Wednesday, December 03, 2008


On weekend mornings my three year old daughter and I have drawing time while we watch cartoons. Sometimes she draws her own picture while I draw my own, she on occasion draws on my picture, and every once in a while just wants to tell me what to draw. No matter what the method we always have fun. Above is an image drawn by me but almost entirely, even down to the details, the brainchild of my daughter. She always names her characters too. This one is Rakatakster. I asked her why she is called Rakatakster and she just laughed at me like I was fool for inquiring...

Monday, November 24, 2008

More from the drawing book

Some simple alien designs and a fat reptilian with tick birds. Happy Monday.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Marker and Pro White Demos

Below are two marker/pro white demos that I did for students in a class I teach at BYU. I love markers and pro white, tech pens too. I sometimes think I like them so much because everything in my life has slowly worked its way to digital. To clarify, pro white is a fairly inexpensive white semi-opaque solution that you paint over your markers to add highlights and lighten areas that are too dark. It is usually applied with a brush. I use a small one since I am usually working in my sketchbook. Below is a link with a little more information about pro white:
pro white

Monday, November 03, 2008

Snow Monster

Comp time and moving really threw off the groove I had going on this back a couple months ago when I did the initial sketch. I totally fogot about it until I got back to work a couple weeks ago and decided that I should finishing it up. I am also reposting the original sketch for those who want to compare the finished piece to the sketch.

Friday, October 31, 2008


Producers' Choice Award Winner 2008

Viewers' Choice Award 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

HURRY!!! Vote For Pajama Gladitator

The short that I designed characters for back in college has been chosen as 1 of 30 shorts out of 4500 to be shown in the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival. It will only be up for a period of 24 hours starting last night at 9:00... it will only be up until 9:00 tonight so check it out while you can. Watch and Vote Please!!!

click to watch>Pajama Gladiator

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Curse

With Halloween coming up I thought this would be a good one to post. I have always loved Halloween. Still more to come in the next few days.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Time To Post Some Summer Drawings

Over the past couple months I have managed to do a quite a bit of drawing crammed between selling my old home, moving into a new one, and the a couple fun homeless months I had in between. I actually just finished up my current drawing book that I had all summer and have started on a brand new one. Here is round I for the drawing posts from my old drawing book. More to come soon...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

Monday, July 07, 2008

frog pot

Another one from the drawing book. Weekends are great, especially the 3 dayers.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

re: Joe Olson needs to draw more

Thanks for the inspiration buddy!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Bronze Age

Long time no post. I have actually been drawing a lot but have had little time to sit down and do the scanning. Crunch time is awesome... More drawings to come in the near future.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pajama Gladiator Sketch

Did a little doodle in my drawing book yesterday to celebrate the completion...or near completion of Pajama Gladiator(the short I worked on for my senior year at BYU. I still haven't seen the whole the thing but what I have seen looked pretty good. Great job to all who took part on this project. It was a blast! High fives all around!!!

Click for an article about the animation and the premiere
Click for a small clip of the animation

Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter Bunny Goodness

Happy Easter Weekend To All!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Having Fun With Cartoon Characters

I had a friend ask me to draw him some cartoon characters for an animated portion of a documentary he is making about redheads. Even though I am not a redhead I thought it would be fun to come up with some really fun characters for his film. Let me know what you think as they are still in progress.

Friday, February 01, 2008

More Pen and Marker

A couple from the old drawing book. 4 armed dignitary and a pygmy goblin. I really liked the little goblin but dislike the knife he is holding. I should redraw it.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Work Challenge: Woodland Folk

Snow Pixie Herder

Nothing like starting off the new year with something you procrastinated from a previous year. Here is my entry for the drawing challenge at my work.