Friday, October 28, 2011

Gorilla Ink Sketch

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This is a 5 minute sketch I did yesterday. Posted it on
Hope you like it.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chet Zar

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This is Chet Zar. He is an artist that has worked in the film industry as a sculptor, make up artist, and designer. You have seen his work in movies like Hellboy I and II as well as music videos for TOOL. He now works as a fine artists painting scary and twisted pieces in oil. You can see samples of his work at Hope you like it.

Carlos Huante

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This is Carlos Huante. He is an awesome character and creature designer. He works in the entertainment industry and resides in Northern California. You can find samples of his work at Also check out his creature design DVDs from the Gnomon Workshop. They got me excited about drawing again when I was going through a down period some time ago. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pickin' the Banjo

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Here is the second banjo playin' pig I posted at Dueling Banjo Pigs (
Hope you like it.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Making of - Red Riding Hood

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Like I said yesterday here is the making of process for Red Riding Hood.

Step 1 - create a new file in a more horizontal setup and divide the screen in four parts. Then I take this badass Barontieri brush to sketch out my initial concepts. I pick one.

Here's the winner.

Step 2 - I start to define shapes and forms with the same sketch brush. Here is where I get lost in defining things and sometimes forget to save the steps. It's easy to get lost in the process.

Step 3 - More definition. Things are coming into place. I work in a small scale (25%) to give me an idea of how the whole piece is coming out and not get distracted by details.

Step 4 - I create a new layer and set it to OVERLAY to add color. I try to define how the final colors would be and just add warmer and cooler colors when needed in new layers later on.

Step 5 - I flatten all the layers and focus on defining the ground and all the other details of the scene.

Last step - I add a texture to the drawing and continue drawing on top. I add a rock texture to the ground to make it pop a bit more. I add an adjustment layer to work out the color balance and levels. The final image is found on the last post. Hope this was useful.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Red Riding Hood

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This is my take on Little Red Riding Hood. I will post the making of tomorrow. I know it's a very Princess Mononoke-ish take on it but I don't care. Hope you like it.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Vector Soaperheroes - Second batch

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Here are some more vector portraits I did of the soap creative team. Hope you like them.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pig + Banjo

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This is one of my two new banjo pigs I submitted to banjo dueling pigs blog. I was inpired by Rango to create these two characters. I love that movie. I will post the other one once it is posted on their blog. Check out all the other piggies at
Hope you like it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Carlos Grangel

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This is Carlos Grangel. He is a character designer from Barcelona. He owns and works at Grangel Studio with this brother where they specialize in production work for full length animated films. You have seen his work on the Corpse Bride, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, The Prince of Egypt, and many more. Check out their work at Hope you like it.

Friday, October 14, 2011

David Fincher

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This is a quick sketch I did of David Fincher, one of my favorite directors. I love his visual style and am a fan of most of his movies. This is my second attempt to do this. The first one was very blah so I scratched it. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Noir Supernatural Detective

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This is the character I did for this week's CHOW(Character of the Week # 264).
I started of with line art and then began shading but I didn't like how it was coming out so I decided to change my approach. I chose the freestyle pen tool to create the shapes. I worked different elements on different layers. I then flattened them and started drawing on a normal layer on top. I also erased the bits I didn't need or the ones that didn't look right. I then placed a color film layer on top for the final texture. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Josh Nizzi

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This is Josh Nizzi. He is a freelance concept artist who worked on Transformers Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon. His fighting robots are awesome. Check out his DVD from the Gnomon Workshop on how to create a bad-ass robot. You can find his work at
Hope you like it.

Mark Strong

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Here is a quick sketch I started last night and finished this morning. This is Mark Strong. I like this guy cause he has a really cool voice and I enjoy most of his movies. Hope you like it.