Traductor

 


Traductor

This series of five small works is based on the idea of a universal translator for all of humanity. Each of these works depicts Five basic things every human on earth needs to survive, with a statement on how we've changed them to suit our own needs.

Each piece is created using mixed media collage techniques mounted on hand stretched canvas.

These works will be on display at the Roco Exhibit in Rochester, New York Starting June 1, through July 21.


Food
6 x 6 Hand Stretched Canvas
Mixed Media Collage
2021


Water
6 x 6 Hand Stretched Canvas
Mixed Media Collage
2021


Shelter
6 x 6 Hand Stretched Canvas
Mixed Media Collage
2021


Energy
6 x 6 Hand Stretched Canvas
Mixed Media Collage
2021


Education
6 x 6 Hand Stretched Canvas
Mixed Media Collage
2021


The Future

 

What started out as an idea for future technologies, turned into mock up advertisements for one of my books Prisoner of the Mind.

Terralift
8 x 10
Digital Print
2019

The artwork is digitally created in black and white. Imagine picking up your favorite magazine and flipping over one of these ads.

Terralift is the idea of an elevator to space. This time it is right into a space hotel. This makes perfect sense, because it has been discussed that what will push humanity further into space technologies is space tourism.


Neuromem
8 x 10
Digital Print
2019


Each piece is to push the boundaries of current technology into viable options that would be available sometime in the near future.



Terralift
8 x 10
Digital Print
2019


One of the most interesting things I am fascinated with is memory enhancement. Which is now becoming more and more realistic.



Endura Coat
8 x 10
Digital Print
2019



B-Girl
8 x 10
Digital Print
2019



Anigrav Shoes
8 x 10
Digital Print
2019


Nano Nails
8 x 10
Digital Print
2019


Neo-Retro
10 x 8
Digital Print
2019


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Alba An Exploration of Mixed Media Character Concept Art

 


Alba is a mischievous little character. He is always getting into everything and appears to be extremely friendly unless you get too close then he bites.

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Ador An Exploration of Mixed Media Character Concept

 


Ador, is a chameleon like creature that lives in the twilight between the grasslands and the forest of Antiquity. They are shy creatures that seem to be highly intelligent. Their strength is the ability to blend in with their surroundings, making them very hard to see in the wild.




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Miles and Myrna An Exploration of Mixed Media Character Concept


This is the final composition of this shot. Miles and Myrna heading in to town for some supplies. The background is an HDR, hand painted photograph I took in the woods near Lake Placid, New York.

 

Here is a working close up of Myrna, trying to get all of the facial hair going in the right direction before I hit the hard spots.


With the high resolution scan of the drawing done, now I can work out the color palette of these characters. 


As I have said before, everything starts off as a drawing. I have gone straight to digital before, but I prefer to sketch everything out on paper first. The reworking is a better workflow for my style.

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Nuntis An Exploration of Mixed Media Character Concept Art

 


Nuntis, is a Sun Wolf, and is also known as a hell bee by the locals in the grasslands. He only serves one master.





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Mordrake from pencil drawing to digital paint


If it's one thing I enjoy it's seeing the process shots of conceptual art, including my own work. There are many times that I need to take a step back just get a good look at something to make sure I'm on the right track.


Mordrake, king of the Razor moths wields his tyrannical power over the inhabitants of the Gora forest. There is much to say about this notorious king, but that must wait for another time.



Everything starts as a pencil sketch. Part of my process is to start with traditional sketches, building an idea into a character while considering their story at the same time. This drawing, once finalized is scanned at a high resolution and then digitally painted.






An Exploration of Mixed Media Character Concept Art Luna Tera

 

Luna Tera, lives a quiet and peaceful life on the outskirts of the grasslands. He hasn't seen many strangers in the time he's lived there, which makes him very curious about the travelers passing through these parts. Most are afraid of this reclusive creature, but he only eats leaves.

Luna Tera


6 x 9


Limited edition print on archival paper, signed and numbered on the back.
This character painting is a combination of hand drawn artwork combined with digital painting and photography manipulation. This is one in a series of experimental character design for a new graphic novel Grasspeople.


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An Exploration of Mixed Media Character Concept Art Germaine Raptar

 

Germaine Raptar, dignitary to the council of villages was beginning to tire while posing for his annual portrait after the renowned artist Wilton Bark started asking questions about the moth war of Shadow hill village.


Germaine Raptar


6 x 9


Limited edition print on archival paper, signed and numbered on the back.
This character painting is a combination of hand drawn artwork combined with digital painting and photography manipulation. This is one in a series of experimental character design for a new graphic novel Grasspeople.


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An Exploration of Mixed Media Character Concept Art Circinae

 
Circinae, a Featherman guard is in charge of watching over the ghost mushrooms that grow only in the cave of perpetuation. They are explicitly reserved for the king, and forbidden to anyone else. This mushroom is a favorite among thieves because of it's temporary ability to render it's user invisible. 


Circinae


6 x 9


Limited edition print on archival paper, signed and numbered on the back.
This character painting is a combination of hand drawn artwork combined with digital painting and photography manipulation. This is one in a series of experimental character design for a new graphic novel Grasspeople.


More about this work here.

An Exploration of Mixed Media Character Concept Art Geksuga

 

Geksuga lives in the realm of Grasspeople, his family has been domesticating owl moths for nearly three generations.

Geksuga

6 x 9

Limited edition print on archival paper, signed and numbered on the back.

This character painting is a combination of hand drawn artwork combined with digital painting and photography manipulation. This is one in a series of experimental character design for a new graphic novel Grasspeople.

More about this work here.


An Exploration of Mixed Media Character Concept Art Monk


Young Monk is growing up so fast as he travels throughout the region, it is only a matter of time before he solves the true meaning of the book of life.

Monk


6 x 9


Limited edition print on archival paper, signed and numbered on the back.
This character painting is a combination of hand drawn artwork combined with digital painting and photography manipulation. This is one in a series of experimental character design for a new graphic novel Grasspeople.


More about this work here.


An Exploration of Mixed Media Character Concept Art Tally

 

Tally, is a wandering traveler in search of his homeland. He was carried far away to the grasslands at birth. He has searched for many years, but hasn't seen another like him in his travels. He prefers not to fight if he has to, but he is ready to make a stand when he needs to.


Tally


6 x 9


Limited edition print on archival paper, signed and numbered on the back.
This character painting is a combination of hand drawn artwork combined with digital painting and photography manipulation. This is one in a series of experimental character design for a new graphic novel Grasspeople.



More about this work here.


An Exploration of Mixed Media Character Concept Art Kalulu

 

This is a winged Kalulu that made its burrow on the outskirts of a colony near the dark forest after she was ousted for tricking the governor of the low lands. She's a a little sad, but she has her Independence.

Kalulu


6 x 9


Limited edition print on archival paper, signed and numbered on the back.
This character painting is a combination of hand drawn artwork combined with digital painting and photography manipulation. This is one in a series of experimental character design for a new graphic novel Grasspeople.



More about this work here.


An Exploration of Mixed Media Character Concept Art Felina

 

Felina, a chaos survivor, wasn't sure what she was looking at in the dark, but then he emerged.

Felina


6 x 9


Limited edition print on archival paper, signed and numbered on the back.
This character painting is a combination of hand drawn artwork combined with digital painting and photography manipulation. This is one in a series of experimental character design for a new graphic novel Grasspeople.



More about this work here.