Saturday, December 29, 2007

Holiday Work, part 2

Here's another group pic from this year. These guys provided some really bad photos, but I was able to make them work.

Friday, December 28, 2007

ToonWeekly: Cyborg!!!

For the ToonWeekly Cyborg challenge next week, I sketched this version of a RoboMonkey. Now that I read he's supposed to have human and machine parts, per the challenge "rules", I guess his brain is human, and the body is monkey and cybernetic parts. Yeah, that's the ticket....

I drew him kind of quickly, a bit more roughly than I do a lot of these challenges I guess, but I thought it kind of fit the stinky, hairy, uncouth beast he is. Also, this is one of the few completely digital pieces I've done still. RoboMonkey to the rescue!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Remember the reason for the season. Merry Christmas, everyone! May God Bless you and yours!

Sunday, December 23, 2007


I also did this one this week, of OUR galaxy's Santa Claus, for Had a lot of fun drawing Santa , and, of course, elves are always fun.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

ToonWeekly - Christmas!

This week's Christmas challenge over at prompted me to draw the Regula-6 galaxy's Santa Claus. Along with all the other members of the Santa Claus Corps of the Universe (SCCU), he wishes you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Holiday Work, Part 1

This time of year is crazy busy for many caricaturists, drawing Holiday cards and gifts for both businesses and individuals. This had to be my busiest season ever (Praise God!), doing this kind of work, plus gigs, some character design, and a magazine illustration. So much so, that my time has been limited to post on the old blog here. I'll try to change that in upcoming weeks, if by nothing else, posting some of my Holiday commissions. This one is an interesting story:
I drew these guys, some pretty renowned agents in the field of professional Poker (Who knew poker players had agents?) for the second year in a row. What made it interesting is the fact that I almost didn't draw them this year. They loved the pic from last year, they said, but for whatever reason, decided to go with another artist this year (I think maybe the other artist was cheaper). Then, for whatever reason, they didn't like the image they got from the "new" artist. So they came to me in a bit of a panic, wondering if I could even turn it around as quick as they now needed it. I was glad to help them out, and they loved my version. So, it all worked out in the end.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Toon Weekly : Karate Kid!

On this newest challenge, we were to do character designs for an 80s flick. I chose "The Karate Kid". Originally, I was landing up with some pretty strong likenesses on these, since I am used to drawing caricatures. But, I decided to play with them a bit more. As if this were a real series, and the cartoon producers didn't QUITE have the rights to make the characters look like the actors, but still wanted them close enough not to confuse viewers. We've seen this happen over and over again in licensed series, for real.

Now I keep singing that cheesey song over and over...

"You're the Best! Around..."

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Elvis Presley ( aways on my mind ) edited djf

Man, this song gets me every time.

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Huckster!

Wow, I like this guy. Lots of other people are starting to as well....

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

ToonWeekly Challenge #3: Loco Madre!!!!

This week's challenge was a female wrestler. I made up a Mexican wrestler named "Loco Madre" for my entry. I am a big fan of the cartoon "El Tigre" right now, and fondly remember "Mucha Lucha", as well as the Hernandez Brothers' comics about female Mexican wrestlers, "Whoa, Nellie" from Fantagraphics Books, as well as all of the female wrestlers in their title "Love and Rockets", so this seemed like a natural for this challenge.

Loco Madre, the crazy mother!!!!!