Thursday, January 31, 2013

Morning Shower

Thursday Morning warm up doodle. Was looking through my Oliver Hurst book and got super jazzed. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jack Frosty

I was asked around very late 2008 or early 2009 I believe to do a quick pass on a face for Jack Frost for the DWA film Rise of the Guardians, by the original director. They wanted me to combine some of the awesome ideas done by some of the other talented vis dev artist and distill a take of an angst emo teen! I only worked on the movie for about 2 weeks.  I was kinda thinking of peter pan and a splash of a teen idol! Was definitely in a more stylized place back then. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Day In The Life In The Hollywood Hills

This painting “The Last Cowboy of Hollywood” is one of my favorites!! I wanted to create a sort of Alice in Wonderland feel! The main subject of this piece is a dear friend and neighbor of mine. I think he is awesome and have wanted to paint him for many years! If you are lucky enough to live and party in the Hollywood Hills, you will meet many awesome characters like him! He is truly the King of Hollywood! The sexy girl in the painting is the beautiful international model Katarina Van Derham. She is also a dear friend of mine and has posed for many of my paintings!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A taste of Burgundy

A taste of Burgundy – one of my favorite French wines to inspire some of my very best paintings. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Lovely Ladies of Monsters Vs. Aliens

These were quick head studies while I was working on Monsters Vs. Aliens trying to blend a lot of influences together and make some interesting stylized humans. Sadly a lot of these inspirations did not make it in the film.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Good Fun

This was a sketch from long ago. BTW for legal purposes this is not Winnie the POOH lol!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Warm up

This was just a quick warm up doodle for the day. Trying out some new Photoshop brushes.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Old People Are Cool

Gramps was a really awesome character I created. He was a ton of fun to design - from what he looked like to what he was wearing. He already has so much life in this sketch. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Cannes Dreaming

A picture of me when I was in Cannes, France at one of my amazing collectors’ private villa (a few years back). It was so inspiring there that I sketched every second that I could. I am forever grateful to him.

It's Never To Early To Start Being Inspired!

It’s never too early to start being inspired! Its always noon somewhere, I have a lot of art making that needs to be done today! Via La France!

Thursday, January 3, 2013