Saturday, December 5, 2009


Took an old sketch book drawing and colored it. This post is mainly just to prove I'm still updating this blog... More, better, soon!

Oh and apologies to those who commented and I did not review and post till today. I am still learning how this blog thing works!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

El Tigre Background Origins

So way back in 2003 Jorge Gutierrez created a show for Disney called "Pepe the Bull". I was asked to work on it as a background designer. Below is a sampling of some of the bgs I created for it.

It had a very simple almost children's book style. Jorge and I were very excited about J. Otto and Jim Flora at the time, whose influences I think are pretty apparent here. Below is another image from the same production.

Pepe did not end up going to series, but the incredibly talented Jorge Gutierrez and his partner Sandra Equihua were not daunted, and got right back to work, developing another show, this one called "El Tigre". In 2004 they asked me to do some images for the pitch bible. Below are a few of the images that were in the document they used to pitch the show.



Sartana Lair


Jorge would give me the text that would run below the art, and so I would design the image. The desert town was called "Tijuana" in the pitch bible and is what eventually became "Calavera" in the actual show.

El Tigre Calavera

The school got redone quite a bit, but the cobblestone path remained.

Leone Middle School

We used the pitch bible version of Sartana's Lair as a jumping off point in the series, but we added a lot more detail and towers.

Sartana's Lair

The factory never made an appearance in the show as it was envisioned in the early drafts of the pitch. It was going to be where Rodolfo worked as a citizen when he wasn't being a hero.

It was quite the journey from Pepe to Tigre. Hope you find it interesting to see the development from point A to point B.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Something I did last year that was never used.

It was a fun experiment to limit myself to only straight lines with a paper cut-out mosaic approach. This look was approved for the segment it was intended, and I was able to complete other images with this general direction applied. It turned out pretty good. I look forward to showing it at a later date.

And the rough for the rooster...

Monday, August 31, 2009

Yo Gabba

While I was at Wildbrain, I had the opportunity to pitch for producing one of the "storytime" segments for Season 3 of "Yo Gabba Gabba". Below is the art I put together for the proposal in about 2 days:

I have removed any of the writing that would explain the images, since it hasn't aired, but it's pretty self explanatory.

Yo Gabba already had a ton of people clamoring to work on the show, so they passed on using me this season. Bummer! I can't wait to see how it turns out in the actual show.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Recently been playing in Photoshop, trying out some new things. This was a little study I did. No idea who this person is or where he came from... just a doodle really. Think I'll try this approach again soon on something more thought out.

Monday, August 3, 2009


My brother, Joseph, and I have been suggesting little assignments to each other. Mine this week was for an Armadillo. Another animal for my ongoing series. Hope you like it! Below are some color studies I did before I got going.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Scooby Dooby Doo!

One of my favorite blogs, Super Punch, held a contest this week to recreate your favorite Scooby Villain. I chose the Beast from the Bottomless Lake and this is my submission.

And as it turns out... I won grand prize! Wow thanks to Super Punch and John Struan for the honor!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Art Deco

On a job at Wildbrain last year I was given the assignment of designing an "Art Deco" music video. Below is some of the concept work I came up with. Eventually the look of the piece went in a new direction, so none of these images were used; but I thought I'd share it here. For reference I looked at a lot of the WPA posters along with the brilliant Bob Staake. It was a lot of fun. It's a look I'd love to return to at a later date and explore more.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Visiting my freind Tod Polson's blog I was inspired by the fantastic birds he is creating for a "Birds of Thailand" show. I thought it was an interesting little project to try my hand at, so I chose the Black-faced Spoonbill.

I have also been looking at a lot of Charley Harper recently ( if you had not guessed). His work is amazingly simple yet very evocative of the actual animal. He doesn't reduce the creatures to cartoon simplifications, he seems to effortlessly crystallize only the important details of the animal into a perfect illustration. Very inspiring.

I am not sure I lived up to either Charley or Tod, but I had fun trying.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Hello to readers of Lambey's Log!!! Thought now that I have a larger audience I gotta start explain my posts.

This is a little fun I had last year. I did a bunch of goofy "redesigns" of everyone's favorite boy/tiger during the pilot for Tigre, and this one I chose to color up. Hope you like.

Friday, June 26, 2009