Friday, July 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Maya!

Today my family is celebrating my niece Maya's very first birthday over at Disneyland. Isn't she a cutie?

Friday, July 24, 2009


Yesterday my family and I went over to the Japanese American Museum in Little Tokyo. Currently there is an amazing Kokeshi exhibit. It was beautiful and inspiring and every kokeshi doll was full of imagination. We stopped by the gift shop and they had some small kokeshi dolls for sale so we bought some for the family to design for themselves. My daughter woke up this morning ready to paint hers, that is after a game of Lego Star Wars (she loves that game). Here are some pics I shot of her kokeshi doll which reminds me of the Joker. Hmmm... I wonder if she's trying to hint that I should get her the Lego Batman Game. If you're near Downtown L.A. definitely head on over to the museum and check out this wonderful exhibit. You won't be disappointed. Kokeshi!


The last couple of days I've been walking around blind as a bat. I broke my glasses but fortunately I can get a new pair this summer. woo hoo! I always thought I could do without wearing my glasses but now I feel naked not having them. I'm still going to Krazy glue this pair back together.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Illustration Friday:Tango

Here is my very first entry to Illustration Friday! Hooray! So I really didn't know what to draw for this one and one morning after a night of drawing I saw in my mind an image of a fly thinking about learning to dance tango. I thought it was funny so I went with it. I kinda like the look of it put I still need to fix it a bit. I'll post the update as soon as I'm done with it. So there it is and I hope you enjoy it. Have a great day!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Photo Envy

Yesterday morning my wife and I went for a walk through some trails out here in Highland Park. As I mentioned before she has been taking pictures with her Iphone like crazy and I'm amazed at some of the stuff she's been capturing on that thing. Very Beautiful. We even went back out later in the evening to take more pictures. Check out her blog or Flickr page for more of her beautiful work. Happy Suanday!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Toy Break!

toy break contest

"Toy Break" is a weekly Internet show I've been watching for about a year. It features designer vinyl, plush, action figures, collectibles, events, how-tos, interviews, huge beards and more! If you're into toys and art you'll definitely dig this show.

The drawing of the big blue guy was done for a contest they're having. The contest isn't skills-based, it's more of a contest with art so it makes it nice to know there is no pressure and you can just relax and have fun with it. My drawing has a resemblance to one of the hosts who has a seriously bad ass beard.


Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR)
Here is a sketch I drew last night of a robot that a Maryland company under contract to the Pentagon is working on. It's a steam-powered robot that fuels itself by gobbling up whatever organic material it can find — grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies. My version doesn't resemble any where near what the real thing looks like, of course.

Here is the link if you want to read more of the article on EATR.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Just want to make a really quick post to let you in on what i'm doing. I'm trying to finish up a small strip and hopefully a tiny zine for this week. I'm also going to participate in to help get my creative juices going. You should check the site out, It's really neat and they have tons of cool artist participating. So here is a few random doodles and stuff. I'll be back soon. Enjoy! ^-^

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Chibi Wife.

Since my wife has been on a rampage taking polaroid shots on her Iphone, I thought I should make her one of my own using photoshop. I had a lot of fun making these and it was good practice in my part in trying to figure out how to digitally color my line work. I really love the last pic, my wife is an avid "Doctor Who" watcher. Enjoy! ^-^

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Vatos del gallo.

I suck at titles so I just used a line out of a beck song. Thought it was funny. I had a job interview yesterday but I don't think it went well. It's cool though. At least it's good practice. Other than that, I got up today in a very sketchy mood. I've been trying to draw with pencil lately since I almost always use a pen or ink. I was inspired by one of my doodles. It's in my last entry. I think it came out pretty cool. I'm really happy with it. I took some time to really see if I could get it right. I'm sure that it's not but I still love it. Let me in on what you think. Always glad to get some constructive criticism. ^-^
Sorry about the bad pic. I actually own a pair of socks like those. The bottom drawing was done earlier this year and just found it. Really like this one too.

This last pic is of my daughter with Fred the puppet. I love the look in her face. She looks annoyed. I'll see if she wants to make a movie again. I'll keep you posted.