December 07, 2014

I don't know if folks are still stopping by, but I'm mostly on tumblr now.

Here's a little painting I did awhile ago for an in-house art show at CN - I jumped at the chance to do a tribute to Samurai Jack. I really enjoyed making up a place that Jack might have visited on one of his adventures.

Samurai Jack - Cavern of Worlds - 14" x 8.5" - Gouache

April 03, 2014

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile! I've been better about updating my tumblr. Here's a new digital painting I did recently. It's also available as a print in my Etsy shop.

Night Owl - Photoshop

November 14, 2013


How do you feel about this's and that's? I'll have some of those at the CTN Animation Expo this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so please head over to T-16 so we can exchange pleasantries. For those who prefer more specific descriptions, I'll have prints and paintings to see and/or keep. :)

See you around!

Around CTN-X.

June 27, 2013

Yesterday's Tomorrow - Ascend

This coming Saturday is the opening of what should be a really terrific group show at Nucleus about retro future — Yesterday's Tomorrow. The artist list is trim and full of goodness. Event details:

Here's my painting for the show, followed by a digital comp for what was going to be a second piece, but life told me I was out of time to do another painting.

Ascend - 10" x 20" - Cel-vinyl Acrylic

BTW, trying to paint a perfect circle with a brush is difficult... I did my best.

Here's the color comp:


May 29, 2013

Some birds in a tree

A painting. Of birds. In. A tree.

Birds of a Feather - 8" x 6" gouache

April 06, 2013

Hanna Barbera Show @ Van Eaton Gallery


April 6th, 2013
6pm - 10pm

Here's the link.

You should know something about me. I love old Hanna Barbera. The charming cartoons, Ed Benedict's masterful designs, the BG paintings by Art Lozzi, Fernando Montealegre, Robert Gentle and others (all overseen by Walt Peregoy) and especially the Golden Books! Greats like Hawley Pratt, Mel Crawford, Al White, Norm McGary and others captured these characters at their best. Their work has been hugely inspirational to me and while I can never hope to be as good as the names above, I was very happy to be invited to participate in the HB group show at Van Eaton Gallery.

I will now shut my face and show you my painting for the show, which was super fun to do. Also, I included some some unhelpful process photos and even a shot of my dumpy little work area, below.

The Collection - 8.5" x 14" cel vinyl acrylic

March 02, 2013

ECCC Booth 502

All this weekend!

February 04, 2013

Star Trek Show @ Q Pop

Hi all! Head on over to Q Pop on Feb 16th if you want to catch a killer Star Trek group show. A big thank you to the awesome Kali, for the invite!

Go Boldly - 12" x 8" gouache
Sorry I haven't been around much lately! Working on cartoons is great, but has me very busy. I'll be posting more art over the next couple months, I hope. Thank you to those who have stuck with me during this blogging drought!

November 26, 2012

Etsy shop relaunched

My Etsy shop is back up (to stay) with 3 new prints and for the holidays I'm offering a 25% discount on everything. Use code: HOLIDAY12 when ordering.


November 18, 2012

CTNX - T103

Today is the final day of the CTN animation expo. It's been pretty great so far! Thanks to all who have stopped by! I'm at table 103 selling prints and paintings and will be doing some more tiny gouache paintings today.

See you!

October 27, 2012

Curiosities book release and group show

Artist power couple, Mike Yamada and Vicky Ying are having their Curiosities book release party and gallery show opening at Nucleus Gallery tonight. Here's my little curiosity painting for the event. Please stop by to support these terrific artists and people. See you there!

Starcatcher - 8" x 10" gouache

October 13, 2012

Mad Monster Party @ Van Eaton Gallery

The Mad Monster Party art show opens tonight at Van Eaton Gallery and I'm looking forward to all the terrific artwork. Below is my painting for the show. See you in a few!

A Quick Bite - 8" x 12" cel vinyl acrylic

August 20, 2012

Adventure Time

Had a busy, but terrific weekend with Marshall Vandruff's superb workshop, checking out the awesome Paranorman panel and attending the super-packed Adventure Time group show at Gallery Nucleus.

Here's the painting I did for the show... my first time using Turner brand gouache (instead of the usual WN) and I'm already a believer. It handles perfectly, comes in more (even vibrant) colors, is easier on brushes and for the amount, about 1/4 the cost of Winsor Newton.

For this one I had a few different ideas (some of which were funny) but opted to stay away from a mash-up and do just an original-ish idea and monster of my own. I was also excited to try to play with some diamonds and trying to achieve lighting effects that are simple digitally, but take a bit of planning in real paint.

Eyes Filled With Diamonds - 11" x 14" gouache.

August 13, 2012

Nature Break Title Cards

I was asked by my pal Mike to design and paint these title cards for his Nature Break web shorts for Shut Up Cartoons/Smosh. Animation was added by Mike and his wife, Anna on the final (at the link above).

Quick, fun little exercises. Photoshop.

July 08, 2012

Setting Sail

14" x 8.5" gouache

July 06, 2012

Octopus' Garden

For the Beatles tribute show at Nucleus.

All Together Now: A Tribute to The Beatles
July 7, 2012 - July 29, 2012
Opening Reception / Jul 7, 7:00PM - 11:00PM

The Garden - 14" x 11" cel vinyl acrylic on panel

July 05, 2012

Fractured Fairy Tales Art Show this Sat

Hi all! Been a really busy June... nothing but working and painting and painting and working.

Speaking of painting... here's a recent one for the show that I'm co-curating with my awesome art pal, Sandra. We've put together an exceptional line-up for the show, I think.

"B & E: Breaking and Eating" - 12" x 8" gouache.

Here's the info!
"Fractured Fairy Tales" at WWA gallery in Culver City. 
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 7 2012 | 7-10pm
On View: July 7 – August 11, 2012

featuring works by:
Roque Ballesteros, Brigette Barrager, Lorelay Bove, Megan Brain, Drake Brodahl, Becky Dreistadt, Anna Chambers, Joey Chou, Sandra Equihua, Sadie Figueroa, Genevive Godbout, Helena Garcia, Rex Hackelberg, Alex Kirwan, Dan Krall, Amanda Kindregan, Leticia Lacey, Brittney Lee, Deanna Marsigliese, Annette Marnat, Rhode Montijo, Leo Matsuda, Martin Ontiveros, Pete Oswald, Jorge Ramirez, Israel Sanchez, Don Shank, Ann Shen, Gabe Swarr, Becca Stadtlander, Joel Trussell, Nate Wragg, Johnny Yanok

Sorry for the short notice, y'all! My schedule has been truly bonkers.

June 17, 2012

Happy Dad's Day!

Pride and Joy - 8.5" x 14" gouache
Happy Father's Day, Dads! A timely little painting from my buddy Ruel Pascual's "A Moment Of..." group show last night at Van Eaton Gallery. This represents my little boy and I. :)

May 22, 2012

Happy 12th

Here's a little number for my pal, Zac. The number 12.

6" x 8" gouache

Happy 12 years of marriage, Zac!

April 30, 2012

Quails Alight

Last week I participated in a little employee art show for Bento Box. This is the painting I did for it, and to kill two birds with one stone (sorry), it was also a commission for a friend. He's a little twisted as you might've deduced from the burning baby quail.

Quails Alight - 8" x 12" gouache

March 28, 2012

Emerald City Comic Con

Hey gang,

I'll be making a visit to the good ol' Northwest for the Emerald City Comic Con this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I plan to be selling a bunch of prints, some medium-size originals and will be doing some little, business card-size paintings at the table. Please come by and have a chat if you're gonna be around!

I'll be sharing BOOTH 108 with my pals Andrew Wilson, Wade Schin, Mark Behm and (new ECCC debutante) Martin Ontiveros! Sure to be a kick in the trousers.

To start it off, here's a robutt with a slight resemblance to a well known Seattle landmark (and in an emerald-y color scheme to boot).

ECCC Doom Bot - 2" x 3.5" gouache
See you soon!

March 09, 2012

Clone Wars BGs/Key paintings

A nice fellow I know from the internets is selling 4 original BGs/keys from Tartakovsky's Clone Wars series on ebay. All these were painted in-house by Scott Wills or his crew.

March 01, 2012

Magnificent Tail

I used gouache for this one and have to say, I hit a point where I was absolutely enjoying the painting process. I dig the way it handles so much that I'm thinking to work in gouache over cel vinyl acrylic whenever possible.

Magnificent Tail - 8" x 12" gouache on illo board

February 09, 2012

Nightmare Before Christmas Show at Galerie Arludik

My talented pal Seb invited me to participate in my first international art show later this month in Paris at Galerie Arludik, in honor of Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. He's put together a great roster for it, so it's going to be a treat to see everyone's work. My only gripe is not being able to attend the opening in person... I hear this Paris place isn't too shabby.

Jack Returns from Old Timey Town - 14" x 11" cel vinyl acrylic on illustration board.

January 16, 2012

Monstroville Graveyard BG

This was my final BG for the Monstroville pitch. I had fun pushing it in the direction of "feature", but still hopefully retain the cartoon sensibilities. Designed by the great Josh Gay and painted by myself.

Hope you like!

Graveyard BG - Photoshop