Friday, June 20, 2008

"...I never Metatarsal I didn't like."

Well, I guess Will Rogers never met THIS guy...
lookit the FEET I drawed on 'im! What gives?!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I do a lot of sketching, but only recently switched over to Moleskines,
thanks in part to Tony Akins' malevolent influence.

I also still do a ton of quick-gesture sketching based on martial arts practice...
which, over the course of several years, sort of accidentally taught me
how to animate.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Taste of Barsoom...

Some very rough frames;
more as the story develops.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thark in Sixty Seconds!

Some results of getting back to basic training--
draw for 60 seconds, no erasing, stop & flip the page
& continue for a set period of time. It's a quick-gesture drill
from Master Animator Shamus Culhane's terrific book, and
it's a great, simple, productive tool for any artist.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Chronicles of Martia(n)

Got a wild hair to design some whimsical Barsoomians--
"Tharks", I think Edgar Rice Burroughs named 'em. The
tough part is to keep from unconsciously aping Steve Rude's
marvelous "Gucci Quattro" design from Nexus..the best Tharks
ever, aside from Frazetta's.