Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's Gonna Be Fun




EDIT: I should probably let y'all know, I'll be on hiatus until the beginning of the new year. Taking a bit of a break to collect all the work I've been producing in the past month and a half and get it up to a level worth showing. I'd like this blog to become more professional (looking) for 2010.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Frogbox

This Friday I'll be heading over to Fisher Price in the good ol' Big Apple. Something along the lines of a vendor fair and I'll be at Ideology's booth administering a Maya demo! Should be a fun experience....if I'm awake for it. The 5:45 a.m. train ride out of Providence to New York City probably won't have me firing on all cylinders.
I originally intended to get started on a sweet looking Rodney model, but it was decided a licensed character would be the better choice. :'(

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Let Me Show Ya Somethin'

I'm very happy with how this piece came out. There's a very good chance a full layout design as well as a 3D model will be in the works for the glove gadget.

A lot of the time, I sketch out a drawing traditionally with pencil and paper, then when it's time for final line work and color, it's scanned and rendered digitally. This piece is no acception. The sketchbook I've currently been working in is around 6.5" by 10" give or take a bit. I usually use the digital equivalent to a #2 pencil in the program I use, and I really like how weighted the line is.

Don't get me wrong though, I enjoy sketching digitally, too. My previous post with the warm up sketch was totally digital. My traditional sketches are never that clean, unfortunately :P. Hope you all enjoy!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Music Pa-Pa-Power

Hey all. These past few weeks have been incredibly busy for me. My apologies for the lack of updates. BUT GOOD NEWS! Lot's and lot's of updates to come within the next few days....including this one!


8O!!!!

Yes yes, contain your excitement. Here's a fun warm up sketch to get you all in the Halloween mood. Dennis over and out.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Been Working...



Yes...I have. And quite a lot at that.

Sketching has been at the top of my priority list for some time now. That new sketchbook I mentioned some posts back is filling up as quickly as the seasons are changing. Lots of new work to scan in, ink, and render. Oooo I can't wait!

I saw 9 recently. It felt like a breath of fresh air for animated film making. Visually stunning, the story was very nicely done, perfect. A nice break from the hokey Pixar and Disney films. Although it seems like more and more animated films are getting darker. I thought the same when I saw Coraline a while back. Not that I'm complaining. To be quite honest I'd love it if more animated films were geared towards an older, more adult audience. Tastefully, mind you.


God help us all if someone decides to remake Fritz the Cat.........::shudder::...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Yo Batter Up!

Quick sketch of the day:

Surprised it's not some sort of whacked out fuzzy critter? Yea, I am too.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Antagonism Part 2

Well, it's 1:45 a.m., my ipod is nearly dead, and I think if I sit at this computer any longer I'm going to go stir crazy. Oh but how it was all worth it...

There's something I find respectable about a well dressed villain. Bad guy's who don't take pride in their appearance most of the time fall flat with me. Show me an evil doer that's armed to the teeth with bling....Now THAT'S something to cower in fear of. I felt like I was wasting a fortune just sketching his ensamble.

Antagonism

Feel free to boo and or hiss the villain.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Friday

Ah Friday, how I missed you! Looking forward to a nice 3 day weekend as well. The tablets home with me so hopefully that will ensure a lot of productivity this weekend :D.

I never usually power through a drawing like this, but I was having so much fun with it I couldn't stop.


This was a character I originally conceived in 3D last year. I believe old renders of him are still posted on my site. He was such a cool character, I decided to give him a redesign. Case and point, new design beats the piss out of old design.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dump the Dump Day

I figured it was time for one of these. COMMENCE DUMP!


Ahh, that feels better.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Big in Japan

Well I think I can safely say this years birthday was a complete success! Lot's of laughs, stories, and good times had by all. And thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday, it sure did make it a joyful one :D



I'm getting that yearly itch again. The itch to dig deep into my closet, dust off my Nintendo 64 and play the slew of games I've squirreled away over the years. Especially Conker's Bad Fur Day. If you've never played it, you're missing out (And I couldn't stress how much I mean that).


No matter how old I get and how advanced video games become, I'll always revert back to those gray 64 bit cartridges I love so dearly :).

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Whiskey Coma

Some close friends of mine are throwing me a birthday party this coming Saturday.



Apparently, it'll be the 21st birthday party I missed out on last year. I think it's safe to assume I'll be out of commission all weekend.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Let's Get'em, Fellas

Well I've watched the trailer for District 9 about 20 times already. Yea...I guess you could say I'm excited...... XD

It looks incredible! At first when I saw Peter Jackson's name, a weird little town and aliens, I immediately thought they remade Bad Taste, but this looks much better. Although it would be fun to see a bit of dark comedy in there :D.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Death Becomes my Sketchbook

Crawling from the depths of some hellish nightmare prison, I give you....a vulture ghost!



Alright I haven't thought of a name for him yet, but I'm working on it. Although figuring out a name has been the hardest part of this character's development. I've already got a few ideas swimming around on how he'll intertwine with my story; and of course conceptualizing him was a no-brainer. This name junk is absolutely KILLING me. Any suggestions?




New work soon, I promise. Just need to bang out these renders and I'll get some new sketches posted ASAP.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wayward : The Rabbit that Just Won't Quit!

Wayward's one of the many characters that have been floating around in my head for years now. About 5 or 6 years ago I conceptualized him in 3D. Nothing more then a rabbit-cyborg that looked cool and was fun to draw as well. I never really flushed out his character until much later.

I envisioned him as a very old and knowledgeable weapons specialist with a Scottish accent. At some point in his life, possibly during a war, he had the misfortune of stepping on a landmine which annihilated the entire left side of his body. Luckily, he had already built his prototype robotic appendages. Then it was just a matter of attaching his new limbs and eyes, and of course saving his life. He now secretly runs a weapons and gadgets shop that you'll find out more about later. Think Q from the James Bond movies....if he were a small Scottish rabbit-cyborg.

Hopefully soon I'll be building my new PC, so there should be a surge in my 3D work. Wayward is first on the list for a model and texture job. We'll see about rigging and animation much later, but it's a possibility ;)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Great Bronze Blur

I'd like you all to meet my new ride to work:





There she is. 80cc's worth of pure, unleaded horsepower strapped onto a vintage bronze frame between two 20 inch white wall tires. She tops off at about 35 mph and kicks like a mule. In short, she's one sweet ride.

I know what you're thinking. "But Dennis, how can you possibly tame such a mighty hog?" The answer? You give me a vehicle with a tank that needs to be filled every 2 1/2 to 3 weeks, and I'll ride just about anything. Especially considering my commute to work everyday is 2 maybe 3 miles :P.

This summers been so unpredictable I haven't been able to ride it to work much, but I DO ride it just about everyday. Exploring the strange and twisted back roads around my house. I figure once the summer begins to fade and the weather seems to even out a bit I'll ride it to work more. Nothing like a bike ride on a nice fall day :D....ugh fall.....I can't believe I'm already talking about it.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Cactus Attack!



Damn fine band, check them out if you get a chance.


Also, next time you're thinking about getting some KFC for lunch....don't.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Black Lung


I recently discovered the joys and wonders of cigars.

I'm still learning, I'm not yet the cigar connoisseur I'd like to be. Not to mention one made me sick :X. Curse these virgin lungs! But anyway, I enjoy the casual smoke. Especially with friends. Now to find a Sunday that's nice enough to smoke outside, drink whiskey, and feel the like the 70 year old man I really am at heart.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Ball-Stomping

I had my first experience with a nasty client Wednesday. Let's just say it was a situation I would've been fine with never experiencing.

In lighter news (literally) the weather around here seems to be taking a turn for the better. I can finally break in my lovely new sketchbook while enjoying the sunshine 8-).

I love Natalie. You'll hopefully be seeing a lot more of her once I get some new sketches. She's turned into quite the awful bitch, as far as my story goes.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Spook Central


Is it possible to love Ghostbusters a little TOO much?



The answer: FECK NO!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Playing Ketchup


I feel as though this summer was somewhat wasted. Not because of work, more so because of this funk our state seems to have been stuck in for the past 4 months. Everyday rain, clouds, 60 degrees, gray. Typical Massachusetts weather....for November.

Just a week of sunny weather for my birthday, is that too much to ask?!

Let's Kill Us Some Monstiz

Plenty of personal work to upload. I've been quite the busy bee this summer.


These guys were originally going to be somewhat of a company mascot for my work, but due to scheduling and higher priority work, they sort of fell on the back burners, unfortunately :(.

BUT! Good news is they're fair game for my portfolio :D. Enjoy!

He, along with the others, will be finished eventually.....eventually.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Old Habits

Well, so much for consistency. I should have known I would get tired of posting after the first week and this blog would slowly fade off into obscurity. Although it's not laziness that keeps me from posting, I generally just hate talking about myself.

Anyway, enjoy these old blue lines from last year. Newer sketches in my next post.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

In the Swing of Things

It's certainly been a while since my last update. I'll try and keep them more consistent this time. A lot of projects at work are hush hush, so updating about them would probably not be the best idea, but know that I'm enjoying work to the fullest and I've never had more fun and been THIS happy at a job before.

Any-hoo, I've got a lot of new work to post that I've been working on in the past couple months. I haven't felt this positive about showing off my work before. I look back on it now and I can say sometimes, "BLUGGH I used to draw like that?!" But I digress. I'll post more new work shortly.