Monday, May 21, 2007


Thanks everybody for the comments, it's encouraging. Feel free to continue checking back as I will be posting often. I hope. So hear are some more colored drawings from my sketchbook and a good amount of my park sketches. I'm starting to get a lot faster in my black and white sketches, but still need to work on getting my faces bigger, the color darker, and color faster and more confidently. Bodies are one of my weakest points at the moment, they often come out wonky with lines going over lines, the two that im posting are the best ones that came out this week, you don't want to see the bad ones. =D Sorry for the hard shadows in some of the pics, i can't control the position of the sun... yet.

I drew this woman several times, but this was the only one I colored and inked.

Lips need more dimension...

One handin' the burger. Skillz...

these next two are what i like to call "The Brothers Timmerman". hehe my friend told her brothers who were visiting that I did these so they came to get some done.

I really liked the way these two came out. If i could've exaggerated more, i would have thrown the girls teeth everywhere. she had a good smile, but her teeth kinda went over each other. i just twisted her front one a little.. I really like the likeness of the guy. The girls eyes don't give off enough personality though...

the guy reminds me of Kurt from Gilmore Girls. i may have stretched out his head too much though and I gave the girl a little too much forehead. They were a really nice couple though, probably my favorite customers for the entire day. Putting me in a good mood makes my sketches better and faster too. =D

I really like the way i did this one. The background looks fluffy and cartoony, she looks cute and adorable, and there aren't any crazy wonky lines. No real exaggeration, been doing "safe" sketches still. I think the halo and harp could have been done better though.

Likeness is off and i could have gone darker on color, very generic face. But this was the cleanest spiderman body i've drawn so far... dunno if i got this costume colored quite right yet though, i don't remember whats red or blue or webbed...

I like this one, i just would've cleaned up the hair a little more and gone darker if i could go back.

I know he should have a half beard but they didnt want him to have facial hair... i think i should have given him a smaller mouth too... I really dont like his sketch, but I like the girls, it's one of the cleaner non-child female drawings I've done.

So overall I think I'm starting to notice the smaller features in people that help add likeness... sometimes i don't realize it til it's too late, but that's fine... one day it'll just come natural. Again, still doing relatively safe sketches, not going crazy exaggeration on any of them. So that's it for now. off to draw more.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Blown Away

Okay guys... this is gonna be a BIG update. Stuff from my Sketchbook; Caricatures from the park, coffee shop, AND the awesome C4 (california caricature and cartoon convention) i went to in San Diego; a digital painting, and 2 animated clips! So uh... prepared to be dazzled! ... not really.

So uh... first attempt at putting some real color into my sketches... I would like to do many more like this

Started working with smearing marker with a blender pen. Not to happy with the guy in red, he kinda popped into the scene last second for less than a minute so it wasn't well studied and i have terrible memory.

Trying to get back into digital painting... really rusty. This guy has a creepy aura about him... like he's the watcher! always watching. and waiting. Watching. And Waiting!

My Animal Drawing Final, if you can't tell what it's supposed to be I have failed...

3d Animation of a run to stop

Caricatures from the Park and Coffee Shop

One of my better couples sketches...

I really liked this one... cept for this wierd bump i seemed to have put on his forehead... damn.
One of my friends, Marika. First time i managed to exaggerate and capture her likeness. i think.

I saw so much potential in this baby's face... But it ended up a little generic... I am dissapointed.This had to be my favorite sketch of the night.
This was the last sketch I did that night... i was tired and my pen tip was broken so I don't feel like i pushed it like i could have, this one had just so much wierdness going for it... really... a dude in shackles, with nails, and a dress.
I like this one because it came out fairly cute. Sloppy hair though...

AND FINALLY i give you the sketches from C4. These were all of other Caricaturist, check out my links to those who have blogs

Nate Kapnicky
I think this guy was Eric Evenson

Mystery man... Experimenting with markers...
my buddy Fabian Molina
Stephanie Burrows
Mark Magpusao
Marlo. She had such awesome hair. it was everywhere! i heard people quoting "the Little Mermaid" as they passed by it. More experimenting with markers... kinda messy.

K guys. There you have it. Big update. Hope there is some improvement in my drawings. Hope you all enjoyed them. On to more progress! i think. =D

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Playing It Safe

Not gonna really get heavy on my critiques this time around, none of them are great... or even good, but i do notice improvement from last weeks as far as likeness goes. My bodies continue to come out sloppy... Not trying to much to exaggerate like crazy because i want to work on making salable sketches before i jack peoples faces. Drawing teenage boys is much easier than anything else in my opinion... they actually prefer to be drawn ugly!

Bleah... The guy came out flat and well... just bad. the girl's neck is too long, i was trying to make her look "pretty" by not fattening her up like i should have.