Saturday, July 31, 2010


Sketchbook scan.  I did the creepy doctor first, then the kid, then the dog, then the cart o' doom.  I'm planning to composite them and do a digital paint in the near future. 

Right now I'm just looking to get some rest.

Friday, July 30, 2010


Cheshire cat = creepy as hell.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Ug, another late-ish post.  SIGGRAPH is pretty cool, but it is a bit more on the technical side than I'd hoped (although as technical as I had suspected).  Went to some cool presentations, and did some research on interviewing companies.  It was cool to see Academy of Art's booth there, as it was pretty nice.  There were a lot of other cool stuff, and I'll try to document it a bit more at some later point.  Anyway, here's a weird horned-octopus-man-thingy.


I was born 27 years ago on this day.   Tired from the flight and waking up for work at 6am with no hot water.  At least our hotel at the conference is uber.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


In lieu of a digital painting, here is a craft project I made today at work.  

Today at work I decided to make a Edward Cullen inspired paper bag sock monkey while I was demoing PS' Paper Bag Sock Monkey kit.  Why I decided to do a Edward paper bag when I have no interest in Twilight I have no idea, but I think it's pretty awesome anyway.

I used a Brilliance ink pad to give him a bit of "sparkle" (in retrospect I should have used it before I put the face on...), and then I also put him in a blue jacket or sorts (with flipped-up lapels seen in the last photo) that I found when I was looking up reference for him.  I added little breast pockets and cuff straps and used snaps for the buttons. 

The hair I cut by hand with scissors, and I used a #2 Red micron for the lettering and did a fill with the new watercolor pencils.

I probably could have spent more time on the sign (so it's not all squished on the bottom), but alas the store was getting busy and I wanted to get it done.

And btw, if you want to buy some cool sock monkey kits for some kids you know you can head over to Paper Source to pick up everything you need here to make your own inspired sock monkey paper bag thing.

Btw, if you are wondering what paper colors I used, it was lake for the jacket (although I might do night if I make another one), cement for the snaps and t-shirt, the eyes, mouth, ears, and hands were all part of the kit (as was the bag), and I used Platinum Planet Brilliance ink for the "sparkle."  I still say vampires should burn to death in the sunlight, but whatever.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Why is this bird man wearing weird-ass sunglasses?  I don't know either.

Friday, July 23, 2010


Ever inspired by my partner, I decided to do a quick paint using some of the themes that Eve uses throughout her paintings.  Overall, considering the time I spent on this one I'm pretty happy.  Perhaps I'll work on this a bit more in the future..

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Hunter Lola of the Little Neck Tribe.  5 min, Photoshop.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Grumpy old man that likes grape juice and wearing capes or the Lord of Darkness?  You decide.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Taxi!  Figured I'd loosen up a bit with some graphic work.  I must admit, it is a lot more fun than going crazy with rendering and whatnot..

Monday, July 19, 2010


I did this quick sketch/paint for the M+S blog topic that Eve wrote about "Protecting your art."

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Waaa, almost late with this one.  Sorry, Eve and I took a short jaunt to San Mateo to drop off some of her prints at Sweet Breams, a place that sells art and mini-taiyaki.  Woo!

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Playing around with a texture technique I read in a magazine.  Seems to work fine enough.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Everyone knows attacking yetis head-on is foolish.  Some knights apparently just don't think about these sorts of things...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Digital, Lady No-Sleep.  Done for the Monkey + Seal blog. She looks like a frog, sorta, but whatevs.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


If you get killed by laser-beam-eye-blasts because you weren't respecting a lady, you get absolutely no sympathy from me.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010


A bit more work done on "The Chase."  I added the bridge, darkened some values, etc., etc.  Still a long way to go, but I'm going to try and work on it at least once a week until I'm happy.

PS - Thank you to everyone who came out to the show!  I'm exhausted and ready to pass out, but it was awesome!  I hope you feel the same (about the awesomeness, not the exhaustion).

Saturday, July 10, 2010

07/10/10 - Alien/ation

They're coming!!!!!!!

Who is coming, you might ask?  Hyphen and Paper Hat Productions, that's who, and we're taking Space Gallery by storm! 

Yes, tonight is the night where awesomeness will be had at 1141 Polk St. (@ Hemlock) from 7-midnight.  Bring cash, since it's a cash only bar, and bring credit cards, since the artwork on the walls is off the hook.  So yeah, get on that and really, if you read this and haven't met me personally, please stop by and say hi.  I'm a pretty friendly guy and would love to meet you!

Awesome, see you tonight for the Art Riot Extravaganza!

All the details HERE!

Friday, July 9, 2010


I absolutely NEVER draw the stereotypical babe-in-the-wilderness type stuff (I'm possibly the exact opposite of Frank Cho, who is damn good at what he does), but I figured since I never do it, I should at least do a quick sketch of one once in my life.  Here it is, most likely never to be finished. 

And no, the symbolism is not lost on me.

PS - Tomorrow night (ie. July 10th) is the Alien/ation show that Eve and I are putting on.  We'd really love to see you there, and you'll get to see my new body of work.  Woo!  We also appreciate RSVPing on our Facebook event page.  Thanks!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Quick gesture sketch in photoshop.  Go go dancing queen!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Once again, an illustration for Monkey + Seal, on a blog post about deadlines. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Admittedly, this was not done today, but I figured I'd post this little poorly-shot photo of part of this piece for the show.  It's title is "Inner Demons I."   The painting is actually a bit longer, with better cropping, but I was in a hurry to snap this photo before I had to run to the gallery to hang my stuff.  Once again, it'll be part of my contribution to the Hyphen Magazine x Paper Hat Productions Alien/ation show at Space gallery.  The show is on July 10th, and I'll be live paintings, so I really hope you show up and say hi!  Really, I like meeting people, so say hi!

Monday, July 5, 2010


Quick digital paint for the Monkey + Seal post today about waiting for others' approval.  You don't need it, really, so you should go and do what you love!  Check it out at the Monkey + Seal blog!

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Crappy photo of the final piece.  Inner Demons V - 25.5" x 26.5" - Acrylic on reclaimed IKEA table piece.

It'll be shown now through July 10th at Space gallery.  Check out the closing night party!  More details at

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Ug, sorry I was late again today.  Lame.

Anyway, the above left sketch is something I whipped out in my sketchbook as a quick basic sketch for one of my paintings.  The one on the right is a 5-min digital paint, so you can see basically what's going on. 

Since we hang for our Alien/ation show tomorrow, I'll do my best to take some pics of the finished piece for tomorrow or the next day.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Ug, sorry I was a bit late on this one.  Thought I had posted this, but apparently I hadn't.  Whoopsie!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Happy July everyone!  Here is a ninja robot out if you are eating a banana, as he will totally kick your ass to get one.