Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Bird of Paradise

Here's a painting I just finished up in Photoshop for the L.A. Myth show happening at Meltdown Comics on Sunset this Saturday. I was really trying to do a traditional painting, but I'm so short on time nowadays I started choking and wasn't happy with what I was turning out. So I went digital, yay! I try as hard as possible to go through similar steps as if I was painting traditionally, it's just that it's A LOT faster doing it on the computer. It's no wonder why I only do 1-2 traditional paintings a year!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Mi gusto El Tigre

Yay another post. As some of you might know (or not), I've been doing Background designs and paints for the Nickelodeon cartoon "El Tigre" for the past year, hence me being busy with other freelance projects on top of that. I kind of got an offbeat assignment for the show where I was to paint a romance novel cover using my style. It's a sorta realistic version of El Tigre's mom (Maria) and dad (White Pantera) getting ready for some lovin'. Below is a quick step by step. All this was done on a Mac with a gorgeous 21" Cintiq (mi gusta!!!) and Photoshop CS2.

Here's my "pencil" rough. I found some neat pencil / graphite / charcoal brushes for Photoshop and I thought they did a pretty good job of looking like something I'd put in my sketchbook.

Here's the color rough. Nothing too fancy... had to show this to Art Director Roman Laney and show creator Jorge Gutierrez to make sure they were happy with the colors.

...and here's the final painting! I basically just painted on top of the color comp and that took me about 7 hours or so. The End.

Ghouls 'N' Ghosts Calaca

Yeah yeah, so it's been over a year since my last update. Let's just say it's been really... BUSY. Anyways, I had a chance to participate in this year's "i am 8-bit" show and decided to join forces with fellow GWAR fan Eric Pringle. Pringle sculpted out all the 3-D elements of the calaca while I added some spit and shine with my paints. Pretty neato.