Friday, December 26, 2014

Cloud Herd--Music By: Moebocop

I have decided to start putting my old tracks to my work once they are done. So some of these beats are seeing the light of day for the first time in like 10 years. Good to know that they are being put to use somewhere*. I hope that everyone had an amazing holiday!!!!!!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Just completed! I hope you guys like!

I listened to a lot of this track while doing this one. I hope you guys like!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Afro Samurai 1 (Fan Art)

I don't do a lot of fan art. As a matter of fact I don't do any at all. However I recently have been obsessed with Afro Samurai (parts 1 and 2). So I decided to get this out of my system and put this here. I approached these a little differently in the sense that I went back to painting on top of values again (even after I swore that I wouldn't). This is why these look a little different than my normal pieces. I am happy with these even though the color is off. In the long run I think that I can address that by painting on top of the color layers with straight painting and through using adjustment layers.
Anyway, more practice to come. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Megaman and friends!

Megaman and his friends (I love painting this guy!)

While you enjoy this, here is a little Funkdoobiest for you (one of my favorite tracks!)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Street Fighter II -- Zangief

Street Fighter II portrait. Zangief!

Here is a little Sasha for you to listen to while you admire Zangief!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Painting Tests and Masks

I have been spending a lot of time, just practicing, and doing to the Magic Box courses, which has been really great. For the first time ever I FINALLY understand masks. I could never figure them out before, and never bothered to use them. Now that I understand, it's like a whole new world has opened up.
Below are some pieces that I have done really quickly while trying to understand how masks work. 
More to come soon..

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Jack of Hearts

Jack of Hearts piece completed!

I have started using "Pinterest" for all of my reference work and such. That can be found here if you want to get a sneak peek into the behind the scenes:


Here is some Netsky to listen to while you enjoy looking at this one:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Last of the Thumbnails

Last summer I took about 8 months off and just did art non-stop. I am also at the end of the thumbnail lesson in art camp, so I am posting the last of that work here. Then I will move onwards to actually finishing work. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Thumbnail Explosion!!!!

Here are the latest thumbnails that I have pulled from my sketch book over the past month.
Rather than have them waste away in my note pad, I figured I would at least post them here for show.
I want to make paintings from all of them, but at least I can share the thumbnails. I might go back and paint a few of my favorites and post them later on.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Latest Thumbnails!

I am realizing now that blog posts are not just ways to post work, but also ways to make notes to myself when I want to go back and look up how I did something.
These are a series of thumbnails that I have been doing for Noah Bradley's class (i'm in week 6 of 12).
I found that since I am sketching and sketching and sketching, why not just use those as subjects for thumbnails rather than trying to come up with new thumbnail ideas each time, just paint the thumbnails of sketches that I have already completed.
So I basically have scanned a bunch of thumbnails from my notepad, then I do the following:
-bring the sketch into Photoshop (the scan)
-convert the layer to multiply
-block in color blocks "under" the multiply layer
-then paint on top
note: use a multiply layer to deepen shadows...but don't* use an overlay layer because it washes out the color.

That's it! Now I can use this as a reference for later on down the road. (Thumbnails posted below--note that the last two rows are effed up because I converted the layer to grey scale by mistake.):