I know I have been promising you all a new and exciting website along with my new blog and networking pages, however the process has been taking longer than I anticipated due to how busy I have been. Since moving to California the demand for my unique style of figurative modeling has increased rapidly and the artists I represent through my production company are thriving and working steadily in various areas of the fantasy arts.
So once again before heading down to the San Diego Comic Con, I wanted to post a few more updates of what I have been doing over the past year along with a sneak peak of some of the exciting things coming to my new website and networking pages. After Comic Con my new pages will be top priority and I promise they will be up and running this Fall! I have continued to model in the illustration field and I have posted some spectacular new images from my work with ALEX HORLEY including the two new spectacular pieces we did for Rob Zombie's new CD "Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor" released in April of 2013. The painting of me riding the venous rat is featured as a full centerfold in the CD booklet and both paintings are prominently featured on his website and on several pieces of merchandise available on his current tour. Alex and I also did a marketing image for an upcoming graphic novel called "Moon Lake" from Archaia Black Label Publishing and creator Dan Fogler set to release October of 2013. The painting is on the cover of the 2013 Convention Exclusive Preview Book being featured at Comic Con and is limited to just 1000 copies. I also have posted some additional new paintings by Alex from World of Warcraft.
In addition to my illustration work, I am modeling full time in a live action format where the artist work primarily from life to lay the foundation for their fully rendered work and I am working for some of the biggest animation studios, visual effects studios and video game developers including: Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games, Blur Studio, Carbine Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Disney Feature Animation, Disney TV, Disney Toons, Disney Consumer Products and persona favorite Disney Imagineering. When modeling in the entertainment arts field you really have to bring your characters to life and be able to push your body to extreme positions and contort yourself into dynamic artful expressive poses to help the artists tell their story. It really enables me to utilize my extensive background in character modeling and acting as well as my expertise in various fields of dance and love every minute of it.
The POSEBOOK APP is still going strong and I can't wait to post all the drawings artists are sending me after working from my photos featured inside. If you haven't checked it out yet, It is a Fundamental Guide for Artist development created by the great Stephen Silver. It includes video tutorials and 3000 photo poses to work from. Check out the information below and then head on over to the APP store to get yours.
My Heavy Metal Cybercop 1.4 Scale Statue from Hollywood Collectibles Group is ready to order and available to ship worldwide. The quality of this piece is so spectacular and I can't tell you how proud I am of it. If you are a collector of these type of high end pieces this is definitely one you don't want to miss. Click on the link above to view a gallery of images along with a link to where you can place an order. Hollywood Collectibles offers a range of payment plans making it that much easier to add one of these limited edition statues to your collection.
I just finished an interview with Imagine FX magazine due out this fall about my work as an artist model. As soon as I get the official release date I will post it along with all the exciting new images I have been collecting for my site and social pages.
On a sad note, while I was at my booth at the Long Beach Comic Con this past November, I received a devastating phone call telling me of the unexpected and untimely passing of my dear friend the amazing artist and teacher JACK BOSSON. Below is a small tribute that ran in Imagine FX Magazine but I am planning a proper tribute on my new site with an entire section dedicated to my work with Jack. I was so fortunate that he let me take tons of photos of the work we did together in class at the Gnomon School for Visual Effects and I can't wait to share them with the world.