For the last 3 years I have been hired to go paint a Star Wars character on the walls of condominiums in St. George, Utah. This year was Boba Fett. It is always an adventure to run down to St.George and do this, it is a 5 hour drive there, a scramble to get everything taped, drawn and sketched out, and entire day to lay out base colors and texture, and then another day to do the black and clean up and a 5 hour drive back, and it all has to happen in one weekend. It is really fun to see the finished result and to be honest I could draw Star Wars characters ALL DAY!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
I have been hired to do 6 pages of a book called The Last Event from a small publishing house in New York and I couldn't be more excited. I have almost finished the pencil roughs for the 6 pages and can't wait to start the inks on the project! I have included the roughs and character sketches for the project.
Friday, April 18, 2014
I was asked to storyboard the first commercial for BEAU. We are making this in hopes to use BEAU as a production company for all of the Broadview school network. We are really hoping it takes off and works. Fingers Crossed everyone!!
Friday, April 04, 2014
The first official comic book came out from BEAU this week.
I am so very excited about this... This is the first comic book I ever produced and it turned out brilliantly!
I built the comic under a new title of DEAN Comics and I am Editor in chief (of course). I have never put together a comic book and was so excited to get it completed!
The art comes from the "12 x12 A Comic Book Competition" that we put on last year in coop fashion with the Salt Lake Comic Con. It has great art from the public and from the students at BEAU.
If you would like to purchase one please let me know, they are only a dollar and all proceeds go to an event to help the students.
I'm an editor!
Monday, January 13, 2014
Last year I was asked to design 2 masks for the Utah Arts Festival Masquerade Ball which is a fund raiser for the UAF. It was very fun and if you scroll back 1 year from this post you will see the masks I did last year. I was asked again by the UAF to create 2 more masks for this years masquerade.
I have dedicated my art to moving in the genre of Comic Book Art so everything I do has to have a Comic Book feel, style, or aesthetic to it.
These masks are plastic masks I bought at Michael's and deco-paged old 1990's comic books to them. I glossed the surfaces in contrasting gloss and matte vanishes to bring out the color and texture of the masks. I added handles to the bottoms so people could hold them in front of their faces.
It was a hard process to get these done since it was a medium I had never used before and I had good time challenging myself to complete them.
One is DC comic books and the other is Marvel comic books.
Friday, December 20, 2013
This year at the annual Christmas Party for all the Broadview University campuses (5 in total) they annouced the awards for Factulty of the Year and I won for our campus. I was really honored, and surprised, and happy to recieve this award being my first year at the university... hopefully it won't be a downward slope after this... I will try to win it again next year.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
I was hired by a local MMA Gym and Clothing Retailer to design 2 mascots for their stores and for a shirt...
White Shepard is the name of the dojo and the mascot is "the head of a White german Shepard on the body of an MMA fighter, in a Brazilian Gi, with MMA gloves, and standing in the stance of one of the founders of Brazilian Ju-Jitsu Helio Gracie".... that was the description I was given.
This is the end result
The second mascot is for a clothing line they produce and they wanted " A skull with a hoodie, with a body of an MMA fighter and with MMA gloves on... but only the upper torso"
This is the end result.....
They loved them both and so they will have images printed on all of their merchandise.