Saturday, July 04, 2020

Honoring Independence

There's a remarkable story behind this graphic.

I started working on it years ago in August 2009. Came up with the concept of the eagle but couldn't quite figure how to put a finish to the overall composition. Then recently I did a search for an American flag design and found one that fit absolutely perfect with what I had done with the eagle. The curve of the flag and the eagle were identical. All I had to do was place the eagle image within the flag. It was miraculous I tell ya! Couldn't believe what I was seeing. Guess it was meant to be!

Thus my creative homage to my country this Independence Day in the USA July 4 2020.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Pop goes the virus Crash !!

Hello there friends !! I hope this finds you well. Things have been tough lately and as such I apologize for the long delay in attending to my blog. A lot of changes happening plus I really needed a break. Glad to report things are coming back to life. 

So let's celebrate with a new Crash Bandicoot sketch! I did this about a month ago in hopes the virus stuff would soon go away. Crash is doing what he can to make things better. 

A big thanks to everyone who continues to follow my blog. You're wonderful people and I wish you good health and happiness !!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Better Days Ahead

Greetings to you wonderful people who follow my blog. Thank you as it has been my privilege to have your attention. I hope you're all doing well and staying healthy during these challenging times. You and your loved ones. I've been very busy since the year turned. As with everything else the changes taking place have affected what I do as well. With the adjustments I'm making I feel they are positive ones that will lead to an improved way of doing things. 

In the meantime here's a little message from Crash and Spyro as they team up to offer a word of encouragement. Stay strong friends! This will not last forever. It will pass. There are better days ahead that we can look forward to!

Monday, January 20, 2020

My school The Animation Academy is 22 years old

Thought I'd share this milestone with all you great folks. It was on this evening in 1998 at this very hour in the back room of the Coral Cafe in Burbank California that The Animation Academy held its first session. We had a sold out class of 20 students.

The Academy has been a major influence in the animation industry in that time. We continue to have a positive impact in many ways. Especially in people's lives.
Celebrating 2 decades and 2 years of great experiences!

Keep Creating!!

Sunday, January 05, 2020

20 Years to the Day - The Beginning of Jak and Daxter

A few days ago I realized something. That in early January 2000 I signed the contract to begin work on a project that would become Jak and Daxter. I searched my files and found the contract. The date was January 5.

So this is it friends! It was 20 years ago on this day I signed the deal to get started on "Project Y". The rest as they say is video game history. This is a graphic I created in honor of the occasion. I plan on featuring a lot of the unseen art throughout the year.


Wednesday, January 01, 2020

ArtShark sez Happy New Year 2020 !!

A greeting from our long time representative at my school in Burbank. Have a great New Year and New Decade! Wishing you the very best in all the days ahead!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Crash and Tawna Together Again - 2020

Received a request for a reunion of Crash and Tawna. Drew this a few days ago. Hope it does the trick! 

I just realized this is my last drawing of the year and the decade!

A very Happy New Year to all you great people and thank you for following my blog all this time! Hope your best dreams come true in 2020! 

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas 2019

Finished this greeting for my school just a few hours ago and would like to feature it here to say hello and wish you a very Merry Christmas !! It's our mascot character ArtShark just being himself.

I hope you have a special time full of love with people that mean the most in your life. Thank you for the fun of sharing my art and thanks for following my humble blog and for visiting also. Wishing you joy and peace and prosperity and good health and creativity and all the good things in life !!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Ho Ho Ho... Is that you Santy Claus?

Seasons Greetings dear Blogger friends and followers! I hope this finds you well and happy!

It was last Sept 17 this year that I was toying with images of Santa Claus helping a student in class understand the idea behind concept design. That is to try different approaches to a theme and see what you wind up with. So here's the demos I did that evening starting with the original page and then featuring each design on its own.