Sunday, December 02, 2007

2-D becomes 3-D

This is the illustration that I did that was on the front of our wedding invitation and below is a wedding picture of Nikki and I that her parents took. It turned out to be a really awesome day!!!--even without the swords!

Vista vs. Leopard

Recent illustration I did for an article talking about the pros and cons of Vista and Leopard OSX for Macs. I was a little bias on which operating system had the upper hand in the illo...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Married and Hefnatron Munny comes home

Geez it's been a while! The most exciting thing that has happened in the last few months was getting married to my fiance Nicole!
Also, my Hefnatron Munny Mobile ended it's run at the Munny show that was at Mechanized Records and is now at home among my robot collection.

It started out as a Munny Mobile kit from Kid Robot.
It took 3 to 4 days (including all day Saturday and Sunday sessions) to complete it. It's mixed media with everything from plexi-glass to Dr. Pepper cans. It was a blast making it!

* pun intended ;)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

His helmet was stifling...

About a month ago, I did a sketch of Leonidis, the Spartan General in my "Egghead" style at the request of my fiance. I decided to take a small break (a whole day!) from a couple of other projects do a quick painting of him. I thought it would be fun to emulate a little bit of the style of Frank Miller and Lynn Varley for the piece, like in their graphic novel "300."

It was fun studying their artwork closely and trying to figure out what techniques they used to achieve their looks (watercolor washes, inking). Any good artist can learn by trying to draw or paint in the same styles of other well known artists. They can take what they learn, add them to thier arsenal of techniques and apply it to their work in their own style.

Friday, March 30, 2007

My fiance, the flu and Ms. Pac-Man

Wow! Where did March go?!?!

Sorry it's been a while. It's been a pretty eventfull month. My fiance Nicole finally got to move in with me (YAY!), then I got the flu (but not from her ).

The flu hit me pretty hard, so unfortunately, my studio was neglected for about 2 weeks. I did whip out a quick painting before I got sick though:

The idea for this Ms. Pac-Man Pin-up painting has been floating around in my sketchbook for about a year now and a contest at Ain't It Cool gave me the excuse to bust it out into a full fledged painting. My painting was one of five other paintings that were picked as the winners!

You can read all about it here!!! :

Also, Kotaku featured an article about the contest:

Other than that, the first Femnauts painting is ALLLLLLMOST finished and will be unveiled next week!

I've also been working on background paintings for "Maria" and will hopefully be posting another sneak peek sometime in the near future, so STAY TUNED!!!....

Monday, February 26, 2007

Progress is going great on the first "Femnaut" painting! Below is another progression shot of the face of my fiance, Nicole. Still got some work to do before it's done, but it's getting there! Should be done pretty soon!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Hello everyone!
I've recently over-hauled my website, so I've decided to start fresh with the blog!
I've started a new series of paintings called "Femnauts." It's a series based on the great pinup art of the 40's, 50's and 60's from artists like George Petty, Gil Elvgren, and Alberto Vargas. The paintings will explore the strength and beauty of women in the traditional pin-up fashion, but set in a mod-space theme.

This is a progression shot of the first painting from about a week ago:

This first painting is based on my fiance, Nicole. Next is the most recent progression shot, a close-up of her raygun!

I've still got some work to do on the skin, face and background, so keep checking back for the finished painting very soon!!!

Im still in the need of models to help get the series up to speed and keep it going! If you think you've got the right stuff to be a Femnaut, drop me a line!--- hefnatron (at)