"Universe: Art of Existence"

"Do You Dare . . ." acrylic painting on wood panel for Modern Eden's "Universe: Art of Existence"

The piece is inspired by Alice& Prufrock: we are always on the brink, forever leaning in, and holding back . . .trying to decide whether to be a passive observer or to jump into the fray. "Do you dare disturb the universe?"

Space Pirate Captain Harlock


A few years ago, I had the amazing opportunity to work on Toei Animation + Marza Animation's Animated Feature Film, "Space Pirate Captain Harlock" as a visual development (costume designer) and color key artist. I got to work alongside some of my childhood artist heroes; it was written by Leiji Matsumoto, directed by Shinji Aramaki of Appleseed, mechanical design by Atsushi Takeuchi of Gundam/ StarWars, and character design by Yutaka Minowa of Ninja Scrolls. Special thanks to Paul san, Hiro san, Toshi san, and the entire film production team for taking me under their wings. Check out the official trailer and website: http://harlock-movie.com/

"Watertown" & "Gate" - studies in colors and shapes

Studies in colors and shapes.
"Don't be afraid to experiment and make mistakes. Taking risks is the only way an artist will grow."

Temple Revisited: Environment Design Process

"Always share your knowledge and creative process generously."
Strengthen key lighting, global illumination, and rim lighting.
Add fill and secondary fill.
Paint details and the "essence" of material textures.
Add architectural details, dividing shapes and balancing between busy and non-busy spaces, always leading the eye back to the focal point. Push the perspective when possible.
30 minute base painting: Establish mood, general lighting, and color design. 
Break up drawing into simple shapes and values.
1 min Thumbnail pencil sketch with general perspective. I draw on 2"x3" index cards. A small drawing space forces you to put down only what's important.

Some exciting things are happening!

Another animated feature film I worked on, Monkey King, is close to being released.
Finished colorscripts for two short independent films: animated and live-action.

I'm getting ready for a group gallery show curated by Michael Cuffe of Warholian at Modern Eden for April 12th. The theme will also explore the creative process so I'm really looking forward to it!

I'm working on my own short animations. I have a few productions in different stages. Overall, I'm having a fun time doing visdev, colorkeys, and developing my voice.

Rick is has been very supportive and encouraging of all my creative endeavors, so I wouldn't be where I am today without him.

Test Render for Short Animated Film: "La Noria"

Test render image for the CG animated film I'm working on, "La Noria" : modeled by Cecilia Puglesi, shaded by Eva de Prado, post render by Yasin Hasanian, supervised by Ramon Lopez and directed by Carlos Baena.


Sneakpeek at some interesting projects I'm working on.

"Destroyed Ship"

Did a 30min speedpaint sketch with Ghibli Poster Paint and Photoshop.