November 15, 2008

Earth Monster

Drawing from my sketchbook I did a while back using charcoal pencils.

November 9, 2008

Character Design for work

These are some characters done for It was fun sketching these two partly because it was the first time I actually sketched a character using Photoshop. Usually, I sketch on paper, scan it in and then color it in Illustrator. I have to say that I'm hooked! I felt a lot more loose and care free when I was sketching (probably because of the undo key).

November 1, 2008

Out of Bounds Intro

Here is an animation I did for LiquidGeneration a little while ago. It's an intro for a top ten video count down, and is going to revolve around sports. However, it's not actually footage of the sport (like top 10 slam dunks), rather its going to be more along the lines of top 10 streakers at a soccer game :)

October 23, 2008

October 18, 2008

Figure Drawing Workshop

On Tuesdays or Wednesdays I try to make it to some figure drawing workshops.  For a while I was going nearly every week, then for some reason I just stopped.  I'm not sure why, but I didn't go for around 6 months straight!  Anyway, I finally started going again and it sure made me realize how much I missed it.  Here are some sketches from the last two sessions I went to.

October 6, 2008

Napkin Sketch at the Beach

I've been fairly busy lately taking an internet programming class at Santa Monica College.  Since my programming knowledge is slim, it has been an onslaught of information that is stretching the less developed left side of my brain to new limits ;) Its been a lot of fun so far though.  

Anyway, I haven't been drawing as much as I would like to, but this weekend my wife and I made an unplanned visit to the beach. And, right before that, we made a visit to Dairy Queen for some blizzards, and some napkins I could draw on for some quick sketches.

September 20, 2008

Where I work...

For the past five years I've been doing illustration and animation for  They hired me right out of school as my first full time job, to do illustrations for their site.  At the time, I knew very little about Adobe Flash, and stayed far away from pop culture (two things they dealt very heavily with).  However, they were looking for someone they could count on to do their cartoon illustrations, so I was thrilled to be aboard.  

Studying computer animation in College, I was immediately drawn to flash for its animation capabilities, and soon started asking questions and reading books to figure the program out.  To keep a long story short, I now work as Art Director and have helped put into place the workflow in which we animate.  If there is anything I owe to LG, it's the thanks for letting me experiment and grow as an artist :)

Anyway, I'm sure I'll be posting artwork I've done for them, or am currently working on, here.

Here are some pencil, and color character concepts I recently did at LG.

September 15, 2008

Finally a post...and coloring book art

I've been wanting to get a blog up for years now, but kept coming up with silly excuses.  Things like, "I'll do it when I get an official website up" or, "I'm not sure how I would like to brand myself."  Well, NO MORE!  It's up, its a blog, and I can always change more excuses :)

Being an art blog, I suppose I should post some art huh?...

A little while ago I worked on a drawing for a kids coloring book.  The book is a compilation of artists in the animation industry and sales will benefit a handful of children's orphanages in Ghana and Tijuana.  It was a great project to work on and the artists created some great pieces.  I'll make sure to follow up and post a link for the finished book when it comes out.  

Along with the line work for the coloring book, we were all asked to do a fine art version.  the originals will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go toward the orphanages as well.

here is my contribution: