Friday, June 15, 2018

Hello again! It's been a long time, but as I'm sure you all have been following me on other social media platforms (Instagram: @arfstudios) you know I've been involved in other varying projects. One of which, I'll share with you some details in a moment.
Some quick upcoming news, I'll be transferring my flag from this blog to an OFFICIAL website very shortly. I've finally decided to take the leap and develop something I can fell a bit more organized with, and after working on a website for another venture, I feel confident I can develop something, even with my limited web developer skills.
So look for that soon.
Meanwhile, I want to announce on this blog the exciting developments of last year's Kickstarter project, Simon Says: Nazi Hunter. Last winter, the amazingly talented Jesse Lee and I earned nearly 500 backers for a combined total of $11,000+ for our limited edition introductory comic, Simon Says: Nazi Hunter, inspired by the true story of Simon Wiesenthal.
All has been silent on that front, and while I can't share much right now, I can say that we've been continuing our work on this project with some SUPER EXCITING news to come hopefully in the next few months! For now, if you haven't followed up on Kickstarter, go ahead and do so to keep apprise of the news.
And enjoy some of the first pages of art below...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Meanwhile...back at the drafting table.

It's been a hot minute since I've updated the blog, but I have some great news! First, I'll be updating my blog page into a full-fledged online website soon. Since I've started working full-time at SCAD, I've been inspired by the professionalism of the students I've been working with and it's motivated me to expand beyond this blog and develop something that will help further my own professional opportunities. 

Secondly, I'll be attending SEVERAL Comic Cons starting in December, including: Daytona Comic Con, JekyllCon, MegaCon, AmeliaCon and DragonCon for starters. Potentially going to rack up a few more convention appearances, so I'll keep you all informed. Until then, enjoy the sneak peak of my upcoming Para-Postcards, to be sold at the cons listed above.

Additionally, check out these concept designs based off of characters from my Flagler's Few series, available through Pineapple Press and retailers internationally (Amazon, BAM!, Barnes and Noble, etc.). More to come, I really enjoyed working on these. 

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."