Thursday, May 17, 2007

Playful Bears

I posted some warm up sketches of bears awhile back.... here is a color marker render of my favorite from that series..

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Joe Weatherly

Many of my online fans seem to really like my animal drawings and designs....well meet the man behind the man...
  • Joe Weatherly
  • . Joe is my former mentor and now good friend who got my skills to where they are. My expertise in the discipline of animal drawing would be non-existent without this amazingly talented and experienced artist. His first book, The Weatherly Guide to Drawing Animals has over 4000 copies in circulation and continues to gain fame as THE book on animal drawing.Well, now Joe has a second book, Animal Essence(pictured above) that displays his paintings, illustrations and the steps he takes when embarking on a new wildlife piece. It also shows a rare look into his research trip to the rainforest to study jaguars in their natural habitat.
    His book is being debuted at a special event at his artist studio in Santa Ana(where the walls are covered w/this artrist's master wildlife paintings)

    Saturday May 19th from 5pm-10pm @

    Weatherly Studio Loft
    263 North Bush Street
    Santa Ana, CA 92701

    Try and make time for this one time special event and meet the artist behind the artist...and be one of the first to have this amazing book....which will be signed by Joe himself.

    Friday, May 11, 2007

    San Jose State Lecture

    Well my book continues to bring me the honor of being a guest speaker @ many colleges,events and conventions... I recently was flown up to San Jose State to give a lecture,demo, and portfolio review for the animation club, Shrunken Head Men club..
    It was a great time...showed over 125 slides of my work, both professioal and personal, did a demo on shape exploitation, and reviewed the students work....a lot of talent up there folks... I mean it, I was thoroughly impressed...many from this club will be working alongside of us soon...

    Anyway here are some of the pics... almost 100 people showed up although in these photos many had been scared away by this time.......guess forgetting to shower had its consequences.

    Thursday, May 03, 2007

    Commission...Calgary Expo 2007

    I recently was invited to exhibit @ the Calgary Expo 2007, on April 29th..... I was contacted previously to do a commission of an attendees characters...of course I went for it when I saw one of his characters was a tiger.... Here is a scan of the commission, I actually really enjoyed doing this one, hopefully Erik enjoyed it just as much....

    Pictures of my time @ the Expo will soon follow...

    Tuesday, May 01, 2007

    Class sketches

    A page of lion character sketches did as a demo for my class @CNS,; all about elaboration,exploration and exaggeration of character.