Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I decided to check out the profile of one of the most talented and my favorite painters today, Jeremy Lipking, only to be shocked by two black bars soiling this work of art. If you click the link to this page you can read the message that was sent to him due to the nude paintings. It's sad and appalling! They called his images inappropriate, and can (in their eyes) be compared to pornography. I don't think I need to point out all the porn stars and amateur porn stars, strippers and just girls who want to show of the good for some attention. They say that there are people as young as 14 on myspace and that jeremy's content is inappropriate for them? Give me a break, the amount of smut on myspace is immeasurable and if anything it could use a little culture! This is a dispute that's gone on for centuries, but I would have expected people to come to their senses and realize that these paintings aren't done for any sexual reason whatsoever! How many nudes do you find in religious paintings? Go through an art book and you'll find a countless number of paintings that are religious that contain nudity,most of which were commissioned by a church.
I think this is something that needs to be addressed now. Myspace is a community of interesting, talented and (i think for the most part) pretty open minded people, and the idea that you can't share your art uncensored when it's done in a tasteful manner is shocking! I'd love to hear what you have to say about this and hopefully we can find a way to work this thing out.
Jeremy Lipkings Censored Painting
Posted by capprotti at 12:34 PM
Friday, December 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
So I just saw the Legend of Five Rings trailer and they used all the illustrations I did! Pretty cool.
The first two illustrations I did start with "It is a time of greatness" and then the one right after that. The other two I did show up later, but there's no text to tell you where it is. Enjoy!
Here are the cards I did. Hope you enjoy!
Posted by capprotti at 1:57 PM
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I have a total infatuation with the sky, it's many moods, colors, textures, values. Whenever I'm in my car, I pay more attention to the sky than the road... wait, that doesn't sound very safe! Anyway I really need to start doing more sky and cloud studies. This one was loosely referenced. Basically I opened a picture, glanced at it once or twice and got carried away with the sketch. I really nead to do some more in depth studies from actual reference. Anyway, hope you enjoy!
Posted by capprotti at 10:00 AM
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
When I first started this blog, I wasn't sure if I wanted to post "art related" things like links to artists websites, or articles about whatever. At first I just treated it as a way to showcase my art specifically, but honestly... there is just too much amazing art out on the internets just waiting to be discovered. And I feel it's my duty as a fellow artist to share things that inspire me. Maybe it will give you some insight into the things that make me tick, or why I draw or paint the way I do. Or if you see a random drawing one day that looks like I didn't even draw it, you can look at a previous post and go... "Waaaaait a minute, he was just looking at Jon Fosters site recently!" And it all becomes clear! Anyway like I said I hope these type of posts inspire you (if anyone is actually reading this :-P ).
Joao Paulo Alvares Ruas is such a talented artist from Brazil. The combinations of influences that fuel his art create a style that is like no other. There is no doubt that after looking through his work you will have to pick up your sketchbook (at least I hope). His website is in my links section... twice (by accident, but hey... he deserves it). Here's a pretty sweet article I found on him today. Enjoy!
Joao Paulo Alvares Ruas
Posted by capprotti at 5:13 PM
So the Kickstand Kids (a.k.a. Rico Renzi and Chris Brunner) have started a blog. This dynamic duo is responsible for such Comic Book Masterpieces like Batman: LOTDK "Rough Justice" and The Ride #4: Language Barrier. This is definitely one blog to subscribe to. These two guys really compliment each other well art wise. Check them out.
Posted by capprotti at 2:25 PM
Here's a quick study I did the other day. I'm a huge fan of artists like Travis Schlat, Kate Lehman and Jacob Collins. They were the inspiration for this one. It was a really fun and quick study, bout a half hour. I'll be posting a Video WIP when I finally get the damn video to save right. Hope you enjoy.
Posted by capprotti at 1:06 PM
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Man oh man why the HELL do I not live in Cali!!!??? Here's an amazing school with amazing teachers, it's call the Character Design Academy. With teachers like Kevin Chen, Khang Le, Charlie Wen and Anthony Francisco, you really can't lose. Five minutes with these guys and you're immediately inspired (I'd Imagine). Check out their site, and posts on forums. You won't regret it.
Character Design Website
And last but not least, CGTalk
Posted by capprotti at 5:45 PM
Monday, October 22, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Why doesn't blogger automatically put your new link at the BOTTOM of you list!!?? I just don't get it. Anyway, couple new links over there. Go through those things, they're ALL HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! All people who inspire the shit outta me (as if you didn't already know that). Enjoy!
Posted by capprotti at 7:10 PM
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
It's definitely been a while. I'm such a slacker. The weird thing about blogs is you're never sure if anyone is even looking. But that shouldn't stop me from posting, so I'm going to try and improve on that. Here are some recent digital sketches I did. Each one more random than the last, but they were all good fun. Playing with texture and technique... always a good time. :-P Enjoy.
Posted by capprotti at 10:15 PM
Thursday, August 16, 2007
If you haven't already heard, we lost a great on Sunday. Mike Wieringo was a guy with TONS of talent, TONS of imagination and a great sense of humor! If you're a comic book fan you would probably remember him best for his work on his own book Tellos or his run (or runs) on Fantastic Four. He kept the industry fresh, and his stylized, almost children's book style made us all wanna stop drawing impossibly ripped body builder type super heroes and start drawing some wide eyed, smiling characters without over rendering everything. He made it look easy, and if you're an artist you know that simple is anything but easy! We're gonna miss you so much Mike, it's hard to imagine the industry or the world without you.
Please check out his website...
Posted by capprotti at 7:13 PM
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
I got some pretty cool news today. My art director sent out an email letting me know that there is now an Artist's Bio page on the "A Game of Thrones" website. While my bio is not up yet, I found some interesting news in the previous post. The illustration I did for the Iron Throne card will be used for their promo card for Gen Con Indy. This is the second card I illustrated that will be used as a Promo Card, and I really am honored! Hope you enjoy it!
The Official Site
Posted by capprotti at 1:58 PM