Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Here's a new character design from my upcoming graphic novel coming out next year. I got some big things in works for 2010 and definitely looking forward to getting more of my work out there for all to see. I hope 2010 will be a great year of manifestation and success for all out you--Happy Holidays everyone!!!

Some Random pages from my upcoming graphic that's due out next year. I'm really excited and can't wait to finish the book so I can put it out there for the whole world to see.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Oh look, It's Ryu from Street Fighter!

Here's a recent sketch I did of Ryu from Street Fighter. This was done in all black pen & marker (sharpee to be exact). I'm actually more of a King Of Fighters fan myself, but I like how this sketch turned out so I thought I would share it with you guys anyway : )

The Legion of Super Heroes-- Back from the 31st century!

I'm a big fan of the Legion Of Super Heroes. Here are some older comic pages from a LOSH mini comic I made back in 2002.

It's Blade !!!!!

I came across an old page from a Blade mini-comic I did back in 2004. I'm still a big fan of Blade so hopefully they will bring back that character to the big screen or back to television.

Monday, September 21, 2009

"Chilling at the bus stop"

My latest Throwback picture from back in the day. I originally completed this picture in 2005. I had this cool idea in my head of showing some local kids hanging out in the city waiting at the bus stop. This was originally an exercise in coloring backgrounds. However, it turned out a lot better than I thought it would. I started off drawing everything in pencil, then inked the drawing in black & white. Next I scanned the image in Photoshop & added the colors last. I also used a photo of a some inner city for reference because I wanted the colors to have that kind of grungy, urban-type feel to it.

Monday, August 24, 2009

"Punks Jump Up to get beatdown!!!!"

Here's another throwback from back in the day. This was one of the original concept posters I created for a comic book I was working on back in 2003. Thanks to video games I played like "Street fighter" or the "King Of Fighters" I was so influenced by some of the characters and stories in the games that I ended up created my own martial arts based fighting story.

Flame on!

Old school character illustration I did back in 2003 of Elc from the video game "Arc The Lad". Elc was easily one of my favorite characters in that game. It was really fun to draw and color this design. The picture was originally drawn in pencil, scanned, & then colored in Adobe Photoshop.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's Summertime, Time for fun!

Here's a pen sketch I did the other day form a picture of a girl I know. She was on her summer vacation & had a picture taken of her sitting on some rocks surrounded by water. Anyways, I liked her picture so much that I decided to sketch my own version. It's fun every now & then to just get out there & draw / sketch something on the spur of the moment. It's like "freestyling" in hip-hop.--Straight off the top of the head!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"Made you Look!...Now you're a slave to a page in my sketch book!"

Here's another oldie but goody. I originally created this character for a story/comic book I was working on back in 2003/2004. I later revisited the character design back in 2006 & created this background for it. I think It turned into a cool Illustration. I came across the illustration recently & decided to post on my blog. The story/project is on hold right now but who knows maybe one day I'll go back and finish it. In the meantime enjoy!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Check out my new Video Portfolio!

I created this new video portfolio using a new tool called animoto. I think it's a cool way to market/promote your work online. Check them out

The Time is Now!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

You've just made a new friend!

Okay, so here another space themed Illustration i've been working on. I really love the look of space fantasy, sci-fi, the future, etc. I just basically wanted to have some fun and create a cool futuristic-looking space chick. probably form earth or some other far-away planet.--(Hence the blue hair!) The illustration is entirely my own, but the spaceship & background was copy & pasted from other sources. The background was put together from various stock-photos of outer space. The space ship I actually copy & pasted from this Anime poster I saw for a something called "Koshika". I just basically manipulated the color scheme a bit, added some glow effects and BAM! Made it into my own. I really like how this Illustration turned out though. Definitely a fun diversion from working on my graphic novel.

Here is the original drawing. Started off in pencil, then I hand-inked the drawing & scanned it into Illustrator. (Art Tip)--For those who don't know, Adobe Illustrator CS2--(What I use) has a function that will trace/re-trace your drawing using various styles--(Blck & white, Ink drawing, sketch, comics, photo, etc). I tend to like to trace my drawing using the comic option. Illustrator gives me even better, cleaner lines than Photoshop. As you can also see, some of the lines a little broken up, but that can be fixed later on in Illustrator. Also, once i've finished tracing the drawing, I can easily import the picture into Photoshop for coloring.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ya' Boy is Back!

It's been a couple of months since I posted some new artwork, but I'm back again. Hope my fellow artists out there are doing well and staying productive.

This just a quick piece I put together. Well, actually I started out by working on the character designs and well, it just kinda turned into this finished piece. This is actually a concept for an animated cartoon that I hope to pitch one day. Truthfully, I think I'm still in Sci-Fi mode after having seen Star Trek for the second time.

Here are two alternate versions of the main Characters. I usually create 2/3 different versions for my characters just to have other options to choose from.

I have a thing for blue-skinned aliens, but thought it would be better to go with the orange-skinned version because it adds a better contrast between the 2 main characters.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

"Just a little break from the Norm"....

I saw this photo of model Jessica White and had to do a sketch of her. I really liked how the light was used on the original photo.

Believe it or not, I sketched this picture using a ball point pen. I actually prefer sketching in pen as opposed to pencil sometimes. I guess I'm kinda weird like that.

The other sketches were all done in pen as well--Enjoy!

A fun sketch of a model I came across in one of those FHM magazines

I came across a photo of a this model in a magazine. I liked her pose and wanted to do a sketch of her.

Another fun model sketch.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ya' best Protect ya' Neck!

This is a sketch of my main rival character in my hip-hop graphic novel. I really enjoy drawing this character because it allows me the chance to play around with
perspective and make him dynamic.

I can't wait to draw his battle scene with my main character--(See December & September post).

I wanted to create a Rapper /thug that looked strong and intimidating--(Kind of like Sagat from Street Fighter).

His design was inspired by characters like 50 Cent, M.O.P. Xzibit, to name a few.

But since my story takes place in the future his style had to look somewhat futuristic but still rugged for the streets.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My first post of the new Year!!!

This isn't a picture of MLK, but mainly an image of what someone like MLK and President Obama represents...A Community Leader. It's just simply a picture of a Community Leader speaking to the people along with his wife. Again, this Illustration was created years ago, so I didn't have any particular person in mind when i created it.

Since it's Obama's Inauguration / MLK holiday and all, I thought It would be cool to post something to go along with the spirit of the occasion. This is an older illustration from years ago, but I thought it would be cool to use it anyway.

But anyways, that's it for now. Check me out again soon!