The Fogbelt brewing Company

Some friends of mine recently opened the Fogbelt brewing Company in Santa Rosa, California.  Long story short, the beer is awesome and I’ve done a few concept designs for them.  Here is a teeshirt Idea I doodled a few months back. Go check them out if your are ever up in Santa Rosa.

fogbelt redwood tree design
Fogbelt Brewery teeshirt idea

I should point out that the Shultz Museum is only a few blocks away so make it a day trip. Good beer and good cartoons what more you you ask for?

painting robot

Drawing Chopper with my WaterColorBot

Just finished building my WaterColorBot.  It’s super fantastic awesome!  I thought it would be fun to have my new drawing robot draw more robots, so I put it to work drawing Chopper from Star Wars Rebels. Here is a little time-lapse of WaterColorBot doing its thing.

star wars rebels droid

Ceramic Chopper

My five year old son and I collaborated to make this lovely little ceramic Chopper C1-10P USB storage jar. He was taking a potter class at the local community center. chopper is his favorite character from Star Wars Rebels, the show i’m currently storyboarding on.

Droid data stoage
Droid data stoage

Jesus saves often

Nothing is more frustrating than loosing hours of work because of a program crash but cursing your computer won’t resurrect that lost data.  Instead, do the right thing and plan ahead.  Do what Jesus would do, save often and make daily backups.

Digital Art PSA
Don’t let crash demons ruin your day. Do the right thing. Save your artwork often.

Backyard brush

Over the weekend i painted a bit of the backyard with these terrible, bottom of the shelf, acrylic paints. Honestly the worst paints i’ve ever used in my life. Brand new and half the tubes had solidified. To make things worse the only brushes around the house were Silas’ cheapo plastic ones from Ikea. I couldn’t have had a worse setup but still it was a breath of fresh air to get away from my digital art desk, even if it was just for an hour or two.

acrylic on canvas bush painting
Looking out the kitchen window

The Jimtown Store

One of my favorite drawing spaces. The Jimtown store in Alexander Valley is a cozy bit of home. It is beyond charming. Last sunday I spent the morning painting there. Here is the view from the corner table.

Alexander valley jimtown store painting
inside the Jimtown Store

Jet lag painting

The time difference between Hong Kong and the Bay Area is cruel. I’ve been at Lucasfilm for a week now and am still struggling to deal with the jet lag. Since I can’t sleep I figure I might as well paint. Here’s my little drowsy eyed, late night doodle.

made up ocean doodle
A late night ocean doodle

Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

This morning I had to go to central Hong Kong for a CPR class and brought with me a bag full of gouache paints in anticipation of finding something to paint. Passed though the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens on my way home. It is a stunning place to say the least. I was blown away by this gorgeous park. Spend an hour or so drawing by the aviary and primate cages then sat beneath this magnificent grove to paint. I’m looking forward to my next visit.

 Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
A tree study, at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens