Friday, December 12, 2008

found some stuff

here are some head studies i did from some classical and contemporary masters:

i think i have more laying around here somewherez...

Monday, December 8, 2008

today at work

i felt like drawing something wintery/Christmasy for a friend's birthday. she's a girl. this picture would be perfect for her, so i'll have to wait until the dinner gets rescheduled. anyway, here's Dasiy Duck for all you Daisy Duck fans. sorry if the picture isn't super clear (i'm more in the habit of taking pictures with my phone really fast instead of scanning this stuff in). plus it would take a while probably cuz i'd have to scan it in pieces at a time. it's about 13 inches high by about 16 inches wide.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

more drawrings

while pulling massive overtime last week, i spent some time drawing these little holiday sketches of different Disney characters. here's one i did of Jack Skellington building a snowman. there's somethin about drawing Christmas type stuff to serve as instant relaxation. and, of course, i listened to my Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack while sketchin this bad-boy out!

Friday, November 28, 2008


so at Thanksgiving, my sister's new dog having a great time with all the people and the smell of turkey. she asked me to draw a caricature of him, and this is what came out. he looks so funny in his Mr. Belvedere sweater.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

rainy Mickey

this is how i felt yesterday. i'm pretty disappointed because it's was supposed to be all "super rainy" starting some time this weekend. i personally haven't felt a drop. so, to make myself feel better, i drew this Mickey Mouse splashing in some puddles!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

tyrannical hippo

hey gang! here's a drawing of a hippo that looks like he means business. the cool thing is, he was fun to sketch. the lame thing is, i really wish i had some ice cream right now.

Friday, November 14, 2008

stuff to blog about

so let's start with this video. this was one of my favorite songs for a LONG time, which came out here in the States back in 2006 -- "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley. it's funny that as much as i love this song, i never saw the video for it until the other day. the motion graphics are phenominal! be sure to let it download all the way first. the best way to kill it is to watch it all choppy. (thanks Alaia!)

here's another logo i did for a personal shopper. if you need one for your holiday, birthday, wedding, or life shopping, don't hesitate to check out Jen Fyffe. "SHE'LL take care of it so YOU don't have to!" (insert *wink and the gun* here)

here's a fantastic piece by Eric Bains! if you like hip-hop culture, be sure to check out his stuff (link provided to the right).

here's an awesome piece by Jay who, quite frankly, knows what the heck he's talking about. this is from an older post on his blog, which i wish i would have seen earlier. nonetheless, this drawing is WAY better than i can do. cars are quite hard for me to draw! perhaps this drawing was to spite me... or perhaps because he knows that if it's Batman, i'm all about it! (next Halloween, guys! i promise!)

a special "thank you!" goes out to Alex Deligiannis for not only keeping my childhood memories alive with this immaculate design of Rocksteady, but also doing it justice! definitely check out his blog and website to see what other awesome work he's done (besides at Nickelodeon working on the Fairly Odd Parents). Alex, i might have to come bugg you for another drawing! your Ninja Turtle work is gorgeous!

this is just because i think it's hilarious.

and, yes, you guessed it! a quick sketch of that one guy -- Kris Wimberly!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

for Brenna

here's the Runaway Brain Mickey i drew for Brenna today... she liked it. unfortunately, all i had was my phone to take the picture.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

"Yes We Can!"

to our 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama!

i did this piece while listening to Jamiroquai..

Sunday, October 12, 2008

cafe sketches

after work on Friday i decided to go spend an hour doing some gesture drawing out in public. i went to Downtown Disney since they have a bunch of free live music playing and LOTS of people sitting and listening and bustling about. it was pretty busy too since it was Friday night.

i listened to this really good violinist who always draws a large crowd. i have a couple of his cds. his name is Drew Tretick.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


after a while, you get tired of drawing these characters the same way. sometimes you gotta play with them (just to save your sanity). at work we were all talking about 80's and 90's cartoons that bombed, so it sparked inspiration to draw this quick sketch of Minnie Mouse dressed as this 80's-type rocker (a la Jem from the 80's cartoon) for Halloween. i tried to keep it a bit conservative (in case any big-wigs see it). maybe i'll clean it up later...

anyone remember this cartoon? definitely wasn't my cup o' tea.. haha! could you please pass the Thunder Cats??

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

only at Disney...

the fun doesn't stop! in commemoration of the new Tink movie, we had a coloring contest at work. we could only select one of the four Tinkerbell poses they had and we all used the same cheap-ass, dollar-store crayons.

for some reason, i didn't win.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

your dose of Saturday morning cartoons:

here are a few shorts that i came across while digging trough youtube. i wanted to throw these up here because they are a few of my inspirations to be a good storyboard artist. i remember laughing at these till i cried as a kid (and they're still that funny)! there's nothing like executing a solid gag to make people laugh! enjoy...

gotta love the sound fx when Elmer jumps in the bed!

Tex Avery and Fred Quimby - a dynamic duo!

there's obviously tons more i need to add. maybe i'll post a few more another day, but atleast you can see what kinds of older, classic cartoons tend to shape my way of tooning. i can never get enough of directors like Tex Avery (and Chuck Jones which i'll probably post in the next batch) for those older classics. then there are the directors of newer classics that can't be over-looked like John Kricfaluci. anyway, hopefully you laughed a little bit.

thank you, come again!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

fish painting

cool, man! sold a couple more prints of this digital piece and my sketchbook of character designs!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Batman Parody

while i'm getting this ready to run off a couple prints for some people, i thought i might take the time to throw this up on here for those who couldn't make it to the gallery. people seemed to like this one quite a bit. it's done in prisma color pencils... (with no rulers sucka!)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

a little snack

ok, so i haven't posted anything in a few days. as some of you know, i've been really busy working on something HUGE. hopefully it goes well, but it remains to be seen until after 8.8.08 (next Friday).

SO... to make it worth your while for stopping by, here's a little crowd pleaser that has made a couple public appearances. it's debut was at my Bro's wedding. i figured this would be a good time to put it up since him and his wife just celebrated their one year anniversary!

congrats guys!

drawn with graphite and Prisma color
image size: 11x14
listened to LOTS of Drew Tretick while working on it

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

gotta love it!

upon cleaning out my hard drive, i stumbled across this pretty amature piece i did some years back. now, i'll be the FIRST to admit it's not visually very appealing (weak posing, poor staging, awful inking, lame character designs, amature/self-taught photoshop skills, tangents, etc.)... HOWEVER, ya gotta love the social commentary! have you seen these things?!
(click image to enlarge)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

super weekend

with all the buzz going on this weekend from the Batman movie, i thought i'd put up this piece i did of my rendition of Super Grover. as you can see, my version is a bit more updated than the original Super Grover that was on Sesame Street back in the 80s. this piece was at my gallery earlier this past March.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

dusting off the ol' paint tools...

and by that i mean my Wacom tablet and stylus! see, i'm workin' on a children's book. i've been hired to do some illustrations for it, and there's one particular scene that i feel can best be captured by with a digital painting.

now normally if you'd ask, i'd say, "i can't paint to save my life!" however, ever since i've taken the amazing Painter class at CSUF (taught by the talented Cliff Cramp), i've found a way where i can be comfortable saying, "...yeah, i can paint." here i've implemented tons of technique i've gained under Cliff's instruction. though it's not a very elaborate painting, it was enough for today to serve as a short warm up to get back in some sort of goove or another. hopefully i'll get some good stuff goin' soon!

listening to:
"Two Much/Love Theme" by Michel Camilo & Tomatito
when i started this piece

Monday, July 14, 2008

been a long time comin...

ok, so it's not (obviously). there may or may not be some disappointed fans, but the good news is there's finally SOMEthing for you to check out.... this is it. apparantly i have lots to build up for this thing, which i'll do. more importantly, you guys gotta let me know what you think about what i'm feeding your retinas! i'm not sure exactly what you'll wanna see. i'll have a little o' this up there with a side of some o' that in hopes that you'll taste somethin you'll like and keep comin' back for more! just do me one favor... take a bite and pass it on :0)