Monday, March 30, 2009

Paintings... Van Gogh

Paintings... some time ago, I did a project which required a combination of a known painting style and like minded subjects with a twist. The artist I choose was Vincent Van Gogh. The idea I had was to combine Van Gogh, his style, Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" and the artist Frida Kahlo with a movie poster. I decided to go with the movie poster of Boomerang. See the movie image for reference. In "no way do I own the movie" Boomerang or claim anything about it, other than it being a great movie. Enjoy.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Anime sketches...

Hello again everyone... here is a little something from one of my sketch books. The little old guy is Giuseppi Mayart, an interesting little character from the anime Wicked City. He starts off innocently enough, only to show he is much more than his protectors think he is.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Teachers... you never know how important teachers are until till you get older. I don't think you ever lose the feeling of needing a mentor. Anyway, different individuals mean different things to everyone. I created this portrait of one my mentors many years ago. This artwork was made primarily with markers. Anyway, I still like it and I think it still stands up very well. Enjoy.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Ninja Blade comic...

Ninja Blade... this is a character that I created back in late 1988 - early 1989. At the time, I was a huge comic book collector and novice martial arts buff. My early influences for this character came from: Batman (the comic book version), Gi joe's characters Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow (the comic book version), martial arts movies and of course anime.
Over the years, this character has evolved from a typical masked vigilante/ revenge character to a hero character. The reader will journey along to see the personal growth that Ninja Blade takes as he struggles along in finding his place in the world.
I will be showcasing Ninja Blade's early rise to his present day form. Stay tuned as I paste up his earlier progression and the new web comic. Good stuff coming soon.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Charcoal work...

It's now March... got to stay motivated. Here is a charcoal pencil work I did some time ago. I still think it's pretty good. My inspiration for this was a scene from a life drawing class and Brandon Lee's movie "Rapid Fire." I hope to have some new stuff very soon.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Contests and things...

Back in early September, I was informed of a "Culinary" art contest sponsored by the "Florida Tomato Culinary Art Tour." This was an event to further Florida's image of not only being known for it's oranges, but equally for their field-grown tomatoes. I was not placed amongst the 16 finalists... but I still enjoyed participating.
About a year ago, Udon came out with a Street Fighter Tribute book. A few months ago I found out through a friend, that they are doing a tribute book this year for DarkStalkers.
This book is slated to be released in the fall. I will post my art submissions regardless if it's inducted into the book or not. The images of my work for this contest will be viewable "ONLY AFTER THE BOOK'S RELEASE." This is something that the contest officials have requested. After all... we wouldn't want to spoil any surprises. Stay tuned for further detail in the upcoming months.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A few more sketches...

Ok... I'm going to try and be consistent here... the two similar horizontal sketches are based off of "Street Fighter 2: The Animated Movie." The third sketch is from a while back, but I still like it. Its of Brandon Lee as "The Crow."