Monday, December 29, 2008

christmas eve

broke out the nintendo ds for a christmas eve quick study out the back window.
probably my very first 'white christmas'.
hope everyones having a lovely holiday.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Christmas Clarinetist.
Oils on board 9x5

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

More rats

almost there.
were approaching the big finale of the year of the rat.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

A Day Later

ahh, whata difference a day makes- these guys were a little more like what I was imagining yesterday.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Marin Memories

I remember I went back to paint this spot again only to discover that hill of trees is now a hill of gray condos. Cant stop the progress.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Lenny Rogers

Last Halloween my friend Alan dressed up as Kenny Rogers hypothetical washed up brother, Lenny (shown here on this card I made). He really cracked me up. Anyways- its actually Alan's Birthday today, so Happy Birthday to you Mr Alan Harris!
Oh by the way, Alan is a fantastic film maker- be sure to check out his shorts on;

Monday, November 17, 2008

3 more of 1

one particular part looked right, so I offered a few more options of the one.

Friday, November 14, 2008


I often get asked for new gun designs and being someone whos mom really frowned upon such subjects, Im always happy to oblige.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fortress of Solitude

I wanted another shot of this secret spot I did earlier this week. This time I used photoshop instead of the ds. Anyhow, we all have that imagined fortress of solitude, and thats definitely mine.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Secret Spot

This weeks submission to the "colors" nintendo DS challenge.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

dog head concept

I dont have any actual photos of my Halloween outfit but it was something like this;
Fun project, super easy- Id like to build more one day... perhaps a whole pack of dogs in suits....

Friday, October 31, 2008

Head gear

A sneak peak of my Halloween "hat" on the work stand last night. Ill try and get another shot of it completed later today or tomorrow...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Lots of people have been talking about really bringing Halloween back in 2008.
Have a great and safe Holiday you kids.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sketchbook Review

This sketchbook review has been on deck for quite sometime-
check it out-
or Last Outpost Art Book Review link to the right.
Also, I posted a new sketchbook page of my very own, a child site I have definitely neglected over the past to the right...

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Bougareau Study with the Nintendo DS

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905)
Such an amazing Artist and a couple paintings up in the European section of the Met.
This and a few more sketches can be found in my Nintendo DS "Colors" Gallery here, or the link to the right.
Stay cool as cucumbers all you kids.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I went out to Governors island last weekend with SCampbsos and the ferry over there docks underneath this awesome structure that I just couldnt help imagining as a workshop/studio, (one of my favorite things to fantasize about). Figured I sketch it out from my memory- since its all old tyme jules verney looking- I gave it a steampunk prop/pedestrian- still need to work out that robot a bit better but I sure would like to move into that overhead shop.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Monday, September 08, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

paint box opening

Rhode was laughing at me on the rapid complicated dance I have to preform when setting up my easel- Im sure everyone has their own individual way to do it, but this is the order I usually do it in.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Photo Backdrops

I had the unique opportunity to help a friend work on some large backdrops for a photoshoot. Had a really good time making these, as anyone could imagine- painting really big was super liberating. Fun project.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008


A rough for a soccer story Im working on.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hand modeling

I picked up a fun little side job today being a hand model. If youve never modeled before, let me tell you, its a lot of waiting around. Luckily I had my modbook with me and some time to break out a couple quick color studies of a cake shoot they were working on.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Tekkon Kinkreet 2 Art Book Set

I finally wrote up a quick review for the amazing 2 volume set of art books for my favorite feature animated film of all time, Tekkon Kinkreet.
Checkout the Last Outpost Art Book Review to the right, or link here.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Modified Mac

Thanks for reminding me to mention this modbook Ive been sitting on for the last month or so. They tear off the screen of a 2.4 Ghz macbook and replace the keyboard and track pad with what essentially is 13 inch wacom cintiq digitizer- so basically its a slate style tablet running leopard with the 512 levels of pressure sensitivity and surface texture of the cintiq. Ive been using this program alias/autodesk made for tablet pc's called Sketchbook pro- its a really great sketch application, the interface is super simple- just a few tools which takes a minimal amount of screen space. When I take something beyond the sketch phase, I import to photoshop, but for sketching on site or on the couch the sketchbook pro program is way better. Ive used quite a few tablet pcs, but none of them have as good of an actual drawing surface (its usually slick and plastic-y feeling) and I can really tell the difference between the 256 levels of pressure of all the tablet pc's, and the 512 of this mac modbook. Its probably the most impressive thing the surface and screen sensitivity. Also, the modbook has an internal dvd/cd drive which is absent for the entire field of tablet pc's. I could care less about whats better- the macs or the pc's, but you know- I really like the latest leopard operating system- its clearly way better than Microsoft Vista which is terrible on my other tablet pc.
Some people think the modbook is heavy and gets really hot, well, its heavy and gets really hot but not any heavier than the macbook and not any hotter. I have had some issues where the cursor will jump to the apple icon all by itself- which is definitely a big problem people are having (and the company who does the modification doesnt seem to be able to do anything about it)- but it seems to have recently stopped jumping.
So that jumping cursor and the fact that I waited over a year to receive the actual modbook both leave me a bit sour on the transaction- at the same time, its a brilliant piece of hardware and Im really really happy with it.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

At Met with my Modbook

Finally broke out the modbook for some on site sketching- it worked out great- so much more accurate than the little ds... still a little tough to sketch with it while standing but not that bad!

Monday, June 09, 2008


mmmm color.
5x7 oil on linen board
I like the linen- recommended

Sunday, June 08, 2008

way up river sketch

4x7 oil on a piece of cardboard

Friday, June 06, 2008

early bird

Ive been getting up early and strapping the ole easle to my bike and headin out for a morning painting. Its light out, and of course nice and warm at 530 here! Fun.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


makin collages and editing/painting over the top with photochop.

Friday, May 30, 2008

hot rod in ds gallery

hot rods and more in the nintendo ds gallery link to right-

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


i like the flaking paint on the boards.
5x8 oil on some cardboard

Thursday, May 22, 2008


June means time to paint.
This is actually that Courbet which I took quite a few liberties with...
Who's ready to paint!?
oil on oak panel 5x7

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Quickstudies at the Met

I forgot to look to see who actually painted this particular masterpiece. american wing closed until 2009? what?

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Tribute to Courbet

Some Courbet quickstudies at The Met with the DS. I'll post a few more from this day here at my Nintendo DS Gallery- link to the right-

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Colors Gallery now up!!

I added a new gallery, Nintendo DS Painting to my art gallery section to the right. I'll be posting the sketches I make with my Nintendo DS Lite there, instead of here on the Last Outpost page.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

New Link ENBs Nintendo DS Gallery

Alright- Ive been doing enough DS sketching to just make a seperate area to keep this stuff.. stay tuned for the En-bsDSGallery coming really soon.

Monday, February 25, 2008


Feeling obligated to post something. Ive been working on some quick tank designs.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Nintendo DS Madness continues

Still kinda stuck on doodling with the DS. The interface and size of it makes it so easy to work with. Also it's really encouraging to work with more color- Ive been striving to get more graphic shapes onto the page, and its so much easier when you have quick access to a full palette of color and value to break the page up with. Also- its actually its nice to not have an undo button- that button is the greatest- but its really no help...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

On the Train with the Nintendo DS

You can really quickly and easily paint anywhere now.
Details on the program "colors" below.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Yellow sky before the snow

Just an hour or two after this a huge snow storm blew through.. next time the sky is all yellow like that I will know its on the way...
-painted on a Nintendo DS lite -details below-

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Clear Crisp Day

Couple more color sketches- details on this cool program "colors" are in the post below. Check it out!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

Out The Window With My Nintendo DS lite 01

Thanks to Joe Ching and Greg Knight for pointing out to me this great little paint program for the Nintendo DS Lite called "Colors". Its really fun and has a nice simple interface so you can paint anywhere. Its been cold so I sit on top of the heater and sketch out the window. Some people are really getting impressive results- all of which can be seen in the colors gallery. A really cool aspect to this is that it records your strokes so you can play back anyones painting and see their process. Choice!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Heads, Cars, and Buildings

Would like to take this cityscape a few more steps forward....maybe... I like that sketch.
More sketchbook art can be found by clicking the sketchbook link to the right.