Thursday, August 31, 2006

Inspiration: John Nevarez

This is another awesome artist’s sketchbook that I picked up at Comic-Con. John Nevarez is a storyboard and visual development artist for Disney TV Animation. I love how fun his work is.

His two blogs

Monday, August 28, 2006

More Lady Action Poses

I reworked the Eliza Screaming and did a few tweaks to the Flower Lady Eliza in the sleeves. The other two drawings are and interaction between Higgins and Flower Lady Eliza and one of Higgins teaching.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Ben & Nathan on a Train

I took the boys to get their photos taken, but didn't have a lot of success with getting Ben to smile. This was a rare one were I even managed to get Nathan to smile. Grandma sent them the shirts. Thomas the tank engine is all that Ben will talk about most of the time.

Eliza Action Poses

A few Eliza action poses.

Inspiration: Patrick Morgan

Patrick Morgan is a cool artist who I recently found out about. He designs for the X's and is also currently working on his own show called Whaleboy.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Inspiration: Dean Yeagle

I know that this is a bit cheesecake, but I really like Dean Yeagle. He really gets good facial expressions on his characters and he has a great sense of design and drawing ability.

Monday, August 21, 2006


Revision of Higgins

Friday, August 18, 2006

Inspiration & Education: Stephen Silver

I recently finished taking a class taught by Stephen Silver. It was one of the best character design classes that I have taken. I learned a lot about design and construction. I love his style; he was the main designer on Kim Possible and Danny Phantom on Disney and Nickelodeon. He’s also a great caricature artist.

Eliza & Higgins

I've really been enjoying designing these characters. My Fair Lady has fun characters with fun music. and I love the cool shapes in all of Elizas dress's. They lend themselves to good designs.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Inspiration: Al Hirchfield

I love Al Hirchfield; he has such a fluid line, while still maintaining good construction.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Inspiration: Jose Lopez

I picked up a lot of sketchbooks at Comic-Con last month. One of my favorites was Jose Lopez's Mariachi Samurai. He is one of the Character Designers on "The Batman" on WB and was a character designer on "Jackie Chan Adventures.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

More family pictures

More Lady

Here’s a few passes on Eliza & Higgins going back and forth between Blue pencil & Prismacolor marker, also playing with shapes and silhouettes. The last two are caricatures of the actors.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Eliza & Higgins roughs

Well I am finally able to post some stuff again. First I started out doing a lot of quick marker roughs to keep from noodling. (Will post more if time permits) Then I did more roughs in blue pencil to play more with shapes. I am planning on designing four of Eliza's outfits (The green flower girl, the black & white racing the white ball gown and the pink dress at the end of the movie outfits) and one of Higgins. I love the shapes & colors of these four outfits of Eliza. Higgins is fun because of his long gargoyle face.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Technical difficulties

Blogspot is having problems up loading images so I will have My Fair Lady development art along with new photos of my two boys.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

My Fair Lady

I love musicals; one of my favorite movie musicals (besides all of the Disney ones) is My Fair Lady. I’m picking that for my next Character Design project and will be posting developmental art to show my process, techniques that I learned from my recent class with Stephen Silver, from the Animation Academy in Burbank and other places.


Added color to my Mummy.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Revised Hurley Turnaround

More Hurley Love


I finished my class with Stephen Silver, Here are my Lost designs that I did of Hurley, Charlie & Eko.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Sketchbook now on Sale

After my success at Comic-Con I was able to arrange with two comic book stores in the LA/ Burbank area to carry my sketchbook at $10 a book. If you live in the area you can go to House of Secrets 1930 W. Olive, Burbank CA (818) 562-1900 or Meltdown Comics 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (323)851-7223. Support an up and coming animation artist.