Tuesday, May 29, 2007



I'm in the battle, but as the new rules state, I can't reveal which character is mine.



Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sketchcrawl 14

Well, this past weekend was Sketchcrawl 14 and the Sketchcrawl Auction benefiting EMERGENCY. It was a great weekend and I got to meet some really cool people. I think I heard that Saturday and Sunday raised somewhere around $10,350.00!!! Good job to everyone who donated, sketched, and purchased art.

Here's my offering of sketches from Saturday...

This was easily my most productive Sketchcrawl. I think part of it had to do with the fact that I switched to sketching with a brush pen. Forced me to look more at gesture and shapes, instead of detail. I need to do more of this...

Monday, May 14, 2007

Lady Coddingham and her Kimono of Souls

So, I somehow managed to get to be involved in a GREAT art auction that's happening Sunday, May 20th at Maverix Studios in San Francisco. The Auction is benefiting a humanitarian organization called EMERGENCY -life support for civilian war victims.

You can learn more about it by going to...


There are some really AMAZING artists that have contributed art for the cause, artists FAR better than me. In fact, not really sure what I'm doing there.

The day before is SKETCHCRAWL 14 which is also benefiting EMERGENCY. You can find a sponsor form on the Sketchcrawl site but instead of having to run an abnormally long distance, or sell a lot of candy bars, it's all about the drawing count... eek, Fox Animation flashback there for a second. Any ways, get out there and DRAW!!! Help some people out. Sharpen those pencils, pick up those watercolours and get out and draw on Saturday for a good cause.

A couple notes about this painting. This was actually started from one of the sketches from my DRESS OF SOULS post, I think it was near the bottom. Any ways, in the refining the drawing process, it became a kimono. This is all watercolour. Haven't used those for a character painting in a long time.

Also, props should go out to my beautiful wife who suggested the tree branch to help balance out the composition. I knew it needed something and as usual, my solution was overly complicated. She said, "What about a tree branch?" and the light went on. Nice work to her!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Captain ****

Done a bunch of stuff that I can't quite show yet, so until then here's a phone doodle of one of the characters from NEXTWAVE. Oh how I miss Nextwave. One of the greatest comics EVER!!!

More soon.

Friday, May 04, 2007


Caricatures, I've said it before and I'll say it again, not my strength, but people keep asking me to do them. This top one was for a friend's anniversary, his wife asked me to do something they could put up in their house. As you can see, I ripped off Phillipe Burke's technique, except not drawn as well. This was pretty fun. His stuff is great to study just for his use of colour theory.

These are some sketches for something I just finished. I'll post it later. It involved a number of celebrity caricatures so, I had to figure out how I was going to draw them before I did the final art. This was a little tricky because some of the characters in this were already drawn in my "cartoony" style so, I had to try and match the other caricatures to that style. I find this to be a struggle at times, finding a way not only a way to have a successful caricature of someone, let alone then come up with a simplified cartoon version of that caricature. I know people that can do it no problem, but for me it's as a lot of drawings and steps. Some of these turned out reasonably successful, others could still use work.