Since i started my blog and website I've had a few people ask me how much i benefited as an artist from taking classes through the schoolism.com online courses. though i always sing the praises of school whenever i am asked, i think its easier to show you than it is to tell you. As i stated in a earlier post I'm currently working on a few paintings that may or may not end up hanging in Antonio's Pizzeria, the new restaurant a friend is involved in. one of the signature sandwiches on their menu is the" Tony Soprano" and since I am a huge fan of that show i thought he was good person to start with. Well how does that fit with Schoolism? I'll tell you. while working on this piece i came across an old painting i did of Tony Soprano in summer 2007. i think you can see the differences between the two. So for anybody that is on the fence about signing up for a schoolism course, DO IT. It is some of the best money you will ever spend.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
say what you will about his questionable past, but Chris "Birdman" Andersen is probably the coolest person in the NBA today. very seldom do you see people in the sports world shine just because they are damn cool. people love Lebron and Kobe because they are amazing athletes, people love Birdman because he is energitic, has awesome tattoo's and even cooler hair. oh did i mention he isnt half bad on the court too.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
i haven't posted anything new in a while and that is mostly due to how busy i have been with life in general over the past two weeks. In addition to my job, caricature work, and my steven silver character design class (which is going really well by the way), one of the things i have been working on is this logo for Antonio's pizzeria. The father of a friend of mine recently became owner of an awesome little pizzeria in KCMO. They already had a logo in place but they asked me to do a little clean up and re-design to see if i could improve things. the one on the far left is the original logo and the other two are some of the proofs i gave to the owner for approval.
we have yet to make any final decisons on what the logo will end up being, but hopefully i can come up with something they will really like. with that said if anybody finds themselves in the rivermarket area in KCMO be sure to stop by Antonio's Pizzeria. It is seriously some of the best pizza i have had in my life, cant wait to go back and get me another slice of "Joe Pesci".
even though i have been a lot busier than usual i still found time to do a quick caricature sketch here and there. While working on the Antonio's logo i had the bright idea to do caricatures of some of the celebrities that have sandwiches and pizza's named after them. there were a lot of greats to pick from but i decided to start with Robert Di Nero, one of my favorite actors ever. godfather II, Casino, Goodfellas, Deer Hunter, Cape Fear, Once upon a time in America, the man is excellent in everything. hopefully i will have more to share soon. PEACE
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I cannot begin to say how big of a Michael Jackson fan i was growing up as a kid. I like so many others idolized the man. when he passed it was almost like a member of my family had died. no one will ever come close to recreating the type of magic he gave the world for four decades and music as a whole will never be the same. a lot of negative things have been said about Michael in his lifetime but I just want to take the time and say thank you. Your music has been and will forever be a huge part of the person I am. Rest in peace and much much respect.