Monday, December 17, 2012

i ran across these on my computer the other day... i had forgotten about doing them, they were done for a friend who wanted to decorate his gaming joystick with them. he was a fan of 'street fighter' and wanted ren as dhalsim and stimpy as e. honda. i always liked drawing these characters...

Monday, November 12, 2012

kung fu panda holiday special

so the kfp holiday special finally came out on dvd and bluray, after having been finished for two years. i worked on it and am proud of it...i even recently did a 'how to draw' segment that is on it. here are some drawings that were done as style guide poses...

Monday, October 22, 2012

my son watching tv

so my wife ameake was away this weekend to a spa with girlfriends, and my son fletcher and i spent the weekend doing various fun things. yesterday afternoon he asked to watch 'ho ho', (jake and the neverland pirates who say yo ho ho) then changed his mind quickly. while i was in the other room watching the walking dead on netflix he rushes in and asks for 'sheeshee'. i walk him back to the other room and say 'but i put on jake for you, it's what you asked for' and place him on the bed to watch. i leave the room to return to my show, and he comes in again asking for 'sheeshee'. this quickly developed into him tearfully and insistently pleading with me. it further developed into frustrated yelling on both our parts. eventually i call ameake to ask what the hell 'sheeshee' is to which she replies calmly 'mickey-he calls mickey mouse 'sheeshee'. i hang up and walk into the master bedroom where he is tearfully watching jake, undercovers in the middle of my bed, and i say to him 'fletcher- you want MICKEY?' he solemnly nods at me and i change the program to 'mickey's clubhouse'. problem solved...this is what he looked like

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

astrid and stormfly

we're having a bit of downtime @ work so i'm trying to do some more stuff for this blog...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

old hiccup drawing

6 years ago during the early stages of how to train your dragon, hiccup was a little kid and toothless was a tiny dragon, like the books. i drew this back then as sort of a model for myself

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

downton and kenny powers

i sometimes like to draw from tv shows i'm watching... i'm a fan of downton abbey and east bound and down... here's some sketches from the last day

Monday, May 21, 2012

an experiment

i like the way old inked illustrations from tiny things like matchbooks or monopoly cards look when they've been blown up bigger, how they have really ragged edges and the line distorts... this was an attempt to get that look by drawing super tiny in sketchbook and then blowing it up. it doesn't exactly do it because if it were printed on paper the texture of the paper would show up when blown up. but still, i like the way it looks to ink super tiny...

Friday, March 16, 2012

more astrid drawings

one would think that by now (6 years into the dragons universe) i'd have a way to draw this character i was happy with. i never like the way she turns out in my boards, so i often try to invent a new 'shorthand' version of her i'll be happy with...

Friday, February 17, 2012