Saturday, June 23, 2012


Another birthday drawing for a friend. These two might be the worst pirates ever. I think I've drawn them in various stages of searching for treasure for about three years.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Inanimate Objects

After a busy week and a half, today's workload has lightened just enough to let me scan a few sketchbook doodles from various café sessions this month. Time permitting I may have some fun drawings after this weekend to share. :-)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Birthday Presents

For some reason, it seems the majority of my family and friends' birthdays are in June, and there's an usual concentration of them between the 16th and the 23rd. As a fun sketch after a long day doing storyboards yesterday, I scribbled this one of Joan from Mad Men for one such friend's birthday today. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Samba e Amor

So, Tuesday (June 12) was Brazil's version of Valentine's Day, Dia Dos Namorados. As a little nod, I collected a bunch of sketches and art of the two main characters from my webcomic "Somewhere In Between"...hopeless romantic gringa Molly and her Brazilian love interest, Marcelo. Then I got a call that afternoon to do some storyboarding work which kept me busy for the past two days, and is going to stretch into today as well.

This is normally the part where I make some joke about this post being late in classic Brazilian fashion, but seeing as how one of my carioca friends managed to get a birthday gift to me before anyone else (including my own mom), I think it's more accurate to say this post is late in classic Los Angeles fashion...meaning, it started out early to arrive ridiculously late. Blame the traffic. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Favela 3

Crazy week! But I had time during the "Mad Men" season finale to unwind with a new favela drawing, which I wrapped up last night. If it looks familiar, that's because it's drawn from the same photo I posted in the last entry!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Eu Te Amo, Rocinha

A little bit of fun news about my artwork! DJ Zezinho sent me the link today of a great video that Brazil's largest network, Globo, posted featuring his Spin Rocinha DJ school. I had the chance to meet Zezinho, DJ Ramon, and some of the students while I was visiting Rocinha, and I designed some t-shirts for the students. This video is in Portuguese with no subtitles, but you English speakers can clearly see my t-shirts being worn by the students, and you can see the enthusiasm everyone at the school has for music and their community.

Desde que eu tenha seguidores no Brasil e Portugal também...hoje o DJ Zezinho me mandou esse video sobre a Spin Rocinha escola de DJ na Rocinha, no Rio de Janeiro. Na minha última viagem ao Rio, eu desenhei algumas camisas pros alunos da escola, que vocês podem ver nesse video! Tô com orgulho. :-)

Here are the original drawings I did...Aí vai os desenhos originais que eu fiz:


Monday, June 4, 2012


A little bit of a slack day today after a long weekend of working. I had so much fun drawing Wolverine yesterday that I decided to unwind tonight doing a few quick marker sketches of some of my other favorite X-Men characters.

I can't wait for my brand new scanner to arrive, and I hope it picks up colors at least a little better than this obnoxious thing. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Someone Like You

After finishing the day's work on page layouts and character designs, and inking two pages of another project, I settled in with the last pages of my sketchbook to watch some TV and scribble. This is what happens when I'm stuck between the end of a special on Adele and the beginning of "Mad Men", and all that's on is "X-Men Origins: Wolverine".