Monday, November 22, 2010

ECCC Teaser!

A bunch of us Popcap people have been making an anthology to have available at ECCC 2011. This is a small sample of a page of the six page story I just completed. I won't be showing any more; at least until the comic sees print. The book is our own venture, about monsters, and not related to work at all. I can't wait to see what everyone else did!

When the book is printed, I'll let everyone know how to get a copy.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lunch Crunch Blog

Hey TAGites,last week some friends and I started a new blog for people doing one hour studies. It started with a few of us doing some Zbrush timelapse recordings, but you can post pretty much anything as long as it's a short study (drawings, painting, writing, music, whatever).  I am a believer in the 10,000 hour theory and I think every hour counts.  If you'd like to join the blog, shoot me an email here.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween Art Show

Hey all!

I won't be able to attend tonight's TAG, but however I want to invite all of you to the Bureau of Drawers Halloween art show at the Cafe Racer. I'll have a couple of screenprints in the show, and it'll be great to see your mugs there!
 Here are the details:

Greetings Friends and Fiends! Guys and ghouls! Guests and Ghosts! Looking for a great way to kick of the Halloween season? If so, come on down to the Cafe Racer on Friday, Oct. 8th from 6-10 PM, for the Bureau's Halloween Art Show!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Character designs

I haven't been lazy, just working on stuff mostly rough stage things for animators, modelers and no artists to all get a fel for the end result. This is one such piece. Fleshed out head images for a robot, with a few fun notes.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Project Freetime

Hey guys, it's me, Jonathan (Coop), sometimes attendee at TAG. I'm putting together a little project and looking for contributors. I know, I know... who has the time? But I welcome you to read about it, and see what you think. It's going to be a collection of short stories / artwork in the style of Flight or Apple. Rick asked me to post it here and mentioned that others were working on similar projects. If you're interested, please check out the blog: . Your feedback is much appreciated!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Facebook Waits For No Man

While I was conducting a critique in my Thursday night portfolio course at DigiPen, my students were carrying on a real-time play-by-play of sorts via Facebook. Guess who found out about it when he logged in the next morning? SPOILER ALERT: I did.

Click here to read what I had to say and to find out how this guy fits into the whole thing:

Friday, September 17, 2010

Doin some creatures

Bobby Chui' sbeen doing these live streaming 1 hour paintings on Wed 2pm.  Pretty fun, gives an idea to paint in the hour, upload it, have fun.  These were Reptile/ Mammal and 3 eyes 6 legs.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Solo Art show

It was good to hang out and see everyone at the last meet-up!

Not to steal the Two Bell art show's thunder, but I'm having a solo art show in Ballard at Tart Beauty Studio. Info below! Thanks!

EDIT: Here's the link to see the embiggen new works!

Hey everyone, if you are in Seattle in the next month or so, I am having a solo show at Tart Beauty Studio. I have 16 pieces, including 7 new ones! It will be up until around the end of September.

Tart Beauty Studio
2221 Northwest 56th Street
Seattle, WA

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Here is my contribution to the Two Bells Show.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pop cap drawrings

Alright, couple of em are from this morning..... Nice catchin up and meeting new people this time around.

Two for Two Bells

The Two Bells show is next week. Drop by, grab a bite, take a look at all the awesome art from my fellow Popcap people, and then lose that delicious meal when you see mine.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Old Max

A crusty ol' codger, but still the king.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Too Late TAG

Ooof! Boy, these are late. This TAG session is at least a month or two old. I'm lame.

These are the only couple of salvagable drawings I dare to post.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Another sketch from my itouch using the Sketchbook app. I did this while waiting for my dentist appt. :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Friend looking for work

My buddy Scott Benefeil was part of a big layoff at High Moon.  He's a very talented concept/storyboard/comicbook artist.  If anyone knows of some work out there that can use a strong, talented and super experienced artist, this is the guy to look at.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

More Sad

Hey everyone, I, too, will not be able to attend tonight, and like Vinod will be absent next month as well due to Gen Con. Do any other TAG artists show at Gen Con Indy?

I haven't done much work that I am able to share publicly lately, so just to spruce up this post with some art, here are some sketch cards I did for charity recently. They will become part of randomized sets that are being sold at the Chicagoland Entertainment Collector's Expo to raise money for
The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation. (Man, both of those names are a mouthful!)

The two bottom cards of the girls with raptors are characters of my own creation; the characters at the top from left to right are Morrigan from Darkstalkers, Guts (and Puck!) from Berserk, and Felicia from Darkstalkers.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sad for Tuesday

Hey all,
Unfortunately I can't make it to this months TAG tomorrow! Sorry.
Eh, what the hell, I'll just pile on some more bad news, I also can't make it to next months either! Next month I'll be at Gen Con in Indianapolis sharing a table with Emily. When we used to live in WI it wasn't that bad of a drive, but this year we'll be flying so there's a lot more to prepare since we can't just toss it all in the car.

I'll be sure to post more random stuff this month and next month so it'll be like I'm there... but in digital form! Ooooooh cyberpunk!

Here's the character I designed for my Imagine FX workshop a few months ago. You can also see some of the sketches and stuff on my CG hub gallery.

Have a good time drawing!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Last but not Last

This could be my last post before moving to the bay area.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Greetings Northies!

Sketches from my first TAG North...

Looks like they eat well at PopCap.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Comic Con anyone?

So, who is headed to the San Diego Comic Con?  The original San Diego TAG folks typically meet up on Sat. night to hang out together and catch up... TAG North folks would, of course, be very welcome to join in the fun.  There is an on-going discussion happening on our sister blog concerning Comic Con plans:  chime in there for any thoughts or ideas that you might have!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I thought I would share a sketch I did at lunch today.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hi, my name is Nate.

Nate can't remember how to use a pencil.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Missed Again Buuuuttt.....

Sorry to have missed the meet up again but thought I would post a little something I worked the last day and a half.... I decided to build a custom brake for my inline skates and of course could not just make something plain. The pic is of the quick sculpt to be cast and refined but its 85% there. Aspects of all three drawings will be included in the final sculpt but the inspiration was mainly taken from the right hand drawing. Have a surprise I hope to unveil at the next TAG, which means I have to show up, cant wait to see what everyone came up with from last night. Thanks for any comments.

Sadly, not drawn by me.

This is a wonderful little pencil sketch done for me in the copy of Emily Fiegenschuh's sketchbook that I bought from her last night.  Pretty nice drawing, eh?  I wish I had done it!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

speed paintings with the new Tablet PC

See y'all tonight!

Monday, May 17, 2010

I drew these for people at work. Just thought Id share.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Last House

It tastes really good, Yes! Yes! it does.....

Agree with Mr. Bean... you guys rock!!!

Some observations from last week

My warm up every morning before work routine.  These are from about 4 days worth.  I have more at the blog but didn't want to go TOO overboard.  Great stuff everyone, Seattle's got talent!

Friday, May 7, 2010

A Few Sketches

I just attended my second TAG meeting and thought it was time I contribute something to the blog. Its been great meeting everyone and getting a chance to draw in such a creative environment.


Here's my doodle from this month's TAG.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sorry I missed TAG this week!

I didn't have the chance to post after my first visit to TAG last month, but I've been meaning to say I had a great time and enjoyed meeting many of you! Meeting so many talented artists in one spot was a very nice welcome to the Seattle area.
Unfortunately, some deadlines coming up next week kept me from attending on Tuesday. I hope to be back for the next get-together.
Much of what I've been working on lately is under a non-disclosure agreement, so in the meantime, I thought I'd share work from a recent personal project. This is the drawing to the cover of my newly printed sketchbook. It's a wraparound cover, which is why her cape is ridiculously long. I painted the final image with gouache, but there are some aspects of the drawing I like a little better.
For anyone curious about the new sketchbook (I would be grateful if you're curious!) please visit my website for details.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Missed last night's TAG!

Hey gang, been busy here with some art making. This Friday (May 7th) I will be in a small group show at the Fremont Abbey in Fremont. It will be from 6-9, one night only. I hope to see y'all there! Here's a taste of what I have in the show:


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hey guy I just posted some pics of the stuff I got hanging up at Pop Cap on my blog. Let me know what you think.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day is May 1st... this Saturday! Support your local comic store and grab some free comics.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Some stuff I've been workin on

Working on a storyline.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Steampunk Professor X Wheelchair.

Looking for a gift for the man who has everything?  Why not a Steampunk Professor X Wheelchair?  Click on the title to see a video of this amazing contraption in action.