Congrats to the Phillies!

Philadelphia Phillies

Way to go Phillies!

Left in limbo by a two-day rainstorm, the Phillies seesawed to their first championship since 1980. Pedro Feliz singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh and Lidge closed out his perfect season to deliver the title Philly craved for so long.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Witch Sketch

Pug Face Sketch

Pug Face Dog Sketch

small size, big personality…

Meet the BEATLES!

Meet the Beatles

I was inspired by the old cartoon version and also the style of a Moleskine sketched page…

Hulk Smash!

Incredible HulkIncredible Hulk Black & White Sketch

Cowboy Sketch, Colored

What Joe the Plumber thinks…

Joe the Plumber

Halloween is coming so here’s a Frankenstein Sketch…

Oversized Frankenstein on a Hot Rod

Indiana Jones Sketch

Indiana Jones

O Brother, Where Art Thou

Tommy Johnson from O Brother, Where Art Thou

Love this movie! Sketch of Tommy Johnson from the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou.” This movie has some amazing characters, Big Dan Teague, Pappy O’Daniel, Homer Stokes, Delmar, Pete, Everett and George “Don’t Call Me Babyface” Nelson. So many sketches I wanna do, so little time.

Gunslingas

Dr. Doom Monster Ride (finished, for now)

Yep, finished ’til I decide to rework a few things and colors, This would work on a vertical layout, with a nice font for Dr. Doom. Anyway, that’s all for now. Sometimes I tweak too much and I have to pull myself back.

Big Baad Wolf

A few pages out of my sketchbook from a few days ago. I love drawing animals.  Giving them character is tough, because it depends on the animal and whatever traits we associate with them. Take a racoon, draw a bandit mask and you’re on your way. Then throw in an angry face or laughing and it gets more complicated. As evident here, I’m influenced by Chuck Jones and Tex Avery. These guys were the masters, they paved the way and made it easier for younger artists to see these relationships.

I was looking at Tex Avery’s famous “Big Bad Wolf”. After I did those – I drew some pigs…still trying to get some expressions down.

Here’s a great quote from Chuck Jones,
“The older I get, the more individuality I find in animals and the less I find in humans. Early experiences convinced me that animals can and do have quite distinct personalities.”

Tiki Time…

I’ve been wanting to do a Tiki figure for a long time. Also, I wanted to capture the wood texture and colors. This is vector image with line-work and gradients. I really dig the old Disney versions of the Tiki masks. I remember Disneyworlds’ Adventureland from my childhood. After seeing that all I wanted to do was go home and draw those characters.

That Way Out Swingin’ Cat…

So here’s today’s sketch, Daddy-O…
Just a quick sketch, colored and styled. Anyway, I just made up a logo since I liked the direction the cat was going. Also, I’ve heard the term Hep Cat but never really knew what it meant.
Here’s Webster’s Definition:
hep´cat` Pronunciation: hĕp´kăt`
n. 1. One who performs jazz music.
2. A person who is hep or hip; same as hipster; – an older term becoming dated and less used.

Inspired by Patrick Owlsey

Also this book is amazing…Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in 1950s Animation. I highly recommend it. It’s a great resource for Fifties style animation and design. If you’re looking for inspiration, check it out.  Also this is an excellent blog.(related to the book)

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