Monday, May 21, 2012

Coming Soon

I'm at work on some very cool stuff at the moment (new sculpts & drawings/paintings) for my portfolio. I'll post when it is completed. Thanks for checking my blog.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Sketches








Done for the Carlos Huante, 'Breaking Anatomy' workshop last March 2011 with AnatomyTools.com We had to translate a 2D sketch into a sculpture. It was the toughest challenge yet... Still much to learn!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Influence Map

Here is my Influence Map of most of the people who have been an influence in my art and continue to be my inspiration. Mostly Old school, some new school. There it is.

Marshall Vandruff would refer these to be 'Touchtones'. If I were to pick just the 'Old Masters' (from this list), they would just be:
*Michelangelo
*N.C. Wyeth
*Mead Schaeffer
*John Singer Sargent
*J.C. Leyendecker
*Norman Rockwell
*Stanislav Szukalski

These are my artistic inspirations besides the obvious ones like Life experiences, Nature, Animals, Humans, Music, Dance, Culture, Science, Wonders of the World, etc...

*oh yeah, can't forget about Craig Mullins, one of the pioneers of digital art. AND... Ron Cobb, Syd Mead, Moebius, Ralph McQuarrie, Kazuo Oga, Wendling, & Barbucci+Canepa.

Here's the original template(from Deviantart) that you can use to make your own:
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sketchbook dump






Some sketches from my sketchbook, new and old. & compilation of concept ships.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mike Mattesi ->>Force->> Workshop Notes!




IceSkating on the page- where we all had to close our eyes and visualize, skating on the ice. Then skating(traveling in the rhythm) through the models body as we 'sculpt' the Force on to the page. To help us get loose and fluid with our drawings. Then we would use another technique, just like Blind contour drawing, but it would be Blind Force-where we would look at the Force of her body and NOT the accurate outline of her body curves. By drawing on to the page without looking at the page itself --STAYING WITH THE MODEL AT ALL TIMES.
The black lines are Mike's corrections on my drawing, to make them 'work' more.
Thanks Mike for an amazing workshop and Fabian for planning it!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

gnomon workshop Live!-7 notes 0608

















http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/weekend_workshop7.html

No light-up pen for this one. Done mostly in the dark and the reflected light from the projector.
What an Incredible experience! For reference for myself as well as others.

gnomon workshop Live!-2 notes 0206







http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/weekend_workshop2.html

Here are some notes from the Gnomon Workshop Live! 2 in L.A. back in Feb 2006. I figure, these notes that I have in all in my sketchbooks (with some valuable info that can be applied to my work), should be open to the 'light' instead of in the 'shadows' ;P As well as a reference for myself as well as others.
These were done in the dark AND I used the Gnomon Light-Up Pen!

Friday, June 02, 2006