Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hot off the Wacom: Hiking Couple

Did this job recently for a new client. This is one of a series for various usages, including on their website. The description I had for this illo was that it was just supposed to be a young, twentys-ish guy and girl out hiking.
This was my original sketch. I liked the guy's hair here, but they didn't. Oh well. So, I changed it for them on the final.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Lex Luthor!

When "The Toony Bin" http://toonybin.blogspot.com/ character design challenge site had "MAD Scientist" as their challenge, I HAD to try a toony Lex Luthor. Soon, I'll try to color and post the Superman I did as a companion piece. Hope you like my Lex!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Life Springs 10 Days Baja Mission Trip

Me and the fam are in this video a couple of times. See if you can spot us!

Recent Work: Greg Tipton, Ten Days Missions

This is a caricature I did recently for a friend and real inspiration of mine.
Gregg Tipton is the founder and director of Ten Days Missions http://www.tendaysmissions.org/ , the organization we recently went to Baja Mexico with. I wanted to try a colored line technique I've been working on, as well as a bit more layered, watercolor look to the coloring. Hope ya like it!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

The newest artist in my house...

There must be something in the water in my house. Here's my youngest daughter a few months ago... before her third birthday this month... with her self portrait. I was amazed when she picked up her "Magna Doodle" and when I asked her what she was drawing, she said "I Draw Me". This is what she produced:

It's even funnier when you realize that up to a few months before this, she really had very little hair. Her hair did look a bit like this, just a spot on top. I was blown away. She draws all the time and her Pre-K teachers have already pegged her as "the artist" in the class. Too cool.


This is just me playing around with a cute, toony version of one of the Thundercats characters for The Toony Bin character design site.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

BajaDos, part 3

It's funny, in "real life" I "need" a comfortable chair, and my fancy easel, and my special drawing paper that's just the right size and weight. Well, maybe it's not so funny, ya know? On the mission trip to Baja, I was perfectly content in the BLAZING sun, no shade for miles, sitting on two concrete blocks in the middle of a sandy field, drawing on a sketchbook barely bigger than my hand. And the people loved the drawings, as a bonus.
When you're using your talents for the one who gave them to you, it's incredibly fulfilling.

I told my wife, I've never felt so fulfilled... so confident that I knew I was in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing... in my entire life.