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traditional animatior. Also character designer and storyboard artist.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Finish It

Practicing effects. 
Sound track listening to: the fountain. 
Good movie, good sound track too. Love doesn't exist like in that movie though, no matter what people tell you.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


         Just the sketch for now. Working on something everyday, so I'll usually have something to post and gradually finished. Listening to... Break of Reality they're really good music to listen to when working on art. Just been  not stop work; so.. finished stuff soon. I promise, I'm not going to be one of those people who doesn't keep their word. Hate those people like that. Promising stuff they can't or are to weak to hold up. What are promises for? Isn't that just why you tell people, "I can't promise you...ect."

Friday, September 20, 2013


Brainstormed an alternative to an existing superhero. I'm gonna have another go at these colors once I haven't been up for so long. Darker "reds" but for now here's the rough of it.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Arrival and the Reunion

A pic I drew awhile ago but was waiting to ink. Literally since I posted my last pic, so painter tool sai is really fast among other things. Sadly that means I have to start drawing my other art work (dumber by the day)  much better or learn to start drawing it in sai. Good alternative for illustrators working in Photoshop, gets rid of a bunch of stuff you don't need and lower draw on your ram. Although I don't don't know whether to credit sai or Fireball crimson whiskey with the work speed I had tonight...

New program, old art

Been trying to get a hold of this program my friend (or fiend) recommended. Much faster and cleaner. So I should be able to get these "Dumber by the day" comics out. I'm going to see if i can get some of my orc pics up tonight as well.

Friday, July 12, 2013

My ladies

the two ladies from Feral.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Eyelash in my gin

      There's a reason I don't drink gin, I tend to realize after the fact something I really wish I had taken the time to look at before. Something that if I had been more observant, I would have noticed and led me to make some different decisions, inevitably arriving in a different situation than I wish to find my present self... presently. Story of my life... and story of anyone else who's taken some time to retrospectively critique themselves. Seeing this eyelash at the bottom of my now almost empty glass of gin I begin my realization; seldom do I hold my glass to the light to completely view it's contents: ice hastily fetched by an inebriated artist, poorly rinsed glass, club soda... the choice to even consume gin which I particularly hate. Slowly marching down an undesired path in that can only end in an undesirable conclusion. Then the surprise that the finale is inevitable disappointment; the actual definition of insanity. However the insanity resides only in the mind of the one that has fooled themselves in to believing the fictitious faith they place in an outcome only feasible through a path they chose not to voyage. Song for tonight:Voyage, soft&skin

Monday, June 24, 2013

Remember Me

Some fan art of Nilin from the Capcom game 'Remember Me'. I used actress Jurnee Smollett as a reference to give her a different more ethnic look. So now she has curly hair and a flatter nose. I feel like it gives the character a bit more definition because female characters tend to just be pretty rather than have depth to their appearance. That said I forgot the scar over her lip... I'll add that later. I don't know if this is coincidence but both 'Gravity Rush' and 'Remember Me' feature tan/black female characters and have some heavy relation to France. I know Gravity Rush was influenced by French art but I don't know about the latter.  

Apple & Cinnamon

Cinnamon: brutally honest, smart, fair, determined and ruthless. The leader of the protagonist from Project: Arrow

I really don't know where the title of this post came from.

Day in the life of the VideoGame Pawnshop

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Mind Forest

An exercise I like to do is to try to trace the origin of a conversation I have with someone and figure out how it began. Occasionally someone actually asks a question, but usually one conversation is 'nested' (too much flash) within the context of something completely different being discussed or happening. I started applying this exercise to actual people, ideals and general perceptions I have. A lot of what we think about any of this is derived from what other people think about these same things. We allow others perception of life and the things in it to 'weigh in' on our own judgments. These things are relative to us, especially with people we should not allow another persons questioning, or lack of knowledge of the important things in our life to completely change what we already know, what we want or need. Maybe take another look at things but don't forget where they have a place in our lives. Except karaoke. There is no place in the future of human kind for that. Or dub step. That should go back to the Transformers sound board that it fell off of.

So this is an art blog.... Here's a concept of an alien. Based much more on reptiles than... aliens I suppose. No mouth per say because the purple tongue like object would shake to make different pitched noises to communicate as well as receive sound. The 'eyes' are light sensitive but don't rotate or move like am eyeball. The neck is thicker allowing it to turn further than a person. More like a owl or lizard.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Definition of "bitter"

Adjusting these characters to an art style that's more Flash friendly. Redesign is in order, too many tentacle like things to be static or to continuously be drawing over and over. Pppff... I suppose I'll do a motion test before any commitments are made. The boy design, inspired by Afro-Futurism could probably be slightly more complex. The girl, supposed to look like a cross between an alien and an aquatic creature.

bit·ter  (btr)
adj. bit·ter·erbit·ter·est
1. Having or being a taste that is sharp, acrid, and unpleasant.
2. Causing a sharply unpleasant, painful, or stinging sensation; harsh: enveloped in bitter cold; a bitter wind.
3. Difficult or distasteful to accept, admit, or bear: the bitter truth; bitter sorrow.
4. Proceeding from or exhibiting strong animosity: a bitter struggle; bitter foes.
5. Resulting from or expressive of severe grief, anguish, or disappointment: cried bitter tears.
6. Marked by resentment or cynicism: "He was already a bitter elderly man with a gray face" (John Dos Passos).

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Do. Or do not. There is no try.

More arrow characters... had people reviewing my script but... This will come out one way or another. If it sucks... at least it's done. I'm beginning to see relying on people to do what they say, just isn't realistic. They even get mad when you mention they didn't do what they said. I used to work the equipment cage and our boss told us this incident where this woman screamed "I can't be held responsible for what I said." True story. Long story but I thought that was so hilarious. I'm going to erase "try" from my life. Heard it a lot. Almost always ends up a not. So lest I die (yeah I used that word and is always a possibility) I'm living by the yoda quote. However another quote I really loved was, "Who's the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?" Rammstein to keep me up all night:

                                                                     Love is a wild beast, 
                                                                                   it smells you and seeks you out. 
It nests in broken hearts, 
hunts after kisses and candlelight
Suckles itself fat on your lips, 
digs a path through your ribs. 
Let it fall like snow. 
First hot, then cold; in the end only pain. 

Love, love 
It will always restrain. 
Love, love in the end 
Prisoner in your restraints. 

Love is a wild beast, 
it bites and scratches and kicks after me. 
Holds me in its thousand arms, 
Drags me into its love-nest. 
Holds me by my skin and hair. 
And chokes me through days and years. 
Let it fall like snow. 
First hot, then cold; in the end only pain. 

Love, love, 
It will always restrain, 
Love, love in the end 
Prisoner in your restraints. 

Love is a wild beast 
In it's fall you run to it 
It stares at you 
You're bewitched from its gaze. 

Please, please, give me poison (4x) 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I am the Host

"Parasitism is a non-mutual relationship between organisms of different species where one organism, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host."

"Unlike predators, parasites are generally much smaller than their host; both are special cases of consumer-resource interactions."

"Parasites reduce host biological fitness by general or specialized pathology, such as parasitic castration and impairment of secondary sex characteristics, to the modification of host behavior. Parasites increase their fitness by exploiting hosts for resources necessary for their survival, e.g. food, water, heat, habit
at, and transmission."

Character designs for "Submersible" my animated project. Honestly I don't feel like working on any of my own projects anymore... I wish I had something clever or enlightened to share. Not anymore, I am the Host and i have nothing left to take.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

 Staying busy with my own projects and trying to get used to the pencil animation program... Not particularly a fun program to use. Gimp isn't so bad though. Depending on how well I can learn it, a lot of these concepts will be getting animated. Right now working on "Submersible" storyboards and if things go smoothly I'll post some pics for it. It's really won't work as a comic strip. If i can scale down the detail on this elf maybe... eh

Saturday, April 13, 2013


      Reading through some of my old journals and sketchbooks. Looks like the younger me was brash, wild but wiser when it came to judging peoples character. Old sketches are terrible but impart their own wisdom as well. Well I like to believe the sketches had wisdom and the writings were just pysco-babble. An excerpt of an old writing:

       Love...not as much an illogical emotion as much as it is a imaginary concept attached to an overwhelming desire. Inevitably only ending in not only pain but dragging us through every other actual emotion  belonging to both the positive and negative sides; Passion, hate, jealousy, sympathy, anger each of which inhibit ones better judgment in every conceivable way. We do and allow people to do to us things we'd never tolerate, or would imagine ourselves ever doing. I believe it is the furthest point in which we can allow a person to invade our minds and while our perception is destroyed and warped so does our theory of what love is. Stockholm syndrome, abusive relationships, cheating, becoming a slave, or even supporting people who would never support you.-

    I'm going to stop there. Not for lack of content, but if you thought I ramble now you should have seen the old me. Or at least stayed up all hearing the thoughts. Or not. I have a picture I call purple muck. Not as much of a drawing anymore... Maybe when I spend less time reading depressing stuff I'll come back and finish it.   

Friday, April 12, 2013

What else to lose?

I really used to be concerned about people stealing creative ideas but now at this particular point in my life I really don't care. Better someone get inspired from one almost good ides rather than a million ideas dying with me. So this is a character concept from my Arrow comic named Alisha. I was to either to lazy to draw a shirt or she was just too cool for one. Your choice. And despite that last picture half (or completely) naked women are not my only concern. Whe... No not going to clarify that. 
On the thought of restriction... 
    Why is "restraint" such a relative thing? If exercised on emotions, consumption, thoughts it is a sign of maturity and cleverness. However this same "restraint" can be seen by others as weakness, opportunity or spinelessness(that is a lot of "s"). This fine line is where we determine if others are judged as reckless, calm, impatient, testy, timid and repressed. I find this interesting because everyone has a threshold of what they can take before pushed past their line where they no long restrain themselves. Not only for themselves but how far they will allow specific people in their own lives push and bend that line. For something that can be the difference ordinary and complete insanity it is a very flexible thing. 
   Or is it? More rigid people may 'snap' more often, but would that keep people from invading deep in to their social comfort zone? That would allow flexible people to be pushed closer to the limits of their own social limitations. This is all a ranting theory however but the thought made me think about how relative our tolerance of each other and our relationships really are.          

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I had this pic but, what had happened was..

                  Well i finally got this picture up loaded... it's about gd time, had to switch browsers cause fire fox wants to be... nevermind. (red is apparently me mad) 

              I don't even remember what i was going to write about this pic... It was a concept i drew a while ago when I was in college for a story I think I was calling "out of the ordinary". However I could be wrong, my roommate Josh Medcalf loved the concept and I gave it to him so that might have been what he was calling it... Anyway Josh and wrote a short story that was way more interesting that the juice-box drug induced nightmare i had thought up. Now here's the part where I'd say this is the pic that started it all... Except it wasn't. I mean who hasn't seen a half naked chick on a cloud before? I think that's been over done- wait.. nevermind.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thought for the day- maybe the week, If you could do anything with your life, what would you do? Thought of that? Now if you had never learned what that desire was could you be happy with out /doing/becoming it? (that last question is the actual question I'm asking.) Usually this desire helps define who you are (helping people, determination ect.) so what's keeping you from becoming it now? Granted you don't want to grow up to be something like.. a house or something you are disqualified from being just being born. 
        Anyway dusted off an old sketch and inked in... Then got really lazy on the background -_-
        Change of plans, for some reason I cannot upload pics (been trying to last week) so while I figure that part out...


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Can't be all badguys

I think the bad guys get a bad rap... I mean the bad guys were their whole race is "just evil" side. Maybe Orcs originally inhabited middle earth, maybe those villagers set up shop on the bandits sacred burial ground; maybe the lizard men fight for the right to get some sun. Maybe that damn village was just in the way. Whatever the reason, is genocide really the answer?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Another late night with spellcheck

Late night working on some freelance work a children's book(will post links when I'm done). Did this concept as a warm up. Finally getting familiar with gimp as i was with Photoshop... I'm mad that the spell check just made me capitalize "photoshop". Originally I was really mad when I did this sketch but by the time I brought this in to gimp and finished it... no i was still moody -_- Well any way this is the picture I think was hidden in madness of all that scribble. How is part of a word spelled wrong spell check? it's either wrong or- nevermind. -_- ... WHAT?! "nevermind" isn't a word?! >:( Rubbish. Any how the pic doesn't look so mad.