Tuesday, December 2, 2008
This was a piece that I did for the Tata galla show in sarasota. The show was a great turn out and there were some amazing pieces. And of course it was for a good cause. This is the second show they have had, and I hope digital 3 and Eric Jones keep this thing going. Cause we have to save the Tata's.
This is the third piece I have done, where I am just playing around with the "True fire" thing. Really, I'm just playing with form and experimenting with the candy colors and layering. I'm going to do a few more, and just get it out of my system. I was also inspired by Norman Lindsey's etchings. His gestures, comps, and lighting are pretty cool.
Posted by Will Ralston at 10:49 AM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
All right, this is one of the biggest projects I have worked on. This is my first full Hayabusa set that I have done. There is probably about 50-60 hrs of work put into this bad boy. My new found friend loves the work on the bike. Though I have a few things to correct, over all I'm happy with it. Work is starting to flow in and thats all that matters. In future projects, I'm going to try and bring something more to the table, not saying this is bad Kenny!!
I have to give thanks to Raleigh at RC Customs, who made my work shine, literally with his awesome clear coat job. Along with Raleigh and RC Customs, the future looks pretty promising.
Posted by Will Ralston at 7:59 PM
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Here is some new stuff that I did for the Round Up Country Club near Oldsmar. There are a few more big windows to paint, so it should look really cool when the whole place is done. What was really cool, was being able to paint during Saturday nights. I'm sure the smell of the paint was getting to some of the people, but it was it was a cool experienc to paint in front of an audiance. I also added a bowling pin that I finished.
Posted by Will Ralston at 1:32 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I finally finished my tailgate after hours of work and weeks of clear coat problems I finally have my tailgate back on my truck. All I need to do now is just get my information on my back window and I'll be mobile business card. Let me know what you guys think. We had so many problems with the clear coat that there are tiny little specs in the clear, but you cant see them until you get really close. But I'm really happy with it, and I think that I'm going to continue the piece on down the sides. I feel like I am tattooing my car, session by session. If anyone is interested in some paint give me a shout.
Posted by Will Ralston at 4:45 PM
Thursday, September 4, 2008
The bowling pins I did over the academy for Rob at 58th street customs and the skull is on a scooter for john at arty joes. The problem with the scooter is, I am done with the work, but we are having so much trouble clear coating the damn thing, and my tailgate. Oh if I could just get my tail gate done.......
Posted by Will Ralston at 12:47 AM
I know it took me some time to get these pics up, Ive just been noodling on these wall pieces. I think what I really enjoy about working on such a big scale is the practice and the owner pretty much just lets me run with the ball. Just throw some crap up and see what happens. And I know the anatomy is a bit off, so sue me. I know I should have gotten reference. What the hell.
Posted by Will Ralston at 12:36 AM
Whats up guys? This is something I did over the academy for one of the assignments, which was a two page spread story of either the tortoise and the hair, gift of the magi, or jack and the bean stock. I really just wanted to get some ink work down. The cross hatching style is really almost like therapy. Let me know what you guys think, I have another epic pen and ink on the way. Oh yeah I had to cut the thing in half in order to properly scan it. Took me for ever to puzzle the thing together.
Posted by Will Ralston at 12:29 AM
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
This is also a late project that i finished a while ago.
This is the bathroom of 58th street customs over in sarasota.
Rob, the owner just let me do what ever I wanted. I had to fix up some mistakes with some cover up flames, but over all its an interesting bathroom.
Posted by Will Ralston at 1:56 PM
Friday, July 25, 2008
I just finished this tank for Cruizin Eagle in St. Pete. I had to fix some mistakes that i had made previously, and then hand it off to Big Daddy John to clear coat it. I think it came out pretty nice.
Im glad its done and cant wait to see what it looks like on the bike. I didnt paint the spider man suit underneath the venom piece. The only thing i did paint was the spider man breaking out of the venom costume along with some of the black symbiote crawling to the front.
Posted by Will Ralston at 3:44 PM
This was a fun job. I got to hang out at a tattoo shop and just airbrush. The owner wanted something based on the ark of the covenent. So frome there he gave me pretty much free reign.
I still have alot more to do, and well see how it comes out.
Posted by Will Ralston at 3:34 PM
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I some how managed to get this piece in to the show. There was a lot of good work, and I am thankful just to get the inside cover of the student scholarship book. When i first came up with this i had no idea what the hell it was going to be called. All i knew was that i wanted to draw a giant crocodile eating a ship, which in itself sounds cool. So i didn't even mean to base it off Peter Pan, but it makes sense and fits with the piece. Funny how things work out.
Posted by Will Ralston at 6:57 PM
This is the rest of my thesis that were all digital works. I really enjoyed working on the Godzilla pieces, cause it was just great to be doing something that I love since I was a kid. It took me a while to come up with something for the invisible man. I had no idea how the hell i was going to go about him. So i had to try and find a way to describe him, but also show who he is.
These were some of the biggest pieces I had in my thesis. I think that Dracula took me the longest. I was trying so hard to make this great montage of sex and blood, when i should have just been focusing on the simple aspects of his character. Frankenstein took the longest
to complete through the painting process. There is probably 25hrs of work on just painting him, because i messed up a few times and could not decide on what media to stick with. I also used Dorlands wax to build of texture in the shoulder and other parts. The Jekyll and Hyde piece took a little time just for the fact that it was 48x48, but the bigger i work the better i can get in there with the airbrush and get some organic looking shapes, and whats also good about working big is that I can airbrush come back in with some light acrylic brush work and slowly bring back form. I usually lay down a color and then spray its compliment and then i get some nice natural value changes that doesn't look airbrushy, and then i add some brush texture and work back into it with the brush and airbrush.