Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sketchbook Vol. 2 Coming Soon!

Coming in 2011!  My Sketchbook Vol. 2 featuring sketches from throughout 2010.  Vol. 2 kicks the crap out of Vol. 1, and it's more than twice the size, which gives it even more legroom to kick with.  42 pages of doodles and sundry others, including many previously unreleased drawings.  There will be a limited printing available for GigaCon 2011 in January, and a larger printing soon after.  If you can't pick it up at GigaCon you will soon be able to buy it online, right here even!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Kitty Kitty

Pre-watercolor pencils. 

Pie Time

This is an older illustration that I decided to clean up and ink.  I have no explanation for this scene.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Coming Soon

Triple post today. Here's the rough pencils for a new painting!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Sketchy Day

I'm working overtime to put a brand new 2010 sketchbook together for the printers!  Ive got two weeks to finish it.  The wife and I have tables at GigaCon 2011 in Washington DC this January.  We'll have prints, chat, and shiny shiny new sketchbooks.  Azure will also have her line of fine knitware (you want to click on it) on sale which is great because you will leave warmer than you arrived.

More info coming soon!

ASIFA Drawing Session FALL 2010 #6

Decent session last week, I only stayed for the first half though so I didn't get a chance to try out the brown paper sketchbook this time. These are 1-3 minute poses, still using the side of the pencil. Click the image for a larger version.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Bit of a new look for the blog, I've added an Illustration page and a Sketches page that I'm slowly updating. That way you won't need to sift through the back posts so much!

I had a little less of a sketch-heavy weekend than I originally hoped, but I do enjoy this cheerful fella.

An older sketch from my watercolor book that I decided to refine a little.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Watched Joel and the Bots riff on Hercules Against the Moon Men tonight and let the pencil wander where it wanted. 

Here's a random pen sketch from earlier this week, hanging out in a cool bakery of muffins and magic. 

We may actually have a free day this weekend (crazy!) and I'm looking forward to breaking out the paints.  Hope to get some new illustrations done in time for January!

Friday, November 12, 2010

From the Sketchbook 2

When I'm forming a new idea I let my mind and my pencil wander. Here's a few recent full pages on nonsense from the sketchbook.

ASIFA Drawing Sesson FALL 2010 #4

Had a good session tonight, so here's a bit larger post than usual.  I continued to sketch mostly with the flat of the pencil, trying to stay as loose as possible.

1-2 minutes:

3 minutes:

I started something new this session with a little sketchbook I picked up from Muji.  China marker and white charcoal is something I've never really tried outside of foundation studies back in college, but I'm enjoying it so far.  

These are 4-5 minutes:

And these are the last two pages of my little watercolor sketchbook.  I think I'm starting to get back into the swing of it.  I'll be looking for a new one with a little bit better paper.  These are 4 minutes each.  

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

There Has Been a Short Delay

Been a while since the last posting, but it's not for lack of working! Sesame Street has been pretty busy the past few weeks, and our weekends lately have generally been experienced as bright blurry things whizzing past us. I've also been building up a back catalog of sketches in preparation for a new sketchbook I hope to have printed by early next January! I'll be posting a few teasers here and thee in the next couple of months, but there's going to be a lot of stuff I'm keeping exclusive for the book. In the meantime here's stuff from the past two life drawing sketches.

Last week to change things up I tried sketching with just the flat of the pencil. I like how it helped me loosen up and focus on the motion of the figure. There's quite a different feeling between last week's sketches and the ones before. I've also just about finished with the little watercolor sketchbook! I'll be trying something new starting next session.

Poses 1-5 minutes.

Friday, October 15, 2010

ASIFA Drawing Session FALL 2010 #2

iThe model this week had such good gesture poses it's a shame I wasn't able to capture more of them. 1-5 minute poses.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Space Bear

Had a nice, productive Columbus Day his year. Gouache 5"x7". I might make this a print.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Little Scenes

A guy with a rockin' beard on the subway on the way to the Workshop. Drawn from memory in Flash in between files at work.

Quick brush-pen sketches in a corner cafe. I'm starting to re-train my eyes to look for interesting ways to frame a scene.

Friday, October 1, 2010

ASIFA Drawing Session FALL 2010 #1

ASIFA model drawing class is back for the season.  Tonight was the first session.  I'm really happy to get back into practice.  These are 1-5 minute gestures.  I want to try to really push motion and weight this season.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Pencils

Pencils for the new version of the space bear. I just need to figure out how to watercolor it without screwing it up.

Monday, September 20, 2010

From the Sketchbook

I just finished the old sketchbook and started a new one. Here's a few doodles from the last few pages!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Brooklyn Aquarium

Broke in my new sketchbook yesterday at the aquarium on Coney Island.

Friday, August 20, 2010

SpaceGlider Studios Tai-Chi Project Boards #2


Shots 20-23 from my wife's new short film.

Here they are in sequence from the animatic:

Double-click the art to see the large-scale versions.

More coming soon!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fire Island

We drove out to the beach yesterday with some friends. Beautiful day, but the riptide was amazingly strong. A wave caught my legs and back-flipped me onto my head. I gave Azure a sunhat for some reason. The little travel sketchbook I have isn't really made for watercolor. I think I need to get myself a better one going forward.

More TaiChi boards coming soon!

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Lake at Central Park

Last Sunday was Azure's birthday so we took a walk out to Central Park and rented a rowboat on the lake. I managed to get this sketched before the wind blew our boat away into the banks on the far side. Then we rowed back and went way uptown for some excellent Indian food.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Work Doodle

Little sketch in Flash while waiting on various file approvals.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

ASIFA Drawing Sesson Summer 2010 #4

This may or may not be the last model session of the summer season. I'll try to keep posting life drawing each week regardless since we missed so many of the classes this time around. Gotta try to get to the zoo!

I'm going to be compiling in the next week all the various life-drawings posted on the blog into a single "Life Drawing" page up on the main header.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

SpaceGlider Studios Tai-Chi Project Boards


Working on boards for a new animation production about Tai-Chi that my wife is currently directing. She's been handling most of the storyboarding work herself but I have a few more shots beside these coming.

We're working fast and loose on the boards for the most part , but since these shots are the first to introduce the character Lily and the technique of Tai_Chi I wanted to make sure that her form was as correct for the animators as I could make it.

Here they are played in sequence from the animatic:

(Click image twice for full viewing)

All boards drawn in Flash. The first and last boards in the sequence are cribbed from my wife's shots for continuity. There's tons more boards from the production over at her blog as well. Check it out!

More coming!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

ASIFA Drawing Sesson Summer 2010 #3

Trying to loosen up in the sketches.  It might take a few sessions to get the right kind of feel for it!