Sunday, December 16, 2007

Hey all,

Last post of the 07 most likely, just a quick holiday piece. Cheesy I know but it's that time of the year.

Looks like the cat has been slightly let out of the bag as my buddy Skottie over at let it slip that we've been working on a graphic novel together that will (fingers crossed) see print in the next 6-12 months. Anybody who knows me knows I've been a huge fan of his work for years (check out his recent run on "new x-men" = brilliance) and it blew my mind when he got in touch with me about the project. The books been simmering on the back burner for the last few months but thing are going to amp up after the first of the year. The story he's put together is all kinds of awesome and is going to be an absolute blast to illustrate.

And go check out Projekt Werwolf over at It's a cool little pulp/horror story by some old school chums of mine Jon Colton and Kevin Schriver.

anyhoo..... make with merry merry everyone.

See ya in 08.


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

So Joe and John got it right, it was Miss Winehouse.

Cograts goobers!!! thanks for playin...your prize is in the mail.


Monday, November 5, 2007

Guess the Celeb!!!!!

Hello fellow Art Monkeys

this should be pretty easy............

I start everything this way, a strong silhouette's half the battle when coming up w/a a decent design. If it doesn't read at this stage it's most likely not going to work later no mater how much rendering and nifty Photoshop brush-filter-breakdancing-doohickies you put on it.

I'll post the finished drawing and color in a few......

currently twitching to:

Be Good (RAC mix) - Tokyo Police Club
Cloud - Fischerspooner
All I Need - Radiohead
Your A Wolf - Sea Wolf
Ceremony - Joy Division
Take Pills - Panda Bear
Filer is Wasted - Snowden
Your English is Good - Tokyo Police Club
Kingdom - Dave Gahan

Friday, August 24, 2007

And we're back.....

whew....been crazy the last few months.

Between finishing up several jobs, Comic-con (only went sunday afternoon and it was NUTS!!), teaching a class over the summer, and a three week vacation I haven't had much time to blog it up.

Still getting things in order but here's a few pics and doodles from the vacation, put a dash of photoshop on a few of em. The Missus, myself and our buddy Jason went to Indonesia to visit a good friend of ours Anthony. Had a blast hopping around the country w/ stops in Bali, Bandung, the Bunaken Islands, and Ubud.

Freddie of "Freddie and the Cobras" fame. These guys were the house band on one of the islands we stayed at. They were awesome playing everything from Guns and Roses to Radiohead. The drummer played a drum kit made of paint cans!! it was tuned and sounded sick.

Jetty, Jason, and I lost in Jungle.....

have a bunch more sketches as well as some other stuff to post shortly.

thanks for all the comments below guys, it's always great getting feedback!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Never too old for a piggy-back ride!!!

Goofy little sketch on a goofy Father's Day card for my even goofier "old man".

and an old oil portrait of a good buddy-o-mine Matt....

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hey all, some "villians" roughs for a pilot I've been working on for the past few months. It's set in the hair-metal days of 80's on the Sunset Strip. It was awesome to break out my old Motley Crue and Van Halen records for inspiration. Should be a cool little show when it's done. I'll post more of the designs shortly.

Congrats to my buddies who've just graduated find a job!!!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Still here.........just been a bit busy (lazy)

Been buried the last few months but thanks for all the great comments guys. It's always nice to get feedback from such amazing artists.

Here's a few more "Coraline" roughs and a little color key from end of last year.


Monday, February 26, 2007

yar matey!!

And another older oil painting.

My studio mates at the time were doing a kick-ass pirate comic called "Sea of Red" and put me in the mood to depict some high seas tomfoolery.

The only downside was that they insisted on doing the Simpson's "ship-captain-pirate-guy" impersonation while they worked on the book.

yar, it twas mighty annoying after a while........


Saturday, February 17, 2007

Keep meaning to update more often but been working like a dog since the new year and just feel lazy when I post old bits...

Here's a couple of random doodles from the ol' sketchbook. nuthin fancy, just the usual mix of mutants, musicians, and my lady.

After seeing some of my buddies sketchbooks recently (Mr. Troung!!) I'm reminded that I need to sketch alot more often. I've been feeling really stale at work and It's more than likely a result of the lack of sketching from life and just doodling for fun...... (yawn)

Friday, January 26, 2007

And a little more junk from "Coraline".

This here be our heroine's dad and his creepy button-eyed double.

I'm dying to see what Henry Selik and crew do with the "Coraline" stop-motion feature that's coming out this year.

Friday, January 12, 2007's 2007 already?

a couple of super old oil paintings.

I really miss traditional painting. I would get mind-numbingly frustrated with the canvas but nothing beats holding an actual brush and getting paint everywhere and making mess of things. I spent many a morning in the garage of "Master" James Wu, pulling my hair out trying to paint the perfect cheek or fingernail only to have him walk over and lay down one or two strokes and fix everything.... then after clearly being amused by my frustration he'd cook me lunch. James is a true master ( and is also one of the most humble and patient teachers around.

Fortunately, I've got a commission coming up in the next few that'll give me an excuse to dust off those old brushes.