Sunday, December 31, 2006

I recently did this piece for my friend Bobby Chiu who just released another great book called Ancient Japan Sketches. This was done with a brush pen and watercolor.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

show # 9

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This Artcast is about choosing paths, life experiences, travel and my life almost in the Peace Corps .
here are some pics of my travels at the age of 22 and one of the many drawings I did along the way.
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Friday, December 08, 2006

Al Hirschfeld

If you have never seen this, it is the greatest video. Al Hirschfeld is one of my heroes. It is great to see how he starts his sketch, and how he draws through his lines. The best part is what every man should have, the way his wife politely askes him to stop drawing after taking a deep breath. I love how he keeps drawing, It reminds me of me when I am still drawing but I have to go somewhere. Sometimes you are so into it, it's hard to stop. Long Live Hirshfeld.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Life drawing is one of my favorite things to do, I find that it helps me losen up sometimes, and you never know what model, poses or challenges you may be presented with. I always like to change up the drawing style to, from charcoal to prisma color to ball point pen. The diffence in models will usually dictate what I am going to draw with. For instance with this model, when I saw her, Ronald Searle and Ralph Steadman popped into my head.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I have to admit that I am addicted to the cintiq, yet I still truly love to draw the old fashioned way. these are a bunch of 1 minute poses from a clothed model.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

I will be attending and signing my new book at the Los Angeles comic convention on Sunday November 5th
Shrine Auditorium
Expo Center
700 West 32nd St.
Los Angeles, CA

Show Hours:
10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Monday, October 23, 2006

This last weekend was one of the best weekends of my life. The artists of Mad Magazine (old school) have been my greatest influences. On Saturday night we honored Jack Davis and Sergio Argones with the first annual Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS) lifetime achievement award Named the "Sergio" in honor of Sergio, who is the co-founder of the association. But on friday night I had the greatest thrill and honor of hosting a dinner at my house with Jack Davis,Sergio Argones and Paul Coker Jr. along with their wives as well as Bill Morrison(Bongo Comics) and Chad Frye(Caps President). It was also the day of Jack and his wifes 56th anniversary. These are pictures of us at dinner, in my studio and at the Banquet. The greatest story of the evening is when Jack and Sergio sat down to draw on my Cintiq, pictures below. Jack drew me and sergio drew a pirate, Paul Coker was a little shy. Jack really loved it and coul'nt get over it, Sergio liked it to but thought it was to slow, and for those of you who know Segio, know that he draws extremly fast. Anyway, that's it for now, I'm still on cloud nine.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Here are a few roughs I have done latlely on Kim Possible. I sketch them out on the Cintiq and splash a little color behind the sketch.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

A different take.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

show # 7

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This Artcast is about being passionate and answering questions about the animation industry.
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Friday, August 18, 2006

Monday, August 07, 2006

NcN convention

For any one interested in caricatures, You should join the national Caricaturists Network. Trust me it's not a cult, It is a great organization that I have been a part of for about 5 years. We have had Mort Drucker, Jack Davis, Al Hirschfeld, Sebastian Kruger to name a few as our guest speakers, they even hang out and draw. The convention is coming up in October. click on the link above to see more.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Show # 6

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This Artcast is about memory sketching.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Recovery week

Well, it's all over, Comic-con that is. Boy was it hectic. It was great meeting and talking with alot of people. I always wish that I could walk around more and check out all the cool stuff, but that never seems to happen. This week I will try to do another Artcast. Thanks to all of you that said you like it, I never know. In the meantime here is a recent rough design for an upcoming Danny Phantom episode.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

ComicCon is next week and I will be there debuing my new book, hot off the press. It is now available online and shipping if you can't make it to the con. Stop by my booth at #H-6 . Please feel free to stop by with any questions and a portfolio if you would like to show it. I am also appearing on a panel for Animation Mentor on friday from 12:00-1:30 In room 3 “Designing Appealing Characters” (featuring Me, Dean Yeagle; and animation director Glen McIntosh, Eragon) and “Adventures Behind Animating Summer Blockbusters" at 12:45 (featuring top animators Dave Burgess, Over the Hedge; Charles Alleneck, Pirates of the Caribbean II; Michal Makarewicz and Andy Beall, Cars; and Ethan Hurd, Open Season). I look forward to seeing you!


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

These are some designs for an upcoming Danny Phantom show. They are just incidentals and will appear in the background. I will always play around with shape variations and roughs sketches of faces first and that will help me determine body shapes. The clean up was done in illustrator by the great clean up crew on the show as well as the color which is done in photoshop.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I thought since I have'nt had a chance to post much latley, that I would post some early development work I had done for Danny Phantom, over 4 years ago. We just wrapped up our final pitch last week. I believe in all we did 53 shows. It's been a great run.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Show # 5

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This Artcast is about Getting involved in the art community and joining cartooning organizations.
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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Here are some rough sketches I have done trying to figure out Pedro and Kipp for Napoleon Dynamite. This is always the toughest stage and the funnest.

Friday, June 16, 2006

SHOW # 4

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This Artcast is about Getting started in the animation industry, what to put into a portfolio.
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