I love world art and mythology, it plays a big influence on my drawings sometimes. I sketched this fellow one day and thought a coat of digital paint might just do. It just did.
A character I designed in light of the turbulent world.
I enjoy making characters just for fun, here I envisioned an African spirit who would peacefully float over the lands at dusk, softly drumming everyone to sleep on his magic drum.
This design fell out of my head one day, and onto a t shirt that looks pretty darn fantastic.
This was one of a few characters I designed for an unmade short film 'Becoming Super'. The story was about a young boy in Mexico who used science to become super powered.
This character was also for the short film 'Beceoming Super'. It was to be Kennito's pet armadillo, the design based on much of the beautiful Mexican folk art.
The mother of Kennito in the short film 'Becoming Super'.
grown up Kennito
This was the grown up version of Kennito, in the short film 'Becoming Super'
In the last scenes of 'Becoming Super', we see the grown up main character with his wife and child. This was to be Kennito's Daughter.
The wife of the grown up Kennito, in the unmade short 'Becoming Super'
Kennito's room and lab for 'Becoming Super'
Kennito's condo for the short 'Becoming Super'. I enjoyed designing the condo with some influence from Mexican churches.
A dear friend of mine briefly entertained the idea of starting a restaurant, and hired me to design the children's menu and coloring page. Great gig!
I love pirates and I love robots, what in the world is better than a pirate robot? Yar!
The talented writer/animator Jeff Lee commissioned me to design him a sleeve tattoo design of a character composition in ancient Mayan style. In this design is the Radiohead Bear, Calvin and Hobbes, Snoopy,
Doraemon, Garfield, Winnie the Pooh and Spongebob.
Graphite on paper
Had some manly urges...to draw barbarians!
A pair of designs I made for a chum, to show both his playful and fiercer sides.
graphite on paper
I I like amazons, and I like mermaids, and they go together like pb and j.
Graphite on paper
I assigned my students to design themselves in 3 expressions. This was my example of my scruffy mug.
Conte on newsprint
That day me and the students were the models. Fa-shun.
Robot for the Sons of Granville album 'Imperative Drive' cover Digital
The Inner life of nerds
I was part of a small art show called the Inner Life of Nerds a while back. This was one of my submissions.
Took a character design class a while ago, learned a lot and had a great time. Someday it would be fantastic to do this for a living.