Sunday, December 29, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Curmudgeon

A sketch of an old man and a bird..  The start of an unlikely friendship, no doubt.


Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Aviator

It's been a while, but I got some time to work in a quick sketch for the Cup O' Doodle blog.. I included the original scribble underneath to show the inspiration.  



Monday, November 25, 2013

Veterans Day Sketch

A belated sketch dedicated to my grandfather and all those who have served


Monday, November 11, 2013

Lil' Dancer

A little late night sketch inspired by a wonderful dancer I know

Friday, October 18, 2013

Faces 2!

Some more (unamused) faces from different places.. There's so many lost sketches strewn about


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Faces!

I compiled a page of random faces I found in different places!






Sunday, October 6, 2013

Chilly Autumn

A little warmup I did this morning, messing around with brushes and a short time restraint!  Always tryin' to get faster.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Admiral

The freelance craziness seems to be winding down temporarily, so I'm going to attempt to make up for my lack of posts as of recent.  Here's a quick an' dirty character I did for the Cup O' Doodle blog.. More to come soon!



Monday, September 16, 2013

A King's Birthday

Ah, another birthday for my dad.. Another reason to give him a random hand illustrated card.  It's always fun to do these sketches for him because he encourages the random and irreverent! 


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

iam8bit "Everybody's A Somebody" Gallery Opening!

Wow!! What a wonderful turnout for the iam8bit "Mr. Men/ Little Miss" show tonight!! It was seriously amazing how they completely renovated and transformed the gallery. However, none of that mattered more than the fact that I got to see so many friends and family coming through to show their support. I am beyond humbled and thank you all so much. You mean the world to me!! Anyway, I thought since the show has officially ended, I would go ahead and post my submission:

Name: A Little Lineup
Size: 14" x 31" (w/o frame)
Medium: Pencil/Digital


I decided to go a bit of a different route and do a more realistic interpretation of some of the colorful characters from the series using their color schemes and props to give them their individual flair. Enjoy!

Go and visit the gallery over at 2147 W. Sunset, it should be staying open 'til the first week of Sept.  Enjoy!






Sunday, August 18, 2013

Who Nose?

Just a little sketch in between all the other work.  More is coming..


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Girl at the bar

I apologize for the lack of posting as of late.  The good news is, I have been neck deep illustrating what is to be my first published children's book.  Although I can't reveal anything from it yet, just know that things are cooking in the kitchen.

I did, however, take a little trip up north and found a little time to do some light sketching.  Here's a sketch of a girl at a bar I did in San Francisco.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Waiting for Fishes

Like so many of my talented colleagues out there, one of my main goals as of late is attempting to compile and organize my collected illustrations over the past few years into a volume of sorts to be printed into a book.  I did a mockup of a tentative cover page based off an old idea I had long ago.  The title seemed appropriate too, because so much of being an artist is casting your line out and seeing what bites.  Anyway, I'd love to know what you all think and to see if this collection would be something you may be willing to purchase.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

First Sight

A little sketch up I got going for a personal side illustration.. The lady and her dog was an afterthought, but I'm thinking about keepin' em in.



Sunday, June 16, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Spaceship Sketches!

I decided to welcome myself back, after an unintentionally long hiatus of posting, with some spaceship sketches cause I do love spaceships.  


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mother's Day Card

A rough sketch for my Mother's Day card for my mom (a very patient woman)


...and this is a more finished version of my Mother's Day card!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hammer Head

A late night scribble from the ol' sketchbook.. I was trying to get some inspiration from everyday objects earlier and decided to use a hammer for the shape of this guys head.


Friday, May 3, 2013

Children's Poetry Book

I believe I just bagged an illustration gig working with a children's book publishing company, who asked me to illustrate a poetry book for kids.  A slightly different direction, but I'm looking forward to the opportunity..

 Still not as cool as Shel Silverstein though..

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Scotsman


Whoa! It certainly feels like a lifetime since I updated my blog, so here's a Scotsman I did for the doodle blog.  Stay tuned for more!




Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Ol' Barfly

A late-night sketch for you all.. It feels real nice to be sketchin' with some pencil and paper. Reminds me of the good ol' days..

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Snow White Home (grayscale)

Got a little sidetracked by the application for Nickelodeon, but here is a grayscale for my Snow White scene where she is visited by the witch..


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Snow White home sketch

Got my initial sketch for my next illustration pretty much ready to go.. This is going to depict when the witch arrives at snow whites home.  I darkened the sketch for the sake of visibility before I continue the process.. I'll probably add some characters too


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dwarves house redux!

Another redesign for my dwarves house with some little nest shape silhouettes


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Signatures

....and now for a horse of a different color!

So last night I was fiddling with some potential new signatures for my work and I thought I'd post 'em to hear your thoughts and opinions


Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Chef

A quick one for the doodle blog in between my other projects



Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dwarf House Sketches contd.

Got some major structural changes to make, but I thought I'd put up my continued sketches for my blue heron home


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Herons residence

I was trying to work out some quick thumbs for the dwarf (blue heron) residence in my snow white retelling


Friday, March 22, 2013

The Ol' Website

Hey all,

I just wanted to take a minute to exploit my website, which is pretty much everything you see here and more compiled in a relatively more organized manner.  Feel free to stop by!

DustyArt

Enjoy!

Into the woods..

A more fleshed out version of one of the key images for my snow white story.. 


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Redwood Quickie

Was getting nostalgic for my camping trips so I did quick color sketch of my last stop



Monday, March 11, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Huntsman faces

Doing a redesign to my huntsman character so I sketched up a couple faces


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Quick enviros

Somethin' else for ya.. I wasn't completely satisfied with my environment from earlier in this project so I've been working on some more quick enviro sketches in between my character designs..


Snow White Sketch Page


So this project has been taking up a lot of my time, but I hope you don't forget about me!  This is a sketch page I was doing earlier to try and figure out my Snow White character, whose name I changed to LaRue




Thursday, February 14, 2013

Snow White in the Bayou contd.

So I've been continuing on my Snow White in the Bayou storyline.. I expanded off of my thumbs and made a more comprehensive image to help pitch the idea