Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Mid Century Modern Inspiration

I've been heavily inspired by all things Mid Century Modern lately - especially home architecture. Have been bringing this into some personal art...

The Patterson House in Deza Estates, Northglenn, CO - a home portrait for my friends who now own the house. Photoshop/24HD Cintiq

Random MCM home sketch - Procreate/iPad Pro

MCM home sketch inspired by the homes of Joseph Eichler - Procreate/iPad Pro

Elvira & Viva 2018

In April of this year, Jamie and I took a road trip to Las Vegas for the annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly weekend event. It was an amazing time. On top of all the great hot rods and a live performance from the Stray Cats, who reunited at Viva for the first time in ten years, we got to meet my childhood crush - Elvira! 

iPad Pro Sketch of Elvira

Elvira herself, Miss Cassandra Peterson, with Jamie & I

iPad Pro Procreate Sketches

Back in April I finally got my hands on an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Paired with the amazingly robust app Procreate I have fallen it love with it as a digital art tool! Here are some random sketches from the last four months or so...

1959 Plymouth Fury

Atomic Lady


Sir Alfred Hitchcock

Monster Muscle

Rockabilly Singer, inspired by our trip to Vegas for Viva '18

Steven Ogg

A sketch for Superman's 80th Anniversary, April 18th

The Bum

Monday, February 19, 2018

President's Day Political Cartoons 2018

In response to one of Trump's many tweets regarding this weeks indictment of 13 Russian nationals in connection with Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.

Amid yet another school shooting this past week - this time in Florida, leaving 17 kids dead - once again the gun control debate flares up. My commentary on an all-too-common gun-nut's defense of their twisted views of the 2nd Amendment. Hypocrisy at its finest.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sphero: Pixar Cars Lightning McQueen

The last project I worked on with Sphero was the app connected Lightning McQueen - a project dear to my heart as I am a HUGE Pixar fan and a lover of their Cars franchise and films. I was involved in all creative aspects of this project until my departure from Sphero in December, 2016 - from pitch art to user experience, from physical product design consulting to app experience design. It was an amazing project and I was sad to leave the company before I saw it shipped.

Here are some favorite pieces from my time on the Lightning project...

The very first piece of pitch art for Lightning was a sketch showing Sphero's Ollie used as the drivetrain for LMQ.

Another early sketch shows the eye video screen - and also shows that we thought about a video screen for mouth animations as well at on point.

Early first time user experience with the idea that the box double as Mac and Lightning's charging station.

A Reliant Regal I designed as a bird-car for a pitch video.

A story sequence from the same pitch where LMQ encounters a mean fellow.

Some technical art that was used to guide engineers and animators.

Ideas for super fancy display stands/charging stations.

A concept for a charging station based on the NASCAR pit war wagon.

A Sphero-esque packaging concept I did while working with Sphero's amazing package designers - not too far off from the final package design.

Early app experience storyboards.

Pixar veteran and Cars Brand Ambassador, Jay Ward, personified as a hot rod for a Pixar pitch - and for fun.