This is my second year making a piece about the Best Visual Effects Oscar Race. It can also be found over on this website's Artwork Page, with a more in-depth workflow writeup on my Blogspot page.
For those in the LA area that love art and the artists that make it, I will have all three "8 Bit Legends" pieces, framed and for sale, in the "Shifting Mayas" art show next month (Fri/Sat May 10th-11th). It will be held at the Atwater Crossing restaurant and art space in the Los Feliz/Glendale area. It will be much more than a gallery show; there will be live performances and painting, appetizers, and the full dinner menu and bar of the restaurant will be available. I hope to see you there on Friday night (May 10th). Click here for the Facebook Event page, and check out the flyer below for more information:
2012 ended up being the best year of my life to date, and I'm hoping to keep that momentum rolling into 2013, starting with a new digital painting I made. It's a Star Wars Episode VII mashup poster, and it can be found on the Artwork page. I hope you enjoy it. Many new things are coming this year, including more blog posts than 2012.
Over Comic-Con weekend this year, there was a video game art show put on by my good friend Ben (aka "Mister Benja" of the 8-Bit Cubist.com. The venue was the top floor of the theater that featured Gam3rcon.Two of my 8-Bit Legends prints were among the awesome artwork displayed. More pictures of the event are on the 8-Bit Cubist Facebook page.
Back in 2003 I did an oil painting of three of my cousins being silly at Hilton Head island. At the time I had taken a poor quality picture of it with a disposable camera, but I recently received a higher quality photo, which I posted in the Artwork section.
Over the last couple months I made a mini-series of video game-themed prints for the upcoming PAX East convention. Exclusive pictures of the prints and an interview I did about them are now available over at 8-bit Cubist.com, so check them out!
UPDATE: The prints are now in the Artwork gallery on this site.
I am a Visualization Supervisor and Senior Animator in Los Angeles with over eighteen years of experience in the entertainment industry. In my spare time, I create illustrations and visual art with my family.
WHAT IS VISUALIZATION?
Visualization is a process that creates an early version of a project quickly and relatively inexpensively, usually through computer animation. It is common in the entertainment and technology fields, on projects like films, television shows, commercials, VR experiences, and theme park rides.
"Previs" artists create a film's digital blueprint early in preproduction by 3D-animating sequences in the computer before shooting begins, normally around the time of casting. Frequent iterations allow for story ideas to be explored, and alternate The detail provided by this blueprint is crucial for the film crew to determine how to best film the story.