Friday, July 17, 2009

my 15 seconds of fame!


check me out! i made it to the big time.. kinda. but i wanted to post this for those of you who ask me "how was work today?" and/or "it's it pretty awesome to work at Nick??". click this here link:
( to see what you think for yourself!

happy reading :0)


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

sad news..

one of my favorite artists since i was a kid has died -- Ernie Barnes, Jr. most people remember him for his paintings seen in the 1970s show, Good Times, especially the painting shown during the end credits called Sugar Shack. this piece in particular also doubled as an album cover for Marvin Gaye. seeing his paintings at an early age is how he quickly became an inspiration to me. later in life, i learned he had an interesting success story as well. if you'd like to check out some of his work, you can click his link under my inspirations column. it also has great info about him, which is where i turned to when writing reports on him for school. i'll definitely treasure my autographed Ernie Barnes book.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

HOORAY for new jobs!!

well gang, i've been away for a little bit cuz i was working on gettin some things straight. and i'm pleased to announce the landing of a new gig! yes, it is true, i have joined the wonderful crew that is the SpongeBob SquarePants family at Nickelodeon! and boy, and i'm pleased as punch :0)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

back in service!

ok, so after taking some time off to let my finger heal, i was able to get a quick piece done for the Sketch & Sniff drawing challenge. i'm sure you're probably wondering what i mean about my finger, and let me be the first to tell you (if you haven't heard already).. it tweren't perdy! i got my right index finger (yes, my drawing hand) slammed in a REEEALLY heavy door. definitely no fun. anyway, i'm back in commission now, so... LET'S GET IT GOIN!

the prompt for last week's drawing challenge was to draw something that would be on the other side of a black hole. here's my submission:

Monday, March 2, 2009

my new toy!

hey guys! peep my new toys! sorry the quality of picture isn't that great. i just used my phone really quick in this crappy lighting. i just couldn't wait to show them off :0)

Saturday, February 28, 2009

tattoo design

here's a birthday gift i drew today for an old friend. she came to me for a tattoo design, so here's what i came up with. obviously, it still needs to be cleaned up a bit :0)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

went to da ZOO yesterday!

so yesterday we went to the LA Zoo. i haven't been animal life drawing in a while, so i had to shake out some cobb webs! nonetheless, i came up we a few descent drawings i guess. the time flew by pretty quickly, so i'll have to go for a full day next time.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

1-shot that shoulda happened LAST week

ok, so here's the 1-shot that i started last week that i didn't get to finish. now that i have finished though, it is here for your enjoyment. and i do hope you enoy it. the song i used this time is by a group called Sweetback. the song is called "Powder" from their 1996, self-titled album, Sweetback. Their cool, mellow sound gave me inspiration for this story, which i wouldn't mind turning into an animated short if i had the time. i think it'd be especially cool as a 3D piece. anyway, here it is:

Saturday, January 31, 2009

1-shot for this week

WELP!! just as i promised, i'm going on three weeks strong with this new idea of setting up a story in a single shot. i hope you all are diggin these as much as i enjoy drawing them out for you. and i hope you like them enough to keep coming back to see my stuff.

anyway, the one i drew for this week is to a song from back in the late 90's when techno was really in. the song is called Busy Child by The Crystal Method. of course i've included the song for you to hear while you look at the drawing. the best way i like to look at it is by listening to the first part of the song until just after the intro. there's a part where EVERYthing kicks in at once and that's when you scroll down to look at the picture! give it a try...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

S&S drawing challenge sketch

hey all! here's the piece that i did for the drawing challenge last week. the prompt was "a character/scene from a memorable dream"! if you haven't checked out the forum for the challenge yet, take a look by clicking here, and don't forget to take part by drawing for it or even just commenting!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

new 1-shot

here's my new story sketch for the week. i drew this one out to a song by Stevie Wonder called "Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer" from way back in 1971, but this song is still the poop! Anyway, click play below to listen to the song while you look at the drawing.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

S&S Drawing Challenge submission

ok, if you haven't checked out already, you're sleepin on something BIG. check out our Sketch & Sniff drawing challenge blog. it's been fun so far the last couple weeks, and i'm sure it'll only get better from here! below is the sketch i submitted for the prompt "the monster under my bed". i went pretty far out there with this design because i wanted to draw something not so cartoony. what do you think?

perdy ganrly? anyway, be sure to check out the blog so you can contribute or at least view and comment on other's cool sketches! the link is and get your friends on it too! the next challenge is due on Sunday so get to sketchin!

Friday, January 16, 2009

new idea!

ok, so it was brought to my attention that i haven't been putting up any storyboards yet/still/whatever... SO, while at work i thought of this cool idea. every week i'll try to post something boarding related so that there's somethin on here to look at. not only that, but i thought of this idea to do a one-shot kinda panel just to describe a story or idea. the first one i did for this week, i actually drew out to music. i drew it while listening to this song "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay. feel free to listen to it as you explore this drawing. i recommend letting the music load a little bit and then start playing before scrolling down to look at the drawing. hope you like it! (and as always, click the drawing to enlarge it!)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

happy new year!

hey everyone!

sorry i've been kinda absent lately. hope you like the new look to my blog! but anyway, as many of you know, i've been workin on somethin pretty nice fer ya! lots of you have expressed your excitement for the Sketch & Sniff thing you've seen and heard about through word of mouth, Facebook, and even on my blog from the post just before the end of last year. well, the wait is over!

after quite some time, Sketch & Sniff is ready and available to you and yours through following the link to the left. sorry it took so long, but your patience is much appreciated. and of course, i have to admit that we're still trucking along within the beginning stages, but soon we'll be bringing you things you've been waiting your whole life for!! the blog has been up for the last few days (since January 1st), but i didn't have a clear quick link to it. before you had to go through my profile to visit the project studio, but now it's super easy.

so, if you haven't already, definitely go check it out and add yourself as a follower to be amongst the first to see what kinds of things come up as we delve into new projects. i'm pretty sure you'll like what we come up with :0)

thanks guys!