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.

Sketchbook Pro for iPad

Autodesk Sketchbook Pro is an amazing app for the iPad. It’s one of my new favorite apps. I will be sharing some sketches and drawings that I have done using this program on my iPad with an iPad stylus. Search Youtube videos and see what amazingly creative things people are doing with the app and their iPad’s. I am so eager to learn to create using this new material/medium in an everyday fashion. So go check it out and look for some of my own creations in the future… Click Here

AOTW Todd Hamilton

Artist Of The Week: Todd Hamilton. Traditionally I tend to post more traditional artist or illustrators, well I being a graphic artist realized that this is not a fare representation of art. So after seeing this Graphic Artists icon set for some projects he is involved in I could not resist making him my next Artist Of The Week. Todd Hamilton is new to me and I recently signed onto the dribbble.com website where you can see some amazing graphic artists works in progress. So please go check out Todds work and see what fun projects he is involved in. His dribbble profile and his project site is here.

Feeddler for iPad

So after using Flipboard and really expanding my horizons with google reader and RSS feeds, I have now found my new RSS reader for the iPad, this app is amazing when it comes to keeping up with what is now over a hundred RSS feeds that I read on a regular basis. So if you are looking for an incredible RSS reader and or are just curious to see what RSS feeds are all about go check it out, you will not be disappointed!! Click Here

AOTW Josh Howard

Artist Of The Week: Josh Howard. Here is one of my favorite artist and writers. Being a huge fan of the Dead@17 series and The Lost Books of Eve, I knew Josh Howard would be added to this list soon enough. I am always checking out his website and though it has been some time, he has recently done some updates, much of which are works he did for commissions. I love his style, again very pinup esq., but he also writes and illustrates some amazing Comic books/Graphic Novels. So please check out his work both the art and his books. You will not be disappointed.

iPad: Flipboard

After recently purchasing my iPad and giving myself some time to see what it can do for me, I thought it would be nice to share my results on my website. If you are familiar with iOS apps in anyway you know there is an abundance of good and bad apps to sift through before you find what works for you. My hopes are that someone gets some useful information from my posts and decide to give these apps a try. I will only be posting information on the ones use; I am not here to review every app in the store. That all being said let me share my first and one of my most used apps: Its called “Flipboard” and let me tell you it’s amazing! What it does is take all your interests and social networks and unifies them in one newspaper/magazine like format for quick reading and browsing. If you use Google Reader, Facebook, Twitter and the Internet you will find this app an instant favorite. ...Continue Reading

Christmas Gift 2010

MzDevyl

This is an Illustration I did for my sister for Christmas. My sisters name is Angel and back in her High School days her friends gave her the nickname MzDevyl, so for a long time now I have wanted to do an illustration and this year I finally got around to it. This is the result. It measures about 36×24 inches and was done freehand with mostly prismacolor markers, some colored pencil, water colors, and acrylic paint. Also Happy New Year!! Here’s looking to 2011 and what is to come, lots of new stuff on the horizon, stay tuned.

AOTW Emilie Decrock

Artist Of The Week – Emilie Decrock. This artist I found a few years back and fell in love with her style. Most of the illustrations almost seam they were created to convey fashion. The site is in French and I have never really read her blog sadly, but I know it’s said that math is the universal language, but I’d like to think art is just as universal if not more. It is my pleasure to share this talented artist in my growing section of Artist Of The Week. So here is a link to the Original Version of the site: Emilie Decrock and for us English speaking people here is a link with Google translate: Translated Emilie Decrock.

Side Note: I will be going back and reading the site translated, so I might update this post soon.

My Love for iPad

Recently I purchased an iPad for myself for Christmas, I know tacky, but hey I’ve wanted one for some time. I have had an iPhone for a few years and when the iPad came out I wanted it more than I dare to admit. I really enjoy both devices. I have always been into gadgets and have had countless gadgets over the last ten years, but this one is by far my favorite ever. I still get people who ask why do I need it? Well why do we need anything, but the beauty of this device in my mind is I can do about 90% of what I do on my computer when I am not working now in the palm of my hand and from anywhere. There is something about being able to relax on the couch, in  a nice little coffee shop or just out on the road anywhere and not in front of my computer. When it comes to keeping up on the news, your social sites, emails, browsing the Internet, reading books or magazines, watching movies and listening to music you can not go wrong with an iPad. That being said I am adding a new section to my site where I will review different tech and gadgets with my take on whats out there and why I feel I need them in my life.

AOTW Dominic Marco

Artist Of The Week – Dominic Marco. I have to admit I did not know or had heard of this artist, until last week, but now I have been on a mission to see everything he has created. I am huge fan of Sexy Comic Book Style Pinups, so when I came across these amazing illustrations, it struck a cord. The sensuality, color, and execution are top notch and inspiring. I am going to give two different links for this artist one to the official web site: Official Website. As great as the official website is, there seams to be more illustrations on the deviantart site: Dominic Marco on Deviantart.com.

AOTW Martin Abel

Artist of the week-Martin Abel. Martin is an Australian artist who’s work I have seen and watched grow for years now. His pin-up artwork is absolutely amazing, beautiful and sexy. I am always intrigued with the material, the ideas he comes up with and his hints of an old burlesque style are just creative and unique. Go check out his website here.

Quick Digital Portrait

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Attempt at a quick digital portrait. Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet and Photoshop CS4.

My Latest Business Card

I know why create another Business Card? Well this one is replacing the others. I want to focus on one thing and this website is what I decided would be the best thing to focus on. So I really have been working to consolidate everything into one place for some time now. This makes the other cards irrelevant. These new cards should be here soon. I don’t know why but waiting for them to arrive is always a little exciting.

AOTW Mike Maihack

Artist Of The Week – Mike Maihack. I found this artist online a few years back and I find his work so much fun. He brings a real kid like flare to every piece, while still maintaining adult overtones. He has some really cool comics, my personal favorite is called “Cleo Patra In Space”. His use of color and technique just bring that kid at heart feel. Anyway got check out one of his website and you will instantly see what I mean. Here is his blog cowshell.com its my favorite place to start and read up what he is doing.