Monday, December 31, 2007

good riddance 'OHHH seven! hello '08!

well 2008 couldn't have come quick enough. 2007 is definitely going down as a year to forget. the year started off very promising with a new job that i was psyched about (i know i am beating a dead horse! lol) which ended up leaving me and 50 other people "PSYCHED!" its just that nothing has happened in eight months to really get myself to forget about it. the bright side is that 2008 is on the horizon and i am finally ready to move on. the best part of 'ohhhh seven was starting this blog and getting a chance to meet and work with different people through freelance gigs... and barcelona of course! thank god 'ohhh seven is f*cking over! whhhhweeeeewww!

i'm going to turn the page :
here is to better artwork, better "long-term" jobs, frequent blog posts and the chance to working with you guys soon. here is to 2008! have a safe and happy new year!

p.s. here is a quick little doodle with a sprinkle of photoshop. thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

merry christmas!

i just want to wish everyone a merry christmas and/or happy holidays. thank you all for making 2007 really awesome. since starting this blog in february it has been a pleasure reading all of your comments that you left me. moving forward in 2008 i will try to establish myself a lot more by using different mediums and other social networking sites as well. i hope all of you enjoy this time being home with your families because in the end that is what the holidays are all about... and the gifts of course.
ho ho ho

p.s. = i just landed a gig to work on an upcoming nick.jr short with my friend max garcia. it looks super awesome. (^_^)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

for da' birds

it's been a while so i apologize if you came here to see new stuff lately. the truth is that i have been super busy working on new material. i wanted to experiment with drawing birds. here are a couple of designs that i was happy with. super fun stuff is in the wings that i hope to share with all of you soon. thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

pinky dinky doo

first off... happy belated thanksgiving to all of you. after battling with a cold this past week, i finally got enough energy to do some black friday shopping at the local mall. that being said i passed a little vending cart in the mall selling pinky dinky doo dolls. for one i had no idea that the show finally had dolls available! you would think that after working on a show as a character designer for a year and a half, someone would have told me about this. anyways... i was so excited to see these that i had to buy them. these little plushies put me out of $32 but they represent the best memories of my short animation career. congrats to the whole pinky crew! you can also pick them up on amazon. here is my take on the pink headed girl with a huge imagination and her pet guinea pig.
let the holiday craziness begin.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Woop! Woop!

to be brutally honest i take pleasure in watching cops write out tickets. here is a cop doing just that. luckily it's not mine.
hope all is well with all of you. i can smell turkey in the air. peace out peoples!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!


happy halloween everyone. be safe. here is part two as promised.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Child's Play


here is a rendition of charles lee ray also known as chucky! i know this might sound a bit crazy to all you horror fan-boys out there but child's play is hands down my favorite horror flick of all time. my cousin made me watch it as she was babysitting me when i was 8 years old. i will never forget coming home and making my mom throw out my "my buddy doll" in order to get me to sleep. maybe next year i'll do a bad ass version of chucky with his stitched up face. (bride and seed of chucky) oh.. almost forgot they are going to remake the original child's play and give it a complete reboot. that is what inspired me to do this.

PART 2 of this post will be posted on halloween. so check back soon.
"hideeee-ho ha ha ha!"

Thursday, October 18, 2007

El Luchador

haven't posted as much lately. been busy. (rotting away at home.) here is a quick doodle of a luchador that i did recently. thanks for stopping by and leaving comments. it's really inspiring and it definititely motivates me to put out better work. hope all is well with all of you. let's get together real soon.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Random Kiddies

here are some random kiddies that i did a couple of weeks ago. just added some quick color to them.
thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

My Chick

ok so over the course of blogging i realized that my blog was in dire need of women. that being said, here is a caricature of my girlfriend. more girls coming soon.
<3 you ing.
thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


i've been watching lots of boomerang lately and i came across the 80's cartoon "snorks." it was one of the many shows that i watched as a kid. just experimenting with sketchbook pro. i am finally starting to get comfortable with it and i can't wait to do more.

Monday, September 17, 2007

What's Going on Mr. Met?

i am at a loss for words. embarrassed. this team is tanking big time.

i just want to thank everyone who has visited my blog the last couple of days. since being mentioned on metsblog and metstoday i have recieved lots of emails from artists and mets fans alike. its really rewarding to generate that kind of traffic, comments and emails.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Let's Kill The Phills!

first off i really like to draw mr met. i feel that this definitely much more expressive than my earlier take on him. i am hoping to do much more during the playoffs and moving onto next year! (he might even get his own blog who knows.)
anyways :)
after watching my beloved mets get annihilated by the phillies two weeks ago i came up with this. the philly phanatic has to be the most annoying mascot in baseball. someone has to set this maniac straight. the phillies are are hanging on a thread, holding on to a six games deficit in the nl east. starting friday 9/14 mr.met and the mets shall get their revenge by doing what should have been done two weeks ago.....that is... kill the phills and win the division again. sorry dagan i know that this is your second favorite team in baseball next to the stank-ees! ha ha.

thanks for stopping by.


UPDATE: Thanks to Matt Cerrone and the people over at MetsBlog for mentioning me on their blog! This is the ulti-met blog for up to date mets news.

Thursday, September 6, 2007


here is a rendition of apple ceo steve jobs in all his ipod glory. for those of you who didn't know... apple released brand spanking new ipods yesterday. check 'em out they are freakin' ridiculous! apple just keeps destroying the competition to the point where its not even fair anymore. for all you pc loving "microsofties" out there, face the facts apple is back on the map!

....anyways :)

i just wanted to keep messing around with painter again. the bg was done in painter and the mr. jobs was done in good ol' flash. i have to say that flash's new ability to import photoshop comps easily is a miracle.
hope you enjoy this one and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 31, 2007

You Seek Yoda! You Seek Yoda!

i am not such a fan of the prequel trilogy but the only thing that lucas got right were the scenes in episode III that had chewbacca and yoda sharing some screen time together. the part where yoda climbs chewbacca's back was so awesome. it still gets me two years later. i thought it would be fun to have these two together again for a blog post. 
-enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 24, 2007

"Stick 'em Up!"

ok the past two months have been pretty busy for me. i've been trying to get as many freelance gigs as i can and so far so good. i just finished a project for that should be on the internet soon and before that i was helping a friend designing backgrounds for an animated pilot that he is going to pitch. on top of all that, i just got back from Barcelona, Spain after spending two amazing weeks there with the lovely "GF". thats the 2 month recap. not posting a single thing in two months is a very terrible thing. almost embarassing. for those of you who have been checking out this blog looking for new stuff i apologize. i am working on not making this a habit.

about this post:
i wanted to draw a cowboy for some time now and i also wanted to mess around with corel painter X. this is what i came up with. i think i am going to continue to learn painter because its a really awesome program. (tip: painter is a big memory hog so make sure you have enough RAM in your computers!) hope you like this one! thanks for stopping by.

UPDATE: finally got around to add more links. check these talented mofo's out!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Cafe Expensive!

it has been a while... i know.
whew... by now i am sure the whole NYC animation industry knows what happened on monday at a particular animation studio. ( if you dont know you live in a bubble.) NYC ANIMATION IS A JOKE and the artists are the punchline!! all i can say about the matter is that i have never worked with such a talented group of people in my life. i am grateful for that. i am still fighting the shock. what a shame. i am going to be posting links of some of the artists i worked with in the next couple of days so be sure to check them out. being unemployed will fill the great void that i have left on this blog. (shout out to big al, thanks for pushing me!)

anyways... about this post.
about two weeks ago two friends (mike carlo and bob fox) and I went to cafe metro to buy some vitamin water. now .. i understand that these chain food stores in manhattan can be downright expensive but cafe metro took it to the next level. we spent $3.00 + tax on some stupid ass water that i could find at a local bp in staten island for $1.00. the funny part about the whole thing was that we the lady at the register was not phased by our reaction to the price. rather than do the right thing and demand our money back we stood there dejected and walked away with our $3.25 vitamin water. this was the story that inspired these designs -enjoy.

Thursday, March 29, 2007


i recently just saw the new TMNT movie. aside from the loopy plot and dated "cowabunga" lines the movie was very good. i thought the animation and the action poses in this film were excellent. they finally got the turtles right this time. i based my design on the old school comic and just sprinkled some of my ideas into this pic. my only wish is that the turtles were not for kids and more violent, hence the blood. anyways thats just me. hope you like it and thanks for visiting.

Friday, March 23, 2007

See Ya!

today is my last day at animation collective. over the past 10 months i have met and worked with some of the most talented people in the ny animation circuit. big shout out to (here comes the name dropping) mike carlo, dagan, al pardo, omar, chrissy, smo, frank rivera, bob,, holt. i am so grateful to have worked with all of you and i am sure i will bump into you guys again. I start my new gig very soon and can finally have a bit a break from all the insanity that has plagued me the last three weeks.

here is an anime "chibi" version of me going ape sh*t!
- enjoy

Thursday, March 22, 2007


this is a piece i did about a month ago. it originally was an idea for a t-shirt design. i was really focusing on the lighting and the composition. enjoy.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patty's Day!

get "CRUNKED" like this guy! happy st. patricks day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Wiiiiiiii Mario!

i really can't wait for the super mario galaxy game to hit the wii. it looks so awesome. i think there might be a video of the game on youtube somewhere, check it out. enjoy.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Jimmie Ruffs

here are some rough drawings i did over the weekend. i might end up doing more of this character soon. i just wanted to get a feel of the character by posing him around. ohh yeah... my girlfriend named him jimmie. thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Goodbye 'Cap

growing up as a kid i was a huge comic book collector. i remember when they killed superman and how that turned into a huge joke (remember the reign of the supermen? as a child i remember saying that captain america is the superman of marvel and that marvel would never kill captain america. yesterday all that changed. we'll miss you 'cap! here's to you man!

Here's an alt version:

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


this is a caricature of my friend james sorrenti (he looks like jesus.). i met james (minus the dreads) when we both started working at a local best buy together six years ago. he is currently a "genius" at the apple store in staten island. he also works as a musician and freelance film editor in his spare time. whenever you have any ipod problem and are in staten island be sure to drop it off and let "jamesus" use his divine powers to fix or replace it for you. james, thanks for keeping me updated with all my software and mac needs. much appreciated.

james sorrenti's myspace page is check it out.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Let's Go Mets!

well another baseball season is on the horizon as spring training began two weeks ago. I worked on this design last year during the playoffs and never really gave much thought to the background. i wanted to add a little more mets flair. the mets colors are very difficult to work with so i tried my best to make them work. this is obviously inspired by those tacky car decals of calvin "pee-ing " on a logo. i thought it would be funnier to have mr. met take a leak all over the most hated team in baseball, the yankees. sorry if this offends yankee fans, its intended to. Let's Go Mets!

Friday, March 2, 2007

Ghost Rider

after seeing the ghost rider movie two weeks ago i wanted to take a stab at drawing him. i think this turned out better than the movie.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Happy Groundhog Day?

okay, i'm a jackass! i thought today was groundhog day so i decided to do this. groundhog day was like....a month ago. whatevs, spring is on its way! the little bastard saw its shadow this year.
*oh by the way thanks to mike carlo for posting a comment on my previous post. be sure to check his blog out under cool blogs!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

1st Post. " Itsa meeee Salio"

this is a caricature of myself that i did about a month ago. most of you have seen this already but i wanted to use it for my first post. <3
more to come .

Welcome to My Blog!

welcome all to my blog. working in the animation industry the past 3 years has introduced me to many talented artists. most of these artists have their own websites and now their own blogs. so i figured what the hell i should try this myself. my personal intention for having this blog is to grow creatively through your comments and feedback and also by being inspired to create all the time. i feel that by using blogger i will be able to post stuff that i probably would not post on such as loose drawings, rough sketches and even the process of tackling a new idea. i have no idea who is reading this right now but please feel free to check my website and my myspace (links to the right of this post) if you want to know more about me.finally i would like to say art is a process. sometimes this process takes a lifetime to perfect. my goal is to get better and better with each post.i am still learning. -enjoy