One of my favorite films this past year was Hostiles with Christian Bale and Wes Studi. The story, characters and cinematography were amazing. After seeing it, I was inspired to do my own version of the poster.

The scenes below are my favorite parts of the film, don’t watch them if you haven’t seen the movie yet ... spoilers:)

The Good Ol' Brush and Nib

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Lately I’ve been really craving some traditional brush and nib ink on bristol board. So, I thought I would practice with a drawing of Michael Keaton (my favorite Batman).

Supplies: Speedball India Ink, Holbein Titanium White Acryla Gouache and Zipatone on Strathmore 500 Series bristol board, 2-ply Plate (Smooth). Inked with a Winsor and Newton Series 7 Sable brush (sizes 1 and 2) and a Tachikawa Comic Pen Nib Holder(T-40) with a Zebra Comic G Model Chrome Pen Nib.

Growing up I remember rewinding the scenes posted below over and over until the VHS player was smoking:) They are still some of my favorite Batman scenes from all of the films to this day.

The Karate Kid

Here is a sketch on how I would have done the 1984 Karate Kid poster.  Still one of my favorite movies and soundtracks to this day.

Mad Men

Been re watching Mad Men lately, such a great show.  Came across this great scene, where Don sits on the couch and a time lapse goes from Night till Morning. So I felt like doing a quick color study speed paint session to practice...


I've been watching Orange is the New Black lately... and I'm hooked.  

I like the variety of characters in the show and how the story allows you to empathize with each person.  One of my favorite characters is Red.  She has many layers to her, which is fun to watch.  I wanted to sketch a poster design about her, so here it is, roughs and all...

The Force Awakens

I felt like sketching my version of what I would want the new Star Wars Episode 7 to look like:)  I'm so excited for this movie, as I know most are!  I can't wait to see a bad ass, older, yodaesque Luke Skywalker... and from what I hear the story is about, Abrams sounds like he is doing everything just right.

For the idea that I went with, I wanted to play around with using chakras in the drawing.  The heart chakra is green, and that is Luke's color and personality, which was a cool coincidence:)  Thanks for checkin' it out.

As always I started out with some loose sketching and finalized the one that I liked...

Knott's Berry Farm Storyboards

These are some storyboards I recently did for Knott's Berry Farm, promoting their newest upcoming ride... Voyage to the Iron Reef!  It was fun working with them, I was even able to catch some roller coasters and watch them film:)

I included my roughs to show my process when boarding, followed by the finished boards and commercial.

Gouache Portrait

Here is a recent portrait commission I did this past summer.  It was an anniversary gift for some good friends, the painting is of their kids.

Black and white sketch I started with

Final painting at 18 x 24 inches

Welcome to my new site!

Hey everybody, thanks for checking out my new site!  I'll be starting my new blog posts here including daily sketches, my process, as well as other artists work that inspires me.

I'll leave you with one of my favorite scenes from the movie Pollock with Ed Harris...