New blog for a group of guys in art purgatory trying to find out where we want to go with our love of art. We are currently working at legoland as caricature artists. This blog is a means to challenge each other and showcase our work to each other and also stay in touch and continue to motivate and inspire each other. every week (or whenever theres time) theyll be a subject posted and the members will have a week to meet the challenge and post it. Or just post whenever you want as long as you get your stuff up there. they can be sketches, rendered paintings, digital work or fingerpaints from your own blood whatever media!! ok biznatches. do work!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Taylor Smith Live

I was picking up a frame one day and Taylor was getting ready to draw someone and I decided to record it. I have seen the live stuff from Joe Bluhm's videos and really enjoyed them and have planned on doin this for awhile now and am glad I finally did. Not only was it a fun learning experience, but as well entertaining. Thanks Taylor for lettin me film your process.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cool Blog Finds Joshua Middleton





ok my fellow art fiends I was browsing and thought id share an awesome blog I came across and want to encourage you to share any gems you find on the world wide web worth sharing. well my blog find is of comic book artist
 Joshua Middleton. Im not sure if you guys have heard of him but hes pretty legit. check him out by clicking his name.

New Challenge "immigrant gangs"

from the irish of the 1800's or the mexican zoot suiters, the puerto rican boppers of the 50'sthe mobsters from italy to asian cartels 

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Olde Tyme Sketches




These drawlings are from the tymes of yore. Specifically, 2 some odd years ago from my lil' sketch book. I used to be into the whole Dungeons and Dragons table top game thingies and this was the result from all of that...except for the colored one. That was a Prisma marker test run.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Studio 2nd street sketch night


There is going to be a sketch night at the S2S school tonight at 7pm, it's just good ol' fashion sketch group fun, come if you can! It's on 2nd street in Encinitas between D and and E street.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Artist Trading Cards


artist trading cards. on wed. we had a little sketch night at my place and traded a bit. these are some i did after. post some of your cards yall. it was a good time to just draw and geek out on each others little cards. i got an awesome one from taylor Mag and Ricardo.

from left to right on the three cards on top is taylors, mags, and Ricardos

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Day of the Dead

Remembering family and friends with their favorite food and beverage. Tacos and Keystone Light for this one in particular.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Orc Leader (Colored)


Here's my colored version for the tribal leader challenge. Spent to much time on this one but it was a fun to work on. As the War Craft Orcs say... "For the HORDE!"

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fighter


Uh... This dude has 4 arms, yeah I know they're hard to see, but they all serve a purpose. The two on the outside are build for strength and power, to punch and grab and throw around and shit. While the inside ones are to like block and give quick jabs. That's why they're smaller but have big forearms. Red aye for seeing better, dark face so that when he moves his head it disappears into a blur, and the tan and leopard spots are purely aesthetic.

my undergrounp fighting league











brad "pitt" but really brad boxer, bear boxer guy, gorilla guy vs german sheppard dude, and pork life meat fighter man.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lu-kangaroo, man eatin' manatee, jujitsu sloth


just some quick sketches...I'll probably do another one and spend more time on it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Just Drawing



Caricature of Jason Statham on top left corner from Crank movie cover and other sketches of people in my art class and other stuff.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Ork Leader

He's supposed to be riding a wolf. Think I'll color this when I get back from my trip. Enjoy!

On a side note... what the crap!? What is everyone sleeping?! Start making some art you bums! If it's any incentive to the Studio 2nd Street students, Comic Con's all ready 3/4 of year away! 
 

Monday, October 6, 2008

you Can't handle the truth!

how the world works in 2 hours. there is also a second part called Addendum

everybody knows girls can't be leaders


amazonian tribe leader...i don't know, i just wanted to draw a chick....or is she????

Friday, October 3, 2008

Crazy Noodles

After years and years of having the urge to do Kareoke I finally manned up.

Sorry for the low quality picture it was done with my camera phone.

My buddy helped me out while I had to take the stage.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

More repurposed art, don't tell



And yeah, he's just a witch doctor, but they were at least second in command

Friday, September 26, 2008

My two attempts at Taylor. The side one is a better likeness. Its not over...I will get one I'm proud of.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Challenge "Tribe Leader"

Character design challenge. Design a tribe leader. from any era or time past, present or future. from no particular culture

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Even "Miss 1990" gets to participate in the 80s Cartoon Challenge!

80s
Okay so I think I'm the only one in this club who was born in the 90s...
That makes me cool, right?
Just kidding...
So I loved My Little Pony as a kid, what little girl didn't? It's the quintessential little girl show: ponies, flowers, bright colors, magic...
Okay... so the last actual birthday party I had, which was my 14th, was My Little Pony themed. Because I NEVER got that REAL pony I always wanted.
Anywho, this is Tofu Sparkle Tutti Pie [with a block of steaming tofu tattooed to her ass!], angrily consuming flowers like a good vegetarian.
I wanted to add more maimed flowers, trying to piece together their broken bodies, entrails streaming out...
AND I wanted to do a nice, kind of detailed background...
But I am done with this. I've gotten pretty sick of it.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

80's Cartoons - Transformers: Prime

Ugh...it has taken a while to get around to some of this......SO here is a REALLY quick (and kinda crappy) digital sketch of Optimus Prime from The Transformers. 

Man I can barely remember the 80's.....

Monday, September 15, 2008

My Very Very Very Late Femme Fatale-ish Thing


So here it is.
Yes, sloppy line work. It's all crazy and uneven and weird. Oh well! This is my first Photoshop inking-and-coloring endeavor... and I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I would love to do more detail, make her costume more embellished and all that jazz, but I'm done with it for now.
I think I should try to do some other stuff... very, very slowly and steadily, of course. Because that's just how I work.

Marko's Party Colored


Teenage muscle-bound ninja turtles


I did not have a TV growing up, so I didn't watch the show, but I did love the toys!!

I was going for a fish-eye perspective, but it looks wonky.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Birthday Partay

I think I am going to color this one...but I like it as black and white too.

Patty

Man...she is tough to caricature! Thanks for the desk Patty :D

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

illustrations




Here are a few of my completed drawings that will be featured in my children's book.

Monday, September 8, 2008

*Jem! Trooly Outrageous!!!!



I liked watching Jem as a little one. I always wanted those earrings of hers to make awesome holograms, lawd noes how useful those lil' thangs would be to me...
Anywhoo, I used Prisma markers for colour and Copics for the outline. Since I do not have a scanner, I took a picha of it and spruced it up some bits in Photoshop 7. (*whisperwhisper* I did little sparkles on her earrings...)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Cheating


I did this a long time ago but it fits the theme. HERCULOIDS! My own take on them, not supposed to be accurate. Did it for a forum contest I think.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

CRUSH Taylor




Do your worst... if you can.