Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Other creature guy.












The other half of the handsome couple.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Creature guy guy.















Pajama nom nom.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Creature Colorways















Color comps for a little bit of creature development...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Nikki!












Best wishes to the one and only El Presidente!


For those not in the know: Hot Pockets!

Monday, September 28, 2009

From the Vault...













Icons done for a video game
...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Project DQ:


Just the beginning, with more to come...

Friday, July 31, 2009

LAC: Deadpool


Just a quick, fun project for LAC. This time around, it was to portray Deadpool. Respect to Mr. Norman Rockwell.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Europe, stop n' go.




Stop n sketch that is...

Friday, June 05, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Blackstar

I've always wanted to create a San Francisco Fillmore-style poster for what I imagined would be the fictional reunion of Blackstar (Mos Def and Talib Kweli). Lucky enough, they really returned and we got a chance to see them. A few days before the concert, I got re-inspired to make this...

Hope you like it...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Boogie Down Box


This playset came about from living in New York City and being around its dance culture. Each section represents different places where you might see people dancing: the practice studio, the club scene, the subway, even in front of a bodega.


It even folds into a nice boombox! (I'm looking at YOU, fellow 80's kids!)

Friends featured: Erik Otto, Jimbo, Scott, Ephrat, Hanna, Cam, Tine. Also Ferris Bueller and Mr. T (who I don't know personally) and myself (who I know sorta well).

Also, thanks to everyone who suggested a name for the playset!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Mo Figure Drawingsss...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Art 28 notes...












Back in 2005-2006 I taught two semesters of a Fundamentals of Illustration/Animation class. I gave these notes to my students on the last day of class to remind them of points discussed through the semester. It helps to be mindful of the basics.

...and I'm doing my best to practice what I preach!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

air:plane::food:cart















Last week, I had a dream that I was waiting at the airport terminal and there was an airshow going on. One of the planes doing loops in the air was a food cart...

...sometimes I have pretty cool dreams.
Dexter Duncan













This character is based on the fictional city of Armilla from Italo Calvino's "Invisible Cities". Dexter Duncan is the Mr. Fix-it of a deteriorating city--a repairman, plumber, crimefighter.

I imagined him being created in a similar vein to the BrothersFree toys, using real materials (cloth, metal, rubber) and having a TON of accessories while also being fully poseable.

Oh, and he has a trumpet too. . . and suction cups. . . because toys are always cooler when they hang.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sixteen Tines (and one big one)
















Made for Tine's birthday. My foray into the Munny world was pretty fun I must say, and it seemed go over well with the homies.

Tine's blog:
http://tinemachine.blogspot.com
And a big thanks to the girls at SpaceCraft for all their help! Be sure to drop in if you're ever in Williamsburg...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Qu'est-ce que c'est?







If you don't know, stay tuned. However, if you DO know, SHHhhhhh....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Two words: TAX DAY.


















Stupid me, I forgot to bring my sketchbook before going to the post office. Because what I thought would be a short, couple minute trip turned into an hour and a half wait. Luckily the lady in front of me lent me her pen and there's umm..."writing material" on hand.

Thank you, kind lady and thanks NYC post office, without you this (insert adjective) visit wouldn't be possible.

Monday, April 13, 2009

More sketchbook peopleage...















Subway, Union Square, and two quick celebrity caricatures if you can find em...

P.S. Thanks to Mr. Longfish for his indirect inspiration...

UPDATE: Here's a sketch I did of Tine's family friends while they were drawing on the table, then sharing a sundae (luckily it was pretty much the same action!) during Easter lunch:




Friday, March 27, 2009

Figure drawing agains...


Monday, March 23, 2009

Rocky the Rhino

EDIT: Updated with ideation sketches











Toy project: design a plush. The inspiration for Rocky was my uncle who, when we were growing up, never really bought us toys in the "toy-ish" sense but got us useful things like backpacks and travel/exploration equipment--so more "Discovery Channel" than "Cartoon Network."

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Just a normal (?) NYC Saturday...AKA "Look Ma, I'm drawing!"















From Saturday, March 7th.
Depicted on this sketchbook page:

-On Bedford Ave., two guys snapped my picture for a fashion blog they're starting up
-Evans, the trumpet player, who I drew at the L stop for maybe 6+ trains
-Random girl trying to recruit for her health clinic/business something something

-Apple cider donut from the Market @ Union Square (with cinnamon sugar!)

-People gathered around a Union Square planter, watching 3 squirrels doin the deed (yes, all 3 of them)
-Custom-made cocktails at Flatiron Lounge

-The Bird and the Bee performance @ Carnegie Hall

-Oh, and random floating heads and people I felt like drawing/painting over

P.S. Below are pics from Hector. He was visiting from Spain and snapped the pics of Evans and I without me knowing it. Thanks Hector, glad to meet you!














"...Oh what a day, what a day." --E. Badu

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Figure studyin'

More practice with watercolors...










Fellow artist and Billyburg resident, Marc Scheff has hosted a few figure drawing sessions recently...and only three blocks away? What a deal!

Click HERE for Cam's stuff from the same session.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Snap-A-Jeep















The project was to create a toy vehicle. I based mine on the Jeepney--the Philippines' answer to mass transit coupled with crazy customization. Shown here is the final presentation piece as well as some brainstorming/development.
Grand Central Terminal, NYC










It was actually my first time ever visiting this place. Grand Central is smaller than I expected--from what I've seen on tv and in the movies. But with the hustle and bustle of everything going on, for more than a moment, it seemed larger than life...

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Goals for February

Each month, I'm gonna set goals for myself just to keep the artwork moving along and (ideally) get better in the process. Here they are for this month:

-Do more gouache/watercolor landscapes and on-location painting
-Produce character designs
-Create full environment drawings and paintings

I'll post as I go along and update you in a month...

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Invisible Cities, continued






Turtle concepts for the City of Armilla...

Monday, January 26, 2009

NYC sketchin'














@ Cosi, on the subway, and construction out my back window...

Friday, January 23, 2009

And now, for a booky book:

Specs:
Moleskine watercolor sketchbook, 3.5"x5.5"
Media: Pen, colored pencil, graphite, watercolor, goauche, acrylic, markers



Here are close-ups of a few of the pages:

"More bars, more places":


My painting of Tine's photo of Banksy's installation--a multi-collabo, if you will:


Miscellaneous stuff: