Mad Artist Group Portfolio

Friday, September 18, 2015

ARTofficial Intelligence: The St. Pete Robot Exchange, Painting and Caricatures

  • Short Description
    I am so supper thrilled to be a part of this awesome event with great artist, music in Robot themes. It is just a great time to connect with local artist in the Tampabay, Florida Area! Will be drawing Caricatures and I have a painting there as well. It is being sold for half off at $275! I will be there from 8-10.30 because I will have to get up at 4am to get to work!

    ARTofficial Intelligence is an annual art event in st. petersburg FL. The event includes a robot inspired art show, live music, and a celebration of all things robotica. 
  • Long Description
    In 1977 earth sent into outer space a spacecraft that played a record containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. In the late 90's intergalactic robots from a far away world sent a radio transmission to earth in response. At first, this transmission fell upon the ears of a few DJ's in south London- who turned it into a genre of electronic dance music most commonly known as " Dub Step" In 2012 Artists: Zulu Painter decoded the message just months before earth's imminent destruction. The message was clear; that earth must take one day in September to hold an epic art show and dance party to honor the superior robot race. In September of 2012 Zulu painter teamed up with Aurailieus Artist to hold such event and the earth was spared
 Auralieus did this photo for the flyer

 Title: Media Blitz Robot, 
Media: Mixed with spray paint, color pencils, markers
Size: 4'-2' 
Price $275+ Tax
Email: or Call 727-422-0668
I hope to see you there!

Mural in an Elevator

I have been working on painting a mural for a clients mansion on Pass A Grill in Florida. I had to recreate a under water scene with 14 family members as sea creatures. The photos below are just used as a reference material and might be copyrighted by the artist. I am having a good time, but there are challenges with a lot of bumps on the walls.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Retirement gift caricature

This was such an awesome experience to asked  to paint a Illustration, by someone I painted before  for his retirement from the police force in Tampa. This time around the commission iwas for a Donna head of security retiring from Busch gardens. I am proud of it, and I do see details I would like to have done a little more, but I kept within budget!
There is nothing better seeing your printed digital work come out!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Built in a Kilt art work

I was out of my element trying to create  a vector image for a new local company called "built in a kilt" I created in all In Photoshop, and then saved in the illustrator vector program with separate layers. (it has been over 20 years since I really have used Illustratir, and yes admit that I need to Lear more on how to color, please chime in if you can help) I can't wait to see the work on my clients van being printed and Laid out my my friend Mike from i will share more soon. Still working on Arnie the Christmas Pig children's book and only 6 more to go and will have finished by November, 5 Illustrations depicting Hell for a book. Mural project starting next week for a underwater scene of 12 family members as sea creatures in an elevator shaft.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Mount Rushmoor part 2

I was asked to replace some of the presidents in mount rushmor, with Hilary Clinton and Jeb Bush. My client is using the art for t-shirts and website.

Boy behind the red door

Today I got a last minute job for  an e-book #Illustration in rough #sketch style and will share more soon! Here is project discription: 
  1. Elijah is the boy's name, inside a well used, old and decrepit library on a search for his missing grandparents. The librarian, Ms. Luci, is trying to prevent Elijah from entering a special room in the library that has a red, crimson eye catching color door. A chase begins when Elijah rips away from Ms. Luci. Elijah runs, opens the red door, runs through the red door and a bright light shines out of the door.
  2. We are keeping Elijah as a young, boy, 5-7, slightly short, slightly chubby, red freckle cheeks, orangish hair, godzilla t-shirt, innocent, inquisitive, not-wealthy, wearing green worn shorts, worn black high top shoes and little white socks showing going up above his ankles scrunched ... I guess almost like the catcher on the Sandlot movie ;)- Ha, just thought about that.
  3. Feel free to be creative and flexible with it, but we are just aiming at simple image with no background. Merely open red door with him almost through the red door, with merely his slight backside showing and a leg up in the air showing that he's on the run through the open red door.
  4. It's to be an image pasted onto the front cover, expandable and contractable for us to move around and place.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wedding Caricature in Studio

I just can not seem to get a hang of the right technique to do the pen and ink and colored digitally for a Caricature Illustration commission. I start sketching in sketch book pro, take the rough drawing into Magna Studios for inking and then finally into photoshop for coloring. I do not mind the low budget type funded work but for some reason this week I had some difficulty trying to get it where I liked the Caricature in a speedy. It was done in a couple of hours, where as I could have done it in like 20 minutes traditionally, but I believe it would not look as clean as it is now. I think when I get the pen and ink work I am doing it traditionally and then scanning in for color, it just feels better! I also working on Golf T-shirts and shared a technique inking in Magna studios. What do you all think does it look clean and dynamic enough?