Tuesday, December 30, 2008

0079: zack the friendly north american short-eared owl

Zack came to class as his favorite animal, a north american short-eared owl.
He was always specific when it came to animal costumes.

happy holidays everyone and happy new years! cheers, oliver

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

0078: a certain shade of green

here's a drawing from our latest zoo trip. who draws trees at the zoo??... this guy!
i will color soon!

0077: pesky pike

hello everyone! here's a live action web mini series that my good friend, dick grunert directed. i animated the intro and clock ticking. watch it! and tell a friend!! -oliver

Monday, November 24, 2008

0076: complex

here's a 3 color piece

Monday, November 17, 2008

0075: all falls down

it's the middle of november and it's 90 degrees in california. fall in l.a. is a joke!

and btw... I got tagged by alina chau, and have to list 7 random facts about myself.
Here is the game rule:
1. You must link to the individual who tagged you and post the rules of TAG (which you are currently reading).
2. Post 7 random facts about yourself
3. Tag 7 friends and link to them and
4. Let them know that they have been tagged by leaving a nice little message on their blog.

So here we go:
- i love to run
- i have never seen the movie "scarface" and i don't really care to (ppl find this weird)
- i memorized the u.s. state capitals in the 4th grade, and for some reason i still know them
- i absolutely love airports (hong kong international airport is a good one!)
- i play guitar
- i'm an avid scrabble player
- i can't blow a bubble with bubble gum for the life of me

Sunday, October 26, 2008

0074: marina and the bike

i went to my very first sketchcrawl on saturday morning at marina del rey. i drew some thangs, met cool new peeps, and ate a root beer float. it was a good saturday

bikes! you are a puzzle... and i will solve you.
(i always have a hard time drawing them! aarg!)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

0073: second string monsters

jordan didn't know if he should be scared or disappointed.

Monday, October 06, 2008

0072: flows colder than february

music series pt 1.
i did this a while ago... i love m.i.a.'s weird/unique style

Thursday, October 02, 2008

0071: paper project teaser

so i finished my comic "the all nighter" for the paper project book last night. it actually took an all nighter to finish "the all nighter". that's how i roll.

here's a teaser.

i'm very excited. i've seen the other artists' work and it's looking amazing!!
thanks to everyone involved!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

0070: this one came with sass

a quick sketch and then a quick color pass

Thursday, September 11, 2008

0069: run for your life

here's a sneak peak of what i've been working on for the paper project book.

click here to go to the paper project blog to see more work from the other amazing artists!

by the way, 2 weeks ago, i ran in a 10k run. here's how i did:

look how that sucker dips! haha. but i did beat my under hour goal.

next up: half marathon in december...hopefully

Monday, August 25, 2008

0068: how i spent my summer vacation

on friday, i did one of my favorite things in life, chilled at a burbank barnes & noble, relaxed and sketched. afterwards, i walked across to ikea for a hot dog and a drink. niice!

anyways, here's what i sketched up during this session.

in other news, i've been real busy lately...
-doing some freelance work
-working on the paper project book (i've got something to show, i'll post something real soon. promise!)
-working on my future book
-training for a 10k run next week (check my run status on the right)
-i've got my day job
-plus i've been hanging out with friends, enjoying the olympics, watching movies and going to shows (it's not all work u know)

that's how i spent my summer vacation

Friday, August 15, 2008

0067: i don't think we can be friends anymore

the cool kids can be the cruel kids. the first grade is one tough cookie.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

0065: a.w.

quick sketch of amy winehouse

Monday, June 30, 2008

0064: we're as heavy as elephants, aren't we?

lunchtime zoo sketch

after watching wall-e this weekend, i decided that pixar is unstoppable. who knew the best romantic story of the year can come from 2 adorable little robots that don't really speak?? amazing.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

0063: ice cream trucks and converse chucks

" back in the fourth grade, it was ice cream trucks and converse chucks... we were intense."

so it's almost summer (or maybe it is already, i'm not sure), here's a ficitonal album cover for a soundtrack to a movie that doesn't exist.

and it's one of the upsides to buying albums...it comes with album artwork! so buy them albums! music comes with it too!!

another note: i've been lucky enough to join a group of talented artists around the world in making an awesome book. click here to see the paper project blog
it's updated often so keep visiting:)

be cool

Saturday, June 07, 2008

0062: kenny goes for his crowd pleasing move

summertime antics

go watch kung fu panda...great movie with an amazing amazing intro. simply brilliant!

...pandas just got more popular

Sunday, June 01, 2008

0061: baby, take off your cool

guess who watched an america's top model marathon this sunday... this is inspired by the glamour and glitz of the fashion world. people are so much cooler without the cool front.

actually more of a color study than anything. playing around with cmyk.

random news, i saw a daphne loves derby show on saturday. it was awesome!

* i shouldn't be announcing to the world that i watched an america's top model marathon...oh well

Sunday, May 11, 2008

0060: a glimpse of things to come

i'm currently working on my book about airports.
here's a peek. unfinished crowd

happy mother's day to all the moms out there

Sunday, May 04, 2008

0059: andy's theory about sandwiches

i'm pretty sure this theory applies to anything really, not just eating sandwiches. anything is better if you do it in a treehouse! trust

this post is my love song to sandwiches
and treehouses

Sunday, April 27, 2008

0058: the bags under my eyes are louis vuitton

a random sketch in my book.
quote by jeff hamada

Friday, April 11, 2008

0057: every inch of me is bruised

did this quick sketch of a boxer with a ball point pen and then blocked out some shades in ps.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

0056: it's sake goodness for goodness sake

i had sushi the other day for a friend's bday...and people were drinking warm sake. that's the origin of this one...nothing too special. haha

i came up with the tagline first then i designed to that. i was going for a 1950 american style ad.

a 1950 american style ad for a japanese drink. weird!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

0055: there's no such thing as koalas

big brother tells little brother the harsh reality.

true story: i overheard this at the zoo the other day.

pics from my other blog: ed fella x geoff mcfetridge

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

0054: the best way to a girl's heart is to petal as hard as you can

here's a quick marker comp. bikes have always been a challenge for me to draw...i don't know why really.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

0053: kobe y pau

i was going for a fight night/lady of guadalupe mural/ alponse mucha kind of illustration.
they will definitely win it this year.

on a side note: i just watched "The Darjeeling Limited"

it definitely shot up to #2 in my all time favorite wes anderson movies.
here's my list:
1. rushmore
2. the darjeeling limited
3. the royal tenenbaums
4. bottle rocket
5. the life aquatic with steve zissou

if you disagree with my list, i'll meet you on the roof of the tallest building in burbank at midnight. come alone and wear all black. bring your note cards and key points because we'll have ourselves a good ol' fashioned debate!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

0051: flashed by the paparazzi

i've been in poster mode lately...

i saw kanye west perform on the grammy's the other night and he wore these glasses and jacket that lit up. it was pretty cool... very "sin city" like with the negatives and positives.

anyways, i designed this concert poster for fun.
i put a wall against it.

speaking of mr. west, this is his video for flashing lights. directed by kanye west and spike jonze

one of the most brilliant music video i've seen in a while, but then again i haven't seen that many lately.

Friday, February 08, 2008

0050: to avoid fainting, keep repeating...it's only a movie

my friend dick grunert, made this excellent short film, called "birthright".

i designed this poster for him.

it is for a screening at cartoon network. i went for a vintage italian movie poster. just graphics and text.

research my friends...research is key!
google image search is the gateway to the world!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

0049: zoo york giants

every week, my new friends at the WB and i go to the lovely los angeles zoo during our lunch break. we've been drawing the giraffes lately.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

0048: stay alive 55, you're almost there

inspired by jack's mannequin.

my palette's been dark blue lately. maybe because it's one of my favorite colors, maybe i have picasso on my mind, or maybe it's because it's been raining in los angeles for like two weeks straight now. who knows??

walang tigil ang ulan,
at nasaan ka, araw?

i really enjoyed this movie. so beautiful!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008

0046: we go back like a set of ataris

"5 minutes and 21 seconds have passed...1 minute and 39 seconds left."

i've never did the "7 minutes in heaven" thing in elementary school...but i would think it would be awkward to be stuck in a closet with the girl you like for 7 long minutes... especially in silence and with the adidas and stilletos watching.

Monday, January 07, 2008

0045: every time i fly, i always order ginger ale

i'm back from my trip from toronto...lots of fun and snow! i hate to leave the place, especially my new friends there but i gotta get back to the grind. 08 definitely started off good.

the only chance i had to draw was at the airports...which is one of the many reasons i love airports. lots of time, people, and emotions. cheers to a wonderful year!