Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cartoon Eye Study

Doing another post. Really can't say why I stopped posting except that I got SERIOUSLY burned by all these social network things. Families (mother and father) logging online after doing Google searches with my name, seeing pictures of me hold beers (NON ALCOHOLIC) and totally freaking out as if I was 15. Pretty lame. My family is about as tight as the Pope's anus.

You know had I known that every MORON i know, friends, family everyone, would be DEPENDENT on computers, I would have never gotten into them. See chances are pretty good I was typing on a computer at 50 wpm before you even ever looked at one.

It sucks.

But not only that, this blog was actually a little sister blog (or wanted to be) of my friend's blog who apparrently also lost the urge to finish stuff up as well.

oh well. here is the latest sketch I feel like showing. (The other sketches I have been doing are for a cartoon so I don't want to show them)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


So I pulled into the Dr.Sketchy parking lot... sat there waited a while. Called some friends. Decided to go out to eat.

It's not that I would have to draw a near naked dude. I've been through art class. I've done that. I've hung out with some friends of mine who are gay and they like to look at naked dudes all the time. Not scared of that.

What I am scared of are a lot of these fucking people that go to this Dr.Sketchy thing. First off the Houston photographers seem to overwhelm the scene. (I just deleted about 3 sentences) The artists stick to themselves and never comment on other peoples stuff. They just sort of glare over to see if they are going to get more acceptance than others.

I was able to get into it free of charge but now it looks like it would have costed me a lot. A lunch with a friend. I'll see about next time.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Superduper quickie sketch of Ash. She texted me a lot last night and we talked on phone for a while. She seems like something is bothering her. I have no idea why. I figured I would sneak in a break and draw her real quick.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Guest Sketcher - B.D.

Today's guest Sketcher is BD

When I first moved into town in the middle of summer 08 I went to our favorite hangout spot Cecil's. There I was noticing these wonderful character sketches drawn on bar napkins hanging up above the door that led to the back area of the bar. I asked the bartender Jay about these sketches and he pulled out two tuperware tubs...filled to the top with napkins and artwork by a local artist named Brent Himes who goes by the name BD. So thrilled I was when I saw his drawing of Sergio Aragon├ęs of Groo fame. Who the hell sits in a bar and draws the creator of Groo?!? I knew instantly this guy was someone I had to meet.

Sure enough as time went on and my love for Cecil's has now become a ritual with friends I have found this guy. He's a great dude and I look forward to hanging out with him in the future. Very inspiring. I would love to do an animated project with BD. Which reminds me, I know I've been doing a lot of 3D and graphic design stuff at work... But it's time to set some time aside for myself. GET TO SKETCHING!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Dr. Sketchy February 2009

I had a great time at the Houston Dr. Sketchy for February at Avant Garden. Can't believe how cool it was. I am so glad that there is something like this in Houston. The art scene here constantly amazes me. Your band however doesn't. Thank goodness. To hell with what the beer swillin' punk rock/metal kids think, Drinking Mamosas on Sunday while drawing a beauty like her is the best.

The model, Katrina, was so adorable.

2 minute sketch warmups

I love the way they start loose and fast with short times. Very art school for the Anti-Art school but that is the best way to start cranking on still life. The seating however was crazy weird. More like a junior high class room than an art school setting where the model is in the middle and it goes all the way around in a circle. (But I guess they lack room? I don't know, i think it could be tried in the middle.) Worked great nonetheless.

Katrina was too cute. I thought it interesting how much freakin' shading a lot of people where putting into her drawings. I decided to go for more outlines and not a shade study... well except for the one that got me the free pass for next time.

longer sketches

This one had a theme. Naughty Cupid I didn't really care about the whole theme/contest thing and I lost out to Kendle?(forgot your name dude). However I didn't come there to draw comic books images with a mechanical pencil so I lost out on that deal.

I did notice that some people would go back to their drawings and work on them after the pose changed. I am having a hard time with this Anti-Art class thing in that respect. I would have been yelled at in art school for doing that. But I came there to look at the model vs. looking at my drawing and trying to figure out ways to trick it up.

My favorite....sigh... The heart was actually a heart object on the wall. It started to become more of a symbol of my fascination with the model at this point. But I love the way it just floats in my sketches like a halo of love.

Another contest 'dirty thoughts' At this point I didn't care. Again I was more interested in using my paper to have nice composition of the model. You can't take the art school outta me Dr. Sketchy. ;) There was a fella sitting behind me named Jeff who did the contest really well without changing the model into something unrecognizable. The lady next to me Puddles was giving him grief over it, but apparently she has earned the right to do so.

This was my last sketch. At this point the model kept fanning her exposed breast and winking at me. I wasn't the only one she was winking at (Howie...) but I definately had that feeling (and actions) of Napoleon Dynamites Brother sitting at the picnic bench with his hot African American gal. So naturally I didn't go as far with this sketch as I could have in the 20 minute time. Also had to get another mimosa or two during it to settle down.

And the winner is...

She picked the winning sketch. I won a free trip to return to Dr.Sketchy in March. And I really hope they do not book this on a Saturday during SXSW. If not then I am there. Dude model or not.

Hail Houston Art Scene

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Need to take this further

I think it is a good start though for 25 seconds lol.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Character Sketches

prepare to see a lot of quick pose sketches like these. Not the most interesting things in sketchbooks, but most critical to whip out often for myself.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Cecil's Table 1 thumbnail sketch

2nd over...

This is a thumbnail sketch. It is prob hard to see if you haven't sat at that end of our Cecil's table but heck. Perhaps I will refine it more. Maybe into what I see when I look at it. A lot of my drawings start off this way.

This directly reflects the anxious restless feeling I have to go see my friends and play. I think they are getting bored of it but since I just moved to town it is magical and new. What is in store for this weekend? Gun shooting, Some hippy party in the woods, Some nightlife, Sweetly flirting with every woman I see, and definatley getting sophisticated H-town Downtown.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


I realize that the glasses are a little long. I just dont feel like editing these images into perfection. It's the imperfections that make this blog perfect for me.

Found my Eyeglasses! I had left them at Atari. I think its called etru? etra? off Westhemier across from Boondoggles? Boondocks? I don't know. I'm new to town. Anyhow great time eating pizza and such with my good pal Coach. Has it really been 19 years of friendship...Jeesh. Man, good pals are priceless.

I'm not totally blind. Just gettin up in years and a touch of nearsighted... or is it farsighted... I can never get that straight. Ah, such a complicated morning.

Can't freegin wait until payday.

(Special thanks in order to Derek at Etru(atari bar?) for holding them for me with my name around them for SO LONG. You rule. And Pink's Pizza. Best pie I have had in H town. BLOWS away late night pie and is just a block from homebase. )

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Quick study in drawing hands. Had to break out of cartoon mode for a second and into the real world. Funny, if I draw enough cartoons I will forget that we actually have 5 fingers. Note on the upper left I switched to a finer pencil width for guides. Left side of Brain was having to fight with Right side of the brain on this. I really fought drawing the fingers arrow straight and in the order that they would logically appear if you are thinking about a hand from thumb to pinky. The balance of analytical and artistic is such a fun tight rope. I need to do more still life/figure drawing.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


For Some reason my dear friend Domokos asked me to make a Pizza Shop for today's art. I had to 'sci-fi geek twist it' to make it flow out faster. I think I will get more sketchy for my next stuff. Too refined.

Monday, January 26, 2009


You know I like to party. Any given reason, any given time.
Made this while listening to the ever inspiring MC Chris.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thumb Club

Here is the Shriner style hat and logo for the Thumb Club. If you don't know what the Thumb Club is you are probably not a card carrying member. If you are a size queen you hate our cause. "Gotta stick it where it fits"

This meeting of the thumb club shall now be called to order!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Concentrate Damn it

First Piece.

Basically the bane of my existence and source of all my problems. (The person floating in my conscious is no one in particular)