Welcome to my Blog

Yahoo Messenger screen name - alpvfx@yahoo.com


About Me

Los Angeles, California, United States


Friday, July 20, 2007

Visions of BloodRayne Cover

A while back I was asked to do a cover illustration for the Video Game/Motion Picture Comic Book BLOODRAYNE. This is a collection of the best and greatest BloodRayne cover and pinup art since the beginning of the comic book series. No ads, no text, just pages and pages of beautiful art presented in bookshelf friendly format. Everyone's favorite videogame vixen illustrated by Greg Horn, Romano, Rob Delatorre, Mark Robinson, Steve Scott and many, many others.

Soon out in all comic book stores worldwide . . . CLICK HERE to view a highres version of this cover I did.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Some more sketches

The Unknown Graphic Novel Comic Book

Click here to preview the comic book I have self published part of my Graphic Novel " The Unknown " I did a page flip in Flash so you can view the whole book. This is limited to 1000 only so if you are interested in buying it US$10,- send me an email.


Few months back I had Eternal Descent (A music Band in the UK) contact me to do some illustrations and a small comic book. Great music Elements of Heavy Rock, Industrial, Ambient, and Experimental, fused with Romantic filmscore arrangementsand . . .so I wanted to share their website on myspace
Make sure to visit his website !

D'Artiste Matte Painting Book

I was one of the Authors of this Matte Painting Book, with Dylan Cole, and Chris Stoski both Matte Painters as well. The publisher Ballsitic Publishing recently told me they are going into the third print run, and they sold 5000 copies in less then 8 months the first printing. Here is the link anyone interested in reading more about this as well as looking torugh all the pages that are availabe to preview on the Publishers website.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Photoshop Brushes

I have received many e-mails regarding my personal brushes I use to create speed paintings and some of the digital paint sets. I've spend several months on these new one's as well as recent set's I am working on. Soon I will make them available for sale, as well as other merchandise such as DVD Tutorials, apparel, books, and lots more cool stuff . . . stay tuned.

The Unknown Graphic Novel Promo Piece

My buddy Peter Zoppi did the 3D model one of the characters " Demona " from my Graphic Novel " The Unknown" and I created the graphics and added some vector stuff using this as a promo piece . . . Always fun to collabrate with other artists. Check out Peter's work here

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Experiment Illustrator and Photoshop

Sometimes I take a break and get back into experimenting with design in Illustrator or Flash . . . I started as a graphic designer in the Industry and I was working in print and web design . . . the best part fo it was coming up with the comps and design various ideas on paper then in vector form and shape .. .Anyways here is something different

Friday, July 13, 2007

Digital to Traditional - Backwards

This is another one I did using Photoshop and my custom brushes . . I am starting several traditional paintings next week, and I will be painting these digital layouts I did in Photoshop . . . just seeing how it may look framed . . . I will upload the traditional oil version of this as soon as the canvas is dry

Unique Idea

Came up with a unique idea tonight . . .I was thinking since I am doing these digital oil looking paintings, why not paint on canvas . . .so I started on an image that was the photo of the actual linen canvas . . . I also wanted to share a quick process on how started . . . time to get some sleep

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Oil Painting after work hours

Came home tonight after work, and I was itching to do a traditional oil painting . . . I did it really quick since it was getting dark on my balcony, so I wanted to share it here . . . I did more last week and I will upload them here soon . .

California waves

California waves

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Heavily influenced piece by Master Schmid . . . Just a sketch of roses

Messy brushes

New set of digital oil paint brushes I've made on a test drive

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sky sketch

Another quick sketch in photoshop

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Older painting

Another one I did all digital using Painter a while back

New colors

Started making up shapes and colors, no photo ref . . . some of my latest custom PS brush set used

Friday, July 6, 2007

Strange colors

Strange colors on this one . . . . I end up with this mess . . . all digital

Another sunny day

Another digital oil painting

Another digital oil painting

Another digital oil painting

Digital fields

Started making up some shapes . . . end up with this after 20 minutes . . .

More digital oil paintings

Here is another one, done with a set fo 25 new photoshop brushes I made

Digital Landscapes

It is really hard to make time for painting traditionally . . . . so I started experimenting with a lot of new brush making in photoshop, and started painting landscapes with that traditional oil look and feel . . . . I paint almost every day, and I will start sharing some of these here and on my website in this section

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Digital experiments

New photoshop brushes, experimenting with various techniques to get it looking more like painter

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Digital sketch

15 min. Digital sketch done using photoshop

Monday, July 2, 2007

Digital Oil Painting

Another set of 7 brushes and experimenting various styles

Digital Creature Fish painting

Again end up with making a few new brushes in photoshop . . .here is taking them on a test drive . .