Monthly Archives: December 2007


I have a large collection of old illustration magazines and manuals. They can be funny to read, descriptive text from the 1920’s ETC has a very pronounced style. But they have a ton of amazing, beautiful art samples. I will … Continue reading

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OSX Icons

The above art are samples from a set of icons for OSX called CREEPS. I made them back in 2003 for an icon contest. It seems to me, I didn’t do that well in the contest, as most people in … Continue reading

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Animation Visual Development

Above are two pieces I’ve done for a new animated short I am working on. When will it be done? …well, I am hopeful March or April of next year. But we will see.I’m not 100% sure of the overall … Continue reading

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Tis The Season…Tisn’t it?

Some card art from 2004. The traditional Holiday cat, duck and wolf. The ageless Christmas tale of how they learned to skate. In other words, I wanted to draw our cat, a duck and our husky.

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Animation Monday Part 5

Animation Monday is proud to introduce Don Hertzfeldt. Rejected is a great animated short (an Oscar nominated short from 2000). I’m sure most people who stop by this blog have seen it and most probably own it on DVD. Anyway, … Continue reading

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crowd scenes

The sketch above is from a book project. It is a big crowd scene. I love to draw crowd scenes. And I do it differently then I used to. As I do all my finished art on the computer it … Continue reading

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Animation Monday

Back on schedule. Animation Monday will be posted on Sunday as I won’t be posting on Monday. So here is animation Monday! Pencil tests. You Tube offers a great variety of pencil tests. Some are copies of original test shoots … Continue reading

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