Thursday, December 2, 2010

Lil Uni Dragon

Been awhile since I posted anything. I've been buried behind my sketch table trying to get my first book done that I am working on with Jay England. Dead line is January, and we plan on going to print in Feb. Keep you posted.
In the mean time here is a quick sketch I did while hanging out with my kiddos. Simple ball point pen. I've been doing these quick 10-15 minute sketches and then making copies of them so my kids can color them. They love do I. I'll try and post some more next week. I'm putting a bunch of them together as a coloring book for my kids and nephew's and nieces for Christmas this year, something simple and fun.
Hope you like it.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Up Coming Project with Rob Gervais

Been awhile since I had a post. I've been buried in the basement at night trying to finish the Children's book I'm working on with Jay England. I should have everything done by the end of October and we hope to have it to print by Dec.

In the mean time, I needed a night off the shut my brain down and just mess around. I've been working on character development for a graphic novel I am working on with Rob Gervais. For right now I refer to it as "Seeds". I wanted to just do a full digitally colored image with this style of art for a long time. Here is my first crack at it. Let me know what you think. Starting to get more comfortable with the digital stuff. I changed up my inking style and tools a bit for this project. I'll be diving in full go to "Seeds" in No
vember so Rob and I can get this thing going. He wrote an amazing story and I can't wait to visually put it to print. Hope you like it. The original inked sketch is below.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Hanging with the Captain

Here is quick sketch I did of Captain America. I did the original sketch with pen and white colored pencil on the back of a note pad. Liked the way it looked so I did a quick color with some Prisma Color pens while I was doodling with my kids.I messed around with the background digitally just for some practice.

Friday, August 6, 2010


My buddy Jay got me some cool new colored pencils. Figured I'd test them out. I did a quick sketch of Thing while my kiddos where sitting on my lap doodling with me. Doesn't get any better then that.
They both love to draw, so I'm loving it.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bring on the Bad Guys....and Girl!

Here are some character concepts for another project. Just got the green light to post some of the images. These are for a book and possible movie treatment. Really excited about this one. There is something fun about drawing the bad guys. I love the challenge to make them evil....yet...somewhat cuddly.....sort of. Take a look and let me know what you think.



Monday, July 5, 2010

Seeds Sample

Here is glimpse of Page two Panel for Seeds of Change. I have been slammed at work and trying to juggle about 5 art projects at once. So, it is as crazy as usual, but I love it. Here's a little peek of Randy looking out his office window. This is just a small glimpse at Page two.

I've been trying to pick up the pace lately, but unfortunately I need to sleep. Hope you like it.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Photography Contest

My wife is an amazing photographer, (and I'm not just saying that because she's my wife and I'm afraid she'll make me sleep on the coach if I don't) I'm really blown away by what she can do. It's been a blast to watch her grow in her craft and see where she started to where she is now.

She just entered a photography contest for a magazine. Please log in and vote for her, you can win a camera to boot! Her name is Bonnie Romano with Design 489 photography. She submitted a pic of a newborn laying on an American flag, next to her dad's Fireman's helmet. (come on, tell me that doesn't pull on the heart strings) The link is listed below. Check it out.

If you want to see more of her work check out her site at

Thanks for the support.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

rough sketches

Here are some random rough sketches. I do these for my kids and hang them on their door in the morning before I go to work. I've been posting them on facebook, figured I'd throw a few up here.

These are just some quickies I did with a ball point pen.

My Logo

I've been messing around with the idea of a logo for my artwork. I love tattoos and symbols and that kind of stuff, so I wanted to come up with something simple that had a personal meaning to me.
This is the image I came up with a few months ago and I have been sitting on it for awhile and thinking about it. It's simple (kind of like me I guess), but has some meaning behind it.

I combined a few basic elements. The universal symbol for courage is a circle, with an arrow pointing up inside of it. (you will see this show up in some of my artwork down the road) I didn't connect the circle, but added an arrow to show a continuous circle to represent constant motion in one direction. Lastly I added the number 4.

OK, what the hell does all this mean. Well the symbol for courage is important to me because I want to teach my kids not to be afraid to live life and stand up for what they believe in. Believe it or not I was a shy kid and had a hard time forcing myself outside of my comfort zone.
The outer circle is the fact that I want to teach them to never give up. To keep on moving and keep on chasing their dreams. That is why it is continuous and just keeps going. The number 4 has a few personal meanings too me (some things I have to keep to myself), for now I'll just say that I like the number 4.

Put it all together and it kind of sums up what I believe in. Never give up, have the courage to chase your dreams and live life to the fullest. Always look up, and focus on the positive things. It's the simple little things in life that are really important and keep you moving no matter what life throws at you. I hope I can pass that on to my kids. This logo kind of pulls that all together for me in one simple little image. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Unanswered Dreams of a Dead Man Final Cover Preview

Here is the final cover Preview for Unanswered Dreams of a Dead Man. Ted and Kenyon made some suggestions that I am really happy I listened too. Some subtle changes, but I think it works.

Ted and Kenyon's book should be available soon. I"ll keep you posted. Good luck fellas, and thanks again for giving me the opportunity.



Saturday, May 22, 2010

Concept Art

Here is some character concepts and page layouts I did a few months back for a potential project. Just got word today that this one probably isn't going to happen so I figured I might as well post some of the work I did.
Bummer, when these things don't take off. But the good thing is I sti
ll have a lot of irons in the fire. Plugging away on my first children's book with writer Jay Saiz and the Seeds of Change Project with writer Robert Gervais. I should have both of those completed this summer. Keep you posted. In the mean time, hope you like these pages. Let me know what you think.



Friday, April 23, 2010

Seeds of Change Preview

Well this is my first official crack at digitally coloring a comic book page. This is a panel from Page One of "Seeds of Change". I know I have been talking about this thing forever, but I am finally getting the ball rolling on the coloring.

I'm currently juggling a few projects. I hope to have Seeds done by the end of June and the Children's book I am illustrating for Jay Saiz done by August. I have a few other things up my sleeve as well, but I can' t talk about them yet. I'm having a blast, just need a few more hours in the day. Or I have to give up sleeping.
Either way, this stuff is like a dream come true. I love doing it. Let me know what you think.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Unanswered Dreams of a Dead Man Version 7

Alright here is the latest update with Ted and Kenyon's book. The guys had a really cool idea on switching up the color direction. I did a few different versions and this is what I came up with. The book should be out in June. I'll keep you posted. Good luck fellas, thanks for the opportunity.

Let me know what you think, Hope you like.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Unanswered Dreams of a Dead Man

My wife's cousin Ted and his buddy Kenyon just got their first novel published. I was fortunate enough to get a crack at doing the cover art. So here is the concept that I came up with along with the original rough pencil sketch. I colored the image digitally on photoshop. The book should be available by the end of June. I'll keep you posted when it comes out. Congrats to Ted and Kenyon, they have been working on this project for awhile. It is a prelude to a Screen Play that Ted has been working on for a long time. Hopefully this book will open some doors for Ted and Kenyon (me too). Pulling for you fellas. Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of your project!!!


Friday, March 19, 2010

Seeds Update

Alright, I've been swamped at work, but I've still been plugging away on my projects. Here is a sneak peak from a page of "Seeds of Change" that I am working on with Rob Gervais. I'm almost done inking the line work and want to start the color next week. This will be my first shot digitally coloring a full page comic. I'm loving it. Can't wait for everyone to read the story Rob has written. It rocks. Hope you like the preview. Let me know what you think.



Monday, February 22, 2010

White Tiger 2

Played around with the backgrounds a little tonight. What do you think?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

White Tiger

Alright so I was in LA for a training meeting last week and got busted by my Regional Director doodling. Let me put this into's my boss's boss. The big guy! This used to happen to me all the time at my previous employer, but I had been there for 10yrs and everyone knew I was still paying attention. Not the best thing to do at a new company, where I haven't proven myself just yet.

Sooo to make a long story short, after a very pale atte
mpt to justify my doodling, I made a deal. I'd do an image of a White Tiger for our Regional Mascot, and we would forget about my notebook covered with random sketches....and a few not
es here and there.

Here is my crack at doing a White Tiger. Haven't done any "realistic" stuff in awhile so I'm rusty. I posted the step by step. I picked green because it is the color of the product we promote. I need to work on how to do eyes digitally, can't quite get them the way I picture the in my head. Still learning how to do this digital thing.
Hope you like it.
Fur and eyes

Base Colors

rough pencil sketch


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Meet Mojo Mojo

Here is the image I submitted for my last digital painting class at The background is a little lack luster, but that's what you get for doing the assignment at 2am.

This is a character I came up with awhile ago. I was drawing
with my 4yr old son and he liked the little guy. He asked what his name was and the first thing that popped out of my head was Mojo-Mojo. I know it doesn't make sense but my son cracked up so the name stuck.

The step by step is below. Let me know what you think.
This is the original sketch I did on a scratch pad.

First I did the base colors

Next I added some Fur

This is the sketch I did with my son.
Hope you like them.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sneak Peek

Just signed my first illustrating contract for a children's book. I'm really excited about this one. Here is the first sneak peek on a rough sketch I did for one of the pages. Let me know what you think.
I'll give some more details on the book as I go. I'll have everything completed by June. Keep you posted. Hope you like it.



Friday, January 8, 2010

Industry Logo Concept

So Here is my second crack at digitally painting my own images. I'm learning a ton from Bobby Chiu's class. He is amazing. Unfortunately I feel like I'm in high school again because my assignments I've submitted to the class stink. Just like high school I'm still trying to cram in way to much in too short a period of time, so my homework tends to be neglected.

If anyone has any interest in learning how to digitally paint check out and take Bobby's class. It's amazing what he can do. I'm pretty much embarrassed when I submit my assignments, but the feedback is incredible and I'm really learning from it.

Any way, this is a demo for a logo for the Industry project I have been working on. I included a partial step by step, from my sketch, to primary paint to finished product. Hope you like it. Let me know what you think.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

More concept sketches

Here are a few test sketches for another project. I know I keep talking about all these projects and I haven't shown any finished stuff yet. I'll get some up here eventually.

Happy New Year Everybody,