Monday, December 22, 2008

Jungle Books Characters

Here is my interpretation of the Jungle Book Characters.  This was for my Creature Design Class With Joe Weatherly.   It was a great class with a cool instructor.  Also it gave me the opportunity to try new drawing and coloring techniques. Enjoy these pics from my animation desk! 

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Here are some Portraits I did of Daisy and I last week for a class.  I threw a caricature in the mix too!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Elephant Creature

Heres my newest piece from the Creature design.  I wanted to add more of a story to it than just a creature in space.  So here it is. I drew it out in pencil then went in with a watercolor pen.  After that I went in with the pencil again to give it a bit more volume.  
Let me know what you think!
I love purple!

Oh an I just posted some new animation to my animation BLOG!!

A little late but - Costume Carnival!!

So every Halloween The academy of art has a costume Carnival.  They have about 10 models there on rotation with about 4 or 5 stages all set with scary props and cool lighting for people to paint and draw.   I was only able to go for about an hour but here a a few drawings i did. Sorry it took so long for me to post them.  

Thursday, December 11, 2008


So I was doing a homework assignment and had a piece of hot press paper left over. What does one artist do with extra paper scraps..... throw it away you say.... I think NOT!

So while doing Laundry at Joey's (Laudramat/ internetcafe/icecream shop/ and sausage seller)
I drew these little guys.

Then I added a touch of watercolor and inked them. Shablazm!!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Sketch or Die!!!

I am happy to announce ......  drum roll please ..... The release of my first book "Sketch or Die"  Sketch or Die is a sketchbook of drawings and doodles, all done with a variety of different mediums.  Its packed with over 150 drawings by me and is currently in production . When does it come out you ask?  It will make its first appearance at San Francisco's Wondercon in Late February of 2009!  I hope to see you all there.  And keep checking  back here for updates and sneak peaks.  Thank you all for your support! 

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Heads - -

Man I have been super busy with a couple of projects lately and cant wait to tell you about them.  But that will have to wait.  Check this out though! 

Just heads drawn while on the bus.  Super fast but fun! I was mainly playing with shapes.  It took me about an hour to do these on the bumpy ride to the Monterey Bay aquarium.  

Uh... these arent the real colors... blogger has been uploading photos with strange errors lately!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I drew This...

While sipping Coffee at a Borders Cafe in the light of the city Night!

NCN Caricature Convention

I  returned from North Carolina about a day ago and I just want to share with you the work that I did while I was There.   It was all completed within 4 days. I didnt get much sleep but man was it worth it!  Drawing amongst a group of artist who are dedicated to their craft is unlike anything i have ever experienced.  For those of you who have not heard of the NCN (national Caricaturist Network ) , Soon to be the ISCN  (International Society of Caricature Artists), I urge you to check out the web site and think about going to the Convention next year.  Its a learning experience you  dont want to miss.  Oh, you dont draw caricatures?  Well rubbish.  Caricature fits into any artists range of tools, especially animators, character designers and illustrators.   So check it out and let me know what you think of my work.  Thanks ! 

Done with Watercolor and Prismacolor Pencil
Col-erase and water color
Col erase and watercolor of Sosuke 
col erase and prismacolor Pencil
Watercolor and prismacolor pencil
Prismacolor pencil Of Kage Nakanishi 
Watercolor and Prismacolor Pencil
Col Erase Pencil of Jan Op Debeek 
Prismacolor Pencil 
Watercolor and Prismacolor Pencil 
Watercolor and Prismacolor Pencil
Watercolor and Prismacolor Pencil
Water color and Prismacolor Pencil.  

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Concept Art

I just got Back from the worlds Greatest Convention.  I was in North Carolina For the 16th annual Caricature Convention.  I will post my work as soon as i get them uploaded to my computer.  For Now : Some concept work.  

Well I was invited to submit a concept art test to a certain Video Game Company, but did not get accepted.  Heres the work I produced in less than 1 weeks time. Tell me what you think.  Its a step away from what I usually do but thats what they asked for.  

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tigers oh my! part 2!

I told you it was coming.  Here is my tiger... can you guess which other animal I have incorporated into this to make it a bit of a creature?  Yeah its a gorilla (notice the front hands). So this was done in about 3 and a half hour including thumnails and sketches.  Ill try and post those after I scan them in.   Oh and I wanted to post a black and white to see how well i did with values.  hehe, and it looks like i need some work...

Tigers oh my! part 1

Hello fellow people -  here are some tigers that i have been working on in the past couple of days.  These are just roughs.  Check back in for part 2!!  (which will contain more and the final!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Irish Danny

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I remember this fighter from when I was a kid.  My dad actually fought this guy on ESPN.  He didnt win, but should have in the 4th round.  None the less it was a great fight.  Eh, that was almost 10 years ago. All I know is, I love boxers, and I would like to announce that I will be adding a boxer drawing every week.  It might be digital, quick sketch or just a something i spent a few minutes on in my sketch pad.  Im in a time where I have been thinking about my Fathers ups and downs.  And i have been just thinking and sketching, thinking and sketching...Who is this man named Fabian (my Father)? So for me its a blast from the past.  I hope you keep up and enjoy!

Real Names have been removed to protect the innocent.  

Friday, October 17, 2008

Quick study AND CLothed Figure!

Heres some drawings from over the last couple of weeks.  These range from 2 minutes to a 15 minute pose.  I try and capture some sort of essence in the pose even though i am drawing from the model.  My teacher has gotten upset at me and says im drawing " too cartoony.  But i dont really see it as cartoony, I see it as drawing with force and pushing the pose to where I see it in my head.  I could be wrong about it. I dont want to spend 20 - 30 minutes on a drawing, its not worth my time or in my interest to draw and render something so that its exactly what i see in front of me.  I could just as well taken a picture in less time.  This is not drawing for the sake of Fine art....Its Drawing For animation!  What is Fine art?  Animation is ART at its FINEST!