Category Archives: Visual Development

I’m really good at making mistakes.

The book below looks like a great read. Creativity, INC. by Ed Catmull, he of Pixar fame, talks about the need to make mistakes. No, it’s more than that, he talks about how making mistakes means you’re pushing yourself and looking … Continue reading

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iPad games

I did the character designs and some of the animation for the Transamerica Retirement Services Stash and Dash game which is now available in the Apple App Store for free. You can also play it on Facebook. It’s a savings … Continue reading

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I work best when I am not working.

No, the title of this post is not my new lazy-manifesto, self-help-book for procastenators. This may not be news to other writers but I do far better writing when I am NOT sitting in front of my computer writing. What … Continue reading

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I’m a robot. See how Roboty I look. I’m drawing a LOT of robots these days. It seems that 3 out of every 4 projects prefer robots over non-robots. I am well-roboted. A robot in every drawing pad. Just call … Continue reading

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Sketch Book

It’s been awhile since I posted some quick sketches. These are from the plane ride down to Comic Con. Aliens on my mind…I wonder why?

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Recent work

I used this on the cover of a recent promotion. It started off as a sample for a story I am working on and took off as a piece on its won. This usually doesn’t happen with my work. I … Continue reading

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A couple hundred pages.

I originally started this posting off with quotes about writing and rewriting. Then I rewrote it. Enough said. As I have been working on the revised draft of Earthling! I have also been doing some quick thumbnails of pages to see how … Continue reading

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