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


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:
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: