Monday, December 26, 2011

Looks like Rogue got a few friends in my sketchpad since I first drew her, Enjoy!

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Wishing everyone one a fun, relaxing, safe holiday with lots of Nog.

Friday, December 23, 2011


"If you can risk humiliation and some pain, you can do some amazing things in this world."

Sunday, November 27, 2011


This will be my first year in a long time not Selling my artwork at the Holiday craft fair. I'm going to be out of town and will unfortunately miss this fun community event. I should be around to do it again in Spring, but that's no reason for you to miss out on the extremely talented students/alumni and buy something unique. You won't regret you did. Find more info here. Happy Holidays everyone!

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Holy look a likes Batman! Yup apparently I go to school with the caped crusader's partner in . . . justice? This girl left early in the drawing but I knocked out the basic idea and embellished a little after that. At least I know my school campus is safe from super villains.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Tonight I was getting burnt out on some school assignments and decided to cool my jets with some fanart.
In which case I give you my first unrequited nerd crush ever! Screw learning to draw the marvel way from John Buscema. (I do own the book) I learned by drawing Rogue, and wolverine, more than my fair share. 
I wanted to keep Rogue's original look, but in my own style. It was a quick sketch with some photoshop touchups, but I'm pleased with it overall. Maybe except for the fact that in the original sketch I put her lower leg and foot behind her other leg, making it seem as though she's hobbling around on one leg and making a questionable silhouette . . . Anyway, I caught that too late, and tried to fix it in photoshop with some hodge podge foreshortening. Ignore the quick patch job and Enjoy it Sugar!

Inspired in part by the incredible Katie Shanahan's Rogue fan work.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Saw this one while riding my bike a while back. The poor old lady had no chance against the sheer number of these frolicking burritos with legs. After doing the drawing in the middle I figured it was time to experiment with shapes, and thoroughly enjoyed drawing more of these playful pups. Easily my favorite page in my current sketchpad, and the little sleeping one towards the top is my favorite of the bunch.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Well, he's survived WWII, the coal mines and all thirteen of his ex-wives, and now you're going to find out how. Why? Because he's coming out to your house in the suburbs to live with you. You'll find charm in all his wonderful ways. You can be sure he'll leave cups of his  chewed up tobacco all around your house, walk around naked whenever he damn well pleases and teach your kids to play bloody brass knuckles.
I saw this guy over the summer. I was driving to pick my friend up so we could draw at the auto museum. Unfortunately since I was driving I only had a few seconds to take in the details as he illegally crossed the street and glared at me in such a way that said "I'm gonna find you and deal with you later, but first I'm gonna fish my smoke and take a piss." The guy was already a perfect caricature so I doubt my memory did him much justice, but here you go.

Friday, October 21, 2011


Unfortunately, I haven't had the time to do anything amazing for my 100th post, but I decided to at least post about something that was awesome for me. A while back I watched an interview by Bobby Chiu with the inspiring Louie del Carmen. After watching it I immediately sent it to a friend who also loves story boarding, but worries about his drawing skills (which are exceptional by the way). The reason I sent him this particular interview is because, Louie talked about going away from drawing for awhile and getting into computer sciences. Eventually he decides that wasn't the way to go, and wanted to get back into drawing, more specifically story boarding. He took a couple years out to really hone his drawing skills, and eventually got some story jobs which led to working at larger studios.
This made me feel much better about my story boarding and inspired me to keep working hard, so imagine my surprise when my friend (the one I sent the interview to) and I saw Louie behind a table at APE. I'm usually pretty quiet around artists I think are awesome, but my friend was a lot more talkative. I opened up a little when I realized what a humble and informative guy Louie was in person.
In the midst of the conversation I started pouring over Louie's art, and realized he was selling some of his stuff for pretty cheap, which is in my price range. I've always wanted to start a personal collection of artwork so when I came across the smiley old sea dog pictured above I couldn't pass it up. It is currently hanging on my wall amongst artwork and prints I've received from my friends as a reminder to keep at my own work. I hope to get another 4-5 of these in the future to frame them all together.

Thanks for the inspiration Louie!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I've been posting a lot of gestural sketches lately. These are all from my Drawing for animators class, and have been a refreshing change of pace. There's only so many sitting and or reading people a person can draw. So having actual poses to work with is something I've been missing and am glad to have back in my life. Expect many more in the future. These are all one to five minutes each. Enjoy!