Sunday, April 30, 2006

On Vacation!

Leah and I will be in Los Angeles for five days starting today. We'll be meeting up with friends, family and clients as well scoping out 'hoods we might want to move too this fall. After that we head up the PCH to Big Sur, San Francisco and Napa for a few days. Needless to say I won't be blogging or even checking e-mails while on the road. If you need me call my cell!

A little process...

Here's a peek at my process. It's not really the whole thing 'cause there's a ton of sketches I do before I get one I'm happy enough to work with. The image below shows the final sketch, digital inking of the characters and the final colored piece. This particular illustration is for YRB, it's a small piece on the resurgence of crack use in Argentina.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Classic Animation Blog

Everyone should check out Thad Komorowski's blog on identifying animators and their scenes. He's got a lot of clips with fantastic cartoon animation to feed your eyes and brain!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Some work... Some play

New sketches! Most of these are for an upcoming job. The rest are just messin' around. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Lost Cartoons "Bad Luck Blackie"

Another one from the twisted imagination of Tex Avery! This particular cartoon really only has one gag, but it's a damn good one. My favorite part is what happens to the bulldog at the very end. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Guitar Porn

It was so nice out today I was compelled to take some pics of my guitars. They're both Gibson '59 Les Paul Reissues. They sound and play as glorious as they look too!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Ren & Stimpy: The Lost Episodes

Finally the Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoons will be available on DVD July 18th. This set features all the cartoons that aired on Spike TV plus three cartoons that never aired. I've seen all the ones that aired, plus two of 'em that didn't. They're amazing! No series made for TV has ever had this many funny drawings in it. Hell, most animated features these days don't either! Series creator John Kricfalusi has posted some clips on his blog, go check them out now. You can also pre-order the DVD at Amazon here.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Some sketches for dat ass!

Sorry for being slow on the updates in the last week. I've got a bunch of new work, all of which has to be finished before Leah and I go on vacation and 'hood scouting in Los Angeles the first week of May. Also the weather was awesome this weekend and we didn't feel like sitting in front of our Macs while the sun was shining. Here's a page off of the clipboard from late last week, enjoy!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Cartoon Life Drawing Pt 2

Over the weekend I popped in some Looney Toons DVDs, paused on some poses that caught my interest and tried to sketch 'em out as quickly as possible. At first I was going for simple shapes, trying to get a feel for the construction on the characters. Then I moved on to try and capture some of the expressions. At the bottom there are a few drawings of my characters, trying to apply what I'm hopefully learning.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Girls Girls Girls Part 2

Here's two pages of chick drawings. Have a great weekend folks!

South Park Takes On The Family Guy

I always felt that The Family Guy was the worst animated sitcom ever, but I never really gave too much thought on why. Thankfully Jaime Weinman has summed it up nicely already! Enjoy the South Park rip on this travesty of animated entertainment below:

Thanks to Amid from Cartoon Brew for bringing it to my attention.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

John Beauchemin: Daily Sketch Blaargh

My pal John Beauchemin has been doing some really sweet monster-rock drawings recently. I highly recommend you head on over and check out his blog right now! He somehow manages to pack in tons of detail while still maintaining fluidity on his muscle-bound creations.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Portfolio Updated

I've added seven pieces to my portfolio. Some of it is a bit older, but has strong elements of what I do now. So be a pal and head on over to check it out!