May 7 2013

Frog Prince

I finished my Frog Prince digital painting today. Pretty cut and dried. I inked one of the sketches from my May 1st. post in Manga Studio 4 and painted it in Photoshop CS3. I then added him to the logotype, created in illustrator and rendered in Photoshop.

frog prince, digital painting, cartoon frog


frog prince, digital painting, cartoon frog, storytime logo

Final Art for Storytime

May 2 2013

Grey in Black

Lately I have really missed painting. I wanted to feel the fun and sense of accomplishment of moving the paint around to form an image with textures and colors that were pleasing to my eye and hopefully someone else’s too. So I took up the challenge of painting a portrait for the Head & Shoulders group show for this coming First Friday arts celebration. Nothing big mind you (seriously this piece is the size of a business card) just something I could do for the sheer fun of it. So I grabbed this image I sketched last November and took a stab at it.

painting, acrylic/gouache, grey alien, gray alien, sci fi, portrait

MIB new recruit

What do y’all think, should I keep painting or stick to the pencil?

May 1 2013

The Prince of Frogs

Working on some frog princification.

frog prince sketch, pencil, cartoon

frog prince sketch, pencil, cartoon

frog prince sketch, pencil, cartoon

frog prince sketches, pencil, cartoon

Apr 7 2013


I had a wonderful weekend with true friends that love me and I sincerely thank you for making me feel like the man I never was.

the man I never was

the man I never was


Mar 26 2013


Just trying something new

pencil sketch, fez hat, portrait of a man, color

fez hats are cool

Mar 24 2013

Mini Epiphany and Sketch Dump

Last night I sat down to create a drawing for the upcoming art show at the Stoneworks gallery in Ventura for the First Friday event. The theme this time is “Beard and Mustache”. I don’t know why but as much as I wanted to do a really special piece I just didn’t have it in me. I have been very blue and scattered these past months especially since my move but I did manage to scratch this out of my pencil:

col-erase pencil, sketch, god, man

God + man


I didn’t know what to think of this doodle but I felt it wasn’t working so I “dropped the needle” on my web browser bookmarks for inspiration and opened up this page:
Paydirt! what cool and amazing drawings by Oscar Grillo -so I grabbed my fountain pens and  just started drawing for the joy of it and let my mind wander. Here is what poured out of my pen. I hope this is the beginning of my getting back into my own skin again. I hope you like ’em as much as I did doodlin’ ’em.

satyr sketch, picassoesque, fountain pen, pen and ink, drawing

That's Mr. Satyr please

Female nude sketch, picassoesque, fountain pen, pen and ink, drawing

Hey Laaydeee

King Leer, Satyr, Female nude sketch, picassoesque, fountain pen, pen and ink, drawing

King Leer

fish and bird sketch, fountain pen, pen and ink, drawing

Bird's gotta swim, Fish gotta fry

space cat sketch, Catstronaught, fountain pen, pen and ink, drawing


head sketches, fountain pen, pen and ink, drawing

Wandered back to the "Stache"

So I didn’t get a piece for the show but I think I am finally shaking off the funk.


Mar 11 2013

Lost In Space

My stab at the Space themed infinite scroll project over at Arthouse. As usual I got bogged down and rushed this out at the last hour. I’m not sure where all the submissions get assembled into an actual scroll but here is the flicker page where they get submitted, or you can see more via Twitter – #infinitescroll

sketch, science fiction, spaceman and imaginary lover

Mar 1 2013

Not Ready

man, long arms, surreal, pencil sketch

some days are better than others

Feb 3 2013

An Actual Doodle

Hey look, a for-real doodle on a for-real margin while talking on a for-real phone.

tiger doodle, pencil sketch, cartoon, portrait

I'm legit Bub

Jan 17 2013

Louie Louie

Been really rough lately, it’s all I got…

sketch, portrait, louie louie

oh no Me gotta go