Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Famous Portrait- Larry King


Illustration 4, Famous Portrait, Larry King................ Maybe I'm still in my Zombie phase, but when I heard we had to do a famous portrait Larry King popped in my mind. He always looks like a rotting corps......... this was done in Gouache and Colored Pencil.


New Book Graffiti



The top piece says "Galactic Graff Style Wars"........... I felt like doing a space piece.. I mixed marker with acrylic paint to get the stars and galaxies in the background. The bottom piece says "Shiva Shantis Graffiti Horror Show".

Shaken Baby Syndrome..... SBS




Illustration 4, Shaken Baby Syndrome............ We had to do an illustration to an article on Shaken Baby Syndrome, not the greatest subject in the world and I hate drawing babies.

Beneath The Dragon




Illustration 4, Beneath The Dragon........... We had to do an illustration for an article/story called Beneath The Dragon. Interesting story about post-pardon depression......... although it was a little difficult to gather ideas. This was my first illustration in Acrylic Paint.

Communication Illustration



Illustration 4 Communication............ We had to do an illustration on communication, for some reason I kept thinking of leaflets dropped from air planes. They're dropping pictures of bombs..... get it. They're bombing them and dropping leaflets of bom............. oh, never mind.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Watercolor



This is a watercolor piece I did of a small sculpture at the MFA...... I then put it in an article context....... I think it looks pretty good.... However this is not a commission piece.





"Shiva Shanti Writes 4all Eternity"


This is a colored pencil piece I did about 5 years ago. One of my first colored pencil pieces, I was still experimenting with my graffiti styles. It says "Shiva Shanti Writes 4all Eternity"

DVD..... Volume 1



DVD Cover and Insert......... Not much to say about these, Kept the cover similar to my business cards. The insert is just a frame from Zombie Marches. I was really happy to get my work on to the MassArt Squeling Pegs DVD........ Which is available at MassArt for anybody interested in some KICKASS Animation.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bruce LeeRoy


This is a little digital mix. It's done in Illustrator and colored pencils. The dragon spells "dragon" in 3d graffiti.

Graffiti book and pencil throwdown





2 large colored pencil graffiti pieces....... the bottom one was my final for Human Figure in Illustration, and that's was it says "Human Figure in Illustration". The top one says "Dawn Commith at the Showdown Summit." I wanted to do a western piece. I still want to do a western piece.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Degree Project Update... PARACHUTE




Here is some in progress work on my Degree Project..... introducing the parachute and getting ready for the final showdown....... Just trying to bring what I have to a finish, I'm starting to feel overwhelmed.... Above are some ALMOST finished frames of death and parachutes...... below is a scene with some random in-progress footage.


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Jim and Jimmy



Homework for my word and image class...... We had to create characters and match them up with their type face....... I'm not a huge fan, but they came out alright...... done in Gouache.

Watercolor Mummy Pills

A watercolor doodle....... this was done a couple years ago when I was first practicing watercolor........ I hate watercolor........... The idea behind this is basically myself coming out of pills..... I was taking a lot pills back then because of my Crohns Disease..... I soon stopped taking my pills and actually started to feel better...... So I've broken the mummy pill bandages.. ; )

Friday, February 20, 2009

High School Graffiti Black Book..... My old Graffiti Work!!!!






The bottom piece says "Shiva Shanti writes 4life with true graff passion"......... It's a lot but all there in some kind of graffiti writing

The top piece says "My horror show Night of The Living Dead"......... The theme was a crazy grave yard horror graffiti scene....... I seem to do stuff like this a lot.



Watercolor Doodle Dump



Some various watercolor doodles...... I haven't done much watercolor....... So, I view this as practice work.......... I guess everything is practice work as we all grow in life...... okay..... that was my fortune cookie for the day.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Degree Project Update!!!...... In Progress!!!





I am uploading some finished single frames from Degree Project "Split Second Splat"..... production is non-stop ; (....... and slow ; (

These frames are from the beginning of the cartoon...... I just finished the 3rd death scene, and getting ready for the final battle scene. The conclusion of the film along with the idea of bringing ground to a finish is starting to give me a headache...... always looking at a lightbox is contributing to that head crunching, eye bleeding feeling. Oh well!

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Here is another in-progress scene from the cartoon.... I just extended a couple of the shots and will finish inking it in tomorrow, it's all leading up to the parachute interaction which I animated yesterday...... Is anyone else getting a little confused & exhausted with Degree Project?..... WE ONLY HAVE 6 MORE WEEKS TO FINISH ANIMATING!?!?!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tree Book..... except! My trees are made out of bloody nerves; )





This is the cover of the book..... a giant pulsating nerve tree thingy...... communicating to the rest of the universe...... this is from my word and image class, and we had to write a book about what we really thought trees were...... I don't know.........




The idea was that trees were like nerves that felt everything that happened in the world and throughout the universe........ communicating to each other like nerves or antennas.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Talking Asshole..... An Animation Narrarated by Frank Zappa.

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This piece includes Frank Zappa reading from the book "Naked Lunch"........ the part about the guy who taught his asshole to talk.........AWESOME!!!

The animation is done crosshatch style with a pen...... Which was a pain in the ass....... and there are mixed feelings about the style by both students and teachers....... I like it, and hopefully I can go back in sometime (maybe portfolio)... and fill it in.

Old High School Book Graffiti

Some old High School graffiti...... I did this about 10 years ago. It's my tribute to video games, graffiti style. Done in Prismacolor marker.

Alphabet Book...... Letter M is for Mummy.... Marker.



My alphabet book!............. well a page from my alphabet book. It's a Monster alphabet book....... and the letter M stands for Mummy. I did it in marker first, than scanned it in to illustrator and touched it up with the type design. With the letter M unwrapping from the zombies bandages, It says, "M is for the zombie who escaped his shadowy tomb. Unwrapping his bandages, a skeleton was all that was left to exhume."..... Oooooooo scary! I don't know if there is a market for this with the little ones...... But who hasn't seen The Monster Squad?!?

Wabi-Sabi.... A view from one of the windows in my old apartment.......Pencil.



Wabi- Sabi... which is seeing beauty is objects that are imperfect or are usually seen as being ugly...... I used to stay in this really nice apartment that had really crappy windows...... the landlord was a greased up can of cocoa butter, and he never helped fix it........but for some reason I thought it looked cool....... so I drew it.........It was done in pencils and it's one of my bigger illustrations, so it gets damaged more frequently...... which sucks!

The Scorcerer....... An Animated Poem!

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Animation 3?,....... The Poem?........... We were supposed to animate a poem, but the assignment kept changing on us........ At one point we had to have words from the poem in the actual animation....... and then at another point we were to use our own voices to narrate the poem... both ideas at some point got cut......

What resulted was a weird cartoon that doesn't make much sense....... I still kind of like it.... I wish I had spent more time focusing on the cartoon than the stupid words!

Graffiti.... Colored Pencils.... It Says "Calvin and Hobbes Rule the Universe"


This is another colored pencil graffiti Illustration I did before starting at MassArt. I was so focused on graffiti back in those days.

This is a Calvin and Hobbes piece..... I love Calvin and Hobbes.... This piece says "Calvin and Hobbes Rule the Universe"............. I'm not going to go into where is says all this, just trust me...... in various styles of graffiti mixed in with a Calvin and Hobbes space battle scene.

Graffiti... Colored Pencils..... It says ' Bomben Gritty in Gothem City"


This is a colored pencil Graffiti illustration that I did a few years ago..... It was actually done before I started full time at MassArt...... The perspective is off...... I leaned that in John Roman's class ; )

It says "Bomben Gritty in Gotham City" ..... The Joker is riding a blimp that is poring out a liquid style of graffiti that says "Bomben"..... Underneath is a 3-d style that says "Gritty"(Poison Ivy is next to it)... Underneath that is a wild style written on the wall that says "Gotham", and underneath that is a tech style breaking out of the asylum that says "City".

The idea was a Gotham Asylum breakout with lot's of graffiti...... And sorry about the picture..... I never took a shot of it before putting it in a frame, and now I always get a glare.....Someday I hope to have a better photo.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

In Progress Scene From Degree Project, Split Second Splat........... IN PROGRESS!!!!!!!..... DON'T JUDGE ME!!!!!!!

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This is an in progress scene from my degree project "Split Second Splat"............the animation is hand drawn on index cards and than inked with drawing inks.There are no holds are cycles which makes the animation load very heavy.I'vespent hundreds of hours animating it so far and I think my eyeballs are about tobleed out of my skull.......... but I'll keep you updated and the sick game of SplitSecond Splat is on the way!

Graffiti........ It says "Shiva Shanti Style"

Illustration of Chuck Close




This is an Archimbaldo style portrait of Chuck Close...... Confused?..... Well I took an old picture of Chuck Close and I designed a portrait illustration that was compiled out of items that represent his life....... the neck and shoulders are paint tubes and paint brushes.... the face area are mosaics, cameras, cigarettes, and film/Polaroids. The whole thing is done in colored pencils......... and I have no idea why I put it in twice. Double your pleasure.

Mosaic Paintings......... The Joker and Self Portrait




These are mosaic paintings done in acrylics. The joker painting is done from a reference image I found online.... Its painted on a huge canvas, about 5 feet tall and has over 450 squares that make up the mosaic. The self portrait below is done from a reference photo I took at school.... I'm holding a coffee mug, even though I don't drink coffee and hate the taste of it..... I think it has the taste of acid..... if I knew what acid tasted like.

Zombie Marches- Public Service Announcement for Zombies!











These are some single frames from Zombie Marches...... The cartoon was done cross-hatch with a pen and filled in with a red Prismacolor marker, about 600 frames or so...... the cross-hatch is a pain in the ass, and the fumes from the marker were getting to me brain. But I like it, it was fun! Audio done by Kate Lee.... The Cartoon is below..... just click play to watch..... CLICK BELOW TO WATCH!!!
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HEY HEY....... first blog..........waiting a while for this, have tons of stuff.......... I'll start off with Zombie Marches PSA.