Sunday, November 27, 2011

newer stuff

here's the owls again, monotone with a little more detail.   Included is a  sneak peek of my next project.  Enjoy.

owls owls owls

this looks weird right now...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I am not ashamed

For all you narwhal seekers, who happen to like Mucha this is the thing for you.  Oh, and I'm riding naked on one. Yeah, I'm riding on the unicorn of the sea.  Jealous?  Your sarcastic "No" isn't fooling anyone.  You ARE jealous, and that's just pathetic.   But if you want to go Narwhal riding I can take you.  Clothes aren't permitted. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

More New Stuff

These things are yet to be finished, but I thought I'd share them with you anyway.  Owls.  A LOT of owls.  Owls upon owls upon owls.  I've wanted to do this piece for a long time.  I mean, seriously, who doesn't love owls?  the only thing that compares are ostrich's.  I'm going to add some shading in there, which will give a little more interest, and for anyone who wants this as a poster, i can write their product name in the stars as constellation.  

owls: all different types and species

Also, here is a color study of my next project.  it's not final yet, but i thought it would be fun to include it.  Plus, who doesn't like nawhals?? ...Seriously who doesn't like narwhals?


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Busy past few weeks

Hopefully this makes up for the past couple of times I haven't posted.  The first is a t-shirt design I did for a band, they haven't done anything with it so it's up for grabs.  The second is a poster I finished recently that I'm particularly proud of.  I think that the frame is great, but you guys can be the judge of that.  If you like any of my images, go ahead and share it on your blogs.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


If there is one thing I can honestly say that I've studied my entire life, it's X-men. Of course I stopped when it started being stupid, but I still consider myself an expert.  So when my brain asked me to make this drawing, I was like "Heck yeah!  That'd be neat!!"   Any questions?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Here is another drawing I did, I thought it would be fun to put a bunch of pixelated owls in the background so I did.  Make hooting noises and annoy your neighbors.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Turtle study

So I've recently been playing with Corel painter 12.  This program, floods you with different brushes and styles and I decided that I would do a study of my turtle, Osca.  I think that digital media is the hardest to master, and being so far from mastering it myself, I thought that I would just share my process even if I don't know what the heck I'm talking about.

I made a light colored canvas layer.  With watercolor you always start from light to dark, which is contrary to other painting mediums.  The same goes for digital painting when trying to recreate the look of watercolor. 

Textured canvas

 Second I added some more texture, admittedly I added some texture in later on this same layer when I completed the turtle.


texture layer
Above I made one shell layer with tones (left) and then a detail one on top of it.  This was the easiest part, since I used the symmetry tool I could do twice the work in half the amount of time.

 Here I added legs and head, I followed the same process as above, making tones first and following up with detail.

 above is the difference between Corel painter 12 and Photoshop.  This is the most dramatic difference I've seen between the two when loading the same file into the two programs.  In Corel painter, the layers used were 'Gel' Layers, when in Photoshop they opened as 'Darken'
Layers.  You could tweek the difference though.  I just thought I would include it, so you could plan on there being a difference.  Try the program out for yourself and tell me what you think.  Have fun with your masterpieces

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Poster Time.

Here is a poster I did for Spencer Russell.  The guy on the poster doesn't want you to miss it.  You should listen to him.  He knows best.  Other people will be there too.  He's aware of that.
You have one week to prepare for this show.  I bet you could find enough pennies in seven eleven parking lots to get 2 dollars by next Saturday.  I'll see you there.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


This is touching on a darker subject.  I may redo this piece in the future, to make it read a little better but I thought I'd share it with you.

p.s. I'm not depressed.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Here's a gnome sketch

I saw this little guy running away from the sun, but then he tripped and hit his head on a rock.  His brain was scattered everywhere.  Rest in peace little gimp.

Friday, September 9, 2011


Ratfist is a web comic by Doug TenNapel(you know, the guy that made Earthworm Jim).  I've read his other works, and they're incredible.  You should check this one out. Did I mention that it was free?

Ratfist and Milt defeating MonkeyTrout

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Not much is too much

So the busy season is upon us, and unfortunately I don't have anything here's some old stuff.  this was on my facebook page and I thought I would put it on here too, since I don't have any new stuff today.  I look at it and see the bad and good in it.  ignore the bad. 

Cranky pants

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Summer Has Ended

It's time to say goodbye to summer and hello to work again. That or play Angry Birds all day. Yeah, I'll just do that.

Die Pigs Die (That's German for Thee Pigs Thee)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

V for Vendetta

Here's a Guy Fawkes mask, recently made famous by V, from V for vendetta.  Enjoy it.  Anarchy forever!

V for Vendetta oil painting

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Donatello, the smart one, and obviously the best character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game for nintendo.   That game was impossible, I had to youtube the ending, and was I ever disappointed...
Anyway, all you ninja turtle fans out there will appreciate this one.  I should probably apologize that it's not Raphael, but I wont.

On a side note if any of you want to see the saddest thing in your life (and by saddest, I mean funniest) click here

Monday, August 22, 2011

Dr. Zaius

I'm honest in saying that the first time I heard of Planet of the Apes was through a Simpsons episode.  I enjoyed the original movie afterward, and when Tim Burton filmed a remake I was super excited.  After watching that one I was super disappointed.  For all you who are wondering, I haven't seen "Rise of the Planet of the Apes".  Point being, you have The Simpsons to thank for this next painting:

Dr. Zaius acrylic ground

Dr. Zaius Oil painting

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Nacho Libre is quite possibly the best thing that Nickelodeon has ever brought to the world.  I know what your thinking, "Oh, Avatar the Last Air Bender is so much better!"  well, they pretty much screwed that one over with the movie didn't they?  So as long as there's no sequel I think that I'm safe to say that  it's the best thing that they haven't tarnished with their money grabbing schemes.  Oh yeah, I was telling you about how much I love this movie...A lot.

Nacho Libre Acrylic Ground

Here's just a little view into my process.
Nacho Libre Oil finish

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Oompa-Loompas, kings of improv

From Loompaland, found in the Atlantic Ocean, have emerged some of the oddest creatures in the world.  Hunted by Whangdoodles, Dickgobblers, Hornswogglers and Snozzywangers...wait...those names are freaking hilarious!  Well point being, they exist.  check it.

Oompa Loompa acrylic

Oompa Loompa oil finished

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fauns, Bird, and a Joel

Hello my Toasted Followers! This week has been quite busy and fun. I've been working a lot on my paintings, but I've been working on some different digital techniques as well. First off I have a painting that I did of Faun from Pan's Labyrinth. I'm amazed at the incredible creatures that Guillermo Del Toro comes up with. He also did the Hellboy movies. I recommend that you check them out. Also, check out Doug Jones(he played El Fauno). He seems to be in quite a few movies with makeup. He was in Warriors of Virtue, Mimic, Hellboy, Lady in the Water to name a few. Guillermo Del Toro made Pan's Labyrinth and said to Doug Jones that he HAD to be in the movie. Doug Jones was ecstatic to be in it, but reluctant when he heard it was in Spanish. He worked really hard to say his lines in Spanish, but his accent wasn't up to par so Del Toro had his lines dubbed. He also played the Pale Man. check it out and let me know what you think.


This next illustration I put together in photoshop. I just was playing around with the colors and was concerned with how the background was going to turn out, but I think I did a fairly decent job.

I just love the idea of any animal with slippers.
 This final piece is just a new style I've been working on. I get frustrated with photoshop sometimes because I'm a lot more used to illustrator. I feel like I can control a lot more. I didn't want to do a self portrait so I asked my roommate if he wanted one. If you like it then maybe I can do one for you reader. Email me at and we'll work something out.

If you like what you see, and I hope you do, feel free to to tell a friend or two. Bless you!

Heart, Toast

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Here's the latest in the series. He's red. He loves cats. He files off huge horns in order to look normal and pass through doors. He smells like peanuts. If you haven't seen Hellboy than check him out. He's played by Ron Perlman who is awesome! Enjoy!

Hellboy Acrylic

Hellboy Final

Sunday, July 31, 2011

"Is it dead?"

How often have we hit a giant, hairy man thinking he was Bigfoot?  If only I had a quarter for every time that happened.  When I was a kid I thought this movie was so touching, and compassionate, it really taught me a thing or two about life, than I grew up and was all "This movie doesn't make sense." I guess some things make more since when you're a kid.

Harry and the Hendersons Acrylic

Harry and the Hendersons Final

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Land of the Lost

I've been on a kick of watching the old 1974 series of "The Land of the Lost".   You may remember the movie that came out a little while ago starring Will Ferrell.  Well, the show is WAY better.  It has puppet dinosaurs, people in costumes, and claymation.  Here's a Sleestak from the series.   Enjoy!

 Acrylic Sleestak:
Finished Sleestak:

Sunday, July 24, 2011


"Goonies never say die", and neither does are love for what's his name who played sloth.  Let's be honest, he made that movie.  Isn't Sloth everyone's favorite character? Who else could say, "Baby... Ruth" and make it the catch phrase of the 80's?  not to mention, "Rocky...Road?" and of course, "Hey you guys!". So, it was only natural to paint him, it was like a self portrait.  After all, don't we have a little Sloth in all of us?

 Sloth after the acrylic ground
The finished piece

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bear Boy: Chapter one

The soon to come public online comic book!  The best part is that it's free!  I'll be writing the first chapter and based on the public response, i.e. your comments, you finish the story.  that's right,  YOU WRITE THE STORY.  isn't that great?  Here's the cover for the first chapter(soon to come). 

Have fun writing the story, my toasted public.  I'll be keeping busy drawing your ideas.  feel free to comment or e-mail, or just walk up to me and tell me in the street what you want the next scene to be.  And hey, if it sucks....well it'll be your fault. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Weenie the Pooh in theatres July 15

So, I didn't do too much this week and I don't want to finish the project I started, so here's what I got done:

Thursday, June 30, 2011


It's been awhile since I've last posted, so I thought I'd let you see something for FREE!There is a free sculpting program called sculptris that's really helpful when you want to make a reference.  Here's what I worked on this morning:

You can download the program(for free!) here  Enjoy it and post what you've done!