Last post of 2010

Today is NYE.  I decided that I wanted to do one more painting for the year.  My uncle provided me with the canvas, the paint, the brushes, and the shop.  I woke up in the morning, set up the blank canvas on an easle outside of his shop looking past the vineyards and over the blue mountain range while breathing in the brisk Woodland air.  This took me about 3 hours, with a nice cigar burning along the way.  2011, "don't be the frog, be the egret!"


just another day

Just another DelliProof. Nothing to it, except my hand a tablet and Photoshop CS5.


Paint Day

Paint Day from Dominik Ferrendelli on Vimeo.

This was my Final Project for Language and Culture. My project was to do something involving Intercultural Communication. I spoke about this earlier in my blog, but here is the video to show you. It smashed everyone else lame power point presentations. Haha, Enjoy!
ps. thanks to the Australians, Tom, Yates, Andy, Jesse, Jamie and SledgeHammer. The Swedes Caroline, and Renee, and the Frenchie... Thomas Herman!
Music By:
IAM, Eminem, GymClassHeroes, B.O.B, MacDre, MacMall, and AsherRoth


Chargers Girls from Dominik Ferrendelli on Vimeo.

First of all, I'm not a Chargers fan, I'm a New England Patriots Fan until the day I drop. Gotta Love Brady and Belichick... but I do live in San Diego, so i got a lot of haters that always want the Pats to lose. Most of the time, my team seems to win, and your team seems to lose... This was one of my first editing projects, and I like how it turned out. So here it is. Enjoy the curves!


These images you see here represent what my clients asked for, and I delivered it to them.  So, I like to represent my friends that do some of my favorite rap out there. These are all their ideas, that I created visually, so please don't be offended or scared. Ha! These guys come hard on every track they write, and the beats they rhyme to... flawless. Trying to get their name out like I'm trying to get mine out. These are all designs I have done for them for fun, and for business.
I'm sure you'll recognize these around! Nofreshair Productions!

SeaWeed Village

SeaWeed Village from Dominik Ferrendelli on Vimeo.

Haha, OK. I know this cartoon is a little weird... Actually it is weirder than most. It was a final project that was done in a group of four, including myself. We created this cartoon, and worked on it for about 11 weeks. I know it's not perfect, but I had a good time doing this. It was a challenge to work with the team, there was a language barrier that I had to get past with one of the members, but we got through it. It was hard to keep my group on the same track I was on, a lot of the animation in here is odd, and I wish it would of came out better. But anyways, I bet u get a laugh out of it, and enjoy it for what it is... Sorry for the low quality... HQ will be up shortly.

Camera Techniques... DinoLand!

Dino Land from Dominik Ferrendelli on Vimeo.

This was my final for my class called Camera Techniques. It was a class that helped us learn the ways to approach creating and maneuvering cameras through a 3 dimensional space. We were given this scene filled with lush trees, a couple odd dinosaurs, and two cavemen. I chose to make these guys playin' baseball. I got this idea because i was super stoked that the Giants won the 2010 World Series, and it was the same time i started this project. This was all done with Maya, and it was post composed in AfterEffects. Again sorry for the low quality, I have a HDQ version avaliable, if you would like to see it, contact me @ Dferrendelli@gmail.com. I'd be happy to show you.

Material and Lighting

House on the side from Dominik Ferrendelli on Vimeo.
This was my final for Material and Lighting. It was done with Autodesk Maya, and composed in Adobe AfterEffects. This would be my definition of a pad I'd like to see myself sittin' in watchin' football, and hangin' with some beautiful woman.

Take off that perfume.

Perfume from Dominik Ferrendelli on Vimeo.
This was a project I did for my 3d animation class. The quote was given to us by the teacher, and we were given a rig to animate.  Try and guess what movie this quote comes from!

kevinaoki - Dreamin'

Untitled from Dominik Ferrendelli on Vimeo.
(THIS VIDEO CONTAINS EXPLICIT LYRICS) I made this video for my Intermediate Motion Graphics elective class in my fall quarter of 2010. kevinaoki is the rapper, it is edited by me. I got the footage from my good friend Kevin McGuinn, as well as kevinaoki. I have listened to this rap over 100 times during the editing process and I still dig it. Enjoy.



So I got home from school today, and I really worked my ass off on my Fall 2010 finals, and no one was home. Thank god that there was a Christmas tree, fully lit for me to enjoy as I walked in. I sat down and looked through my old computer and I came across these. I usually did these and entered them in the Bombingscience.com forums for sketch battles. I thought I'd put them on my blog to give you guys a break from the monotonous computer art I show you.



I really shouldn't be showing this to anybody. But I'm feeling generous so I'm going to let it leak. This is a design for Village Idiot Productions. A brand composed by some of the sickest artists I know. Blake Jensen, Adrian Mays, and Myself are the designers. We also have some of the best photographers who love to follow us around and capture the true idiots inside us. For we are the Village Idiots.

Monkey Brainzzz

This is one of my favorite works I have done recently. I have spent a lot of time finessing this work to make it as clean as I can. I printed this out at a pasted it to a canvas, and it is hanging up in the lobby at AiSanDiego. You might recognize this design from my Tiki Dingbats project I did. I used the monkey from it, but this time i cleaned up the lines and gave him an afro pik in his brainz. Enjoy!


No Fresh Air

This design is for one of my good friends who is a damn good rapper. Him and I are seem to have the same goals so were going to try and help each other out. I send him designs, he reps my DELLIPROOF name, and hopefully we can get real famous doin' the things we do.



Here are some of the recent logos I've been workin' on. My good friends and I are gettin' stuff in motion and will try to create a brand. Village Idiot Productions. You will here about it more later.


Delli Proof Paint Day

First of all, I had a lot of fun painting this.  I don't get to paint like this much, but when I do I love it.  I did this in some of my friends garage right by SDSU.  They are a bunch of foreign exchange students from Australia, Sweden, and France.   So I used this to create a project for class.  I had to do a project about Intercultural Communication.  I filmed it, edited it, and created a music track for it.  Had the coolest project in the class for sure.  


First 3D Rigg

This is my 3d Rigged character I rigged for 3d Rigging. Ya, it doesn't look like much, but this stuff is hard. It was probably my least favorite subject I had to learn at my time at Ai. This may not be that impressive, but, it took a lot of time, and there is so many technicalities involved. It real gave me an utter respect for 3d animators and riggers, who create amazing rigs for video games and 3d movies. I encountered so many problems while working on this. Rigging will probably not be a part of my future job work, because it is not how my brain likes to work! Great teacher though, and a fun class.


House on the Side

This was my final for my Material and Lighting class. This was done with Maya, it took a ton of time. Here are some of the strongest shots of the room. Composing lights and textures together, while adding bump maps and specular maps while keeping shadows under control is definitely a challenge. I am proud of this work, and I'm glad that it came out the way it did.

Leon, the mokey pilot

This was my final project from my Advanced Sculpting class. We were given a pitch, and we were told to create a cast of characters for a show called Titan Maxforce. This is a show that already exists. We weren't allowed to look at the show for reference, (which I had never seen) so it was all up to my creativity to create Leon. He is a pilot, he doesn't like the rest of the people in his crew, because he thinks he is better than everyone. He is keen on his mechanic skills, and knows how to keep the ship running to a T. I had a great time sculpting this, and put about 40 hours into him. Enjoy!!


This is my final project for my digital illustration class. I took the picture of my friend, threw it into illustrator, and spent about 8 hours finessing the final copy. For the background I used a photo of my old apartment that I painted, then I used the pen tool to make it in Illustrator. I am really stoked on how this ended up, and I'm hoping to get a lot out of it.


Beautiful San Diego

I did this for my digital illustration class, my summer quarter of 2010. We had to illustrate an environment. I thought to myself, how could I not choose to recreate one of my favorite places in the world? This view is looking at the famous Gas Lamp District, in beautiful downtown San Diego, from across the bay. I tried to make the buildings look lit up, compared to the deep purple background. I feel like I accomplished my goal, the complimentary colors work well on this project. It is one of my most achieved Illustrator assignment.


The Tag Dresser

Here is my dresser. Yep, I tag on almost everything I own. When I get more pens, i can guarantee you that I will post it again, and it will look more colorful, and more epic than it does right now.

The Stinkbug in the flesh!

Here it is. The Stinkbug Ukulele I got for a design. It is so sick, and probably the dopest ukulele you have ever seen. I still can't play it, but I will learn how to soon. And if you look closely, you will see my logo I designed imprinted inside of the guitar box. Who can claim this act of graphic design work! The dude who makes the ukuleles is David Jackson. He lives in Woodland California.

The Painter

I did this painting over a chunk of time. Whenever I felt like painting, I would take whatever I had that was handy and could leave a mark and put it on a canvas. I would paint this with nothing in mind. I have no other thoughts going through my mind except the pure nature of putting paint on canvas. I even used a stick to do some of the paintwork, because I couldn't find a dam brush!



You be the judge.  I don't even know how I should think about this.

don't ask, and you won't know

Ya this was for the same class as was the post underneath of this one.  I really can't explain what I was thinking when I did it, but I am pretty sure it makes sense.  I don't know why I really do things this way, but it's a visual depiction of how my mind works, not everybody else's.

Emphasis by placement

Here I show my passion for paint with an abstract design I did a while ago.  There's not much more to say about it. ps. It's supposed to look like shit.

Thumbs Up!

A set of thumbnails I did for my background class I took Summer of 2009.  I used number 5, to create the undersea digital painting I did in this class.  I don't know if these appeal to you, but I do them just to gain a quick understanding of what composition, colors, and look I want my final painting to have.


This is a simple character design I came up with for the story boarding I did.  I stylized to make it quicker for me to draw him in a shot.  I use a lot of angles when I work like this, with a lot of fast brush strokes.

Story boarding 101

I took a storyboard class, it was a lot of work, but it was great to learn.  I love to draw, and for the most part, that's all I really did.  This is one of my favorite shots I came up with.  This particular storyboard was about a detective.  It had a grim style, and left the audience hanging.  I respect the hell out of story boarders after I took that class.  They got game, and they bring it!

"O, He's got it" - Kobe

Haha, naw I'm just playing I can't jump that high.  I did this for a project early on in my start at Ai.  I had the weirdest teacher for this class, man I swear he was crazy.  But yeah, the assignment was to photoshop ourself into a picture.  So I got my friend to take a picture of me jumping out my other friends lifter truck.  He got a real nice snap shot of my getting some mad air! I had fun with this assignment, anyone can learn Photoshop.

From pen, to paper, to..

Here was my preliminary sketch for the Stinkbug project I had going on.  You can see the final copy posted earlier in the blog.  This is me giving the audience an idea about how I approach my work.  Especially if I know there is a reward in it for me.

Tree Top

I did this sketch of a tree with faces in in for an old friend who I used to like to kick it with in high school.   It isn't fancy, just a sketch.  I'm just going to put it on my blog for safe keeping.

Chico Paint Session

Okay, I did this up north at my homie's pad in Chico. He was nice enough to go out and buy me a case of Krylon. I had nothing but time to kill, so they emptied out his room and gave me space to paint. Right out the sliding glass door there was a pool with a spring board, so, when I got tired of painting, I'd hop in the pool. I remember breaking the springboard though. Haha, it was a good time. I kind of went crazy with what I wrote on the wall, I didn't keep it as clean as I usually do, but I used the sloppiness as part of the style. Great times, and man, I fucking love to paint.


This is a picture of my snake Rufio. He's a corn snake, and he's about 5 feet long. I brought this picture into to Photoshop to enhance the colors a bit. If you didn't notice, that is my artwork in the back as well. It's crazy to me how I can look this creature in the eyes, and every time I do, I wonder what the hell he's thinking.

Black Panther Illustration

I did this illustration for my digital illustration class my summer quarter of 2010. I used a reference image of a panther. Lately I have been thinking about getting a tattoo of a panther. This is one of the sickest animals out there in my opinion. If i saw one of these cats in the wild, I would trip out! It would be really sick to see, unless it was pitch black in the jungle. You probably wouldn't see it until it was mauling your face, and you probably still wouldn't see it. I've seen them at zoos, they seem so calm, but you know they got a mean side to them. They symbolize passion and courage.

Odysseus's Palace

I kept this background design relatively simple. However, I like it a lot. I don't know what others think about it when they look at it, but when I observe it, I wanna jump inside of it. Just look at that place, does it look like you are going to have a bad day inside there? No, I don't think it does. This was for Dzu's class as well.


This was a class that I enjoyed, but not as much as i thought I would before I took it. This guy came out pretty cool. Reminds me of a toy i would have liked to play with when I was younger. Anyway, the teacher for this class is way talented, and a pleasure to have. He's got tons of advice, and a sick portfolio to show. Dzu is his name, and if you go to Ai, you probably know how dope his art is.