This blog...

...was initially for pieces done on a computer, but has since become a free-for-all. Here you'll find process work (digital and otherwise), sketch pages and studies, sometimes with commentary.

You can see the rest of my work here.

Remember kids : if you can't make pretty designs, at least make pretty lines!


Friday, December 31, 2010

мой любимый русский

Вика Юрковец, Ты сделала 2010 год незабываемым.

autodestruct playlist -- top 10 of 2010

1) The Flashbulb "Arboreal"
2) Emancipator "Safe In The Steep Cliffs"
3) Venetian Snares "My So-Called Life"
4) Igorrr "Nostril"
5) Hammock "Chasing After Shadows...Living With The Ghosts"
6) Ólafur Arnalds "...And They Have Escaped The Weight of Darkness"
7) God Is An Astronaut "Age of The Fifth Sun"
8) Front Line Assembly "Improvised Electronic Device"
9) Hybrid "Disappear Here"
10) Cursor Miner "Requires Attention"

Honorable mentions :
1) Lights Out Asia "In The Days of Jupiter"
2) Red Sparowes "The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies The Answer"
3) Bonobo "Black Sands"

It was a rough year for psytrance.  None of it made my cut!  Thanks to my bosom chum Headphone Commute for keeping me in line with exceptional music!

sketch squat / remainders of 2010

Tonight was the fifth time I hosted a private "Sketch Squat", but the first in my new OC digs. The vibe was intimate [read : "cramped"] which was the entire point. New and old friends here, including a very special Skype cameo from Vigil Games' Crystel Land, painting all the way from Austin! So yeah...REMOTE sketch squat. That's a first.

Oh, here's some misc. scraps from the past few weeks "cleaned up" to be somewhat presentable. These were done from a hair magazine in Barnes & Noble...

...and these were done at the last Sketch Squat.

Leyendecker head studies + porn + ???  I promise to get badass and do finished, color work in 2011. Promise! In fact, I met people tonight who will help me accomplish this. DON'T YOU DARE HOLD OUT ON ME!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


My belongings showed up from Texas today. Included with the shipment was a heavy box, sneaked into the pile by my former coworker Phu Giang, who was kind enough to let me use his house as temporary storage.

This gesture would have been even MORE touching had Phu not included several additional boxes of super-heavy computer junk I SPECIFICALLY asked him to throw out. Touché!

Monday, December 13, 2010

sketchdrop / namedrop

This past weekend I visited Concept Design Academy with Carlo Arellano and Justin Murray. I was also introduced to concept artist / figurative master Kevin Chen and Anthony Francisco!  California's paying off already.

Below : Carlo, teaching a class on Advanced Entertainment Design

(Hope I'm not pissing him off by posting this super-advanced, secret tentacle spider!)

Unrelated : Thanks once again to Miss. Monster for keeping me in cool shirts.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Bottom right : Was trying to replicate some heads from the Tangled art book. Ever try to stay on-model the way these animator types do? It's hard. I couldn't make him look like the same guy across two drawings with the reference staring me right in the face.

Side note : you gotta love boobs that look like thumbs from the side.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

lifedrawing log - 12.08.10

First session in a few weeks...and my first session at the Blizzard campus.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tron-in' it up...

My new pals Kalen Chock and Stefanie Huynh [bottom right] took me to this official "pop up shop" that's temporarily selling all this neat, Tron-style fashion.

Way to go, Disney/Adidas.  You seduced me with your UV-reactive, glow-in-the-dark shit, got my money, and the movie's not even out yet!

Playlist :
[only for future folk -- sorry, Earthlings]

Cursor Miner "Requires Attention"
Subheim "No Land Called Home"
Black Sun Empire "Lights And Wires"
Laughing Buddha "Sacred Technology"
Braincell "Intelligent Being"