Archive for August, 2012

August 29, 2012

Cartoon Faces

I’ve been having fun with this exercise lately.  Fill a page with odd, random shapes and make them into faces! I got the idea from a post on Tumblr lambasting the fact that so many artists draw every face the same. I’m often guilty of that myself, so this is a useful way to spend time sketching.  I grabbed a couple of my favorites and threw some color on them in Photoshop.  My friend Joe got in on the action and did the vampiric little number near the bottom.

And an update on my new tattoo… it’s finished! Lawrence Edwards of Industrial Ink in Vancouver, WA did such an incredible job, I’m proud and flattered to be part of his growing portfolio of awesome work.  I love it.

August 19, 2012


This is me playing around with a pencil sketch and practicing my shading. I always tease my pug Charlie because he never sits squarely on his heels like most dogs. He’s always gotta have his one lazy leg thrown off to the side.

August 17, 2012

And then this happened…

I should have listened to Facebook when I asked it how to spice the owl up.  Facebook always has great ideas.

August 14, 2012


This week’s theme over at IllustrationFriday.  Colored pencils, watercolor, gouache.


August 10, 2012

Sketch Dump