Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Back in da holy lan'


Glad to be back, LA was a ton of fun but rather hectic. I remember a lot of running out of meetings onto the next meeting trying to figure out who the hell we're pitching to next...I'm back at my desk sketching again, trying to nail down a look for a this comics project I have sitting in my brain. This is pencils and digital colour. What do you think? I sometimes wonder if I'm far too obsessive about style and I end up producing *squat*. Going to try and change that. :)

Talking of Pencils, do yourself a favor and check out the gorgeousness of: Jorge Gonzalez,
delicious marks and atmospheric tones....


Monday, June 16, 2008


one of the most fun happenings in Florence was doing some sculpting demonstrations. I decided to make a simple little pig guy and go through some of the things I picked up at Aardman, mostly about mouth shapes, sculpting eyes and brows, and creating expression. nothing fancy, but so much fun.

I'm going to La now, no posts for a week, take care.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Forgotten Dodo

Now this piece ain't up to much in the final analysis, but I had a lot of fun doing it. Check out making of action below. Throw a lot of charcoal around, give it a simple slap of two tone colour and presto! A dodgy dodo.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Hey there toucan

This dude has a knowing smile. I like toucans with knowing smiles. It's coming up to the weekend, and I really should be doing a lot of storyboarding, and less painting of tropical birds.

Anyway, this guy is going to be used for an after effects test. When I get the time.


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

What's on the painting table tonight then?

'Tis a yellow bug. Will post when I'm done. Getting a bit computer sick, so time for some old fashioned mess. JPX

Wrestlers nativity

This one almost broke me. Must've drawn and redrawn 5 or six times, and colored it every which way (with extremely mixed results) until I've finally arrived at something I can put up here.
Doesn't always go easy, does it?

It's their first baby.


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

This evening, I think I was supposed to do something important...what was it? something to do with, um- paying a bill- or something my wife asked me to Does drawing a cow race driver count?

Sunday, June 1, 2008


I don't usually turn out this sort of tosh, but he is kind of cute.