Tuesday, December 09, 2014

christmas card 2014

happy holidays and all the best wishes for the new year ahead you guys! to you, your fam and all of your buds big and small :) 

Thursday, November 13, 2014


11x14 acrylic 

this piccolo ain't no half sized flute. he's a bad bad man who originates from the dragon clan. he kicks some serious butt in the hugely popular series, dragon ball z. i had no clue about the show/manga until now (tmnt, he-man, thundercats) but thanks to QPop and their tribute art show to Akira Toriyama, i did some homework and created a couple of pieces for the show. the piece above (piccolo is my favorite character) and another of a young goku. go check out the show this saturday the 15th 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

half moon bay

i grew up going to the half moon bay pumpkin festival with my family and used to think the pumpkins WERE this big :) 

Monday, October 06, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

APE 2014

ape says 'come out!' i'll have the remaining copies of 'guillermo guacamole' my second sketchbook which i never posted online. this past year has been busy (but good to me) so i decided holding off on it and selling them in person. i'll also have a few new prints and that's pretty much it... keeping it simple. oh and i'll have a special guest with me on sat so make sure and stop by. you wont regret it :)

see you there!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

my magic school

super delighted to share work from a recent project with the folks over at StoryBots (of jib-jab). i illustrated their book this month, 'my magic school' and it stars you're kid (or you)! i know right!? pretty cool... and lots o' fun working on this. any-who, sign up and enjoy the magic school madness :)

... and one of my favorite details. a solid handshake between the main character and cornelius, the trustworthy t.a.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

hombre con mochila - man with a backpack

a piece that's part of a series i'm working on called illegal aliens. stay tuned for more details but i want to poke and play with the absurdity of these words. i find the term offensive and think it's solely targeting latino immigrants... whom maybe really are aliens!? from space ;)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Friday, June 06, 2014

King Tooth

for the hardworking, endless night studying, ucsf graduating, instrument using (delicately) newly appointed DOCTOR Ruben Espinoza. Proud of you Bru!

Friday, May 30, 2014

lester nygaard

lester nygaard. fargo. good stuff!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

future 52's last poppy

a piece i did for future52. i thought it'd be a neat idea to make a kids book about the future (well, just a spread). adding to the list... now if only i could travel to the future and bring back willie dos :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Old Man and The Sea

I took a recent trip to Cuba and of course brought an Ernest Hemingway book with me. The Old Man and the Sea (a quick read) has wonderful character descriptions.  above, the old man and his nemesis. below, a close up of the two.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Animation Collaborative

Guys! I'm super excited to be teaching Character Design at The Animation Collaborative this spring right here in the bay area (Emeryville). This place produces nothing but quality instruction and solid student work so I look forward to contributing what I know and in return absorbing. I've had the opportunity to visit as a guest lecturer in the past so I can't wait to delve in a bit deeper. Go apply and maybe I'll see you in April :P

the worlds strongest most ferocious mother

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

36/36 Project

hey guys and gals just wanted to announce that i'll be in the 36/36 spoon show this friday at paxton gate kids right here in sf! cool right? artist, designer & mastermind planner, courtney cerruti is to blame. thanks to her the ink and paints meet the wood once again :) below is my piece... hooded delinquent julio, who's terribly misunderstood. his ears are simply cold.

hooded delinquent julio

close up

Sunday, February 16, 2014

12 o'clock boys

recently watched '12 o'clock boys' and was instantly addicted to the characters, the pictures, and the sounds of this beautiful film. while some will write these kids off for their choice in extracurricular activities i champion and choose to see them as passionate, kids... a rare trait at any age, especially adolescence in my experience.

walking away inspired i imagined what a picture book might look like for the 12 o'clock boys. above is what i came up with. featuring of course 'pug', the little man with a big heart and some bigger balls. 'this one right here... i don't know where he came from' - pug's momma

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

luis color study

been a while since i last posted (busy, busy) but here's a recent color study i did for a personal project in the works... little by little, chipping away at it.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014

blue dodge

saw this little gem on my run in the presidio. (and yeah... i was a bit excited when i said i was going to do a painting a night. blaming it on the new year)

Saturday, January 04, 2014


i was sketching with a bud the other night and saw this guy in one of those weapon/armor books... and spun it a bit :) 

Thursday, January 02, 2014