Wednesday, December 05, 2007



Like the title says. A great collection of Illustration through the ages with aesthetic and compositional commentary. Nice.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Ok, it's not really Naruto. I've just named it that. I did this while on vacation in Albuquerque. It began simply as a gesture exercise and then my wife's little cousin suggested I make him Naruto. It was a good suggestion because it made me color the thing, which makes this, coincidentally, the first real full color gesture animation I've done in Flash. Thanks Josh.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Gut Kick

This is a little ditty I cooked up after reading about Ryo-Chimo animating someone kicking another person in the gut. Kinda looks rotoscoped huh? It ain't.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Claudio Acciari

claudio acciari

An Italian who has a really wicked grasp of a variety of styles and wears his 70's era anime influence on his sleeve. Bravo, what an inspiration.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Recent work

It seems that this blog page has become little more than a bookmark organizer for some of the coolest other artists out there and less about ME. Well here are some things that I've done recently to show that I am actually doing something other than looking at other peoples coolness. Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007



Really beautiful color studies. The first time I'd ever seen Lou Romano's work was in the "Art of the Incredibles" book. This man's got a way with color.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Dave's Mechanical Pencils: Reviews and Articles

Dave's Mechanical Pencils: Reviews and Articles

I wouldn't call myself a mechanical pencil fanatic but I am VERY particular about what I'll draw with when it comes to these beasts. This blog is fantastic in that, well basically he is truly a fanatic and reviews em all.

Monday, May 07, 2007

::: The Art of Steven E. Gordon ::: Animation Art :::

::: The Art of Steven E. Gordon ::: Animation Art :::

I've never been a fan of American superhero stuff but Steve E. Gordon is such a consummate artist that one just has to just shut up and learn. Fantastic site design also.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Assault walker

One more step into the world of photoshop painting. This is an assault walker that I did. It's approximate height is 5'5" (the fictional robot, not the PS file). The kind of thing you may run into in the future should you be involved in any antiwar protests, uprisings, etc. against the present power structure.


I've just recently purchased a book called "50 Robots To Draw & Paint" by Keith Thompson. It's funny because my comment of how this robot would be used to quell protester activities is similar to one of the robots in this book. I did not use any reference when I made this robot. But if you want a great book on how to draw robots you should immediately go and get the Thompson book. He is a bad ass!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Cartoon Modern

Cartoon Modern

The official blog for the wonderful coffee table book of the same name. If you dig that crazy UPA 50's style animation stuff you besta get over there.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Grass Madness

I've just got done sweeping up easter grass. You know the stuff, the green translucent plastic stuff that is sold every year around this time to pad easter baskets. My daughter had a helluva time last night throwing this crap all around the living room. As I was sweeping it up I began to get really angry. How is it still legal to make something so horrible for the planet? Think about it. Easter grass is the equivalent of shredded plastic trash bags and not necessarily the biodegradable kind. I found the bag that this stuff came from in the kitchen. It came from the department store chain Target (courtesy of grandma), imported from China and has nowhere on the bag that it is environmentally friendly. This shit is heinous! How much of it is made, bought, sold, and trashed each year? It boggles the mind. Now that global warming is being taken seriously perhaps global pollution will start to be as well. There should be serious restrictions on the production and sale of trash like easter grass. Hell if it was more expensive and more conscientiously made then maybe it could be justified as something to adorn easter baskets. But maybe the whole wastefulness is part of the easter holiday. How many colored eggs end up in the trash because kids realize that they look better than they taste? I like boiled eggs by the way but I remember as a kid how gipped I felt when I cracked open one of those festive looking things only to find a mundane boiled egg, with a green yolk to boot (my parents , like most people weren't aware that you must immerse hot boiled eggs in ice water to cool them so that the yolk doesn't turn green). I hope we all start to wake up to the stupid things we are doing to the earth.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


An animatic done in flash. Not for anything in particular, just trying some things out. If someone knows how I can get the sound to turn on or off I'd appreciate the tip.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Monday, January 22, 2007

Hand Drawn Nomad

Hand Drawn Nomad

This dude is an animator who does handrawn stuff. He worked on the Curious George movie.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Naked Redhead

This is another step in my continuing adventures of trying to paint in photoshop. This was done from no reference whatsoever.

Character Design

Character Design

A blog with a collection of, you guessed it, character designs by various artists.