Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pumpkin Carving-Halloween Time_2

Happy Halloween!!

I decided to carve this years pumpkin of Jason Vorhee's from the Friday the Thirteenth films. This one was less detailed but I plan on creating a more detailed and scarier pumpkin next year. Let me know what you think, thank you.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pumpkin Carving-Halloween Time

I carved my first pumpkin on Halloween about two years ago at a toy company that I working at. My coworkers talked me into entering the company contest and I carved out Darth Vader using a butter knife on my kitchen floor. I was surprised that I won-it was so fun. Last year I carved my second pumpkin of CHUCKY just for fun using just a steak knife this time. It looked great at night as his eyes and the cracks in his face glowed. Check back a day or two before Halloween to see what I can come up with for this year_Shaun

Sunday, August 18, 2013


I was hired by the Department of Fish and Game to illustrate various magazine articles and books. Here's my first set of illustrations that I created for them. After they received the drawings, they liked them so much that they decided to give me a full page. They ended up using the climb illustration above as a full page. That way they had me create an additional illustration, as seen below.

The story is basically about two Game Wardens that stake-out and arrest smugglers even after one warden is injured. Hope you like my first set of published illustrations, thank you.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Unique Idea #2

I love this idea that my cousin had and implemented. Every family member and friend that comes over to the house to visit has to paint a brink. It can be any subject or text. When finished the painted brick is sealed and placed into the walk way that surrounds their house. I get a good feeling when I walk the path and enjoy the artwork from the many people I love and those whom I miss.

Since I was raised in Norther California, I had fun with my brick by painting my favorite team as shown above. 

I hope others embrace this unique idea and have their own walk of art.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


I was looking through some old papers that I had shoved in a file cabinet. I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this sketch and thought I would share. I created this rough freehand ink sketch in Junior High School as a class assignment. The class had to draw the first letter of their name that would illustrate something about ourselves. I was the odd man out because everyone started with the letter shape and decorated upon it. Instead, I decided to let the object that define me would become the illustrated letter itself.

I used mechanical drawing tools and my old art supply box to form the letter "S". At that particular time in my life I did a lot of technical mechanical drawings. I really enjoyed creating the texture of the objects by using different pin strokes. The simplicity, dimension and dynamic angle still makes me smile. I had to be 10 or 12 years old when I did this.

This might be the only class assignment that I still own. Thank you for stopping by_Shaun.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Above is my first painting of a person, acrylic on canvas (48"x30"). Here are the things I wanted to accomplish:

1) Create a painting of a person from an original dramatic POV.
2) Not to use a lot of black but to use dark colors instead (painterly style).
3) Painting a rain scene - a wet look look.

The reason for doing this painting is to expand my creativity without becoming too detailed or too realistic. It's amazing what you can accomplish if you force yourself to tackle something that is way over your head. I try to paint without any thinning the acrylic but forced to do so at times to get the look that I am aiming for.

I started this one by sketching out the basic profile then worked in the facial features. I started by painting the eyes and working towards the mouth. Next I streaked in a background that would symbolize the angle of the rain. I was going to just paint the car in graphically without detail but it looked too out of place, detached-so I had fun throwing in the detail. The last item that I worked on was the jacket because I wanted to run the paint off the canvas to reinforce the water feeling to this piece.

My Business Cards

I went ahead and created my very first business card. The card features my painting titled, The Player. What a fun design project with a 4/1 classic color theme. I also included a die-cut of rounding two corners and added a spot varnish over the character for a unique style. They really came out better than what I expected-very nice.