Portraits are generally done in my studio; however, I’m also available to create a portrait with live models. The portrait can be a serious fine art piece, or more of an extended studio caricature. I enjoy capturing the personality, appearance, and emotion of my portrait subjects. I must paint you – Send me a quote request along with some photos.
With my early work including lots of un-requested graffiti, it was a natural progression to finally be commissioned to do murals and traditional hand-painted signage. After college, I began my ongoing work on commissioned murals. I’m happy when my work is still in-place for many years, and always enjoy being hired by past clients as they open new restaurants and grow their businesses. My murals and signs have been used to attract people to their store front “DD Collectables at the Pier in St Pete, Fl.” or G-Grill in St pete,. Decorations in there houses like cartoon characters around a pool, Business with photography studios, and USF fitness centers to name a few. I paint with traditional brushes, and air-brushes. Faux painting with various Textures and mediums to achieves effects. If you would like a mural, faux or signage, request a quote.
For me, the fine art came before the commercial art. Most of the drawings or paintings were done out of my love for creating visual work. I still draw and paint separately from my commercial illustrations, caricatures, and other commissioned murals, etc. I am available to exhibit my fine art, and can be commissioned to create paintings or other works for your home or business. Visit my quote request page to explain your next project or to request a quote on an existing piece.
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Cartoons has always been a big influence in my childhood, comics such as Asterix, Phanthom, X-Men, and Donald Duck. I never really been a big fan of the more simple types of comic line work. I am really greatful to my new steady client – OceanFront Magazine and the newest edition of monthly Gag Cartoon with Johnson’s Strageties.
On Thursday morning I met with a client that wanted to me to create a story book for him to give to his wife, which was going to given to her right before she was going to walk down the eisle ( not sure how to spell that Opps). Bottom line is I was only given on friday from 2pm and till 2am to work on it, because deadline was after work on Saturday at 1pm, and they where going to get married at 6p.. These 10 drawings took me about 5-6 hours to create, and I am very pleased with the outcome. I didn't want to use markers soo I penciled in everything, and scanned it the front cover to be colored a little! I wish I had more time, and the client is a musician and wants to use me for other work (if I had a penny for every time I heard that)
I hope you enjoy these drawings from my sketchpads, computer, and other materials. I am always studying faces and environments – always sketching (sometimes when I should be listening) and it really helps me see details I normally wouldn’t notice. My Friend Jason once told me when I took a class with him on Schoolism.com was to: focus; calm down and squint, squint, squint” I actually can listen and sketch at the same time, it helps me focus. I hope you enjoy this collection of quick and extended sketches. Keep drawing and sketching – I’m always learning too!
With my graffiti background I can really relate to having text and artwork together! My graphic design experience has mostly been to promote my own business, but sometimes I have helped clients with logos, flyers, menus, and page layouts. I like to do my own layout with the art and text provided by my client. By having me the artist layout my own art it will help make sure the image works good on the page and keeps the viewer interested and captivated.! I have done some work for clients and my self over the years, and here are a few examples: (I use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Word, and PageMaker).
Environmental design in my portfolio, includes when I have been asked to take a blueprint, or an idea explained to me, and I make renderings and/or painting to bring new live to what it there environment could look like.
This section generally contains earlier work also. As a student, I did a lot of studies from the work of other artists who worked with different techniques and materials. I’m sure that I learned something from every drawing. I still view, appreciate, and borrow ideas from other artists work – whether it be composition, technique, color scheme, texture, or something else. Having my work studied and appreciated by other artists would be a great joy to me.