Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Quick Production Post ..

I have been meaning to post this image for a little while. So I figured this was a good a time as any. Say hello to Chuck everyone. He is one of the character designs I have put together for an ongoing project I was hired to do.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Fuerte's Rush Down....

Hello all, I just got back from my two week excursion last night, and while trying to catch up on things this morning, I had realized that I have not updated for a while. So I just wanted to make this a quick post. Here is the piece I submitted for for the Street Fighter IV Inside Cover Art contest. I think it is now safe to say I did not win...soooo I am pretty sure I can post this image now.

While I was in Trinidad a few new great opportunities had presented themselves. So I just wanted to thank those people that went out of their way to help me out, and get me in contact with the right people. So make sure to keep checking back for more information on some upcoming projects, and events.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

This one is for all the Junkies....

Recently I have discovered the joys of Sigler-ism, and for you to totally get the full meaning of the title of this post you will have to experience him for yourselves. And when i say "him" .. I mean Scott Sigler. He is a writer who created a large following by creating "podiobook" versions of his novels online for free. They are truly an experience because he records all of them himself while doing the individual voices of all the character. The piece above is based on one of his novels called THE ROOKIE which you can find on his website. I must warn you though if you are squeamish I recommend that you listen at you own risk. If not..well you are in for some fun.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Pretty Awesome in Pink...

Sure he looks like a giant butterfly, but would you want to meet him in a dark alley? This is the newest contribution to my SFIV alt. costume series. A friend of mine wanted to draw Guile but when i saw this get up.. I could not resist. Enjoy

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Happy Halloween from the CHOP SHOP...

Here are some images I did for the new shape on Chop Shop Shapes. I suggest you head over there and take a look at all the other contributors as well. They are all worth your time. For those of you who are keeping track this is when you should be asking yourself ...where is the new Street Fighter image? ...and my answer to that is be patient. More to come.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Bison and the Bear...

This week I decided to Illustrate M. Bison for my SF project. I am asking the same question here that I am asking on the SRK forums. Which character should I do next? I want to keep this project going and I want so sort outside involvement. So if you want to .. feel free to leave a comment with your suggestions.

And for all you bear lovers out there here is a little extra for you. This is Big Bear in the Yellow Hat, and he wants to say hello.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Week 4 belongs to Sagat.

This weeks addition is Sagat. Like I have mentioned before I have been experimenting with new processes, and so far I like where it is going. This particular character is extremely stylized. And when it comes to Sagat it has to be just to let you know this man is menacing. Due to a friends advice I started posting on the SRK fan art forums. He told me make sure to post the SF images where real fans could appriciate the work. Which ... makes all the sense in the world.
And here is a little extra this week. One of my favorite novels of the recent day was Anansi's Boys by Neil Gaiman. This is a portrait of Anansi based on his description in the book. If you are familiar with African folklore you would know exactly who this character is. He is a character full of mischief and some of the greatest stories ever told.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Why is her foot on fire?

Here is one of the new characters called C. Viper in her alt costume. To me she is an amalgam of a few SNK characters but I'm not complaining. When I showed this to a close friend of mine the first reaction was .."Why is her foot on fire?". I made me laugh .. and at the same time it made me think. Enjoy, and make sure to check back next week for another installment of my little Street Fighter "tribute".

Monday, September 15, 2008

This Dude is a Beast!!

It is Monday, and therefor I have the second installment of my Geek-tastic project for you all. The Boxer was my second choice for my latest en devour. I love this new look (even though it is a mix up of Apollo Creed and T.J Combo ) because it adds another dimension to the characters. We have seen 25 years of the same old costumes and the near gear as well as the graphic and tactical update breathes an new life into the classic fighting game. Like the title says this dude is a BEAST , and to prove it take a look at the following video. About 37 seconds into the vid he unleashes one massive combo.

Aaaaand I think I am done geeking out for the day. So enjoy the piece and enjoy the video. Don't forget to check back for the weekly installments, there is a lot more where this came from.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Any one that knows me well enough has an idea of much of a Street Fighter fan I am. Just recently Street Fighter IV has hit a select few arcades in the United States, and I had a chance to play it. In all honesty... I completely GEEKED out over the game. So much in fact that I decided to do a series of pieces depicting the SF characters in their new alternate costumes. So each week I will attempt to post a new installment.

Also, I was recently asked to put together a few "sketches" of what a modern day detective office would look like, and I figured I would post them here.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Duenne on my Back... and a few other updates.

Here is a piece that I did that will eventually be part of a series I am working on. For those of you who have been keeping tabs, the creepy little creature should look familiar.

Also, the new issue of The Coup has gone live. Above is and illustration I did for one of the articles which talked about Countries that are now banning Reggae artists from performing due to their homophobic lyrics. Sadly I was informed that this would be the last issue of the Coup for quite some time.

Last but not least, Chop Shop Shapes will be brewing with talented artists once again starting next Sunday, so stay tuned.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

He Killed "A Milli"

I just wanted to quickly post this piece that I had put together this past week. It is a portrait of Asher Roth. He is an up and coming Hip Hop artist straight out of the burbs. He has been getting a lot of press as of late, and I feel it is well deserved. Enjoy...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Go See EXODUS...

This was a piece I had recently put together in order to promote the upcoming play EXODUS. Which is part of the The New York International Fringe Festival . I was approached by the writer and given a synopsis of the production. From there I was off to the races.

I was able to put together a few work-ups that I felt best gave you the feel of the play, but did not totally give it away. Upon review... the second work up was chosen but they mentioned the colors were too harsh, and asked If I could tone them down.
Taking note of what was said, I moved onto the final.

If you are interested tickets and more information can be found are HERE.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fun with office supplies, and brand new Illustrations...

Here is an image I had put together one day at my former place of employment. On one of my breaks I had started doodling with a BIC pen. Then came the highlighters and white out. This was really a lot of fun, and I really liked the outcome. And as you can see I had Transformers on the brain that day...

Also head on over to The COUP MAGAZINE, where three new illustrations of mine can be found. One was the Cover image for the magazine...as you can see above.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Storyteller...

This time around I was inspired by the compiled works of the Hip Hop artist Lupe Fiasco. I remember when I was first introduced to his music my friend said “you have to listen to this guy... Each of his songs tells a story...They all have a beginning, middle, and end.” I eventually copped his first album Food and Liquor and instantly became a fan. Ever since, all of his albums (Mix tapes as well) have been on a regular rotation on my iPod. With this piece I tried to take elements from his music and try to create an interesting composition out of them. Hope you like.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Tipping the Issue...

I was recently comissioned by The Coup Magazine to do a lead in image for thier latest issue.

I was able to play with dimensions of the piece, hence the reason you see little variation between this sketch and the next.

Even though the Art editor liked this particular composition, she ultimately wanted something a little more simple but had a greater impact.

This is the work up of the final piece minus the font.

This is the final. Here your can see the entire idea realized. This was the first time I went the route of using font as part of my finished illustration. By introducing the font I was able to give the phrase "The Justice Issue" a double meaning.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Lyrical Assault...

This particular piece was inspired by the song 75_Bars off the new album by the Legendary Roots Crew. Entitled "Rising Down" the album dropped today. Even though I am huge fan of them, I must admit I had not found out about Leonard "Hub" Hubbard stepping down as their lead bassist until AFTER I finished this piece…Shame on me.

I recommend picking this album up because the Roots never disappoint. Hell I called in late to work today just so I could go pick it early. Shhhhh….that’s our little secret.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Two-fer Special...

It has been a little while since my last post. I have been quite busy. Fear not though, because I have two posts condensed into one.

One thing that’s kept me busy is the piece I posted above. The story behind this is that I was given the opportunity to create an image for the cover of the upcoming album by The Blackhorse Project; headed by Mikeloliver and lead vocalist Miss Brooks. They specialize in authentic NYC Deep House Music. On Molaman Records, the Album is due to drop with cover image and all at the end of May so make sure you listen out.

Next order of fun is Chop Shop Shapes... This particular blog (that I contribute too on a regualr basis) is headed by Aaron Brewer of Brewtoons.com. The concept of this site is relatively simple idea, but oh so wonderful all at the same time. Each week or so Mr. Brewer posts a new shape and from there all who wish to contribute have to create an image (or more) involving that shape. My contribution for this week for this week is posted above. If you want to see the shape it is based on you best head on over. I promise it will be worth your time

Friday, March 14, 2008

The Results are In...

Recently I had submitted a piece for consideration for Beasts! Book 2, but unfortunately my piece was not chosen. But on the brighter side of things one of my old studio mates from school did so… Congrats Jen!! (Jennifer Tong).

The Second order of business is that my Prints page is finally up. There, you will be able to purchase quality reproductions of some of my work. I recommend checking back periodically because I will be adding new ones from time to time. So spread the word…

Friday, February 15, 2008

What Lies Beneath...

This piece came together as a result of a recent sit down I was able to have with an Art Director for a well known magazine. I would not go as far as mentioning that person's name but, I would like to thank that person for taking the time out to sit down and talk to me and give me some much needed feedback.

As you can see this particular piece is a response to the recent story revolving around Angelina Jolie and her non-revealing gown.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pond Water...

My Illustration entitled "Pond Water" was recently published in the winter 2007 edition of CMYK magazine.If you come across a copy don't hesitate to pick it up.