Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Three Girls

Thursday, January 25, 2007

El Jefe



This character's based on an old boss I used to have.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Teen Animal Super Dudes


Noting strikes fear into the hearts of evildoers like a walrus, a platypus, and a kinkajou.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Portfolio Month Kickoff


These are based on an idea I've been kicking around for a couple years; each of these characters corresponds with an element and a class of animal.

It's also the first in a series of finished pieces. I've set February 1st as my deadline for completing a character design portfolio, so expect to see a lot more lineups like this.

Haggard Old Guy


Inspired by an esteemed coworker at my temp job this January. Watching him walk makes me sit up straight.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Africa

Here's a sketchbook page from my recent trip to Africa:

As I was drawing this page, a young boy approached me. We didn't speak each other's language at all, but we spend an hour just taking turns with the pencil drawing cartoons.

He turned out to be pretty good (that's his drawing on the bottom right, next to the picture of us). I felt like some art anthropologist who'd just discovered a previously unseen african-manga hybrid style. Most of all (cue sappy orchestral swell) it was proof of the ability cartoons have to connect people across cultural barriers with a language that is truly universal.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Venom

My favorite character as far as visual design.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Construction Worker Lineup

Coupla Platypi

Goliath(s)



Here's two cracks I took at a Goliath character design.

Greg Halbert



Another caricature from the 06 NCN Con in Orlando. This is my friend Greg Halbert, a great artist who's ridiculously tall like me. I found out in Orlando he likes to draw laying down on the floor like an eight year old kid on a rainy day, which I thought was too great not to draw. He and Chris were my heroes when I first started drawing theme park caricatures.

  • Greg's Website