heres the shirt the ben dale and i did
05 October 2008
26 September 2008
23 September 2008
Sorry guys, i know its been awhile.
i've been swamped on 2 fronts....i've had a heavy dose of freelance work followed by a moderate dose of laziness.
so let's get the ball rolling here's the quick pencils of a piece im working on. The colors should be following shortly.
10 August 2008
here's a nice lil headshot i did to practice coloring something that doesnt have lineart in the final piece...more "painting" than my usual comic colored stuff.
.....it came out alil dark when i converted to a web safe .gif but w/e. and i dont really know what it is, it started out as a vampire then kinda turned into a green goblin/ skrull lovechild.
27 July 2008
24 July 2008
Finally! Topps finally put out the 2008 football cards so i can FINALLY show off the cards i designed!!!!!!
i designed all the cards for the "NFL DYNASTIES" set. they showcase dynasty teams (including of course the awesome Patriots,*which i designed first:P*)
and they come 4 different ways theres a
1. base card= the plain version, its still a insert but not worth much.
2. auto = same card as the base BUT has the players autograph on it.
3. relic= same as the base, but has a piece of the jersey embedded in the card.
4. auto relic= has a piece of jersey AND a autograph
so same as the baseball series here are my 3 designs i did for the set the 3rd card being the one they picked. *Only the LAST one is the one they picked*
and here's what they ended up as.....pretty much how i designed it but they shortened the super bowl dates, so instead of 2001, its just 01. liked it better 2001 but, w/e
plz excuse the quality of the pics below i grabbed em from Ebay, cuz im too lazy to scan in the ones i got at work today...and i only got a Ronnie Lott and Jerry Rice. still waiting on the Brady
Well, here's the Tom Brady Tribute cards i did, that WERE approved and ready to go....until the Pats lost the super bowl.
apparently you can break all the offense records and go undefeated, end up 18-1..and they stiff Brady on the "you rule card"........ugh. it hurts even writing about it.
so here's the cards that were gonna be put out.....sucks cuz i really dug designing them and i wanted to see how they ended up
20 July 2008
so felix, beckett, and i started a flash competition cuz i really wanted to learn flash and nothing makes me learn more than getting ur face smushed in by your 2 friends that know flash way more than you do.
so we started out simple for me. the first round is shapes only, no people animation, etc etc. just shapes.
so i thought about it and the coolest thing i know that just has shapes in it is....well here see for yourself.
*note* starts off slow, but stick with it, it gets alittle better. also plz be gentle i've only used flash for a week, so this is a weeks knowledge of flash.
as the competition gets harder hopefully i'll get better *fingers crossed*
HIT THE LINK TO SEE MY FLASH ANIMATION!
12 July 2008
here's the 1st piece of the "W Series"
its basically showing how movies, comics, etc have influenced my life and put me on the road to do what i've wanted to do since i was 4. create art for a living.
so heres "Power of the pencil"
07 July 2008
06 July 2008
I got an email from Mightyfanatic saying that he stumbled upon my first 2 series of Mighty Muggs and dug them enuff to throw them on his forum The Mighty Muggs Lounge
and asked if i had anymore Muggs, so here they are: Series 3
(theres one missing that i'm still looking for, when i finally find it, i'll drop it in)
29 June 2008
25 June 2008
24 June 2008
13 June 2008
My work was cool enuff to throw me a pass so i could check out the 2008 Licensing Expo at the Javits Center in good ol NYC
it's always cool when you get to go to an expo DURING work, i basically got paid to go around check out all the cool booths and grab some free lootz
here's a few of the pics i took wit my phone, hope ya likes.
12 June 2008
06 June 2008
03 June 2008
Here's the other insert card i did for the 2008 topps baseball set.
its the Stadium Patch cards. the yankees and the mets are getting new stadiums and this is the last year the teams are gonna play in the old ones so they put out this card to celebrate the old stadiums or w/e.
here's my first design for the 2 cards:
and here's what it ended up as:
kk, so this is the last work stuff for awhile...hopefully i'll post some pencils soon
29 May 2008
I know I said this is for Non-work stuff...........but it's my blog so too bad:P
Finally after like 5 months my baseball cards are out!!! WOOOT!
I designed the Topps Stars and the 2008 Stadium patch cards for the 2008 Topps Baseball card set.
heres the 3 designs i did for the topps cards: the third one being the one they picked.
and here' the final product (i grabbed this pic from Ebay, i actually got 2 of the cards from work, so hopefully i'll stop being lazy and take some better photos of it)
and here's a bad review from "Cardboard Junkie" he reviews all the trading cards and had this to say "Once again there are two inserts in the pack. The Topps Stars card is shiny and glowy and gold and boring. It's a nice card but not my thing."
....awesome. good to see the fans dig my card design:P
So my friend Beckett called me up today. He was swamped with work and needed my help to meet his deadlines.
He needed a poster for a company that was gonna use it for.....i really don't know i stopped paying attention when he said he needed help and threw money at me:P
only catch was he needed it in 2 hours. so here it is.
24 May 2008
16 May 2008
13 May 2008
So a couple of my friends have taken to drawing on the train,
so i decided to give it a try. The fat lady bumping my elbow and
the haggard shakes and turns of the train doesn't really make for
good pieces........plus the next time i decide to draw on the train
i might wanna bring my sketch book and not rely on the scraps of paper
in my backpack:P
so here's some haggard sketchs from a moving train.........sigh
12 May 2008
Well, no new pics this weekend.
But I figured i'd post something so here's some pics from the
KT Saturday (aka me hanging with my kid day)
This saturday we went up to my old school ala The Joe Kubert School
and paid a visit to my friend Ben Dale who teaches there every Sat.
It was fun, Ben and KT really hit it off.
Ben even gave her a stuffed gorilla that she now calls "Ben"
here's the pix
so I promise that I'll post up the colors for the Star Wars pic this week and if all goes right some Thor pencils!! :P
oh and the Iron Man movie RULES!!!! Thx Brian, Brian, and Steve it was an awsome time!
........even though Steve didn't get the after the credit thing and how cool that was
01 May 2008
26 April 2008
I wanted to do a warm up 2night and I couldn't figure out what to do. While I was thinking about it I glanced over and saw the Gear Head issues that a old friend penciled gave me at the NYC comic con........and it all fell into place.
so here's a simple illustrator warm up.
hit the link to check out/order some Gear Head and check out Kevins blog for the updates KevinMellon.com
25 April 2008
My friend Ben and I are totally stoked on those stupid Mighty Muggs toys, and when I made up my "Mighty Muggs that they'll never make" (scroll down if ya don't know) Ben rocked my out acouple of his own in pencil.
So when I did my warm up today I decided to speed paint one of Ben's Muggs in good ol Photoshop.
here's Ash from the Evil Dead. Hit up Ben's site for some Ben goodness www.zombiejr.com
24 April 2008
Nothing much to post up today, but I really want to post stuff every couple of days so here's one of my warm up sketches to get me loosened up.
I'll put some more stuff up later this week:P
I'm still debating whether or not I actully like this pic. and if I should ink and color it....i dunno...so far looking at the "not likely" vote.
21 April 2008
Well, Felix hooked me up with a 3 day Pro Pass to the New York City Comic Con, and it was awesome! Got to hang out at his table and meet up with some old friends!
here's a pic I did saturday
and here's some phone pic from the con (thx for the shakey cam on my Mantra pic Felix you suck:P)
Here's me and Jules hanging out with Mantra! LOLZ
And after 2 and a half hours on Sunday we finally found Spongebob Squarepants!!!!
Felix and Jules posing
random shenanigans (i make furries do my bidding)
and the BEST pic EVER!!! felix getting a massage!!! hehehehe
14 April 2008
12 April 2008
10 April 2008
here's the thumbs for the roughs, and loose pencils.
this is about as tight as my pencils get since I'm gonna ink and color it.
didn't like the hooded guys mouth so I erased it.....and forgot to draw it on before I scanned it in...now im actully thinking of re-doing the zombie behind the hoodie guy..he doesnt look that "zombie-like". The 2nd zombie face turned out much better..still not what I was going for, but it better than the first one:P
and the text is just there for placement, I'll give it a treatment and a different font in the finishes