Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The last supper...

...of 2008. I promised a couple of characters that I'd post something over the holidays, (apparently I'm not quick enough for the 'blogosphere kids', and am to pick up my pace a little). anyways, this is my pet cat, Lazarus, (at least he was my pet from noon 'til dinner time).
As for next year - I resolve I'll keep the posts coming a tad quicker for you folks who need to drop by every 10 minutes.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Concept Sketch

This is a heavy metal "Josie & the Pussycats" pitch for an animated commercial a few years back. I suppose the goal of the project was to warp the next generation.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Character Designs

This was done a few years back for a "Courage the Cowardly Dog" character design test, with the task being to design 'mattress delivery rats from hell'. How cliché.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Storyboard Example

Sorry to frequent viewers of my blog for not posting lately, (& I believe there's millions of you), but deadlines have been fast and furious as of late. Here's an old storyboard pitch to fill the gap until the next bout of sweet unemployment when I can blog again.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

'64 Swinger

The weather's back & it's a long weekend, so time for martinis & the bossa nova.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Kids' Caricatures

Now it's the caricature season of childrens' parties & company picnics.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Mock-up for Magazine Cover ("The Production Cycle")

...or it'll make a handy collectors' plate.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Pitch for Animated Video

This was done several years back as a concept for a video for a punk/ska band, (they went with live-action in the end). I was trying for a retro 70's look that was in turn a retro 30's look. (In another decade or two I'll be able to pitch it again as a retro 90's look).

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Children's Book Illustration Pitch

I colored in this sketch I pitched for a friend's children's book about a pineapple poet. Too busy to pursue it with gusto at the time, someone else did an excellent job illustrating the book. Oddly enough, I went on to a job directing animation for a show about the adventures of a yak and a pineapple-headed kid in an aloha shirt.

Friday, June 27, 2008

T-shirt Caricaturing

Yesterday I was drawing people's caricatures on T-shirts - something I hadn't done before. Though it was a bit like drawing on 'jello-paper', ('s not what you're thinking - people aren't wearing the shirt while you're drawing on it), everything worked out well and all had a splendid time. Here's a color version of the poster I made for the event.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Caricature Example (B & W)

Here's a black & white example of a caricature that's more typical of what you'd get at an event. The plus side is there's need to bother wearing matching socks.

Caricature Example (Color)

It's 'dry grad' season, for us caricature guys. This means staying up all night drawing pictures of recent grads, (like example above, except in black & white - no time to color them in at events). I spent much of college practicing for this kind of work, by studying all-night parties.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Lifedrawing examples - longer poses

These aren't just drawings of naked people, they're high class art known as 'life-drawing'. I did these while teaching lifedrawing at a local gaming company.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

A TV Series Pitch

This set-up was made for a potential TV series, (though the show isn't about these guys, it's about some other not so perky, happy & well-adjusted kid... but more about that later).

Monday, June 16, 2008

Concept Sketch Examples

I did these before a meeting for a film that failed to materialize, (I wonder why?).

Backyard Sketches

These are from a sketchbook I keep of nature drawings. It's for when I feel like doing life-drawings but am too cheap to pay for a model, (though technically, the beetle was paid in beer, for that's were I found him. Made him very co-operative to my requests for poses).

Gouache Painting

This is a study for a painting for the den. After severaI years, I still haven't finished the painting, (or the den).

A Cartoony Commercial Pitch

This is from a pitch for a commercial for a petroleum concern. The woman looks calm as she knows prices were yet to sky-rocket.