Just finished off my favorite image (and of my favorite character) STARFIRE. The concept is inspired by an illustration I've seen done by artist Kenneth Rocafort.
I'm super happy with how this turned out. With this one I feel like I'm finally approaching the style that I've been striving for when it comes to melding illustration and photography.
This was created from my shoot with model Courtney Owen, who was absolutely perfect for this
After leaving the College Fine Art program in 1998, I dreamed of becoming a Rock Star & world-famous Painter. I had the image totally realized in my mind; I was going to be living in a huge spacious loft in a down-town New York high-rise, with giant windows and surrounded by enormous 8-foot tall canvases and oil paints. My band would be world famous and I would delve into my art to cope with the overwhelming pressures of being a rock n’ roll celebrity.|
Well, luckily for me, I was spared the pressures of becoming a Rock Icon. In 1999 I discovered computers and the wonderful world of Digital Art.
I began my design career back in 2000 creating interactive training modules for the oil and gas industry. By 2004 I was providing Art Direction for a local design company working on everything from web development, promotional print design, to animation. It was at this time I left this job and made the move to a full-time freelance designer. Some notable accomplishments during this time have been creating comics & illustrations for a magazine with a nationwide readership for 8 consecutive years, developing touch-screen poker games for a Las Vegas gaming company, and spearheading the corporate branding and marketing design for an agricultural company with products sold across the globe.
Aside from my regular design work, I also have much of my focus on creative projects combining illustration and photography with a pop-culture flair. I have published a few comic books in this style, teach workshops in digital editing, and exhibit my artwork at various comicons.