Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bowler Hat Man

This is an exercise that I learned from Stephen Silver. I started off with a realistic version of this guy. Then I tried using different shapes for his head but still capturing his likeness. I liked how they turned out so I thought I would throw them up for you to look at.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bad Habits #2

I went through many different versions before finally deciding on this composition. I started by basing the image proportions on the proportions of a cigarette box. There are some other "subliminal" image references I put into the piece to help relate it to the bad habit. Please feel free to leave any comments of what you like or dont like. Thanks!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Brutha Joe

Another one for you guys. This is a still from a short movie taken at Point Dume in Malibu with my Brother-in-law Joe. I added a little color since his glasses really made the image for me. Next week should be Bad Habits # 2......should be...

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I had a lot of fun with Rockenbach that I thought I would throw another one up. I tried to do a slightly more caricature than straight on portrait this time. I took this picture of another of my friends, Luis Escobar. (check out his blog @ luisescobarblog). I really liked how his hair and beard really encompassed his face. Till next time...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Since I wasn't able to post last week I wanted to make sure to post twice this week. I am trying to learn more about character design and strengthen my knowledge of the human head. I thought I would try a portrait out. This is of my very good friend John Achenbach. I snapped this picture of him while we were working on the Simpsons Movie. I choose this picture since he was making a funny face, I figured why not really challenge myself and see how close I could get. Hope you guys like it and thanks for the comments and for checking back for the new posts!

Monday, July 6, 2009


This is a design I did of Sherlock Holmes. Hope you all had a good 4th!