Wednesday, March 29, 2006


This is an idea that was floating around my sketchbook for some time. I finally got around to doing something with it. The girl is colored with marker and blue pencil over the marker for shading. I just whipped out the BG in Photoshop.

Monday, March 27, 2006

"Hey, that new kid looks funny!"

More art from the "First day of school" short. This was just a quick doodle in my sketchbook and I fixed it up all nice and colored it. The title of the post is what that kid is saying BTW.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

First Day of school

This was an idea I had for a short called "first day of school". I was going to pitch it to Frederator studios when they were accepting pitches a few months ago. Problem is I never had a full story, just some funny characters and some funny moments. The basic premise was this skunk who had been home schooled finally was going to experience REAL school. Conflict came when everyone else didnt think he fit in and he couldnt see it.. er, smell it. I drew and colored all these today from very loose sketches in an old sketchbook.


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

2 blogs a day keeps the real work away

It seems everybody has a blog now. So to stay ahead of the curve I've decided to have 2 blogs. I'll continue this one posting sktches and art work almost daily, but I will maintain (or try to ) the blog linked on the right called "my secret life as a cartoon". This will chronical my daily life, but in cartoon form. If I didnt have a job I would start another blog and have a daily comic strip and another blog with monthly or weekly flash cartoons. One thing at a time I suppose...

And here's another Billy sketch I forgot to put in the last post.

Billy the Raisin Head

This is a character I came up with when I was in middle school. I invented him for the sole purpose of destruction. Muwhahaha! I animated a short with him in it, when I was in high school. I almost finished it. I think it was called "Billy the Raisin Head in Trip to Mt. Disaster". I'll leave it to your imaginations as to what happend.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Take it procrastination!

I've been trying to get a web site going for a long time now. Problem is I'm stretched so thin doing this project for this person and that project for that peson I rarely have time for completeing a project for myself. So I took a me day. I worked on getting at least this page made for my website, and designed buisness cards for myself among other things.

More dumb people

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Gangs of New York

I was sketching in a coffee shop and on the shelf next to me was a set of pictoral encyclopedias. A lack of inspiration lead me to pick a few up and flip through. They were from the 50s and had some really cool pictures. One of the pictures was of two kids that looked similar to these guys. I was inspired by the type of clothes they were waring and turned them into a couple of little thugs on the streets of Brooklyn in the 50s. These pictures that I actually take time on actually take more time to complete. Go figure. That's why its taking so long to post new junk. I think I'll try to space them out .

Monday, March 13, 2006

When I was a kid...

When I was a kid I had a sketch blog, but no computer or internets. I recently dug up about 3 sketchbooks from my younger years ( about 8 to 13years old),and decided to post some old old drawings. When I was 8 I already loved Looney Tunes was heavily influencded by Chuck Jones cartoons. About that time I saw Who Framed Roger Rabbit and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. When I was 10 Tiny Toons came out and again I was influenced. Most of these sketchbooks had cartoon animals after cartoon animals (mostly rabbits). When I was 12 I got into comics and all those sketchbooks were filled with failed attempts at drawing Spider-man and Wolverine. WARNING: DRAWINGS BELOW ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND NOT APPROVED TO BE SEEN BY EYES OF MODERN DAY. IF EYES START BLEEDING CALL A DOCTOR.
I was about 9 I think when I drew these two characters. I remember being very satisfied with how they came out. It's probably because they were in color.

I used to draw a lot of thes kinds of pictures. They all had a story told in one image, and I would pack it full of characters and things going on. Just WAY too much stuff, even more than these two pictures. I was about 9 when I drew the one with the dog getting run over by a car, and probably 8 when I drew the stinky cat picture (the mouse at the top is dead from the smell of the cat. That's right the cat was THAT stinky).

Here's a drawing I did of the food chain. Or at least my version of the food chain at the time. I think I got a little off topic by the time I started drawing the top of the picture. It might be hard to see, but I have the dog at the top of the food chain but at the bottom of the page. He eats the cat. The cat eats the mouse and the bird. The bird eats the bird seed and the mouse eats the cheese. The cheese comes from milk thats comes from the cow, who eats the grass grown from the sun.I was about 9 or 10.

Saturday, March 11, 2006


I witnessed this young mother at the park towards the end of the day. She was slouched over taking a breather from a long day. I drew this from memory later and decided to take it a bit further than just another sketch. I'm trying to break bad habits you pick up doing carucatures. Like spending five minutes on something and moving on. I' m trying to challenge myself a little more. I'm also trying to incorperate more story into my drawings, instead of just drawing an intresting looking person standing around. I have another one like this coming soon.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

A blustery day at the park

These are all quick sketches of people running around enjoying Sea World on a painfully slow and very blustery day. I think it was SO slow, this would count for everyone in the park that day.....and none of them gave me money.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Sketchbook Roundup

This is one of the first things I put in this sketchbook. I'm not sure how the color will look when it's actually posted on the blog but it's blue in the upload window. I originally colored it natural ugly baby colors.

A company that makes a sugar substitue wanted me and my buddy Reggie to make a comic book for them that promotes clean teeth. But they didnt want to pay for our time. We would only be paid if it "sold". So sensing there wasn't a huge market for dental hygene comic readers out there, we passed. I thought it was such a rediculous idea I drew up these rediculous characters.

This is just a drawing I did of someone walking by. Some may know who it is.

I always find it more intresting to take a peek at the unfinished random sketches of someones sketchbook, rather than the nice finished peices they want you to see. These are some of those from mine. Most everything on the left is one full page of the book.
Everything posted above are all random things here and there from the sketchbook I just finished. Anything that fell through the cracks or I never got around to posting. This first one are some caricatures.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Magazine Madness

I have of a LOT of magazines starting to stack up around the house and I need to get rid of them fast. It's starting to look like one of those houses, you know the ones you see on tv with all the newspapers stacked to the ceiling and covering all the walls. Like the counterpart to the crazy cat ladies house.
I'm throwing them out Friday the 10th so if anyone wants them speak now or forever hold your peace. I have about a years worth of Rolling Stone, Spin, Maxim, Premier, Entertainment Weekly, and a few tv guides. Theyre great for drawing refrences and caricatures. I don't think you'll want them for the articles unless anyone is intrested in reading how John Kerry is ramping up his campaign or reading up on movies that you can buy for ten bucks at the video store. You only have 3 days to speak up and then these historical artifacts are going in the garbage.


Well HOOOOO- WEEEE! Another sketchbook complete. I've been burning through sketchbooks lately. This is the fifth book in five months. It used to take me a year to fill one up. I decided to end this one with some hillbilly folk. There's everyone there, from baby stink foot to granny.
My next post I will have a sketchbook round up for all the sketches that fell through the cracks.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

It's Oscar day!

Well, it's Oscar day yet again. As I didnt get around to finishing any short animated films worthy of a nomination THIS year I did manage to see every best picture nominee. And in honor of Oscar day I am posting two caricatures of a guy who's too cool to join the blogosphere - Oscar Torres. These two caricatures were done almost a year ago I think. One took a lil while longer than the other, guess which one. Go ahead and guess make it a lil game. While Oscar Torres is too cool for a blog, his brother Enrique Torres is not cool at all and has a blog, which is linked right over yonder.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Yet another post..

I drew this out of an old Premier magazine. Inspired by a photo of Audrey Hepurn. She's ppuuurrtty.

The other two folks are drawn from a magazine I got at a Christmas gift exchange a couple years ago. Its a Japanese magazine called Fruits. It's just photos of intresting looking people in intresting clothes with intresting backdrops. Very designy. I have to draw from it whenever I find it laying around.
The girl and the guy I sketched out first then inked and the two girls together I sketched straight with pen.

Yee Haww!

Haven't posted in a lil while, but that doesnt mean I stopped sketchin. This is a girl I saw on tv about a week ago and had to draw her. She looked really intresting. There's a couple of things I would change if I had sketched it out first, but I went straight in with pen on this....I was watching HBO if you must know.