Monday, November 29, 2010

Caricature of Cee Lo as Darth Vader

Today's sketch of the day was Cee Lo. I found some photos of him performing as Darth Vader on stage and this is sort of a caricature of that. Total time: about 30 min. I used photoshop and a wacom bamboo digital drawing pad.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Caricature of Mark Gustafson

Mark is an old friend I worked with years ago at Will Vinton Studios. Today he is an animation director at Laika. I had done a digital portrait for his fiance about 6 weeks ago, but it was a straight portrait. So today I thought I would throw in a caricature as well. This was done with a wacom tablet in photoshop, and the whole process took about 15 min.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Freedom From Want - Robotic Style

Today I was on the web looking at a robotic turkey that MIT has developed and I was inspired to try a robotic version of Norman Rockwell's "Freedom From Want" . Total doodle/brain phart. Total time: 30 min. I used a wacom digital tablet and photoshop.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Sometimes when I can't think of anything to draw, I'll lapse into drawing something I've enjoyed sketching since I was a little boy. I love drawing robots - any sort of robots. Today, while waiting for inspiration to come I sketched a robot.... inspiration never came but I was left with a drawing of a robot instead.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nov. 16th- Turkey-Girl

Today I started with a photo of a fashion model and a photo of a prized turkey and came up with this monstrosity. (digital painting - wacom tablet in photoshop - 30 min. )

oops forgot to post for a few days! -turkey profile sketch

Oops I haven't posted here for a few day. I sort of forgot about the blog here. I have turkeys on the brain it seems. Thanksgiving is arriving soon.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sketch of Leonardo Da Vinci

Today I was inspired by a small poster on the wall of Da Vinci's iconic self portrait. I tried to imagine what he would look like sitting in front of me from a different angle. This is my take on sketching an imaginary Leonardo. This is a digital painting done with a small Wacom Bamboo 4x6" digital tablet in a program called Photoshop. It took me about 30 min. to draw.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Self Portrait from an Alternate Universe

After a few months off, I'm sliding back into my rut of doing at least one sketch or painting a day. I guess the slacking off from drawing was just too difficult for me to keep up. Today's speedpainting of this sketch has music that was commposed by Trevin Hughes, a facebook friend. Trevin's music is called "Unatural Selection (Mystro88)". The sketch was done digitally with a wacom bamboo 4x6" tablet in Photoshop. It took about 30 min.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sketch of Clint Eastwood

Today I decided to start up my "One Sketch A Day" project I had going on Facebook. It really isn't very hard to keep up. My criteria is simple: Anything that is a drawing or a painting that takes me as little as a minute to draw or 8 hours or more. Usually what I'll post are things that take me around 30 minutes. I'm doing this to stay in the habbit of doing at least one thing a day that is drawing or painting. I took a few months off after doing this for over a year and three months, but I miss doing it. :-)