Saturday, December 29, 2007

Student Blogs

There are times when teaching is a real drag (duh) but I've got to tell you some students really make all the bad ones, and I've had some doozies, more than worthwhile. Please take some time to check out some of the students in SCAD's Sequential Art major in Atlanta! Their links are also found in the right column of this page. I'm sure there are more but these are the blogs I do know about. I'm proud of these guys.

Alex App
Cara McGee
Chris Schweizer
Darnell Johnson
Doug Dabbs
Olu Ajagbe

Friday, December 28, 2007

Joker color sketch

Taking a break from rebuilding three courses for winter quarter and colored a sketch I did in my sketchbook a few days ago. Like I previously posted, I'm very excited about Dark Knight!

UPDATE: Wow, can't believe Ledger died! Best wishes to his family.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Let's recap some old work.

Since I can't really share anything I've done lately I thought I'd post some older work I've added to my portfolio.

A few years ago Nike began a campaign called "The Lebrons". It's kinda cool to see the campaign has continued since it is rather entertaining and creative. That and I was the original retoucher on the campaign and it's satisfying to see it's blossomed further. The graphic below was done along with trading cards, in full color, as some of the first print for "The Lebrons" and can now be found in my portfolio under retouching.

It also amazes me to see these Nike Transformers booming across toy stores and online auctions. Why? Because I drew the initial concept art that sold the idea and made way for a Nike Lab commercial and then the full blown marketing cross-over for Optimus Prime (or Convoy if you're an uber-geek) and Megatron transformable Nike shoes. These are a bit old but these quick concept drawings for Marshall Faulk began it and can be found in my portfolio under comps.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Batman sketch

I've been rather excited about Dark Knight coming out later this year so I drew a quick sketch of Batman. He's not a common subject for me so it's interesting to see, even for me, what he looks like from my pencil. I really prefer the armor-clad version of Batman. It's more realistic than the spandex bs we've been asked to swallow for decades.

This holiday was alot of fun. I got to spend lots of time with my lady's family. They're good people! Hope everyone else had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to New Year's too!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Often I am asked, "What do your cats do while you are working hard at your drawing board?" The same thing they do all day, of course!