Thursday, September 17, 2009

Heart Broken

Back to drawing emotions.
This is Heart Broken.

Ps- I love drawing in pen, it is so ruff. You see all the mistakes, it's so perfect!


I obviously didn't want to work today. This is a work of me zoning out for 20 mins...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Well... I finally am coming back to the blogging world, I know this sketch isn't an emotion, I'll get back on that train tomorrow. So, anyways here is my latest sketch, maybe you will enjoy it. And because I'm such a closet geek, I enjoyed drawing it at least. Hearts and Kisses.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Someone stole my notebook!

Well, I haven't posted an emotion in a couple of days, but that is mainly because someone stole my notebook... and by stole I mean I left it behind on accident... So the emotions will come back soon... After I come back from vacation. :) But until then enjoy this!

Monday, August 31, 2009


Perplexed... I think we have all been here when handling the Rubix Cube.
(Thanks to Jordon for the recommendation.)

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Something struck home the other day while I was re-evaluating my standing on becoming an animator. I need to draw more.... But what? That was always the question. What to draw? People, well of course... Positions?, well obviously ... Then it came to me, good animation is not telling a story with words or sounds, but by showing emotion. So here I have started my new movement!!! It is my goal to draw, not a picture, but an emotion every day in hopes of improving my skills not only as an artist, but as story teller. Here are my first few days of efforts. (it started with "tired")

Indifference.... He is deciding to eat either the person, or the ice cream cone.. both are very good.


Anyways, here is my start... We'll see how long it lasts. ;)

P.S. - If anyone would like to recommend an emotion for me to draw, I would take it gladly! These are both emotions recommended by some friends of mine. Thanks buddies!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


This is basically just how I felt today.. a bit tired, but still on my feet..

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I think there is a point in everyone's life where you realize what you are meant for, what you are going to do, and where you need to be. This point came to me when I was almost 21, and I experienced the glory that is, The Incredibles. It wasn't just the amazing animation, it was the style, the mood, the world that was created. They were able to perfectly catch a 1960's style movie, but mix it with a hero base feel. When I first watched the movie, I was filled with the overwhelming desire to draw, to create my own world. I know I must animate... And thus, I'm on that road. Still movies hit me and make me yearn and pine for the feel of a perfect pencil on paper, but it was The Incredibles that led me to my path. I know the path is long in front of me, but the passion to create something so unique, such as The Incredibles, will never leave me.

-Beard Face of the Red Flavor

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

For the benefit of..

One of the most influential bands of all times, whose influence is still seen today. A band I turn to daily. And even though Paul died early in 1964, his replacement has done a great job. Go Beatles go!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Cous Cous Kid

The CousCous Kid, artist/graphic designer, has truly taken his art to new levels. In a world of quick fixes with "stock" vector images. The "Kid" proudly hand draws/creates all of the elements in his virtual world. An incredible example to all around. So let's raise a glass to Mr. Kid and his world of fine tuned doodles, and also fart at those who use art made by someone else in their blasphemes. AMEN!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The desire within...

Sometimes, when I see an inspirational piece of art... All that I can feel is this.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Si Fi.... FYI

Si Scott has perfected the art of Flourish illustration. He has taken his style and applied it in a way that has affected the graphic design world like few others have even come close to. By taking simple curves and lines to create beautiful and powerful imagery, like only he can do, everything hand drawn from the eyes of it's creator. Though, it hasn't come without imitators, this style of Flourish design has become one of the biggest trends as far as logo creation and ad design in 2008 (Belonging to that field myself, and even imitated in my own way). His style alone deserves credit for this movement. I give the highest honor my red beard can muster... To Si.... Here's an "attaboy" for ya! A true inspiration for viewing things as only Jimi Hendrix on crack could discribe. You Friggin Rock!

So to all you Revolution-ites out there, take a gander, and keep it Revolution moving.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What dreams are made of...

One of the best animated features of all time, The Iron Giant. Virtually unknown by many in our day to those of a more "Disney" based back ground, this cinema film truly caught sight of the essence of a great movie. Amazing story yes (which most animated movies have failed to acheive, creating "toonies for the kiddies"), but stunning hand drawn animation in a time when hand drawn animation was tossed aside for a "quicker fix" of 3D stylings. The Iron Giant took hold of what is now considered a lost art, bringing to life some of the most memorable and inspiring characters to ever grace the silver screen, such as: Hogarth Hughes, a virtual clone of a younger Redbeard. Always looking for a new adventure, finding the friends where others can only see a monster.
Plus, to stress the Damn Fine Art taken place by some of the great artists of our time, such as: Alan Bodner and Mark Whiting (one of the most passionate artists of all time). My hat's off to you gentlemen.
If you haven't seen this yet, I will LEND you out my copy (strong emphasis on LEND...too many of you ramp scallions have stolen many a treasure from my chest). It will plant a seed in your heart that will grow, and remind you.... "You are not a gun if you don't want to be."


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Redbeard and the Infinite Revolution

"So you say you want a revolution? Well you know, we all want to change the world."

This is the start of the revolution of design & inspiration that continually changes the way my eyes see the world, and gives way for imagination to run rampage through the vass town of Beardsville.

G'day and N'joy