Monday, May 16, 2011

Got a million ways to get it....


So I have been looking for jobs in the creative field for the past 2 weeks or so... moseying around with my eyes peeled, sending out resumes here and there, asking for contacts at firms... And although its only been 14 days, I am ready just to do it my own way. Waiting is never easy and I was never very good at settling... so in the mean time I am going to start designing several products I have been dying to make. I am going to keep them on the Hush-Hush for now but just wait... they are going to be funny, interactive, and cute!!!

So in the Future.. Look for my postings!!! and the new projects I am setting up!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011



im in love with this site...



Senior Thesis

-Corel  Painter

front cover

opening page of article 1/2

opening page of article 2/2

article begins 1/3

article 2/3

article 3/3

For Fun

I completely finished my thesis the other day and i had nothing to do... so i started a new project.... MOTHERS DAY CARDS!

just playing with different layouts

then just started playing with the idea  of dew... 

a flower only takes an hour, so i want to paint about 5 or 6 different kinds of flowers(tulips, rose, carnation, ect) and make many different cards with different layouts and compositions and pass them out to all the mothers in my life    :)

Monday, March 28, 2011


Its been a long time...

This isn't final, these are just low res dummies

Opening Double

1" x 1" portrait

Low Res Dummy

Touching up and detailing Dinosaur

All these images are painted in Corel, executed with insanity, and put to rest with frustration and published with a dash of insecurity and uncertainty...

Friday, March 4, 2011


Here is some work I have neglected to post....due to a headache... No stories tonight folks...

First... Dino
pencil sketch
color study

V1: before crit

Inspiration 1

Inspiration 2

Final Version (for now... the arm and leg below head create a very awkward tangent) 

Second Eggy Poo-Poo


workin' it out

making it way too dark for print... :(

Jack Horner... for now

And Beginning of the End.... Have some corrections to make.. Most likely will bail on this concept and do a loose  pastel rendering instead

And last but not least... (for tonight) The Bone


defined the darks

pushin and pullin

fine tunin'

figuring it out


making a mess

finishing it up

and still in the stages of polishing

well... thats it for tonight.... Promise to keep you updated!!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Color Scheme of a Well Spent Friday

my reference photo (Ashley in the stairwell of my apartment building)

basic Black and White study

Values worked out

Dom wanted me to add more interest

Now this is where hell breaks loose...


Hell in Maya Eyes

Im currently taking a class on Friday afternoons that touches base on the basic elements of 3D modeling and animation in a program called Maya. So far I enjoy the class... to an extent. I LOVE my teacher Ebon Fisher (Check out: Nervepool), and the program is a tool I need/want to learn for the profession I dream to succeed in... BUUUUUT... I hate computor labs. They are ALWAYS in the basement, ALWAYS cold, and ALWAYS dark. Three elements alone most sane people try to avoid. Other than that... I do love my teacher, the other students in my class, and the program. 

I was so excited when we learned to animate some of our spheres that I recorded it on my phone and sent my small success to a dear loved one. By the end of my class I had all my balls moving and morphing!! but I didn't  have a chance to record it. My bladder had other plans for the final 5 minutes of class... Oh well.

My teacher is great. He explains the program in such a unique way and if you are a nerd like me and like science and math, you'll totally love and laugh at his zany jokes.

Funny ORSO-mething like that:

So when I went to go retrieve the video off my phone I found this video as well that I forgot I had shot months ago. Meet Orso! Orso is my older brother and future sister-in-law's Italian Mastif. He is such a cute clumsy little thing. I found him in my room one day chewing on my stuffed bear so as a joke I threw my snuggie on him. It was sooooo funny! When he finally found his way out of the 'As Seen On TV' Wonder, he instantly went back to my bear, so I threw the snuggie once again and recorded it this time...



Wednesday, February 2, 2011

DINO-SORES: I Saw the Sign

Bam Bah-Bah-Bah Bam Bam-Bam BAAAAAAAAAHM  
So now im running to a new beat. steppin' on toes to a new drum, 

-  I Saw the Sign and it opened up my mind! And I am happy now living without you I've left you, oh-oh-OH! 

Ok, so there was no sign, But there was a 60 Minutes special... On DINOSAURS!!!!!  And instantly was swept off my nerdy feet. So my new thesis... 
pretty much lightly talks about this... but this special opened up my world. I started doing more and more research, reading his books, watching his movies, finding other scientists he works with/talks to, and reading my old geology books to gain a better understanding and timeline of the earth. I have compiled, condensed and rewrote a very interesting piece about this very controversial theory and i am very eager to really get the ball rolling. 

The Plan: A cover and 3 Double Spreads
I have the measurements of my sheets, text boxes, layouts, and even have the prelims down and ready to go. Finished the color comp for the Final Cover!!!



I just want to run them by my teacher before I finish and tighten up the piece... because I have a tendency to run,  really fast with things, so this semester, I am taking is slow and going to get approval first!

The next piece I will be working on will be the opening  page of the story, I have a very vibrant eye-catching design and a little mini portrait of Jack Horner planned... and the rest you ask?? Later Nader!!!