Monday, December 19, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011


I haven't been working with enough realistic faces lately anymore so...there you go.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


I think I drew the chair all wrong but ooooh welllll.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fun With a (Colored) Pencil

Here's today's "daily" draw (I LIE...I finished this last night...).  Have picked up traditional mediums a bit again and been sketching a lot with pencils and markers.  Should have more soon!

Friday, July 01, 2011


Today's "daily" draw; inspired by the ever-talented bird and his gorgeous lines.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cute Animals

I could seriously draw these all day.  Just some quick work this morning.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Comic Today

Ugh.  Sorry this is turning into something more like "Draw Every-Other Day...When You Feel Like It".

But anyways, some Little Jessica Adventures.  Click to expand!

Friday, June 10, 2011


So the lovely ladies over at GirlsDrawinGirls have "manga heroines" as their weekly theme going on now.  Of course I cannot pass up an inspiring push to draft one of the baddest bad-asses of Japanese femme fatales.  Battle Angel was a huge influence on me when I was a teenager, and really still is today.  Alas - I am not a member of GDG, but I will post my hawt girl here anyways.

If you've never picked up a book from this series I highly suggest, nay, PLEAD with you that you do - even if you're not a fan of anime or manga.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Moar Old Game Throwback

Woah.  Did I just draw Zoombinis?  Woah, man.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Grass Green I Hate that Color...

Welp, this was supposed to be a daily-draw post for Monday but, well as you can see, I got a little carried away.  I ended up having to do more of a collage effect for the sky because I was starting to go a little bonkers.

Reference-getters for this one will be awarded one (1) Internets and a status on my list of Cool People Who Like Old Geeky Games Like Myself.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Summer in the city

Ha...I was 65 this morning.  WTF.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Silly Doodlez

Boxer girls and attempts at Bruce Lee.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Ackthp...I left one of my sketchbooks at home I've been drawing in recently (AND my drive...I feel nekkid)...wanted to scan them for this post but...looks like I'll have to later -_-

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Ok, so I'm trying to complete a drawing a day again for myself.  Not doing so well record-wise, but I have more...

Friday, May 13, 2011


Ho boi guess what I'm trying to do again...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I made a drawing.  I liek orange.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Art Dump, March

Daily Draw February finished spectacularly!  Well, more exhaustingly for me, I barely got finished with it.  But I pulled through all 28 days, and was very glad for a break from it and just leave drawing to work right now, which I'm doing a lot of.  There were over 100 people that started DDF off, and 33 finished a piece every day before midnight deadlines!  That's like, the amount of entire Daily Drawing challenges in the past.  Here are some stellar selections from the jam:

Been going through some random drawings of mine and wanted to share a few that I liked.  Mostly simple stuff, but things I liked that I've done recently at various times for practice or doodling.

Working on this off and on; some materials rendering practice. I referenced related materials but didn't use any eyedropper tool for color. Still working on "beech" and "brushed steel". Each sphere only affects those in its row, no columns, just to keep things simple but still show reflectivity and refraction.
Some composition practice. I have Hans Bacher to thank for all the info on his awesome blog, and his book picking my brain.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Draw a Day still Underway

Ehhhhh so for the time being, and until I can submerge myself back into HTML editing without getting eyestrain I'm defaulting to a different blog template for now.  Thanks to those who offered tips, I just gotta dig around where all the values are for proper layout...

Also BACK TO ANIMATION SOON...I promise.  Well I promised myself so I've got to set my time aside wisely, but I'm gonna be switching my catch-up personal stuff around since this month is so short.  For now here's some more drawings/paintings (all digital here) for the going-ons over at Satellite Soda this month:

 ^ I did this one with my opposite hand for shits n giggles and because I am a jerk.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

A Wee Delay but Still Tons o' Stuffs

Ok ok, so I'm a little behind with my personal animation, but that should be gearing up again in a short while. In the meantime I started a Monthly Draw-A-Day Challenge that I haven't taken part in for some years now with a fantastic gang over at Here's my first entries so far...the rest of the month to go!

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Also, if anyone has any tips on how to reformat a blog so posts and images arn't chopped in half (like you're probably seeing now), any help is appreciated!  I'm going a little crazy trying to fix this...

Friday, January 07, 2011

January "Finish Me!" Work and Susano

So before the weekend starts I'd like to kick off my first batch of resolutions - my "Finish Me!" three month series. I'm starting off nice and easy - a bit of animation I began a couple months ago and had pushed aside until now.

I'm in love with the Japanese film Wanpaku Ôji no Orochi Taiji (sometimes called The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon, read more here: and draw a lot of visual inspiration from it. It's fairly simple in terms of story, but the execution feels like a very nostalgic fantasy.

Trailers for the film, which was released in 1963 in Japan.

I started the ruffs in Flash, and had just started cleaning up the keys, but want to take it into Toon Boom and clean up the animation from there. I've been working in their Harmony software and am quickly becoming a fan of the program. For the background I've got a couple ideas to work out in After Effects, but we'll see about that later.

A model sheet from the film - I love the simple design of the characters, but they all still exhibit clean action lines and emotion.

So when I set about thinking of a small bit of animation I could start for practice - something that I didn't have to necessarily design from scratch and just focus on straight animation and compositing while sticking to a finished model - Susano, the main character from Little Prince popped into my head. He rides the most adorable little Pegasus, and the action directed for the horse is hilarious and fun, not strict and literal.

Unfortunately it's pretty difficult to find a good copy of the movie - it seems to be one of those films confined to a vault and only available on an obscure DVD copy or two (that's not in my region code, OF COURSE). The only copy I have is a recorded television broadcast, in a fairly obnoxious English dub, but, ah well what can ya do =\.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Happy New Year!

The start of anything new and fresh is always good mental inspiration for a lot of things. Change, repairs, and clean starts are present in a lot of personal resolutions, and are never short of present in creative fields. That's why I'm bucking up and solidifying goals for myself this year.

My animation has actually grown pretty stale, and I'm making quite a few adjustments alongside projects for artwork. A few things I'd like to post on this blog consist of a handful of monthly animation goals - not on new projects but on pieces I've actually begun and failed to finish as of yet. It's nice to start completely fresh on things, but very discerning to leave perfectly good beginnings to collect dust.

Each month I'll be working on short animation pieces - not necessarily complete shorts, just something to practice on for different reasons. January, February, and March will consist of three clips each that will have progress posts to share, while when April hits I'd like to post an announcement for a much larger project.

As terrible as I am with personal motivation, I hope that pushing myself to publicize these guys will give me a good incentive to keep up the work on them. Some things fall a bit short sometimes this way - I never really continued with my weekday morning drawing exercise that I started here - but trying to plan experiments like this help to see what's blocking progress, and I'd like to continue to correct these kind of shortcomings.

I'll be posting the first update on January's animation work later this week. It's already pretty far along so I can upload what's already done then.