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Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2012’

Shooting in the Studio

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When I worked as the Art Director for Stillen, we would take groups of vehicles to ‘the cove’ which was an infinity room at a small photo studio that was up the street from our offices.  An infinity room is simply a room where all the corners have been rounded out with plywood and plaster.  The idea is to make …

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Steve Millen’s Cadillac

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This is a rendering that I just found in an old work folder. I started this sketch years ago as a gift for Steve Millen “The All-Time Winningest Driver in IMSA GT History.” I was going to give it to him on his birthday, but I got busy and never finished it. I thought it was a shame to leave …

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My new favorite artist – Dwayne Vance

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Dwayne Vance has an impressive body of work when it comes to vehicle rendering. Not only does he an incredible talent for drawing and painting, but he has a creative flair and style that make his sketches and finals all his own. On top of all his success, he still keeps his head on straight and continues moving forward. Spend …

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12 Random Figure Drawings

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Most were done in figure drawing classes – 1997-1999.  I don’t edit my pages, these are in order including the good, the bad and the ugly! Enjoy.

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Zoological & Botanical Illustration

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Here are a few sketches and illustrations from a zoological class and a botanical class that I took at RIT. Most of these were drawn from life, even the dionsaur (from an exibit at the Rochester Zoo).  The ‘Elephant’ illustration was purchased and used by the Rochester zoo for its African elephant exibit.

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Monkey Wars UI Initial Screen Mockups

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The Make A Wish Foundation approached a few of us game developers and asked us if we would fulfill a wish for Ryan C. – “He wants to be a video game designer”. So we got together with him and listened to his ideas. He wanted a game where monkeys throw poo – how could we turn him down? Here …

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Magazine Cover Illustration

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This is the current issue of BSTQ cover illustration.  The idea that they wanted to get across was that many medical innovations never actually see their way to completion but run out of steam before the end. The original idea they brought to me was to have 7 or 8 diseases ‘racing’ to a finish line.  Each of them would …

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Product Design Rendering

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This is a product design comp done in phothshop.  The goal was to make it look as though it was created using 3d software.  A series of color and texture designs were created using this as the base.

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Old School – Book Cover from 1997

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This is the first actual book cover that I ever illustrated.  It was actually published in small quantities as a paperback.  My uncle wrote the book, and I did it for free just to say that I had illustrated a book cover (I was a freshman in college so I probably used this project for school credit as well). These …

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Portrait for a friend

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A friend of our family recently passed away – I created this portrait to commemorate his life for his family.  My family (especially my daughter) will miss him.

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BSTQ Cover – Molecular Imaging

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This is one of my favorite BSTQ covers, it also is an award winning cover taking down a Platinum Marcom Award in 2010.  The goal of the cover was to show a very cool looking image that gets the point across that molecular imaging is a badass bleeding edge technology that can target very specific ailments accurately and quickly.  The …

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Monkey Wars Game Character Sketches

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The Make A Wish Foundation approached a few of us game developers and asked us if we would fulfill a wish for Ryan C. – “He wants to be a video game designer”. So we got together with him and listened to his ideas. He wanted a game where monkeys throw poo – how could we turn him down? Here …

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Iphone Game Artwork

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Here is some splash screen and icon artwork that I did today for an iOS game that we are working on.  The game is a top down shooter similar to ‘1942’ and it needs to be re-branded for resubmission on the market.  The goal is to create new artwork for the splash page, menus and icon to give the game …

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12 Random Figure Drawings

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Most were done in figure drawing classes – 1997-1999.  I don’t edit my pages, these are in order including the good, the bad and the ugly! Enjoy.

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One of my many office spaces

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Over the years, I have had a lot of workspaces and offices, but this one was one of the coolest. This was my office when I worked as the Art Director at STILLEN.  It was in a remote part of the building, near the server room with the A/C cranked and the lights off it was a great place to …

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