Monday, November 29, 2010

Topless Summer Love Girls

A while back I did a couple illustrations for Leslie Cabarga's humor book "Topless Summer Love Girls; A Gentleman's Guide to Women, Relationships, and Breasts".

To quote the PR machine:
"Topless Summer Love Girls is a zany, pop culture commentary on growing up male in the era of Playboy, feminism, and swimsuit editions. Arming men with new insights into themselves and the eternal battle between the sexes, this hilarious and sexy book filled with hundreds of titillating photos of half-naked women is a passionate and unapologetic examination of men, women, and breasts."

These were my attempts at playboy style gag cartoons for the book.
Gags written by Leslie Cabarga, art by me.

The book has been officially released, get it here!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Art Blocks for Ghana

I did this piece to contribute to "Art Blocks for Ghana", a charity art auction by artists in the animation and illustration community to help build a children's Home in Ghana.

This was a tough one. We were required to paint on these square wooden blocks, which meant I needed to paint opaquely. I haven't painted in a non transparent method in a good long time, so I was a bit rusty.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sky Doll Process

I thought I might show a progression of my Sky Doll piece. Above is the study that I paint simultaneous to the full piece.
Below are the thumbnail, the rough, the line art and the underpainting.

See the previous post for the final art.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sky Doll

This Saturday begins a tribute to Sky Doll exhibition at La Galerie Nana in Paris France. Sky Doll co-creator Barbara Canepa asked me to contribute a piece to which I was more than happy to oblige. I wish I could go, looks like there'll be some awesome work for sale.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Purr-Casso 2010

My piece for Purr-Casso 2010 is done. And none too soon.
This original piece of art will be up for auction this weekend for a good cause.

From the Purr-Casso blog:

The 5th Annual Purrcasso Art & Craft Gala takes place this weekend!

Please join us Saturday night for a silent auction and art sale, complete with live music, entertainment, and mingling with artists.

On Sunday, we will be offering lots of fabulous handmade crafts for pets and pet lovers in addition to beautiful art featuring cats and dogs.

Special thanks to our sponsors Wareham Development, KDFC FM 102.1, and the BEBHS Feline Angels.

November 6-7, 2010
Saturday 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sunday 12-4 p.m.

At the old Scharffen Berger Chocolate Factory
914 Heinz Avenue
Berkeley, California 94710


The rough.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Blogging an Appa

I'm a big Avatar: The Last Airbender fan, so my good friend Steph Laberis made me this awesome Baby Appa feltie. I can tell you're jealous, who wouldn't be. It's adorable. She's getting really good at this felting thing and is looking to take commissions. Have a look-see on her blog.

In other news, Purrcasso is this weekend. It's a charity auction to raise funds for the East Bay humane society. I do a piece every year and this year will be no exception. It's coming down to the wire though, hopefully I'll be finished tonight and can post it soon.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Artists Sketchbooks

You may know Bobby Chiu as the talented illustrator and concept artist but he’s also the mastermind of Imaginism Studios and Schoolism. Now he's announced his newest project -! It's a place to discover new sketchbooks and artbooks from your favorite artists, both physical and digital. You'll find a wide selection and database of artbooks as well as iphone apps.
Check it out!