Friday, November 26, 2010


I ordered Fable III today. I can't wait to get it. What I love most about the Fable games is the way your character changes. Tonight I kept brainstorming about it in bed. The only way to get it out of my head was to put it on paper. I thought of Vladmir, a kid who lived during the industrial revolution. Born a pauper, became a king.

Friday, October 1, 2010

TPTB: Roughs for the Forest Orchestra

Trying to wrap my head around this place.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

TPTB: Word Market

The Word Market is where all words are sold.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

TPTB: Color Script

Next: Rough layout

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A warm-up exercise

My copy in 2B and 4B pencil.

Mme. Pierre Gautreau by John Singer Sargent

My copy overlaid on Sargent's.

It's clear to see on the overlay image I pushed the curves too far. At Art Center I was taught to exaggerate rather than to understate. Slight exaggeration can loosen drawings up and kill stiffness, that's goood. I think that was good advice because it got me to push things farther. Now it seems I need to focus and be more subtle with my line.

My larger forehead makes her look younger. I think Madame Gautreau would have appreciated that.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lower Extremities & Compositions

Daily exercise: draw draw draw!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Exercise: A "real" perspective drawing

This exercise is about using "sighting."
Sighting is a skill artist use to maintain proportion by comparing relative shapes or lines to each other. This exercise tells artist to hold their pencil at arms length and use their thumb to measure an object in the real world. Once they have that measurement, they can find the proportion of everything else relative to it.
I don't like to use this method when I draw. During a model session, when you hold up your arm, stick out your tongue and squint one eye as you meticulously measure the length of the model's arm to their thigh is embarrassing. I like the old fashioned way of just drawin'.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Film Studies: Around the World in 80 Days 100/100

Next time I'll be faster. :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Film Studies: Around the World in 80 Days 90/100

Only 10 left!
I'm all caught up in True Blood. I love that show. I wouldn't mind becoming a vampire. If I didn't have to hunt humans all night, I'd drink Tru Blood and draw instead. I'd have many lifetimes to become the best vampire artist. I wonder if my mind would change so much that all my art would be real morbid. My only color would be blood. I sound insane.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Film Studies: Around the World in 80 Days 72/100

Three quarters of the way there! Can you feel the music in this one?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Film Studies: Around the World in 80 Days 54/100

While I work on these film studies I've been watching blocks of True Blood . I finished season 1 on this page. Season 2 and page 7 tomorrow. Tonight, vampire dreams...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Film Studies: Around the World in 80 Days 27/100

Cranking along..

Film Studies: Around the World in 80 Days 18/100

By using only a few values I can focus on shapes, composition and staging.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Film Studies: Around the World in 80 Days 9/100

100 film studies is my current project for practice. This is my first page and I was rusty. My problem was that I was focusing on everything and nothing. The ones I'm working on today are only value with no line so I focus entirely on composition and shape.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Old West

I watched Deadwood and played Red Dead Redemption. Naturally, I drew Cowboys.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The game "DUMPED"

These are part of a pitch for a Facebook game I designed. The game is created by Oliver Robins based off his film "Dumped" from 2000.

This project was so much fun. I got really into it and drew everything, besides the Sprite and clothing logo's. Oh and the PayPal logo. But all those rings, and purses.... It was all good.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Semi-Caricature of my Dad

This was a preparation sketch paint for my Dad's present.

Monday, May 10, 2010

My Dad & Sister's Birthday

These are presents I made for my Dad and Sister's birthday.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


These were done at the Art Directors Guild last night. Last night was the best workshop yet! We had two models, Jee and Toni and they were awesome together. Everyone had a lot of fun and put out some nice drawings.

This is Yuko from a few weeks ago at ADG.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Doin' their thang.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sketching with Vilppu

Glenn Vilppu flexing his art muscles for the ladies.

Some people chilling in front of the LACMA.