NO STRINGS

Greetings everyone. Here is a new piece I finished for the upcoming free comic book day to accompany my Scarlet Witch piece. This time though it will be the Avengers' titular villain Ultron. This was a fun new experience for me as I am not quite used to painting robots. Especially those with such illuminated armpits.

Hope you enjoy and see you in Dayton for FCBD. 

Scarlet Witch and FCBD

It is that time of year again, time to gear up for free comic book day. Like last year I will again be at Epic Loot signing and selling things.

This year I wanted to bring some new prints and this is the first, my rendition of the Scarlet Witch. She will not be the only new piece as I do have a few more that I should have done by then. One of which being a certain no strings attached villain.

Also this year I plan on going to quite a few more conventions than normal so keep an eye out for future updates.

In the mean time I hope to see you May 2nd in Ohio. 

ILL 400 Digital Painting with Corel Painter...HELLS YEAH

It is official, my digital painting class is a go. I will be teaching an illustration class at Syracuse University that focuses on digital painting. The class will be similar to that of an illustration class just with the assignments being done in Painter.

The class will meet Friday mornings starting this fall semester. I am quite excited about it and I can not wait to start teaching.

I also attached a copy of the poster I made to promote the class. It shows some of the process steps to my Zombie Cannon piece.

Practice Makes Perfect

As of late I have been hitting the books hard. I decided to do a bit of figure studying as well as some exploration into new digital techniques. So Picked up some interesting digital books. One by Don Seegmiller, The DIGITAL PAINTING BIBLE, and one compilation of workshops released by ImagineFX. I have only begun to scratch the surface, but so far they have been quite helpful.

I also got some figure books. Good old Bridgeman and one by Robert Barrett.

As you can see I also got a fun new toy. I got an Intuos 4 tablet. This tablet is a thing of beauty. A lot better then my old Graphire 3. I've been experimenting with some new brushes and techniques in Painter, which has been quite fun.

Since I am spending time trying to learn new things, some of the stuff I have done I don't believe is worthy yet to show everyone out there in the webbernet. But as soon as I get comfortable with some of these new techniques expect bigger and better things.

Also in the last image you can see my baby and my tablet. The image I have for my wallpaper is a piece by Stanley Lau, the wallpaper itself is thanks to ImagineFX.

That's it for now but have faith in a bright future.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Two days ago I had quite an unpleasant day. It was a very windy day and I was waiting for a bus. I was carrying a bag and a drawing pad with some loose drawings in it. So I knew I had to be careful considering the strength of the wind. Unfortunately I was not careful enough. As I lifted the drawing pad the wind decided to open it. I dropped my bag and chased after my papers unfortunately I had lost all the work I did the previous day.

Sadly this was not the bad part. As I said I had dropped my bag...... it contained my computer. When I checked on it I realized my screen was damaged. I took it to Best Buy and now it is shipped off to get fixed. Luckily I have the three year total coverage. This does mean however that I will probably be without my computer for a month.

This means the new digital work I had wanted to do will be on hold. Including my Gothic Vampire. I had finished it and sent it to the client, however, I wanted to make some changes and try something new. So it will be awhile before I will be able to.

I will have some limited Internet access in the upcoming week so I will try and post as much as I can in that time. Including my movie review, a new self port, a figure painting, an interview I am doing, and my recent trip to New York.

So here is the update on some of my projects.

Goth Vampire: Postponed
Squid vs Shark: On the Back Burner
Mythology Character Designs: On the Back Burner



I should have some new posts soon if I do not I'll make sure I get back to you as soon as my baby gets out of the hospital, until then.