I depict the guy who saw the thong as Jesus, who is just in awe of this woman behind he has to take a picture. Jesus finds himself inside the bar where he stood outside 10 years ago, and as coincidence he see the lady beside him, now at first he doesn't recognize her, but when she turned her back to him, he realized who it was. He pulls out his phone to confirm and uses this to break the ice. Well, it doesn't turn out to great, as shes not impressed...by Jesus.
This is a storyboard I did for class. It's for Cadillac Escalade. This is the layout, we see two cars racing around a mountain in some kind of competition, then we fade out to see it's actually two children playing with cars in a sandbox bragging about their cars. Back in to the imagination, we start to see a rumble in the distance as a silhouetted SUV comes up from behind. Back in reality, the children dont know what to make of the noise so they continue to play, until they realize what's coming for them. It's played out in the imagination that the SUV coming from behind has caused them to bail and jump off a cliff. Then back in reality we see the kids have had to dodge out of the way for a Cadillac Escalade who's parked right on their sandbox. Zooming into the tire which has crushed both their toy cars, with a slogan "Cadillac...We Crush the Competition".
Here's the completed pencils for the Charlie Chaplin speech assignment I've been doing. I've also included the second piece to this assignment as well, we had to make two and so I went with a collage approach..not very good at them really.
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"The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the people and so long as men die liberty will never perish. Soldiers: don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts. You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are men. You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate, only the unloved hate. The unloved and the unnatural."
The first of this series is Lee Reed, which only seemed fitting.With these picture here, the first was a reductive rough sketch, from there I've started painting which is the second photo. Now the picture was taken in black and white, the painting is actually done in a bunch of different colours, but I'll post what it really looks like at once its finished. But I'm already thanking everyone who is already showing interest in the series and is supporting it already. I'm proud to be from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
So since Fan Expo, I havn't posted much of anything, mostly because of school starting and working on the character design and single issue 16 page comic I'm working on. I can't go into too much detail on the comic and character designs just yet, but eventually. School is going good, its getting my mind back into really thinking like an illustrator and artist. Well, back to work.
So here's the exclusive piece I did at the Fan Expo, whoever bought the piece there has something no one else will be able to buy (that's why its exclusive). Robert Englund was there for the weekend and no, unfortunately I had little time to dedicate to going to see him, and the week approaching the Convention I had wanted to do one more piece and why not do the character that scared the living piss out of me as a child. Freddy Krueger used to terrify me when I was younger, and it wasn't until I was old enough to realize that scary movies are actually hilarious (thank you desensitization). So, sure you can sit there and save the image as and print off your own copy, but you didn't get it from me and I'll know that, I made a mental list of all the faces that bought Freddy that weekend! Oh, P.S thank you everyone that bought the Freddy piece over the weekend. And to all of those who came by, grabbed a card and seemed to have dug my illustrations, it was very much appreciated and I can't wait to do it again next year.
Here are some of the sketch commissions I did over the last two days. From top to bottom. After I had did the awesome Oraguntan sketch, things went the way I was expecting them. My buddy that I used to work with Dan came by with his brother Darren and asked me to do a Cylon sketch for him. That was on Saturday. The next sketch is of Pyramid Head, one of the first things I had done Sunday morning when I got there. I got to have fun explaining what I was drawing to a Police Officer, it was pretty funny. The Spider Man drawing was just something I was doing to pass the time on Saturday, and before the day was done on Sunday I had given it away to a little girl wearing a Spider Man shirt. She didn't say anything, but she had a big smile on her face so I guess she liked it. Finally I had gotten a Mortal Kombat commission on Sunday of Noob Sibot fighting Ermac, I had another one asked to do but because of the Con Cold I was focusing on trying to fight the whole day, I had forgotten to take a picture of. The other was of Noob Sibot again, but this time punching Shao Khan in the face, wish I had remembered to take a picture of that. Anyways, the last one here was another one I was doing to pass the time on Saturday, I thought about what might happen when to Time Travelers meet, I pictured it like when cartoons finds themselves in "nowhere" and its all white. So I did the obvious Time LORD, the Doctor, and had him meeting with a pair of duuuudes I grew up loving, Bill and Ted, and I couldn't have them in there without George RIP. While I was drawing this I had someone come by and say they liked it and would come by later to pick it up when its finished, well he never did, so on Sunday I ended up giving it away to a guy who looked just like the Doctor. He thanked me a lot.
Kevin had come up to me and ask, "Hey, so you do commission sketches?". Of course I said yeah, and was eager to do my first commission. He then leaned in and said "Can you do an Orangoutang in a doctor/dentist jacket? Maybe have him at a bar having a rye." I uneasily said yes, and found myself stuck with a commission I had no idea how to draw. In fact, my first words to Jeff was "How the fuck do you draw an Orangoutang?!" But thanks to Dean and Meaghan they found me some reference. Needless to say, its a first Con Commission I will never forget.
It is now upon us, less than a week away is Toronto's Fan Expo. Which features Comic, Gaming, Horror, Sci-Fi and Anime conventions all rolled into one! I'm very excited to be apart of it this year and to be selling my artwork alongside three school chums, Adam, Dean and Jeff. Our table is A66 on the floor plan, be sure to get one so you can find us, though we seem to have a great spot. We are just behind the Warner Bros. and Marvel booths! Definitely getting some traffic around there. And I'm specifically happy about WB being close because of my Mortal Kombat pieces. And if I can, I'll be bringing one extra special secret piece to sell alongside the MK ones. Who will it be? Just like the secret characters of MK you'll have to wait and see.
Now I'll be looking towards the future with a couple of projects on the way. I'm finishing a logo for my father's running club which is a probono thing. But I'm also going to be starting on something called Horse Cop, where I'll be doing character sketches. I'm working with a couple of gentlemen who had created the idea, and are planning on pitching this as a cartoon. Adult Swim comedy meets HBO series is what they are driving for. I'm pretty excited to work on the project and hope that my influence on character creation might help this thing see the light of day.
I'll probably be working on designs in a week or so because I'll be moving to Etobicoke next week. Back to school in September, starting my Bachelors in Design and I can't wait to get started.
These have been really fun to draw, Mortal Kombat takes me back to when I was really young. I had started playing this game since it first came out, and I had to have been either 4 or 5 at the time when MKI did. I remember the hubbub about how violent and graphic the game was (for its time, GTA was astill an over hang view). MKII had to of been my favourite though, because I could finally play as Reptile, my favourit out of the different ninjas in the game. This was the one fatality that I did all the time to my friends, Back, Back, Down, Low Punch. Reptile would take off his mask and well...as you can see, treat himself to a snack.
It's also getting down to the wire now. I'm only a month away from the FanExpo in Toronto and I'm also getting ready to move to Etobicoke with my cousin as well. Only Baraka is left to colour and I should have that done by tomorrow or Thursday.
Scorpion digitally painted on photoshop. GET OVER HERE! Also, I know that originally the move is back, back a, but for those who weren't around or old enough to have played the original Kombat (I'm in my twenties and making myself feel old) I settled for the up to date version of delivering the move. I give you "Back, back, LP"