Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Eat This!

It's pretty late now but here was my latest entry to the Woot! Shirt Derby. I think there is still time to VOTE for those who love me... or love the shirt, whatever.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

PEACE... or else

I call this "Shoot Hearts Not Bullets"
Just a random themed t-shirt design idea... face

Friday, October 14, 2011

Patcha the Explorer

Here are some images of the shirt design I entered for the Woot derby this week. The theme was "Maps"
If you want to vote click here: http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=57472 you have to have purchased something on Woot to do so.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Woot Shirt Derby


This is my entry for the woot haloween derby.
Click on the Linky to go vote

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Do not deny me your gifts... please

A quick color warm up for all peoples who may or may not look at this blog.
I decided to create and try some new brushes in Photoshop. I've been experimenting with different styles and techniques as of late to see if something tickles my fancy in a new and exciting way. It's been a blast and very insightful.

And now for something random. An opinion paper I had to write for a psychology class... we were able to choose our own topic. So, here, read and discuss... I would love to hear a rebuttal.

Lion-O Trumps He-Man

It is my goal with this paper to express the many reasons that lead me to believe that Lion-O is superior to He-Man. It will not be easy; many have debated, sometimes for hours on end, which of the two characters in question is superior.
He-Man, as we all know, is the leading character of the 1983 cartoon series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Lion-O, as most should know, is the lead character of the popular 1985 cartoon series Thundercats. Now, why do I feel that Lion-O is cooler, better, and superior when compared to He-Man? Let’s start with the most apparent reason, in other words, their looks, their appearance.  He-Man has a very boring, plain and rather emasculating hair-do. His hair makes me think of a little blonde paige boy from the middle ages; jaw length hair with short bangs falling down in the front. Lion-O on the other hand has an outrageously sweet coif that screams, “I rule, and you know it.” As his name suggests, Lion-O’s hair is reminiscent of a lion’s mane with hints of William Wallace’s man-mane in Braveheart, Fabio’s flowing locks, in a crazy world where Fabio would actually be considered cool, and Blanka’s fiery orange hair follicles from the Street Fighter video game series. I know, it sounds awesome, eh? As far as build goes, both He-Man and Lion-O are totally buffed out and rockin’ so they are pretty even on those terms. Lion-O however, has cool cat eyes and lion colored skin, whereas He-Man is a plain old Joe in those terms. Both have pro’s and con’s in regards to their attire so I won’t go into that matter at this time.
Now lets talk about their weapons of choice. Both are equipped with a magic sword of some kind. He-Man has the Power Sword given to him by the sorceress of Greyskull and Lion-O wields the mystical Sword of Omens, which he obtained from Jaga, the wise. The Power Sword, while having the power to transform Prince Adam into his alter ego, He-Man, and visa versa, as well as being able to disappear when not in use, has no other obvious magical abilities or attributes. The Sword of Omens on the other hand is a weapon of wonder. Some might say that it even has a life of it’s own, like a magical, metal servant to Lion-O. The sword has various powers such as flight, a built in warning sound that alerts Lion-O to danger, and the ability to change size from a small dagger to a full sized sword. In other words, the Sword of Omens rules, it even comes to Lion-O’s hand when called. Clearly we can see that the Sword of Omens rocks, especially when compared to the Power Sword. What truly seals the deal though, is that while the Sword of Omens is cool, Lion-O doesn’t rely on it like He-Man does on the Power Sword. Lion-O sans sword is just as cool, just as powerful, and just as heroic as Lion-O with sword.
While Lion-O’s hair and looks are the embodiment of sweetness, and the Sword of Omens is the cat’s pajamas, the bee’s knees, these things are only side notes to what truly places Lion-O head and shoulders above He-Man: Personality. Lion-O has class, pure, unadulterated class. Lion-O saves the day with style, humor, determination, and above all, a level of humanity that He-Man could only dream of.
In conclusion I want to clarify the fact that He-Man in and of himself is still utterly bodacious. He was ever-present during my childhood and still continues to warm my nostalgic soul like a muscle-bound, fur underwear-wearing electric blanket. Lion-O just does it better, and with style.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Stealing... from my memory

I had an idea a few years back for an awesome character. Everybody loves a pirate and I'm no exception. In addition to that I have an insatiable love for drawing tentacles. So I combined the two to create a character I called Octavius Inque. I was in love... and then tragedy occurred. I remembered the Pirates of the Caribbean movies... and Davy Jones... maybe I'll just ignore it and pretend I didn't remember.


This afternoon I was witness to something of great awesomeness and a sprinkling of nostalgia. Bill Nye, the one and only science guy came and spoke at Utah Valley University. mmmmmmm, science-y.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Digital and Traditional Warm Ups

Watch out!... I don't know why...

This first one was done in Photoshop... it's one of those renaissance scribe dudes... and guess what he discovered.

That's right, the PIGEOGRIFF unveiled for all to behold. About the size of a small house cat, the pigeogriff is a skittish creature easily recognized by it's nervous and borderline neurotic movements.

I've decided I really want to be doing more regular warm ups. My skills must be honed!... And then once I've reached my goal of being a world renowned, modern samurai, I'll hone my art skills too...

please don't hurt me.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Uh... why is that city glowing green?

Here is a piece I did for a poster. I was asked to do this piece for a dance studio that is putting on a ballet version of the Wizard of OZ. I want to see the Lion in Pointe shoes... wait... no I don't.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Yeti, Little Red, Toad, Catfish, and... oh Gingerbread

Some of these are new... some are less new. The yeti and catfish piece are done with traditional media and the others were done in Photoshop. KaBlam!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Oh, a Samurai I See, How Original.

Hello all, this is a samurai. And it remains a samurai. I would love any and all feedback.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cottage, Monkey Island, and other stuff

Here is.... well... a cottage... meant as a value and mood study.
Same goes for the next one down.

In other news, anybody remember the game "The Secret of Monkey Island"?
I didn't... then I did... and then I downloaded the Special Edition on my Ipod.

It is Genius... mmmmmm, good game.

And to end the post here are some images of some things I painted.

These are miniatures for a game called Warmachine. I paint these models as a hobby and part-time for a company called Blue Table Painting.

Hopefully this post will make up for the serious lack of posting recently.

ciao for now.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Here is another Cardboard painting i did recently. This one sold last week to a great guy in San Antonio Texas.

I call it "Goresloth Attacks" and is one of a two part series. Hopefully I'll have the second piece done soon.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Time For Some... Underpants!

Teddy Bear and his boy in a creepy swamp. I don't have much else to say. So I will type gibberish and you can pretend it says whatever you would like it to say.

Ajfioe jljidje jfjfi gildne alilxn siein vi ie tthhios ilnitli aninig. Soijgoieb Ckldjs E kdlijlg.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Riiiiibit Good Sir

Seeing as I've been really bad at posting regularly I have repented of my ways and will now begin a regular posting thingy stuff schedule way time. Anyway, here is a quick character design for an illustration I'll post shortly.