Saturday, December 19, 2009

Merry Christmas!

This is a humorous Christmas card that i made for Christmas 2009.
acrylic on illustration board

Christmas Cards 2009

These cards were made for FIT's Illustration Club for the holiday card sale. These wound up selling pretty well, I guess everyone likes animals with hats! Please click to see larger cards.

Semester 3 Typography book

This 20 page square book shows a different type arrangement on each page. This is also a re- creation of Dr. Seuss' book "There's a Wocket in my Pocket!" Some of the pages are taken directly from the book, while others are new and made up by myself. I also re-created all of the monsters in the book with no reference made to the Seuss monsters. Please click to see each page larger.

Semester 3 Part 2

"Gameboy 3 Views"
Adobe Illustrator

"Typographic Portrait"
Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

acrylic on illustration board
11 x 17

"Crazed Zombie Survivor"
Acrylic on illustration board
11 x 17

"Mechanical Hand"
ink and water color on Fabriano paper
7" x 2"

"Moulin Rouge"
Acrylic on acetate
18 x 24

Ink on Strathmore paper
18x 24

Charcoal on newsprint
18x 24

Monday, November 9, 2009

Semester 3 Part 1

Acrylic on illustration board

"Japan is Better"
Colored pencil on smooth paper

Acrylic on illustration board

"Beauty Shop Horse"
Acrylic on illustration board

"Space Mountain"
Acrylic on illustration board

Friday, November 6, 2009

Patchogue Walking Arts Tour

My town's art council has put together a walking arts tour where various artists have their pieces in different stores along Main Street. Three of my pictures are going to be in the window of the Patchogue- Medford library. This will be up from around October 2009- January 2010. There will also be an official "opening" on November 8th where they will be giving the tour down Main Street to view the works in the differant store fronts.

Monday, July 13, 2009

APW show

Three pieces from my Gubble Gum book, my squirrel picture and "This Little Swine" will be in the show "Something Different" at the APW gallery.  This gallery is located at 48-18 Van Dam St - Long Island City - NYC 11101.
This one goes on from July 17 - August 23.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

ISE show

One of my pieces from the Gubble Gum book will be appearing in a gallery in Soho called the ISE cultural foundation.  This place is on broadway between prince and spring streets right across from the Uniqlo!!  It will be going on from July 10th to Aug 29th 2009.  I am excited that my picture will be on view for over a month in a great location!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Semester 2

That was everything finished from second semester. That was A LOT. When I showed it to my high school teacher he was surprised at the amount of work for a first year!

Scott Bakal's Photoshop class.
"Gubble Gum" story book
please click for full size.

Scott Bakal's Photoshop class.
"Not Quite fitting In"

Scott Bakal's Photoshop class.
This was also done to illustrate one of R.J. Huneke's short stories. You can see his website here:

Peter Emmerich's General Illustration II class.
Acrylic on cardboard.
"This Little Piggy"

Peter Emmerich's General Illustration II class.
Ink and watercolor on board.
"When the Cat's Away the Mice Will Play"

Dave DeVries' essence of comic art class.

Cereal box assignment.

Little Miss Muffin Top

Sat upon her kitchenette

Eating her lard and buffet

Along came a health care provider

Who sat down beside her

And informed Miss Muffin Top her weight

Little miss Muffin Top

Sat with her anisette

Eating jellybeans for lunch

Until up the stair

Stood a being of health care

And foiled Miss Muffin Top’s munch

Little Miss Muffin Top is the main character of Muffin Tops Cereal. She loves to eat and will eat anything and everything. She especially loves any kind of muffin, but dislikes the bottom of the muffin and therefore only eats the tops. Miss Muffin Top’s worst enemies are her doctors because they want to change her diet and keep her from her love of eating. Sometimes her health doctors visit her house for regular appointments and remove her favorite fatty foods from her kitchen. Miss Muffin Top will immediately go to the food store after her doctors’ visit. Miss Muffin top also has an image problem in which she believes she is in top shape to wear the latest summer trends. Her wardrobe consists of only belly shirts and short shorts or short skirts. Miss Muffin top encourages children of all ages to be just like her by promoting her new favorite cereal Muffin Tops! ( Also available in Lard flavor).

Dave DeVries' essence of comic art class.
Character assignment.
"Little Miss Muffin Top"

Dave DeVries' essence of comic art class.
Facial expression assignment.
Micron on bristol

Barbara Hanlon's color to illustrate the written word class.
Acrylic on illustration board.
"Joe Bat"

Ray Lago's perspective class. Assignment #3
Acrylic on illustration board..

Ray Lago's perspective class. Assignment #2
Pencil and watercolor on illustration board.

Ray Lago's perspective class. Assignment #1
Pencil on paper.

So all of this work was created between Feb '09 and May '09.

Black Dirt Rodeo

So there is this annual thing around Sept called 24 hour comic book day. This was started by an artist named Scott McCloud and the object of the day is to create a 24 page comic in 24 hours! My friend Jordan and I went to the location in NYC where this was being held which was a comic book shop called Jim Hanley's Universe. Expecting there to be a lot of participants, Jordan and I were surprised to be the youngest of about 10 people. A few of the people were just some random people who enjoyed drawing comics while a few of the others were sort of in the industry and had a few published books. During the 24 hours Neil Adams, a distinguished comics illustrator came in and gave us fried chicken! It turned out that his son was one of the people participating. We also met another comic colorist for Marvel and DC named Tom Chu. So anyway, for my idea for the comic I used my brother's story and then pretty much made up everything else as I went along. You an also see that the drawing quality just declines at the pages go on because my hand just go so tired!! It is much harder than you think to do one page per hour + cover. It may also seem pretty stupid because there was no prior planning except for some of the story. I am hopefully going to take this one day and revamp it really nice to make it look good. Right now just see it as a rough script. Also when this was done with we scanned it and sent it away to a library in Ohio to be archived in the 24 hour comics day file and also sent it to Scott McCloud himself for a chance to be published in a 24 hour comics day book for 2008. These two things were pretty much the only real rules that were set up for this event. The rest was have fun and make a comic! So here is what I did in that 24 hours. Hope to redo this one day it could be awesome. Oh yeah and NO REFERENCE WAS USED thats why it looks all wobbly and funny. =]