Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I can't believe we are starting the holiday season already. I love this time of year, but it's always the busiest time of year as well. So I took this opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.  This post is a holiday greeting, as well as this trial painting of Kokí. I want to achieve a gouache look on my follow up titles.

I always loved that dry brush look. My buddy Peter Emslie is a master at traditional gouache and posted a bunch of his works on his blog, Cartoon Cave. If you love dry brush you have to check them out. Here's the link: Peter Emslie's The Cartoon Cave

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Kiki Kawaii

I've been working at a simple Japanese-Style look for Kiki Kokí for a while. This weekend my daughter Lauren helped me work out the porportions on this guy. She even named this version of him as Kiki Kawaii. There will be more of this guy, that's for sure.

Family Affair

I've been meaning to collaborate with my kids (each a great artist in their own right) on some projects. Here I rendered one of Alyssa's drawings. I don't think I did her original justice. It's just too cute.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cool Kid

This is a character design I did a while back for an animation project.