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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Kneeling


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Whatzit?

Don't ask me, I have no idea.
Posting might be a little sporadic for a while. I've got a couple of big projects that are eating up my time not to mention that the holiday season is just so busy in general. So I'm still shooting to post several times a week, just not EVERY weekday. See you soon!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Texting

This was a young lady sitting in the breakroom at my day job. She was dressed in her fancy Main St. USA costume, but texting on her phone. Past meets Present.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cooking Cats

No, not the kind you're thinking of. I mean, furry little cats, cooking things to eat. Sitting in my daugther's cooking class, I thought the little girls chatting and cooking together would make cute cats... "I hope we make mouseloaf today!"

and below is a fairly accurate sketch of their teacher, a slender young lady, albeit more feline here.
and there were one or two moms sitting around observing as well. Here's one of them.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Turtle Soup

I sat in on my 7 year old daugther's cooking class this past weekend. So there will be a serving of culinary cartoons in the coming days. Bon Apetit!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Super Big Micro Show

No sooner do I try to take a week off than I get the opportunity to do a little promo for an exciting event. A good friend of mine, Disney artist Brian Kesinger, started a blog some time ago. I've been a bit too busy to give it the sort of shout out it deserves, but suffice it to say his work is incredible. Brian has worked at Walt Disney Feature Animation for 13 years now, contributing Layouts to films like Tarzan, Prep and Landing, Chicken Little, Bolt, and serving on the story crew of the upcoming Winnie the Pooh. Though working at Disney would be a dream come true for many people, the realities of production deadlines means that even if you draw cartoons for a living you still need ways to blow off a little creative steam. Brian and several of his fellow artists got together and created what they dubbed the Micro Gallery. It's literally a narrow section of corridor at the end of the hall where they can display their own artwork. Recently, Gallery Nucleus decided to showcase the work of the micro gallery and expand it to showcase artists from Dreamworks, Pixar, and other neighborhood studios. It's always amazing to see the artwork that an artist does outside of work, and Gallery Nucleus' Super Big Micro Show is an opportunity to do just that. The opening reception is on December 11 at 7pm and the show will run until Jan 4. If you'd like to see what kind of artwork today's animation artists do "just for fun" stop by Gallery Nucleus!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Something a little different today:


I'm going to give myself a break this week and take some time off from the blog. Be sure to check back Monday the 29th for new stuff. Until then, be thankful!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sniff

I really don't have an explanation for this one.
I was on a kick drawing dinos and dragons, and doodled this little dino down on all fours, looking intently at something. So I figured he needed something to be investigating. I can't decide of this little primative mammal is lifting his arm on purpose or if the dino is forcing his nose in against the little guys will.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Feed Me!


I was obsessed with the film, Little Shop of Horrors when I was a kid. I just thought it was amazing. And the colors available on Odosketch seemed appropriate to try a sketch of this mean green mother. Click on it to watch how it was drawn.



Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cherub

Like I said, Odosketch is really addicting. Click the image to watch how it was drawn.


Now go do one yourself!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

From above.

Allright, even I feel a little ashamed of myself for this one.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Wildebeest ala Sanders

I felt like trying to draw something the way Chris Sanders does. If you remember sometime back I got a bit philosophical about his style. I'm sure my analysis was totally inadequate- how can you sum up any artist, much less one as unique as Mr. Sanders, in a blog post? He does a lot of animal characters and two things I always notice about them, even in the rough sketches, are the character's skin, and it's skull. Isn't that strange? The small far apart eyes that he gives them accentuates the cheekbones, as well as the empty space that smaller eyes leave on the face (so many cartoon characters have such large eyes)- extra room for foreheads, nose bridges etc... Check out this lion, and this dragon or even better, this whole mess of creatures. Chris also always puts interesting little wrinkles and folds in the skin also, at least on the face. Anyway, this wildebeest-thing, is a vain attempt, not only to draw like Chris, but also to push beyond my own conventions.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

A bonus sketch for Halloween today. A few people have mentioned Odosketch to me. I hadn't felt I had the time to experiment with something that I suspected would be dangerously addictive and time consuming. But I did, and I was right. It is fun. Click on the picture to see the whole process, then try it yourself!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

21 Days of Halloween Doodles Day 20: Mummy

I really can't explain this one. Somewhere in my youth, I got it in my head that if you unwrapped a mummy, there'd be nothing inside. I don't know exactly where I got that idea, but before I could remind myself that that wouldn't be the case, I had doodled this guy.

Monday, October 25, 2010

21 Days of Halloween Doodles Day 17: Reading does a body good.


I added the text at the last minute because the drawing made me think of all the posters that I think every library has.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

21 Days of Halloween Doodles Day 13: River Monster

I'm kinda stuck on this idea of wierd creatures that live just below the surface of the water. Unlike the others, this one lives in rivers. Be careful if you ever go out hunting frogs.