Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween doodles

I thought I'd post a couple halloween themed doodles from this week.  Just quickies to get it out before October is gone for another year.  Happy Halloween everyone, be safe out there tonight!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Illustration Friday: Creature

This little creature would be much more scary if he weren't so small.  This is a discarded piece of halloween candy.  Who knew a little piece of grape taffy could look so nasty.  He'll probably attack someone's shoe, and return to his former self once he finds some nice warm carpet.  Anyway, when I saw this weeks topic, this is where my mind went.  I almost never get to paint with was fun.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

little piggy longboards? and a surfing banjo pig too.

Don't ask why...because I really don't know.  Just sketching for fun and this is what came out.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Illustration Friday: Entangled

My first thought I had when I saw this weeks  "entangled" topic was kite string in tree branches.  I know my kids always fly their kite into the trees...then it's my job to get it down.  I drew this up tonight and got a little carried away with the tree (all that bark texture doesn't really add anything to the story), but I had a lot of fun drawing on a Friday night.  Have a great weekend everyone.  I hope ya like my little doodle.

Friday Birds

Here are some bird sketches. Hey it's Friday!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Older Disney Sketches.

I've been trying to clean up my studio for a few weeks now.  I've got a few piles of sketches that I've been going through...trying to figure out which ones to toss.  I came across some fun stuff I did while still at Disney.  These were done for a little shooting gallery mini game within the Toy Story 3 game.  It was fun drawing in this style and it was some of  my favorite work I did in my brief time there.

I have a lot more that I still need to scan and save.  Maybe I'll post more of this kind of stuff. Happy Wednesday everyone.  

Monday, October 14, 2013

Illustration Friday; Moustache

I guess I do like to draw mustaches...I looked through a pile of sketches on my light table and found these.
Hope you like 'em.  Well, so much for my lunch break, back to work!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

250 post!?

I noticed when I posted the sketch of the skull, that I was at 249 posts.  I know that compared to some blogs that have been around as long as mine, this is really no big deal.  But, since I'm in a painting mood, I thought I'd celebrate the occasion with a colored post that helped celebrate it.  So, here's to 250...enjoy.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Happy Skeletons?

I've been enjoying putting a little color on some drawings lately.  Been a while since I've done much color work and it's hard shaking off the rust.  Here is a quick little sketch of a skeleton that should paint up pretty soon.  I'm not sure if anyone still stops by my blog, so if you have anything to say...please leave a comment so I'll know you were here.  I'm going to start doing this blog thing again...but if no one even looks at any of this, hard to stay motivated. ya know?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Let there be COLOR...

Most of my sketches I can envision in color when I draw them.  This one was like that.  I colored it up quick and never really varied from what was in my head from the beginning.  It's fun when it goes like that...
Sometimes it's a struggle for me to make a picture look as good as I see in my mind.  I'm not sure if my skill level is quite up to it yet.  This one was again done totally in Photoshop.  I don't yet have the speed or control I had in Painter, but I'm working on it and that's the important thing.  Happy Thursday everyone.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

In an effort to improve, and experiment... and find a way to paint a little better in Photoshop, I sketched out another witch this morning and the plan is to add some color soon.  For now, here is the sketch.

Monday, October 07, 2013


another little doodle from this morning.  It is a pumpkin.  I'm just messin around trying to do things out of my norm.  I've been seeing all this ink stuff for I thought I'd try a little something.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

halloween witch

I sketched this up yesterday morning...then I thought, why not add some color?  Not anything too special, but it was fun to paint up.  It's been a while since I've done much color work, and I'm trying to find a comfort zone in Photoshop.  Baby steps.  I'll get there.  This was done totally in's a start.

Friday, October 04, 2013


Here is a quick one from this morning, I brought the pencil sketch into Photoshop and added some very simple color/value.  This pose is quite stiff...a constant battle for me, but for the minimal time spent I'm still fairly happy with it.