Evolution of a Piece: Mushroom Cloud

As much as I do appreciate a finished work of art, I think I am more interested in the process of getting to that point even more. After talking to a friend about a particular illustration of Toad that he is quite fond of, the talk quickly turned to his love of mushrooms.  For whatever reason, I have always found mushrooms fun to draw.  The wheels started turning.  At first I was thinking of...

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Sketch Dump – The Movies

Some sketches of characters from some films that are important to me, some well known, some hardly known at all. So without further ado: John J. Rambo Dr. Alan Grant James Bond Frank Hellicopter Tom Cruise Father...

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Space Goggles

Space Goggles Logo   Space Goggles is a 2d side scrolling and shooter game I was developing for the PC and possibly later for the iPhone. The hero, Captain Space Goggles, somehow gets transported from a battle to another galaxy, far away from his own. He visits a wide variety of planets across the universe as he tries to makes his way back home. You obtain SPACE GOGGLES. The idea behind the...

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The Sand Dunes

Growing up in Colorado, The Great Sand Dunes National Monument was a favorite place of mine.  Several years ago, it was changed from a National Monument to a National Park.  The Sand Dunes have always held a special place in my heart and I was very happy with the way this painting turned out.  If you would like to buy a print of this piece, you can do so by clicking here.   The Great Sand...

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Food Fight

Food Fight was one of my favorite Atari games.  I remember playing it quite a bit with my older brother when we were young.  For those unfamiliar with the game, the object of each level is to eat the ice cream cone on the opposite side of the screen before it completely melts.  Standing in your way are four chefs, who pop out of holes in the ground, as chefs are wont to do.  The player...

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Who I Use For Web Hosting and Why

  I use Bluehost for my web hosting for a variety of reasons. They offer a great value.  For as low as $6.95 a month, new users get a free domain registration, unlimited GB hosting space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited e-mail accounts, and an unlimited number of hosted domains.  They do not have any hidden fees, which I also like a lot. Bluehost offers an incredible amount of one-click...

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FIFA 13 Pro Clubs – Changes I Would Make

    In FIFA 11, my Pro Club went 451-143-364 (W-D-L), or a winning percentage of about 47%.  In FIFA 12, at the time of this writing, my club is 97-42-59, or a 49% winning percentage.  When playing Pro Clubs though, I do not really think of our record in terms of winning percentage.  I prefer to focus on “not losing percentage.”  In FIFA 11 we did not lose the game...

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Chicharito Portrait – Digital Painting Tutorial

Chicharito Portrait – Digital Painting Tutorial

    My admiration for Javier Hernandez is no secret, nor is my love of Manchester United.  Occasionally, when I am trying to think of something to draw or paint, Manchester United players come to mind.  Generally, I like to start with a sketch and slowly build up the painting from there.     Start with the sketch.   That’s a good start, laying out the locations of...

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Drive (film)

I have never watched a movie a second time immediately after finishing the first viewing until I watched Drive.  Right after completing it, I felt compelled to watch it again, right away.  For me, watching the film is a very surreal experience.  Since I was watching it on Blu-Ray, I was see a movie in crystal clear high definition that otherwise looks and sounds like it belongs in the 1980s. ...

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