Saturday, August 26, 2006

Finally some sketches

Here is some sketchbook stuff as promised. I need to post more. (That was originally why I started this). The first image is from some phrase sketches. The first phrase was "wet things". So I drew the dog. The second phrase was "Ugly people". So I drew the botox babe. The next sketchpage is just more rough character explorations, (and more heads). The Felicity Ulrich comic has not died even though I haven't updated in a while. I will return and work on it more. (eventually....). Anyways, here are some sketches.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Tonkatsu anyone?

Sorry I haven't posted in so long. My life has gotten kind of hectic again. I have been busy at the gallery, applying for work, and my evenings have become even more fun because my three month old son now has all of his upper teeth coming in at the same time as well as a few of his bottom teeth. Needless to say I'm being kept busy. I wasn't expecting the teething so soon, or in such quantity. I just hope it goes quickly so he will be happy again. Anyways, here is what I have finished with the Asian Chef. I still need to do the other 5 characters. I also need to scan and post some sketches. That was the original purpose of this blog was to be an online sketchbook. However, it seems to have become a page dedicated to all my work in progress. Since these college kids are coming back the evening life drawing should be starting up again, so I hope to be posting some more life drawing in the next few weeks. Enjoy this character in the meantime though.

Monday, August 07, 2006


I haven't posted in awhile. I was planning on working more on my chibi characters. However a phone call with a prospective employer changed that. Last monday I talked to them and they said that they wanted to see if I had an aptitude for doing construction (for a possible level design position). So I needed to build a 3-D building. I had tuesday, wednesday, and thursday to design and build it from start to finish. I needed to bring it in on Friday. So, here is what I came up with. A library with attached residence for the caretaker. I also wanted to give it an observation deck. Here are a few images of what I ended with. However, if you want to see more, I have 23 images posted in my 3-D portfolio on my website. You can either follow the link or go to It was kind of difficult because I hadn't really done much level design on the computer. I have focused on the character design. I also had work at the Museum which cut back my time some. However, this is the best I could do with the time given, and am pretty happy with what I was able to do in that time. (It took me most of the weekend to recover from the lack of sleep). I have a lot of construction experience and that helped, so though it is small it would be totally functional in real life. (the apartment is actually the same size as some Japanese apartments I've been in). I am still planning on finishing the chibi characters and fixing the female model. However it will be put on hold again for a few days. Real life bills are forcing me to do a few extra jobs right now. I spent friday and saturday painting signs, and am back at the Museum working on display cases today. However, I am still working on them so look forward to it.