Friday, December 18, 2009

Yikes! More Traffic School Sketches!

For those that follow this blog (the few of you out there!), you may remember some sketches I posted from traffic school not too long ago. Well... sadly, I got another ticket and recently had to complete 12 more hours! Shit!!

Anyhoo, I brought my sketchbook, and while the voice of Craig T. Nelson could be heard narrating the instructional video in the background I sketched for hours. The world was perfect again.

The sad part is that despite all of this I still have no desire to drive slow.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Another talented co-worker. Got inspired to try and hit her with some color. Prismacolor markers.

Monday, November 23, 2009


Can't get enough of this monkey! One of my favorite people to caricature. Vince is truly a good sport... and he always brings the energy!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sci-Fi Suckas!

Two of my favorite people. Sometimes the mind wanders and you just gotta roll with it. I have no idea where I was trying to go with this. I originally wanted to try and caricature Eddie and Vince by memory. So I worked it out in my sketchbook and just decided to stretch it out a bit. I liked the drawing so much that I went ahead and rendered it in order to avoid another plain 'ol sketch on the blog. Trying to raise the to speak.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bizarro World

My co-worker and good friend, Ryan Astamendi, and I always joke with each other about how vastly different our lives are. Every Monday we deliver the standard, "What did you do this weekend?" My weekends usually consist of yard work, birthday parties and early bedtimes. His weekends usually consist of...Well, let's just say that his weekends yield new photos of half-naked brunettes. Bastard!

Anyhoo, last Saturday I was knee-deep in tree roots and thinking to myself, "This is as pure an example of what I do on weekends as anything! I really need to document this. Hopefully I can laugh about it...Otherwise, I'm going to cry!

And this is how Ry spent his weekend.


Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

Creature Sketch!

This is Greg. He enjoys bringing misery to the world around him. You wouldn't know it by looking at him. He seems relatively harmless. But if you happen to wake up early one morning, just as the sun peers out over the hills, don't be surprised if you catch him trampling in your garden.

Monday, July 20, 2009

A Stitch In Time...

Well...almost in time. It was a day late but overall I'm happy with it.

These types of projects are so much fun because it presents an opportunity to see how other people approach a similar canvas, which in this case is a white, 3-Dimensional vinyl figure. I thoroughly enjoyed the dialogue I had with all of my co-workers who were also taking part in this "experiment," and loved seeing the outcome. Thanks to Whitney, Ronnie V, Tanner and Quinn for their insight.

But I would have to say the best part overall was that my daughter was so enthralled by what I was doing that she wanted to come outside and "paint" with daddy. So I set up her easel, grabbed her watercolors and my daughter and I painted alongside each other for the first time. It was truly one of those moments that will stay with me forever. As a result I'm planning on buying her a small, white vinyl figure that she can have fun with in the hopes that she too will have something to take away from this experience. I'll keep you posted...

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Vince and Ryan, the only two people who still visit my blog, have been bugging me lately to put up something new. So this one is for them.
To explain, I feel very fortunate to work with people who are not only extremely talented but are people with whom I genuinely get along with. Vince and Ryan are like "brothers from a different mother." When one of us is missing, there's a complete shift in the way noises, dialogue and laughter flow from our workspace. Probably to the relief of those around us. I have a sneaking suspicion, though, that as I grow older and continue in my career as an artist that I will look back at this time in my life and fondly refer to it as the Golden Years.
Scary thought.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Train Sketch and Render

Here's another head sketch from the train last week. This guy was sleeping a couple rows in front of me. Perfect candidate. Decided to do some basic rendering to break up the monotony of this dreary blog. I think I need some cupcakes.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Head Sketches

I was really bummed that I was unable to enroll in this semesters "Head Drawing" class at Disney. In light of my frustration I decided to focus on sketching only heads on the train and at work. Here are some of the results.