Wednesday, September 18, 2013

3D Update!

Hey all!

First post in a while, but I wanted to update.  Recently got a job at the Detroit Institute of Arts working guest services and also working for the exhibit "Watch Me Move: The Animation Show", which is a history of the art of animation!  Stoked!  Gonna get to meet Paul Dini and a whole bunch of other of my heroes when they come and lecture during special screenings.

Second, I'm back in school again, this time learning 3D animation.  I'm only taking one class at a time, since I'm not taking out any loans, so I'm trying to pay it off as I go.  Which means I have to be responsible and no more chainsawing for a while.  Sad face.

But here's my first ever build in 3DS Max!  It's incredibly rough, considering this is after my second time playing with the software.  I'm sort of pleased though!

Anywho- Bender!

That's all for now, folks!  More progress as it occurs!  If you have any tips, tricks, pointers and whatever else, please, tell me!  I need to figure this stuff out, and it'd be greatly appreciated!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Playing Catch Up! Days 7&8

I was so incredibly busy with family stuff this weekend that I didn't have a chance to really draw.  So here I am playing catch-up!  Two characters in one picture counts as two, I don't care who says otherwise. Day 7&8 Zod and Darkseid!

I like this one, and I want to work on it more. I'm also thinking I should start a Tumblr, as I don't think anybody uses Blogspot anymore.

Anywho, here's to drawing more stuff soon! Tomorrow Superboy and Supergirl!


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Bizarro and Brainiac WIPs

Hey gang!

I started doing the Bizarro and Brainiac drawings and here's their WIPs.  Wednesday and Thursday nights are incredibly rough for me, since I don't get out of work until 5pm and have to be back at work at 5am, so there's not much drawing time, and when there is, I'm pretty beat after 12 hours of work.  Since I get out really early tomorrow, I'll try to have them both finished up, as well as work on General Zod.  I'm realizing that I'm spending to much time trying to make a huge piece, when I should just be trying to draw the character, but I was getting bored of that, and I could use some portfolio pieces.  The characters I really like, I'm going to try and do full pictures for, everybody else just gets their portrait, bwahaha.

This Bizarro drawing is supposed to make reference to the Action Comics #1, or Superman's first appearance.  I'm gonna have him with his foot on the car, and that red blob up front is the same screaming guy.

Brainiac is pretty Matrixy looking.  His right arm needs work, but it's a decent place holder for now.  I wanted to do something different than the other Brainiacs that I saw.  A good mix of mechanical and human, sort of H.R. Gieger, with an attempted art nouveau layout feel.  Notice I said "attempted". 

Bizarro and Brainiac are two of my favorite villains, as well as Darkseid, so I really wanted to spend a good amount of time on them, instead of cranking out rushed garbage like I did with Parasite.  These ones, I'd like to make into a nice and neat finished picture once they're complete.

Anywho, another post tomorrow. Same Bat-Time, same Bat-Channel.  Wait, shoot, we're doing Superman now.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Day Four Bonus Post!

The more reguar Mr. Mxyztplk I had started on.  I felt like everybody was going to do something like this, so I tried to do something different.


Mr Mxyzptlk!

Remember kids, Mix-Yzz-Spit-Lick!

He's always been fun for me, at least the ones I saw voiced by Gilbert Godfried.
My first drawing was going to be him as The Great Gazoo with a Superman Fred Flintstone, because they always seemed very similar to me, but I didn't feel like drawing two people tonight, considering I have to be up at 5:30am for work.

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I'm out!


Monday, June 3, 2013


My combination of Metallo and Fleischer's "Mechanical Monsters", since I really love the old Fleischer cartoons.

More tomorrow!  This one was done pretty quick, as I'm a busy, busy boy.


Sunday, June 2, 2013


Day 2- Parasite!

I'm not the biggest fan of Parasite's design in any form.  Cool character, silly design in almost every fashion that's not Alex Ross's version.

 Here's mine.

 I tried using watercolor pencil, which is the first time I've ever actually used it before.  I like the medium, and I need to spend more time with it, as this is clearly just a muddy mess.  I feel like it'll be better for backgrounds than characters. I figured I'd try different styles through this whole challenge, with different mediums and such.  We'll see how it goes!


p.s. this looks like something I would have drawn in middle school. Oh well.


Hey everybody!

Started a Superman Draw Challenge today, that goes until my the new Superman movie comes out (on my birthday no less!)

Anywho, here's day- Doomsday!

I didn't give him pants, because I hate that Doomsday always wore pants.  He was evolved to do nothing but kill and destroy, not reproduce, so why would he even have genitals?   He should be nothing but punching and killing power.

I wanted to add some motion blurs, and some debris from where he was punching.  It's to late, and I've already had 50 hours of work this week.

Tomorrow is Parasite!

Be sure to check out all of my friends art, Angel Onofre, Mike Wytrykus, Brandi Greene, Angelo "Jello" Ramirez, Davis Nguyen, Trevor McCandless, etc.


Monday, March 18, 2013

Zombie time!


Just a bit of practice putting rendering on a 3d object!  Yes, my face.

This was back on Halloween, just trying to get post some stuff for make up, paint application to 3d objects for prop design and such.

It's all in states of progression, the bottom being the first picture, the top being the most recent.

More sculpting and prop stuff soon!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Opinions? Suggestions?  It's my first enviro design.  IT's very rough, and very grey.  I'm not sure how you do Gotham City without it being "Grey".

I need to learn to work faster. Speed painting is something I'd like to learn how to do.


Monday, February 4, 2013



Sorry for the lack of posts, I've been quite busy.

I've started on a new project with some friends from college to make a Batman short.

I've just finished the treatment, and now we're all working on some concept art and character design.

Here's a WIP of some environmental work.  I've never really done any speed painting or environmental work before (insert lumberjack joke here).

If you know Batman, you know that theater.  I still want to add some art deco fluffery to the sign and pillars out front.

I wish I could actually speed paint like those sci-fi artists, but hey. With practice, right?