Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Art Blocks for Ghana Charity Art Auction

I was given the opportunity to contribute a piece of my artwork to the Art Blocks for Ghana Charity Art Auction. The auction will take place towards the beginning of next year and proceeds will help build a Children's Home in Ghana. Each artist is given a wood artblock to work with and the theme is home.

Title: "At home"
10" x 10" Panel

Some work in progress photos...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Brownstones to Red Dirt Postcard

It's been a long, long while since my last post. Here's a piece I just did for the Brownstones to Red Dirt art fundraiser. Two colleagues I work with at Blue Sky Studios, David LaMattina and Chad Walker, have created a feature-length documentary about a pen pal program between a group of at-risk sixth graders living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and orphans from the war living in Freetown, Sierra Leone. They're putting together an auction to raise money to build a school for the orphans in Sierra Leone and a children's library in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Sculpture work

I thought I'd post some work from my daytime job. I'm a computer modeler and character sculptor at Blue Sky Studios. Working from drawings that were created by IA2's character designer, Peter de Seve, here are some pictures of maquettes I sculpted for the movie, Ice Age: The Meltdown.

The piece below was a small diorama of IA2's aquatic villains. It was actually created through a multi-step process. 3D digital files were used to generate hard copies of the posed characters, which were made by modelers, Sal Melluso and Brien Hindman. After that, the hard copies are very rough (some almost too rough) and in various pieces. They were then assembled and re-sculpted in various parts, then coated in a layer of sculpting wax. After that, all of the scales, texture and detailed anatomy were sculpted into the models by me and sculptor, Michael Defeo. Then they were finally cast in resin, sanded and cleaned up. Viola! This piece can be seen in the new Spectrum 14: Contemporary Fantastic Art book that just came out.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Some New Drawings

I finally got around to doing some more character studies. I plan on bringing them all together into one composition.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Sorceress

Here are some rough sketches and thumbnails for a new illustration I'm working on. It's based off of a story I did a few years ago.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Figure Drawing

Being out of the mix for a few years now, I decided to get back to what I used to do... Drawing. So, I decided to start taking some Figure Drawing classes again and after doing that for 8 months, here are some of my sketches.