Sketchbook Update: Abe Vigoda 1921-2016

Abe Vigoda

Sad to hear about the passing of Abe Vigoda at age 94 (not a hoax this time). So I decided to sketch Detective Fish for today’s doodle break.

One of my favorite “classic” sitcoms is Barney Miller. It was very funny but not in a laugh-out-loud way, more in a low-key, earthy way. I own the entire series on DVD and most of it holds up extremely well. Surprisingly I couldn’t find a good clip of Detective Fish on YouTube, but here’s a so-so one that at least captures the spirit of his character:

Download My Updated PDF Portfolio

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I’ve updated my PDF portfolio to go with my shiny new website. It contains fifteen pages of illustration, character design, toy design concepts, and misc. sketches. Download a copy to keep on file, take to a meeting, or email to a client or colleague.

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Sketchbook Update: American Eagle

110915-AmericanEagle-v2-800pxLike many Americans I’m overweight. I’ve been dieting and have lost ten pounds so far but still have a long way to go. It’s funny how dieting has led me to think about food and food issues even more than normal. We’ve become a nation of fatties which is both encouraging (“At least I’m not alone in this struggle”) and discouraging (“There’s so much food and so few role models”). Anyway, for some reason my subconscious cooked up this image during a recent doodle session. Tonight I colored it using Kyle Webster’s “Wet and Wild” watercolor brush which I’m really starting to like.

#obesity #america #fat #overweight

Sketchbook Update: Inktober 2015, Day 31

Hipster Frankenstein

I squeaked in one last ‪#‎Inktober‬ drawing just under the wire. I drew this late Halloween night after putting the kids to bed and sugaring myself up on some leftover candy.

I managed to do 23 drawings during Inktober. Not bad considering my busy freelance schedule. Plus I got to experiment with a few brushes and styles and stretch my humor muscles a little. I’m hoping I can keep being more active in my sketchbook as the holiday season approaches. Looking forward to Inktober 2016!

Sketchbook Update: Inktober 2015, Day 21

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Today is Back To The Future Day! Here’s a tonal study of my three favorite side characters from the entire trilogy. It feels tight and over-rendered to me, but hey, if you can’t make mistakes in your sketchbook when can you?