Friday, November 19, 2010


Was watching last night How to Train your Dragon...such a cool  movie. After the movie was in the mood to sketch up my take on Hiccup and a lil newbie Dragon. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Through the Years

Hi everyone! Is everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving next week ready?? I know I'm not. Time fly's when your having fun. Sorry for the cropped scan but here's a sketch of a character called Kidd Bonzai. It was created by a good friend and super talented guy Derek Fridolfs. This character has been through so many changes over the years that I thought it was time to do another sketch of him. I also placed at the bottom some drawings of what he's looked like over the past 8 years.

The first image from 2002 was a double spread cover for the actual comic that was going to be put out by APcomics. Unfortunately it eventually never saw the light of day and ever since has been in Limbo.  So technically this was Kidds first official look and as you can tell over the years I tried different designs. You can also see how the more we draw the better we get and learn from our mistakes. Heck maybe next week or in months I'll look at the new drawing and say Yuck!! What was I thinking. This drawing sucks! Lol. As artists we are always the hardest on ourselves. Maybe once I find the disk that held a lot of the pages for the book I'll post them up here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Too good to pass up.

Hi everyone. Here's a couple of sketches of people I seen today and yesteday on the street that were just to cooky to pass up and not sketch them out. I've really learned my lesson on always keeping a pocket sketchbook wherever I go. You just never know who you might see. The 2nd sketch was a lady who I seen crossing the street and she had her jacket over her head and pulling it down so her hair would not blow in the wind. Was funny watching her cross the street walking all cool. Ha!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Hey Everyone! Wanted to post a couple of sketches of a character from the He-man cartoons called Tri-klops. I was asked by a great artist Zane Yarbough.  if I would like to join in  on a weekly challenge for a fun blog that just started up. Check it out,  there are some very talented artists there.I had a blast sketching up this character for the first time. Also if your not familiar with Zane's work you should stop by his blog  and take a look at some fantastic work that he posts up.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Raggedy Ann and Andy.

Seen a photo online of this classic doll and figured why not put my spin on her.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Random Thursday.

Thought I'd post today some Random sketches from my sketchbook. Can't believe Sept. is almost gone. Time is just passing to fast.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Of late I haven't drawn much Superhero stuff (and I'm a comic artist by go figure on that..ha!) so was just sketching out my take of Spiderman's evil enemy  the Rhino, but thought something was missing so sketched up a little girl and pasted her in with the Rhino drawing. Now we know the one thing that can scare a big lug like him. Rhaaaaaaaaarrr!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Naked Trees and Misc Comps

Happy Monday!! Thought today I kinda do something different and sketch up some old trees that really have no leafs and pretty much down right weird looking. Wanted to play with shapes and didn't care in the end what it looked like. Oh sorry about the writing underneath the tree sketches. I usually just jot down what pencil I used for that particular sketch just in case I prefer a certain look or feel of that particular tool. Also thought I throw up a few comp. drawings. Looking at these over again I know I could and should be pushing this even more. The joy or being an artist and learning as we go.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Heady Friday

Hi Everyone or Hi! to the one person that may be still following me. I know that I've been MIA for quite sometime now. So it's a long story but at least I'm back and able to post some doodles and drawings again. Here's a few drawings that I did this week. Nothing special just a few heads. Last one is of The Vulture from the Spiderman Comics...just had a itch to sketch him out. Hope everyone is doing well!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Guesture Handout and Sketches

Hi Everyone. Hope everyone is well. I'm getting ready to head out for the San Diego Comic con that starts tomorrow. Technically tonight but that's more of a preview night. It's insane over there now compared to let's say 5 to 10 years ago. But it's fun to see fellow artists and say Howdy and talk shop as well as purchase some goodies as well. By the time I get back I'll be more broke them I'm already am. For anyone else heading out there this weekend Have a blast!!

On another note I thought it would be cool to post a handout I had that was given to me a number of years ago for a Gesture drawing for animation class that I took with instructor and animator Diano Coco. The class was awesome and Diana was a great teacher. So hopefully this handout will come in handy for anyone who wants to right click and save

Also last thing just throwing some fun little doodles that I did in my sketchy book.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Happy 4th of July for those who are celebrating it today! Some Random Sketches of a Viking Lady I guess for now I'll call Helga. No Idea why I sketched this but just something that popped in my head at the moment. Have fun today and be safe!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Witch Fest!

I guess I'm still stuck on my Witch Theme today. So here's some more sketches on the subject. Is it Halloween Yet??

Monday, June 28, 2010


Was in a little Lord of the Rings mood today so thought I'd sketch up a little Samwise Gamgee.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Saxon Thor

Was watching King Arthur and was sketching out some Saxons when I was laying out this one I noticed that my  sketch  was  kinda  heading in the direction of looking like Thor. So I just went with it and ended up drawing a Saxon Thor minus the Hammer.The 1st sketch is just a random Saxon Head.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Car Wash Sketching

Was getting my Car Washed yesterday down at the Gas Station/Car Wash and since I'm trying to carry my sketchbook with me where ever I go I was able to sketch out some interesting people while waiting. So here are some of the stuff  I was able to jot down.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Golfing with a Robot in Battle!

Okay not really. Just didn't know what to put for a title. Played a game of golf yesterday and seen this big guy on another hole going to putt. He stood out to me so much due to his size and the way he was putting and yes he made the shot. As for the robot..well that was just for fun since tomorrow I'm going to go catch Iron Man 2. So why not call this little robot IRON LAD. I know it's kinda  a Cheesy name but I think it works. The last little drawing is from when I was watching the mini series The Pacific and thought I would use my sketchbook and jot down a couple of scenes from the Show. Well tomorrow is Friday and hope everyone has a great weekend and for all you Moms out there Happy Mothers Day!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Random Tuesday!

Been a weird day today. So on that note here's some Random  Doodles of some people I saw on the street today. Trying to capture what there gesture without trying to think that everything needs to look proportionally right. Just trying to catch their essence. A lot of the times  I'll fail at it but that's the fun part doing these because eventually we'll nail it.  Wheeee!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Home is in a Mushroom

Was just thinking about the cartoon show the Smurfs and now I can't get their song out of my mind. Tra la la la la etc. So with that song going in my head over and over again I figured I might as well do some concept sketches of their mushroom homes. Now if I can only get this song out of my blasted head!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Baby Blue

Here's some random sketches of young child in his 1 piece blue pj's. Just having some fun. The last 3 images were just random images I drew out on different pages and thought why not just but them in a short sequence since they do kinda tell a story once there placed together. I hope.  Also wanted to say thanks again for everyone that stops by and comes to take a look at my posts even though I've been lagging of late but thank you for continuing to follow my blog and for the nice comments. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Everyday Peeps.

Well once again I've been lagging with posts. Not that I have had a lot of control of that for various reasons but I'm hoping the month of May will bring a different tune. So thought I would post some sketches that I doodle when I'm driving. Not that I'm driving and drawing....well okay maybe once or twice I might have tried. But usually I try to look for people walking down the sidewalk and try to memory sketch them once I come to a stop sign and quickly sketch them out before the light turns green. A lot of fun to do but hate it when the light turns green to fast by the time I pick up my pocket sketchbook and then I lose that mental picture at the moment. But eventually that certain person sticks in my head and I'll sketch them out at home. Always nice to do all these little doodles of people because you just never know when you can use these sketches for certain projects or jobs.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday Randomness

Well can't believe March is almost over. The time is just flying by faster and faster. Wow. On that note just a couple of drawings. I was trying out a new sketchbook just to see how the paper would react to a watercolor wash. I think it's okay. Some pro's and cons. I'm always on the hunt for new sketchbooks. I'm a sucker for those. The other doodle is a video gamer very engrossed in what he was playing. Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Been Forever!

Hi everyone. Talk about being out of commission. These past weeks have been crazy. Been helping my grandparents move out of their house of 42 years and you can imagine trying to box and clean 42 years of belongings and trash. But now that their all moved and doing well it's time to get back to blogging.

Even though I've been extremely busy I still been sketching. So here's a Dump of observational drawings and peoples Heedz that I've seen and some from imagination. Hope everyone is doing well and can't wait to see everyone's more recent postings at their blogs.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Observational Sunday

Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday. Thought I'd post up a snippet of some of my Observational sketches of people that I did today and yesterday. I'm going to try and make it a habit of going out more on Sundays (now that football is over...sigh) and do this type of thing.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Keeping it Loose

Hey Everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates of late. Hope everyone is doing well and again a million thanks to you all for taking the time to stop by and post a comment.

Well thought I'd post some life or figure drawings. I wanted to post these ones since these are my more loose and spontaneous sketches. I know a lot of us like are sketches to be nice a clean looking and I'm always guilty of that but I'm really trying to make a conscious effort to not think about that and just be loose and quick and the drawings will have a life of their own once done. So go crazy and be loose and spontaneous and not worry if a certain part of the body looks right or wrong it's all about the energy and the main thing is to have fun. I know we all do or else we wouldn't be doing these bloggers. Our Sketchbook drawings should be raw with energy. So here's a few of my loose stuff in pen (always the best to use since it keeps you form erasing a line you might not like) Looking back at these sketches I know I could have pushed the poses even more...but hey that's how we learn right?

Oh and on a side not if you have not picked it up already Mark McDonnells book "The art and feel of making it real" Is a excellent book about gesture and making our sketches tell a story. Highly recommend it and it's a great addition to every artist library. I love it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Random Thursday Heeeedz.

Sketched these out earlier today. Been kinda a sluggish day for me today. So thought I would throw some colors on them for fun.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Crossing Guard

Here's an observational drawing of this heavy set crossing guard I seen while I was stopped at a signal. He was sitting on the curb waiting for kids to come by so he could do his duty. The funny thing was when kids did show up he still just sat there while holding up the stop sign as opposed to walking over to the middle of the crosswalk to help the kids and parents crossover. Sheesh!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Was just playing around with a couple of different takes on a old man. Just drawing in my book today having some fun.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Yo Ho Yo Ho!

Was thinking with all the rain and flooding we have going on here in So. Cal that it would be fun to draw a kid playing pirates sailing the seven seas with his trusty 1st mate. AVARS!!