I am getting in the mood to start painting again. Here is a concept that I want to work on, I would like to do it in a cartoon/vector style. Its a start.

audreyAudrey Kawasaki is my spotlight artist. Her work has a very precise technical style and is heavily influenced by manga and Art Nouveau.

She  can be found on the web at: http://www.audrey-kawasaki.com

She also updates her online journal frequently with new work and work in progress: http://i-seldom-do.livejournal.com/


Where did I go for a week? Work got busy and I have been staying late and not getting to my own personal projects. I know it is not any excuse, I have been working on some new ideas and sketches are going to come back, I promise. The next few sketches are going to be concepts for some paintings I would like to work on in the coming months. I need to catch up. Enjoy!

andyhoppFantasy illustrator Andy Hopp is my artist spotlight today. He is well known for his weird creature illustrations and concept art. He has a very unique illustration style that he carries over not only to his drawings and concept art but also to his graphic design work and web design work. His illustrations are showcased in dozens of published games and books, and he has also written several books and organized some fun conventions.

If you are looking for some interesting creature illustrations and monster galleries take a peek at his work.

He can be found on the web at: http://www.andyhopp.com

I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do.


Sorry for the sketches of the day being very sporadic, at least they are close to everyday. I know it is not an excuse. I have been getting a burst than a creative block. I think its this weather pattern, we go from having some sun to being gloomy. Meh. I am trying to keep focused with all my creative stuff, I enjoy it but I need to sit down and hunker on an idea and just get something rolling for everyone to enjoy.

n260445414600_5715Carrie Haddad Photographs is pleased to announce our first exhibition of the new year, Birgit Blyth: Recent Work, which will be on view from January 14, 2010 through February 21, 2010. Also on exhibit will be a series of photographs, “10 Days in Alaska” by Michael Sibilia. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Saturday, January 16, from 6 pm to 8 pm. All are invited to attend.

To learn more about the event and the artists please visit Carrie Haddad Gallery Website.

If you want to get up-to-date information you can follow the gallery on Facebook, click here.


Just something random – figure I doodle some guards and warrior outfits. Nothing fancy just something simple to get in the groove.


Nothing to exciting tonight just another Gnome. Going to get back to some of those ideas that were taken out of the Think Tank this past week and keep working on them. I will talk to you all soon. Enjoy.


While wandering the web for environment concept art I stumbled across this amazing young artist from Tehran, Ehsan Dabbaghi. He has a portfolio located at CGsociety: Society of Digital Artists. He has a nice mix of computer graphic paintings, environment drawings, 3d models and more.

The majority of his work focuses on fantasy and environment design.