Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gone Sketchin'

As my blog states…Have Sketchbook. Will Travel. This one was just for me. So I used a looser approach and just tried to have fun with it.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Book Worm

I'll always prefer curling up with an actual book to reading novels on digital devices. It's just not the same without that old musty paper smell.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

It's A Hard Corps Life

A bit of fanart for my favorite client, the San Diego Derby Dolls. Maybe it can be used as poster art for an upcoming bout. Either way, this one should be fun to color.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Future Sketch

Okay, so maybe I've seen the movie Solarbabies one too many times. But who can blame me? Planet Earth has essentially turned into one huge skatepark. How cool is that? If you ask me, that's a future worth sketching about!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Another Round

Here's another look at my comic strip concept. The figures are a bit stiff, which I attribute to the stylized digital inking. I may have to try a looser drawn approach.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Just Ducky

As a way to brush up on my storytelling skills I gave myself a quick stand alone project…a comic strip. This also allows me to focus on digital inking without the need to go to color. This is my first attempt at what I hope will be many more comic strips to come.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

It's Always Something

Once and a while I'll forget to include certain details in a sketch and have to make adjustments later. In this particular case it was an easy fix. See if you can spot the difference between sketch and final color.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Ride Sally Ride

A bit of Dr. Seuss inspired whimsy. Not sure if I'll have time to clean it up and go to color anytime soon. But I'll post it on my blog if and when I do.

Friday, June 6, 2014

King Me

For this piece I mixed things up by utilizing Photoshop brushes I was unfamiliar with rather than relying on my usual favorites. I think I found a few keepers in the bunch.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Quick Turnaround

Drawing turnarounds is a great exercise to strengthen consistency. Plus, once they're done, they can be used for future reference…and reference is always a good thing.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sketch Du Jour

Here's a freshly brewed sketch to perk up your day! I've been drawing a lot of figures with tattoos, lately. They can add so much to a character's personality. Plus, they're simply fun to draw. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Work In Progress

Here are some character designs for a side project I've started. If all goes well I'll post more images.

Thursday, March 20, 2014


I'm currently working on some new promo pieces for the San Diego Derby Dolls. I created this vector illustration for a recruitment flyer I'll be designing soon.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Stay Loose

There're are a lot of happy accidents that occur while working loosely that can add extra flourish to a final piece. So I'm always fighting against my own impulse to tighten up illustrations. Sometimes an earlier color study can wind up being the stronger piece of work.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Voice in the Wilderness

Most of the time I have a pretty clear picture in my head what I'm about to draw. But occasionally a drawing will come out of nowhere and surprise me. I'm not entirely sure where this little guy came from. But he's made himself heard.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

El Gazapo!

Never Fear! El Gazapo Is Here! How much do I love that gazapo means both young rabbit and blunder in Spanish? I think it's the perfect name for my fuzzy long-eared luchador friend here.

…and the sketch.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Prehistoric - Part 2

I'm happier overall with the drawing on this one. But I've lost the zany quality of the previous sketch by reworking the proportions. I have a sneaky feeling this guy will be showing up in my sketchbook a lot more.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Prehistoric - Part 1

I always wanted a pet dinosaur…Who doesn't? So I imagined this one acting like a puppy, jumping at the sight of his own tail, etc. Of course, now I want to draw him chasing his tail or playing fetch with a big bone.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jazz Hands!

When I'm having fun drawing I think it shows through in my sketches. At least, that's always the hope…and this one made me smile.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Face Time

My New Year's resolution is to practice, practice, practice…to get back to the point where I'm sketching nearly everyday. To that end, here are my first sketches of the new year.