Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
From my Industrial Design days. I've been looking for jumping off points to get some toy concepts together. I have found it most inspiring to see some of the ideas I cranked out that were never used. So, here's another page of rejected concept sketches. This time for a fantasy bubble machine....
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I was asked recently to design a lady character for a mural project. Based on my experience with the all-male ownership of the client company, I went all out.
Not surprisingly, I was informed that this would be a family establishment and that i might need to come up with something that is more family-oriented. This was actually the safer of 2 drawings. maybe I need to shake my moral compass and make sure it's still pointing me to the up and up.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
These little cuties are fast approaching 10 years old. They're relics from my past life in toy and game design. I loved my job, but ultimately my ideas tended to be too 'out there' and thus not appropriate for our target demographic (children that shop at Wal-Mart).
After so long, I had almost forgotten that I used to draw pages like these all the time. None of these characters were ever used. Some of the designs were later outsourced to other artists.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
A little piece I have been working into for a few months now. I have wanted to create something to thank my friend Dave Combs for his help with a video last fall. I think this will do the trick.
Paint marker, varnish pen, permanent marker, ballpoint pen, watercolor marker, colored pencil, spray paint on masonite panel
And the black and white...
Thursday, February 17, 2011
One enduring blessing I enjoy is the group with whom i work. The studio I work in (thebasement.tv) is made up of 100% solid people. Good artists, great to talk to and always so much fun. Sometimes we spend our lunch together at the table drawing.
Today I drew this. He's a brute with a flair for acoustic guitar.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
As 2011 ramps into full speed, I am happy to have concepts due for multiple mural projects at once. Although I have done little illustration as of late, I have been busy drawing a lot of different stuff for use in concept sketches. Much of what I'm working on now is not public knowledge so I'm keeping most of it under wraps. Just a few sketches to, hopefully, spark the imagination....