Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Experimenting with Shiyoon's brushes

Shiyoon Kim is a preternaturally talented character designer at Disney Feature Animation-and also a designer of a wonderful set of PS brushes.  I was fooling around with them today while taking a break from my storyboards, using one of his sumi style brushes. Truly fun to use and play with.  A bargain at only $10, you can acquire them to play with too, right here: Shiyoon's brush set and tutorial.

Taking a break from storyboards...

This is what happens after several hours straight at the cintiq. I head to the beach. Mentally.

Dubious cat

Yo ho!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013


I had to take a break today from drawing monkeys, and I've got "The Wind In the Willows" on the brain since listening to Terry Jones' reading of it lately. Rabbits only play a supporting role in the stories but they're in there.


Thursday, December 06, 2012

Just a rough warmup thing. Been far too long, ain't it? I must say, that is the tiniest vanity chair...

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

I caught a glimpse of this kid on the patio as I walked into the commissary yesterday. She had no idea how to approach eating her soft taco.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

solo tennis

These drawings today are really spur of the moment, the sort of doodles I do on the cintiq when I take a break. With this tall, british, tennis playing girl from the late 30s(in my mind, anyway), I started drawing her right calf first, pulling it down to the ground, then drawing back up. Strange, but there you are.

Suddenly accosted

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Backyard Birds

I recently added a couple of feeders and a birdbath to my backyard, and it's become an all-day party scene for the locals. Missing from the lineup are the (resident and nesting) mockingbirds and (occasional) scrub jay. Before moving to the San Gabriel foothills a couple of years ago I'd never seen a grosbeak, towhee or goldfinch at my feeder, but all the others are old friends. I've found their various personalities and antics fascinating. The boldest and least afraid of me is the tiniest-the 4" goldfinch. The Towhee is a quiet ground-scourer, and the finches and sparrows battle it out.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I'm cleaning up my desktop and found some old WIP things from the beginning of the Dave Pimentel/Jeff Snow/Dave Derrick "drawing of the day" thing...just...scribbles.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


I'm done with posting cintiq drawings here for a while I think.
This is a quick one drawn with a Copic marker. I put that tiny bit of color on in PS but that's it for digital with this one.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


This is a slightly different version of the drawing I did for Craig Yoe's new compilation book of the late, great Dan DeCarlo's "Jetta" comics.