Francis

I was watching a video with a character named Francis and thought to myself “Wow! This guy is so animated I have to make him a cartoon.” This was the result of that endeavor. I thought I’d include various stages from the original sketch to the final piece to help show the process.

 

 

 

sea creatures and nautical things

We needed some sketches of sea creatures and other nautical items for a project at work. Here are some of my favorites that I’ve done so far. I’m really glad I’m getting a chance to do this, because I’ve been inspired a lot lately by nautical designs in the sketches I was doing for fun. Now I have a professional outlet for that inspiration. It’s always exciting when your work and fun collide. The results are always awesome. I can’t wait to see what it all looks like finalized.

All the sketches were done with a ball point pen.

Rat Race

These are excerpts from a series of pieces that tell a story. In every piece I use a different tool to do the inking. Markers were used in the first to create big bold shapes. In the second piece I used a nib pen and created optical grays through the use of hatching. For the third piece I used a Windsor Newton series 7 brush. Then in the fourth and final piece I’m showing I used a dry brush technique. Each has its own feeling but they’re tied together by the story.

the Keeper

This is a maquette I made for the Open House art show at SCAD Atlanta. He’s the main character from a story I’ve had floating around in the form of notes and sketchbook pieces for a long time. This character was a lot of fun to make. I hope you all like this creepy old man who has a pension for collecting rats as much as I like him.

paper cut and spritz

This is a sculpture I did of two characters I created. It was done with Sculpy and acrylic paints. I really like the energy they give off, even when they’re just standing still.

Curiosity Burns part two

Part two of The Artist burning himself. How will he cool the raging heat that’s in his mouth? This animation is incredibly silly but I am really fond of this character’s action and his and the world’s design. I can’t wait to do more with this character.

Curiosity Burns part one

This is an animation test I did with a character I created a while ago. I love his design and the life I was able to get out of him. He’s a fun character and I hope to do a lot more animations with him.

under the sea

Some digital paintings of under sea life I did for fun. They’re loose and flowing. I focused on creating energy with diagonals, color, and organic flowing lines. For what they are I think results were good. I especially love the feeling that I got from the one I have dubbed “Electric Jellyfish”.

back to basics

Here is my leap back into traditional mediums. I started it as just a straight acrylic painting, but when I went to Dick Blick to pick up some more art supplies I was inspired by some of the papers they had there. So, I switched up my game plan and made a mixed media piece. It’s torn paper and acrylic paint on canvas. I loved the results I got from this experiment and I’m turning in into a series based on light, ie dawn, dusk, night, and noon.