Tuesday, April 29, 2014

My #starwarslegion helmet sculpted with Milliput, painted with cel vinyl and acrylic paint, stuffed and mounted. The plaque reads: Red-tailed Stag Trooper #starwars #maythe4th http://goo.gl/gVN8TF

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Rage Bear

Here's a couple of shots of my piece for the Rage Bear: Juggling Awesome show that opened last night in Downtown Santa Ana and will be up through the end of December. (24"x36"in - acrylic & oil on canvas)

125 N. Broadway
Santa Ana CA 92701

Other participating artists include:

Kelly Delanty, Alex Leon, Kevin Bentz, Candice Lee, Jack Sy, Paul Grab, Isaak Lien, Nathan Drobnack, Diana Drobnack, Jerry Ortega, Kingsley Harden, K Godfrey, Ray Mendoza, Corey Peters, Jia Tan, Casey KC Matsumoto, Eugene Negri, Tiffany Ma, Aaron Jones, Alex Santaclara
— at CSUF Grand Central Art Center.

UPDATE:  Prints now available!


Friday, June 14, 2013

The Blue Dad Show

Welcome to the Blue Dad Show!  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Enchante Mademoiselle Poulpe!

4" x 6" Watercolor on paper with colored pencil

I did this little piece for the Smash Arts & Letters Sale to benefit the arts program at Santa Monica Alternative School of choice.  This other pieces will go on sale Saturday, November 17, 2012.  For more details see www.smashartsale.com

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Meet Gordon (a.k.a. Blue Dad)

A few months ago I challenged some coworkers and myself to make a Muppet-style puppet in our own likeness.  I used a few of the simple series body patterns from Project Puppet, up-sized the patterns to 125% and had my mother teach me to sew.  I'm pretty happy with Muppet #1 and am working on 2 more.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Pirate Sketches

Black Prismacolor on 9 x 12 Canson Sketch Bond

John Tucker is among the most gifted of art models. I've drawn him at a number of different classes and workshops and am always delighted to learn he will be the model for that session. He has the uncanny ability to become the character he is posing as whether it be a cowboy, a clown, or in this case a pirate. Every time he holds one of his exaggerated facial expressions I smile inwardly and then scramble to to try and capture his gift before the timer goes off. Thank you, John!

Monday, February 08, 2010

Profile of a Woman

Acrylic on Illustration board 16" x 20"

Another portrait for Sean's class at DCP.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009


I was approached a few weeks ago to do this caricature of my boss's boss's boss's boss's boss for a company event.

(digital painting using Photoshop)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mouse Angel (a.k.a. Die Fledermaus)

My niece and I like to draw together and this time she suggested we each draw a mouse with wings. Here's my drawing done with a ballpoint pen and Pentel brush pen #101 Black.

Little Red and the Wolf

Just a few ballpoint pen sketches from my Molskine.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

New Post, Old Sketches

When I graduated back in 2007, I was given the fantastic opportunity to work as an undergraduate associate on the Character Art/Boy's Franchise team at Disney Consumer Products. It was a wonderful 7 months and I really treasure the time I spent there with the brilliant artists who continue to amaze and inspire me. Thanks for giving me my start, you guys! Here are some ball-point pen, moleskine sketches I did of some of my fellow DCPeeps during my stay. See if you can guess who they are.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

There's Nothing on TV

My wife and I have our TV shows, but we decided to watch them online after they air and not sign up for cable after we moved. It's such a relief to not have constant TV commercials blaring through the house. Woo hoo, Hulu.com!

Quick study painted in Photoshop CS3.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

2nd Munny show - Tomkat

Here's an image of my latest custom Munny creation.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Valentine's Day Tiger Munny

Some friends and I were each invited to create a Valentine's themed Munny for a show in Pasadena tonight.


Rooted Movement in West Covina will be displaying my friends’ and my Munny throughout March.

UPDATE! Here are pictures from the event: click here

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.

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.

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.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Landscape Painting with Dad

I go painting with my dad quite often. This last weekend we went to Paramount Ranch. If you haven't been there to paint plein air, you're crazy! It has an old ghost town-looking set that was the backdrop for Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and many other western sets from 1927 until present day. Here are my gouache efforts. The smaller two are 1.5" x 2.5" done in my moleskine sketchbook and the larger painting is on about 5" x 7" piece of illustration board. If you want to see my dad's he'll post it soon at his blog: http://sketchpainting.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Some Sketchbook Sketches

I'm still alive and here are the sketches to prove it!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Art Center Graduation Show - Friday, 08-17-2007

Hey, art blog friends! I am graduating this weekend from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. For all you people around the L.A. Area, this coming Friday on August 17th from 7:00PM until 10:00 PM, is the Art Center Graduation Show. Come check out the show and say "Hi" if you happen to recognize me standing next to the artwork you've seen posted on this blog over the last few years. www.artcenter.edu

Friday, July 27, 2007

Little Red Robin Hood and The Naughty Sheriff of Ham

I decided to use the animation background I posted earlier to create a fun Robin Hood story using animals in the place of people for my Advanced Sketching for Illustration final painting. Wait, ...Robin Hood...animals in the place of people...that's so original!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Digital Self Portrait

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Another Dang Painting

Acrylic on Illustration Board

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Hot Pink Lady and Cool Blue Girl

More acrylic paintings on illustration board from Gary Meyer's Advanced Sketching for Illustration class.