Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Blog Location!

My New Blog

Hey guys,

Blogger has been very good to me for all these years, but I've decided to give Tumblr a shot.  It seems to have some nicer features and I like that I can update from my iPhone through an app.  I will keep this blog live for a while, maybe forever, but for now I am going to make new posts to luzzi.tumblr.com.  I wanted to thank all you guys for the positive feedback and comments and I hope you can follow me over to my new blog as I really appreciate your support.

Thanks,
Mike

Thursday, April 21, 2011

doodle punk

Just a doodle I did at work between drawings

Thursday, March 24, 2011

detective cartoon pitch

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Concept

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Family Designs

Some designs I did for work...




Saturday, December 25, 2010

iPad Sketch


Playing around with my new iPad and my even newer Griffin stylus in Art Studio

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Monster

Was sketching around on the subway last night and came up with this guy.  Drew him up again in PS today during some free time. 

Monday, September 27, 2010

Final Westie Terrier

Here is the final design for the rough I posted a while ago.

Friday, September 17, 2010

A Few Good Dogs... and Cats

The campaign I am working on at my job has been calling for a lot of dogs in the spots lately, and a few cats.  here's a sampling of the dogs and cats I have designed for this campaign.



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Frogs

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Why I hate the wind...





This is literally what it was like walking home today... I did this in my tiny sketchbook and really wanted to clean this one up because this happens every time it rains in the city. I feel like I have to use my umbrella as a wind/ rain shield and just block the insane sideways rain as i walk home. It's always like this, always blowing full force the opposite way I am going! Either that or I am moving so fast it seems that way. Hmmmm...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

blob animation

video

guns

Monday, March 15, 2010

Oz









This version of Oz is inspired by his return in "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz" which I recently read. I intend to do a lot more studies on him, so stay posted... I added a few more I did on the train on my way home... Also, here is a sketch of "the Shaggy Man"


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Link

Out of the archives...


I dug these up from my college thesis film... Thought I'd post a real oldie...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Photoshop Pirate


Messing around with some SWEET brushes in Photoshop...

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Santa 09

Monday, November 02, 2009

monster

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

gorilla

Monday, October 19, 2009

doodle


Squeezed this doodle in just before sketchbook pro crashed on me

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Rough Tom


I posted this guy a while ago. Honestly, I kind of hate the way he came out. I really like the rough a lot better but he lost something in the color treatment I did. Maybe I will redo it in a new style or pallette. Here is the rough anyway.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sparrow

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Moon Sculpture


Here is a sculpture I made for the New Moon show at My Plastic Heart. The opening was this last friday and the pieces are still on display if you can make it down there.

This was really my first serious attempt at sculpture and I have to say I had a pretty fun time making it. I really liked being able to make a character in a 3 dimensional medium. I fully plan on sculpting more in the near future and I already am sketching out my next piece.

The show was themed around the Chinese zodiac and we each had to choose a year. I chose the year of the pig and I had an idea to make him kind of a serious little guy but then also to make him a piggy bank with a chinese coin in his slot (you can't see it from this angle, but it's there.) Here are some rough sketches I made for him early on.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Vinny Revisited

As I was in and out of sleep mashing the snooze on my alarm clock I was thinking about some visual ideas for an old character of mine. I got up (eventually) and grabbed a notepad and sketched them out. Here's what I've got.



Honestly, I have been thinking about revisiting some of the characters I used to draw in my youth as a bit of a personal excercise. So there may be more to come.