Tuesday, September 29, 2015

U Can't Stop The Rubber Rocket!

It’s been a long road, but the music video for U Can’t Stop The Rubber Rocket! by Rubber Johnson is finally out in the world, courtesy of Respect Music Records. I served as the director, animator, story artist, and character designer on this project, while also kicking in a few backgrounds here and there. Shouts to my production crew, Robert Pendleton (compositing lead), Jonilyn Ly (environment designer and background painter), and Naomi Meyers (environment designer and background painter). Thanks for putting up with my endless notes. I think the video is looking pretty decent, guys. 

I also worked on a comic adaptation of the music video, which is available as a free download. Writing credit goes to Rubber Johnson's Chief Creative Officer, James Canning. It dives into the world of Rubber Johnson in greater detail and allows the reader to see what the characters are actually saying to each other underneath all that music. Click on the cover image below to download. 

Finally, here’s a bit of production art from the project. I'll probably post a few more in the future. 

Tilt BG from the video's opening shot. 

Another tilt BG, this time from the scene taking place in
the abandoned arcade.

'Colored' version of the arcade background, once the band bursts
 out the machine into the present day.
Initial design for the 'mindless masses', who were later
dubbed "The Enslaved"

The band insisted that I make a cameo in the video, so here's
 my avatar who ends up getting STOMPED by The MAN. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Basketball! Again!

Wow, it's been a while since I last posted.

Here are some NBA-themed drawings I've done recently / semi-recently.

Rudy Gay - Sacramento Kings

The unstoppable Russell Westbrook
Northern California's own Dame Lillard
Ben McLemore - Sacramento Kings

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

'U Can't Stop the Rubber Rocket' trailer

Here's a preview for a recent project I worked on. It's a music video for the track, "U Can't Stop the Rubber Rocket" by Rubber Johnson (Respect Music Records)

Release of the full video is tentatively scheduled for 3rd quarter of this year. But if you've just gots to have that funky groove now, the song can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon and, I imagine, other fine marketplaces for digital music on the web. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Kick like a kangaroo

A mascot design I did for a failed freelance bid. I figured that I don't have enough mascot-type characters in the portfolio so I threw it into Illustrator and cleaned it up a bit. I think I might finally be starting to get the hang of Illustrator.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

"Kick like water, my friend"

I think I got that quote right. Anyway, I spent all yesterday drawing martial arts stuff so why not end the night with Bruce?

Monday, January 6, 2014


I've been thinking for a while (years) that my FB profile needs a cover image but never got around to making one until now. This one is a tribute to the 2005 film 'Saat Po Lang' or 'SPL', which IMO contains one of the best fight scenes of the last 20 - 30 years - the knife vs baton fight between Donnie Yen and Wu Jing.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Unnamed fantasy creature

A character design that I submitted alongside my bid for a potential job. I ultimately ended up not getting that gig, but I liked the way the character turned out so I polished him up a little and made a turnaround for him.