Sunday, February 21, 2010

Dragon design on Patch Together

I submitted the little red dragon to Patch Together as a toy design.
If you like him please give him a vote towards toydom!
Patch Together :: Designs :: Hopalong Dragon

hopalong dragon

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Please note that this image suffers from poor composition choices. Apologies.

dragon color

Friday, February 12, 2010

color WIP

A little bit of color tonight before heading to LA.
Funshine ahoy!

I'm trying very hard to learn to paint with pure color. In the past I have tended to use overlays and color picking as a crutch without really understanding my color usage. Those are two very powerful tools, and good ones, but I want to know in my head how to do things without relying on the computer to do it for me. The computer tools even infect the way I use real mediums. With acrylics I do a lot of washing over greyscale images instead of direct painting with color. While I like painting this way in acrylics and like the effect of it; I feel like I'm forced to paint that way as well because I don't know color and how colors influence each other. I'm in search of control and understanding. Oddly control should lead towards more freedom. It's all very neat to mull over.

I adore the way these guys use color. It looks so fun!


I listen to this song A LOT.
Some people find it depressing. I find it incredible, energizing, and oddly; relaxing.

-Back to making things.

bebe dragon

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Brownstones to Red Dirt

"Two colleagues at Blue Sky Studios, David LaMattina and Chad Walker, have created a feature-length documentary about a pen pal program between a group of at-risk sixth graders living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and orphans from the war living in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This Postcard Art project is an extension of the their film "Brownstones To Red Dirt" which features children from both schools. The kids in both places have inspired us all to want to do more and so we're putting together an art auction of original postcards based around the same central theme of the film in a fundraising effort to build a school for the orphans in Freetown, Sierra Leone and create a library for the youth at their school in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn."

The auction begins March 6th. Please check it out!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

quick dog

This one was entirely on the cintiq. It's feeling a bit more natural, but man my arm gets tired pretty fast. I need to try out one of those robot arms people have for them.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

quick griffin

I drew this with the Cintiq in Art rage.
I think he looks like the tool I used, clumsy and uncomfortable.
Still trying to find my stride with it.
The Intuos 4 I'm still loving; it felt right to draw with at the get go.