Art, in its many forms, has always been a big part of my life. And, of those, I have many favorite types, but I'd have to say my favorite is comic-styled illustration. I think mainly because it combines a few different disciplines: creating, layout, penciling, linking, printing, coloring/painting and how those can transcend over to other mediums. And probably because what fired up my imagination was picking up a fresh copy of Jack Kirby's DEMON from my Uncle's comic stash and seeing his illustration style jump off the page like nothing I had seen before. John Buscema, John Romita Sr., Bernie Wrightson and Jim Lee as well.
The original of this was done as a 24" x 48" acrylic painting. What you see here is its vectorized conversion.
A tribute to Prince.
Hot Dog was literally created overnight to help First Alert promote fire safety in both Walmart stores nationwide and within elementary and preschools. His popularity grew so fast, First Alert wanted to make a full-size costume for the character that would tour Walmart stores nationwide along side the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spongebob Squarepants, Bob the Builder, and the Power Rangers.
After the national tour was completed, it was acknowledged that Hot Dog resonated highest with children and was not only highly successful in raising fire safety awareness, but also helped spike sales for smoke detectors and fire extinguishers as well.
And okay, so I have a few more favorites than I thought...
Deadpool Nativity Scene: Product Concept Image
Elements of note: The red microwave that was in the beginning of Deadpool II, the nod to Ryan Reynold's role as the Green Lantern,
a touch of Wolverine on the camel's saddle, and the Holy Grail that was in Raiders of the Lost Ark.