Sketchbook Exhibition Tonight

I post a lot of photos from my sketchbooks, but I rarely get the chance to sit down with someone and go through what’s happening on the pages. I’m happy to announce that I am part of the “Sketchbook Exhibition & Under-$200 Show” at the Writ & Vision​ gallery and bookstore (Provo, UT), opening Friday, … Continue reading

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The Last 4 Years

4 years ago I doodled a cute little vampire boy in my sketchbook. Since that first little drawing, Harold the vampire: -has starred in his own all-ages graphic novel (Upside Down: A Vampire Tale) -is in another upcoming Upside Down book (that’s right!) -has sparked the creation of 3 other Halloween-themed children’s books: Rumpus on … Continue reading

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SOME DRAWINGS THAT I DREW

A few sketches from last week.

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HOW TO MAKE A GRAPHIC NOVEL (2/7)

(Continued from Part 1) HOW DOES A COMIC WORK? One of the big questions we are asking in class is “how does a comic work?” Of course we want to know what a comic is and how to make one, but we’re doing so from the inside-out. We’re taking it apart to understand it. For … Continue reading

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DRAWINGS FROM MY SKETCHBOOK

A few pages from my sketchbook. I love exploring the qualities of graphite and ink together–a fine pair, don’t you think?

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NEW DRAWINGS

New Drawings A few drawings from a rare night of sketching digitally. I’ve been revisiting Hockney’s Secret Knowledge in anticipation of my camera lucida and dreaming of the possibilities within drawing. I like the way I think when I am drawing. When I am drawing, I am working to understand both the subject and the medium, … Continue reading

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A PRICELESS SKETCHBOOK

(reposted from Doodler’s Anonymous) The ideas, doodles and concepts drawn in sketchbooks can often breed some of the most exceptional and lasting things. It’s the way Doodlers Anonymous was thought up and believe it or not, it’s also the way many of the icons and fonts on the Apple Mac were originally devised. In 1982, Susan Kare, a … Continue reading

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ELEPHANT DRAWINGS

My wife’s favorite animal is the elephant, so over the last ten years I’ve drawn a lot of ’em. I thought it would be fun to pull some of them out of hiding and see how they all look together. This is a page from last week’s sketchbook:

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MORE SKETCHES

Drawing is the best. It’s my first love and I’m always trying to squeeze in a few more doodles. Who needs sleep when you can draw?! It’s just as important for me to draw just to mess around and play as it is for me to develop drawings and concepts for projects. If it wasn’t … Continue reading

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