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.