Updates Coming Soon!

Well it’s almost been a year since my last update and WOW time flies. I need to find a way to keep this updated and there are a lot of updates to be done it’s been a very busy year! New Job, New Girlfriend and Kids, Moved, Lots of Projects, and so much more. It has been a great year. Updates coming soon.

Happy Easter

DIY Ultimate Desk: Update 3 Light Table

I finally installed the switch and the plate on light assembly! I still need to finish staining the drawers, but I need to use the one that houses my scanner for now. So just for the light Assembly, the wire, the bulbs, and the switch I spent about $25. Which is a lot cheaper than most people who use old school fluorescent lights. Anyway I am happy with it and it lights up great, what do you think?

DIY Ultimate Desk: Update 2 Assembled

So I finally am just about done with my desk. I still have to stain the drawers, add light switch to the light table and cover the wires under the plexiglass. Also I need to add the three shelves that go in the back of the base, and I order a triple monitor stand that will make the monitors float off the desk… I am so excited I love the way it came or is coming out. Also I did add two USB hubs and power stripĀ  built in to a pocket in the back of the desk, sorry forgot to get a photo of that.

CG Artists Community

If you are an artist and have been on the internet for any amount of time you know there are a lot of community websites for artists. Well I could spend my entire day trying to keep up with them and submit stuff to each one, but lets be realistic that is just not feasible and although you can get work from being noticed on everyone of those websites, each site has there loyal following of individuals who swear by the community as a whole, I just find myself getting lost in the flood. Recently I came upon this site who was referred to me by a friend and this has been one of my favorite sites to peruse and see what other artists are creating. I just signed up to the site today myself and if you are an artist consider doing the same. Either way it’s worth checking out. www.cgsociety.org

Angry Barrels

Cracker Barrel Team Picnic Shirt DesignDid this quick little design last night. My friend contacted me because she is currently working at Cracker Barrel and they are having a company trainer picnic/game day with the barrels races and fun stuff like that. Ok, so I guess they wanted to make t-shirts for there team and wanted a team name and for some reason this is what i came up with as an idea. Maybe I am just playing to much angry birds. So in my rendition we have angry barrels going after crackers…. Get it Cracker Barrel! Anyway I am waiting to see if they decide to use my idea and design.

UPDATE: ok so they decided to use the design, but sadly changed the name to ONE BEST BARREL?

AOTW Dan LuVisi

Artist Of The Week: Dan LuVisi. Dan is a wonderful digital concept artist who works in film, comic book, and game industry. His art is definitely movie orientated which is what initially caught my eye. His dark realistic style in the movie images he has conceptualized just bring you back to those movies you just love to watch. So go check out more of his showcase over at danluvisiart.com.

Pleasing the Customer

So I was working on an Ad today and the customer liked the ad, but found the girls mid section showing to edgy… I know in this day and age…. so anyway normally we would just go search for a new photo, but seeing is how this is the 3rd photo we tried and actually liked; I decided to do a quick change to her clothing. These are the results, not my best work, but was fun and only took a a few minutes… time is crucial when I just want to get something done and move on.

Here is another one I had to do, it was a little more tricky. I ended up just drawing an undershirt onto this one, most people may not even notice. It came out alright it will do. Beats having to spend 45 Minutes to search for new photo’s for the ads.

AOTW Tiago Hoisel

Artist Of The Week: Tiago Hoisel. Tiago is an amazing artist out of Brazil that I discovered recently on cgsociety.org. He really brings out the fun and goofy side of what art can portray; in his creative over the top style that just catches your eye and makes you feel like a kid again. So please go check it out, you will surely get a chuckle out of the subject matter. As an added bonus he shows some educational Work In Progress samples. At cgsociety.org or his Blog tiagohoisel.blogspot.com.

AOTW Tom Richmond

Artist Of The Week: Tom Richmond. If you are a MAD magazine fan I am sure you have seen his work. I love caricature drawings, I have an incredible respect for the craft. I have a hard time trying to create them myself. Tom is a master and I am envious of his talent! His ability to really capture people and pop culture is amazing! Please go check out his web site by click here!

Caricature Sketch Attempt

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This is really a first attempt at an actual Caricature, I have a hard to time exaggerating features sometimes.

DIY Ultimate Desk: Update 3d Sketchup

Found a great Application that I had never heard of before and now I am hooked. Google Sketchup, is an amazing FREE program that lets you design in 3d and really figure out your designs in a new dimension. Helps to figure out sizes and problems you might run into during the build process. Anyway short story here is what the desk will look like. Only real change is in the base, as you can see I added shelves to the base because the depth of the desk is deeper than most standard desks there is room for 8 inch shelves. Plus I find I never stretch my legs much when I am at my desk anyway. Also all the wood has been purchased, cut, and almost ready to be assembled!!!! New monitor came in and waiting for the DVI cables and additional Video card. New update coming soon.

DIY Ultimate Desk

Anyone who knows me, knows I have to design, create and build instead of just buy. Here is another prime example of this in my newest project. Here is the first draft of my design ideas for a new desk. Unlike my current desk, which was made to utilize a smaller foot print, this desk will be larger and house everything I can think of while being extremely functional and accomplishing all that I desire. Just acquired my third monitor and will be working out all the sizes and details shortly. Hope to get this built soon enough. Continue reading for some more images. ...Continue Reading

2-23-11 Sketch Updates

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Some new sketches and Prismacolor Marker play. I am really liking the Prismacolor Markers.

iPad Sketches

Here are some quick Sketchbook Pro iPad app sketches and screen shots. I was just trying to get a feel for the app at the moment. So far I am enjoying it! Let me know what you think.