Saturday, December 24, 2011

Monsieur Inspector Astronaut progress 1

Here's some images of the progress of Monsieur Inspector Astronaut. Will post "progress 2" phase when done.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Monsieur Inspector Astronaut

Here's a really rough sketch of a part of a piece I'm working on.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

FrogHead tweaking

Not done yet, but I decided to finish this froghead that made eons ago. Hopefully the fishhead looks good on the canvas, if so this will be heading for canvas soon.



Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fishhead tweaked for prints

Took an old illustration of a fishhead and enlarged it so I can print it at 50inches wide. So I had to go over it with a photoshop brush to add back detail... gave it a bit more while i was at it. going to print it on canvas and see how it looks. Will post a photo when it arrives...


Newer Version:

Monday, November 21, 2011


Just playing around for an hour. may actually make a thought out version of this sometime soon.... because a space walrus screams action-packed adventures!!!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Character Design... sketch

Here's a rough design of a general for an upcoming game I'm working on.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Kookaburrito Youtube Channel!!!

So I've FINALLY tried out this thing called the Youtube... I'm going to use it to post videos of puppets, sculptures, animations, and maybe some tutorials down the road.

Here are some videos I made of puppets I've been making.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Absolutely Gorgeous!

One listen and this album is in my top ten for the year.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Close My Eyes

No project updates today... just wanted to post this gorgeous Arthur Russell cover.

Monday, September 19, 2011

vid test of puppet

Here's a quick video of the 2nd puppet...

Fun to make, but it's definitely rough. first time sewing and I rushed through it. Just wanted to see all the components together... next one will be of better quality and materials.


Been a bit...Here's a sketch of Ben Franklin and my 2nd attempt at making a puppet (work in progress). Puppet needs pupils and I made him horns. The sewing is atrocious on him, but I kinda rushed it and I've never sewn before.

great funk album from emperor norton records for a fake blaxsploitation movie.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Pancho! Movie Poster #3

Here's the finished Don Quixote poster. I really should have sketched out the idea beforehand. The concept is a bit weak, but I still like it.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Got some illustration projects calling for dogs... so I thought I'd practice before getting down to business... here's some rough sketches.
Also I've been in a warm, crackly, experimental composer phase.... here's Swod's Gehen.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Don Quixote!

Working on my next "Movie Poster"....... Don Quixote!
(preview below)
Also been listening to a ton of The Boats lately... great zone out music.
I'll post the finished piece soon!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mock Movie Posters - Round 1

Here are those two close shaped illustrations I started. They've evolved into mock movie posters... I think I'm going to make more. Coming up with silly copy is actually pretty fun.

I'm thinking a Doctor Who and a Don Quixote next? Any suggestions?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Eye can't think of a witty title.

Drew this eye on the subway on thursday night.. and found this old painting I did in college on my computer. So using them as an excuse to post Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Closed Shapes are fun! (and some funky funk)

So I'm addicted. Creating pieces using only closed vector shapes is challenging and freeing at the same time. The cutout look leaves room for less precision, but forces you to focus more on stronger character development... ie... recognizable silhouettes... rather than creating visual interest by using a plethora of detail lines (I'm guilty). I'm by no means a master at this style yet, but I can see it really helping my future work. I got the idea from falling in love with Matte Stephens' art and his mastery of Cartoon Modern. (check out his shop on Matte Stephens). I wanted to created pieces that mesh my style and Cartoon Modern... simplify and reduce my line work while making recognizable and distinct characters.

Below are two unfinished and close up samples of the style, along with an initial sketch, Sherlock and Watson (Watson is a bit weak in design) and Ishmael from Moby Dick (posted before). I want to give them a bit more love before posting fully, and I keep getting ideas for new cutouts to start!


Saturday, July 23, 2011


Hi all,
So I thought I'd let you know about some of the projects I'm working on. First off I've started working on a mobile game. It's in the very preliminary stages, but I'll keep you updated on it's progress. If you know any programmers please let me know. I'll be in the market pretty soon! Here's a quick sneak peak at some rough concept art:
I've also been trying my hand at a couple different styles. Below is a sneak peek at a construction paper (texture to be added later) purely shape style I've started and am really enjoying!
I just started shopping around for an Illustration/Writing agent, and I'm finally at a place where I am being constantly productive on my children's books and personal projects! It's very exciting. If anyone wants to collaborate on a project let me know. I'm down to get as much done this year as humanly possible!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Brother's Restaurant OPENING!!!

So good news... my brother's restaurant, Root 174, is opening up this Tuesday (5-10)!!! He's an amazing chef and a strong supporter of local farmers and giving back to the community.

I was lucky enough to get to design his logo for him and I think it turned out pretty well. He even got a sweet sign made for the front of the building (check out below).  Check out for a sample menu and to read up on the restaurant and staff... site's a little rough, but I'll get it fixed up soon.

Also go "like" his facebook page if you want to show him support.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rainbow Chaser

Have been super busy as of late, working on my brother's site, an iPad game, the cartoon pitch, two children's books, my full-time job, my demo reel, and some freelance work! Not complaining, it's definitely nice to be busy, but I'm exhausted!
Wish I could post some of the cool stuff I've been working on but it'll have to wait. Here's a couple sketches and a psychedelic diddy for ya!

The two above are sketches I did in the subway.
The two below are just me playing around with Sketchbook Pro's awesome symmetry tool. Sketchbook Pro is definitely worth the 100 bucks.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Private Superheroes!

Here's a couple of sketches I worked on on the train last week.
Also... been addicted to this track while at work. Also check out the singer's previous band Superheroes... Danish pop at it's best.

 Good day m'am
Reach for your... gun?!

Oh no nemo!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Disco Dancer RunDown

I thought I'd post a rundown on how I made this image...
First... some inspiration:

Initial sketch
Inking over sketch
inking finished
flat color
inking cleaned up ("cutouts")
Rough Shadows
Rough Highlights
Rough color/FX
More FX
Depth of Field
Final touches.
My Photoshop Layers/Folders