Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tiger Butterfly Narrative Series No.4

Here is the 3rd image of a 5 part narrative series of illustrations for Tiger and Butterfly. I posted the first installment couple months ago.

(Color pencil on Canson paper(20x25))

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Demo from last semester

Here is a demo from last semester. ..lesson plan was How to Design Graphic Style Without Loss of Life,Personality and Energy!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Samples for my Students

I did this King Cobra design for my students, as an example of a "graphic and iconic" design style for the first half of term assignment.
(Concept Design Academy in Pasadena)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Reef Shark Sketches

More sketches for Coastal Streamline TShirt company..... special order for one of their clients. fun to do....and relatively quick.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

VIGNALI in your pocket!

I would like to you to meet Marcelo Vignali. If you dont know his work, well, you should. A mentor of mine while working @Sony and now a good friend, Marcelo's work graces the screen of so many animated films from Mulan and Lilo and Stitch to Open Season and Surf's Up. He is one of the top art directors, production designers and visual development artists in the animation industry. He has become more familiar to the mass public in recent years through his blog
  • and his constant postings of his Sketchclub drawings and previous professional work. Well now you can own a piece of his amazing images with his first official publication, made for the digital era, his own iphone/itouch app sketchbook titled " Sketchclub" (volume one) His work has been an inspiration to me long before we became good friends and now you too can enjoy the genius craft of my friend and mentor Marcelo Vignali.

    Just go to
  • to buy it today for only $2.99!!! 30 images for only $2.99? What a deal! All ready to go in your pocket on your iphone or itouch.

    Friday, February 05, 2010

    More Warm Up Sketches.....Dragons!

    Here is another page of warm up sketches of dragons ;these were spread out over a period of time. Will go back and finish some of them up for publication down the line. Enjoy!

    Thursday, February 04, 2010

    My friend...The Awesome Jason Seiler!

    Check out the amazing work that the uber-talented Jason Seiler did for this new movie The People Versus George Lucas.
    I am sure it will be a hit and with Jason's work gracing the poster it will send it to the top of the movie must see list.....
    See it all right here

    From Jason's site

    "It's been a while since I've had any time to post any new work, most of what I've been doing lately cannot be shared on line for quite some time. I can finally share my most recent project, the official movie poster for "The People VS George Lucas". A lot of work went into this piece. I don't want to go on too much right now, but I do want to thank my pal Otto for shooting great reference pics for me and of course my models, Nathan Cameron, Josh Helle and my father-in-law Vic Williams, who sort of looks like George Lucas. And last but not least my wife and kids for putting up with all the late nights and long hours! I should also say that my friend Thor did the layout and design of the poster, and I think he did an excellent job!" Jason Seiler

    The amazing work is above, with a detailed version below...and go to Jason's site @ this link to find out more
  • Seiler is a GENIUS....Lucas poster master piece!

  • Monday, February 01, 2010

    Warm Up sketch

    did this the other morning for a warm up before jumping into work. This was all about putting the tool on the screen and just going...feeling the energy and life of the subject...
    I did it with a digital brush pen in Sketchbook pro