Ironically this is one of the more popular images on my site. Looking back I'm not sure why. It must be the subject rather the really crappy drawing. Before submitting this image to mypsptubes, I wanted to redraw it. Still not a home run, but not as horrible as the original. I'm going to be doing a few variations as well.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
These are some design concepts for the new Mighty Mouse maquette. I decided to go with this particular pose (final seen at bottom of post) partially in tribute to Andy Kaufman's brilliant routine. I also just the other poses were a bit boring. The pose was tweaked a bit for the final. I wanted a different style of base for this statue to separate it from the first, however, I still wanted the art deco feel. Almost as if it could be sculpted out of marble.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
This is the companion piece for the Freddy image from a while back. This was done in 2006 in an effort to pitch "Tooned Up" maquettes to New Line. The color version was a bit rushed. I started playing around a bit more later, when sketching out at coffee shops. I like the B & W piece better.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
One of my good buddies from back home texted me (what a pretentious phrase) and informed me that one of our favorite restaurants of all time was burning. Yogi Bear Honey Fried Chicken was once a chain, but now the only remaining location is in my home town of Mayberry, that is Hartsville, SC. It is by far the best "chain" fried chicken you will ever put your lips around. KFC, hah, you have nothing on the king of Jellystone! I'm on my knees praying to the lord Jesus Christ that they repair and re-open. The place is packed constantly so they should! It would be a good time to update the place. I'll lend any free design tips they need. Keep your fingers crossed! BTW, if you are a Hanna Barbera fan and like to travel, you owe it to yourself to visit this nostalgic site! Get the Jellystone feast and an order of gizzards! You will be in heaven! Go Yogi!
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Unfortunately I didn't book a table to sell my new sketch book. To be honest, I didn't think I would have them in time and I'm only going to attend the con for Preview night and part of Thursday. However the book will be available via these great dealers:
Alberto Ruiz's BrandStudio Press - Booth H3
Bud Plant Books - Booth 1500-1501
Stuart NG Books- Booth 5113
If you want your book signed, please track me down. I'll probably be at the Sideshow Booth looking totally useless.
Friday, June 29, 2007
This piece was done as a pitch for "Tooned Up" versions of New Line's horror characters. I figured my products are distributed by Sideshow right? Sideshow's produced a lot or product with these characters so it seems like natural fit right? I got absolutely nowhere with the idea! Someone else will eventually do it, and this is just proof that it was my idea first. You are correct, I am pouting.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
If you are like I am, you never look at your own work with too kind of an eye. i used to kind of like the original piece (on the bottom), but now every time I see it , I realize just how bad of a drawing it is. I was just learning Photoshop, but that's no excuse for the bad drawing. I decided to revisit it recently after 10 odd years to see what I could learn from it. It's by no means a big success, but I like it better. The chunky chick is a bit more dimensional and her skull doesn't look so wacky.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
...did I think I'd ever "blog". First of all, I never thought I'd have enough semi interesting things to say on a regular basis. I still don't which is why I'm basically going to be using this as an online sketchbook. My first official post is to plug a book that I've been putting together for a couple of months now. It's called ironically enough, "Tiki, T-Dog & Whatnot", the same name as my brand new blog! It will be published by the super talented Alberto Ruiz through his Brand Studio company. Hopefully the artwork will hold up to the presentation as it will be a nice hardback with over 40 pages of full color. Over 200 drawings, sketchs, concepts and a few pieces that may qualify as actual illustrations, but the focus is on the rough stuff. This is the "almost" final cover. Let me know what you think. BTW, please use your real name when posting comments and promise I will do the same in return.