Posts Tagged ‘illustrator blog’

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.

       Lately in my regular reading I’ve been coming across the age old, reoccuring theme of “good versus evil” namely in particular stories . . . stories that are factual and have a place in history. None has had me more intrigued recently than the “Billy The Kid” drama of the 1860’s. Now I’ve never been that interested in the wild west or the culture as a whole. I’m only SOMEWHAT familiar with it because of Hollywood which isn’t that familiar to begin with seeing that most of it is fiction. But what got me interested in “The Kid”s story was it being on the front page of Yahoo News (click here for the story) that he’s up for a posthumous pardon. (more…)

In this next installment of making it as an artist I’m going to cover what I did in respects to my direct mail campaign. Direct mail is VERY important in soliciting your services to publishers/magazines etc. Some companies want an inquiry letter first, some want samples on disc, others want tearsheets . . . but most will look at a simple postcard that represents your art and message. Art directors don’t have a lot of time to be going through a million samples anyways so they want to see something that fits their immediate need, at the same time seeing that you’re a professional. Here’s my most successful postcard to date: (more…)

People always ask me what inspires me and it’s always “music”. I always draw to music, it’s my way of sort of meditating, concentrating on what I’m doing and blocking out the outside world in the studio for a few hours. Here are a few more entries on my playlist. “Mombasa” from the movie Inception . . . by the legendary Hans Zimmer. The live performance of it draws you in . . . and Johnny Marr (the guitarist) looks a dead ringer for Tony Montana. (more…)

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