Friday, August 21, 2015

Concept Design: The Process

Just working on some character designs from characters in my most recent work, The Vampirate of Matanzas Inlet. This is Miss Colleen, the second officer of The Mistress of Poseidon. To be honest, I'm developing some new work and designs to showcase on my hopefully-soon-to-come website which will replace this blog under the link

I've always been a fan of showing the process of my artwork, and so I display the break-down (or rather build-up) from pencil sketch to finished, fully rendered illustration. Hope you enjoy. More to come.

I'm an old dog learning some new tricks! ;-)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Ken Eats Gainesville

I did a little sketch-up of Gainesville's local food critic, Ken of Ken Eats Gainesville. Like Ken, I love my food and there is quite a variety of diners and restaurants throughout Gainesville. Ken's critiques and reviews are quite fantastic, and so, in honor of his work I decided to do a little sketch of the man himself. Check out his reviews at the link above. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

6 years and going strong!

I've been stamping the name "ARF Studios" on everything since I was 10 years old, but in all honesty, it's only been since I graduated SCAD in 2009 that I've really been landing gigs with some amazing companies. Just want to give a very big, warm shout out to those who have seen something in my work and let me share it through them these past six years! Here's hoping I'll be adding more names and logos to this for the years to come! 

Pop Culture Fan Art

Some of these recent pieces were commissions, while others were just for fun! Check out some of my recent work below. The first three were tests with Copic Markers, which I haven't used in quite a while. I had a commission and they wanted original art based on three 80's Icons! My favorite is the Peter Venkman which was hot off the heals of the previous post.

Then, for my final project in my SCAD E-Learning program, decided to do a promotional art piece based off Kristian Nairn's (Hodor) DJ Tour, "Rave of Thrones." 

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Vampirate of Matanzas Inlet!

It's almost here! My latest graphic novel, The Vampirate of Matanzas Inlet, is in it's final editing stages and available for preorder on Amazon right now! Be one of the first to have this amazing book! It's the best one yet! Featuring the return of the Flagler's Few in their latest adventure, battling off fierce pirates across the centuries, hunting down a mysterious pirate talisman and learning the origins of the mysterious vampire, Madeline! 

Due out April 2015.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

U.S. Army Patch!

A friend of mine asked me to do a logo design for his job, a little company known as the Unite States Army! Cpt. B. Kossler, of the the U.S. Army is commander of a unit known as "The Dogs of War." Below are the two designs for the patch he commissioned me to work on. The first one I came up with had the dogs' eyebrows burning, but the Captain nixed that idea in favor of good old furry eyebrows! Below I share both renditions! Enjoy!