Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

Well Halloween is here. This is a guy I've been meaning to draw for awhile and was kind of afraid of. I didn't want to mess it up. Isn't that funny what I consider scarry. I doubt they'll ever make a big budget movie about a piece of paper that ruins everydrawing you try to put on it. (I would run screaming out of the theatre but I'm one of the few I think.) Tune in tomorrow to find out what a pound and a half of sugar in one night inspires me to draw. Enjoy.

Monday, October 30, 2006

How Kemosabe!

I figured since I had already drawn a cowboy I might as well draw an Indian as well. Kind of like both of these guys. They kind of have the same body shape and all. Tomorrow's halloween. I'll try and do something....you know...halloweenish. Enjoy.

Friday, October 27, 2006


Don't know why, but I felt like drawing a cowboy. I need to draw more human characters. I get really into drawing animals and monsters and such but I don't draw as many humans. I need to get better at that, because about 90% of the time that's what I'm going to be asked to draw. That doesn't mean I can't make them cowboys or knights or something cool like that though, does it? Enjoy.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

A very Surf Dog Halloween

HEre's the drawing of the painting I am going to try and get done this next week. It's halloween time and I wanted to paint something just for me and this is the result. Who knows if I will find time to even get this one more than just a little done, but I can try. I'll post this one again later and you can all see how it's going. Enjoy.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Church sketches

Just some random doodles from church on sunday. Enjoy.

The Prestige

I'm gonna do something a little different right now. I started this blog to give me a place to put some art and also as a motivation to DO said art. I don't know why, but knowing that I haven't posted any new art in a couple days is usually enough to make me go out and do something, just so you lucky viewers can see it. Well on top of the fact that I am an artist I am also a geek. I love movies and I love sci/fi fantasy books. More often than not I am not posting new art work because I am indulging in my obsession with those other things mentioned above. Well since I'm going to all the trouble of viewing thos movies and reading those books I may as well impart all of this wisdom that I have upon you guys. So what follows will be my own short little review of the movie "The Prestige" which I saw this weekend. I will not however, be giving away anything in the movie. I hate reading reviews of movies that give away the ending or a plot twist or something like that. Thos are the types of things that we go to movies to see. So here goes.

First off, this movie ROCKS! I saw the trailer for this one a couple months back and I watched three times in a row online. I knew this was going to be something I would really dig and it turns out....I was right. I am also now a big Chris Nolan fan (he's the director) Chris has foavored us with Memento and last years Batman Begins. I think both of those previous movies are brilliant and loved them. Well now he's 3 for 3 (Ihaven't seen insomnia which he also directed). The movie is the story of two rivaling magicians in turn of the century london. Their competition becomes quite fierce and threatens both of their lives. The movie is less about the actual magic than it is about the magicians and how their obsession with the others methods consumes their lives and destroys the lives of those around them. I've read some review that claim that the characters are flat and now very fleshed out, but I disagree. I thought the characters were interesting. One of my favorite aspects of the movie was the fact that I didn't know who to root for. Who should come out on top of this little rivalry? I couldn't really decide. I could see things from both of the main characters perspectives. Like they say "everyone is the hero in their own story." If you've seen the trailer you know that this movie is likely to have twists and turns and that it will try to suprise you in that "I totally didn't see that coming" kind of way and sure enough it does. I'm not saying that those twist and turns suprised me everytime. There were several things that I saw coming before the director openly revealed them. That, however, did not lessen my enjoyment of it all. I found myself replaying the movie in my head later and trying to pick up on hints that Imissed before. A friend and I were discussing the movie this morning and each of us would say "You remember when _____ happened, now I totally know that this is what was really going on." or "Oh, so when ____ said ______ what he really meant was _____." This is certainly a movie that I will enjoy revisiting again to catch all of the little nuances that I missed. Overall I loved this movie and the more I think about it and the more I've talked with others who have seen it, the more I like it. I know I told my Dad that this movie wa ssimply "good", but that was because I didn't want to raise his expectations too high. I'm telling you though, this movie is great. This is the type of movie experience I want more often, but having seen what's coming out this fall it doesn't look like that will happen too much.

Friday, October 20, 2006


Halloween is just a darn fun time for artists I tell you. I'm planning a painting and wanted to do a sketch of a vampire for it and I thought, you know, Darcula is cool and all but for shear looks you can't beat Count Orlock. That bald head, those buck teeth and those nails that belong in Guiness world records. He's got it all man. I'll bet he has to beat the women away with a stick. Sigh, vampires get all the chicks. On a fun side note for an awesome double feature movie night watch Shadow of the Vampire followed by Nosferatu. Wonderful. Anyway, Enjoy.

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Had fun drawing a cool samurai. Started coloring it. I think I'll do some more color on it but it's been forever since I've posted. Sorry. Things have been really crazy. I should be back on track from now on. Enjoy.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Stripey Monster Thingy

Been drawing alot of tigers today and I guess this is what came out of it. Like I said in an earlier post there's nothing quite like a weird monster drawing. Enjoy.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

It came from...the KOI POND!

You know how everyone tells you that a goldfish will grow to fit it's enviornment. Well this is what happens when you give it an enviornment that's too big. I wanted to draw the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and then I thought it would be fun to turn him into a goldfish. This drawing was a blast. During October I want to draw monsters. Movie monsters, fairytale monsters, mythological monsters, etc... So if anyone who is reading this has any ideas, please comment and let me know. I love fresh ideas. Anywho....Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


I hope we've all seen the movie Legend, because it's awesome. I can't watch it and not draw the big bad guy from it. I've probably drawn him 20 times. This time around I decided to draw an older version of him. I mean the movie came out in the mid 80's and I haven't seen this bad guy in any other movies, so I figure he's kind of let himself go a bit. I particularly like the Hello Kitty mug and angel boxer shorts. Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Cliche but whatever.

At work we have a challenge going around to do Movie monsters and I figured I should just get frankenstein's monster out of the way. He's great fun to draw, but unfortunately he's been done to death. I had fun on this one anyway. I think there are more to come in this little series and hopefully they'll be different ones than most people think of. Enjoy.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Pretty Pink Poodle

Somewhere in my family (my mom's cousin's something something.....) is a little girl who is very sick. Apparently they want to make her hospital room bright and cheery and asked her what she wanted. She wants a pink poodle with a leash (the leash is apparently very important). So here's a poodle (with a leash) that I painted up for her last night. There's lots of problems with the colors and I didn't have time for too many details, but I wanted to get it to her soon and this is what came out. I just hope she likes it and it can brighten her days a bit.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

I'm Boared

Ha Ha, I'm so funny, aren't I? Anywho, I just kind of felt like drawing a boar today. I think these guys are cool. They seem so front heavy. I can just imagine one of them charging and then deciding to stop and all that forward momentum would just tip them over onto their noses. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


I love godzilla. what can I say? this was for a fun little thing at work. We were supposed to draw a movie monster and I decided on the big man. I wanted it to have the feel of one of those old black and white Godzilla movies. I even looked up the japanese text that appears on his posters. Enjoy.

Mistborn Llama T-shirts

Sorry everyone that nothing got posted yesterday. things have been busy. I wanted to put this link up for the Mistborn Llama T-shirts. I don't know if anyone wants one but I'm gonna put it out there anyway. Sorry they are so expensive but if anyone wants to order 5,000 of them the price should go down considerably. So no worries then. Anywho here's the link for ya'll. www.printfection.com/mistbornllamas.213737

Monday, October 02, 2006

Sketch Dump

Had a lot of time this weekend to just sketch so I'm going to let all of you priveledged people see what came of it. Lots of random doodles and some shape drawings. for those of you who are wondering what a shape drawing is, I'll tell you. You draw a random shape and then look at it and see what you can make out of it. In this case three different people scribbled in my sketch book and I turned them into a parrot, a dinosaur, and a fox respectively. Enjoy.