Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

APE 2011

APE 2011 @ The Concourse

Hey Guys. Just wanted to say I had a lot of fun at ape this past weekend. I got to meet some pretty cool folks, meet up with old classmates, and spend a few pennies on some cool books =] Kristin sold a bunch of her cards and a lot of 'Sad Monster' prints sold along with 3 original drawings from the book! So thanks for stopping by and saying hi and thanks for all the support!

Prints & Originals

Inking a drawing of ...

... an octopus barber!?

my ape tag team partner ;)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sad Monsters n Apes n stuff

Hey! Look what came in the mail the other day =] It's the 'Sad Monsters' book I worked on a while back with super funny writer, Mr. Frank Lesser. I had a lot of fun illustrating some of the hilarious characters in this book... and it's my first cover! You can come by APE on Oct 1-2 in San Francisco where I'll have some of the originals on display at table #701. I'll also have a few copies you can check out (maybe even some for sale?). You can pre-order some right now via amazon, powell's (yup, that awesome store in portland) or other fine retailers at the bottom of the Sad Monsters website.

steven colbert!!! whaaat!!?? ...that's just bananas.

here's the inked drawing next to the final

...a chupacabra who's good at ballroom dancing.

godzilla feeling under the weather (sorry, i couldn't help myself ;)

a stay at home genie

and a couple of details from other illustrations in the book.

got caught!

So yeah, come by table #701 at APE and say hi. I'll be there sharing a table with my tag team partner who makes these adorable little cards you just want to eat up. I hear the google doodlers are in the house as well... a super crew of artists I have the lucky chance to work with. Anywho thats plenty of chatter from this box! Hope to see you guys there! -willie

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chocolate Milk. It's Good For You

One more quick post before I'm off to dream land. Chocolate Milk was the topic over at drawforce this month-ish =] What better way to enjoy your chocolate milk than in your tighty whities. Pure happiness.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rio art and development

Oh man, apologies for such a long time without posting anything. A new job and a new home can take a lot out of you... but alas that's no excuse... I'll try and be better. By now you might've seen 'Rio' which was the last released film I worked on at BlueSky. Well I visited some friends who are still there last week and it reminded me of how much fun that place was. So many talented folks and soo much inspiration oozing out everywhere. Just wanted to share some of my favorite assignments on that project... Hope you enjoy =]

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Lisbon Tram!

Celebrating Lisbon Tram's 110th =]

If you missed it you can find all the doodles here.

Friday, July 01, 2011

stupid cloud, stupid kid

just had an idea for a cool short...

Friday, June 24, 2011


Thanks for all the spoon love everyone. I'm super happy everything sold =] In other news I'm also happy of a little doodle I did for work. It was a quick deadline but nonetheless a fun one. Hurry before it comes down!

(if you missed it or any of the doodles you can always check 'em out here)

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Spoon Show

sold out

Hey everyone, thanks so much for your patience. I know some of you were interested in buying the spoons I worked on so here they are... an art opening of sorts. Without the snacks and the beverages of course... although, I am having a glass of wine tonight if you'd like to join me in honor of 'The Spoon Show' =]

If you'd like to purchase a spoon (or a drawing below) e-mail me at I will respond (on a first come, first served basis) with a confirmation e-mail where we can get pay-pal started. Once the funds are accepted I'll ship the work to you. Pretty simple.

Enjoy the show and again thank you for your interest and support!

1. Clark - 10.5 x 2.5 $200 sold

2. Sam - 2 x 8.75 $125 sold

3. Alek - 2 x 8.75 $125 sold

4. Franklin - 4 x 9 $180 sold

5. Harry - 5 x 9.5 $200 sold

6. Gustav - 4 x 9 $180 sold

7. Anne - 2.25 x 8.5 $125 sold

8. Joy - 2.5 x 6 $125 sold

9. Megs - 6 x 9.5 $200 sold

10. Mustache Man - 8 x 8 $200 sold

11. Space Man - 8 x 8 $200 sold

12. Figure 3 - 5 x 7 $125 sold

13. New Kicks - 8 x 8 $200 sold

Thanks again! I look forward to doing more of these spoons very soon so stay tuned =]

all artwork on this blog unless otherwise stated is copyrighted by willie real 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Art Thief

Here's an 'art thief' piece I did tonight while sitting in a cafe on fillmore. It felt good to use the brush pen again... it's been way too long. Wanted to keep the colors simple bringing the line work front and center. It's the latest topic over at the DrawForce blog... which is still kicking I promise.

Monday, June 06, 2011

The big move

Bloggers!... apologies for my major hole in posting. A lot has been happening in these parts the past couple of months. In brief, I moved from NYC to San Francisco (where I'm originally from) to start a new gig with Google! I'll be illustrating the logo you guys see every day along side some very cool cats who can 'doodle' their pants off. I'm super happy to be home =]

I've received some inquiries and a lot of great feedback on the spoons I recently worked on... I'll be posting those up for sale shortly so stay tuned. Thanks for your guys patience! See ya soon! =]


Friday, April 15, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

bush+leavenworth show update

I had a chance to visit d-structure (a very cool venue) this past week and was glad to see all the awesome work on the walls... AND apparently one of my pieces sold! whoohoo =] stay tuned because I might try to sell the ones I'm getting back on here...

drawings and spoons

the gang

what'er you lookin' at?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

what dreams are made of

Here's to the 1941 classic 'The Maltese Falcon' and to the excellent dialogue in that film... especially the line at the end of the movie by Humphrey Bogart (apologies if you haven't seen it). Happy Birthday Mr. Labriola =]

acrylic 3.5 x 5

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Here's my human touch on Watson, the super computer who wiped out the competition on Jeapordy and is this month's topic over at DrawForce, which by the way is still alive and well... we've just been a bit busy with personal projects and other extracurricular activities. I'm glad were back to it fellas =]

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

'nuestra casita'

'nuestra casita' - digital (the one at the show will be acrylic)

Here's a painting I'm doing for the preview show of The Art Blocks this Saturday at The New Art Center in midtown. It's part a few original goodies that are going to be auctioned off the night of the event. The big shebang a bang bang auction will be happening online in March so stay tuned! It's a wonderful cause that will provide boarding and education for orphaned children in Ghana. You can find out more about it right here. Shout out to the whole PBP Foundation who've put soooo much hard work into this. You guys are truly amazing =]

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

SF Show! (March 4th)

Hi there! I wanted to announce the Bush+Leavenworth show coming up at D-Structure in San Fran next week on Friday March 4th. An buddy of mine is unveiling his spring line of clothing and invited myself and a few other artists to showcase our work. I've heard they throw some pretty cool openings so if you get a chance definitely swing by =] Unfortunately I wont be able to make it =[ I have some previous commitments I cant flake on. I'm showing these for the first time so I'm very excited. They're a nice change of pace to everything else I do so I hope you guys dig em. (I added a few drawings below that will accompany the wooden spoons)