Friday, August 7, 2009

Hey, one of the pieces I created that was accepted into Spectrum is in this show! I'll be in New York in September to check it out. Check out the Society of Illustrators' website for more info.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Drawing Club!

Two of the many drawings I did at The Drawing Club a few weeks back. These were the best though.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Huntington Garden

A trip to Huntington Gardens. Didn't have too long to sketch, an accident on the 101 made a 30 minute trip an hour plus. However, I did get in 2 sketches at the Chinese Garden and a quickie at the Japanese Garden.

LA Zoo Sketch Trip

We really had to chase the zebras around their composure to finally get an angle where they weren't behind a wall or a bush was in the way. The zoo keeper kept leading them away for feeding too.  The rams however, were just relaxing. Easy.
We always pass by the lizard cages -- they never move. They could be taxidermied lizards for all I know.
Roughly two years later, it's the first time Cameron and I sketched at the LA Zoo since the below sketches. The flamingo park is right at the entrance and there's so many all doing the same things, they're great for sketching.
Finally, some time to upload some life sketches I did at the LA Zoo from about two years ago with a couple of friends. 

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Star of the Show is done and done!

Alright! "Star of the Show" is complete! I just received a jpeg of the cover from my publisher, Shenanigan Books. It's my first picture book, written by the amazing Della Ross Ferreri and it was quite a ride. Never having done a book before or a series of paintings outside of 3, I never would have considered how difficult it might be to find excitement in painting the same two characters 26 times. But by the end, I had a better understanding of them than any character or painting I've ever done before. Definitely a worthwhile experience. Lookout for "Star of the Show" in September. You can find it on