I Remember…

…a time when I used to update this site!

Hah hah hah! LOL! ROFLMAO!

Now that my bad joke is out of the way, let’s move onto some actual content…

I’ve added a new piece to the Film & Animation page entitled I Remember. This is a music video my friend David Sprinkle released under his artistic alias of Pulse Depravity.

And here’s an interesting side note…The video actually employs a bunch of footage we shot over two years ago for use in other unfinished projects. So, be totally awesome and go watch it now! =)

-MRC

Filmtastic!

Hi Everybody!

This time around I’m back with a nice little content update…

The Film & Animation page has received an update! Information and galleries have been posted for Needs of the Many, Delicious Treats, and The Many Adventures of Martin T. Bear.

 

Needs of the Many

Delicious Treats

The Many Adventures of Martin T. Bear

Take a moment to head on over there, read up, and then watch these awesome shorts on YouTube!

See you all soon! =)

-MRC

An Update!?!?! WTFOMGLOLZ!?!

It’s a content update folks!

Yea, I know…it’s been a while…

Anywho, the Film page is FINALLY live! Yay! Right now only my most recent film related work is posted, but I hope to get some older movies up in the near future.

Also, one new photo was added to the Portfolio section of the site. You can either head over there or simply look below this text to see one of my personal favorite photographs.

This is one of those perfect shots…the kind where you open the file in Lightroom and realize that the photo is perfect straight out of the camera… <3

 

Life is busy with work and film projects, but I really do hope to have another update here soon. Until then…Enjoy! =)

-MRC

Witch’s Reign on IMDB.com

Just a quick check in.

Witch’s Reign, the film I participated in for the 2011 San Jose Short Film Festival3 Day Film Challenge, now has it’s own IMDB page! Oh joy! And yay for film credits! =)

Feel free to click the above image to check out the Witch’s Reign IMDB page.

-MRC

Art Fart

So, January seems to have flown by…Oops…

To make up for the lack of updates here’s some old, but still kinda recent, sketchbook doodles.

Sketches drawn on the same page, with different dates. Sometimes it takes a me a while to come back to a particular page and fill the empty space. Jena, on the left, pushed the red button and killed millions and billions of people. On the right, an eye, a female face, and a classic character of mine named Yash.


In-class sketches; again note the differing dates (and pen colors!). Mix of life and imagination doodles. Personally, I love the pink foot in the upper left corner and, in the lower left corner, the face of a classmate.

 

I tend to draw lot’s of tiny little fashion figures. I suppose that’s why it takes me so long to fill a sketch page. My favorite among these gals is the girl residing at the very top…Though I’m also digging the larger figure at the bottom…

 

Mostly mind drawings here. Again, different dates on the same page. I do like it when I mash differing days artwork together on the same page, if only for the benefit of varying pen colors. Guy at the top right corner is a redo of a random character drawn years and years ago. In fact, click here and here to see his original “portraits.” Yea, always fun to look at really old artwork and realize that you actually have improved over the years…

Lady in the right bottom corner is another original character, from one of the many stories I will probably never get around to writing because…let’s face it…I can be a bit of a procrastinator.

 

That’s all for now. Next update will either consist of more sketchbook work or some new photographs. So, stay tuned! =)

-MRC

Zazzle – Today’s Best

It seems that my cute little monster was chosen for Zazzle‘s Today’s Best.

So, I go to check my e-mail and find a comment from a Zazzle user (mind you this is the first comment that I have ever received on any one of my products). The comment states:

Congratulations! This design has been added to TBA – Zazzles Today’s Best Awards Website http://www.zazzlestba.com/  Please feel free to take a look.

Honestly, I thought it was some sort of spam-virus type thing…Then I did some hard core investigating (ok, so I did a couple of Google searches) and found out that the website and “award” were legitimate.

Basically Zazzle employees choose between 25-30 designs a day (from the thousands of submissions received on a daily basis) that they like and denote the chosen products as the “best” for the day. They are posted on both the Zazzle site and Zazzle Sellers TBA blog.

Kinda cool to know that someone out there really liked my little monster. =)

-MRC

The Monster Says “Hi.”

Well, hot damn. I’ve got an illustration update! How weird is that?

I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I’ve done a “complete” illustration. I spend most of my time these days just sketching, because frankly…I love to just sit and draw…I’m addicted to the initial creation process…

Hi.This is my monster. He/She/It is cute. I love my monster very much.

The whole concept for this friendly creature bounced around in my head for a long while…until finally one day I made a composite image and decided to ink and color it in Illustrator. I think half the time spent working on this piece revolved around me re-familiarizing myself with Illustrator. In all honesty, I’ve always been a Photoshop girl…Yet, my little monster cried out for birth via vectors and the rest is history…

Composite Monster

This is the composite monster. Yes, yes…my sweet little monster started out as a couple of brightly colored pen sketches that were then smooshed together to create a generally pleasing composition.

This is like a mini-process post…except not really…Though you do get a sense of how I go from point A to B…kinda…except…not really…

Anywho! You can find this cute little monster on a variety of gift related items at my Zazzle Store!

Enjoy! =)

-MRC

3 Day Film Challenge

October was Horror Film Fun Month!

I participated in the 3 Day Film Challenge – Horror Edition, sponsored by Emerging Artist Productions and the San Jose Short Film Festival.

The notion of the 3 Day Film Challenge is to create a short film in the time span of three days (that’s 72 whole hours!).

We, the local filmmakers who participated, worked in small teams to create epically awesome short films. We had no idea what sub-genre of horror (vampire, werewolf, mummy, clown, scary monster, etc.) we were working with until the first night of the comeptition. Team leaders chose a random sealed envelope that contained our ultimate film fate and once this information was obtained script writing ensued…then filming…editing…lack of sleep…food…special effects…more editing…death…all that good stuff associated with filmmaking!

What usually takes months and months, and many more months, to accomplish was completed in 3 days.

To say the least…it was INTENSE…but it was also FUN FUN FUN!

The finished films were then showcased at the San Jose Short Film Festival for the world to see! The audience voted on their favorite short, prizes were awarded, and the good times rolled on and on and on…

Witch’s Reign, the film I worked on with team Sonic Death Monkey (Elizabeth Hatcher, Tim Sudano, and Mark Sudano) won 2nd place! Yea, that’s how much our comedic-campy-horror flick rocked!

Unfortunatly, we do not have the film up on You Tube as we are contemplating cleaning it up a bit and submitting it to other film festivals! That’s right…Witch’s Reign could be coming to a theatre near you! 😉

If you’d like to learn more simply click here to be directed to the official Facebook page for Witch’s Reign.

-MRC

Figuring It All Out

So, I find myself getting used to this whole WordPress thing. I have to say, it’s quite handy…once you know what the hell you’re doing. 😉

The site is slowly, but surely coming together. For instance, the portfolio section now has some actual work!

I have tons of sketches to scan and post…let’s hope I get around to doing that within the next couple of days!

Until the next time…

Stay thirsty my friends!

-MRC

“Hi Everybody!”

“Hi Dr. Nick!”

I never tire of using old Simpson’s quotes……

If you’re here then you’ve stumbled upon my new art blog! Hooray!

To get things rolling (ie figure out how to use this new fangled technology) I’m going to post some oldies, but goodies, from my recent art past!


MRC - Jack of All Trades

David Sprinkle - Angry Overlord

The Goarog!