Friday, December 05, 2008

Merry Christmas

Some quick drawings of Disney Characters in the Holiday Spirit. Drawn from reference.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

San Jose Super-Con 2008: Travis Charest

Video clips of Travis Charest drawing quick sketches for his fans during San Jose Super-Con 2008. The sketch I got was the Captain America one. Also some pictures I took from Super-Con 2007 (Travis in red shirt)

San Jose Super-Con 2007: Jim Lee

Jim Lee answering a question about who his artistic influences were growing up. Also, some pictures taken of Jim Lee during my trip to San Jose Super-Con 2007.

San Diego Comic-Con 2005

A picture slide show from my trip to San Diego Comic-Con 2005.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Great Movie:) Go out and watch it if you haven't already.

Friday, March 07, 2008


Here is a 60 minute speedpaint of Wolverine from the upcoming X-men Origins: Wolverine.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

G.I.JOE 25th Anniversary Snake Eyes Model

Code Name: Snake Eyes

Proficient in 12 different unarmed fighting systems (Karate, Kung-Fu, Jujitsu, etc.) and is highly skilled in the use of edged weapons. Has received extensive training in mountaineering, underwater demolitions, jungle, desert and arctic survival, and some form of holistic medicine. Qualified expert: All NATO and Warsaw Pact small arms.

G.I. Joe copyright Hasbro

(Modeled in Maya 8.5 & Textured in Photoshop)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Lava Beast

Has a modified back for riding on and lava resistant skin.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

G.I.JOE 25th Anniversary Storm Shadow Model

Here is the finished G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary Storm Shadow action figure 3D model. It was modeled in Maya 8.5. I had a lot of fun with this model and very pleased with the end result. I began to work on the details using Mudbox but I had some trouble with the file. So I just ended up texturing it using Photoshop. Up Next...Snake Eyes

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Michael Jackson Caricature

Here is a caricature I did for the Caricature Challenge Check out the website and see some great artwork from great artists.

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Painting done in Photoshop

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Joker

Here is my version of the Heath Ledger joker. R.I.P. Heath Ledger. Painting done in photoshop.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Chris Rock Caricature

Heres a caricature of Chris Rock I did this past weekend. Taking a break from 3D modeling.

Death Valley Screen Shots

Here are some screenshots of my cousin Saul's short animated film titled "Death Valley". You can see the film by following this link: Death Valley You can also check out my cousin's blog to see his artwork as well as some animation related news. Here is the link: Saul Ruiz

Saturday, January 19, 2008

3D Character Textures

Here are 2 characters that I worked on doing textures. On the character with the red shirt, I did the UV layout for the parts that I was going to texture. I just did simple textures and also modeled a collar for the shirt. (the character model and rig was done by another artist/free rig) On the character with the purple shirt I just modifed the texture. I changed the shirt color, hair color, added five o'clock shadow on his face and added driving gloves. (the character model,uv layout, and rig was done by another artist/gnomon)

Desert Background

Here are 3 different background renders showing the 3 times of day.

Cactus & Rock Props

Here are 3 different variations on cactus and 3 different size rocks I did for a desert background. These were done for my cousin Saul's short animated film as well.

Buff Beer Bottle

Here is a simple 3D Buff Beer bottle which I did for my cousin Saul's short animated film.