Wednesday, December 20, 2006

castoffs


Here's some designs for a project I got to do development work on! But they were rejected in favor of my talented friend Joe's much more cartoony designs! Good job Joe!

here's some older stuff I dug up that has nothing to do with anything


some animal-ish character designs I never fleshed out.


early character stuff for a commission I was working on (IN FLASH!). I ended up changing the final design but I always liked these originals. It's really hard for me to make decent looking Flash puppets. This was one of the rare times that it worked out decently.


a sexy belly-dancer design from like 2 years ago. It was for the first professional project I ever directed. :3

Friday, December 01, 2006

Fan art



I had a hunger for cartoons this morning and I started watching Dexter's Lab episodes on Youtube.

Some of my favorites:
Mock 5
Aye Aye Eyes
Decode of Honor
G.I.R.L. Squad

Really cool direction. Wish I could work on cartoons as free-wheeling as these. Alright back to work.

Monday, November 13, 2006

it's all about to change

Here's a few more images of the characters from the new [secretproject]. I'll lay it on you:




The Force is strong, unrefined but not without his elegance. He's been heard to say innapropriate comments. But he's the driving force. The Force.




Eff is somewhat neurotic but he's a complete ass if he wants to be. He's that annoying guy you hate hate hate but for some reason he seems so laid back.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Space Gogo Dance 100% YES!


This is Ophelia, Princess of Sector XBBA. She's from yet another old comic of mine that was never finished(my fault entirely). I was only illustrating this comic. the writing was where the funny came from. Of all my unfinished projects I feel the most guilty about not finishing this because it was a collaboration.

Oh well! Enjoy the picture

Thursday, November 09, 2006

easier said than done

I recently had a chance to make an illustration for an advertisement using one of my characters. The original idea was to take this image from my film, add a new headline and slap it on a page:



But let's be honest. That would look terrible. I hate when marketing people repurpose screenshots instead of making new artwork, and I drew that picture a year ago. So I did a new one:



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EDIT: I think I should mention(cause it's weird), that the inking style is inspired by Looney Tunes Licensing art. I notice this sort of thing because I'm a huge nerd, but bear with me here. For the longest time, Looney Tunes artwork was really really crappy, over-simplified versions of Chuck Jones model sheets wearing basketball jerseys or whatever. UGH. Recently though, they've been making new poses based on Bob Clampett's designs, and they look fantastic. My goal with the above piece was to create some "corporate" cartoon art, so I decided to copy them. Here's what I mean:

Neither of these are quite the epitome of cartoon art, but any shmoe on the street could identify the Daffy on the right as more appealing.

Plus, Clampett's Daffy is just plain old superior to Jones' Daffy. but I guess that's a nerd rant for another time.

Friday, October 20, 2006

oh my poor bloggy

I been neglecting the blogosphere recently, cause I'm hard at work on a new project. It's going to end up being a mix of cartoon, comics, and stupid music. Here's a little teaser of what I've got going:





Sunday, September 10, 2006

Fashion week

Every lunch at work, Joe, Danny and I go to the park to draw people. This week was fashion week so there were lots of characters for us to draw. Here's a page:

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Post-its in the morning!

Post-its in the evening!
Post-its at suppertime!



That second post it was cribbed from one of Joe Cappabianca's designs.

I think we can all agree that Post-its are sweet

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

just some lil ol' drawins

I've been busy lately, trying to move into a new place, etc etc. But I've also been drawing a lot. here's some of the fun stuff:


This is Bug, a character I've had since 5th grade, but he's grown up now. He lives in the same world as IG from the last entry, they they aren't aquaintences. Bug is misanthropy personified but he wonders why he doesn't have more friends.


Cherry. From a comic I used to do. This pose is really generic. I want to return to this comic someday but I don't think I can draw it like I used to. She's looking at something. Yeah.


Here's a weird nerd that I've been re-designing for a few years now. I don't really know what his deal is. He's got an obsession with a mid-90s educational japanese cartoon named "SEX-BOTS" and he's trying his hardest to get it released on DVD.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

IG

Just a quick color job for a character design I'm working on-



Her name's Idaho Gajendra but her friends call her IG. She goes to technical school to learn sound design but she thinks it was a huge mistake.

second post

Here's some recent doodles wot I dun:

The phrase "deer poop" was coined by yours truly some 2 years ago. Or maybe 1 year ago? I forget which. Anyway this was some girl on the bus who was talking really loud.


This is my dog. I spent the weekend at my parents' and I hung out with her most of the time.


post-it note at work, fanart of Candi by my friend Starline

Uh I have some other drawings too but I'll post them later!

first post

Some stuff about myself:
Sometimes I have trouble drawing exactly whats in my mind because I don't have as much technical skill as my friends do. This bolg will be an attempt to challenge myself or something.