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Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I started a tumblr recently, you should follow it!

I was hoping to have it share the same name as this blogger, but dude who loves My Little Pony took it first. What a world!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sonic Generation

I got invited recently to take part in a Sonic the Hedgehog themed art show at Brave New Worlds for December's First Friday.

Though if you know me, I didn't like the Sonic games past Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (they got kinda...wierd. I mean, just look at the ones that came out in the last 5 years). Though the old Ren & Stimpy-esque cartoon show held a soft spot for me for years.

Watercolor & Ink

For more information, and awesome artwork by some Autumn Society members, go to the actual site here! Its gonna be a good time!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Iconolastic Dead

Autumn Society is having yet another international show, after the success we had over in France at LA FLAQ GALLERY thanks in part with Geek-Art.

Guru Gallery down in Mexico City has kinda taken us in, with a Día de los Muertos show, The Iconolastic Dead. The theme being we had to do a piece based on a living/dead person who you looked up to.

Honestly, I don't have a lot of people I look up to. Maybe George Carlin, but thats really it. Lemmy on the other hand though, has had a successful music career about 40 plus years going, Motorhead has been pretty consistent in their sound since the 70's, has influenced bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer, and more, and to quote many people, Can do whatever the hell he wants; drink a bottle a jack a day, sleep with thousands of women, write/compose song lyrics in about 15 minutes, and appear in your band's music video for the hell of it. The man is even as humble enough to say that Motorhead isn't a metal band.

Anyways, enjoy what I was able to crank out in little less than a week's time.

Watercolor, Ink, and Color Pencil

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Idle hands at work...

Idle Illustrator piece at work. Practice makes perfect I suppose.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

8-Bit Champions

The Autumn Society is having its first show over in Paris, France. Its first international show really, all in part thanks to Geek-Art. I was chosen to take part, and chose to illustrate the video game series, Adventure Island, that I had a lot of fun playing on my Nintendo during my youth.

"Death from Above"

For this piece, I decided to document it, since someone asked me recently to see a process post.

The first part, is to draw up ideas, in thumbnail size. I usually try to do at least 20 these days before moving on.

Normally around this time, I do research, which just consists of playing the game again, and getting screen captures. Same thing with videos of the SNES ones, because I never did play those (except the series took a turn for the weird on that console). Oh, and there was also an anime too. Go figure!

After choosing a thumbnail that I think has the best potential/composition/not boring, I do a very loose sketch, just to lay out key areas. This is bound to change over time.

The image then gets blown up, and then tightened up with tracing paper drawings, and then transferred to watercolor paper.

The time before inking is a tense time. Thank god for Mister Pabst.

And done.

After inking, a colored tonal wash is applied and then major areas get blocked in with washes.

More areas get blocked in, and I start adding details, value, and what have you...

....until I have this. Like I mentioned earlier, some elements get added in before the end.

Framed and ready to go!
And if you happen to be in Paris around the 15th next month, be sure to check it out at:

36 rue Quincampoix
75004 Paris, France

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Comics Alliance Write Up

Comics Alliance did an interesting and flattering write up of my work.

Thank you guys! That means a lot to me.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Death From Above

I feel like I'm missing something
(I guess this is a little Toriyama inspired. I was watching Dragon Ball when I was doing thumbs and sketches.)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Creature Stole My Twinkie

"Creature Stole My Twinkie"
Watercolor, Ink, and Color Pencil

My piece for Autumn Society's upcoming Night of the Creeps X Monster Squad show "Monster Creeps" at Dark Delicacies on 3512 W. Magnolia out in Burbank, California.
If you're in the area, Fred Dekker might make an appearance.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Toadman's Day Off

Capcom finally gave me (and the other 299 winners) the go head to post our finished artwork up, since San Diego Comic Con is next week.

"Toadman's Day Off"
Watercolor & Ink

Oh yeah, they wanted some book promo jargon here, so here goes:

-the book is premiering at the San Diego Comic-con at the UDON booth (#5037), July 20-24
-for fans not attending the show, you can preorder the book at

-The standard softcover edition is also available for preorder on


Friday, July 8, 2011

Moon Girl

I was tasked earlier this week by the guys over at South Fellini (aka, the dudes I worked with on Carnivale de Robotique) to do a pin-up page for one of their recent comics, Moon Girl.

Watercolor and Digital.
(Mixed media if you wanna be technical.)


Along with the "Rockets, Robots, and Rayguns Show", I also had another show I was invited to partake in on first Friday July, over at Drink Philly, with my former classmates Traci, Millie, April, and Nerissa.

These where another batch of character designs done in Illustrator, a program I feel more and more confident in.

"SUPER ROBOT FUN TIME FRIENDS! (Collect them all Kids!)"


"Robot King BAAL"
(with Power Claws)
(If anybody read the comic I worked on, this one should be recognizable)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Rockets, Robots and Rayguns

I recently had the privilege to do another show for the Autumn Society this month for Jinxed/Toothless Cat Gallery in Philly this first Friday for July.

I tried to do something a bit different, and send in a piece done solely in Illustrator.
Safe to say, I was surprised to get a lot of positive feedback on this.


Monday, May 23, 2011


It's done.

June 3rd, 6pm @ Brave New Worlds.
Its going to be an awesome show.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Il Raggio infernale

Deciding to experiment a bit more (and because I have some down time at work), I tried to tackle vintage hazard signs.
The idea came from both seeing simplistic signs all over Portal 2, and certain quotes from MST3K's Danger! Death Ray!! episode.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Shred the Gnar, Tokka

(Just because you're a misunderstood bad guy, doesn't mean you can't skate.)

Upcoming work in progress for Autumn Society's "Shell Shocked" show in June.

Friday, April 22, 2011


Today's Earth Day? Eh..

Probably already been done.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mega Man Art Book Update

So whose got two thumbs, and had his artwork selected among the possible thousands submitted to be in UDON's Mega Man Tribute book?

This guy.

*Due to legal reasons, I still can't show the full artwork until after San Diego Comic Con in July this summer (Or if I get drunk enough). Still awesome though.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The 3B Show

Autumn Society and Gallery 1988 (at their new Venice location) do it again! If you're going to be in the area on May 5th, please stop in and take a look!

Back to the Future
Bill & Ted

With these pieces, I decided to combine my usual watercolor and ink paintings with some digital painting and textures.


"Sandworms? You hate 'em, right?"

(Station high five, hell yes!)

If you're going, the originals and prints will be available to buy!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Whadda Yah mean that Pizza wasn't Vegan?!"

Or "All Apologies to J.G. Quintel"
aka "I tried to draw a few hipsters/punks in Regular Show's style, but these are the only ones that looked okay to me and long titles for things are funny."

(Chances are, this doodle is already too mainstream for being on blogger, and thus liking it, will forever label you as a poser.
Now if you excuse me, I have a vinyl record collection to alphabetize by the year the band starting selling out.)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Botched Attempts

An Ink Answer comic that I scrapped halfway through (because the punchline would of only made sense to me). Kept one of the panels and decided "Why not."
All done in Photoshop

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Gato Revised

Hey, how ya doin?
I decided to revise this piece, and add in few more cats, and play with textures that I acquired recently

Friday, January 28, 2011

Toad Man

I recently submitted a piece to a Mega Man Tribute book being published by UDON Entertainment. Due to them not wanting to submitters to post their art before winners are announced, and before the book comes out, heres only a tiny thumbnail from the piece.
I hope they don't mind :)

More as this develops. I should know by March.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Apple III

Another quick one
I have a soft spot for outdated and old world tech

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


A new year, a new quick piece. Stretchin' mah Illustrator legs with a quick portrait of my cat.