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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Red Eye

I really enjoyed doing this piece because I challenged myself by not using one piece of refs, but, instead, fumble through it until I figure it out...(or at least look as accurate as I can remember/imagine).

Since I didn't use any reference, this piece took about 28 hours or so..

Monday, November 19, 2012

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao

Floyd "MONEY" Mayweather and Manny "PACMAN" Pacquiao finally strap up and prepare for the richest fight in boxing history.
50 Cent has teamed up with Team Pacman after his fallout with Floyd. In response to Floyd's latest tweets, 50 is out to hurt Floyd where it hurts worst, Miss Shantel Jackson.

DAB Studio7
Created by Darryl Barnes


Monday, October 29, 2012

Kobe Bryant vs Kyrie Irving (Cartoon Edition)

Kyrie challenges Kobe Bryant in a 1 on 1 match of hoops. Lebron, KD, and J. Harden spectate from the sidelines. Kyrie then becomes Uncle Drew in hopes of gaining an edge.

Created and produced by Darryl A. Barnes

DAB Studio 7

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This is my very 1st animation that I created based on a couple videos, one being of Kyrie Irving challenging Kobe Bryant, and the second of Uncle Drew playing pick up basketball as a Pepsi commercial. I do warn, if you have not viewed these two videos 1st, you will not understand 90% of the plays I take or the information being presented.
This animation was started on August 11, 2012 ending on October 18, 2012, a project I initially started to: (1) get some animating experience under my belt by finally "JUST DOING IT" and (2) gain some exposure, which hopefully will lead to opportunities in the professional ranks. My 1st upload was to a site you may have heard of called YOUTUBE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vyW89Vt-EU), and the 2nd was to a site by the name of World Star Hip Hop (http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhGy9xkDk7iFv40rkL) where I received over 100k views in 1 day. THANX WSHH!! Now the video has taken off on several other sites and blogs.
So I believe I can honestly say that both of my goals were accomplished, plus I received additional information and feedback from this entire process. I'm learning more about trends, what makes something go viral, seo, links, and so much more helpful information that can only add to the success of future projects.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mr. Green

This picture fought me to the last second, I just decided to stop instead of forcing the issue..

9 hrs


She's very colorful, I love colorfulness,
colorfulness = aesthetic

Nicki Minaj - The Boys - digital painting by Darryl Barnes

Darryl Barnes
DAB Studio7
Photoshop. 8 hours of work.

Photoshop and I needed to catch up, so I took her out for lunch!


Sunday, February 5, 2012


A face study that turned into hair study to sci-fi hardware study to power light study. Just trying to learn how to paint digitally and in this one piece, I've learned alot.

Photoshop CS5
6 hrs