Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Toyhunter name

So a new name to match a new movie..this one did not take as much time or effort, but it looks fun.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Portraits of The Crew

At my work I have a group of artists that I pal around with and as a art project we decided to do stylized portraits of each other. I did mine on Watercolor paper with ink and watercolor wash @ 8"x10".

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Punisher Toy Hunter Title

There is a new Marvel movie coming out called Punisher:War Zone, I am very excited about this movie and in honor of it I have made a new Toy Hunter Title and I am going to change my page to reflectthe new movie...check it out.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Art from the San Diego Comic Convention 2008 #1

Well the San Diego Comic Convention ended last week and it was a blast. I went for 5 days, I went for business and pleasure I got both. I went to the portfolio review booths and showed my work to professional and I had such good feedback I was reviewed by Hasbro and Dark Horse Comics and they both were so kind and had great words about my art they took my sample books and gave me great tips to work on so maybe I can get some professional work. Here I am at the Dark Horse review with Chris Warner senior editor, he liked my work but wanted to see a more variety in my people and city scenes..I am going to do some work and go again next year.

Below is the pleasure part of of the Con, I got ot meet several professionals that I have wanted to meet for a long time...check out the next few entries below for details.

Art from the San Diego Comic Convention 2008 #2

Here is one of my favorite comic book artists Travis Charest, he is a genius, his attention to detail and his line work is simply beautiful, he signed my Wild C.A.T.S #1 and he was selling a small book that he signed also.

Here is David Finch his artwork is simply crazy he is wild in his line form but he can put so much in one frame and still make it look so tight! He was really nice and he signed a book of his sketches I bought also, great guy. He also signed my Aphrodite 9 #1 & #2.

Art from the San Diego Comic Convention 2008 #3

This is J. Scott Campbell who I have admired since his first full book Gen13. He was great and very personable, he looked at my sample book said he liked a lot of the illustrations. He signed my Gen13 #1 and Spider-Man #30.

Here is Darwyn Cooke a great artist who illustrates in a classic style of the 40's and 50's he waas really nice also talk to me for a few minutes. He signed my Catwoman #1.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Michael Turner / R.I.P.

Michael Turner was a great artist and storyteller, I idolized his career and his success and I wanted to meet him on a professional level some day. I met him at the San Diego Comic Con a long time ago and he was such a wonderful guy. Good-Bye fellow artist, you will be missed.

Friday, April 25, 2008

A new Toy Hunter name/ IRON Toy HUnter

A new logo to reflect the Iron Man movie that is coming out next week
and to reflect my Toy Hunter blog theme.

Friday, April 11, 2008


I was asked to draw Superman for a client in I did, I didn't take to much time (the budget was very low) maybe a hour or so. After I got done I wanted to see what it looked like colored so I took it into Photoshop and colored it was a fun afternoon.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Epic Property Managment

I was hired by J&D Property Management to create a logo for their new name Epic Property Management.
I did this logo in Adobe Illustrator.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Guitar Hero Sign / Finishing

Here are a couple of pictures of me in my studio working on this sign. The first pictures are the painting before the black is added. The black makes the painting pop! The three holes in the bottom are being filled with color Gels and strobes to give the Guitar Hero effect. This painting was done with Liquitex laytex paints.

Guitar Hero Sign / Beginning

I was hired by Guitar Hero fan to create this sign...I did not cut the shape but I painted it. It is a 3/4 MDO board primed. I will post more images soon.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Desert Star Backdrops / Finished!

THEY ARE COMPLETE!!! I was hired by the Desert Star Theatre in Murray, Utah fo create 3 new back drops for their new production of Wizard of Odd. These images in their original state are 26' x 13' and fill the entire stage...they are huge. I created these images 100% in Photoshop CS3 and did a 1:1 ratio and reduced that in half to get a high res file that would look great for the printing. I taxed my little Mac Mini to it's limits and each file was close to 2 GB, so it took nearly 10 minutes to save each time. This was a really big project, I had only 3 and a half weeks and they all went through major changes and revisions...and as anyone knows I have very little time anyways with my million other projects so I would stay up till 12:00 or 1:00 in the morning a lot to get these done. I really had a good time doing them and feel my Photoshop knowledge is at a solid A game.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Smurf Houses

Here is a closer look at the Smurf style houses that I have done for the drops. I have painted them in Photoshop and have several different colors...they were so much fum to work on.

Desert Star Backdrops / Almost there!

Here is my progress on the backdrops for the Desert Star, they are getting huge! Back drop 2 is 1.4 G is the biggest file I have ever created...I am pushing my Mac Mini to the edge when I work on sure is a lot of work, I pour every free amount of time I have into this project. I will put up the final images when the project is over.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I love LOST so much I made this little image that I put on my computer. I made it in Illustrator and Photoshop CS3.

Desert Star Sketch

Here is the first drop half way done.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Desert Star Color Comp

I have been hired by the Desert Star Theater to design the Backdrops for their new show "The Wizard of Odd". Here is one of the Color Comps that I have done for them.