Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thanksgiving Dinner Maze

Click the image to see the final art on this Thanksgiving Maze I did.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Werewolf Papercraft

I designed this trucker werewolf based on a paper craft template conceived of by the great Mario Zavala. To see the trucker wolf's other possible accessories and to perhaps even build him for your workplace this Halloween, click here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Unsuspecting Suspect Sketches

Here are a few sketches of unsuspecting artists who think I'm drawing the model, but I'm drawing them drawing the model. I'm so sneaky. I'll try to post again soon with more stuff.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Sk8ology Show

Shameless self-promotions are shameful...

...except when it's for charity, right?

Hello Blog friends! Some friends and I are going to be in a charity art show on Saturday August 23, 2008. Each artist was given a blank skate deck to paint on.

The show will take place at:

ISM: gallery at the Koos Art Center
540 East Broadway
Long Beach, California 90802

and then it will travel to San Diego in September for the Action Sports Retailer (ASR) Trade Show.

The purpose of the show is to "raise awareness and resources in an effort to support Now That You Know, a non-profit organization that helps to provide ambitious girls from developing countries a secure environment for learning and growth. Proceeds will also contribute to benefiting the youth of our society through the artistic enrichment of our community."

For more information visit: http://www.ismcommunity.org/sk8ology

Hope you can make it!

Here's a glimpse of part of my board.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Malibu Pier

Gouache on Illustration board 9.25" x 7.75"

I recently went landscape painting with my dad and uncle. This is my attempt. Weird how my dad's painting of the same beach has a crowd of people and mine only has a lone surfer.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Film Noir Kid

This is a concept painting for a children's book project I was working on recently. It was done in Photoshop.


Just trying to keep myself motivated to post more often. Here's a quick Photoshop sketch.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

2nd Son of a 2nd Son

I've been creating Illustrator work to add to my portfolio recently and thought it would be fun to honor my little creepy-crawly boy who's turning a year old this Sunday. (He's waving to me in the cell phone pic.)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Watching Jen watching AFV while looking @ bills

My wife and I love to watch America's Funniest Home Videos together after the kids have gone to bed. I must admit that as a skinny tween I watched and loved the show when it first aired in the late 80's, but gave it up in the early 90's as I realized a person could only watch so much footage of unwary fathers getting hit in the crotch by innocent little leaguers. I'm not sure when we started watching the show again, but I'm certain it was after we had our first son. One of the most appealing things about the show to me now is watching my wife literally laugh her self to tears when some tiny, unsuspecting kid gets bounced off a trampoline like a rag doll or tossed off screen by a speeding beach ball. Her all time favorite on-screen misfortune involves an often slightly overweight person who naively stands ashore, strapped into a parasailing harness only to be dragged through the water seconds later like some sports fisherman’s dream catch. I think I enjoy watching her watch the show more than the show itself.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Quick Starts

These are some digital painting starts that I'm not sure I'm going to finish. Just thought I'd post 'em anyway.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

PIN 3 Show

The opening reception for the Power In Numbers 3 show at Nucleus Gallery in Alhambra was really fun. The show will still be up until April 28th so if you didn't get a chance to come, you should check it out. Thanks to all of you encouraged me along the way and a huge thanks for those who were able to make it out to the show. Thanks for the support! Also congrats to all who participated in the show. There were some uber-fantastic pieces in the show.

The images are cropped in versions of the pieces I did for the show. I cropped them just in case you're going to the show later and you didn't want to have the excitement and anticipation spoiled. If you do want to have your excitement spoiled click here.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Group Show @ Nucleus

Hello blog viewers and friends! For those of you interested, I'm going to be in Nucleus Gallery's 3rd annual Power in Numbers group show that runs April 12th-28th.

Opening Reception:
Saturday April 12, 2008, 7pm – 11pm.

This is a benefit show where 20% of all sales will go to the Make a Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles

For more information visit:

And feel free to pass the info along to anyone else who might be interested. Thanks!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Photoshop Class

I'm very fortunate to have been invited by Rich Tuzon to attend an intermediate Photoshop painting class that is being taught at work by one of my favorite teachers from school, Bob Kato. Basically Bob adapted his traditional painting technique as a way to paint digitally in Photoshop. This is a 2 hour master copy (caricatured a bit) of a one of Sargent's self portraits that I painted in tonight's class.