1.30.2013

1.25.2013

The Walking Dead Warm-Up

Coffee, breakfast, rewatching season three of The Walking Dead and doing some screenshot studies ...life is good. :)

1.24.2013

Sketchbook MEME

I was going through some of my old sketchbook work....and some of the older pieces really made me gag...so I decided to do this fun little MEME. :)




1.23.2013

Balcony View

View of my apartment complex from my balcony. Too many baren trees.

Burgundy

I typically rely on just line work in my sketchbooks...but I've been having a lot of fun adding some burgundy Prismacolor values to the sketches. Some people have asked me what I use for the white areas -  it's just white paint bucket in Photoshop. It helps the drawing 'pop' a little and it makes the line work stand out more. This was a quick self-portrait before lunch time. I don't get out much as I'm stuck in the studio pretty much 24-7, so it's getting a bit old drawing my apartment and doing self portraits. :)


1.22.2013

Late Evening Snack

After a long day of work...a quick sketch to wrap things up for the day, a doodle of my kitchen corner.

Embracing the AM

Early warm up sketch after breakfast. And no, I don't drink wine for breakfast. haha. :)



1.21.2013

Too Early to Draw

Did a quick self portrait right after rolling out of bed. Something tells me I need a haircut. :P

1.20.2013

Workspace Speed Sketch

Super fast, early morning warm-up sketch of my workspace. Feels good to be back in the Moleskine. Helps me loosen up a bit and I feel like I'm having more fun with the squigglier lines. :)

A Great Article on Why Resumes are Dead!

A MUST READ fellow illustrators!!

A superb article on why resumes are DEAD and why BIOs are the way to go. I've build my entire career based on this principle and haven't used a resume in over 7 years.

One of the worst things I see young artists do is post a "traditional resume" on their website. It's tacky, it's ugly, it's old fashioned.....and it's useless.

Art directors want to know who "you" are as a person. You need to develop "relationships" with clients... and introducing yourself through a personalized bio is a great way to start. 
I wish more schools would stress this out. Dear rising illustrators....your website is your everything. How you present yourself there IS your resume. 

Times are changing and you need to change with them.

Read the article HERE!


1.19.2013

Moleskine Sketch

Found an old Moleskine lying around with a few blank pages left, so I decided to do a quick self portrait. Oh how I miss drawing in the Moleskine, ...the paper quality is so superior to everything else out there. :)


1.13.2013

Popidiot T-Shirts

Recently bough some amazing T-shirts from my good friend and fellow artist Kelly Alder. He has an amazing selection of designs for both men and women. Check out his store!

1.06.2013

Charlie Day as Green Man

I was looking at some hilarious costumes of Green Man online and I couldn't help myself but to draw this.... So, this is to all you Sunny fans out there!!!!

1.04.2013

Samurai

Had some fun drawing this Samurai dude today. Feel like I went overboard with the inks a little bit?! What are your thoughts?! :)


1.03.2013

Cartooning

Having some fun with cartooning! :P

1.02.2013

Japanese Street Corner - Colored

And voila, the colored version of the previous sketch! :)

Japanese Street Corner

Another sketch of a Japanese Street Corner. Might color this later on. :)

1.01.2013

Happy New Years!

New Year's resolution: Draw more ugly looking characters...It's just too much fun! :) Happy New Years everyone! :)