Thursday, December 30, 2010

Our Top 20 Albums for 2010

Just as much as caffeine, this company is run on good music!  So here the albums that kept me drawing, animating, and illustrating all through the year.

1. Pendulum Immersion

2. Gareth Emery Northern Lights

3. Kaskade Dynasty

4. Hybrid Disappear Here

5. Deftones Diamond Eyes

6. Faithless The Dance

7. Monarchy Monarchy

8. Front Line Assembly Improved Electronic Device

9. Lewsor No Error It's Lewsor

10. BT These Hopeful Machines

11. Underworld Barking
12. Daft Punk Tron Legacy
13. Ministry of Sound Addicted to Bass Winter 2010
14. Sander Van Doorn Trance Energy 2010
15. Massive Attack Heligoland
16. Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
17. Max Graham Radio
18. Rihanna Loud
19. Andy Bell Non Stop
20. My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys

Thanks for listening and keep watching :)

Brett Schmidt

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Illustration Friday: winter

Merry Christmas

Brett Schmidt

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Decoration

I created a decoration for a Christmas party this year made up of pages from my sketchbook from this year.  It took about 3 hours to get it right.  I had a couple pieces that I tore during the folding process.  Then I wanted to make sure the glue dried so I used clothes pins.

Trust me, I had help and a few people have asked me HOW?

Check out this instructables page to see my steps

Get Crafty,

Brett Schmidt

Illustration Friday: mail

Taken from my online comic Bearcat Warrior, to read more just click here and enjoy!

Happy Holidays,

Brett Schmidt

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Laidback Luke Animation Demo

Laidback Luke - Timebomb (Instrumental Mix) from Mixmash Records
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Had a few ideas in 3D and really love this track from Laidback Luke.  If there is enough interest I will go back and expand it a bit more, but wanted to go ahead and get this version out there.

Thanks for the continued support for Demon Pack through the year.

-Brett Schmidt

Friday, November 5, 2010

Illustration Friday: Afterwards

Scaring up small creatures by day. Afterwards, a nap.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tribal Taurus T-Shirt: Mens Sizes Available

If there is one shirt from my collection that I would choose get a tattoo of, this would be the one.  I drew this for a friend a few years back and he adored the image.  He is no longer with us today, but truly tied me to a lot of great people and relationships that continue in the present.
 I know things have been a little quiet, but that just means I'm busy working on some BIG projects, so by all means, stay tuned!


Friday, October 22, 2010

Illustration Friday: racing

When racing comes to mind, I think of playing the Wipeout video game series.  Here is my twisted spin on those wild futuristic vehicles.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tribal Kingdom Pt.1: Line Art 2

More line art from Tribal Kingdom.

I'm currently inking a piece for Pt. 2 so production is underway!  


Monday, October 18, 2010

Art Tribe: tofusquirrel

Elizabeth Siegel is one awesome artist.  I was glad I got to talk to her about her original work at the New York Comic Con.  She has some very fancy tour posters for MC Chris and other creative illustrations to share.  Her style is so distinctive that I'm very sure we will all recognize her work from this day forward.  Its always fun to see an artist show Halloween love and this image comes from her excellent blog.  Bring on the cool curves, fun textures, vibrant colors and winding lines...its time to enter the world of the tofusquirrel here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Art Tribe: Andy MacDonald

While wandering through New York Comic Con I got to say hello to Andy MacDonald who I lost track of since the super brilliant NYC Mech.  He is currently putting out stellar machinery art for Terminator 1984 series.  Please check out the link below to his blog and an interview.

Whiskey Mech: Terminator 1984 Newsarama interview with Whedon an...: "Newsarama interviewed Zack Whedon and Andy MacDonald about the whole new Terminator 1984 mini-series. Issue #1 in stores September 29th!"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tattoo Villain: Archangel

A little more X-men Fan Art Fun before I depart for the New York Comic Con.  Safe travels and journeys for everyone involved.



Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tattoo Hero: Nightcrawler

Having some fan art fun with Nightcrawler, one of my favorite X-men.  



Sunday, October 3, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tribal Kingdom Pt.1: Line Art

I had a couple requests to post the line art.  Keep the feedback coming and thanks for all the support.

These are from Tribal Kingdom pt.1 which can be viewed on YouTube here.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Illustration Friday: old-fashioned

This demon gets down to business with his old-fashioned ways and sharp looks.  I gave him the Yellow Eyed Demon look from Supernatural.  


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tribal Birds Tattoo Design Black Tank Top and Muscle Demon T-shirt are In-Stock at

White Tribal Muscle Demon Design on Maroon T-Shirt available at

White Tribal Birds Screen Print on Black Tank Top available at

The Muscle Demon t-shirts are back in stock with S, M, L, and XL available.  We somehow quickly sold out of this shirt through the summer.  We were also listening to requests for a tank top so DemonPack has delivered.  It resembles our very first sticker that we traded out to sticker fans.  

I'm deep in Tribal Kingdom so stay tuned, its coming soon.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Illustration Friday: acrobat

Prepping for Tribal Kingdom with some edits to this illustration in Photoshop.  



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Beatport Picks: Neelix, Potter - "Good Evening"

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Track: Good Evening
Artist: Neelix, Potter
Album: Under Suspicion

Why?  Aside from some fancy Simpson sampling, there is really intense beat to this track.  Going a little against the norm bounces it in my cart and into my sound box.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Tattoo Concept Art: Re-Work Cover Up

A fan posted a re-design request for their tattoo. I just wanted to quickly share my initial idea in pencils. -Brett

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Beatport Picks: Deadbots - My Guitar (Original Mix)

Deadbots - My Guitar (Original Mix)

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Why?  Its got this head bopping beat and those distorted vocals.   Plus the pay-off bass in the middle is not a let down at all.  Really nice build up to a party rise and grind.


Bring Back Roxy T-Shirt

Bring Back Roxy T-Shirt tee by DemonPack. Available from

What is Roxy?

Check out this great documentary from Logo:

What is Roxy to me?

Roxy is where I made life long connections to people and music.  I met my best friend and countless other close friends.  Its where I escaped from the high stress and long hours of the entry level job.  Leaving the stress on the dance floor was probably one of the best options out there.  Moments of people and music will never be forgotten.  Flashbacks appear in my head like pages in a photo album.  This playground still lives in my thoughts and if it ever were to return, I'd be right there.


just a few DJ reminders

Ronnie Ventura
Manny Lehman
Tracy Young
DJ Gomi
Tony Moran
Junior Vasquez
Chris Cox
Chad Jack
Jonathan Peters
Peter Rauhofer

Monday, September 6, 2010

Beatport Picks: Phunk Investigation vs Alex Di Stefano - Warrior (Gladiator Mix)

Phunk Investigation vs Alex Di Stefano - Warrior (Gladiator Mix)

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Why?  Its got this darky moody beat that digs deep.  It instantly transports me to Tribal nights at Alegria parties.   My head moves to the groove every time I listen.  It puts my mind in primal focus.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Get Album Art for your iTunes Songs, the ones the finder can't find

The iTunes Art Library has been updated to fill in those blank squares that the album art finders can't identify. We all have personal mixes and song files as well and here is a great place to easily grab and place some artwork.  Enjoy! -Brett

Think of them as digital stickers for your iPod from DemonPack to you.
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Monday, August 16, 2010

New Dimension Art: Energy Line

Title: "Muscle Demon 3D Energy Line"
Artist: Brett Schmidt
Media: Digital

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New Dimension Art: Black and White

Title: "Muscle Demon 3D Black and White"
Artist: Brett Schmidt
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sketchbook: Colossus

A little beefy, but thats what I get for using bodybuilder reference...almost American Gladiator looking.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Dimension Art: Wild Red

Title: "Muscle Demon 3D Wild Red"
Artist: Brett Schmidt
Media: Digital

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Pop Arts: Smurfs and Tron

We've been greeted with The Smurfs movie trailer this summer so I thought it was time to put my spin on it.  Here is Sideshow Smurf, which I believe is actually the name of an episode.  Honestly, its just my imagination at work.

And since I'm a sucker for the glow look of Tron Legacy I had share the glow render from my upcoming Demon Pack New Dimension art series.  I'm not sure this is a final or if its going to get some more production time.