Friday, February 27, 2009

Banker on the Brain

For some reason I have bankers on the brains these days....

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cork 20

As always, my pals at TAG get first Cork dibs. Here ya go.

(Great. Was just informed of another misspelling. The corrected version is above.)

Walt Stanchfield-Drawn to Life

Title is a link to a vid announcing the books.

I'll be buying them.

Couple of guys here at work are background students in the figure drawing classes.

I may buy Alchemy of Animation as well. Stimulate the economy

Monday, February 23, 2009

Bot Randomness

Some throwaway randomness from work. Nothing that will get used.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

looking for engineers

Click the link to see job openings for game engineers... there's a regular game Dev, a Java Dev and a Flash Dev. We also have a Product Marketing Manager position we have been trying to fill for a while. Click on the title for a link to our jobs page or go to

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cork 19

Hello childrens. Cork 19 today and I'm almost done with Cork 20. Jeff Ranjo is totally boss.

(I also editted the TWO spelling errors I had in this one. Sheesh.)

A valentine

This is an Art Rage image I made for my sweetie.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

In Search Of Steve Ditko

Just bought this anthology of really old Steve Ditko, black and white work. Purporting to be from a period where he found his unique weirdness and started to produce his very unique look. The title is a link to a BBC special that Jim Gorham tracked down. in search of Steve Ditko.

Alan Moore talks about Mr A. Good laugh with that.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Prez Bdays

Here's a "Bus Drawing"... something I've sketched while riding the bus to and from work. I got one of those great moleskin books and it's already half full, so I've got loads of jittery drawings to share.

I have to say that I'm much more aware of the driving skill of various bus drivers now that my line quality is dependent on a smooth ride.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Update look on the Battle Zeppelin ...

Updated this last Tuesday for a lunchtime modeling group I belong to. I believe it will be "done" by next week at this time.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Looking For Squoob

Still looking for the Squoob rules.

No Squoob. Can not find it. I'm not done but Lord the trip down bad art memory lane. Here's a Blue Sky era ditty. My floundering at Vector Man character design concurrent with Rick doing the idea that was used.

TAG was eating Mexican food at a restaurant across from the much smaller convention center. We started Simpson themed doodles and eventually got the piece signed by the voice of Homer.

Top image is my first go at Zonzen, the bounty hunter of Zone Z. It's funny how stupid that used to sound. Now it sounds like a Movie that might come out next week. I think the country has gotten significantly dumber since 95. Still no Squoob

Monday, February 09, 2009

Rockstar SD Open House for BottleRocket'ers

Rockstar San Diego is having an open house for all Bottlerocket people who'd care to attend, so spread the word to anyone you know who might want to investigate. This Thursday from 2pm - 4pm ...

Cork 18

Huzzahs go out to Tom Carroll for the edit assist on this Cork. I fixed it per his suggestion and now it feels funnier... well, if not funnier in your mind, then hopefully better paced!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Go See It In 3D

Coraline. A great horror story. I'm not sure why they let so many kids in.

Here's a link to the new webcomics site where Cork will be making its "debut." It's called Slushpile Comics and hopefully the full site will be up and running within the month! You'll see a 'coming soon' page and at least two of the other artist's offerings slated to appear. Keep an eye on it and let others know it's coming. It will also make a great Valentine's Day gift for your respective honeys! What better way to say I love you than with a link to a colorfully static webpage?

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Random Illustration Idea Generator

Ellis, as I recall, you and your work cohorts have been using some sort of random illustration idea generator to for some drawing exercises you've done together... is that something you folks found on the web and if so, where can I find it?

Friday, February 06, 2009

Bottle Rocket!

We just got the news here at SOE that Bottle Rocket went out of business unexpectedly today! There will be lots of talented people looking for jobs including Keith Freiheit, Rich Karpp and Derek Benson, in case your company is looking for people.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Evolution of a Sketch...

I started this sketch as a two handed scribble, a pencil in each hand both going at once to lay down some surface, mostly sweeping curves, etc. Then I began working into it with the thought that I wanted to do something with long teeth like the angler fish in Finding Nemo ... And this is the result. The first sketch is from the beginning of the week and the second shows progress since then. I'm trying to work on various kinds of surfaces, slick and liquid, glossy, and dry, as well as giving a sense of form with the detail ...

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

One last one for a bit ...

Loving my current duties on the game, which has been officially announced, as of today. It's called Red Dead Redemption and if you want to read more about it and see some pics, go here ...

BTW: If you want to listen to the ecclectic mix of music I have assembled on, go to this link ... this link right here, in fact.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Late night at work doodle ...

This fellow isn't finished, but I'm having fun with the volume. This time I think I'm channeling Jay Leno crossed with Ted Kennedy ... eek!

Wish Us Luck!

Tonight is the first meeting of TAG North! Mike C. has been kind enough to host the event at his office and the word has gone out far and wide. I think we will get a decent turnout... I'm bringing extra chairs just in case. I will let you know how it goes!