Friday, February 24, 2006

Cartoon animals in cartoon land

Here's a couple of late night sketches I did.
Ballpoit pen, marker, and ink.
Ball point always helps me stay loosey goosey. I've been trying to make my drawings more dynamic and a lil more extreme. I think both these pics could be pushed a lot further with their poses but its getting close too my bed time to start anything new.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

John K

This is a caricature John K drew of me at the House of Blues in Anahiem a couple weeks ago. He really did me justice I think. He drew a picture of Mez also, it's posted up at his blog. Also go check out Johns blog he has some awesome caricatures on there. Make sure you give him a post on his blog.

Here's another bug I could have used. The elusive Nicole (skeletor) Richy.

Here's a couple of the other bugs I originally was going to go with for the bizmar. The first is the grasshopper couple, but they had WAY too much detail for how small they were going to be. The fly I thought I had made it simple enough to read but it was all for not. Still hard to read.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


This is a pinup I did for Young American Comics. It's for the "Big ol' Book of Bizmar" . Bizmar stands for bunny, insect, zombie, monkey, alien, robot. Now some have brought to my attention something I already knew regarding this picture. A worm is NOT an insect. Yes I know a worm is not technically an insect but I had to step up and use my artist lisence on this one. I went through a lot of different types of bugs in different parts of the picture at one time just flies buzzing around the zombies hand. None of it worked as well as this. I wanted a full on character and it was hard to see any kind of detail in any other bug . The worm has so few details in its self there was room to add a tie and hat and still make it read correctly.

Technically monkeys and bunnies and worms dont wear ties or hats. I will post some of the alternate bugs I got up to the final stage.

Monday, February 20, 2006


"I'll give you what fors!"

Sunday, February 19, 2006

These are sketches done from memory of people I saw at the park. One was the perfect body type for what he looked like (the farmer john guy) and the other didnt seem to have a neck just a mass of folds coming out of his body and then forming his head.

old wrinkley people

some old folks I drew from a photo in a magazine.


Here's a quick sketch I did from Rolling Stone.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

I give up! I made a blog, I surrender to you internets!

I'm sure I'm not the last person in the universe to have a blog but it sure feels like it.. yeesh. Well I've never been one not to give into peer pressure , so as long as everybody is doing it... here you go! I present to you (*drum roll*) BrianMORANTE in Blog Form (*symbols crash*)!
I cant promise I'll post everyday, I know I know calm down, but i can promise I will feel just a lil bit guilty everyday I dont post....just a lil bit.