Thursday, March 19, 2015

90's X-Men Animated

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It’s FINALLY heeeeeere!!!!
Yes I know I’m a bit excited but I’ve been working on this piece on and off for months and I am sooooooo glad that it’s finally over (though it was a lot of fun)!
This piece is my homage to the 90’s Animated X-Men cartoon, one of my favorite 90’s cartoons and easily one of the most influential towards me as an artist. I absolutely love that it was heavily influenced by Jim Lee’s designs, something that was so important to me as a kid since I was getting into comics during his legendary run on the comic book series. He’s always been one of my artistic idols and it’s great to have the chance to put my own spin on his work.
I will say that this piece was a lot of fun for me when it comes to my “comic book” style and I think I grew a lot through it. I’m continually trying to refine what I feel my comic book style is. I’m really striving to showcase a painted style that reflects some of my biggest comic book influences (like J. Scott Campbell, Jim Lee, and Marko Djurdjevic) while at the same time bringing an exaggerated style from animated designers that I love (Phil Bourassa influences me so much nowadays, probably more than anyone realizes).
For those of you that are still here and interested, artistically this was a real challenge for me. With my previous Batman Animated Collage piece I had worked with roughly 22 characters but with this one I decided to push even higher by roughly 10 more characters. That definitely presented a lot of challenges when it came to composition and layout. However, more than anything, the real challenge was the patience to keep going and paint so many characters in one piece. Luckily I made it through and while no painting ever truly gets to the level of epicness that I’m striving for, at least for where I’m at right now, at this point and time in my artistic growth, I can say that it was the best that my skills would allow me to accomplish.
Anyways, I’ve been sitting on this for a while and thought it’s best now to put it out there for all of you to see. I was hoping that I could unveil it at Emerald City Comic Con 2015 but it was too much of a rush and I didn’t want to sacrifice quality. So long and short of it, this piece will be making it’s debut at MegaCon 2015!
In closing, I hope this piece brought back some warm and fuzzy nostalgic feelings for you and you remember the 90’s with fondness; it’s one of my favorite decades! Thank you for all your support and if you feel so inclined please like this and feel free to share it with your friends!

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Well here's the first in my new set of Ninja Turtles Paintings: Leonardo!

Leonardo and all his brothers will be making their debut this Thursday at the Phoenix Comic Con! So in honor of that I will be releasing one painting each day until then!

If you've kept up with me then you know that I really wanted to try and change up the look of the turtles. However, I decided not to push them as much as I would have liked since I think it would have alienated a lot of fans and been unwise financially. However, I did try and change up some things from when I first tackled them a couple of years ago so I hope you like them!

For now, enjoy Leonardo and get ready for tomorrow night when I unveil the next turtle! Until then...TURTLE POWER!!!


Monday, May 19, 2014

Gotham City Mugshots: Two-Face

Here's my latest Gotham City Mugshot: Two-Face!

It's been a long time coming and hopefully I'll be able to do more of the series without such a long break in between like with the Joker. For now though, enjoy my homage to Batman The Animated Series' Two-Face with my personal take on him!


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Slave Harley and Joker the Hutt

Happy Star Wars Day!!! I know it's kind of early (unless you're on the East Coast) but I thought this new piece would be a great way to kick off the celebration on my end!

This is a mash up piece, one of many I plan to do as time goes on. In case you can't tell it's Harley Quinn from Batman with Jabba the Hutt from Star Wars. However, since this is a mash up, these are not the characters and worlds we are familiar with. Suffice it to say this is Slave Harley, who happens to be owned by Joker The Hutt. Though as you can see, Harley's not much of a slave since she enjoys the smiling Hutt. He's her "Puddin" after all :)

I'm sure that there are all sorts of stories to be had on what this world entails and I'm not going to really come up with much so I'll let your imagination loose as you wonder just who else is in this new universe and how they all fit together! So for now, May the 4th be with you!

P.S. This print will be available for purchase at The Phoenix Comic Con next month! Stay tuned for details.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Art Drop!!!

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've updated here (I usually do it more often at my Facebook fanpage:

First up is Green Ranger, followed up by a new piece Angela (from Guardians of the Galaxy) that I created in conjunction with my buddy Jon Hughes. He did the line art and I did the painting. Next is a piece I did close to a year ago for Fantasy Flight Games and their Star Wars the Card Game. Then there is an alternate cover I did for my friend Shelby Robertson and his comic book "94". Finally a Doctor Who piece I recently did. I hope you enjoy it :)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Daryl Dixon Animated .GIF

Here's a LINK to an animated .GIF I created showing my process for creating my recent Daryl Dixon painting from my Walking Dead Series (which you see here)

. You'll notice that I messed up and had to start over. Such is life lol! But I think that it's good for everyone to see the process, especially beginners because it's good to know that everyone still messes up from time to time. Just part of the Journey:)

P.S. If you're interested in buying this print please check out my Etsy Store LINK