Monday, December 31, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

itsy bitsy elves

The idea started with Santa's little helpers, who are usually little squirts... but my love of shapes wanted to emphasize those old vintage ornaments and light bulbs, so the little elves ended up being tiny... small enough to run around the christmas tree, and decorate it :) Happy Holidays! Hope you all get to enjoy some time off with friends and family  -willie

Sunday, December 09, 2012

christmas (part 1)

here's a little sneak peek of a christmas illustration I'm working on. still balancing out the graphic shapes against the lighting but i want to capture that excitement of decorating and setting up... the best part of the holidays in my opinion :)  

the itsy bitsy lights elf 

figure drawing 12-5-12

had a great model in last week's figure drawing session

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

barry mcgee

speechless. i'm still taking barry's show in at bampfa... below are some of my favorite moments. the pics are not worthy of the real deal so go see for yourself. this weekend is your final chance!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CTNX 2012 is a Wrap

I had a wonderful weekend. It was great seeing old buds and meeting new ones. Thanks for all the support everyone! The book did really well (I'm down to 28 copies left!) I'm on the fence about ordering more... I'd love to move on and create more content for the next one. If you'd like to order one of the very few left, click here. Both, 100 Cats and 110 Critters prints sold out as well so muchas gracias! Till next year!

nervous = serious demo face

peter nguyen sketching away at lightning speed

snuck in a pic of mike lee's moleskin

fancy man, fancy sign

old bud m.d. sculpting knees

so fresh & so clean (designed by jason sadler, sculpted by mike defeo)


Sunday, November 11, 2012

110 Critters

I was shooting for 100 and ended up with 110. I'm really enjoying doing these and want to continue with more and more! beards maybe? mutts? maybe something with color? Suggestions welcomed :) 

I'll have prints of these and 100 cats at CTN this weekend along with my book, Wonders & Whatnots (which you can still buy online). I'll be at Table 68 so swing by and say hi. Can't wait!

Below are a few of my favorites...

Sunday, November 04, 2012

one more...

... personal favorite doodle was brought to my attention today. Uganda's 110th railroad anniversary inspired by the 'Saludos Amigos' train sequences. Thanks for the reminder K.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Google Doodle!

Hey ya'll, just wanted to share the last project I was a part of at Google. Find out what's behind those doors right here :) Thanks to fine folks like Khom, Mark, and SFD for their ingenuity & sorcery the icing icing on the cake couldn't be cooler (the cat is AWESOME!)... and the rest of the doodlers (you know who you are) I miss you guys!

Here are some other personal favorites from the past year...

detail of First Day of School

detail of Moon/Mid Autumn Festival
Julia Child's 100th Birthday - alt concept

Julia Child's 100th Birthday - rough color

Julia Child's 100th Birthday - sketch

The Golden Gate Bridge's 75th Birthday! I <3 sf="sf">

Teacher's Day
Dia De Los Muertos!
Grandparents Day (Poland)
Edmond Halley

 Google's 13th Birthday (which was a mini set)

 and my first doodle, Annie Schmidt, a Dutch children's book writer who worked with the brilliant illustrator, Fiep Westendorp.