Saturday, December 8, 2012

Kiki's Delivery Service Christmas Card

Working on a Christmas promo from my Kiki's Delivery Service pieces. Here are two thumbnails that I'm thinking to do.

First piece I wanted to focus on background development; however I feel the 2nd piece is a stronger image.

Short time frame as I'm trying to get this piece finished before Christmas to publishers. Plus trying to complete my Iron Man T-shirt design, which I'm waiting on Steve to finish the ink drawing.

Let's go all out!


Well, the best laid plans of mice and men. This took way to long to get done for an outline drawing, but here it is.

I work mostly on instincts; don't really plan everything in advance like a color study and detailed outline; just enough to get me going the right direction.


Happy New Year everyone! Here's my work in progress for my Christmas card.

Not sure what I'm going to do for the background; orignially wanted to do clouds, but I thought that having a landscape would be color. Plus, I need to practice creating enviroments.


Update on my Christmas Card. Been soooooo busy!

Planning to create a city scape to go with the background.


Sorry for the long delay. Here's the latest on my Christmas card. I've been interning at a children's animation studio in NYC called Little Airplane Productions. Weekends are the only time I have for catchup as I work 5 times a week. Still not there yet with the finish product, but it's close to completion.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Threadlees T-shirt Iron Man


Working on a new Threadless T-shirt design challenge; Iron Man! Here's a few of my thumbnails ideas, but I'm really liking the last image.

Everyone in this competition will probably do a contemporary/movie version of Iron Man. I remember seeing a image of Noir Spider-Man and I figured well I wonder if they did a Noir Iron Man. Sure enough they did! Really excited to see how the tight sketch will look like.


Well, got the rough sketch done. Sent it to my buddy Steve Burpee who'll ink it and send it back to me to render. Check out more of his work at

 I'll be drawing the planes separately and add them later. Gonna be sweet!


Just got back Steve's inking. Need him to to that because he's better at determining contrast on a figure than me; plus he's done more comic art than I.


Sorry for the delay; been busy with school work. Well it's getting there; working with dark contrasts and silouettes for the image. Kinda remind of Batman the Animated Series when they simplified their characters and used reds and blacks as primary colors. Work a bit more on the details then will add textures and we'll see how it goes.


Almost there. Added some textures as a prelimary. Looking good, but need to see if image looks better with smoke trails instead of flame.

A friend recommend I show Iron Man in a dog fight so I added a burning wreck at the bottom right corner of the image. I also added smoke to his jet pack.


Friday, November 23, 2012

Men Suffrage

Got in a funny discussion with my sister about men suffrage so I thought about making a design in a retro poster to support men suffrage. How the tables have turned, and now my brothers we must band together to promote equality for all men. Equality now!

Got most of the "ink" drawing done. Now I just need to add some textures and feminist groups here I come!

Added some textures and on a paper background using Photoshop. Used erase tool with a grudge brush to show wear and tear.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Threadless Spiderman Villians Challenge

Working on a new Threadless Challenge for Spider-Man and Arch enemies. This project is a bit interesting as it is a collaborative work with a friend of mine, Steve Burpee. Steve is providing me the "idea" as seen with his sketch down here:

Though the composition wasn't appropriate enough for a T-shirt design so I made some mods in this thumbnail:

Working with a tight deadline as I only found about it last Saturday. All submissions are due this Thursday by 12:00 PM. Working on a tight sketch today and maybe start rendering tonight.


Yes! Threadless extended the deadline till Nov. 15. Worked on a tighter sketch; however I usually figure things as I start rendering which I'm doing today!

Got pretty much the image done with some tweaking. Here are some color studies of the image. Talk to my buddy Steve who originally design the image to come up with at title. "Squash the Wall Crawler!" Nice.

Steve and I think a green scheme works the best. Here's a sample of me playing with textures:

Getting closer to completion. Added textures and erased with a grunge brush:

Better in black (maybe?):

Just got my t-shirt design accepted by Threadless. Check it out:

Here's the final design:

Sunday, October 7, 2012

New T-shirt design for Threadless

Oops... typo corrected:

 Updated image that I sent to Threadless:

Working on a new Threadless T-shirt design for Disney' Toy Story. Doing another propaganda poster style with Woody, Rex, Buzz, and Mr. Potato Head.

Still tweaking before I submit it tomorrow.

Book Project complete.

Been awhile, but here's my illustrations for my final project at SCAD.

Click onto the link below.

Big fan of Kiki's Delivery Service; one Miyazaki's greatest films. These images were never published; think of it as fan art.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

First of my final project for SCAD

Well since this is my first post I won't go too much in detail. This my first image fore my final project for SCAD. It is my interpretation of the children's novel "Kiki's Delivery Service." It is mostly done in vector (Adobe Illustrator). I plan to do five more illustrations.

This piece I'm still tweeking a few things, but it's nearly completed.

As you can guest I'm a big Miyazaki Fan, but like most of his films it is an adaptation of books. There's some differences between reading the book and the film; can't say one is better than the other, just different.

Well, one done and five more to go.