6/9/14

Koukai music video...



Check out "Koukai", the awesome new video from Tiger Love Triangle.

A few months ago I was asked to create a series of eight-bit style sprites of the band and various other characters for the video. It's amazing to see how it all came together in the final edit. You can check out some of my original sprites below.

In the video the band gets sucked into a Rock Band style game, where they play to a sold out arena...




But something goes wrong, and the band has to fight their way out to make it home...





Man, sprites are fun. I especially love how all of the attack animations turned out. It definitely takes me back to the days of playing walk right brawlers on my Sega as a kid (16 bit I know, but nostalgia's nostalgia).

I just want to say thanks to the band and everyone else involved, the video turned out fantastic and it was a ton of fun to work on. 

Check out more from Tiger Love Triangle on their website, and be sure to see them the next time they're in your town.

5/29/14

Bronies: The Musical


Check out my latest commission.

The fine folks at Oddbird Theatricals asked me to create a prop for their upcoming show "Bronies: The Musical!" in the style of Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night".

Definitely one of the cooler and weirder projects I've gotten to work on lately. About 20% cooler.

The show officially opens as a part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival on June 7th and runs through June 28th.



5/13/14

Artists On Board - Portland

"Hau'oli"

This happy fellow is my contribution to ArtDeckCo's massive "Artists on Board" show in Portland, opening May 31st. The show will feature original skateboard decks from almost 300 artists! 

It's a two day event with ton's of events and happenings, so if you're going to be in the Portland Oregon area, I highly recommend you go check it out.

Click on the flier below for more details.


Red Dot Auction at the Chuck Jones Center

"Genius at Work"

Sorry for the remarkably long silence. I've gotten really out of the habit of keeping this blog up to date.

I was recently invited to participate in the annual Red Dot Auction at The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. Which means I got an opportunity to paint Wile E. Coyote, which was awesome. I tried to work in as many references to the cartoons as I could into the piece, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.

The event itself was really fun, the auction went well, and a bidding war even broke out over my piece! It was great to be able to help out a worthy cause, and a truly fantastic group of people.

8/18/13

A tribute to Edgar Wright...

"We Are Sex Bob-omb!"

This Tuesday, August 20th, is the opening of "The Official Edgar Wright Art Show" at Gallery 1988. I am super excited about this show for a bunch of reasons, but the biggest one has got to be that I got to do a painting of one of my favorite movies of all time, Scott Pilgrim vs The World. Seriously, I knew that I loved this movie within the first 15 minutes of watching it.

And let's not forget Shuan of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Spaced to name but a few. Edgar Wright is certainly a man worthy of paint based praise, and I am honored to be a part of that.

So, if you're near Los Angeles on Tuesday, and want to see some amazing art inspired by a truly amazing director come check out the show. You will not be disappointed.

4/5/13

Gone and Forgotten...

"Gone"

"Forgotten"

Hey East Coast fans, I've going to have two pieces on display next week at Bottleneck Gallery's "When the Lights Go Out" Black-Light/Glow-in-the-Dark themed group show. The show opens Friday April 12th at 7PM, and if you're in the New York area I highly suggest you check it out.


Here's a little preview of my pieces under Black Light (sorry for the poor quality).



I was really looking to create something along the lines of those old-school psychedelic black light posters, so I kept myself to solid florescent colors and black dry-brushed shading. The effect is pretty awesome in person. Plus, I primed the pieces entirely in Glow-in-the-Dark paint so the paintings glow in color when the lights go out, no black-light needed.

Seriously, check out this show if you get a chance.

Also, for my LA fans, I've got a piece on display this Saturday at The Hive for their Eight Anniversary "Best of the Hive" show. Be sure to stop by and check it out, the work I saw at the drop off was phenomenal.

2/9/13

Get a Room...

"Made for Each Other"

The "Get a Room" group show at Bottleneck Art Gallery in New York opens this Friday February 15th. The show is all about pop culture couples, so I decided I'd go with a classic. 

I tried to push this one to be a little more graphic, and really play with the framing.

This is my first time ever showing in New York, and I'm super excited. It looks like it's gonna be a hell of a show.