Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hungry Frog

Weird, I know. Almost all my sketches could use some major work, but I liked the pose on this guy.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Painting Practice

I really want to learn how to do digital painting. This might be a start, but I'm hoping to break free of the outlined image and do stuff more like Bryan Beus.

Bryan was in my class going into animation, but ended up taking the illustration route. He's phenomenal; you have to check out his work:

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Perch Designs

I used to be a runner. I understand the pain.
This one cracks me up still. A couple of fish fishing. These were really fun to do.

Man you stupid fish! If you have to pee so badly, just go already! Isn't the lake just one big urinal?

I can't take complete credit for these designs; Tarl Lambson, who worked with me for a while, helped in the creation of these. We did these designs for an annual event held by the Immaculate Conception church. They were very nice and professional people; a client I hope to work with again.


OK. I did these designs a long time ago for a would-be client who dropped off the face of the earth before paying me anything for the work. I figure I might as well start blogging stuff like this so it doesn't go completely to waste.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Fun Stuff

I'm not going to explain this image. Suffice it to say, I have some big ideas for this.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Light Snack Colored

I have to give most of the credit for this image to Daniel Gileadi, an aspiring and very promising Flash artist. I handed the sketch over to him, which he cleaned up and colored in Flash. I made some slight modifications and did some final touch-ups in Photoshop. I'm pretty pleased with the end result here. It's sort of a hybrid of vector and pixel art. I want to do a soft rendering of this just using Painter and Photoshop, but this is a good start.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

He Went That Way!

Kind of fun to draw white on black sometimes.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Just a messy sketch of good old Wolvie. Probably my favorite character of the X-men.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Snow Lady

I wasn't trying to emulate Chris Sander's work (from Lilo and Stitch) here, it just happened. I do love his designs, but I really didn't do this on purpose.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Alien and Octo

A couple little characters I designed using Flash.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Game Background

This is background I designed for a game that I want to create. I'm a big fan of some of the 2-D side scrollers. I grew up playing the Nintendo, what do you expect?

Father's Day Card

I created this cute little elephant for a father's day card. My dad loves tennis, as do I and many of my siblings.

Baby Overalls

My wife, Jessica, is a gifted seamstress. I occasionally help her design stuff like these cute little animals. The end product was very close to these original designs. I love seeing her work her magic. Our little Lyssa is very adorable in her animal overalls.

Light Snack

I'm excited to paint this one. Hopefully, I can make it look really cool.

Keep it in the can, man

I'm not a big environmentalist, but I think it's sad to see all the litter that gets left on the ground in public parks, and anywhere really. Is it that difficult to clean up after ourselves?

When Pigs Fly

This is Marcus. I've written a script for an e-card involving him and his friend George the Donkey. It's still in the works.


I'm terrified and fascinated by sharks. As a young boy, I loved to read books about the different kinds of sharks and draw pictures of them. One of my greatest fears is of the ocean. It's not just sharks, simply thinking about all the things that could be in the water around me that I can't see freaks me out.

Thanks a Ton!

I designed this elephant to be used in an animated e-card. He's going to walk into frame, leaving cracks in the ground with each step. When he gets to his final position, he'll look at the viewer, wave, and say "Thanks a Ton!" The user can then put in a custom message and send it to a friend.


I browse occasionally to look for potential clients. I've been amazed by the number of people out there who think that artists will be willing to work for free. Sure, there's always a promise of great rewards and fame, but that don't feed the cat, does it?

I posted this image under a bogus job listing in hopes that some of the people posting jobs like this would realize how ridiculous it is. Sadly, my post only lasted a day before it was flagged. I guess it's OK to try manipulating artists into un-paid labor, but not OK for artists to comment on that practice?!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Blue Moon

I just bought Painter X about a month ago. This is one of the only paintings I've done so far.

Little Helper

Things are happening with my business, I even have my own secretary now; OK, she's still in diapers and drools, but it's a start.
Don't tell any of my clients, but I have Alyssa doing all the work. Maybe she will grow up to be an artist just like dad; who knows, it could happen.