Storyboard of ride vehicleThis was one of a series of boards that I did for a client for Itec Entertainment. Done on the computer it was at this point flying with a bunch of cranes.
Mine rideOne board of a series of about 20 that showed the experience of a mine ride where you're competing with the villeins .
Entrance to the parkA show illustration of people entering a park. This was done for Itec Entertainment.
Lido theme parkanother view of same water rice.Kind of a moody and somewhat scary ride with surprises around every curve.
Africa the park paintingThis Montage painting ,done some time back was done traditionally with acrylics and preceded my computer work.
Oman Marian observation tower conceptThis cut away version was done later to really get the idea of the interior possibilities.
Just a fun projectThis little sketch was an idea that came to me when a was a young artist . It was in one of my old sketch books so I revisited it a couple of years ago.
Mythological characters- MegalodonThis shark was fun to come up with . I thought that a couple of dorsal fins would be somewhat menacing and the scares and harpoon injury would add to the effect .
Mythological charact Ba-she-sea dragonThis was a scary little dragon thing. I had fun doing this and liked to keep the character going out of the window . like the others we tried to show the size by adding other things in contrast.
The mummy scent 4 climaxAs you climb on this dark ride coaster at universal studios you go into the mouth of the mummy. I watched them build this gigantic sculpture and it turned out just like my illustration.
Boat ride in lidoThis illustration was done as a series of boards that depicted guest on a water ride with water canons. I loved working on this in painter . it allowed me to work in layers and really have a painterly effect.
Lido entranceWhat can I say. I had a lot of fun with this one. the textures, lighting and getting over the idea of environment.
Lido Jormungan rideA dragon has wrapped himself around the ride and you are immersed in this environment.
Lido water tubingillustration showing family tubing down a lazy river with lots to see along the way.
The big finale of the oceanography Dark ride for Odr1Up to now the guest have seen a pretty calm ride of old broken eggs and petrified remains of prehistoric dragons but when they get to this scene Momma dragon is real and protecting her baby from these intruders.
quick boards for Wanda QingdaoAn under water ride experience. Lots of eye candy in these series of boards.
Mummy ride wallThis is a concept of the dark ride just one of the views of the wall after the turntable.
World of wonders concept illustration Noahs arkThis is one of several that I did for this job for Itec and client. the Ark is the focal point in this water ride. you get the idea that the guest are going to get a little wet but are defiantly part of the environment
World of wonders concept illustration ,kids entertainment areaThis montage was another large illustration. the client wanted all of these to be very large with lots of detail.
World of WondersDragon painting. This was a very large piece of art that took over a week to complete.
Born to illustrate. That is not just the name of my website it pretty much describes my life.I have been interested in some form of art since i was a very young boy. I had a sketchbook when I was 12 that stated that I was going to be an artist when I grow up. Ive had people tell me all my life that Im natural talented. Im not sure if I completely agree with that. Im sure that there is some truth to it but I have another thought on the matter. Most everyone that is really into their profession ,no matter what it is must have liked it enough or even could say they love it so much that they eat drink and sleep that particular line of work. Can you imagine someone that is an accountant and hates math. Or a gymnast that doesn’t like to work out. A chef that doesn’t like cooking. You have to practice a lot at what ever you choose to do.I didn’t become an artist over night. I did miles of illustrations , sketches and joined all sorts of things that involved me it my field. Life model classes and other groups that helped me with what was to become my life work. I started something called famous artist course when I was very young and was always involved in art classes in school. Even thought the seventh grade class when I was a sophomore in high school.Later I went to Ringling School of art and graduated in 1972. I was an life model instructor at brandy wine PA just so I could be in the class to draw for free. I have been gainfully employed as an illustrator and cartoonist for over 45 years and even though Im retired as far as going in to work every day, I still remain very active in this field.
Please visit my website and leave me a comment at http://www.borntoillustrate.com