Friday, April 27, 2012


Through the years, I have repeatedly drawn one particular image over and over again. I've done this as a benchmark for my skills. The first one was simply a drawing of a character an online friend invented. The second was as I was learning to draw a bit better and felt like I had improved enough in my knowledge of the program I was using to make something notably better. The third was after I finished reading a book called Action! Cartooning, which helped me to improve immeasurably beyond what I was capable of before. The book taught me tons about character design and putting life into a drawing. Now this final benchmark is the results of my experience and teachings at LA Tech University school of art, as well as my extracurricular studies (mostly related to composition and such for film, but I've applied it to art several times over).

Anyway, I just thought this was an amusing look at how far I've come in the last 7 years.

 2005. MS Paint & Fireworks MX.  Line Tool drawing.

2007. Fireworks CS3. Vector drawing.

2008. Fireworks CS3. Vector drawing.

2012. Photoshop CS4. Drawn by hand.


  1. Your old pal Gardy Looo here. I shall observe you with variable amounts of scrutiny.

    1. oh ho! Welcome to my shrine, sir!

      And please do! Scrutiny is most helpful, assuming it's sensible.