Friday, December 2, 2011

New Testament Sketches 11

I decided I was getting tired of posting these so slowly. Here are some more pics from set. Enjoy!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Testament Sketches 8

James was our resident scriptorian. If anyone had a question about how something happened in the scriptures, he was the go-to guy. He's also an accomplished illustrator. Here's a link to his iStock illustration portfolio.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Testament Sketches 7

This is one of my favorite sketches from set. Jason the Assistant Director. He later corrected me on the sunflower seeds; it was actually gum he was always chewing. All the other details are entirely accurate.

Apart from being a cool guy, Jason was also known for his signature, "Rolling rolling, quiet please!" to shush the cast and crew.

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Break from NT Project: Walking

Whenever I hit a creative roadblock, I go for a walk. It helps shake loose the thoughts that have been caking themselves onto the sides of my brain. Here are some thoughts from today's jaunt. Sorry if you can't read the chicken scratch.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Testament Sketches 5

Dave, who played Caiaphas, probably has the best voice of anyone since Christopher Lee. He also had a really cool – and very imposing – costume. Oh, and in his day job, Dave is an architect.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

New Testament Sketches 4

Sleeping on set is entirely normal, and it sometimes happens in the oddest places. This is one of the actors napping on a very hard staircase.

Friday, November 4, 2011

New Testament Sketch 3

Ben: widely regarded as possessing the best beard ever. Not only did his beard look like actual head hair, but it flowed like Charlton Heston only dreamed.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Testament Sketch 2

Here's a quick image of Alex, the ever-helpful, prepared, and really nice Production Assistant Extraordinaire!

Monday, October 31, 2011

New Testament Film Sketches 1

From early August until the end of September, I worked on a New Testament film for the LDS Church. If you've ever worked on a film, you know there's lots of downtime between shots. To make use of this time, I sketched the people and set pieces around me. For the next few days, I'll be posting my drawings from the set, perhaps with a little descriptive text.

If you're unfamiliar with the project, here are a few videos to get you up to speed:

The sketch below is where we shot The Pool of Bethesda sequence. The area also doubled for several other locations. In mid-September, the clouds often looked like they were going to pound us with rain, but that rarely happened. It always seemed to rain during lunch breaks or at night, so our shooting went on uninterrupted!

And here's a pic from the set.

Can you tell which bearded guy is me?

If you want to see the gallery of official photographs from the set (what's been released so far), take a look at this link.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Cross Country Kid

I still think there needs to be a good movie about high school cross country. It would either be a comedy or a tragedy. Or both.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Search Your Feelings

This article validates everything I've ever said about the Star Wars saga. Thanks, Wired. I can now like you on facebook.

Monday, October 10, 2011

I'm Back

Done with shooting. (More details about that soon.)

And although it's a bit late, here's a quick doodle of Mr. Jobs. Thanks for the Mac, Steve.

Friday, July 22, 2011


After a long, protracted, unannounced blogging hiatus, I've decided to go on a long, protracted, announced blogging hiatus. Some of you may know that I'm going to be shooting a film in the next few months. I'm also trying to focus on actually getting a children's book published. In addition to that, I'm working my tail off at The Art Institute of SLC to get the graphic design program where it needs to be. And I have a ton of freelance stuff going on. So basically, blogging has become a distraction, and for now I need to focus my attentions elsewhere.

See you in a few months!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


A few sketches of people I saw at a recent concert. Yeah, I draw people during concerts. It's probably not proper etiquette, but at least I don't leave my cell phone on.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pig and Cat

Recently finished a project for Here's the cover from a short 5-page little book I did for them. Kinda fun. More info to come.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Cars 2

A few weeks in, this Washington Post article sums up my own feelings about Pixar's latest. It ain't 'zactly Shakespeare, but it does what it intends.

Oh, and yes I'm alive. Just been really busy.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wendy McNaughton

Wendy McNaughton's documentary illustration series is awesome*. I especially like the documentary she writes about the San Fransisco Public Library. Take a look here.

Libraries are the best, by the way.

* Quick disclaimer: some of her other documentaries have language you might not want to read.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Graphic Novel Project

Kristin Royer and I are working on a graphic novel! Below are a few images, without any of the accompanying word bubbles. If you want to see the big versions of these images, go to Kristin's site dedicated to pitching the project.

Kristin wanted me to desaturate the colors for the beginning of the story, and once we move into the more magical part of the tale, she wanted things to get more vibrant. I went for a very sketchy, loose drawing style that I think works well.

Hope you like!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pixar Awesomeness

I stumbled upon this lovely image today while doing some research for a project. It's from a post in Vanity Fair, but I found it on Pixar Talk. I love that all the characters are accurately scaled – and, they're completely in character.

Which one's your favorite?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thriving Family Illustration

I finished this illustration for Thriving Family magazine a few months ago. Now that the issue is out, I can finally post the image.

This article is about welcoming adopted children into blended families. The art director wanted vibrant colors and wanted to show a family with diverse ethnicities. Hope you like! And check out the magazine; it has some great articles.