Monday, December 19, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What If?

I'm excited to be participating in the "What If?" Show, which opens at 7PM this upcoming Saturday at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra. Come out and say hi! There also be a Jim Henson tribute show in the main gallery downstairs.

I drew no sharks but I couldn't resist the temptation to do something related to marine life.What if the Vampire Squid met the (Were)Wolf Eel? I painted these three pieces in gouache.

Here are the final pieces next to a print up of my digital studies.

Carrie stayed up with me and painted her own awesome "What if?" pieces. Check them out; they are adorable!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sketching on a Windy Night

I went sketching with friends at the Americana the other night! I felt really rusty but I had a lot of fun. Check out Stu's awesome sketches from the night!:

And boy was the drive home interesting...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Out of Cat Food

(a bad situation for all)

It was great meeting a lot of you folks from blog-land at CTN-X! I hope you all have a happy Turkey Day!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Girl Doodle

Brush pen (and gouache) on a story pad cover.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Snapshots from the Morning Drive

Here are a couple of memory sketches from my morning drive through Burbank's Rancho Equestrian neighborhood. I usually see people on horseback

And people walking many dogs. Almost every morning, I see a particular lady walking three portly dachshunds.


Also, who is going to CTN-X this year? I will be wandering the floor looking to say hello. Also, my roommate Carrie is doing a generous CTN giveaway this year, so be on the look out for that opportunity! :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Snuggie

When the Snuggie made its first appearance via late-night infomercials, I don't think anyone could have imagined that the product would ever achieve the kind of popularity it has. A couple of years, several parodies, and many pub crawls later, the sleeved blanket has become popular enough to justify the creation of Snuggie variations such as the Two Person Snuggie (for the couple that likes to be lonely, together):

And of course, this thing:

Now, even your pets can be a part of the fun! My cousin recently got my parents the Snuggie for Dogs as a gag gift. Naturally we had to make Daisy, the family Bichon Frise/Poodle mix, try it on. As you can probably tell from her facial expression, she loved it:

Later, I borrowed the sleeved blanket so I could make Chaos (current third roommate/foster child) a little more fashionable. Never before has a cat looked so regal :

But why stop at our four-legged friends, Snuggie creators? This of course has to be the next logical step:

I'm sure this would make many a salt-water aquarium owner very happy. But what would I know about sleeved-blankets? It's not like I own one or anything...

"Whaaaat?...I'm coping with being unemployed just fine.."

"I'm doing so well that...that I'm definitely not wearing a zebra-print snuggie as a sweater and eating a plate of bacon and boysenberry pie for lunch because that's the only food I have left in my fridge--"


Friday, November 11, 2011

The Dress

Most people have anxiety dreams about terrifying free-falls, rapid tooth-loss, and the horror of leaving the house clad only in undergarments. My nightmares occasionally involve me being somewhere or doing something important and realizing that I am wearing my high school show choir dress:

Monday, September 12, 2011

Gesture Drawing Stuff

Today I went to gesture drawing class (led by the super talented Dave Pimentel). Here are a couple of drawings from today's session:

 Also check out some far-superior sketches from today's session over at Rad's blog.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Hope you all had an awesome Labor Day weekend!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dave Versus Beetle

The following happened during an ordinary lunch with my training buddies, the very talented David Wolter and Jim Hull.




I know this blog has been starting to gather dust, but I plan on posting more frequently in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here are some funny stories recently posted by friends:

Chris Ybarra