Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Homework Lesson 1 Returned

Well my first lesson was returned. I did pretty well, I love constructive critique, it has always been my favorite part of art school. If you would like to read the comments I think they are pretty cool..this is the best part..for some reason my art was critiqued by Joe Kubert himself! The owner and proprietor of the Joe Kubert School of Comic Book Art, he is one of the greatest artists to have ever graced the comic art world and I have his art and writing all over my work..I absolutely am beaming!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Homework Lesson 1

Well my first Homework assignment is complete, that took a bit of time, had so many things come up on a personal level that I did not get it done in September like I wanted..or October...but now it is done!!
This assignment was a based around a Western scene, the class gives you the scenario and the script but the rest is left up to your imagination. you have to establish character faces and angles and then incorporate them in to the story...this is my depiction...I shall send it off have it graded and post what they say.
11" x 17" Graphite on Bristol Board

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Here is a fun site a friend turned me is a great way to see the process of how art is drawn..this is one I did. if you want to see in a full screen version.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Labor Day Creative Weekend

Here are the ones that have been submitted to me so far.....

Garrick Dean / Acrylic on Canvas

Eric Atencio / Graphite

Angie Jantz / Photography

Isabella Bersen / Graphite

Elledge Bowers / Graphite

Ben Simonsen / Graphite, Computer Color

Monday, August 24, 2009

Warm Up Piece

Well I have received my first class from the Joe Kubert school so I am about to begin, I decided to warm up by doing a piece of my favorite people you love to hate, The Bounty Hunters of the Star Wars galaxy (well not all, but some). It was a fun piece to do took a couple of weeks at just a hour or two a night. But it turned out pretty good. Enjoy
Graphite on Bristol Board 23" x 17"

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Giraffe Creative Project

We have been having a creative project at work. We found a artist who is trying to collect 1 Million giraffe drawings so we are trying to poll together as many drawings as we can to help out. Here is my contribution.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Joe Kubert's School of Cartooning and Comic Book Illustration

I am going to go back to school and get my official degree in Comic Book Illustration, I want to go pro in this genre and this school is the best there is!
I will still be living in SLC but doing correspondence classes from the school which is based in New Jersey. Wish me luck, I will start posting my art as I progress through the classes. Nuff' said!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Toy Hunter / Wolverine

With the new Wolverine movie coming out I designed my Toy Hunter logo around the movie logo, which is directly below.


One of my hardest challenges and also one of my favorite projects here at OC was to recreate our stone library to make it look more realistic. I took photos off the internet and used them to recreate all our stone, and there are a lot..these are only a few.

Ruby's and Garnets

Princess Cut Diamonds

and of course regular Round Diamonds

Here are some of the old stones and the new stones I have created, mind you these are all vector images that have been created in illustrator. The entire stone library I created (over 20 stones )
took close to a year to perfect, and in my opinion I can probably build them a little tighter.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

What I do everyday.

I have never blogged about what I do here at OC.I develop processes for new illustration, and continue to improve current processes we currently have. I find new ways to illustrate our product for a WOW effect to dazzle the client. Here are some examples of my work here at OC.

The top illustration is the old way of showing artwork to clients when I arrived here and it was my job to develop new ways of displaying artwork, so the one below it is the new process I developed using Illustrator and Photoshop to create the effect I needed.

The next couple images are recreating how we do 3-D illustration, they used to do flat 3-D and I have helped develop a Photo-realistic effect to make our illustration look great.

So that is what I do 8 hours a day..oh and I go to a lot of meetings and put out a ton of fires, and every now and then I help the artists here do some creative work.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


So we try to have as much creativity as possible at the OC and so we recently renamed our Art Storage folder on our server to Artchive..kinda witty.
So we had a small contest to come up with ideas for an illustration for the ideas are here..if you don't "get" the second one it is an Art-C-Hive (Artsy-Hive) get it...
Pencil on paper.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Cows with a new perspective

So the sales office like the cow drawing I did but wanted a new perspective on the cows so you could see them eating each others I redrew the image and it turned out a little better...I okayed the original sketch and inked it this time, so I think it looked a little bit sharper.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Sales Cartoon 2

The sales team asked me to do another this one I know I have seen this one before , but hey they ask me to produce..I produce.
Pencil sketch colored in photoshop

Monday, January 05, 2009

Sales Cartoon

I did this cartoon for one of our sales staff, it is a remake of one he had seen before but it was fun drawing.