Monday, January 29, 2007


Here's a piece that was done just for my new book.The Art of Animal Character Design(Available soon!)
Completely done in PS.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

African Animal Princess...Commission piece


Well there is a dedicated artist out there, Ben Hennessy, who lives and goes to school in Ireland w/his gf Nichola Kehoe, who is also an artist...Anyway, Ben is also a fan of mine whom I had the pleasure to meet @San Diego Con 2 years ago..Well he came back this year...and while he was busy @ another table his gf snuck over and commissioned me to do one of my "animal with a girl" pieces... It would be a surprise for his bday....She said I could do anything I want....any topic etc... well could I ask for a better commission...such freedom.
Anyway, this is what I did for him and he got the original drawing plus a high end print(digital color) sent to him in Ireland, Nichola had it framed for his bday and from what I heard he was quite surprised and pleased...

So here is the piece I did.....I hope ya'll enjoy as much as he did.....it was a real pleasure doing something for such a kind person as he.....Brilliant he says....

Monday, January 15, 2007

sharpening the chops





Here are some recvent figure sketches done w/a ballpoint pen. I always try to switch up my materials which then helps me discover new approaches to a subject I have practiced for years.....one in which I always need practice with. These sketches were anywhere from 3-5 min sketches...found myself beginning to design the figure in this session.
The model had a figure reminiscent of Frazetta's work.....so on one page I found myself replacing the stool for a stylized wild cat.....stimulated my imagination and helped make the sketches a little more interesting...

Thursday, January 11, 2007

for a fan.....


A fan of mine contacted me through my deviant art account and asked me to do a sketch of one of his characters for his comic. He lives in Bulgaria I believe....The character description was a little ambiguous....a batboy who dresses up as a human, but cant fly,has a tablecloth for a cape....wears a mask like V.....it went on and on.... so this is what I came up with after doing it as a morning warmup sketch. All in all he was quite pleased with it........needless to say I had some temporary satisfaction w/it too.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

drumroll ppuuuhhleeaase......




Well, duh duh duhhhhhhhhh. What's this....what's this.....is it finally here....can the audience finally explode in excitement and stop holding back the anticipation..
Well, The Art of Animal Character Design w/David Colman is on its way!!! It will be arriving early February. Here is a sneak peek @ the cover.....for those of you who havent seen it.
It will be debuted to the public @ Wondercon 2007 in March. Before then a possible small private art show ...I will keep ya'll posted.
Thanx for your patience and I promise it will be worth the wait.