Friday, May 26, 2006


A little tribute to the best comic strip of all time... :)
I must've drawn 50 pages of rough Calvin and Hobbes stuff over the last few days, before I decided to try a 'finished piece!'
I'll post some ruffs soon, too.

Have a great weekend, everybody!


Tuesday, May 23, 2006

some EXCITING news!...

There's a new animation book on the scene! That's right!
"Your Career in Animation: How to Survive And Thrive"

The author of the book, David Levy, interviewed a BUNCH of industry professionals, picked their brains nice and clean, and blended it all up into written form for us to enjoy! :)
Dave is a friend of mine, and he was my animation director last year over at Cartoon Pizza on 'Pinky Dinky Doo'... He really knows his stuff, and I personally cannot wait to get my hands on the book! .....
Oh, I almost forgot!... I AM one of the 'industry professionals' interviewed in the book!... So give it a read, and only THEN can you make fun of me! ;)
Here's the link @ amazon;

... I mean, just look at that pic ... EVERYBODY enjoys a good animation book!
Thanks guys! :)

Thursday, May 18, 2006

damn potholes!

... An all too familiar subject for me...
ughh, i hate em...
-I'll show you guys the 'finish' for this when it's done, too!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

... an apple a day!...

Here's the first rough for a little series of paintings
that I'm workin' on... each painting is a fairly tiny 3.5 x 5,
so I'm trying to keep things as simple, direct and FUN as possible!
Oh, the theme for the series involves children and their
aversion to healthy foods! (aka FRUITS and VEGGIES) ...

Monday, May 15, 2006

Happy Mother's Day!

... for the 'Cartoon Moms' theme over at the group-drawing blog... Jane, Jetsons mama extraordinaire!
Happy Mother's Day, all you Moms! :)

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Renegade's Elmo Aardvark

Did this for Ashley and Darrell over at Renegade,
as a little thank-you...
Hope you all like it!
( just my humble take on a beautiful and fun original)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


A couple' weeks ago, I got a great opportunity to do some freelance work for
Renegade Animation. I don't take a whole lot of freelance nowadays, as the fulltime
gig at AC is keeping me very busy, but I just HAD to jump at the chance to work
with Renegade! I have really admired their work for a long time now, especially their
wonderfully designed and animated commercial work, and it was so nice to finally get
a chance to do some stuff with them.
I just sketched-up a little drawing of one of their older characters, Elmo Aardvark... He is an AWESOME piece of animation design, and my fun little send-up doesn't quite do him justice!
I would like to do a finished tribute piece of Elmo... I'll get on that!
Also, I hafta' add Renegade to my links, as well as AC and some other blogs and sites that I've been meaning to get up there!
See ya soon!

Friday, May 05, 2006


Betty Rubble and skating... that's an awesome combo!
I really designed this to paint in guache... maybe i'll actually
get around to PAINTING it this time!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


I was doodling for the themed-drawing blog, and I thought I would share this little Smurf sketch. Thanks, as always, for stopping by my blog! :) -D

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Mega ruff-stuff

Did these in pen, on the train, in my animation production workbook-
amongst my timing and spacing charts... and grocery lists! ;)
Maybe they are more fun to draw than to look at?...