Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crimson Short One

I got a teaser from a sculptor in the UK last night. And it was awesome! Several weeks back, a fellow artist on DeviantART contacted me in regards to my Red Dwarf picture. I was so flattered and intrigued about having someone interpret my work into another medium. I sent her what I had and then waited. It was worth it! I can't wait to see more and now the wait is going to be so much harder!




Update 9/2/11: Caitlin generously shared another head shot! Check out Rimmer!





Update 9/4/11: And in quick succession, here's the Cat!









See Caitlin (Devilblue) here.

See the the full Red Dwarf entry here.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Vworp Vworp Game Board

So I thought I would give a peek at what I did for the second issue of Vworp Vworp. I actually did it twice due a bit of miscommunication. It happens. There was no malice or anger involved it was just one of those things. I was just really happy to be thought of to work on the project.


So here is the board as it will appear in the magazine. Mostly. Some type and fonts may have been changed but otherwise here it is.


While I have not seen the other boards to the game, I think four parts make up the entire game board, I did find this glimpse on the web.




Here is what I originally did. I have to admit to being totally unaware of what  a "Weatabix board" was. Probably because I grew up in New Jersey and not the UK.


And finally, here is a bonus. After getting the news that I would have to revise my initial design, I had a happy accident when the game play layers were turned off. I thought it made a decent desktop. Enjoy!



Get your copy of Vworp Vworp 2 HERE



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Eighth Doc Re-Colored

So, after constantly reading about the Doctor Who exhibition in London and seeing lots and lots of stuff from the exhibit on line and such, I was surprised to see this picture of the Eighth Doctors costume from said exhibit.



Now, many of you know that I have a fondness for the Eighth Doctor, if not his sole TV movie outing, but I was, to be honest, completely shocked to see the colors in this photo. Some of you may not know that I have a problem seeing greens and that may explain some of this, but I could have SWORN that his outfit was shades of gray like I have depicted. No body has called me out on that fact either so it makes me wonder if I am alone in my thinking. Let me know. Chime in. I want answers!!!

It was actually pretty easy to duplicate my file and change some colors in my Photoshop layers to make the adjustments, and it actually looks pretty good. But then again, I have that green problem! So for the completest out there, here is a modified version of Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor.



My original posting of this art can be found here


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Harry Potter

If you noticed, I have done two other posts about Harry Potter. Both were iPhone paintings and not done with, ...................well, ......."my style". My wife Mindy and my son have been watching Harry Potter movies almost non-stop for about a month. They LOVE them! I like most of them too. My wife has read and re-read the books as well while I have not read one since the first one. Not because I didn't like it. Just the opposite. I read it before they started making the movies and when I saw the first one, I walked out disappointed because I had lost all the moments of suspense since it was a faithful representation of the book. I decided that I would wait for the movies first from that point on. Now, you can argue that I didn't get everything out of the movies that I could have since the books are so much denser, but being a visual person, I would rather experience the visual interpretation first, and then get more out of it after reading the books. I am very glad to have gone into the final movie recently and actually NOT knowing how it was going to end!! And I LOVED it!! Now I can finally read the books. Sure, I could have read each one after the corresponding movie came out instead of waiting for the end, but I am really lazy!

This one is for Mindy and Joe! Enjoy.





...And as usual of late, here is a time-lapse video of the making of this piece.








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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Vworp Vworp 2!

It's finally ready! Several months ago, I was graciously contacted by Colin Brockhurst to contribute  to the second issue of Vworp Vworp. A Doctor Who magazine that is packed to the gills with awesome!! It was a lot of fun to do and I hope to be able to contribute something new and original for future issues. I can't wait to get mine!!

"And we’ve got an fantastic free gift in the form of a ‘Vworpabix’ board game. Based on the 1970s Weetabix game, ours has 16 character cards by Adrian Salmon and boards by Paul Grist, Jon Pinto, Leighton Noyes and Graeme Neil Reid."



You can read about it and/or place an order here:

http://www.colinbrockhurst.co.uk/vworpvworp/


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hurricane Who!

So I have finally taken the plunge and purchased my table for the upcoming Hurricane Who convention here in Orlando. This will be my first time venturing out into the public to push my nonsense onto the masses. Well, I hope the masses. Maybe a few. Maybe my wife will stop by my table. Anyway, it's from November 4th to the 6th and information can be found here:

http://www.hurricanewho.com/

I will have several 11 x 17 prints for sale (remember, DON'T BUY THE STOLEN BROWN BACKGROUND!) as well as original sketches used to create the pics seen here on the blog and even a 50 page book of my work! I will post updates about the progress and the preparation for the show. So by all means, come to the show if you are in the Orlando area!! It's a great time to be in Florida then too!!



Monday, August 1, 2011

Portraits of ............me.

You just can't go to art school and work in art studios without getting your face rendered at least once. Sure, you may have had the assignment of a self-portrait, but I am talking about having your cheekbones lovingly rendered by your peers while you are in a meeting, working at your desk, at lunch, what ever. I have been lucky (?) enough to have been captured more than once and have been very blessed to have been given the original as well.

My good friend Ryan was a master of drawing classmates back at Ringling. Instead of drawing the model, on most occasions, he would be drawing the kids across the room from himself. He always kept a quickly rendered piece of crap of the model to flip to should the teacher be strolling by. Ryan also did very unforgiving caricatures. To block him from drawing me, I would almost always sit right next to him. It was too obvious then to keep turning his head and not get caught. When Ryan finally did get caught in front of the whole class was one of the funniest moments in my college career. Matched only by another Ryan incident. I have several pics of me by Ryan done when we were working at Funnybone in Connecticut.

This one was done in a front page of a book. We argued weather or not the interior illustrations were any good. I didn't care for them at the time but Ryan loved them. He bought me the book and drew this inside to insure that I never got rid of the book. I still have it.



This one was done at work right after starting at Funnybone. I look thrilled.





 
The last one from Ryan is another done at Funnybone. This time the emphasis was on our boss that we liked to make fun of when he was not around.





This one was done by Rip Haywire creator Dan Thompson. He actually was trying to do a self portrait but decided that it looked more like me so he walked it over to my desk to give it to me. Dan's work can be found at: http://riphaywire.com/




Yet another co-worker at Funnybone was Dimitri Epstein. Dimitri is a great guy and was a lot of fun to hang around outside of work too. He's a Russian immigrant and stone, cold deaf and he totally used this for his comedic advantage. Before emails and texting, he would call you thru an operated service where he would type what an operator would then read to you and then type your response back to him. Since he was "disconnected" from the operator as she was just words on the screen to him, he would fire off the most vile vulgarities at me knowing that I could not bring myself to respond to this poor woman doing her job. Dimitri's work is here: http://www.dimitryepstein.com/#home




Much more recently, a current co-worker (at the time of this writing at least), Bret Melvin,  took it upon himself to capture me in this brilliant pic. I've lost a lot of hair since the other drawings! Bret's work can be found here: http://bucktoothstudios.blogspot.com/



The final one you might say is a self-portrait. I didn't really make it, it was done on a hotel website that uses claymation for their commercials. The hotel chain escapes me now but it did a fair job and this is how I am seen if you are unfortunate enough to have me as a friend on Facebook.