To all you great people who've followed my blog these many years. Wishing you a Happy Christmas and all the very best in days ahead!
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Saturday, November 07, 2020
Hello Friends! Thought I'd share some recent developments with the Crash Bandicoot franchise. Got this from an excellent source. Been aware of the general progress for a while now. I'm told a deal is struck with Activision and another heavyweight and there's a new Crash project in the works. I have nothing to do with what's going on but I'm aware of the person behind it and he's a talented veteran of many projects in entertainment.
When I get a green light on disclosing more info I will. Or you may hear about it in a press release beforehand. Either way you'll like what's up.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Howdy friends! Had some time to sketch my school's mascot character ArtShark for Halloween but didn't get a chance to do the color. So here it is as a blue pencil drawing with final line. I used a black ball point pen for the line. That way it remains permanent.
Hope your Halloween was fun!
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Super Mario held on to the top spot. Star Wars at #3.
Rave reviews across the spectrum! PlayStation released this 30 second video today...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
More good news to celebrate !!
Saturday, October 10, 2020
"Crash Bandicoot 4" is number 1 in the UK! Beat "Star Wars"!
"Crash Bandicoot 4" is number 1 in New Zealand! Beat "Star Wars"!
"Crash Bandicoot 4" is number 1 in Australia! Beat "Star Wars"!
Crash Bandicoot is the most popular video game character in the world !!
Friday, October 09, 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020
It's been extremely busy for me the past few months. I know I say that a lot and in general that's the way life is when you work with large numbers of people. The quarantines and lockdowns made it very difficult as I had to migrate away from face to face in person onsite classes to a fully online system. I've managed to handle it okay but the demands on my time have actually increased as a result. So I do the best I can as far as managing it all.
Although I enjoy what I do my personal creative time has been compromised even more as I attend to helping artists develop their work. I have a chance here and there to get into my own art but it's rare. Things will change someday but for now I have to deal with what's in front of me at any given moment.
One area where I'm able to do a little drawing is in archiving the large volume of class demonstrations I've created over the past few years. Most of these demos are in blue pencil which smears easily and is not water resistant. So I'm going over these drawings with black line to make the images permanent. I then format the composition into a little mini lesson so others can gain something of it through my social media presence.
Here's a sample of what I'm doing. I hope you find these helpful.
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Word is that "Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time" may be the most successful video game of the year. We'll see! Meanwhile...
A producer from Toys For Bob which is the studio producing the upcoming Crash 4 narrates this video where the nature and details of the game are described. This video is published by PlayStation on YouTube from Aug 6. It's had nearly 1.4 million views since.
Besides Crash and Neo Cortex which I worked to create with Joe Pearson following his lead the other characters in the video I originally designed include Coco Bandicoot, Aku Aku, N Tropy, N Gin, and Dingodile.
The production quality of the game is outstanding as can clearly be seen in the video. Release date is October 2 2020.
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Saturday, July 04, 2020
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.