Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Playa del Lapiz

Here are a few of sketches I did on my trip to Mexico. I also took a ton of pictures and will post some of the best as the week goes on.

I have a strange fascination with thatched roofs. I think it's because they remind me of tropical relaxation and tiki bars (my favorite).

My vacation sketches tend to be from relaxed and stationary positions. So, I tend to draw what happens to be around, like this pool fountain or a rock. But I guess you have to practice drawing boring stuff too, right?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Boca Raton

I thought I would post this sketch of Remy (from a sculpt by Greg Dykstra, featured in the Art of Ratatouille book) before I headed off to Mexico for the weekend.

Have fun at work kids!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Monster Mash

This was too cool not to post. Over at you can use their Monster Sticker Name Generator (about halfway down the page) to make any message you like out of monster letter stickers circa 1974. Perfect to stick on your locker or Trapper Keeper!

I would love to see some of the talented artists around the web do their own versions of these. Mr. Vanhoozer is already well on his way with his Robot Alphabet!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Watched "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" last night and sketched one of the Nazgul's "fell beasts" (I actually had to look that up) as I watched. They were, in my opinion, the coolest design from the films.

The LOTR films aren't my favorite but they still pretty good. They have brilliant design, direction, and pretty amazing (albeit CG) action sequences, but I just struggle with any film over three hours (upwards of four in the director's cut). The only film that can pull of three hours half hours plus is Laurence of Arabia, which does it flawlessly by keeping the action going.

Here's a tip to filmmakers: Long film does not equal great art. Keep the story moving, keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007

Take a Brake

No rest for the wicked, as they say. Spent the majority of the weekend working, and have a long day and night ahead. I have been drawing a bit lately, and want to post some sketches, but my trusty old scanner is not liking my new laptop. Hopefully I can take a few moments in the next couple of days to get it figured out.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Gear Up

Working non-stop again this week. I already am feeing it and we're not even halfway done. Whew!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Time is Tight

Got out on Sunday and took a few pics around Dallas. Now that I have my sweet new camera, I seem to paying more attention to details in the things around me, and hopefully this will rub off on my drawing skills.