Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"Charlie in the rain". a new painting...

a new "painting" (36 x 36) of my boy, Charlie, who passed away Friday, November 15.  he liked lying in the shade of bushes and sitting stout-like in the drizzling rain.  an absolute badass, and i miss him a lot...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

ten hand made books...

since December 2009 i've been making my own drawing books...well, punching and binding them with old book covers, to be exact. just made book # 10. so much growth, thank God...

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

"Snow Queen" to "Frozen"...

i'll regret posting this, but here are some old and simple concepts from 2008 during my Disney internship for "Snow Queen", now "Frozen".  have yet to see the movie in theaters, but my idea was a story based on broken hearts and isolation from all things joyful.  am grateful my skills have improved a great deal since then.  bloody hell...

Monday, December 2, 2013

the press room...

an overnight stay in Santa Barbara; went bar hopping to occupy the time, and stumbled upon this less "pretty" pub called The Press Room. my kind of joint...

Sunday, November 10, 2013


birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it...

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

clown and cat...

i'm voting for the clown because he's quiet and has a sense of humor..

Friday, November 1, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

# eight...

saw this nice lil image on BART last night.  made me smile..

Saturday, October 26, 2013

finger paint and pen # SeVeN...

would like to have a bit less green in there, but that's what you get when there's a lack of planning and you just go for it.  you learn to accept it and find the joy in it rather than being bitter and self deprecating over noth'n.  one of these days i will plan instead of just scribbling all over the place like a lil kid.  come to think of it, maybe i should do life like that as well..

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

# six

NOTE:  sometimes i don't make sense to myself while making these.  however, i just gotta get it out anyways regardless..

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

# five...

it's like he's invisible, whether he wants to be or not i don't know, but he don't look too hopeful..

Friday, October 18, 2013

finger painting and pen #three

what i enjoy about doing these is there is no underdrawing or pre mixing the colors.  just drop some simple colors on the page then start pushing it around, mixing, and scratching bits away.  the result is a fun surprise..

Sunday, September 22, 2013

loved indeed...

feeling worthless? have you not been hugged by a white bearded man for a while? then go find him, or her if possible, and wrap your sweet arms around them. you are loved indeed...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

dirty animals..

sometimes you meet people who just want to tell you how good they think they have it...and then they want to show you...and then they say you're shy for not looking..

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Internet lies...

it's quite easy to find way too many people who believe they possess great wisdom, who have an Instagram account, and thus share their "deep and loving advice" to the populous on "how to be a better person". ignorant, narrow and simple-minded statements ensue. perhaps the same could be said for this exact thing i'm doing now...posting to my blog or Facebook. guess i just want to rid of the lies, for God's sake..

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

little finger paintings on cels...

bring'n back the cels.  front-->back.  as kids my brother and i loved learning about the animation process and so would try to create our own cels with our own characters.  now, everything is digital and everyone and their mom's an artist.  it's just too easy..

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Facebook...setting the moral standard.  convenient giving.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

at the Mojo Lounge...

-Stevenson Proffitt on guitar and mic...

Monday, August 12, 2013

new brush. trial picture...

have always enjoyed the speckled look that airbrush or paint/toothbrush can give.  so, tried to recreate something of the sorts.  and the bottom one, well, that's just some foolishness..

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

a lighter touch..

sometimes, perhaps, it's good to step outside yourself into gentler territories.  i've forgotten what it's like to draw kind things.  bit of discomfort :-)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

'rich man giving'

this is my small contribution to the Ronald Searle auction happening on ebay around mid July.  proceeds will go to shipping Searle's original work to the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.  show will appear around this Fall.  that night will be an exciting one

click here to see all the great art..

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

images from the book..

for some reason or another it's been a real delight to have my book on me wherever i go and drawing as i please.  what's produced is sheer comfort and joy-- sometimes mad frustration.  i don't know, there seems to be a feeling of an unknown life event that's on the cusp of taking affect.  and the way my mind has been wondering and wrestling with the heart i can't help but think what pleasure or pain awaits my future, and where am i being led with just all of this.  am i being led even and simply walking the same cliché path as the rest with little care..