Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Working Class Trailer // 3 min by BREADTRUCK TV

Working Class Trailer // 3 min

Here's a sneak peak trailer for Working Class a film being done by Jeff Durkin with contribution from myself.

Working Class Trailer // 3 min from BREADTRUCK TV on Vimeo.

Working Class is a feature documentary loosely based on Charles Dickens book "A tale of two cities. With San Francisco artist Mike Giant, and San Diego artist Mike Maxwell discussing themes found in Dickens 1859 novel that are just as relevant today. Religion, Country and War, History, The Economy, and Art are chapters that tell the tale of the artists, the cities, and America. Director: Jeffrey Durkin, Producer: Allen Passalaqua, Music: The Silent Comedy / 95 mins

Monday, August 23, 2010

8 steps to a double page fight scene

This was kind of a Tricky double page fight sceen... lots of powers and hard to pull off much depth but here's it in 8 steps...


2... FLATS

3... Starting in the Foreground and working my way back... helps set a tone for the depth (that I could get)

4.... just working my way back (little color tweaks that I missed in the reflatting)



7... ok done with Rendering...

8...Just ass F/X... and Done

Monday, August 09, 2010

Vector Art Show at Moxi Salon in San Francisco

Artist Statement:

The artwork hanging in my show is my attempt to capture more then just a portrait ,a pretty face, body or style. Each image is about the mood, personality and feeling within the image. If I as an artist can invoke some feeling from any of my images then I've succeeded.

Vector: A style of art or creating imagery comprised of paths, which are defined by a start and end point, along with other points, curves, and angles along the way. A path can be a line, a square, a triangle, or a curvy shape. I use those paths within my artwork to create imagery base upon photos. These photos are either taken by myself or used with the permission of the photographer. Some of my subjects are separated from myself by countries, continents, languages and cultures. While others are friends or acquaintances that have inspired me to create art.

The combination of photography and digital illustration allows me a certain flexibility with creating each hanging artwork. That said each canvas piece is unique and no image could be duplicated in the exact manor even if tried. I also never print the same size or exact color combination of any image. Each image is completely unique and should be treated as individual artworks.

Here's a few samples and rough sizes that are hanging:

this is my largest at 6' x 3'

this one is cropped a bit but hangs at 2'X3"


another large one this is at 3.5'X4.5'


Thursday, August 05, 2010

Superman: The Last Family of Krypton #1

I'm excited to see this project out on the shelves... it's something I started least year and had to sit on for a long time. I am a huge fan of the DC Elseword books and am really happy to see one return. It seemed coming from reading mostly marvel and images books growing up they were a great entry into the DC universe. Here are a few of my favorite pages from this first book... there will be more. I've finished the 2nd and am about to start the 3rd... lots of work ahead of me.

SMLFK 1_01

SMLFK 1_04

SMLFK 1_41

SMLFK 1_43


• color by Allen Passalaqua

Returning to a character he's long been associated with, legendary writer Cary Bates explores a different side to Superman's legend in an Elseworlds tale that hinges on the fact that while baby Kal-el has rocketed to the distant planet Earth from his doomed homeworld of Krypton, he was not alone. How does a world handle the emergence of the Last Family of Krypton as Jor-El, Lara and Kal-El make Earth their adopted home?

a few links from other sites about it:


DC Source blog