Saturday
May142011

The Uncanny Valley

I'm still working on a short essay titled the Homunculi Theory which I thought was going to be one of the more provocative titles I had come up with until this thing was sent to me.  We have been talking a lot about what made the Mo-Cap Robert Zemeckis movies so creepy. Apparently we were not alone, in fact there is quite a lot of literature to explain why "almost" life like is worse than a corpse or a zombie. This gray area between robot and human is called the uncanny valley.

What I find most interesting is how people have tried to pin point what exactly it is that is so unnerving about the look of these things. All of the explanations make sense but some see more plausible than others.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley

Wednesday
May042011

Scalped

If your looking for something to read and have already plowed through all of the Hellboy's and everything by Alan Moore, you should move onto Scalped. This is an awesome series by Jason Aaron and illustrated by R. M. Guéra, published monthly by Vertigo Comics.

I dont want to spoil anything so I'll just let you dive in but i will say this, it's not for the faint of heart.

Friday
Apr152011

New Stop Motion 

Here are the boards for the new animation Bradley, Dom and myself are about to begin. It's a nightmare Katy had as kid, it's really creepy.

Download PDF

Thursday
Mar242011

More nudes

I have to remember that I have been classically trained to render boobies and butts

Monday
Mar212011

cooking with semiotics‏

I saw this video in undergrad and have had trouble sleeping ever since. Thanks to Jeremy Schulz for finding the clip. His site is

www.AUTOisEVIL.com


Wednesday
Mar022011

Some more nudes

I have a few more to upload to the painting page. Check it out at the end of the month.

Tuesday
Mar012011

Done and done

Finally, after years of constant procrastination I finished my calendar. Two months late...that's not very good timing Rhythm and Blues.

Saturday
Feb262011

Did I stutter?

Get ready to cream in you jeans folks, this shit is happening

Tuesday
Feb222011

Pillagers of Aton

Back in the saddle. The Piranha Bros have started to develop another table top game and this time I not only get to render the characters(full color this time) but also the maps. There's a gallery under painting that I'll try and stay on top of. What do you think of Daniel-Day Lewis as Lincoln?

this is the Northlander, kind of based off of the vikings from Conan.

this is the Ranger. He came out crazy dark on print so some serious levels adjustments were needed.

 

Friday
Feb182011

The Short Fiction Project

I must be a masochist!? I barely finished my sketch book when they sent me this....

http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/fictionproject

Here are a few samples from this sketchbook. I am doing a much better job of using analogue materials and less Photoshop. I really like the look and feel of paint, but damn, these pages are so thin that they bleed and curl when i look at them. I really wish these sketch-books had more weight to the paper for this very reason. FYI, the theme for this one is nightmares.

this image was a dream about the very disturbing scene in Frankenstein. While the nightmaire quality is pretty obvious what really bothered me was the way in which the monster had this huge fender sticking through his neck instead of the familar bolts. Dreams are weird.

These panels tell the story of me going to a Polish Poster Gallery(even though for this book i turned it into DeStijl for rendering purposes) while i was there DiNiro, Pacino and DeVito asked if I wanted to do some drugs. Before i knew how to answer Devito lit himself on fire, monk style. I tried to extinguish him and in the process burned the shit out of my face.......or did I?

This is my girlfirends dream about the little lady that lived in the ham. It does not go well for her.