Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012


Here's the third and final of the series. Been a busy time of year, so I'm glad I had some time off to finish 'em up!

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Here's the 2nd of the 3 animal paintings that I'm currently doing up for my cousin's baby's room.

Monday, October 8, 2012


Drawing a few animals for my cousin's new born's room. First of 3 is a bear.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

30 Day Challenge - Fav's

So, the last day of the 30 day challenge was today - I actually finished!

Here's a selection of my favorites. I hope you enjoy!

Unexpected Houseguest (Cousin Eddie):

Koalas vs Pandas (WWF):

An Amazing Treehouse:

Something Disney:

A Superhero:

A New Children's Product (Monster Catcher):


Sweet Ride:

Monster Hiding Under Bed:

Draw Anything (caricature of Danny Kaye):


A Mighty Pirate:

A Mobster:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Day 1: Villainous Animal

Alrighty - inspired by a handful of Bond villains.

Colonel Maus

Funny Thing

So...part way in to my 2nd 30 day challenge, my team at work created our own - where each team member provided a few topics, and we picked the 30 best. Sorry to ditch one part way through, but the one's our team came up with were better anyway.

30 Day Challenge now begins.

Only rules - you must do 30 drawings within a 30 day span...as long as you have 30 drawings at the end, all is fine in the world.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Day 9: Dinosaur

Started drawing, and just felt like drawing triangles...just experimented with this.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Day 6: Hybrid Animal

Sea Owl.

Day 5: President (As An Action Hero)

Day 5 - "W." as Rambo.

Random Sketch

Another random sketch...

Interruption to Regular Programming

So, I was at the beach yesterday doing a random hand study. Thanks to Steven Silver's Pose Book App - which is brilliant, btw.

Some I'm fairly happy with, others, not so much. What can I say - they were quick studies...

Thought I'd post it.

We'll return to our regular 30 day challenge programming after this message.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day 4: Small Inanimate Object Coming To Life

Our Magic Bullet comes to life pretty much every morning. :)

Day 3: Monster (Bad)

Messy Monster is evil.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Stay Tuned...

The next couple will be up tomorrow - been a busy weekend so far...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Day 2: Monster (Good)

Day 2 of the challenge is a good monster. Tried playing with a few different shapes for this one, and this was what I landed on.

A bit about him: His heart is so warm, he radiates heat. Partially the reason his heart is located in his antennae. Self defense mechanism is killing his enemies with kindness. Yay cheese!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Day 1: Self Portrait

Decided I need another spurt of drawing every day - with a specific topic to get the brain muscles working. Found another drawing challenge, so here goes! Time yet again for my followers to get tired of my tweets and facebook updates!

Day 1 is (fancy that), a Self Portrait.  Thought I'd give a glimpse into what my work days have looked like for the past couple years since I began focusing mainly on managing a team, directing others art, among other things (email, email, email)...


Another Drawing Challenge

Ok, so I stumbled upon another drawing challenge.  This one's got some interesting topics that will take a bit to wrap my head around, but I think it'll be fun.  Again, we'll see if I can actually keep up with the thirty days - I'll do my best.

Take a look.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Been on pinterest for a while now, but thought it might be cool to share my pinboards on my blog.  Been pretty inspired by modern architecture lately...

tenminutes pinterest pinboard

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Storm Hawks Reel

Thought it might be fun to post some of my production animation work that I did while working at Nerdcorps Ent. on Storm Hawks.  Fun times.  :)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Half Measure

Trying out a character design for an animation challenge. Thought I'd try my hand at this month's 11 Second Club. We'll see if I finish in time...

In any case, I'm going to post my progress, even if I don't hit the end of the month deadline.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Thought I'd give Steven Silver's app a go and ref a pose for this drawing.

Also mosey'd over to Illustration Friday and found that the topic was "Intention". This is what came of it. Love myself the Hook and Tinkerbell. :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Day 30: A Congrats Banner For Finishing The Challenge!

Well, I did it! My first 30 Day Challenge! It was a great learning experience, and I feel I've improved based on it. It's inspired me to draw more, and learn more, so I'm thinking my blog will be a little more active than it's been in past years. Thanks for joining me on the journey!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Day 29: A Place You Want To Go

Another quick speed paint of Paris...A Place I Want To Go!

Day 28: Anything You Want

Speed paint of San Fran. Love this city!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Day 21: Something I Want

I've always wanted a hover converted car. They'd better invent one before 2015, otherwise I will not be very happy. I'll take mine with the flux capacitor upgrade, please.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Day 20: Something Orange

What could be more orange than a fox sitting on a pumpkin eating doritos and drinking orange pekoe tea?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Day 19: Something New

I don't buy many new things, I've noticed...

Something I did buy recently was a 3x3 illustration annual. There's a lot of inspirational illustrations in it, so I thought I'd draw myself reading it. Hope you enjoy!

Day 18: Doodle

I suppose you can say I did a bit more than a doodle for this one...but I consider a lot of the sketching I do "doodles". Saw "The Artist" last week, so thought I'd draw something inspired by the film.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Day 16: Inspiration

Day 16 is Inspiration. Life is my inspiration - and I can't think of anything that signify's the beauty of life better than the little plant Wall-E finds among all the garbage and dead in the world. Sometimes inspiration is hard to find, but if you sort through enough garbage, you're bound to find it. That's about as deep as I get.

I also love Pixar, am always inspired by their films, and am a huge fan of Andrew Stanton, so there's more than just the plant that inspires me in this illustration.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Day 11: Turning Point In Your Life

Rough Color:


Well...life hasn't been the same since I married Les, so I'd have to say that was my turning point. So much good has come about since then - can't count the number of blessings!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Day 8: Favorite Animated Character

The wonderful thing about Tiggers!

This one turned out to be tougher than I thought - since my favorite animated character changes pretty much every week. Tigger won today though.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Day 7: Favorite Word

2 turkeys playing scrabble is a load of Gobbledygook!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Day 6: Favorite Book Character

I'm a HUGE Bill Peet fan. Love what he did for Disney as a story artist. His children's stories especially strike a chord with me, so I present my favorite book character: Buford the Little Bighorn.

Day 5: Best Friend

Day 5 challenge is to draw your best friend. I present the girl who married me. Another one to add some color to.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Day 4: Favorite Place

A little late posting on this one - day 4 is my favorite place. Here's a quick sketch of "Il Campo" in Siena Italy.