Monday, December 28, 2009

New Year Doodles

Hey All!
Just wanted to share some drawings from my New Year Doodles! I want to wish everyone a safe and fun New Years! Hope everyone start off the new year with a blast and....a purpose. Catch you all later!


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I would like to wish everyone a wonderful and kick ass Christmas and a productive New Year!

Will be heading out to the desert for Christmas with my cousin.

Catch you all later.


Monday, December 07, 2009

Character Design Class (Fall term)

Hello all just wanted to share some samples of my student's final pieces. I am really proud of them for working their asses off. Hopefully you'll enjoy looking over these pieces.

I'll try to upload more samples of my past student work in the future.

Be safe out there there doing your holiday shopping. There some crazzzzzzy shoppers out hitting the streets. I'll catch you all later.


Wednesday, December 02, 2009

"Do you happen to have some WD 40 for my rusty joints?

This is a piece I did as a demo for my students. The name of the robot is Louie, a real stand up bucket of bolts! He loves to hang with anyone that willing to listen to him gripe.
hmmm....thinking about it maybe I should shorten the title? Tonight will be the last class of the term. Gonna have my students present their finals on the class project.

Everyone be safe out there in that sea of holiday shopping madness. For me I'm giving cash or gift cards...can't stand walking through the mall or anytype of shopping center with a bunch of rabid shoppers. They all must be put down...heh. Well catch you all later.

Take it easy,

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Lizard

Here's a piece I did for a client sometime ago. I used a classic McFarlane drawing/pose as a base for this drawing.
Hope everyone is doing well out there. Catch you all later.


Monday, November 02, 2009

Striking a pose!

Left image inked using a brush and the right then colored in Photoshop as you can see on the right.

I hope everyone had a great Halloween!


Monday, October 26, 2009

The latest iPhone app that I worked on

The latest iPhone game app that I worked on is up in the app store, give it a try if you happen to have an iPhone or iPod touch. Late

Monday, October 12, 2009

Wanna play patty cake with me?

All I can say that the title says it all...heh.


Bird Dancer

Here's a pencil drawing with some quick photoshop coloring I did tonight. Lately, I'm getting these thoughts of twisted female dancer wearing funky (but yet interesting) looking masks. I need to do more of these! Well, time to get back to do some work.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hellboy doodle

I'm working away this weekend on some stuff for a iPhone game...I took a break and ended up doing a Hellboy sketch last night, so I wanted to post it up for all of you to check out. I laid this piece out on blue Col-erase pencil and inked it using pigment liner pens sizes 0.03, 0.05 and 03. Funny thing I used three different brands of pens...Staedtler, Copic Multiliner SP and Prismacolor premier fine line marker. Well, I'll catch you all later.


Star Wars the Concert

Hey all, myself with my buddies Geoff and Gerald...Gerald's friend Travis tagged along as we head over to the Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A. last Thursday night. I do have to say it was a real nice event. Fans got the chance to see the costumes and props of the Star Wars films on all four levels in the lobby of the theatre. Geoff and I snapped a few pics and I even took some videos of the concert, feel free to check them out!


Monday, October 05, 2009

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remixed

Hey all, these batch of sketches were done as a demo for my kids for the latest class project. I'm having them redesign the characters of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I'm having them keep their sketches nice and loose for the first two weeks. So far the kids are doing a very good job. Hopefully, by the end of this project I'll get some kick ass final pieces! I'll catch you all later.


Thursday, October 01, 2009

Hey, need a Zombie DJ?

Hey all, here's a sketch I did not too long ago of a Zombie DJ, whose looking for a gig. Would you like to hire him for your next party? You only need to pay him in brains...heh. Well, I did this piece using a brush pen to ink the line work...I also used a pigment liner as well for some of the details. I colored this zombie by using blue grey makers and cool grey markers and used a white pencil for the highlights. Let me know what you think of the piece?

Man, it's already no time Halloween will be coming up. So anyone out there got there costume ready?

Long Beach Comic Con in southern part of Los Angeles will be starting tomorrow, so I might go there for the weekend...maybe just Saturday...who knows. My buddy Eric Canete will have a table there to sell some of his wear. So hopefully, some of you can make it out.

Also my latest video of me doing a doodle has been uploaded in Sketch Theatre, Check it out! Let me know what you all think of it? I happen to be filmed at the Gnomon booth during Comic Con this year. It was a cool thing to do. I want to thank Lily in setting all this up.

Well, I'll catch you all later.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Pet Shop Boys at the Greek Theatre

Hey all I went to the Pet Shop Boys concert over at the Greek Theatre. It was a awesome show. I attached a few clips for you to check out...I did use my iPhone to capture these videos. It wasn't too bad. Let me know what you think?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Batman and pests

Here's a sketch I did while I was handing with Eric last Thursday night. I did this in my Merida sketchbook. I used a brush pen and pigment pen on this piece. Let me know what you all think?

Tomorrow I'll be starting the new Fall Term over at Gnomon, teaching the Character Design class. I'm looking forward to see what these kids will do on the class project. I just want them to draw draw draw and have fun doing it. No need to really sweat it out. I'll catch you later.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Need a Hand? New sketches

Need a hand?

Here's some sketches I did as demos for my class. Done on a blue/tone paper...pencils with inks washes. The highlights are done in white pencils and gouache. I like how these little guys turned out. Let me know what you think?

I just finished up for the term at Gnomon. Now it's time to grade the kids and look onto the next term. I already have an idea for the next class project...hopefully the students will dig it. Well, time for me to go now. I'll catch you all later.


Friday, August 28, 2009

Dead SpaceBoy and sketches

Here's some sketches I did in class for my students. I drew out these drawings using a B pencil on tone paper. I did ink washes on top of the line work as well. I also used a white Prismacolor pencil for the high lights. The character in blue is Dead SpaceBoy...needs to be more dead though.
Well, I'm plugging away coloring some pieces for a iPhone game. I like to get this done as soon as I can so I can share the art that has been done on it.
I also got a chance to ink the first page of Diametric my next Comic Book project that I'll be doing with Tony Chavira. Tony did an awesome job on the script. I'll do some updates on this project in the posting up artwork and pages. Well, I'll catch you later.


Friday, August 21, 2009


Here's a headgear drawing that was done using a brush pen and pigment liner pens. I used blue tone gray markers for the colors and the highlights where done with white gouache. Let me know what you all think of this piece?
Been working away here at the back of the house. Trying to plug away at this iPhone project plus doing color concepts that will be used for a pitch packet. Hopefully, things will fall into place in the coming weeks and months.
My character design is coming student count has dropped to 3 kids...which is really relaxing...It gives me a chance to work with each student further with their work.
Well, time to go now. Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Space Mountain

A sketch I did (in Photoshop) based from a photo taken of Ella and I in the Space Mountain ride in Disneyland last year. As you can see we're riding with some zombies in the back...they're really weren't there....I just thought they were. Have a good week.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Back from Comic Con!

Hey all came back from San Diego yesterday in the afternoon. I do have to say it was a very good show...a lot of people in that Con floor that's for sure! I ended picking quite a bit of art books and sketch books and even got a sculpt as well. Had fun with my Lightbox crew and other great folks that I know in the animation and comic book industry. Instead of just uploading a few pics here to the blog here's a link you can use to direct you to the pics I took, Comic Con Pics

Also here's two sketches I included to this entry (that are are above this text)I did in my hotel room while waiting for two friends to come up down from Pasadena. The drawings are done straight on white and tone paper. Light blue and red pencils for the rough lay in and inked using a brushpen (from Japan) and pisgment pen size .005. I did the highlights using a white color pencil with Presto whiteout pen for that nice stong white. Let me know what you think? Hopefully every one is having a awesome summer.

Lastly, I wanted to update the URL info on the Lightbox blog, it's now,
Sorry if some of you got confused for a was done for a bit before Comic Con. The old URL still works blogger will redirect you. Well, I'll catch you all later. Draw draw draw!


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sketch from my Hatillo Sketchbook

Here's the first page of my Hatillo sketchbook.

Also to let some of you know I'll be only at the Gnomon booth on Friday at Saturday slot was cancelled. I'll catch you all later.

Well, I'm getting ready to head off to San Diego for Comic Con. I'm all packed and ready to go! Catch you all later.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Lightbox Blog is up!!!

Hello all just wanted to let you know that the Lightbox blog is up!
Here's the link,

Lightbox was started this past winter, it's a collective of illustrators, designers and writers dedicated to the art of story creation. We're using may forms of media form comic book to animation to creating special art books. I am really excited in what my studios mate are cooking up for the future. They're a talented group that's for sure! Eric, Jon, Jonard, Geoff and Jojo are awesome guys to be around. It helps me to be creative when I am around them. Well, I'll catch you later. Also I'll see some of you in San Diego as well!


Friday, July 10, 2009

Curry Man and etc. sketches

Hey all, here's two pages from my Curry Man & Soy Boy Sketchbook. These character sketches were done in pencil first then I used my gray tone (warm) COPiC and greeen/blue gray tone TOUCH markers. I ended up buying a set of cool gray markers at the COPiC booth at Anime Expo. They were selling all their markers and supplies at 30% off...which was cool. Catch you all later.

Yep, looking forward in going to Comic Con in two weeks! I'll jys be roaming around but that's cool. That will be a nice chance from being stuck behind a booth 24/7. Last year at the Image booth was cool...but I really didn't have anyone to spot me at times when I needed to go to the restroom and stuff. But I manage I have to thank Howard Shum who was sitted next to me to help me out. I do have to say that Ella and my buddy Tony and Geoff help sit in for awhile for me. It was cool to get dragged out of the booth for lunch by Ella and Tony as well.

I guess I twit where I'll be at and stuff. I'll keep it simple...maybe have folks meet me at the hotel that I am staying at during "happy hour"? We can drink and draw?

Also I will be at the Gnomon booth #5363 on Saturday at 3 till ? doing a few sketches there for the Sketch Theatre demo thingy. I'll will be taped while I do my doodle there. Feel free to stop by then? I'll catch you all later have a great weekend!


Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Twitter and Comic-Con

Alright, I broke down and signed up for Twitter. I guess Twitter will be helpful during Comic Con, which is coming up in two weeks. I'll be roaming around the floor all 4.5 days of the Con. If any folks want to meet me and see me do a doodle or two I'll be at the Gnomon booth on Saturday from 3 till who knows. I'll be there to do a taping of myself doing a drawing for Sketch Theatre. I'll also have a some samples of my work with me plus a mock up of sketchbook that I am putting together. Oh yes...I forgot my twit address it's Hope to see some of you there in San Diego! Well, I am off to teach my class.


Thursday, July 02, 2009

Planet of the Apes Remixed

Here's a few sketches I did here as a demo for my students for the first day of class. I'm having them redesign characters for the movie Planet of the Ape. Done in pencil, ball point pen, pigment pen and gray markers.

I'll be heading off to Anime Expo over at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Here's the link to the expo's site I got my camera ready to take a bunch of pictures! Catch you all later!


Sunday, June 28, 2009

I need some fresh air.

Hey all, here's one of my latest sketches...let me know what you think? I used a ball point pen to sketch out the figure. Then use Photoshop to do the colors. I also used photo reference for this piece as well.

She's a character that needs some air....but is a bit sad siting there as well.

If any of you live in the L.A. area...maybe you can check out Anime Expo which will be held at the Convention Center this coming week. Maybe I'll see some of you there?

Catch you all later!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wanna dance?

Hey all, here's a drawing of a...dancer?...she's ready to get down. Watch out guys with them claws. I scanned in the pencils and colored it in Photoshop. I also used a paper textured for the BG. Catch you all later.


Monday, June 15, 2009

A page from my S.F. Sketchbook

Here's the first page from my San Francisco sketchbook. Pencils, inks and gray markers with white pencil highlights. I'll like to do more female designs for this book. Well, catch you all later.


Hey, my eyes are up here.

Here's a quick sketch of Ivy. Done in blue pen and inked using a brush pen.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

a page from my Merida sketchbook

Hey, I wanted to upload a page form my Merida Sketchbook to share with you all. Laid the in first with blue pencil and then inked away using a tech pen sizes 005 and 02. I happen to finish sketching my last page for my Nueva York it's time for me to decide if I should but together that limited edition sketchbook or not for this year? What do you guys think? I still want to layout a short little story for the sketchbook as well. Hopefully, have it done for the Long Beach Con.

Catch you all later,

Blogs to check out...

Hey all, here's two blogs for you all to check! One is Eric Canete the other is Jojo Aguilar, both wonderful artists and designers that do work in the entertainment industry.

Eric's blog

Jojo's blog

I feel one can learn from just looking at their amazing work. Both have worked and do work in the animation, comic book and video game industry. Well, let me know what you all think of Eric and Jojo's work?

Also today is the last day of my character design for the term. I'm looking forward in seeing what the kids will be presenting today. :)

Catch you all later.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Concept Design Academy

Myself and my buddies from Lightbox will be taking a storyboard class over at the Concept Design Academy in Pasadena. Here's a link to the school website,

Sure, I could have taken the board class over at Gnomon, where I teach. Jay Oliva will be teaching the class and he's a bad ass when it comes to the art of storyboarding. I want to learn from the best. Well time to go now.


Thursday, June 04, 2009

Kid Sketches

Some rough sketches of a random kid character for a demo I did for my character class. I used pencils for the line work and watered down gouache for the color for the two on the left. The ones on tone paper I just highlighted with a white Prismacolor pencil. Catch you all later.


Monday, June 01, 2009

even more Creature Sketches

Another round of sketches I did as a demo for my students last Wednesday night. These sketches were done using a dip pen and Sepia ink on tone paper.
I am really looking forward in what the students will be presenting me for the class final next week! I'm thinking in doing a small or burgers? Or maybe something nice and healthy?
Did the highlights using white Prismacolor pencil with a touch of white gouache for the highlites. If anyone have any questions about the work feel free to ask.


Saturday, May 30, 2009

more Creature Sketches

Hey here's some more sketches from my class project.

Yes, Brian it's very good to just keep your line work loose when you're starting on a drawing. Also no need to have a hard grip on your pen or'll feel the difference when you draw. I'll catch you all later.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

more Creature Sketches

Used dip pen to sketch out these critters. Then I used ink wash for the bottom sketches and greymarkers for the top sketches to add some tone to them and use a primacolor white pencil and white gouache for the white highlights. I just wanted to illustrate to my students to keep everything loose when trying to figure out a drawing of a character. I'll catch you all later.


Sunday, May 24, 2009


Here's a redesign I did of a character named Franky for the class project this term. I want everyone to draw draw draw!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Finger Puppets-Backspace

Hey here's some finger puppets that Geoff and I put together sometime ago as promo pieces. Feel free to download this you can print out and cut (within the dotted lines) the finger puppets. You'll have hours of enjoyment with these fine finger puppets of our hero Delgado and the nasty Virus. Well, I'll catch you all later!


Monday, May 18, 2009

K facing Edgar

Here's a layout of K facing Edgar for a showdown...sort of...heh. This piece was done in straight pencils for a demo for the class project.


Karl the Boy

Here's Karl facing a little problem.

This piece was done in straight pencils.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mayan Soldier

Here's a layout piece I did based on one of my sketches in my Merida Sketchbook. I'll like to do more of these penciled layouts based on my sketches throughout this year. Also cleaning some up by inking and coloring would be good as well. I'll catch you all later.


Merida Sketches

Here's two pages from my Merida Sketchbook.