Friday, December 4, 2009

Been a while...

Ridiculous that I haven't updated this thing recently! But it's been for good reasons. I've been extremely busy with my art. And that means that I've been doing well since getting let go from McFarlane. Trust me, I've had my sleepless nights trying to figure out how to pay the mortgage but as time goes by, I miss my old job less and less. I'm realizing that I don't need Todd McFarlane to pay me anymore!
Since leaving TMP in June I've done quite a bit of work for other companies. Mainly for a young company named ARH. It's owned by a young artist named Arahom Radjah. He's a great guy and he has given me the kind of opportunity I needed to jump start my career post McFarlane. Here are the pieces I've done for him so far...
SWAT Officer-



It's been a great experience so far working with Arahom and I hope we can maintain a business relationship for years to come. If you haven't checked out yet, GO NOW! Like I said before, it's a young company, it's growing quickly and I believe it will be a force in the industry for a long time. Arahom actually suffered a terrible tragedy when his studio caught fire, destroying a lot of his work and killing his dog. He bounced back quickly though and proved to everyone that he's here to stay. And I plan to help as much as I can! Keep your eyes open for more of my work soon. Perseus and King Arthur... Here's to the future!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I've been passionate about skateboarding since the age of 15. I spent a good part of my youth doing nothing BUT skateboarding. Of course, like a lot of other kids, I wanted to become a sponsored skater. I wasn't too bad at it but I certainly didn't have the chops to go pro. Here's a vid!

So as the years went by I started to take my art more seriously and skateboarding fell down my list of priorities a bit. I've NEVER stopped skating but I just don't have the time for it I once did. In effort to come up with some sculptures that I did outside of McFarlane, I decided to sculpt a few skaters. The first one I tackled was my all time favorite Jamie Thomas. I sent photos of it to Jamie's company as the sculpture progressed. He was impressed enough with it that he asked if I would let him have it. He took it down to Texas with him and had it auctioned off at the Johnny Romano skate jam. Jamie actually won the bidding on the sculpt and he now owns it! The sculpture was also shown in the January '09 issue of Transworld skate magazine. This was an awesome experience for me! It was the first sculpture that I completed ENTIRELY on my own. I did the rough sculpt, the detailing, the paint, the decals and the fabricating on the base and the skateboard.

The second skateboarder I sculpted was Steve Caballero. He actually commissioned me to sculpt him after seeing the sculpture of Jamie Thomas. I couldn't believe it! Steve's a legend! I was so happy with the result when I finished it. Once again, this sculpt was done completely by me. This thing was a lot of fun to paint! Steve loved the final product and sent me a bunch of super rare skate swag. It was an experience I will never forget.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Sculpts completed while employed by McFarlane...
HALO Jumper

Bernie Parent

Some more pieces I did at McFarlane...
Dany Heatley

Demarcus Ware

Steve Young

Spawn (one of many)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

This Nightmare Spawn was very entertaining to sculpt. Definitely one of my favorite projects at McFarlane.

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