The reason I choose Pencil
over Color was for the speed of it, while
retaining form and shape. Then there the fact
that I really enjoy pencil work.
The Gargoyle's show from
Disney is where this idea started. but I wanted a
more realistic look.
To help him appear more
imposing, I wanted the viewer to have to look up
and get the feeling that he is ready to jump down
I enjoy drawing pictures of
what I call cartoon fantasy. This one was done in
preparation for a painting that I never got
around to do. I'm kind of fascinated by lizards
and dinosaurs, so I wanted the critter to ride
I usually use very little
or no backgrounds, to avoid a cluttered picture,
and to help the view focus on the part of the
drawing I want them to see. So I used the heads
and skulls on the sticks because it frames the
main character, and gives you the feeling that
you don't want to mess with this guy.
This was a commissioned tee
shirt where the client brought reference material
to show all the parts & placement of the
All I had to do is put it
The client was very happy
with the final product.
This is a doodle gone
crazy. I started out with a rough drawing of the
girl and liked it enough to finish it. I later
added the tiger to balance out the picture.
& BIG GUY
These were sketches for an
animation I'm working on.
The squirrel was just
supposed to be a wacky kind of guy that creates
trouble and is sorta goofy.
The big guy is the heavy
bad guy. I wanted him big and burly. The hairdo
was added later.
This guy was done for my
son who like T-rexes.
In an attempt to make it
look younger I added the ball cap & sneakers.
These are all part of a
model sheet for my character Space Pig. I need
various expressions & poses. I like to just
do a lot of different ideas so I can get a better
feel for how this character might act.
Some pages from Don