Saturday, December 09, 2006

Friday, December 08, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

More Studies

Here are some acrylic studies I did at the Arboretum.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Haunted Station

This was a painting for landscape painting class. We had to take an existing compostion and create a haunted or creepy environment. I decided to create a haunted train station of some sort. Not too much time was spent on design but it was a great excercise.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Traditional painting

This is an acrylic painting I did at Eaton Canyon. Im lovin the traditional stuff.

Advanced Entertainment

Its been a crazy week. I finally have time to post. These are interior shots of an environment that I created. The first painting is the exterior.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Sunday, October 22, 2006

visual storytelling

They enter the city of underground Vegas

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Saturday, October 14, 2006

1 Hour Speed Painting

Night Painting

Painting from the roof of the garage off of Raymond and Colorado. Night painting in Robh Ruppels class.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

J.D. and Pearl

The ghetto version of Hansel and Grettal. Visual storytelling with Christian Lorenz Schurer

Queen Mary

Robh met the class in Long Beach to Paint the Queen Mary. So this is it. Yes, I modifed it a little hope you like.


New arrivals to the concentration camp

that were ill or showed any sign of poor

health were sent to the “hospital”.

This is were Nazi scientist experimented

on the prisoners. After the prisoners

died or became of no use to the scientist

they put them in a large chamber where

they were burned. The ghost of the

prisoners still haunt the laboratory every

night then return to the chamber where

they spent their last agonizing momments


Large shot

For Mark Goerner's advanced entertainment class we had to do an environment painting. I based mine on african jewelery and design aesthetics. Well it doesn't work. There is no consistant design pattern. It's to complex. In simpler terms i can't use this for anything. Several hours of rendering for the opportunity to learn from my mistakes. "GREAT". Well back to the drawing board....

Sunday, October 01, 2006

The Famished Plains

We had to draw random images and make a story using them. This class is visual storytelling.

The Famished Plains

The floating air station is our home away from home. Our ancestors were driven away

from their once fertile farm land. A faint glow appeared under the rich soil of a thousand years

ago. Distant land strangely grew dry and crops began dying. In the ancient scriptures it is said hat

a meditative creator would build a structure from thought and maybe a little help from

technology saving our people from certain death. The chaotic structure would stretch from the

dying land up to the heavens and away from the evil that would fall upon our land. Elders

mention that while the creator was conceiving our home he would have a guardian, the

technology angel. The open plains consisted of famished flowers, incapable from growing due to

the poor weather and constant turning of the soil from a certain desert amphibian. Within these

most famished of flowers is the perfect hiding place for the angler of darkness, which was a

demon said to have the ability to destroy crops and entire civilizations. The only way to know of

it’s presence is to look for the haunting glow of the bulb at the end of its head. This is our only

warning, and why the elders called upon the creator. Until now life remained pretty much on the

ground. When our beloved jigsaw puzzle of a structure was nearly complete the dreaded angler

emerged from the golden plain and attacked the creator. But the angel intercepted the wicked

plot and drove the demon back to the lifeless soil from which it made the terrifying ascent. The

only thing that remained of the angler was it’s lure that continues reminding us of the horrible

encounter. Due to the battle the lower portion of the structure was nearly obliterated. The angel

gave up his armor plating and set it under the structure using the strength of the heavens to give

us all support. The warrior in the angel armor walks among us today. He lives a normal life

waiting until the next time bereavement decides to transpire from it’s dark prison of dessert soil.

The Famished Plains

Just an illustration for the story

Paint Screen Shot

For viscomm. 6 I had to paint a scene from lord of the rings and try and understand lighting.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Demize of Wonderland

Um, ladies and gentlemen i give you the Demize of Wonderland. Um, Viscomm 6 assignment. My story. Card's palace is burned down.only one left. ashes constantly float about the world. In search of the wise Caterpillar. I have no Idea what im writing it's sooo late. ^^

In Class Speed Paints

Robh let us do two speed paints in class the first was an hour and the second 45 min.

Huntington Library Speed Paints

These are some paintings i did from Huntington Library. They took me about 45 min. to do.

another landscape painting in class

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Landscape Painting

Here's my homework for last weekends lp- landscape painting. Each painting took about 45min. -hour. These are from a trail not too far from my apartment.

Monday, September 11, 2006

First Landscape Painting Class

A few marker studies of Art Center that I did in Robh Ruppels landscape painting class.


These are a few giants that I was messing around with. Originally they were supposed to be native american but i later decided to make them kind of mid evil. I came to understand that Giants are only Giants because of their relationship with their environment. I tried adding props and other things to indicate scale. I had a little problem giving them personality and a story. Any suggestions.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

black and white comp.

Well I added texture and worked a little more value into this piece. But before i start color do you guys have any suggestions? Keep in mind that there won't be much contrst on the Nazi plane when i add a lighter value explosion later.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Plane Exploration

I took some side views of the planes in my story and manipulated them in photshop by cutting and pasting various parts of the plane together then transforming and painting them. The result is more clear and alot more free in terms of exploration, as compared to doing pen sketches.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


This P-40 has a few perspective problems, but it gets the idea of a exagerrated fighter plane across. Not beat up enough for the story.

Refined Head Studies

I chose two heads and pushed them toward a more realistic concept. Yeah,... not liken the top row.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Tuskegee Airman Head Studies

Studies exploring proportions and shapes also attitude and mood of a possible character.

Sunday, August 20, 2006


Nazi Plane flying over field of fire.

The Chase

This is a piece that I've been working on for a personal project. The three main ideas in this piece I want to get across are as follows: first read-forground plane/ second read- plane exploding over it/ third read epic cathedral. Suggestions and comments are very much appreciated. I would love feedback. Thank You.