Sunday, November 26, 2006

Huntington Library

In probably what has been the longest period of time in between posts, I managed a few drawings outside of work. I'll start off with just one that I did at the Huntington Library, and soon as I scan in my other doodles (mostly cafe sketches and the like) I'll post them. The Huntington Library is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to, and everywhere you look, there are things that beg to be drawn. What's more, the gardens are so beautifully designed that it seems like you never have to look very hard to find perfect compositions. This is one I like to call my "Bento Box."

Saturday, September 30, 2006


And here are a few new images from my latest sketchbook. Can you tell I like drawing Hellboy?


Worldwide Sketchcrawl 11 was the first that I attended, and it was an awesome experience. For those who don't know about WWSC, several times throughout the year, a sketchcrawl is announced and people all over the world meet with local artists in their towns and spend a whole day walking and sketching, and subsequently post their results. Check out for more. Here is a smattering of what I did that day. I met SO many talented artists and we all walked around drawing people and places from Old Town Pasadena until it got too dark and cold to do more.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Eve Painted

So I started painting Eve with more traditional warm spring colors, but it just bored me to look at. I thought in keeping with the snake theme I'd have the feel of the piece be more ominous by using the compliments of all the normal colors I'd normally use. Adam is next.


Forgive me Blogger for I have sinned. It's been 2 months since my last post, and in penance I present to you, my tiny viewing audience the subject of my next painting. "Eve" (presented here in its current pencilled-work-in-progress form).

I can only offer my apologies to anyone who has actually been checking this blog and not finding updates, and also to share the news of my good fortune: that I've finally "broken in" to the animation industry, as a Character Layout Artist (animator) on The Simpsons Movie (coming summer 2007). I will do my best to continue to post, and I hope you all like what you see.

Monday, June 26, 2006


Oh man is this program addictive. is a program that records your strokes as you draw, so you can watch and send videos of yourself drawing and painting.

Here are a couple of links to mine:


Lobster Johnson:

X-men Gag:


Iron Giant:

Mr. Incredible vs. Superman:

Rogues Gallery:

(If the links don't work by clicking, please copy and paste into your browser.

Everyone should do this and post your links because you can't search on the site for one anothers! Just imagine how much we could learn by watching our favorite artists sketch on this program!


Monday, April 10, 2006


Here's a frame out of my storyboard test for Dreamworks, in which Pinocchio is trying to convince Gingie to help him with a scheme.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Master Sam-kutu

This is a Jedi character design I did after seeing some tribal masks at a shop in Santa Monica. I figure he's a very old and wise Jedi, with a very rich echo-ey voice like an ancient earth god.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006


Every once in a while I'll allow myself to draw a superhero for dessert. Colossus is fun to draw because I have to try to balance chrome light logic with muscle man anatomy. Anybody ever see the old X-men cartoon "Pride of the X-men"? It's one of my absolute favs. "It's alright leetle one, Colossus like rain!"

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Witchblade for Fun!

Hi guys, just like the subject line says, here's a painting I did of Witchblade for fun. My best friend gave me the generous gift of a new Wacom Graphire (FINALLY I HAVE PRESSURE SENSITIVITY!), and I had to break it in. -Dave