Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
View the storyboards here >>>
I have for a long time been moving towards storyboarding, and this is my first real attempt. Don't judge a book by its cover because it has nothing to do with Crime Scene Investigation.
While I make no claims to quality, it does come with the official Michael Mercer stamp of "Bet you haven't seen THIS before."
Friday, November 12, 2010
"Senator...my what long legs you have."
And while he's looking at Leia's legs she pulls out her blaster.
He falls flat his chest smoking.
Or for Luke:
Obiwan: "A more elegant weapon from a more civilized age." //Obiwan hands Luke the light saber.
Luke: "RAAAAAAAAAAARRR!!!!!!" //Luke cuts Obiwan in half. He raises the carcass above his head and screams while the sky turns yellow-green, his muscles bulge, and his clothes are ripped into shreds and blown away by the Tatooine wind.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
This little guy I did awhile ago but he didn't make it to the blog for some reason. I guess because the image lacks any sort of spatial cues you would have no way of knowing that he was small...I was thinking of what some of the guys at the gym might look like if they were a dragon...but when you think about it, a dragon should have a larger upper body, right? I mean, what would you do with legs anyway if you could fly?
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
We greet this woman after another night of regret. I have always been greatly disappointed by women that have a gift of physical beauty and then sacrifice real love and real relationships for nights of pleasure and "fun," often retreating into alcohol or drugs to aid them in this quest. I am even more disappointed in the men that entice women to be this way, or that scheme to get the physical pleasures they desire, or that lack self control in their relationships (or don't see the psychological and emotional need for it). Unlike some, I do not believe sex or money are symbols of manhood but I believe genuine Christlike love is.
Monday, November 08, 2010
Just FYI I haven't abandoned rewriting the Wizard of Oz, or working on it...I just keep most of it secreto. This, however, is a sneak peak. I'm still investigating how to tackle the enormous amount of work I have dedicated myself to, but my philosophy is "steady as she goes." Ten or twenty years from now I will have a written, designed, and storyboarded film to make!
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Returned to my fantasy roots tonight. I studied horses from life for a couple of days and I think I will do it some more after I memorize more of the anatomy. I don't really feel like I know what's going on but I had fun and that's all I was going for tonight. Later.
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
"What flavor would you like? I have lightning, death, and horror."
"I have a special application process if you want to be a truly terrrrrific ice cream eater."
The drawing didn't turn out as well as I would have liked on this one, but when you only have 1.5 hours to pull one of these together--from beginning to end--you win some and you lose some.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
My brother's friend Ryan likes to tell his little girl stories about nose goblins that will catch your finger if you stick it up there long enough. They are like mountain climbers and cave dwellers at the same time. He wanted me to draw one and here it is!
These characters were written like they were drug lords (and addicts) and I loved it. They go around giving away free samples to get people addicted and then of course bleed them dry from money. But they've gotten a little hooked in the process, and sooner or later it will take its toll, but for now, happy day!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
This potter doesn't have much going for her at first glance--she's poor, not very attractive, and isn't very talented in her chosen profession. But it's her PASSION that makes you envy her when you meet her. You know she's in love with her art, in love with her husband, and in love with life--even though it hasn't given her much and she probably will never amount to much in the world's eyes. Yet she knows exactly who she is and is not only content, but happy and excited about it. I've met some individuals like this and they humble me completely--they definitely have figured something out about life that I am still working on.
Saturday, October 09, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
I mean, what would you do if it was shooting out eggs that fast?? And by the way she's calling a taxi with her foot.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Friday, October 01, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
This woman has very few reasons to be as puffed up as she is. She is crabby and ornery most of the time because her husband doesn't pay any attention to her--and hasn't, for years. She forces her servants to keep the place spic and span. She's never been sure of herself and it's only the wealth of her husband that has given her any sense of self-worth, and if it were to disappear she would be dropped to the lowest of the low. Nevertheless, her redeeming value is an inner desire to have the children her husband never allowed. She's been forced into abortions all her life--and it's the reason for her tragic weight.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Somebody had a bad day. I, however, have been having great days doing 100+ character designs for a social networking company based in Atlanta. Look for Roman Taxi on Facebook soon.
I have also moved back to Utah (working remote for now). I had to keep quiet about it because I surprised my girlfriend. Sorry to friends out there who haven't heard from me on the blogosphere...I will be commenting on your new stuff soon just been busy lately. If you follow my blog and I don't follow yours (you'd know cause I'll send you comment now and then) just post the blog in the comments and I'll add it to my list.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Monday, July 05, 2010
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
David Colman. There's a blend of technical knowledge, bravado, and good taste in his artwork that makes him, I feel, one of the best. He recently posted a buffalo sketch which I emulated today as my warm-up. What's crazy is he's only a year older than me, but the quality gap between us is pretty astounding. I'm getting there!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Just some recent vehicle thumbs. Just trying to see how fast I can do a full-fledged thumb with colors, concept (yah each thumb has an idea behind it), and character-based design. It's based on the character classes of Hi-Rez Studios Global Agenda.