Wednesday, December 9, 2009


The other night i went to a bar and saw an ol' timey band with full on washboard percussions. all they needed was a guy on a jug. A guy on a jug like this fella. i have decided to post the 3 stages of the illustration 1)Sketch 2)Inks and 3)colors.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Nacho Hobo

Here's an old design of a Hobo i like. My technique on these characters has been refined since i inked this guy, and might re-ink him properly, someday . I did add colors to bring out the beauty in his knee caps. I envision this guy one of 4skin 4arms' buddies.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Curse You HE-MANNN!!!!

I think i spent WAAAAAY to much time on this...

Just warming up for my Meckaneck Illustration for the Hardstuff Album.

Monday, November 30, 2009


I sketched a goofy He-Man today while waiting for the design meeting and colored it after work.

(NOTE: I posted this image earlier and noticed a design error... that his axe hand wasnt angled correctly to his arm... thus i changed the arm to suit the pronated hand.)

Hobo Hammers

A few weeks ago, I saw a hobo on the street...

(actually, i am not sure if he was an actual hobo, but he was sitting on a milk crate next to a street table with misc. junk for sale... and again, i am not sure what his actual relationship with this table was, but i just assumed he was a hobo by the looks of him.... anyway...)

...and i thought he had a pretty striking outfit. i put the combo to memory hoping to get some free time at work to sketch him out. Well, i didnt... but a few days later, i remembered him and did have some time to doodle.

i cant remember exactly what the guys face was like, though i think he had a hobobeard. it didnt matter, what mattered was the hood and vest combo which was striking, as the hood's drawstring was pulled firm about his face and his vest zipped up as he huddled on a milk crate.

this here be my homage to said hobo...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Some MacroVu art from September

My client in SF hired me to do a batch of illustrations for one of his poster projects. Here are a few samples.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sketches + Color = todays post

I am trying to make an effort to keep this blog relevant, by posting something every week. I am finding very little time to flex my creative muscles outside of my 5 day work week, though it is not impossible to get some stuff out.

i revisited my claim to post pages of my moleskine F-train sketchbook. these sketches are not exclusively of the f-train, though most have been... either studies/reference from passengers or from my imagination. this week, i am posting a drawing of a guest speaker from my producing for animation class, i took early this year, and secondly, an F-train passenger.

i took a little time this weekend to color them in photoshop.

more to come, eventually.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Colonel of the MWDefense Marines

I have a project on the burner for Force Galxia, called the Milkey Way Defense Marines. I plotted a story for Andre Owens, and he wrote his characters in. here is one of the characters he asked me to design.

Barbarian sketch.

Sometimes, it seems, you feel like you just can't draw worth shit. sometimes, thats because you switched pencils and / or paper and the chemistry just isnt working out. that is how i felt this morning (actually this whole weekend). coming in to work, i sketched a little warm up painting in photoshop. i cant say its awesome, but i think i just shook out the bugs in my drawing hand.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


One thing missing in my portfolio (for years now) is likenesses. I have had a few portfolio reviews from character design recruiters and have had a few artists comment on this aspect to me in the past, and it had been something i always intended on getting around to do. Recently i got a new moleskine sketchbook (the only souvenir i took from my short stint as a retail clerk at Dick Blicks art store) and decided to dedicate it to likenesses of Politicians and Celebrities. These are the first six from that sketchbook.
The paper weight is pretty heavy in this sketch book. I want to try my hands at adding some color to the sketches with some water color, marker and caran d'ache. most of this set, though, were colored in photoshop.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Another Tramp

I realize this bum design is starting to lean towards the Venture Brothers style... i guess i am getting over saturation of all things Venture.

the art of BUMS

I am starting to perfect the art of creating bums. here is one i put together quickly. I used a regular wacom tablet for this. i was getting spoiled on the syntique, but it seems all that syntique practice has spilt over into the regular wacom skills. i might have been a little more precise with a syntique, though i am happy with the over all design here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sketchbook on the subway

For the last couple of months, I have been without a scanner. Today, I finally dug it out of the closet and hooked it up. I want to start to share my sketchbook here on my blog. I received a Moleskine sketchbook for christmas and its nearly completely filled with little portraits. I have been drawing some from my imagination, but many inspired by riders on the subway.

here is a sample with more to come.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Begging Mantis

This is another bum design. hes either "Begging Mantis" or "Bumming Mantis" any thoughts?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

SquidKid? (IDK)

I'm just hanging out at World Leaders today, doing odd assignments... working on a background for the venture brothers... boring... building a flash character for some probono cartoon, that could be fun, and waiting for more characters to come my way. so to pass the time, i drew this hideous cartoon creature. i don't know why.

Friday, July 17, 2009

I really love these wacom syntique monitors. Once you get used to it, you might never draw on paper again. All these recent images I have posted have been 100% generated in photoshop. it pretty much tripples production and makes scanning drawings obsolete. Now if only I could afford one for home. one day...

Rat Pauper Ammended

If I may... another go at Rat Pauper. this time, i changed the ears upon request, plus added a little atmosphere and supporting accoutraments. also... full color! yay!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Rat Pauper

This is a basic design for Rat Pauper, minus the Rats. He's basically a Dickens styled mutant.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hulk Storyboards 2

I started scanning my story boards for the 2nd half of my "the Hulk" Hardstuff music video.  here is a preview.  naturally, the final animation will be in color, and super awesome.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Here is a mock up from one of Greg's bum villain designs.

I redrew this straight in photoshop, using the original sketch as reference. I tried to keep most of the proportions identical to the sketch, although I ended up making a few adjustments here and there.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009


I like this blog format. you can just draw something, then post it.

Today, I have been working on developing a "bible" for a concept I want to pitch as a cartoon show. i am starting to work up some of the character comps and pages to include into the pitch.

Skelebooze is one of those.

Kid Presidents

This is Kid Washington. I was assigned to do some concepts for the veterans affairs website. These were for the kids section. A friend suggested I try kid versions of us presidents. Thanks for the suggestion (greg), they didn't fly. Although, I still enjoyed working on them.

Kid Lincoln...

Beardie Weirdy

This is Beardy Weirdy. one of the characters Greg and I are Developing for our Brokeland Boozers tv show pitch. this character was conceptualized by greg and i just took the next step and cleaned up the design, anew.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Another design for the Venture Brothers Character Design test. Includes a head turn around.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bovine League Designs

These are some additional Bovine League designs I created for Andre Owens, Force Galaxia publisher.  We are currently shopping around for pitch meetings with the networks to produce a pilot.