Monday, October 26, 2009

Painting on Carboard is Fun!!!

Here's a nice piece I made this weekend:

I always have this idea of painting on cardboard boxes and never do, so as a result I have a ton of cardboard boxes sitting around my apartment. This weekend, I actually sat down and got to it, and I'm quite pleased with the results. The combination of black and white on brown, is both mellow and high contrast, and carboard has a natural texture and grain to it. It also has a very impermanent and gritty feel, which is another thing I really like. I'm going to have to make point to do this more often.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Feeling Crabby?

Here's a monster I created recently. I was playing with shapes and arrived at the shell, and then built the body out of the shell. I don't know if it really works that well as a concept design. The shell is far too large and ungainly for a creature with such spindly limbs. I imagine this creature would merely fall over. Maybe I'll try again later

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Some Sci-Fi Stuff

Some fun sci-fi concepts:

And a cartoon:

Friday, July 24, 2009

Angel of Death

Random character design I did today:

Here's some further studies in Photoshop:

Thursday, July 23, 2009


A photoshop doodle from several months ago, that I recently found floating in my hard drive. I think he's occupationally confused because he's clearly thinking about fish all day whilst chopping trees in the forest.

Gosh, I need to stop drawing so many profile portraits, but they're so much fun.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Vector Art

Here's a nice little Illustrator project I finished a few weeks ago. I haven't done any vector art in awhile so I think it turned out quite nicely.

I made this drawing a few months ago and my crew liked it a lot. I entertained the idea of using it for a Vanguards logo/ T-shirt design, so I thought I'd vector it out and see how it looks cleaned up. Not bad eh? I'm thinking maybe I'll submit this to Threadless and see if it'll sell.


*Please respect my work and don't steal my designs. That's whack. Thanks, -B

A whole page of SNAILS!

I didn't know what to draw and then Diana told me to draw snails. So I did. Here's the result:

Fun stuff. Here's some details:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

People in Public

Here's some sketches of people in public places. I saw this guy at LAX airport:

And these people are from the BART train back home. I think I like the hipster with earbuds the best:

And this cool guy was from D's fashion show awhile back:

Monday, July 20, 2009

Animals and Other News

I just spent all day scanning old sketches from my two most recent sketchbooks. That means that in the upcoming weeks I'm going to be posting a whole bunch of previously unseen work. I have no real idea of how to present it all so i'll try to do it by topic rather than date.

Here's some fun animal cartoons:

And here's some sketches of stuffed animals from the Natural History Museum:

Friday, July 10, 2009

More old artwork..

Here's a really old painting that I made for the ANIMAJORS drawing blog awhile back... last year I believe! Anyway, I left if half finished and only now finally took the time to finish blocking it out.

Man, drawing all those spines on the tail was a PAIN!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Caricture Series #1 Jason

Lately I've been really bad at motivating myself to make art so I've deemed that more aggressive measures are necessary. I've decided to give myself topics to draw about, things that will hopefully inspire me, the first of which is going to be caricatures of my friends. So here's the first of what will hopefully turn into a series.

This is my friend Jason. In addition to being one of the most talented musicians I've ever met and having funky hair, he's an extreme sneaker fanatic. One time we told him that we had won a pair of the limited edition Coraline Dunks that Nike released for the movie... And then we handed him an empty shoe box... This is what his face looked like:

Of course we were just kidding and gave him the dunks afterward, but his immediate, involuntary reaction was pretty priceless. A look of abject horror and sadness followed by an aftertaste of "why would you ever do this to me?" Sorry we made you suffer Jason, but the cheap laugh was too good, and besides you have a bajillion shoes anyway.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Introductions and Explanations

Way back about a year ago some of my fellow animators said to me, "Hey you should start a drawing blog." Why? "Because we're professional artists and that's just what we do." I proceeded to go on my computer and create this blog site and the did absolutely nothing with it. I mean who has time for this shit? Not only do I have to laboriously sort through my drawings, but then I have sit and scan then into my computer and upload them to the web! YUCK! Then I graduated from school and now that I'm gainfully unemployed I decided to get my butt in gear. Now, almost a year later, I present the long overdue first post:

I figured this one was a good one to start with. Truth be told I have a shit ton of pencil sketches everywhere, in no particular organized fashion and I always thought it would be good if I took some into Photoshop to be painted. I wanted to try a different style of painting than I normally would do. I guess it sort of works? Maybe not. Here's what the original looked like:

Is it a good idea to have a drawing blog? Yea, probably. It's a easy way to quickly showcase work, and it gives incentive to stay productive and draw often. It also makes it seem like I'm actually doing something with my life connected to animation which is nice too.