Monday, June 13, 2011

Mariachi-Dachi, and BATTLECATTLE

figured i'd post something and breathe some fresh life into the blog.

all content, ideas, and secret projects slightly revealed are © ME. (previous sentence typed mostly so i can sleep tonight. easy to get paranoid over stuff like that for me.. heh..)

so. i took this ridiculously sweet comic book appreciation class taught by Jared Greenleaf. i swear he was like Morpheus, chucking red pills all over the place.. GOOD stuff. can't get enough of it now..

here's a style test for a potential 10pg short story comic (for my BFA project) of a Mariachi Band stuck in Ancient Japan.
i already have 6 pages roughed out, and almost ready to ink/color... just need to do some more research and development stuff..

for the moment, i'm calling it "Mariachi-Dachi."

next up is what i promised to show last post.. the more i think/talk about this, the more excited i get (even toying with the idea of doing this first instead of Mariachi-Dachi.)

SO. what do you get when you throw extraterrestrial encounters, forged WEAPONS, and irritable livestock together with a dash of He-man, and a LARGE helping of REVENGE?? there's only one possible answer, and that answer is BATTLECATTLE.

to be epically and VENGEFULLY continued...

*edit - i googled "battlecattle" the other night, and found out that a card game already exists with the same name (though it has a space between "battle" and "cattle") and the vision and content is COMPLETELY different. on this site
they even use the text "moo-ve" written and hyphenated like i did in my background.. i honestly thought i had been copied, and freaked out for a second. haha... obviously they have a WEBSITE, and didn't create all the content they have over night. that would just be ridiculous.
just figured i'd document this, so nobody thinks i'm ripping THEM off. i honestly had never heard of the card game before.

BATTLECATTLE came from an inability i had trying to design this cow, shown in this post
to get the juices flowing and expel my frustration, i just started sketching hardcore cow stuff - and battlecattle was born.
also, Stephanie saw/named the sketch the same day i drew it, and i thought the name was just too awesome to pass up.

also, here's a good 20pg sketch dump from my 60pg sketch book i did while taking Ryan Woodward's most excellent gesture drawing class. things got kind of tricky with a couple weeks left of class, since i was offered (and TOOK) an internship opportunity with Disney Interactive/Avalanche studios as a concept artist (started June 1st). Too many awesome guys over there... LOTS to learn, and having FUN!

so yeah. here's some of my favorites that i'm thinking about painting up or something..

so there you go. more stuff on the way.
also, you guys prefer daily updates? or rather prefer me doing nothing for MONTHS and then sporadically dump pictures into the blog? or some kind of balance in between? it's easy for me to get frustrated with doods i'm stalking online when they don't update stuff, so i thought i'd check in with a you guys and get some feedback. (leaning towards a daily or weekly thing myself..)

up next, that other stuff i said i was gonna post but didn't - plus some stuff i didn't say i wouldn't post, but will.

kay bye.


  1. Love the fork Wolverine.
    Also I'd prefer smaller updates, so awesome stuff like gets the attention it deserves.

  2. cool stuff. I love what you did with battle cattle. If Aaron's getting smaller posts, can I some fries next time?

  3. Aaron - thank you sir.

    Stephanie - yes, actually. :]

  4. aah! your arts are so epic. i wants more and also more often. now!