Archive for the ‘new art’ Category

I recently repurchased “The Lion King” dvd for my niece and it brought back my days about 10 years ago when Disney was interested in recruiting me . . . this was my way of seeing if I still had it. Here’s my watercolor painting of Mufasa.

Mufasa From "The Lion King"

Here is some of my newest art created specifically for licensing and merchandising for the Nashville tourism market. In case you haven’t noticed by some of my previous work I like painting skylines.

Ever had the urge to see what you’d look like if you were in Street Fighter? Well that the nice thing about being an artist. When you imagine stuff like this you can put it on paper. I did this in watercolor with a new heavy watercolor set and new brush set I just bought that I’ve been wanting to try out. I think the artists that did the character renderings in Street Fighter 4 did an amazing job so I’m kind of paying homage by doing their style here. How’s it lookin’ . . .

This piece is the upcoming mixtape cover for band quickly gaining notoriety in NYC titled “The Freight Train Hobos”. I used a mix of watercolor, colored pencil, and traditional ink in this piece. It was a fusion of my own style with the head band members ideas and it turned out excellent. Check out the band by clicking here ——> The Freight Train Hobos

            This is my newest piece I titled “Return To Innocence” . . . I’ve had this piece in my head for about 2 years but haven’t painted it until now and as I’ve realized there was a reason for the timing. I can’t tell you how many rough sketches I have of this concept in those two years. I guess I was saving it for when I felt compelled to paint it. First let me tell you what this piece stands for, the themes involved, how it relates to me and my life, and why I decided to go with a Mayan warrior. This piece represents a man’s struggle to find himself, his spirituality, his innocence even after he’s been through the jungle of life with his hands still soaked in blood. A man . . . a real man goes through a lot of changes in journey to find his higher self. Beyond the ego, beyond the warrior spirit (more…)

As you all know on June 25th 2009 we lost one of the most influential people let alone recording artists of all time in the legendary king of pop Michael Jackson. The passing of M.J. is a shock felt by millions as his music was such a huge part in the memories of peoples lives for decades. I’ve read comments and blogs all over the internet of people feeling a piece of their childhood is gone with Michael Jackson.

 His influence over pop culture is unquestionable as you see many pop stars and wannabes shamelessly trying to emulate the best to ever do it. I can speak for myself and many others when I say his albums served as a soundtrack to the ’80’s and early ’90’s for many events that occurred as an adolescent. Songs like “Beat It”, “Thriller”, “Smooth Criminal” (some of my favorites) still bring back memories when you hear them like a familiar smell that takes you back (more…)

I’ve been observing the work of some outstanding Japanese artists lately and decided to go out of my element a little bit. I love some of the concept art from the Street Fighter video games. I’ve also been listening to some modern Japanese music just to get in the spirit while painting this . . . I know it sounds kind of weird but hey . . it’s what dedicated artist do. ‘More to come as I’m expanding my entity online. The Twitter, Facebook, etc account info and links coming up on this blog so stay tuned. Til next time folks!