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Nov 20

Work-break-doodle. Lady I saw in a magazine with a big hat.

Work-break-doodle. Lady I saw in a magazine with a big hat.

Nov 16

A work-break doodle that turned into a self-indulgent self-portrait.

A work-break doodle that turned into a self-indulgent self-portrait.

Oct 21

Katniss Everdeen doodle. I can’t wait for Catching Fire!

Katniss Everdeen doodle. I can’t wait for Catching Fire!

Oct 08

Some examples of the many character paint/textures I did for Cloudy 2! Cloudy has this unique look that really plays with using flat textures on CG objects. It was a lot of fun to work with. Characters designed by Andre Medina and Craig Kellman.

Some examples of the many character paint/textures I did for Cloudy 2! Cloudy has this unique look that really plays with using flat textures on CG objects. It was a lot of fun to work with. Characters designed by Andre Medina and Craig Kellman.

Oct 03

This color key (designed by the awesome Aaron Spurgeon) was one of my favorite color keys to paint… even if it did make me really, really hungry. Actually, being inspired to eat because of this movie was sort of an occupational hazard. This color key is a pan, meant to start at the bottom with the characters and pan upward to reveal the cheese spider. I enjoy how deliciously dramatic it turned out… even if the burger looks a little cheesy. (Ha!)

This color key (designed by the awesome Aaron Spurgeon) was one of my favorite color keys to paint… even if it did make me really, really¬†hungry. Actually, being inspired to eat because of this movie was sort of an occupational hazard. This color key is a pan, meant to start at the bottom with the characters and pan upward to reveal the cheese spider. I enjoy how deliciously dramatic it turned out… even if the burger looks a little cheesy. (Ha!)

Oct 02

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Sep 29

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Sep 23

This Saturday (the 28th) from 3-6PM at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra I will be participating in a book signing and Q&A session for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2! Click here to see the official page for the event. So, if you’re in the LA area this weekend, bring your questions, get your books signed, and come say hello!

This Saturday (the 28th) from 3-6PM at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra I will be participating in a book signing and Q&A session for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2! Click here to see the official page for the event. So, if you’re in the LA area this weekend, bring your questions, get your books signed, and come say hello!

Sep 17

Interview with AnimDesk -

Recently I was interviewed by AnimDesk about being an illustrator and visual development artist! Click the link above to read!

Sep 15

A plein-air painting done at the Griffith Observatory a few weekends ago… which I then shamelessly pretty much re-painted in photoshop. The original was watercolor and took about an hour; maybe next time I’ll be brave enough to show the original. 

A plein-air painting done at the Griffith Observatory a few weekends ago… which I then shamelessly pretty much re-painted in photoshop. The original was watercolor and took about an hour; maybe next time I’ll be brave enough to show the original.¬†

Aug 22

More metro drawings!

More metro drawings!

Aug 21

It’s a busy blog week for me! More from that same kid’s book idea. I’ve had this image stuck in my head for a few weeks now, and finally had time to do something with it. I’m having too much fun with these “one-off” images - gotta actually figure the story out now. Details!

It’s a busy blog week for me! More from that same kid’s book idea. I’ve had this image stuck in my head for a few weeks now, and finally had time to do something with it. I’m having too much fun with these “one-off” images - gotta actually figure the story out now. Details!

I’ve been taking the metro to work this week, and it’s been great for people watching. I think the work-break-doodle will be replaced with the work-commute-doodle. Definitely drawing on a moving (and bumpy) train has been a challenge, but it helps me not to get too invested, and to just try to make the accidental brush strokes work.

I’ve been taking the metro to work this week, and it’s been great for people watching. I think the work-break-doodle will be replaced with the work-commute-doodle. Definitely drawing on a moving (and bumpy) train has been a challenge, but it helps me not to get too invested, and to just try to make the accidental brush strokes work.

Aug 20

A quick painting for a children’s book I’m tinkering with. This was done while watching the latest episode of project runway, and I feel like it somehow effected the look of it, but I can’t pin down exactly how… (Sewing pun!)

A quick painting for a children’s book I’m tinkering with. This was done while watching the latest episode of project runway, and I feel like it somehow effected the look of it, but I can’t pin down exactly how… (Sewing pun!)

Aug 07

Harry Potter work-break doodle.

Harry Potter work-break doodle.