Saturday, May 22, 2021


 Here are some slightly cartoonier primate sketches from this morning.

Friday, May 21, 2021

sketches from zoo shows - focus on primates

Now that the crazy man is gone, the news has been boring so I now watch a lot of zoo shows in the morning and like to sketch the animals (and some of the people too).

Here are some of our closest relatives.


Naturalists are among my heroes.

So are prosimians.

Here are some kids at the zoo about to meet a tame flying wombat or something.


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Some Color Stuff

Here's a faux UPA-ish sort of family.

And the original sketch.
And an alternate for purple fans.

 An alien evolved from jellyfish.

Mr. Toastman and Stinky

And speaking of color, there are some new stickers available:

 and a deluxe pack of Binto Blop and Aliens:

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Negative Space Exercises

 I sometimes doodle characters with the idea of using negative space between them. Negative space in general makes things read more clearly and it also helps me with character design. 

After I draw one character on a page I try to make the next one fit into the negative spaces of the other one's silhouette.  The more characters I draw on the page the more challenging it becomes to fit a new character between the negative spaces of the surrounding characters.

This forces me to draw shapes that I might not otherwise think of if I was just drawing straight ahead.

Here are some HB style animals as examples:

..and some random animals

..some humans

I've also been working on some beatnik mice. A friend suggested I call them "Squeakniks".

I put some on T shirts.

If you like any you can find them here: