Wednesday, October 17, 2012

John Kascht Artist Painting

John Kascht is the visiting artist at the ISCA Caricature convention in San Antonio Texas this year, and I could not make it this year! I had to at least paint him. While working on this I tried to achieve the water color feel, but with digital tools in photoshop. We had a digital work shop with Jan Optebeck on the ISCA forum, wich I missed but knew I had to get this talented artist a painting of mine! I have more to go, but for now here it is!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The winner of the guess question on Matt Damon

I ran a question on a close up of a drawing I did of Matt Damon on my facebook fan page, and twitter and my college classmate from Ringling College of Art and Design Talmage Watson guess it right. He won a free drawing by me, so he wanted his son drawn.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Dave siddens birthday

It was so much fun to see my great friend Dave siddens and he also a great spray can artist out on Clearwater Beach! WE all went out to Clearwater Beach at the ship wreck and had a great time. The USA Break dances, Dallas the performer, Robert The balloon artist, The acrobats, al came out to h ship wreck from 10-11.30 ish. Great times!

My sons National Society Essay

I can't say how proud I am of my son Sean Donald Robinson. He is achieving straight "A", and he want to be phycologist. No matter what he does I love him so much! Here is an essay he wrote for National Honor society.

National Junior Honor Society Essay
By: Sean D. Robinson

     The definition of character is the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. Having superb character consists of six main traits: trustworthiness, caring, responsibility, respect, fairness and citizenship. Daily throughout the week I display these traits but also daily attempt to improve upon them.
     Trustworthiness is staple in the attitude of good character. The saying goes if you want to get something done ask a busy person. The meaning of this means is if someone’s busy they do what there trusted to do; that’s why people ask them.  My friends often consult in me about matters due to my trustworthiness. I will bring trustworthiness to the NJHS.
     Caring is displaying kindness and concern for others. Caring is not just listening and giving a mediocre answer. Caring is listing, giving good heart-felt advice, taking interest in, and actually helping. If I get accepted into the NJHS I will care about problems in the school. I will care about whatever problem presents itself at the time. Caring is a crucial element in my book.
     Responsibility… it has been a word we’ve all known since 1st grade. It still plays an important role in out lives. I know that responsibility is the doing of your words or expectations from others. I believe that other adults and role models help teach us responsibility by the doing if their own actions. I will continue to be responsible in NJHS and be a model to others around me so that they may learn responsibility.
     Respect is an attitude I’ve had throughout my school career and is a behavior that I will continue to show to everyone. Including teachers, school staff members, and other adult figures. My friends and peers as well. I will unquestionably bring respect to the NJHS.
     Fairness can sometimes be hard to judge and perceive. I’ve had several years of experience in the field of fairness. In 3rd-5th grade I was a peer mediator; I settled disputes between people. I had to not take sides and be fair in my decisions. Through that experience I have much fairness and will continue to express that throughout the 8th grade.
    Citizenship refers to the character of an individual viewed as a member of society. I am very active in my church Grace Christian Fellowship. I am there so frequently that basically I live there. Every Wednesday I get there at 4:00 and help set up for the festivities that begin at 7:00. That’s only a fraction of the role I play in my church. I have much citizenship in my character and will continue with it in NJHS.
     Character… a simple 9-letter word that defines all of us whether it is solid character or poor character. Six traits of having solid character are trustworthiness, caring, responsibility, respect, fairness and citizenship. I know I have each of these. I will show them everywhere I go and will always continue to better them.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bobby Petrocelli project part 2

Every job has there bumps and every client has a different vision of what they want. Basically if you read the other blog post  you will see that I was getting excited, was craving to get creative. I come to my attention he wanted the smaller photo he has of himself enhanced, and colored in photoshop. You can't always be picky with clients, but I took the black and white photo and made it larger, tightened it, added more values, brush strokes etc.

I used the coloring tool in photoshop and added the colors Flesh, dark blue on his shirt and a split complimentary color with the lighter green in the background. I then flattened the whole piece and added brush strokes to make it look painted. It was a fun experience to experiment and learn photoshop cs6 more, but I would rather be more creative. Clients are always #1 and I always do what ever I can to satisfy their vision!
Final Colored Portrait:
Next up is to paint a banner in the same technique:
Here is a thumbnail ( he does not want the other details with the Truck, Base ball, bed, window etc.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Bobby Petrocelli

Current Commission

Bobby Petrocelli's story is one of personal triumph and hope following a devastating tragedy in his life. One night he went to bed in suburban America, a happy man with a loving wife. But when he woke up dazed in his kitchen, his wife was dead and his life forever changed. The pickup truck that crashed through his bedroom wall was driven by a man who was more than twice legally drunk.
Bobby Petrocelli, Certified Speaking Professional
Bobby often shares how he fought through the darkness to triumph; how he drew upon his faith and friends; and how he came to love again. As a high school teacher and coach, his love for youth inspired him to take his dramatic story to audiences nationwide.
He is the author of several books, including 10 seconds Will Change Your Life Forever. He is now a motivational speaker who shares with people of all ages about the power of their decisions and how to build a strong foundation for their lives.
His coaching background and expertise with youth have made him one of the top communicators in his field.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Published work in Bass Angler Magazine Fall Issue

Thank you again Mark Lassagne for the steady work. I did some coloring on another artist Josh Mathus inking, the client thought he was to complicated to work with. I left an email with the artist but no answer so why not comic books do it all the time.
The other article was really fun and I was able to take a really old dying man, and do an Illustration from his last wish to catch that big bass! Well enjoy.