Friday, December 08, 2006

Sketchbook Roundup 6

I have'nt really been posting much. I guess I've been busy, but not busy enough to stop sketching. These sketches are from my sketchbook for the month of October. Just some random cartoons, coffee shop sketches and observations.

Yes, I saw all of the above characters in a 24 hour cafe( at a late hour). The card players are actually the same person.

so hungry, so fat, so old

Sunday, November 05, 2006

New comics

Hey everyone. For the first time in months I've updated My Secret Life as a Cartoon blog. These upcoming stories will chronical the months there were no updates. Hopefully I will be able to keep it up.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

My sketchbook threw up

These are dumb random sketches of several conversation and story ideas I had with the Anne Bush at the McGreggors sketch night.

This is usually how I write stories. I can draw faster than I can write.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Sketchbook Roundup 5

Wow it's been a long time since I posted a Sketchbook Roundup. So if you don't remember, this is all the stuff that I never got around to posting from my last sketchbook. To start off are some boyscouts inspired by some 1950s picture encyclopedias.

These next 2 are from the brain of Eric "Evilson". The first one is of him being chased by all the "hot" woman that hound him everyday. And no I can't draw bikes.

Happy Halloween


Just a few random sketches

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Cyber Chick

Here's a drawing I did of a "cyberchick with a bazooka". Someone challenged me to draw it so I did, and there it is. With a couple extra characters I made up, including my favorite the handgun hands monkey sidekick. This drawing is just screaming for some color, but it'll have to wait.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

People about town, now their souls belong to this blog. FOREVER!

Ive been busy these last few months but still managing to get out and sketch. These sketches are from coffee shops around town. A couple are from magazines and the last few are from a trashy bar in Escindido.

"how to" get more people to your blog: Write "how to" on it.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Breaking bad habits

Recently I've been working on breaking some bad habits that drawing "in park " caricatures have given me. There's a lot of helpful habits you can learn by drawing caricatures, but just as many bad ones if your not careful. One of them is structure, another is porportion, and another is laziness . There's more I'm sure. So now that I'm not drawing caricatures everyday a lot of these problems are arising in my other artwork. I find myself trying to avoid drawing certain things because I know I'll have a hard time drawing it (which fits with the 3 bad habits listed above). So among other things I'm taking life drawing classes to combat those evil doers in my degrated eye. I have'nt taken a life drawing class in about 4 years so needless to say I was a lil rusty when I started 2 weeks ago. These first 3 drawings are from the first week. The first 2 are 10 minute drawings and the 3rd is a 20 minute drawing.

After the first week I knew I had to do more than just practice 3 hours a week in class . So I dusted off Glen Vilppu's book and got to work. Glen Vilppu was an old school disney animator (worked on Bambi) who now teaches figure drawing. His approach is very clear and simply broken down. You can get a book for yourself here . I practiced drawing shapes and anatomy for about a half hour a night. These next 3 pictures are from the second week after the practice. Two 10 minuntes,and a 20 min sketch. I felt a difference in this session, I was laying down shapes and lines more confidently . I think they're better than the first week . The model never had he face turned my way, maybe I smelled... I think I still have a ways to go, and I'll document my progress here.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

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I'm not sure what order this text will be placed in with the pictures but the waitress is from a trip to friday's during the con. The girl with the cup was at a cool quiet coffee shop talking as if she was on a jet landing strip to a man that cared not of what she had to say.

These are a couple of upstanding citizens I saw in Burger King a couple months ago. I didn't even come close to making that pose as dynamic as he was actually sitting.

The Reyes and Spike Lee

All these sketches are from the last couple months. I've been busy with a lot of different projects. A couple of the projects I'm not allowed to post anything from them, and the other is pretty dull so enjoy these. I'm working primarily from home now but ironically I have less time to draw for myself. I guess it just always feels like I'm at work. Being cooped up in the house all day everyday I'm turninig into a Howard Hughs recluse type. Well except for the millions of dollars and hollywood starletts.