Thursday, May 28, 2009

Here's a quikee that I really like. Concept stuff for my submissions to the show.

Man, curating this show is nuts a bit, even though it's debut is more like an art party than a gallery show. It will only be at this first place for one day, noon to sunset at "the church" building in Downtown. the address is 606 6th street, LA. on the corner of 6th and Crocker.

Well, mostly trying to promote the show is drivig me a lil nuts. But, I'm having a lot of fun doing the stuff for my submissions. Here's one more.


I don't think I posted about this yet. So, my super long time ago friend from Rowland animation Mike Nassar called me out of the blue one day. He sent me a link from coldhardflash, about a class taught by sixpointharness, titmouse, renegade, oddbot, animax and other major studios. The class would have 24 seats, and artists would be judged to get in by a council of the studio members.
I freakin' got in and we're well on our way to the end of the class. I'm totally super stoked!!!

I have already worked in Flash studios, (small ones) several times, ok, well, like three times, lol. So, I kinda already know a lil bit more than the basics, although I'm rusty as all hell. I was laid off from a flash place last July, and while there I pretty much did character design towards my last few years. Pretty rusty I might say.
But, in the class, I've gotten my confidence back, and I'm zooming through the homework!!!

Dude, I wanna thank those guys from those studios for taking time out to do this!!!

(I hope I get to work for those guys soon!!!)

Leftyjoe, signing off.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Practice painting on ArtRage.

I love this ART-RAGE program!!! OH mah GAAAAAAAWWWWD!!!! I love it so much, i freakin wanna freakin' take it to the forest, rape it, then marry it, and then make sweet sweet love to it, and then have babies with it!!! Man, I always hate corel painter, I was afraid of it for a long time, and I still am a bit. Good thing Jeremy gave me this program!!! Man, i freakin' love this program so much, that I wanna right some cheesy RnB songs about how much I love ArtRage!!!

Here's my 1 hour BG landscape for paint practice and warm up.

Concepts for my "Mawnstirrs and Rowboughts" submission.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Oh mah!!! God!!!!

Dude, sorry Steve Silver, I think you have been demoted as my hero. lol, Check out this great freaking talent!!!! OH MAHHHH GAWD!!!!

More stuff for the Monsters and Robots show.

So, I kinda want to do a series of paintings that show what I used to play as a child. Of course, the group pop art show for July, "mawnstirrs and rowboughts"
So, I did these lil character designs of myself as a kid. The one with the mowhawk is me now but in a kid body, the one with the big hair is how I actually looked like as a kid. I was way too skinny, with big ol' coke bottle glasses and big puffy hair, awesome huh? This was the visual development for the black and white piece that I posted earlier this week.

I used to play in the backyard, where the plants looked like monsters to me. I'd fight the plants, chop the all up, and get totally yelled at by my grama for ruining her garden, lol.

A lil character design of my female BFF or "Beef", the ever so cute... Chloe Akana.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I've "Cracked" the code!!!

So, I thought this logo fit the IF theme for this week. The "cracked" faces of a monster and a robot are split right down the middle. This is the official logo for my upcoming curatorial debut in downtwn LA july 18th at "the Church" building. (606 6th street, on the corner of 6th and Crocker, Los Angeles CA. (noon to sunset)
If you wanna learn more about the show, go to

Check it out, "cracked"....

mawnstirrs and rowboughts logo by leftyjoe

Hi all, here's my first lil sneak peak for the ext show I'll be in, which I'm also curating.

I will try to show in my "Lil Joey" series just how Monsters and Robots touched my imagination as a kid.
In this concept piece which will soon be a finished acrylic painting, I show how I used to play and pretend in my backyard.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Woo art rage!!!!

Some development work for my series of paintings for the "Mawnstirrs and Rowboughts" show.

Monday, May 18, 2009

A lil warm up before I start painting today.

As I told you all, I'll be doing all the development for my paintings for the group show on ARTRAGE, dude, that program is freakin' sweet!!! Thanks to my best bud Jeremy Russnak, (he gave me the program to mess around with) So, today, to warm up I copied a painting from my favoritest artist in the whole world...Amanda Visell, well, (scott morse is my favoritests, well, ok, lou roman, ok, well, bill wray, ahhhhhhhh..... gotta catch 'em all ARTIST-MON!!!" I guess the best way to learn, is to follow in the brush strokes of the master, Erik Wiese from nickelodeon taught me that. (btw Erik, I'm still going throught the Preston Blair book like you told me...)

Here's the original,

Here's my master study,

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Last caricatures from Universal.

Ironic that my last drawing at universal would be a Mexican comedian from the silver screen. The irony lies in the fact that I quit because the managers there are a bunch of Lazy Old Laughable Management Beaners!!! LOL.

Here also are my last two customers right before I quit that hellhole of a caricature concession company called

Monday, May 11, 2009


Is everyone getting excited about the group art show!!! I sure am!!!

Oh, lol Btw, I will no longer be working at Universal Studios. (artists, please be very very very very careful, that place is crazy, ask other ex-employees about the atmosphere at the caricature concession stand at universal. Be ye... forewarned.

I'll either be working at Knott's berry farm this summers or at a studio, (if they would call me back... ok, I'll keep waiting.) But yeah, or I might just be down at Santa Monica pier. :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Woo Art Rage!!!!

Dude, this is my first fnished painting done on ArtRage. Wooo!!! It's probably gonna be the logo for the "Mawnstirrs and Rowboughts" gallery group art show that we're doing on July 11th in downtown LA. Stay tuned for details or stay tuned at
or contact with any questions.

If you're looking for an all out night of good stuff, the night of july 11th will have some good bands, music drinks from two full bars and our group show going on inside.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Latest caricature stuff.

Great guy, this guy like most people that come to the airbrush stands at universal, wanted a really funny sketch. I hope i gave him what he wanted.

I'm even mean to children.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Dude, I'm a sucker.

LOL, so if you've ever come to me at universal citywalk or at any other caricature retail concession that I've ever worked at, you'd know that I can be a straight jerk. lol. Well, beauty tames beasts like me. Try to imagine the hours put into this drawing, and imagine whether i charged $15 dollars per person on this image or not, lol.
It was for a bunch of cute Brazilian chicks? What would you have done? lol.

Check out who this guys looked like.

Man, don't judge me, sometimes I don't mind being a hack and could care less if the drawing freakin' looks like the person. This, was one of those times. lol. But, I wanted to share this guy's face in comparison to the original cantinflas, pay no mind to my horrible drawing. lol

Drink and draw social club 2009.

So, at the ol' drink and draw, a local and DnD regular was out recently. He's not an artist, but a fan of hanging with the lot of us. He's a really cool guy. We all drew him something to cheer him up two weeks ago. His mom was sick so he went to see her. ( Man, I'm posting this hella late, lol, sorry been busy, sheesh.)

Our newest addition at universal and MY LATEST VISTIM.

Here's Jesus (i think his lastname is Lopez? I;ll correct it later, gimme a break, it's late and I'm posting. I don't have his info in front of me. I just know his first name, and that he works with me, that he's pretty cool, and he worked at disney doing something?) Check out his mug. :)