Monday, November 26, 2007

ATHUL...the death bringer

Hey y'all... I'm doing this character for my friend Fabian to do a kick-ass model (you can see his work on another concept I did in The idea is a character with a monk-link persona but with the goal of bringing death to those for their salvation. He severed his arm to bond with his new blade/hook arm to enhance his death bringer calling. Please lemme know if you have any comments or suggestions.. it's a work-in-progress... so any advance would be appreciated... thanks!

Friday, November 16, 2007

on-site Sargent study on the DS

One thing I love about the Gameboy DS is it's portability... so why not bring it to a museum! I had such a thrill doing this Sargent study in front of the ACTUAL painting... can you imagine! WOW! The actual non-reproduced colors, texture, and brushstrokes are there right in front of me...woah! So, I did this study of the hand in Sargent's Dr. Pozzi at Home in the Hammer Museum. I think I'll do more. I'm gonna post this in the Color Gallery if you wanna see the step-by-step of this painting....lates!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Yes... even more Gameboy DS paintings

These were all done alla prima (on site)...downtown LA, figure drawing workshop, and at BJs during lunch. In the next day or so I'll post my stuff in The Colors Gallery where you can see the step-by-step strokes for these paints...enjoy! ( my screen name is rodneyf )

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

ARM!.. a bit off topic's for a good cause!

Hey...A costume party will be held at the Vanguard in LA and to benefit the research for a non profit organization called ARM ARM funds research for a rare debilitating muscle disease called HIBM. ARM is developing the first steps towards a treatment but needs funding to move forward. Go there or at Mindy Lee's blog for more info... I can't go unfortunately but it looks like fun!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Movie Study

If anybody can guess where this movie study is from, I give them major major props!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Portraits (yet again on the DS)

People in the airport are fun to paint...

Friday, September 28, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

DS paintings this weekend...

I can't stop! Flew up to San Fransisco to visit the family and brought my DS. Here are a couple I did.. all were done in about 10min or less.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

more DS paintings!

More paintings on the DS! You know how painting in the dark with real paint sucks 'cause you cannot see anything at all... it's the complete opposite with the DS... painting in the dark/ dusk is cool... painting with the sun up is an act of faith. :)

Friday, September 14, 2007

from my DS lite...

Got a new toy!... sort of... it all started when I was "forced" by Mindy to buy this card that can house this painting program on the Nintendo DS. It's sooo cool! These are my first tries... did about 5min of Photoshop clean up but not much! t's fast and easy to carry with you anywhere. Afterall, it's a DS...Enjoy!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Monday, September 03, 2007

Hidalgo Film Study

PS. It's frickin' hot here in Pasadena 107 degrees?! come on!!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Sherman Oaks

LA sunset on Sunset

Sheez! What's up with not going to bed without getting one painting outta my system... I just think LA is sooo beautiful especially during the sunsets. The colors are just so brilliant... well, I know it's the pollution but you gotta look at the positives in life... or so I've been told. More to come!

Friday, August 24, 2007

My Character and Icon

landscape idea

doodling late last night.. before the palm tree one below... and finished it up... it's pride rock in the winter...hehehe

I really should be sleeping

Aaaack! I tell myself every night to sleep earlier! Oh wells... when I have something on my mind it's hard to move from that idea. This time, I have Los Angeles sunsets on my mind and one of the most beautiful things here in LA are the palm trees at sunsets. I used one of my photos as ref but used my artistic sensibilty to give it a little somethin' somethin'. Laters.. now to bed.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Face Study

Hello boys and girls! It's face day... at my work right now, I've been doing mostly environment and such. So, I feel that my people skillz are getting rusty... thus, I did this R. Bison study... kind of a warm up for some unknown future project... so there you go..

(PS... I have a new display icon... it's a character of me at work!.. I might make him into something more... an alter ego or sorts... what do you think?)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

monotone baby!

I forgot about this concept painting I did during some down time. Looked at some Roman ruins and got this idea on an abandoned oasis in the desert.. and the idea ran from that point. Enjoy! More posts-a-coming!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

love em clouds

I did these paintings just below Art Center in Pasadena one cloudy day on site one right after other. One thing you gotta say about LA is the colors are so inspiring! More postings ahead..hehehee...

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Man! It's been a while since my last post... sorry about that... went to Italy for my honeymoon which was awesome.. even caught the Sargent in Venice show which I've been bragging to whoever I meet... 30+ Sargents in one room! Whoa! Then, I was priviledged (since the show was in Venice Italy) to see some of the places he actually painted... but enough about that.. here is a quick painting to help jump start my postings... enjoy!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Lunch Break

Sorry for the loooong time no posting... been busy planning my wedding/ honeymoon (o yeah.. I'm getting married...hehehe). But I did this quick painting during lunch. Been doing some old school paintings lately... I'll post them as soon as I get of my duff... lates! ...Off to Italy come Monday for my honeymoon! Ciao!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

tree field

I tried something new... well old.. but new again... we had a copy of painter at work so I did some glow brush paintings.. I like the results that I could not wait to try it out at home... so I decided to do something fairly simple... trees in a field... so I used my version of Painter all ready for the glow brush.. instead, thanks to my alla prima and plein air training (and the swirling of painters in my head... this time it's Christensen, Sargent, and Tiemens, and Mike Hernandez)... this is what happened... eh, it's always a surprise!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

fashion girl

since I've been doing some dark stuff at work... I always want to keep challenging and broadening my artistic horizons...thus this fashion /cut-up inspired piece...

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Paradise Lost

Hey y'all! It's been a while since my last post... too many things going on...sorry!... but I managed to do this quick painting... enjoy!