Friday, September 25, 2009

Pixar's UP Bonus Content

©Disney/Pixar 2009

Creative Talent Network’s Animation Expo. - CTN-X!

Don't forget to register for the Creative Talent Network’s Animation Expo - CTN-X! There are early bird price discounts that end September 30th, so there's still some time left. This is defiantly shaping up to be one of the most anticipated animation conventions, both nationally and internationally so don't miss out as it's in our backyard. It's being held in the City of Burbank beginning Friday, November 20th – Sunday, November 22nd. This is the ONLY place where you’ll meet many of the top brass of the animation and entertainment industry's best. It is will be an amazing event where you are sure to make new contacts, see old friends, learn new techniques and meet with recruiters as well as partaking in many amazing lectures. Come on in and join in on the action where “X” marks the spot to connect with renowned artists from around the world.
• Register online or call today (800) 604-2238. •
- Early bird deadline is Sept. 30, 2009. -

CTN-X takes place at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center with discounted parking and is conveniently located across the street from the Burbank Airport and Amtrak Station. Early bird tickets are $25 for the exhibit floor only, $50 for a day pass and $125 for a 3-day pass. Discounted rates are available to students, active military and professional industry organizations. Space is strictly limited at this groundbreaking event. For more information and to register, please visit: or call, (800) 604-2238 and mention the special member discount code to obtain an extra 10% off any 1day or 3day professional/general passport.

Here is the special member discount code to obtain an extra 10%


Some of the artists speaking there are...
Peter de Sève Legendary New York Illustrator
Andy Gaskill Art Director Sony Image Works
Harald Siepermann Character Designer
Marcelo Vignali Art Director Sony
Kent Melton Legendary Maquette Sculptor
Dave Burgess Head of Character Animation Dreamworks
Jason Ryan Dreamworks Supervising Animator
Jerry Beck Animation Historian
Alex McDowell Dreamworks Production Designer
Kathy Altieri Dreamworks Production Designer
Don Bluth Master Animator

To register online:



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Vampire Head Studies 01

It's almost that time of year again and I had the opportunity to get caught up on the HBO series True Blood which inspired me to create my own versions of some various Vampires.



Vampire Head Studies 03

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A Little Elephant Sketch . . .

Here's a little sketch I did for the release of Disney/Pixar's UP.


©Disney/Pixar 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Meltdown & Stewart Ng Now Have My Book -

(If you check out Meltdown, tell Gaston Mark sent you by!)


(You couldn't meet a more knowledgeable and friendly person than Stuart!)

• Two of my favorite places to shop and be inspired by are now carrying my book, so if you were ever to wonder what the book looks like and have not had a chance to flip through the pages personal, these are two great places to get your hands on a copy. Meltdown is located off of Sunset in LA and the amazing Stuart Ng Books (and I really truly mean it) is located in Torrance but well worth the drive no matter where you live, you can trust me!



Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Recent ImagineFX Book Review - Issue # 47

Upon arriving home from the Toronto Fan Expo, I was just told my book was reviewed by a fantastic magazine on digital painting for Fantasy and Sci-Fi Digital Art. It really is my favorite magazine and even though the review is small, I'm honored to be amongst such a great publication.

- And as for more finalized rendered sketches, The Art and Feel of Making It Real: Volume 02 will have plenty to satisfy you. It has no official due date and will be out only "in the future," but I have already started working on it.

All my best,


Toronto Fan Expo - Wrap Up

I'm back after an amazing trip to Canada that was very nice and successful. I sold all of my books and had an incredible time with friends and fellow artists alike. From the cleanliness of the city to the great night life . . . Toronto was pretty incredible. I thank everyone I had the chance to meet, from student, fan, artist and everything in-between . . . it was an absolute pleasure meeting everyone. I hope everyone got home safe with a sack full of books and plenty of goodies.

If anyone has pictures please due share as I was so overwhelmed with signing and what-not I forgot to take pictures.

All my best to everyone,