Thursday, October 29, 2009


It's no secret that I love zombies, and I love playing Left 4 Dead. I thought it would be fun to make some of pixel art of one of my favorite characters from one of my favorite games. I had fun making this, and I might make some more of these featuring some of the other special infected and characters while I anxiously await Left 4 Dead 2. Nov 17th can't come soon enough. I can't wait to smack away at the zombie hoardes with a frying pan :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

To do list...

...Finish this illustration at some point. I've had this color rough laying around for a month or so already. I'm thinking maybe posting it will help get me motivated to finish it. I started work on the final, but got distracted by some other things; and now my friend wants me to do some artwork for his band. Will the Jezebel illustration ever get finished? Stay tuned to find out :) Found a couple Colors! paintings I had lying around as well.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

iPhone paintings

Tried doing some painting on my iPhone today using Autodesk's new Sketchbook app. I'm fairly happy with the results. The stylus I got is definitely a lot better than trying to use your finger, but the mushy tip still makes it a bit imprecise. Maybe I just need to get more used to it, but trying to do some fine line work seem kinda tough. Not bad though. Having layers, undo, and redo are awesome. I just wish it had a brush size preview instead of the brush size as a number. Maybe next release. (fingers crossed)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Busy Day

The planets aligned, and somehow SketchCrawl and Gallery Girls ended up being on the same day. I wish they would have been spread out a bit, but that's the way it goes. Spent all afternoon drawing in North Beach in the city, came home for a couple of hours to eat, then back to the city for Gallery Girls. They had an Edward Gorey theme this time. Had a good time as usual, but I overheard they're not doing another one until March, which is a bummer. Hopefully I heard wrong. I wish they did them more often.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Hot in the shade

Spent some time in Pleasanton today. Pleasanton is a strange place, it's got the whole "Small Town USA" thing going on there, except with fancy boutique stores. It was hot as hell there today, but we did manage to find a park with some nice shade to do a little drawing.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Another 20s Sketch

Another study for the upcoming illustration.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Roaring Twenties

Here's a character/style study for an illustration I'm working on. I'm liking the look of this one. Simple.

Here's one from lunch. I feel I'm slowly getting the grip on how to draw architecture.

Monday, July 13, 2009

SketchCrawl in the Presidio

I decided to get out the watercolors for Saturday's SketchCrawl. It was a nice change of pace. I was mostly trying to get the colors correct, and get back some of my traditional color mixing skills. Digital painting has ruined me! I really enjoyed it though and think I'm going to start doing it more; maybe with some ink line work.

This was the first time I'd been to the Presidio. It was really nice. Great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay. The Palace of Fine Arts Theater was very cool and a little overwhelming. It managed to make it into each piece. Apparently a lot of people get their wedding pictures taken there. I saw at least three couples getting their pictures taken. I also managed to get a wicked sunburn. I forgot how much a sunburn hurts. Lousy sun.

View from Chrissy Field

Palace of Fine Arts Theater

Statue of Eadweard Muybridge

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Yar, sometimes I wonder why I bother plunderin' at all.

Here' some new stuff from the latest Gallery Girls event and a piece I made for an internal art contest at Autodesk.

Autodesk recently held an employee art contest. The only rules were that you have to use our Sketchbook Pro software. I figured it wouldn't look to good if I didn't at least enter something. They are having prizes though, one of which is the sexy new Wacom tablet.

In the time I spent making this, I realized I don't really care for Sketchbook Pro too much. I just kept wishing it was Photoshop the whole time; no color editing or layer blending modes. Lame!

The Gallery Girls event was a pirate theme this time, much better than the hippies. Too bad they don't have these more often.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Saturday in the city

Did a little sketching in North Beach on Saturday. Gotta work on drawing environments and architecture more.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Here are a few new ones from SketchCrawl over the weekend. After the initial confusion of trying to meet up with everyone, it was a great time. I got to see some people I hadn't seen in a while, and managed to get a sunburn as well. I've also thrown a few lunchtime sketches into the mix. I've been trying out my new brush pen; great for laying in large dark shapes. Still feels a bit "heavy handed" at the moment, maybe it's just me though.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Goddamned hippies!

Here are a few new ones from the latest Gallery Girls event in SF. The theme was 60's Love-In. I had a good time as usual, but I have to say this was the weakest theme they've had so far. I like it much better when they do more unusual themes. Can't wait to see what the next one is.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New header, and a few figures

Well, after a little more than a year, I finally managed to replace that ugly placeholder header. Much better; got a few new figure drawings as well. I hate those days that you just can't find your groove, when it feels like you're struggling to get the lines right. Saturday was one of those days. There's a certain flow I usually get going after the short poses, but it managed to elude me the entire day.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Spinning Bird Kick!

Here's the latest one from our bi-weely illustration. The word for this one was kinetic. I thought it would be a great opportunity to do a little Chun-Li fan art, to celebrate the release of Street Fighter IV. The only fighting game that matters! :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

New life drawings

Here are some new ones from Saturday's life drawing session at UC Berkeley. The do a 40 minute pose for the last pose of the day, which is a pretty long time for me to spend on one pose without painting. Gonna have to work on my rendering skills.