Monday, December 13, 2010

Rain

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rest in peace Joseph Arthur Morois

After a long illness, my grandfather, Joseph Morois, passed away yesterday. He was liked by everyone he met and loved by anyone that knew him. You will truly be missed, grandpa. Rest in peace.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Crusaders web comic....












Although now defunct, I figured I would show some old comic work called Crusaders. Enjoy :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Witch paint






Painted version of the witch sketch I previously posted.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ipad sketches


All lumped together for your convenience...

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Scary kid....


Done for Quickdraw fridays at work. The subject was "scary cute"

Monday, August 30, 2010

Photoshop cs5 sketch pieces....


Just doing some pieces in CS5. I have no idea why I called one "spire" and the other "quill" :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ghost sketch


Done for quickdraw fridays here at work.....

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Demon quick sketch....


Done at work for quick paint fridays...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Solomon Kane sketch


Done on the iPad.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Old blog has now eaten the new blog




In a misguided attempt to showcase one style over the other, I created another blog. My intent was to keep one style from getting devoured while the other distracted from it. All it really did was hog interweb space. So I'll be filing it here instead.

Old Creeper


Always liked this one but never posted it here....

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

iPad sketch part 2


Downloaded yet another program called ArtStudio which is pretty rad and solves the problems of Sketchbook Pro and Brushes. Just a quickie for now though :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

New twitter feed!

In an ongoing attempt to shamelessly promote myself, i have shaken hands withthe devil. I am now on twitter.

http://twitter.com/atrabbold

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

iPad sketch

I recently got an iPad and the first two things I bought were Sketchbook Pro and Brushes from the app store. I like things about both (Brushes seems to have a higher rez) and dislike things about both (no way to change brush size in Brushes without stopping, opening a sub menu and moving the slider). It's a great virtual sketchpad but it won't replace photoshop any time soon. Or maybe it will. I dunno, what am I , Nostradamus?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Vampire


I've been accused of being "goth" with my work by certain people. this should prove them wrong.....uh......

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

New iPhone game- Pacifier

Friends of mine at Fish Sandwich Media have come out with their first ever game- Pacifier. It's a fun little app and you will get more than your money's worth:) facebook link here

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Whispersmith




My take on Drognan, the whispersmith guide in Iron Council by China Mieville.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Frank Frazetta


February 9, 1928 - May 10, 2010
rest in peace

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Blog!

I have two distinct styles and I've decided, instead of dumping them all on one blog, to split them up. The more cartoony style is here while my realistic stuff is still on this blog. Hope you all dig the new blog!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Archvillain!



The new book Archvillain is officially announced with a cover by yours truly! It's slated for release in October of 2010 and apparently the final cover will have a gaggle of snazzy effects! You can read more about it here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

"Onwards" or "Iron Sharpens Iron"

Welp, yesterday was officially my last day at Red 5 Studios. It was a lot sadder than I expected and I already miss the people I worked with. I could sit and rehash all the bad and weigh it against the good but I won't. There's no point, what's done is done and all that. What I will do is talk for a bit about the artists I worked with.

It started a few weeks ago when I was digging through my "artstuff" folder on one of my ever growing collection of hard drives. I came across several pieces I seemed to remember being pretty good and was shocked and appalled at what I saw. They were filled with mistakes, half finished and half hearted. Most of them were just lazy. A few minutes in photoshop could have fixed any number of problems. I compared it with my current work and realized there was a large discrepency between the quality and general polish of the pieces. What was the reason?

My coworkers.

Now, before I continue, let me make one thing clear: I in no way, shape or form believe I've "made it" or crossed the finish line. The beautiful and frustrating thing is that with art these things don't exist. I still see plenty of problems with what I do, with how I execute things. I still see my "safe zones" and how I hide in them. I always will. But being around the artists I worked with, it's made me want to push past those limits and learn, learn, learn. On a daily basis, each and every artist around me wow'd me with what they brought to the table and fed off each other in a positive way. It's a strange emotion. Kind of like envy but without the self-destructive nature. It's more akin to wanting to keep up with the pack.

That said, I have to give the most respect to Anthony Waters, Sungbo Baek, Jon Ryder, Mongsub Song, Phillip Wang, Doug Gregory, Arnold Tsang, Joe Peterson and Bill Petras. These guys innovated and pushed me to do better, both with subtle encouragement and zealous excitment. I hope and pray I gave back to them in the same way and can work with all of them again.

Cheers.

A.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010