Monday, November 30, 2009


Hey everybody! I hope that all of you had a good week! My Thanksgiving was great, and allowed me to spend time with my family as well as just plain relax. Always a good thing.

A bit of a break from the "Wizard of Oz" for today with a drawing for my friend Mike over at "Boldtman Studios." He has created a fantastic book for kids called "The Gophers in Farmer Burrows’ Field" and it totally rocks. Mike was kind enough to ask me to take place in a little activity he is calling "Stacktastic" where he lets other artists draw up a stack of things that the farmer might discover out on the farm. He provided a cool template that features the farmer and his dog... and I scribbled all over it!

I hope you dig it Mike!

Back tomorrow with some "Oz" goodness...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Wizard

I am pretty sure I have bigger plans for this guy, but you have to start somewhere. I do know that somewhere along the way he became part machine. I may be detecting a theme...

I am out of the studio for the rest of the week, and I will be spending the Thanksgiving holiday with my family. If I get a chance I may post something small, but if not... I will be back next Tuesday! Thanks to each and every one of you for checking my blog and I hope you have a good week.

Friday, November 20, 2009

If The Wizard Should Fly...

If you are going to keep up your image as a "Wizard" you really need a nice ride.

Thanks to "foolsfitness" for commenting and getting my mind racing on this one.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


My apologies to Ursula... I like the idea that the Wicked Witch of the West might be more machine than human. Powered by evil of course. It's a start!

I thank everyone so much for checking the blog! I love getting your comments and emails!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Tin Man

... a gentle giant, lumbering through forests to collect only the finest of trees. He is a master of his craft, yet all he wants is a heart...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Taking A Few Days Off

I am taking a few mornings off... but thought I would throw up some old character design. Hey, it's good for a laugh.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 09, 2009

The Lion

A fairly weak concept this morning. I have a long way to go on this guy. I pictured him as a larger than life warrior, who is really just a coward. Maybe he has great stories about his bravery in the "big war" that are all made up. It's a start, and it will evolve. Happy Monday.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Scarecrow Scribbles

This was just a little exploration on my part. I prefer the first option in many ways, but I think there are a few things here I can use. Progress!

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.

Thursday, November 05, 2009


What if it wasn't "magic" that allowed the Scarecrow to hop around? What if it was a delicate "steam assist suit" with thousands of tiny gears and pistons? Man, that would be cool...

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

A Toto Beginning

So, I started scribbling these ideas for Dorothy's faithful canine companion. I am certainly not there yet, but I think I am closing in on something. I want him to be a small machine, but I also would like him to be expressive. A bit of work to do on this little guy.

Each of these concepts I do will more than likely go through several rounds of changes. Dorothy is an example of a concept hitting in an area that I like... but after I sketch out a few more characters I will most certainly visit her design again. I like to keep moving so I may jump around a bit.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


A simple girl, with a love for grease. Wait till you see her dog...

Monday, November 02, 2009