23 7 / 2014

Working on something new today…. #75years #batmanday #thedarkknight #sketchdailies #acrylic #paint #painting #instaart (at The Fortress of Solitude)

23 7 / 2014

There probably hasn’t been a character I’ve drawn more than #thedarkknight.  I can attribute my  illustrations to @jimleeart ‘s inspirational work on “Batman: Hush,” for I haven’t drawn the same since.  Through childhood to now, soaking up the Saturday cartoons, action figures, comics, films and more, I would just like to celebrate #batmanday in celebration of #75years of Batman.  In some shape or form, you always seem to manage to creep back into my work.   (at The Fortress of Solitude)

There probably hasn’t been a character I’ve drawn more than #thedarkknight. I can attribute my illustrations to @jimleeart ‘s inspirational work on “Batman: Hush,” for I haven’t drawn the same since. Through childhood to now, soaking up the Saturday cartoons, action figures, comics, films and more, I would just like to celebrate #batmanday in celebration of #75years of Batman. In some shape or form, you always seem to manage to creep back into my work. (at The Fortress of Solitude)

23 7 / 2014

It’s #Batmanday!  In celebration of #75years of #TheDarkKnight.   The fire rises!

#artwork #lovemachine #batman #75 #tdkr #bane #darkknight #sdcc2014 #sketchdailies #sketch #artist @sketch_dailies  (at The Fortress of Solitude)

It’s #Batmanday! In celebration of #75years of #TheDarkKnight. The fire rises!

#artwork #lovemachine #batman #75 #tdkr #bane #darkknight #sdcc2014 #sketchdailies #sketch #artist @sketch_dailies (at The Fortress of Solitude)

23 7 / 2014

Happy #75years Batman!  

You will forever be my favorite character to read and draw.  Here’s one from 2012 before #TDKR.  #batmanday #batman #thedarkknight #sketchdailies #artwork #drawing #sdcc2014 #illustration @sketch_dailies  (at The Fortress of Solitude)

Happy #75years Batman!

You will forever be my favorite character to read and draw. Here’s one from 2012 before #TDKR. #batmanday #batman #thedarkknight #sketchdailies #artwork #drawing #sdcc2014 #illustration @sketch_dailies (at The Fortress of Solitude)

21 7 / 2014

Yeah, it takes an amount of skill.

But shortcuts and brush styles and gradients in replacements of blends is infuriating to someone who actual moves the acrylic physically and traditionally.

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20 7 / 2014


Avengers: Age of Ultron costumes (x)

Avengers: Age of Ultron costumes (x)

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20 7 / 2014

So, we got to see a 10 min Sneak Peak @ Disney’s Hollywood Studios just a few days ago.  It’s safe to say that it is Marvel’s answer to DC’s Green Lantern.
(No spoilers btw, just a journal entry for myself on entertainment properties)
After the footage we saw, along with the very smart promotions and movie trailers, it’s safe to say Marvel’s got in in the bag.  The sneak peak we saw seemed to be the first 10 mins of the movie and explained so much of the tone.  It’s fun!  It’s hilarious.  It’s full of adventure, mystery, and a feel of a space opera in the vein of Star Wars.  It has an accessible lead character for viewers, along with an even further character quirk through the use of relatable music.  The fact is.  Marvel is killing it.  And as a comic book fan who purchases majority DC comics on Wednesdays, it simply kills me.
It’s everything that Green Lantern could have been.  We could have received and epic interstellar buddy cop movie between Hal Jordan and Sinestro.  A unique take on the entire superhero/copdrama/sci-fi genre.  It could have been a Jedi Master teaching a Padawan, only to be flip on it’s head with the teacher slipping in to the dark side.  This is what I preached to friends before the Ryan Reynolds film came out, and wow, was that embarrassing.
The point is, from a business and creative standpoint, DC entertainment has ONE LAST SHOT to get there act together with Batman V. Superman.  Assemble your Justice League and seriously CONSIDER uniting Arrow & The Flash Television with the cinematic Man of Steel universe.  If what Geoff Johns said by saying “they are separate universes” is really true, then they are making a huge mistake.  It’s just a really interesting predicament to me because if you asked ANYONE who Iron Man or Hawkeye was 10 years ago, they wouldn’t have a clue.  Let alone Thor.   Thor?  We get Thor and you can’t give us Wonder Woman or Aquaman?  Before Marvel’s cinematic domination, you could go around the entire world and receive a clear answer on who Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman were.  
It just upsets me as a fan and as an artist.  I just want to work there already and set things straight.  SDCC is coming this month, so only time will tell.  Fingers crossed on Justice League and DC’s final shot as a serious competitor, because Marvel is killing it.

So, we got to see a 10 min Sneak Peak @ Disney’s Hollywood Studios just a few days ago.  It’s safe to say that it is Marvel’s answer to DC’s Green Lantern.

(No spoilers btw, just a journal entry for myself on entertainment properties)

After the footage we saw, along with the very smart promotions and movie trailers, it’s safe to say Marvel’s got in in the bag.  The sneak peak we saw seemed to be the first 10 mins of the movie and explained so much of the tone.  It’s fun!  It’s hilarious.  It’s full of adventure, mystery, and a feel of a space opera in the vein of Star Wars.  It has an accessible lead character for viewers, along with an even further character quirk through the use of relatable music.  The fact is.  Marvel is killing it.  And as a comic book fan who purchases majority DC comics on Wednesdays, it simply kills me.

It’s everything that Green Lantern could have been.  We could have received and epic interstellar buddy cop movie between Hal Jordan and Sinestro.  A unique take on the entire superhero/copdrama/sci-fi genre.  It could have been a Jedi Master teaching a Padawan, only to be flip on it’s head with the teacher slipping in to the dark side.  This is what I preached to friends before the Ryan Reynolds film came out, and wow, was that embarrassing.

The point is, from a business and creative standpoint, DC entertainment has ONE LAST SHOT to get there act together with Batman V. Superman.  Assemble your Justice League and seriously CONSIDER uniting Arrow & The Flash Television with the cinematic Man of Steel universe.  If what Geoff Johns said by saying “they are separate universes” is really true, then they are making a huge mistake.  It’s just a really interesting predicament to me because if you asked ANYONE who Iron Man or Hawkeye was 10 years ago, they wouldn’t have a clue.  Let alone Thor.   Thor?  We get Thor and you can’t give us Wonder Woman or Aquaman?  Before Marvel’s cinematic domination, you could go around the entire world and receive a clear answer on who Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman were.  

It just upsets me as a fan and as an artist.  I just want to work there already and set things straight.  SDCC is coming this month, so only time will tell.  Fingers crossed on Justice League and DC’s final shot as a serious competitor, because Marvel is killing it.

20 7 / 2014

"Saturdays are for adventure; Sundays are for cuddling"

General life philosophy (via mermaidemm)

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20 7 / 2014

9 x 11” acrylic July 2014
Stoked to finally finish this piece. Next time I might have to up the canvas size to fit all these concepts. Haha. Maybe a series of these? #nofilter #art #painting #mickeymouse #mickey #waltdisneycompany #disney #disneyland #magickingdom #pixar #instaart #artwork #art (at The Fortress of Solitude)
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9 x 11”
acrylic
July 2014

Stoked to finally finish this piece. Next time I might have to up the canvas size to fit all these concepts. Haha. Maybe a series of these? #nofilter #art #painting #mickeymouse #mickey #waltdisneycompany #disney #disneyland #magickingdom #pixar #instaart #artwork #art (at The Fortress of Solitude)

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20 7 / 2014

Late nights @ home

So many rooftops, I had to turn on Batman Begins to find a proper sense of brooding. #tmnt #ninjaturtles #donatello #cowabunga #instaart #workinprogress (at The Fortress of Solitude)

Late nights @ home

So many rooftops, I had to turn on Batman Begins to find a proper sense of brooding. #tmnt #ninjaturtles #donatello #cowabunga #instaart #workinprogress (at The Fortress of Solitude)

19 7 / 2014

Architecture session

Architecture session

19 7 / 2014

tombancroft1:

And animators….

Artists in general

tombancroft1:

And animators….

Artists in general

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19 7 / 2014

My girlfriend got home from work and told me about a coworker she sat with today.  He said he’s going out with a girl tonight but isn’t interested in having a relationship.  My gf called him out and asked “why are you going out with her then?…”   He said, “cuz she’s hot.”   She then politely called his actions shallow and he said “it’s okay I know.  That’s just my personality.  I’m an asshole.”

Wut.

Personally tired of a generation of useless individuals who pride themselves on their bullshit.  It’s become a commodity to “not care” about morality.  The Miley Cyrus/Justin Bieber Generation of assholes who try so hard to be awful people.  Woman proud of twerking, men proud of fucking “bitches,” a whole nation of “ratchet culture.”  Selfies and hashtags.  People being PAID by Tumblr and Instagram companies for running traffic.  How would I know?  Cause my gf has an old high school classmate at home who does nothing with his life, but is “Instagram/Tumblr famous” for posting ridiculous selfies of his terribly mundane life.  People are famous for doing nothing.  The Jersey Shore reality television bullshit of useless people being idolized and cherished as “voices of our generation.”  These aspects all trickle down in to our daily lifestyles.  I can’t go outside my apartment without encountering a worthless excuse of a human being.  Just a human walking around with zero humanity.  Zero culture.  Zero talent.  Zero morality.  

Why do I care and why do I rant and why is this relevant to this otherwise positive blog about Art and inspiration and beauty in the world?  Because I’m an artist.  I am talented.  I struggle to be noticed while others thrive on their bullshit.  I want to inspire.  I want to make the world beautiful.  I want to share my interests with others.  I am only one of the MANY artists who suffer the same sickness that is in this world.  I’m one of the MANY PEOPLE.

It’s bullshit.  And I’m tired of it.

19 7 / 2014

PRINTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!  For this Summer only!  Go check it out!https://www.etsy.com/listing/191921582/frozens-olaf-original-print?ref=pr_shop
In Summer 11 x 14”acrylicMay 2014
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PRINTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!  For this Summer only!  Go check it out!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/191921582/frozens-olaf-original-print?ref=pr_shop

In Summer 
11 x 14”
acrylic
May 2014

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