Sunday, November 21, 2010

Jay-Z: Decoded






This past summer I received my first freelance book illustration job, and it was quite a doozy. I was hired by Rodrigo Corral Design to illustrate Jay-Z's memoir Decoded which just hit bookshelves on 11/16/10.  All in all I did 23 illustrations, 14 of which made it to print.  Here are some of the originals next to their respective pages in the book. All of these were done in graphite.

Friday, October 29, 2010

To color or not to color??


Here's Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, not sure if I should
color these or leave them as is.





i am truly lazy

at posting stuff online. okay now that i have my most recent videogame addiction behind me, here ya go.




some wip. trying (rather slowly) to brighten up my color scheme.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

More Comics!


These will be colored soon.
Let me know what you guys think.




Tuesday, September 14, 2010

character concepts

character concepts for eclipse phase.
© posthuman studios.

Friday, September 3, 2010

new post on my gallery

This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

Hey Guys,

This piece was done as contest submission for "This way for the gas, ladies and gentlemen" by Tadeusz Borrowski.
The book is a compilation of short stories about the authors experience in Auschwitz. I always appreciate your feedback
and that's why I'm here. I tried to keep everything very loose as I am trying to move my work in a certain direction.
Hope you guys like it.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

PIG

Hey Guys,
About two weeks ago I met up with Alex Cutler, to talk about making a
promotional Comic for the film PIG written and directed by Henry Barrial.
The deadline was a tight one and everybody involved
in the project
seemed to have pulled an all nighter at some point or another, but we managed to pull it off.
Needless to say I am very happy with the result and it was a lot of fun to work on.
Here's the results!


Cover


Page 1


Page 2



Page 3



The guys did a great job promoting the film at the San Diego Comic Con this past weekend I wish I could have been there.
The pictures look awesome.








For more information about the film please visit:
www.ThePIGpicture.com

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ad Work

Hey guys,

This is a recent Ad job I did for a Realtor in Manhattan you can check out the full post at my blog if you want. :)
And as always let her rip.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Updates

So working on a last minute job, got to squeeze in some stuff while waiting for feedback from the AD.

Rework on my robot piece based on sal and peter's advice. still gotta get reference for the boy. I think the robot will be called the bully smasher 5000.





Also a sketch for a new piece I want to do in an attempt to help procure some work from my favorite card game as a kid. Athena leading an army of Spartans to defend their land while wielding her aegis. I thought it would be cool if medusa's head was affixed to the shield by stretching her snake hair around the shield and her mouth will just kinda hang open.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Woah!

Too much goodness on here. I need to keep up to date.

Anyway, for the past couple of months I've been working on stuff that I'm not allowed to post here yet. But I've had 2 days where I'm waiting for the art director to get back to me on my sketches so I snuck in this sketch for a piece I've been meaning to do for years. I want it to be awesome, so please feel free to tear it apart.

Just before posting this I've decided that I want to make the robot already alive but still almost completely devoid of any knowledge and just realizing hes not finished. Probably looking in bewilderment at his missing hand. or the missing power button where his belly button would be. That to come.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

more Cap


I liked the drawing enough to do a bust of it so here's Cap in super sculpey. Not sure how long it took, but each row of scales was about 20 minutes

Friday, March 12, 2010

Captain America


This will be my first year attending Megacon, so when I realized that I didn't have any comic related art to sell I decided to whip this up.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Exhibit A

Going of with the idea of Cronos eating his children and watching
Evangelion. This is what I came up with.

Any suggestions?

By the way if any of you guys haven't seen it, netflix it or buy it. It is that good!



Sunday, January 31, 2010

blaaaaargh!




*rips hair out*

This piece is driving me nuts!
Been attempting environments because for whatever reason, I'm sick of drawing people and I need to get out of this self-imposed rut I've put myself in.
It's supposed to be some underwater command center or something..
any crits at this point would be great, because this has been stewing in my HD
for well a month now, and it's coming to the point where I'm losing interest.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Things They Carried

Mock book cover for the book,
"The Things They Carried"





Friday, January 22, 2010

www.ohger.com

Hey Everyone thanks for all the comments on my last post. That piece was just a sample i did and finished just in time for spectrum. I need to be done with it for right now and move on, but I'll probably come back to it and do all the things you guys suggested soon.

Anyway i made a new post so all of you who use a program to monitor the blog would see it. I'm a part of www.ohger.com, which is like the site www.drawger.com but for up and coming artists rather than well known professionals and its still really new. The people who get in have to be voted on by the people who are already members.

This unfortunately means that sometimes there's some idiots voting down a lot of good people and I'm starting to think its because they don't want people who are better than them on the site. There's a much better chance of getting on if you're invited by an existing member.

So I want to extend invitations out to everyone on here who wants one. If the site takes off it could be really cool and a good way to be seen. You guys probably know a couple people on the site already like Francis Vallejo (he seems like a cool guy but it gets under my skin that hes so famous already...) Anyway, shoot me an email or a comment on this post and ill set up an invitation for you.

And keep posting on Tasty Paint! We got a good thing going here and its seemed to whittle down to only a few people posting. I think back to how awesome it was in Sal's class and sometimes it makes me sad. Miss you guys.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

new one


meh.

Another W.I.P


Buffed up the reds. What do you think? Should I
bring them up more?



This is a do over of the piece I did for the I is always alone for Sal's class last year.
Let me know what you guys think.

Thanks!
-Ricardo

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

melissa-

Hi guys! I'm glad I was invited to join because for some reason I can't figure out how to get comments on my own blog, so maybe here at least have a chance at a little feedback.

I really want to start painting again, and I just know I'm going to be doing it a whole different way so I don't know what they'll look like. I was thinking of painting one of these drawings, but I don't know which?