Saturday, December 18, 2010

Character Design Finals!

geniepalace_final copy



So yea, this is what I did for for the rest of my character design class. The piece at the top was our second to last assignment, we had to draw an environment, so I drew the scene from Aladdin where the stolen Djinn creates a palace for the sorcerer. The second two pieces were my final project. We had to create new characters for our imaginary Arabian Nights movie and present them in any way we chose, so I decided to illustrate to scenes from the Sinbad portion of our movie. I created a Sea Queen who lusts for Sinbad and seduces him while in human form (which explains his success as a pirate). The Sea KING, however, is rightfully displeased upon discovering this and attemps to take his revenge on the pirate.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Snow Queen


My Depiction of the Snow Queen. Graphite, Acrylic and Photoshop.

The Long Arms of the Mossad


This is an editorial illustration I did about the mossad, Israel's secret service. You can read the article here . Charcoal and Photoshop.



This is my redesign of the Sorcerer from Aladdin for character design.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010



This is my first finished character design for advanced character design class. He's one of the 40 thieves from Alibaba and the 40 thieves. Our class was split up into groups depending on weather we wanted out concept art to be more about animation, video games, or live action film. My group is live action so we are doing character designs for an imaginary film adaptation of 1001 arabian nights.

*Update: I changed the head and the knife from before.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Journey


ice rink

These are environments for my studio Remix: The Snow Queen class. The class is taught by illustrator Marcos Chin and director David Drake, and we are going to create our own interpretation of the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale. The first half of the semester we are doing concept art for the production and the second half we are creating the actual production. For our first assignment I had to illustrate Baltimore city in the snow and an ice rink. I think I learned alot about the way I think about composition from these, and it was a fun and rewarding exercise to create spaces from my head.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Slay the Beast!

This is one of my personal projects from the summer. It was for a James and the Giant Peach contest on.......deviantart. The contest was to draw where you escape to when you daydream. Obviously, I am a Power Ranger when I daydream, so this was what I drew.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010



Testing out my sweet new scanner. This is one of the crayon doordecks I made for my awesome community at precollege. Emilio, Robert, Scott, and Tomas are pretty cool guys, they work really hard and doesnt afraid of anything. I miss em already.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Batwoman Birthday Blast!


This piece was a birthday present for my best friend. I put many hours into this piece.....and dealt with the Satanic scanning prices of Kinko's. My initial goal was to try and do an Adam Hughes type of piece, I dont know if I was successful or not in that, but overall though it was great learning experience, and I'm happy with the way it looks.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Illustration friday: Caged

Hey everyone, precollege was awesome and I really enjoyed being a TARC. I really think it has changed me as an artist for the better.

I did a little tweaking to the template. Hope you don't mind.

This little piece is my first foray into the illustration Friday thing, so I tried something a tad different. The assignment was to illustrate the word "caged", so I tried to create a piece that really showed the emotion behind once freed creatures who are locked up and put on display. My only regret is that my lack of a scanner kept me from doing this piece traditionally.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

T-Rex and Angel

Hilariously enough, these are both observational drawings. The angel is a statue in the national portrait gallery, and the trex scene is from a small scale Jurassic period set in the museum of natural hitory (the colors were added to the original ink drawing later and from my head).They are both 2 page spreads in my 11x14 sketchbook.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Charm City Rollerz!

So my job at precollege is going really well. It's super fun. Part of the job is being a teaching assistant for an illustration class. It's super cool and the students are awesome. They're last assignment was to draw an image to accompany an article about the charm city roller girls, so I decided to do it too.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Je Veux Ton Amour Et Je Veux Ton Revenge

So seriously been listening to bad romance atleast ten times a day since summer break started....but I guess it did get me out of the art rut I've been in. I just whipped this up yesterday in photoshop. Trying to work out this stiffness issue that keeps being addressed in my crits.

Starting next week I'm going to be a teaching assistant/ resident coordinator (TARC) for MICA's precollege program. I'm really excited about the opportunity to help high school art students with their transition into college.

Monday, May 10, 2010


These landscapes each embody a different word.




Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Comic Final

This is a comic I had to do for a final in narrative illustration. It was done in 3 weeks. I know I could create something better given more time, especially on the writing end of things, but I did think this exercise was a good learning experience as far as pacing and composition goes.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

All the Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)

So for my most recent narrative assignment I was asked to illustrate album art for a song of my choice. I was subsequently challenged to draw a sexy lady by a classmate, due to the fact that it's not my subject matter of choice.

Spring Break caused these to become the most labor intensive pieces I've done for an illustration class to date. Time to sleep.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Here is my favorite of 3 images I had to do for narrative illustration class about a story I created called The Astounding Narwal-Man.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Martin Strehl!

Martin Strehl is the man who swam the Amazon, making him the furthest swimming human to date.

"On his swims his swims he drinks two bottles of wine, made from his own grapes, every day and even more when he's on dry land."

"Strehl is a star in his native Slovenia. Women of a certain age blush and giggle at the mention of his name."
"Hanging out with Strehl, I could quickly feel in my bloated belly exactly how he puts that lost river weight back on.

We ate and ate and ate-and we drank and drank and drank"

These quotes are from an article in Outside magazine, called Glorious Bastard. It was written by W. Hodding Carter.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Well That's Unexpected?!

Hey guys sorry for not updating in a while. Snowpocalypse..... Well anyway here's my favorite piece from illustration II so far. We had to do a few illustrations of the theme "well that's unexpected". What is more unexpected then tiny Godzilla's being chased by a giant japanese businessman. I know what your thinking. Sinestro betraying the green lantern corps.....I did that one too, but I think that one is not as funny to the many non comic reading associates I have.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Life drawing

So here are my two favorite drawings from the previous semester. They're both pastel pieces from life drawing. I'm currently trying to think of ways to translate the sense of light i gained from these into my ink work.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Back to Life Back to reality

So school has started officially this week. It's going well so far. My classes seem awesome. I have felt a little stiff with my work though. I saw that some of my friends we're doing grey scale sketches in photoshop for their class with my life drawing teacher from last semester, Tony Shore. I decided to try and do him proud and attempt to capture my likeness in 2 hours. I don't think It's quite up to the standards he held me by, however, it's the right direction I think.