Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Was getting dark and bumped into a painting group at this spot and set up a few trees behind them to try and get a quick one in- they stopped over and said hello- even though I was rushing as fast as possible to get something on my board, I think I showed them all my bad painting habits- not scraping my palette every night, using a brush to mix my colors instead of the knife, etc etc. Slightly embarrassing, but I admit it- I have some horrible habits when it comes to painting, as you can see from my muddy colors...
Monday, November 09, 2009
Friday, November 06, 2009
"Mospeda Complete Artworks" has been enthusiastically added to the Last Outpost art book review-
...which can easily be found by clicking here.
I found the book I never knew I had always wanted the other day.
Packed full of character sheets, mechanical and interior designs, concepts and backgrounds for both Earth and Invid forces. So much stuff I had never seen before!!!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Its getting towards the end of the year and I figured its time for me to reveal my 2009 crush. And there she is, my rig, the red, sometimes three speed, free spirit. I have been loving this bike all year. Here is the set up along with a detailed shot of my custom, tech, security system. I just lock the whole thing up down on the street no problem.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Super excited to announce that the Story Builders line of playsets I worked on with the great guys over at Sprig Toys has been released and is out on store shelves! The packaging looks really great and I'm honored to be associated with such a fantastic, smart company like Sprig, "Where kids power the fun!"
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
For the second season in a row, the very lovely and charming ladies at the Kate Spade office asked me to return to paint the latest graphic theme on their showroom wall. I snapped a couple pics of the showroom before all the dress forms and displays were installed. Hopefully I can get a hold of some shots of the completed room and post them soon. I thought their concept of roller coasters and Coney Island fun was very timely.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Besides fly in the Tiger Squandron of Cosmo Zero fighters with Derek Wildstar, what I wanted most when I was a little kid was to get to grow up in a Shaolin Monastary like Kwai Kai Chang. It was with some sadness to hear David Carradine passed away, farewell Kwai Chang Caine.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
I participated in Kyle Cameron's 11:52 project the other morning.
What were you doing at exactly 11:52 am?
I was sketching- actually I was sketching while baby sitting my car from the NYPT (New York Police Parking Police). One of the most exceptionally ruthless city departments I have ever encountered.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Today marks the 3rd year of posts to the Last Outpost! Happy Birthday! This third year, one of my favorite numbers, will be commemorated with a repost of my very first post- looks like I was just getting back from an amazing trip to Italy! The little town of Treviso we stayed in remaining one of my favorite places in the entire world.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Oil on a 9x12 board and a couple hours
For all you workshop/figure painting junkies, I made yet another gallery where these quickstudies can all live. Eventually I will make a button for the right hand column, but for now you can access it by clicking here. Happy Spring!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Im not sure what brought up this long lost memory, but the other morning it all popped into my head. I couldnt of been any older than 7, and I recall this woman named Bianca who lived down the street from us that my parents had become friends with. I clearly remember her face, her little house in Santa Cruz, and a handful of paintings propped against the wall. I also remember hearing how she had worked at Disney and with what I recall as some bitterness, she had developed the character Dumbo.
I was having a hard time sleeping that morning so I got up and did a little research, and yup, there she was, Bianca Majorie, the first woman to be hired by Walt to the Story department at Disney in the '30's. All of you in the business understand what a monumental achievement it is to make it into the story department, and for a woman in the 1930s to be brought into such a male dominated industry should clearly indicate what a Titan she must have been. Im happy that I was able to find out about her, but still its disappointing nothing what so ever is mentioned about her in my Disney Animation Studios "Story" Archive Book or much at all anywhere, even though she seems to be truly a monumental and historical figure of the Animation industry. One touching and profound quote of hers does remain though in regards to the Elmer the Elephant story; "that usefulness is more important than beauty ... that things that are not decorative may be extremely useful and should be cherished for that reason."
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I've been working on some playset prototypes for the fine folks of Sprig Toys and they were kind enough to give me a guest pass to this years Toy Fair. Had a really great time- my favorite booths being; TWH Collectibles, who make scale nearly functioning diecast models of some really really large mining and excavating cranes, shovels, draglines, loaders and a variety of other bits of large equipment. Amazing stuff. My other three favorites were the Bruder booth, Playmobile (the jaques cousteau looking marine playsets made me want to get in the bathtub again), and of course, Sprig Toys.
Had a great time and met some fantastic people. Quite a different vibe than the comic show I had gone to the week earlier. Heres an image of one of the twh toys. The nice lady at he booth left me with the impression that since these are scale replicas, its what companies like P&H Mining, La Tourneau, Bucyrus etc use to sell the actual product. The toys/models were really impressive, I can see how those buyers and execs for the actual mining companies would be salivating and ready to drop millions for this stuff. Sign me up!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Its 2009 and Im pretty sure its safe to post a few of these mini golf concepts from a past project- Mostly I would get a render of the fairway and the hole from the game designer and then I would paint in the setting according to what environment it belonged to- and pass the concept off to the modeler.