Thursday, December 29, 2011

Voodoo Child!

Early this year I got the crazy idea to try and orchestrate an exhibit featuring new and original works of art based on the Disney Villains franchise. It was a pretty exhausting experience but one that proved worthwhile in the end. In all, we had works from 19 different artists and a total of 23 unique submissions, all of which were displayed prominently in a gallery created specifically for this event.

Along with curating the show I also contributed a piece. I chose Dr. Facilier from "The Princess and the Frog." I really loved everything about this character from his streamlined physical design all the way down to his serpent-like movements. I also thought the voice-casting of Keith David was brilliant.

This piece was done on black Strathmore paper, 18x24 with oil pastels, colored pencil and correction fluid.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

iPad meets agentP

A sketch of everyone's favorite platypus.

Friday, October 14, 2011

iPad sketch, 10/12: Rick

Here are some notes from my last meeting.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

iPad Sketch: Art Studio app

Trying out a new sketch app for the iPad. It's called Art Studio and it's been out for awhile now but I'm just now getting around to it. MUCH different than Sketchbook Pro but I haven't used it enough yet to declare a winner. Stay tuned...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

iPad: The Sleeping Series- "Process"

A co-worker asked about my process. I think he assumed that I was able to complete these "Sleeper Series" sketches in one sitting. That is not, however, the case (although I wish it was!). There are a lot of factors that play into me NOT being able to do so but, regardless, I generally have just enough time to lay down the sketch and most of the base colors. It's not until later on (usually the same day) that I go back and add some of the light, texture and other color details to complete the drawing.

Got it? Great! Now go to sleep.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

iPad: The Sleeping Series

When people sleep, they don't move. When they don't move, I can draw them. Sweet dreams, weary travelers.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Self-Portrait...sort of.

A fun exercise in self-deprecation. Digital: iPad.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

More iPad Sketches!!

So I've incorporated these morning sketches into my commute. A bit tough to do it on the bus, but occasionally I come up with something remotely presentable. The gentleman in the glasses (at the bottom) is Mark Steinberg, Lead Writer for "Jake and the Neverland Pirates," a very charming fellow.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sketching on the iPad.

I am now a proud owner of the iPad 2 thanks to the wonderful folks at Disney (Thanks John and Marie!). I'm still getting used to the drawing apps but so far I'm having a lot of fun with it. Here are a few examples of some early sketches. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

My First Book!

So it's been awhile since I've posted and now you know why. For the past year and a half I've been hard at work illustrating my first two books. This was a big step for me in my career as an artist for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, it's always been a dream of mine to be a published illustrator. Second, I'm literally surrounded at work by guys that have been published dozens of times, so for me this was a first step towards following their lead. And lastly this was an opportunity for me to work with my friend, Kristen, who is co-author of the book. She kindly recommended me to her publisher and I was honored to be a part of it. This was her first book as well!

The book is for educational purposes so it's technically not a Children's Book. The subject matter is geared towards teaching kids with special needs the importance of "listening with their whole body," hence the title of the book. Since the book is geared towards such a specific niche market, you won't find it at Barnes and Noble. But you can purchase it online at the publisher's website as well as Amazon.

"Whole Body Listening Larry at Home" is the first in a series. The follow up is currently being printed and will be available soon!

Here are some more pages from the book: