Sunday, January 25, 2009

Whataburger wait...

Good day to all and to all a good day; or something like that?  Anyway,  the other day I walked into a Whataburger and sitting there waiting for his food was this guy.  It was one on those situations where I left my sketchbook back at the studio and was kicking myself for it!  So, without making it obvious I took a few quick observational glances and later that night I just let it all pour out on the paper!  I wish you could have seen him, this guy was OOOOZING with personality!  Man!  This character design doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the real thing!  Keep drawing and animating!  Long live pencil & paper!  

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Sometimes your co-workers can give you inspiration for a cool character design or just a fun caricature... I try to observe the subjects personality even more than just the likeness.  Long live pencil & paper!  


I'm back again!  Okay, so today we have some observational sketches!  I think one of the most important things to keep up with consistently is life/observational drawing.  Especially in animation and illustration.  It keeps you fresh and gets you out of any ruts you may have gotten yourself into.  It totally loosens you up and gets your mind OFF of "style"  which is something most younger artist are so focused on.
Most importantly, it keeps you from repeating yourself.  These are a few sketches from lunch at Luby's, its a great place to go for drawing older folks.  The third sketch is something I did while waiting to get my tire repaired.  I try to take my sketch book wherever I go.  You never know when that great inspiration will strike you!  I've still got a loooooong way to go with life/observational drawing, but I'm gonna keep on trucking!!!  Remember to have fun while you draw!  Long live pencil & paper!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Table Buddies!

Here's a couple of stooges from work.  They happen to share a large table so, hence: "Table Buddies".  Enjoy! 

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A little Dance & Sports?

Just a few gesture drawings from the Tube, I heard this phrase somewhere:  "You should never sit in front of the TV without your sketch book"  - And it really works!  You'll be amazed at what you'll find to draw on TV without having to take a trip anywhere and you get more time to DRAW!!!  Happy New Year!