I have been looking at a lot of work from Paul Ainsworth and trying to pick up on some of the details in his work. I used one of my favorite characters from one of my favorite movies to try and experiment with it. I will be trying some of the more detailed aspects of the style like vector cross-hatching next. “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, orRead More →

After the release of the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer came out I had to draw Rocket Raccoon. I wasn’t really familiar with the character, but I am sold. Just looking up some of his famous quotes on line made me laugh.Read More →

My son wanted a LEGO and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle themed birthday party. He wanted to be Shredder, which is why there is hair and no scars. It was fun creating all the elements especially the movement of the LEGO figure and the text.Read More →

I had some fun with this passion project. My oldest Son will be turning 6 next month and wants a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle themed birthday party. Casey Jones is one of my favorite characters from the original series and was a blast to illustrate. Even though this illustration will not be used in the party invitation, I may use some of the style.Read More →

My Son is into monsters this year and had some great feed back on his invitations and present. Initially he wanted a skeleton asking people to come to his party, that soon changed to a pirate with a skeleton crew and a werewolf with chainsaw hands. After several nights of sketching he finally approved one, but was upset that the skeleton with the chainsaw hands wasn’t put in the invitation. What he and I decided to do was create a t-shirt instead and 2 comps later we had our final. The main illustration in the invitation was based off of a piece by Von Glitchka.Read More →

This week I decided to pull inspiration from one of my favorite artists Frank Miller. With a new Robocop illustration I used Miller’s influence from the Daredevil, Batman and Sin City comic books to create the high contrast vector illustration.Read More →

  I had some time to sketch out an idea I have had in my head for a couple days now. The inspiration came mostly from the football rivalry between the Michigan – Notre Dame and my love for all things Marvel.Read More →

I have been working the past few nights on a illustration of one of my favorite Chris Farley characters “Tommy Boy”. This illustration actually illustrates both the boat and the flight attendant scene. The wide-eye shock expression from Chris Farley is his most comedic. During this illustration I concentrated on the eyes using Salvador Anguiano (hyperactivo) work as inspiration.Read More →

My Daughter’s 3rd birthday is coming up and we needed an invitation to send out. My inspiration came from the Disney/Pixar 2D designs, and the Vanellope Von Schweetz character from “Wreck-It-Ralph”.Read More →

I have been paying attention to the popular vector and Photoshop brush style that has been popularized lately. This style has been used by James White (http://blog.signalnoise.com/), Shepard Fairey (http://www.obeygiant.com/), and Olly Moss (http://ollymoss.com/). My studies were heavily influenced by these guys and meant to show appreciation for those guys, not to rip off or make any money off their style.Read More →