Thursday, March 22, 2012

Custom Bellicose Bunny for Nathan Hamill's Bellicosity

Has it really been almost 4 months since my last blog post?!  Holidays, family, and work have been keeping me plenty occupied.  I did find time to squeeze in a custom for Nathan Hamill's Bellicosity Custom Group Show opening tomorrow night at Toy Art Gallery in LA.

When I got the blank I knew immediately that I wanted to separate the bunny from the carrot, but didn't want to treat it as a rocket.  A few sketches later and I came up with two droid companions that would be sidekicks to the Bunny.

Check out the featured artists participating and get on over to TAG 3/23-4//6 and check out the incredible work on display!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Designer Con 2011

Designer Con 2011 is this Saturday, November 5th, at the Pasadena Convention Center!  I'm pleased to announce these incredible resin casts by Pretty In Plastic as my show exclusives.  They will be $60 a piece and limited to only 30 pieces for this run.  I'm offering up six juicy colours that complement the original Sketchbot series.

I'm also releasing a new Sketchbot print at the show!  This 13" x 19" Giclée print is priced at a very affordable $20.

Also, based on the overwhelming positive feedback from Instagram and NYCC, I'm pleased to have on hand a limited run of custom iPhone 4/4S Sketchbot cases!

Printed via Uncommon, these turned out extremely well. Pick up your favourite colour to match your Sketchbot purchase. Only 21 of these exist, and will go for $35 each.

I'm offering all seven Sketchbot stickers as a set for $5 or individual for $1 each.

I'll have plenty of Sketchbot T-Shirts available for $20 each.

I'll have on hand Sketchbot vinyl V1-V5, and the DIY's available for $35 a piece.
V6, due out in 2012, will be on display as well.

I've got lots of awesome Sketchbot content this year, so stop by Booth #434 and say hi!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sketchbot V5 NYCC Pre-Release

New York Comic Con is right around the corner, and I'm excited to return to NY to participate in my fourth NYCC.  I won't have my own booth this year, so I'll be doing the pre-release of Sketchbot Variant 5 with my good friends over at the My Plastic Heart booth, #879. Signing times have yet to be locked in, but I should be making an appearance sometime on Friday.  I'll have a small batch of brand new Sketchbot t-shirts on hand, along with a new, ltd. edition NYCC giclee print.  Be sure to check back for actual signing time and a view of the print and t-shirts that I'll have on hand!

Sketchbot X Stikalicious = iPad Wallpaper Fun!

This is pretty big news - I've been included in Series 1 of Chocoloate Soop's awesome new iPad app, Stikalicious!

The app is a free download and includes one complimentary sticker set. You can then make in-app purchases of your favourite artist's sticker sets, including custom backgrounds that you're free to mix 'n match any way you see fit.

As a extra bonus, I've designed two brand new, exclusive Sketchbots for Series 1 - Yellow variant w/crayon and Jet Black variant w/rapidograph.  I've also broken out the accessories, so you can choose from your favourite drawing tool to include with your wallpaper creations.

I look forward to seeing what you all come up with - be sure to eMail links to your Stikalicious wallpaper images.  Have fun!

Stop It! for Super Cooper's Munky King Show

It's been a busy Summer, so let's try to catch up on some blog posts!

I was excited to be part of "Super" Cooper Berella's huge birthday celebration group art show that opened a few weeks ago at Munky King LA.  The show runs through this Friday, Sept 25th, so try to check out the work up close if you have the chance.

Below are some work-in-progress shots as I work on the digital painting on my Wacom Cintiq using Corel Painter 12.  The digital giclée turned out nicely using Epson's Stylus Pro 3880.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sketchbot Variant 4 @ San Diego Comic Con 2011

It's been over 2 months since my last post, but with good reason - we've relocated to Los Angeles, CA this past June!  It's been a busy Summer thus far getting settled in and also jammed-packed with quite a few freelance gigs.

Tomorrow I head south for my fourth San Diego Comic Con!  Sketchbot Variant 4 (green w/stylus accessory) will be available as a pre-release exclusively at the Dragatomi booth #4935, and then it goes global after the con. Price remains at $35.

I'll also have 25 Limited Edition Sketchbot prints that will be available during the times I'll be signing - Thursday at 12pm and Sunday at 3pm.  These giclée prints measure 8.5" x 11" and were printed on cold press bright archival paper on an Epson 3880 Stylus Pro. The quality is amazing, and I'm excited to offer these for $20 each. See you all in San Diego!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Making of Sketchbot and 3d Printing @ NYC Maya Users Group, Wednesday, May 18th 7-9pm

I'm very excited to be invited by Steve Mann and the NYC Maya Users Group to give a presentation on how I use Autodesk Maya to create characters that are printed via rapid prototyping and make their way to final products - specially, the Sketchbot vinyl designer toy.

I'll be bringing along plenty of samples to show what the 3d printing results look like, in addition to touching on a few other 3d-to-print projects I've completed over the past year.

The meeting will be taking place at Oceana Digital on Wednesday, May 18th from 7-9pm. Entrance is free and you can RSVP at  I'll also be giving away one original Sketchbot variant at the end of the evening!

This will be my last event in NYC before we head out to LA on May 20th. Would be great to see lots of familiar faces there for my last hurrah.  Blue Sky Studios will also be on hand showing behind-the-scenes on their latest CG animated film, Rio. This is full-circle for me, as I moved to the East Coast 17 years ago to animate for Blue Sky!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sketchbot V3 Debuts FRI, 4/22 @ TOYSTREET NYC

Alright folks - here's the first new Sketchbot colourway for 2011!  Variant 3 sports a popping, semi-translucent magenta tint to the vinyl and comes with ink pen accessory and matching sticker.  Debuts this Friday, 4/22, 12-8pm at TOYSTREET NYC and will go into wide release thru normal distribution channels the following week.

My good buddy Mr Munk will also be sharing space with me at the booth where he'll have some gorgeous customs available for sale.  Definitely swing by and check these bad boys out in person.

Rumor has it I'm also tapped to do a custom sneaker-head for Cookies 'N Cream.  Stay on the lookout for more info day of show!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Astute readers will recall that when I first started the Sketchbot blog back in 2007,
I was excited to be heading to Berlin to attend my first Pictoplasma conference.  I've since attended two additional events that took place locally in NYC, but am unable to be in Berlin for the latest incarnation which begins today. I will, however, be there in spirit as my custom Lunartik, Sketchbotik, will be part of Matt Jones Mini-Tea Tour debuting tonight at 43º Kitchen/Gallery as part of the Pictoplasma Character Walk. Lars and Peter have planned an incredible 5-days worth of character goodness, so be sure to check it out if you're in Berlin.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Pharaoh Bonez

It's been a crazy busy month work-wise, but I was able to crank out this custom - The Pharaoh Bonez - for tonight's "Dem Bonez, The Reconstruction"custom show opening at ZAKKA.

Turns out Elite Gudz's Mr Den had worked with the godfather of graffiti, SEEN, for about 13 years and had access to this piece that didn't quite make it into final release. Den and co-curator Nemo got the go ahead from Seen to put together this show, and I'm honored to be included with such an esteemed roster of artists.

Show opens Friday, March 25th at ZAKKA here in my funky-industrial BKLYN neighborhood that is known as Dumbo.  Check out my Flickr set for a few more shots.