Monday, January 31, 2011


Realized I hadn't posted anything in a while so did this little drawing.


Sunday, January 23, 2011


Following up on the last post, here's a little piece I did inspired by Ken Sugimori.

I did a version that I had shaded, but liked this one with the flat color better.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011


When I heard they were making a whole new generation of Pokemon I was pretty excited. I've been a fan of the franchise for a long time due in most part to the artwork and character design of lead Pokemon artist Ken Sugimori.

This guys is amazing. The amount of character he can convey in a single pose is mind-boggling. There are certain Pokemon he has designed and posed to an extent such that you know all you need know about that particular character from one drawing.

He has crafted, with Pokemon in particular, a style that is beautifully minimalistic yet complex at the same time, specifically in the anatomy, which contains brilliant subtleties all while maintaining the overall appeal. The hierarchy of details in his designs is unmatched. He has an uncanny ability in understanding where high volume areas of detail, as well as low volume areas, need to be in order to suggest types of fabric/skin/fur all without drawing attention to itself and distracting from the overall harmony of the design.

When I saw the 5th generation of pokemon I was, to say the least, underwhelmed with most of the designs. It's not that they were bad per say, it had more to do with the concepts behind a majority of them which seemed somewhat questionable for what I knew as 'Pokemon'. However, I got over my initial uncertainties about them, and at this time most of them have grown on me. So I decided to draw a few.


Monday, January 17, 2011


About a year ago I had the chance to board a sequence for 'Neighbors from Hell'. I recently found the clip I boarded online and figured it'd be ok to post the work I did. The show was awesome to work on. I like the designs a lot and I had a lot of fun drawing and posing the characters.

I think I've gotten better at drawing since having done this sequence and I can see things that I would have drawn differently, but I'm pretty happy with the shots and the flow of the sequence.

Below is the clip, the first 35 seconds is the stuff I boarded. The animation team did an amazing job matching and enhancing the poses and shots I boarded.

I'm not sure what happened to the show... I think it got canceled? I don't have a TV so I never saw it, did anyone see it?


Thursday, January 13, 2011


I recently had the pleasure of catching up with my good friend, mentor and all-around awesome guy Dave Pimentel. This past year has been quite a challenge for me artistically. As I began storyboarding on my first animated feature I came to realize very quickly how far I needed to go in terms of drawing ability in order to get my sequences up to par with the other incredible story artists at the studio.

Reconnecting with Dave and listening to him talk made me realize how much fun drawing can be... and should be! He has reinvigorated my passion for drawing and inspired me to strive to get better. Dave is one of the main reasons I am where I am today and I owe much of my success to him.

I've taken Dave's words to heart and been drawing at every chance I get, even going as far as sketching during cereal break at the studio. Below are some doodles from said break;

Some 1 and 2 minute gesture drawings;

Random sketch book page;

A couple caricatures I did for and of some dudes at the studio;

If any of you ever get the chance to attend a Dave Pimentel talk or class DO IT! You will not be sorry.


Friday, January 7, 2011


They are having a screaming contest, for keeps!


Monday, January 3, 2011



Happy new year!

Thanks to all the peoples who stopped by my blog this past year, you are awesome. I hope this year I get a chance to meet some of you that I only know by artwork.

May all your dreams come true, and all that is true become a dream... not sure what that means but it sounded good.