Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wizard of Oz - Winged Gorilla - color variation.

I didn't see why an imaginary half primate, half bird animal couldn't have a striped coat.

Wizard of Oz - Winged Gorilla - Color

I don't usually do a black and white and then color overlay, but it does give things a nice painterly quality.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wizard of Oz - Winged Gorilla

I just saw a trailer for the new "Oz the Great and Powerful" and was inspired to come up with some winged monkey designs of my own. Color and variations to come.

"Pepe and Lucas" short film.

Hi Everyone! After a year of work, BrainZoo Studios is proud to present our new short film "Pepe and Lucas"! We even made the long list for the Academy Short Films category! I was lucky enough to work on this project almost uninterrupted as art director, lead concept artist, and storyboard artist. Working on a story from start to finish was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I've had as an artist and I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this project.

Concepts and storyboards to come soon!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Channel Island Harbor in October



Still goin' to Oxnard. It's a great way to escape the summer heat of October. Yes, the summer heat of October.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Landscape Paintings, August and September 2012

Lake Balboa, Van Nuys

Lake Balboa, Van Nuys

Balboa Park, near the golf course

Balboa Park, Van Nuys

VA Memorial, Santa Monica.

Still finding the sketchbook paper a little trick...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Aug 12, 2012 VA Memorial, Santa Monica.

Breaking in a new sketchbook! I love the bleeding effects of the new paper and the new texture really brings out some of the brush strokes, but it stays wet so much longer. Gonna have to watch that.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Expose 10 comin' out!

Hi Everyone, I recently had the below pieces published in this years Expose 10 by Ballistic Publishing. You can order your copy here: 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

New Blog Header

It's been several years since I've updated my blog header. Check it out!

Monday, May 21, 2012

May 6, 2012

The most beautiful day I've ever had at El Matador. Perfect, perfect weather.

May 20, 2012 Vasquez Rocks

A trip to Vasquez Rocks makes it official - California is now in summer season. I can still feel the sun on my back.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

One eye left.

Playing around with more brushes. Kind of a mayan style John Carter inspired painting.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Apr 15, 2012 Paradise Cove

I felt a little creaky on Sunday, but I still managed to pull this out. A good warm up for next week.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Egg Thief

Just killing time, fooling around with brushes and limiting my color palette.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jan 29, 2012 El Matador: The Return

El Matador is a place of mystery and wonder. Why is every painting there good? Inquiring minds want to know.

Dec 29, 2011 Morgan Hill.

My last painting of 2011.

Dec 18, 2011 Swtizer Falls.

We didn't make it to the falls, but the vista was amazing and the lighting was crazy. So crazy, that it changed every couple minutes. These paintings are pretty small. I was hoping that I could keep up with the light, but a combination of sunset and settling fog just made it impossible.

Dec 11, 2011 Lower Arroyo Seco.

Lower Arroyo Seco. Actually, it's right on the other side of Hahmongna Park.