Sunday, November 16, 2008

How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Timm

Ok, first off let me point out that Shane Glines actually posted a comment on my blog. I haven't felt this giddy since Jen Lerew refused my marriage proposal. One day Jen, one day. Then again, if Mr. Glines looks half as good as his sketches...

So I'm continuing my 'Net studies and have done up another page of some Timms.

The ones in pencils are done straight from some Timm originals and the others are just done without reference with a plain 'ol pen and marker.

These are just a couple of sketches I did just trying to incorporate the Timm style. The lower leg/feet I've found to be a problem.

As far as what's next, I'll figure out as I go; hopefully some sketches with the feet actually included in the next round...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Girls, Girls, Girls

Over the past few weeks I've been feeling a little under confident about my style; certain sketches I had just looked like...Well, like horrid crap from the 7th level of hell to be quite honest. So I've gone back and revisited some strong influencers. I figured a good place to start would be just some girlies.

Bruce Timm

Jen Lerew

Shane Glines/Bill Presing

Monday, October 27, 2008

I Bare All (figuratively speaking of course)

Nudity and myself: truly a combination worth visualizing. Here's a quickie I threw into photoshop:

And here's the pencils for the second panel in my ad campaign entitled "Gravity Kills".

Monday, October 13, 2008

Gravity Kills 2: Gravity's Revenge

Ok, here's the colored piece...Hopefully a couple more panels to come soon.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Gravity Kills

Not that anyone but Matt and some creepy, balding, middle-aged guy named Allison cares, but here's another little sketch. I'll probably add a couple other panels and make a public service announcement comic out of it. So stay tuned for more panels and some gosh darned color...

Wow, superman has really let himself go.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


No pitch and no sleep make Tal a dull boy No pitch and no sleep make Tal a dull boy No pitch and no sleep make Tal a dull boy No pitch and no sleep make Tal a dull boy No pitch and no sleep make Tal a dull boy No pitch and no sleep make Tal a dull boy No pitch and no sleep make Tal a dull boy No pitch and no sleep make Tal a dull boy No pitch and no sleep make Tal a dull boy No pitch and no sleep make Tal a dull boy No pitch and no sleep make Tal a dull boy No pitch and no sleep make Tal a dull boy

Work, pitch, and the occasional restroom break; life's become quite simple in its redundancy lately. I've had only 2 sketches within the last month that were not pitch related...Here's one of them:

Oh Squiddy, you silly little bastard.

And this was a much anticipated design for the back of some tennis warmups; I think it turned out quite well.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Alas, Stan Lee Comic!...'Nuff said.

Oh boy, if you guys like crappily rendered dialogue bubbles and even crappier page layouts, are you in for a treat. With that said LA has been pretty good; I have gained some weight by staying at my parents house. I've always considered food to be my greatest vice...Well that, and little boys. Oh and by the way, the pedophile jokes are out in full force these days soooo WATCH OUT! And just so everyone stops asking I work as an IT Specialist at CSU Dominguez Hills. I could fix your computer, for a nominal fee of your last born child of course (they just keep comin').

So on to the Creme de la Creme of it all! On 4th of July Stan Lee visited my great hometown of Palos Verdes to speak at it's 47th Annual Independence Day Celebration. I got his signature and shook his hand and told him what an inspiration he had been in my life. Unfortunately he had to leave early so I wasn't able to take a picture with him but overall a great day...Well, except at this one point; I dunno, it just got weird. I recreated the incident so you may all judge for yourself.


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Lord, I was born a Ramblin' Man

I should start off by saying that I'm moving back to LA. San Diego has been more than kind to me for the duration of my stay but I feel it's time to reconnect with my roots. That, and the fact that people from San Diego are really zombie-robot-vikings that feed on the innocence and decency of society... Hmm, it's a wonder it didn't work out between us.

I've also started a new sketch book so I figured that I'd start with some basics to get into the mood. Sometimes I feel that dimming the lights and playing an Al Green record really gets the fire burning between my sketchbook and I. But for those who just want to get into the down and dirty, there are always hands...

... followed by more hands

And finally, my San Antonio Spurs are down 0-2 in a best-of-seven series against the LA Lakers (and yes I do live in LA, and yes I do hate the Lakers). So here's an oldy but a goody in hope they start making a series out of it. GO SPURS GO!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The time is near

Pitches so close, I can taste 'em... Hooray!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

(sing along) What if Saaatan waaaas one of uuuuus

Well, first off I should state that the casting for The Mole is indeed complete, and considering the fact that I had not received a call, it's probably safe to assume that I was not chosen to participate. I'm not bitter and am confident in the fact that the producers and hi-level execs had not made, nor will ever make a mistake in their casting decisions.

So let us move on and see what's on tap. I've been fairly busy re-working my portfolio so I haven't had time to update as often I as I'd like. I've also had to rescan some things as a result of a malfunctioned flash stick. I kind of, sort of, may or may not had it on me while I went surfing...

...Soooo I finally got this piece colored although I may still go back and add some blood splatters and perhaps dirty it up a bit. Overall though I'm mighty pleased with its appearance.

My 14th personality has problems

And here's a quick sketch of a toker gettin' busted because the devil above told me to draw it.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Beardless and Randomness

Well the beard has been cut once more, but like Sampson, the true vigor lies within my long, flowing black locks... All hail the mighty 'do.

Any who, much randomness has occurred since last we spoke. With destiny putting a damper on my career goals and you know, my aspirations and what not, I've decided to broaden the window of opportunity. It's become a very large window to say the least. Some of you may remember the short lived reality tv show, "The Mole" from the earlier part of the decade. Well it just so happens that they recently had an open cast call in San Diego, so I figured, why the hell not...

40 min of footage + 1 night of editing=

I wanted several more shots to be included but overall I'm pretty pleased with the way it has turned out, all considering. Thank God for iMovie; I used Final Cut to upload the clips but since I don't have the software I had to sneak into Art Institute of San Diego to use it. Unfortunately their hours suck and I had to leave early but not before I converted all of the clips into quicktime movie files. Then I just put it all together in iMovie which is practically retards' Final Cut Pro. Duuhhh, thanks Apple, you're the bestest!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Well I just want to say that trying to draw after a long trip sucks ass! It's as if I need a vacation from taking a vacation. Hmmm, that's actually not a bad idea...

...Let's see; first I'd need a horribly drawn pretty girl...

...and possibly one more for good measure...

...and then maybe Satan could emerge out of some guy for no apparent reason!!

I'll try to paint this one and post it back real quick like.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Panama trip 'n B-Day

Well long story short: Went to Panama, surfed a lot, turned 24 years old today, aaand Kubrick says hi...Now for the pics.

View from our Panama City hotel


Me again

Kinda glad I hadn't caught this one

Some cool Israeli people we met. The front and middle guys on the left are my younger and older brothers, respectively. It so happens that the guy in the middle is also named Tal.

I caught this 25 lb. yellow-fin tuna with my bear hands

Drew this in Panama...

...After which I drew this; Best birthday ever