Friday, September 9, 2011

You too can be a Superman!


A dark and vile thing has been done. A villain has preyed upon an innocent and that person needs our help. What would Superman do? I don't think I've ever used this blog to showcase anything but my art but as a fellow Superman fan and also a person who has gone through a similar experience I feel that an exception should be made. For those of you who haven't heard the story of Mike Meyer click on the link below to read all about it:


Are you back? Ok, good well after reading this I read this:


And though I'm a decent artist, I want to go a step further and send Mike something that will hopefully ease his pain and decrease the size of that massive hole in his life that he must be feeling right now. Because I know how he feels and if he's anything like me, right now he's inconsolable. How do I know how he's feeling you ask? 11 years ago I moved across the country from New Jersey to California and I had to find a way to get all my possessions from one place to another. My car would never make it from Jersey to Cali so I had to fly and ship all my stuff via the post office. Among my possessions were the 8 boxes that consisted of my comic book collection (mostly Superman comics) I was 19 and dirt poor and couldnt afford to insure them, so I wrapped them up tight, cocooned them in plastic wrap and packing tape and sent them into the world with hopes that they would return to me unscathed. Well, that didnt happen. When both they and I reached our destination, one of us was intact, the other, not so much. I knew immediately that something was wrong. I had packed my comics in clear packing tape, they arrived in California packed up in brown packing tape. I cut them out of the tape and the wrap was gone as well. When I opened my boxes I was horrified. Someone had torn through my comics with abandon and disrespect(literally, there were pieces of my comics strewn about inside the boxes) taken all of my signed copies and my most valuable comics and left the rest that they deemed unworthy enough to steal just thrown in the box on top of each other.

I've spent the last eleven years trying to replace what was taken from me and I'm sad to say that I still haven't succeeded. Though my collection has bounced back and diversified (at one time, my collection was 90% Superman comics) I still haven't been able to find some of the more rare issues that were stolen from me. But over the years, I have accidentally bought duplicates. So yesterday, after I went home, went through my collection and pulled all of my duplicate copies out. There weren't many, around 30, but I decided to mail these to Mike Meyer in hopes that it would at least begin to make him feel a little better. Because, really, wouldnt' Superman do the same?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Riding the Wind

This is a project that I worked on from the ground up. I researched it, wrote it, designed all the characters and backgrounds, storyboarded it, created all the assets with the exception of the score (the ones you see in this video at least) and put it all together with some help from a coder for the more complicated game functions.

video

Orange Crate #1 Art Deco California Pride

Orange Crate #2 starring Clark Gable

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Freight Train Album Art

Freight Train Album art. Digital painting using Photoshop CS5

Monday, September 20, 2010

Misc Animal sketches

Misc People Sketches

Environment Studies and Sketches 2













Just a few more environment sketches. These were for an underwater turtle migration simulator.

Environment Studies and Sketches 1














Just a few environment sketches done for multiple projects.

More Speed Paintings










Another round of some old speed paintings. Again done from concept to finish in one hour using Photoshop CS.

Speed Paintings


A couple of old speed paintings done from concept to finish in one hour using photoshop CS.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Greenhouse Game Icons/Game pieces


This is a set of game tokens/pieces for a middle school science activity focusing on the greenhouse effect. Designed on paper with pencil then scanned and completed using Adobe Illustrator.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mega-Gideon


Did this piece for a DeviantArt Scott Pilgrim design an evil ex contest. I'm mostly happy with it, but in all honesty I'll probably come back and revisit it to tweak a few things and maybe add some color.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Icons for a new generation


Uploaded these to iStock to see if I could market them to those who needed them but I was rejected with a message that said that they had more than enough of this "type" of icon. So now it gets shifted to my blog to be seen by whomever wants to look at it. These were created using Photoshop and Illustrator.