Sunday, December 16, 2007

Metal Gear Solid 4 Nouveau

I has been a wile since I Posted some art here. This is Old Solid Snake lighting a cigarette with a heated gun barrel. I'm not sure if you can really do that but I though it would be fun. This Piece stated out as a sketch I did between coloring jobs at work. I usually have it open in the background in Alis sketch pro when just in case I get a idea.
This week I decided I wanted to finish it so I can get more practice using painter.The first thing I did was get a bunch of reference for all the details on Old snakes outfit. If you at the sketch it doesn't march up. That's cause I drew the outfit from memory.
Finding good reference of snakes outfit was really hard because Kojima productions the creators of MGS4 don't tend to put out much production art. So I had to make do with screen shots.
Believe there are a couple different versions of the 3d model of Solid Snake for MGS4. Take a look at the first trailer's an then take a look at the footage from most resent trailer and demo. My snake is kind of an amalgam of all the different versions.
I really didn't have much of an idea to begin with. I just wanted to do a really detail digital painting of Snake. when I was about half way finished with painting, I stated thinking about backgrounds thats when I got the idea to do something like an art Nouveau painting. I Recently been really in to Nouveau art. I just bought two really great books with some nice reproductions of famous posters from France. If you don't know what art Nouveau you should check it out when you get the chance. Anyway there you have it Metal Gear Solid 4 Nouveau. I posted a hi res version so you can check out all the details.
The wallpaper version MGS4-Wallpaper

Solid Snake © Konomi, Inc.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Say No to St. Mark's Comics

DO NOT GO TO ST. MARK'S COMICS. They are quite possibly the worst comic store in the NYC. The store is cramped, badly laid out and there staff are quit possibly the most paranoid people on the planet. Especially there store manager.

I was there a couple moths back for a sale. From the moment I gave my bag to the bag check clerk, ever member of the staff asked me in secession "Can I help you", even if they saw me declined help by another staff member right in front of them. Not only did was I harassed by the staff. The store manger of the store hovered around me wile I browsed for stuff to buy. And then when I finally needed help trying to find some illustration books. The store manger gives me an attitude. finally the biggest insult was when I caught the manger saying to one of the staff wile looking right at me "We should keep an eye on that guy" Come on number one I was the only one standing there cause the store was relatively empty an they were at lest Four feet way from.

Suffice to say I fond some nice stuff but I will never go back to that comic store. Take my advice If your in the area of 11 St. Mark's Place In NYC don't even bother with St. Mark's Comics. Go up town to Forbidden Planet, Cosmic Comics, Jim Hanley's Universe Midtown Comics or Gotham City Comics.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

HAPPY HALLOWEEN -Red Demon Costume

Hey here's some shots of me in my Halloween costume for this year. Yup I couldest resist I was the Red Domon :P I decided to not do as much foot work to build this costume, Like I did for my DARK MAN costume. I got a really talented coworker by the name of Abraham Lopez (no relation) To build the mask based on the Designs of Muttpop Bill. all I needed to do was find A burgundy suit. which i did and there you go.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Luchadores Five

Look at this My first Post anyway this is a piece of fan art I did of Red Demon. He's a member of Luchadores Five. Luchadores Five is part of a Comic anthology Called Lucha Lebre. The comic has been out in Europe for a wile now and it's finally coming out in the States.
The way I found out about the comic is through Vinyl Pulse. They released some awesome Toys a wile back based on Designs Muttpop The artist of the comic.
From the Descriptions and preview pages of the comic an It looks like it will be a fun time.
Luchadores Fighting werewolves, Greaser Gill men, tiki warriors, Latino midget Elvis impersonators and a French gang. Come on what's not to like. I can't wait till September 5 for the released of the first book. The book will be available through Image Comics. So check it out.

CBR did an interview with one of the creators Jerry Frissen

For more info about the comic and toys check out

Luchadores 5 © Jerry Frissen & Muttpop Bill