Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Doodling @ My Day Job 7: Revenge of the Bic

FYI, the "Life Drawings" section of my portfolio blog is in the process of updating. Check it out, when you get a chance. Now if only I could find time to update the rest of that heap...

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Doodling @ My Day Job 6: Havana Nights

My "unorthodox underdog training montage" continues! Drawing the customers now. Still up-to-10-minute drawings. It's a LOT easier to detail the drawings when the characters' traits and costumes are there to see and memorize. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

My Influence Map: Blogger Edition!

I thought I'd begin steps to design my own "Influence Map". For those like me, who are getting this advice late, an influence map is a big poster/ collage filed with your most influential artists.

People who do what I wanna' do, FAR better than I currently do it.

The hope is to help the map-maker focus their own personal art to reflect the map. This exercise can be REEEAAALLY hard if you're a blog-surfer like myself.

See as big as this list is, I'm SURE I'm forgetting someone...

(click the names)


 - Ben Caldwell

 - Bruce Timm

 - David Vandervoort

 - Glen Keane

 - Humberto Ramos

 - Jeff Matsuda

 - Jeremy Polgar

 - Jin Kim (Action and Comedy)

 - Jose Lopez

 - Robert Valley (Valley's Tron stuff)

 - Robin Mitchell


 - Akira Toriyama

 - Ben Balistreri

 - Bill Watterson

Chuck Jones

- Craig Kellman

 - Don Bluth

 - Eric Scales

 - Florian Satzinger

 - Jessica Borutski

 - Jim Davis

 - Joe Murray

 - Kris Pearn

 - Mark Christiansen

 - Mel Milton

 - Shawn Dickinson

 - Tex Avery

So many heroes, so little time...
Bruce Timm's JLU, WB Animation

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Doodling @ My Day Job 3: Live Free or Draw Hard

More paper towel drawings, Up to 10 minutes each. It appears I've created a character named Frog-man. 'Amazing what comes up in that first panic-ridden minute...

Random beach vollyball bully

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Trying to kickstart my brain...

Waiting for my brain to focus again. Red pencils...who left these here?? They must be ancient!