mascot design

Road Runner character design

Recently I worked on a character development  project for the city of Las Cruces New Mexico's Convention and Visitors  Bureau. It is a roadrunner mascot developed for their VIK (Very  Important Kids). Here are a few of the many sketches I created along  with the final art for one of the poses. Click on the image and check it out. Waddayathink?

News update for

Been really busy the last few months working on projects that I can't post artwork up yet. One is an art licensing project involving creating character designs and mascot development for a line of children's supplements. They are fantasy characters like a knight, dragon, wizard etc. that will be on the product labels and merchandising. Should be 12-13 characters in all...a super fun project and great client to work with! I will give out more updates and art work sneek peeks (if possible) later as the project progresses. Another art licensing/character development opportunity is with a line of fantasy/sci-fi characters that were created for a trading card strategy game a few years back. My partners, on this business venture, and I are in negotiations right now with a toy/game company working out the details. If all goes well, we will be at Toyfair in Februrary 2012 showcasing the new game. Check out the second to the last image on the mascots portfolio to see some of the characters in the game.

In the meantime, check out the artwork I did not too long ago for a skateboard deck. A real fun piece to do in Adobe Illustrator. Still waiting for my additional samples to come in...don't really want to ride and trash a sample if I don't have one as a backup to use as a wall hanger.

Now back to the drawing board...


Miller Lite character design

Back in March I created two pieces of character design art for Miller Lite for the Mexican soccer team Chivas that they sponser. The one I am posting now is going to be on trucks, banners, etc. in the southwest and Cali to promote the team. The other which I will post later this week will be a 6 foot standee that will be in stores. I am really pushin' for those folks to hook me up with a standee to put in my studio...should be a done deal doncha think...I'll keep ya posted. They wanted me to create a super hero/bad ass character for their mascot...waddayathink...I wouldn't wanna tick him off :-)