Saturday, December 15, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

LAIKA The Space Dog

This was the topic for this mornings warm-up. Design the dog that the studio was named after.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Fire Put-Er-Outter

Santino asked me this morning to design the vehicle(s) I would use to extinguish the fires in California. I went with an older plane that had the ability to dump several thousand gallons of water or other extinguishing chemical, but with the ability of a quick reload by diving into a large body of water and instantly refilling its compartment, like a pelican diving for fish, and be ready for another run. I also have these smaller pods that jettison from the tail end of the plane that are propelled by the water that they carry to extinguish smaller patches of fires, much like a fire sprinkler you'd find in the ceiling.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Edsel

The morning's warm-up sketch. The Ford Edsel.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

1962 Ferrari GTO

A friend at work and I decided that we'd start doing warm up drawings in the mornings. We'll pick a car, person or whatever and spend no more than five minutes on it. Although this was done in the late afternoon, we will start doing them in the morning. This was my caricature of Santino's (my co-worker's) favorite car of all time.

Warm Ups and Sketchbook

Thursday, October 04, 2007


Twice a month I have the opportunity to do a little figure drawing. Last night's model was particularly unique. These are all charcoal pencil on smooth newsprint and range from 3 min. to 10 min.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Frank Burly

My friend Mark introduced me to a series of books by John Swartzwelder, writer of 59 episodes of the Simpson. It's great satire, I've enjoyed them thus far. Anywho, these are some sketches I did of what I thought Detective Frank Burly, the main character of these books, might look like. It's a mixture between Jack Black, John Swartzwelder, and William Hootkins (better known for his memorable role as "Porkin's" from Star Wars, Major Eaton, from Raiders, and of course Lt. Max Eckhardt from Batman)

Nick Miller

Remember when everybody got Nick Miller haircuts and wore Castleton t-shirts?

Friday, August 31, 2007

Warm Up

It's been a long time since I've posted anything. This is a little warm up I did of a guy I saw riding the train this morning.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Right now I'm in the process of moving my family up to Portland Oregon. I got a new job working at Laika Entertainment. It's been quite the adventure. I'll try to post more interesting things as soon as we find a place to live things settle down a little bit.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Honest Abe

A friend of mine let met borrow The Civil War documentary by Ken Burns so I thought I'd paint this.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Rat • a • too • ee

This is long overdue, but on June 16 I had a chance to see a sneak peek of Ratatouille. Above is a little sketch I did of Remy. It doesn't do him justice, but he was fun to sketch.

I don't want to ruin it for the two, maybe three, people that read my blog, but the movie is absolutely amazing and beautiful. The story is superb, along the lines of Cyrano. Visually, it's wonderful both in its story telling and design. The characters are charming and the acting is superb. I like at the end of the credits where Pixar gives their 100% animation guarantee, no motion capture. I'm running out of adjectives so I'll just stop right here. Go see it!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

D's Blog

This doesn't look anything like him, but my brother Dallas finally has posted on his blog after being dormant for a year.

More Sailor

The Bridge

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Fairburn Hands & Figures

A friend of mine brought in The Fairburn System of Visual References. It was published in 1979 and has some dated, but good reference material.

Thursday, June 07, 2007


This is a design for a personal project I'm working on.

Monday, June 04, 2007