plus creating Halloween costumes for myself and all three of my kids. I do have plans to begin revamping my website and should be launching my web comic early next year. I have plenty of new art coming your way and I will be previewing the process on the inter-webs real soon, however before I get to that I thought I would do some warm up sketches featuring one of my favorite movies from my childhood: The Goonies...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

He Man Bot- Sketch

Here's another fan art robot, This time of He Man, Hopefully I'll get a chance to color these soon. I think the color will make the fact that they are robots a little more obvious.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Spider Man Bot- sketch

It's been over a month since I've posted anything new to the blog. It may seem as if I took a vacation, however I have been very busy working on a verity of projects. In addition to finishing up my comic: "Young and the Dead: No Zombies Allowed",which I should have competed by the end of this month I have been working on a new mixed media,three dimensional painting technique that I plan to share here very soon.

In the meantime I'm planing to do a series pop culture robot designs, kind of a reboot of the Pop Botz card sketches I did back in June of last year. I had fun with those, but In the end I wasn't crazy about the finished look. I'm going to shoot for something a little cuter and hopefully more humorous. Eventually The plan is to print a series of cards using my own creations and some public domain characters, but for now bear with me while I play around with some different styles using a few fan art staples.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cartoon Mash-Ups: Spider-Tron Line Art

I thought that replacing the web patterns on Spidey's costume with the glowing circuitry of the original 80's Tron costume would make for an interesting design.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cartoon Mash-Ups: Trilon- Line Art

Here's my interpretation of Triclops from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe mashed with a Cylon Centurion from the 1970s Battlestar Gallactic.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cartoon Mash-Ups: Yorko- Lineart

Yoda and Orko seemed like a natural mash-up, both are short, both have pointy ears and long robes. If you're like me and wondered what these two would look like after a little gene splicing, now you know.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cartoon Mash-Ups: Buzz America- Color Art

In the middle of drawing and coloring this Mash-up I had a chance to check out The Pixar Story on Netflex. I found it very inspiring. It's amazing how Pixar can release one fantastic vision after the next. What great characters. I'll have to do more of my own Pixar interpretations in the future.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cartoon Mash-Ups: Buzz America- Line Art

This was a fun one. I'm not sure this black and white version is all that effective, but I will have the color art up soon.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cartoon Mash-Ups: Darth Cobra- Line Art

What happens when you merge two of pop cultures all time villains?
Darth Cobra, that's what!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cartoon Mash-Ups: VIN-2D2- line art

After the success of Star Wars. It seemed everyone tried to cash in on the whole "space opera" phenomenon. As young kid who loved Star Wars and couldn't wait for the next installment to come out I welcomed all of these cash grab productions. Sure Battlestar Galactica and The Buck Rogers/Flash Gordon reboots could never really stack up to Star Wars in my opinion, but I would rather have a halfway decent sci-fi epic than none at all.

Walt Disney's answer to Star Wars was 1979's The Black Hole. This wasn't my favorite of the post Star Wars sci-fi films of the late 70's and 80's but that didn't stop me from gobbling up a fair share of Black Hole toys. One of my favorites in the Black Hole toy line was a little robot named V.I.N.Cent, which bared an obvious resemblance to R2D2. I was curious what these to somewhat similar robots would look like it they fully integrated.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cartoon Mash-Ups: Trap Fett- Line Art

For my first Cartoon mash-up I took two of my all time favorite character designs from two of my all time favorite entertainment properties: Boba Fett from the Star Wars films and Trap Jaw from the Masters of the Universe toy line. Each of these villains have such iconic looks to them, I especially love their awesome weaponry. I had a blast figuring out interesting ways to combine the two.

Cartoon Mash-Ups: Update

Ok So this sketch blog have been a little light on post as of late. I had some more concept art from The Adventures of Alex the Ape that I wanted to share but never got around to it. In the near future I have plans to do a major web overhaul in which I plan centrally locate my website , blog, portfolio as well as an online store. When that happens I would like to add a more in depth showcase of Alex the Ape art.

Anyhow, moving on... I've been making progress on my project for The Mini Comics Dump Truck. At 22 pages it has officially moved out of mini comic territory into what most would call a standard format. As of this post the name of the book is Young and the Dead: No Zombies Allowed is is somewhat of a cross between Night of the Living Dead and The Goonies or Monster Squad. So if you think you might want to see kids kicking some zombie butt, stick around, I hope to post some more preview art in the near future.

Now on to something completely different... Cartoon Mashups! What's that you say? Cartoon Mashups are a new series of fan art sketches where I take to popular cartoon characters and, well mash them up. Let me know what you think. If you have any requests I'm open to suggestion.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Adventures of Alex: Ludlow's Supersuit Concept Art

Even though The Adventures of Alex the Ape was never developed into a series, We did shoot a pilot episode. The pilot entitled "Some Like it Hot" centers around Dr. Ludow's attempts to destroy the ozone layer in order to create a demand for his heat resistant supersuits. Alex and his friends once again swing to the rescue.

The Adventures of Alex: Ludlow's Supersuit Production Still

Above is the finished supersuit prop along with the diabolical doctor himself.

The Adventures of Alex: Ludlow's Supersuit Unfinished Prop

Here we can see the basic framework for the supersuit prop taking shape. The majority of the props in the video were sculpted fro polyurethane foam which is then hard coated and painted.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Adventures of Alex the Ape: Ludlow's Time Machine

Dr. Ludlow builds a time machine in the episoide: "Time Warped"

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Adventures of Alex the Ape: Zoltar The Obliterator

Dr. Ludlow's Trash Blasting angers the alien Zoltar The Obiterator who launches a counter attack on Earth. Alex steps in to settle the conflict.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Adventures of Alex the Ape: Trash Blaster

In the episode Space Disgrace, The diabolical Dr. Ludlow attempts to blast his trash into outer space via his "Trash Blaster"

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Adventures of Alex: How to Build a Space Suit The Alex Way

Here is some concept art I did for a purposed episode called "Space Disgrace" where Alex The Ape Builds a makeshift rocket and blasts into outer space in order to stop Dr. Ludlow from blasting his garbage into space. Alex and his fiends use their ingenuity to solve problems whereas Dr. Ludlow relies on high tech gadgets and deep pockets.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Adventures of Alex the Ape: Think Tank

These three brilliant, but bottled, brains love science and inventing, but hate being used by Ludlow. He uses them to figure out how to make all his nasty schemes work.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Adventures of Alex the Ape: Lumpy

Lumpy is Dr. Ludlow's snide lab assistant who desperately wants his own lab, his own evil assistant and his own master plan. Working for Ludlow is just his day job.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Adventures of Alex the Ape: Dr. Ludlow

Dr. Ludabell L. Ludlow is the proverbial mad Scientist whose grandiose dreams for total domination of Mystic Island are constantly being thwarted by Alex and his friends. Ludlow is selfish, mean, jealous, venal, conceited, power hungry and those are his good points.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Adventures of Alex the Ape: B. Wilder Beast

known the world over as Bigfoot, B. Wilder Beast has a great sense of humor and loves to make everyone laugh, unfortunately there are times when he doesn't know when to stop. He my not be the brightest of Alex's friends, but he's friendly, fun-loving and always eager to improve himself.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Adventures of Alex the Ape: Tootsie

Tootsie is the quick-tempered, know it all parrot who is the proprietor of Alex's favorite hangout, Tootsie's Sweet Treet Shop. She is a self-professed expert on every subject known to human and creature and is sure to cause a stir whenever she opens her sleek beak.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Adventures of Alex the Ape: Nessa

Nessa is a loving and nurturing sea dragon. She comes at a gallop to do her best to brighten your day. She loves and wants to help everyone. However, she often tends to under estimate her enormous size and strength.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Adventures of Alex the Ape: Alex

Alex is a gibbon ape and the star the show. This khaki-clad hero thrives on adventure and excitement is funny, friendly, musical, imaginative and always ready for action!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Adventures of Alex the Ape

February was a was pretty sparse as far as posts go. I did manage to upload some character designs for the project I'm working on for the Mini Comics Dump Truck. I'm making progress on that comic and hope to post some of those pages soon, however right now everything is in a rough blueline pencil stage and I want to wait until it's a little more fleshed out before showing it here on the blog.

So while I'm working away on my mini comic I thought I would dig into the archives and post some concept designs I created for a children's program that I was involved in back in the days.

The Adventures of Alex was conceived as an environmentally themed children's program set on a tropical island where our heroes, Alex the gibbon ape and his friends strive to protect each other and the world they inhabit, from the diabolical mad scientist Dr. Ludlow. We shot a pilot for the series that was eventually optioned by a reputable entertainment company, unfortunately the program didn't really evolve much beyond that stage. I still believe there is something to be mined here, maybe as a web comic or even an animated short. Who knows maybe we'll see more from Alex the Ape in the future.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mini Comic Project- Sam

I am developing a new mini comic as part of my entry for the Mini Comics Dump Truck. Mini Comics Dump Truck is a mini comics club where members develop their own mini comics then trade them at the end of a six month period. MCDT is being spearheaded by Kevin Cross, co-host of the Art & Story Podcast. You can find more info on the podcast and the Dump Truck here...

So far my comic is untitled But is somewhat of a cross between The Goonies or Monster Squad and Night of the Living Dead. Here are a few of my character designs.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Miscrits: Original Concept

This is the first conceptual drawing I ever did for Miscrits. The game ended up going in an altogether different direction, but I still think there might be something to be mined here.