Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Don't let your kids hate Santa, click on the links to the left and order an ART OF ANDY sketchbook and CHARLATAN BALL TEE today!
Make me go to the post office a few days before Christmas! I dare you!
I just finished up my 1st semester teaching character design at CalArts. A class or two ago I caught Manny drawing this during class when he should've been doing the assignment...Hahaha. As punishment, I insisted he give me this drawing of me to further feed my narcissism.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Some of you are aware I've been teaching an Intro to Character Design in Animation class to second year students at CalArts. The hardest part about teaching is having never verbalized what I do before. There has definitely been some mumbling and trailing off involved...
I thought this was a fun assignment I gave. For those of you not in my class, feel free to give it a try!Below is the incredible Tom Fowler's minimalist TWART piece successfully breaking down the FF into their most simplest forms.
...and here's the lesson I gave them life drawing with sticks...and then beating them with them. Kidding, of course. There was no life drawing...
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Monday, October 04, 2010
Friday, October 01, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Hey all; thanks all of you in this recent batch of sketchbook purchases. And thanks Brian Warmoth @ COMICS ALLIANCE for this cool article!
They've all been sent out, so hopefully most will receive in the next couple days.
There's a sketch inside each book, as well as a special separate one as well!
Friday, September 17, 2010
The gang that did SAMURAI JACK and STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS are back together again! Watch the fruits of our labors tonight at 8pm on Cartoon Network.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Nope, just me, my moppy hair and a drawing of Vampirella. That's also DAVE JOHNSON and PAUL HARMON behind me, too.
Thanks GOLDEN APPLE and TITMOUSE for the signing. Oh! And the booze. Thanks for the booze.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Monday, September 06, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
This commission request sort of thru me for a loop. I'll admit, I never read a single issue of EX MACHINA. I love Brian K. Vaughan's work--but realistic takes on superheroes in real situations never really excites me. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of drawing something so insanely detailed and pulling it into my style, which is admittingly more expressive, than photo realistic.
How do you get commissions? Ask me; or become Brian Winkeler's friend! : )
Do YOU want a drawing of alien's 'doing' it? You CAN: just order one of my ART OF ANDY hardcover sketchbooks (link in column on the left). I've been feeling pretty generous lately; I've been including commission sketches with each order at no charge. Not sure how long that will last...
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
After discovering this past SDCC that another book with a very similar theme has recently closed the gap on coincidental similarities, I'm going to have to start withholding a whole bunch from this project. I'm aware this happens all the time and similar ideas are striking all over the place at once; and admittingly this isn't the most original, being inspired no less than certain Japanese manga that's come before.
I will say it's coming along great, especially now that I've turned off the cintiq and picked back up my brush pens. The above isn't an example of either, as it is 100% digital. I just wanted to experiment a bit after a visit/lesson for the incredibly talented Uncle Phil.
Sobering circumstances necessitated this paintings start to completion in two days; photographed then shipped (while still slightly wet--oils, after all). This was actually the very first painting I've done in over a year. I had to crack open my paints and brush off the cobwebs. Hope you enjoy.
The No Prize goes to those of you that spots Daredevil!
Let's be honest. Twitter is an extremely creatively lazy way to waste time. But it's also a very convenient way to communicate with peers you've might've never had the opportunity to communicate with before. Case in point: Brian Winkeler. He and artist Dave Curd have an amazing property entitled BASTARD ROAD, which has appeared in the (Eisner Award winning) anthology POPGUN from Image Comics.Another good thing about Twitter, it give me another forum to peddle my wares (since I still refuse a facebook account). Brian was cool enough to order my hardcover. I in turn included an original sketch of his characters. BASTARD ROAD is truly an amazing, fun read. I definitely cannot recommend high enough. If you liked R. Grampa's MESMO DELIVERY, you'll really dig their book.
Brian was so cool, he even put together the above snapshot for his Twitter Followers.
I know I tweeted about this; but for those of you not following, this page was from an issue of BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD that was prematurely canceled before I could finish. I was having a lot of fun designing and drawing Animal Man for this incarnation of the character.
The word on the street is this title will be restarted at another publisher. No word yet on whether I'll be asked to contribute. I sure hope so, it was so fun to work on and with people like J. Torres and Dan Davis, to name a few.
Friday, July 23, 2010
I've got a cool pinup in this book for our upcoming title DOC BIZARRE M.D.
Don't miss your only chance to pick up the IMAGE COMICS 2010 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON YEARBOOK, a 48-page full-cover hardcover art book, during Comic-Con 2010 for $30 at Image Comics booth #2729.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
After 10 joyless digital pages, I have decided to switch back over to illustrating traditionally. I'm hoping this will expedite the process a little more. Now I just need to get a big enough scanner. Any suggestions?
I did this piece as a warm up--and mostly because I missed just drawing for fun. Remember that?
Friday, July 09, 2010
Come celebrate the pre-SDCC book launch of Titmouse Studios' MOOK! You can find the show info HERE. You should totally go, y'all. I'll have a painting and a few framed pages from CHARLATAN BALL! It's one night only, so input the date on your iCalendars.
MOOK is the brainchild of Metalocalypse producers Chris Prynoski and Ben Kalina. It's a 100 page hardcover featuring some of today's biggest animation talent--check out DAVE JOHNSON'S gorgeous cover image (above). Below is part of my 8 page contribution. More important than me talking about it, you should by one. You can do so HERE.
Monday, July 05, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
It's been almost exactly one year since we've moved from Ktown and my upstairs studio; hence one year since painting. This was the final piece in my "Tales of the Sea and Other Forms of Child Endangerment". It started out as a piece for a Gallery 1988 show, depicting a scene from Jim Jarmusch's DEADMAN. Needless to say, it sucked and I ended up doing a PeeWee Herman painting instead. Eventually I came back to it and painted this image over top of my debacle. I usually give up such endeavors due to overworking the canvas. This was the first time I was okay with the result--even if it is a little more than heavy handed with visual metaphors.
OIL AND MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS