Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Layouts by The Rev Dave Johnson, digital paint by me.
This is why I got into animation in the first place 17 years ago, to do shit like this.
I officially unofficially started my apprenticeship at the end of 2008 under Philip J Felix at Red Sky Studio where I am the creative director and now, apprentice. I'll do my best to record the journey
In the background of freelance blur , I was always picking away at my own work.
trying new techniques and touching new subject matter. Theres gonna be huge gaps
with these pieces. A great majority of the work I want to share is just not ready to be seen.
They are part of specifics projects that need to be completed before I can show case them all.
but from time to time I leak one or two out on the scene just to see what people think
and how they respond...as of right now I have no idea...lol..theres so many amazing talent folk
out there. Most of them much much younger than I. So to even think that what I am
doing is valid anymore takes conviction I must say.lol but I guess most of us feel
that way about most things....as my dear friend, Byron Penaranda, would say, "Ah the frailties of
the human condition."lol
I will be uploading recent works in this folder so if you're interested bookmark it.
I would appreciate the feedback and energy, whether good or bad. its good to provoke people.lol
..well, sometimes I don't want bad or good feedback. sometimes its better just to not know...ya know?
one of the first things I remember about art is coloring books.
star wars coloring books with huge boxes of crayola crayons.
Its appropriate I got my start in the business coloring other peoples works. first in comics, then in animation, later in video games.
but this album is about my comic books.
I've been coloring comics since 1992. . I started as one of the young punk asses at Image comics in the early 90s producing color guides which was an organic medium of markers, paint or color pencils...really, any weapon of choice to get er done. then the guide went to the computer colorist who used it as a ....guide,lol.....eventually guidest were the first to go when
sales started to drop so I had to learn the computer in order to survive. I went on to work for Verotik Comics and then freelance for all the publishers at one point...later I went indie
then into other art fields. design in a few fields. expanded my artistic horizons but
always seem to get pulled back into comic books. no matter hard I can't get away.hahahahah
I go through
a couple years at a time where I don't do anything comic book related. I'm picky. I like
to do what I like to do so it doesn't always pay or I have to make hUUUUge financial
sacrifices to produce the way I want to and not everyone wants to share.
luckily I've been associated with some amazing projects and some talented and honorable people. its a rare find, and when you think you have, you haven't. But you have to keep on going to do your best and honor your intent.
I learned a lot coloring these amazing talents. in one way or another they all inspired me to go on and do my own thing.
thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings and to check out my collaborations!
- With sixteen years’ experience in the animation, comic book, fashion design and video game fields, the artist known as Snakebite has brought his unique skill set and award-winning aesthetic flavor t...With sixteen years’ experience in the animation, comic book, fashion design and video game fields, the artist known as Snakebite has brought his unique skill set and award-winning aesthetic flavor to bear on projects for a diverse clientele ranging from Dreamworks Animation to DC Comics, Von Dutch to VH1. He is an expert illustrator and a specialist in 2D digital media, focusing on digital paint, color design and conceptual development. Mr. Bite is also a highly regarded teacher, having shared his knowledge of Photoshop and “Art as a Business” both on staff at The Animation Academy in Burbank, California and as an occasional guest lecturer at high schools and colleges around Southern California.
He is a five-time nominee for the prestigious Eisner Award in recognition of his outstanding color work in the comics industry, and he was an integral part of the team on the groundbreaking animated video for KORN’s “Freak on a Leash,” which earned an MTV Video Music Award as well as two Grammys. In addition, his work has won awards at the 1999 ANNECY International Film Festival and the 1998 Chicago Television Festival, and has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
- Occupation: Art Director , Illustrator , Comic Creator
- Age: 41
- Gender: Male
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