Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Summer's (finally) winding down, and here are more gifts and fun stuff that came out of it!

Here is the birthday card I drew for the dynamic bros. themselves, Ben and Scott!

21 years old doesn't mean too much in Canada because I think by 18 or 19 you can do pretty much all the cool stuff you want there. But it does mean that at least you guys can finally go grab a drink with us when you come to the States to visit!

Next is a drawing for my dear crafty friend Jessica, and her brand new dogtography business!!!! You seriously need to check out some of her pup pics, they are to die for. This drawing was tons of fun to do and gave me a chance to visit some of the great cartoon dogs of our time. There's quite a range of stars here: (L-R) John K's Ren Hรถek, Hanna-Barbera's Huckleberry Hound, Charles Schultz's Snoopy, Nick Park's Gromit, Disney's Georgette, and Tex Avery's Droopy.

Yay!! It's my Mariella! She can cook the most amazing-looking bowl of noodles with broccoli or tofu scramble that you've ever seen. "WE WANT NOOOODLE"

Here's a commission for Trevor! He wanted my character Kiwi taking a nice big leak on Brian from The Family Guy. Man, that show has the flattest character designs in animation history! I thought I'd take it pretty far and make my drawing of Brian as flat and awkward as humanly possible. Funny enough, it still doesn't look that far off from the real thing.

My wonderful friends Cheyenne and Anna visited from Canada over the summer and we had a huge fun-filled day in Hollyweird! Shopping, Daikoku ramen, and sharing a bottle of gin in a hot tub is indeed my idea of a great time. I doodled this in Cheyenne's sketchbook while out at lunch, and she was sweet enough to pose for the cutest picture with it! Hooray!

Well, the biggest surprise of this summer has been saved for last. What's been going on with me behind the scenes these past few months? Hmmmmm....


Chenny said...

Nico! your drawings are amazing! i love your take on all those dog characters, really cool :P

You're so nice giving out presents all the time <3

..cant wait for that surprise @.@

Kali Fontecchio said...

Awesome stuff! Of course I watched work on all these things- well except the Mari one- she's so cute!

Curiosity Core said...

Indeed 19 is where the fun begins for us Canadians.

The Family Guy piece pretty much sums up my feelings for the show as a whole.

Shawn Dickinson said...

Awesome!!!! I love how you draw Droopy!

Benjamin Anders said...

So many pieces of pretty art... I'm blinded! That Mariella drawing is really cute too!

Can't wait for the surprise at the end of the month!

Austin Papageorge said...

Gromit is too proud of a dog to be just sitting there. He's smarter than any human in his universe and thus has to stand on two legs to prove it.

Also, the only thing separating your Brian and Family Guy's Brian is a matter of geometric degrees.

Nico said...

So what you're saying is... you love my art and my blog!!

Austin Papageorge said...

"So what you're saying is... you love my art and my blog!!"

You could say that.

Trevor Thompson said...

Hell yeah, that was the reason I wanted that drawing: to see specific and fun design versus generic and bland design.

I like that you made Brian wall-eyed... with the exception of being a dog, it's the only thing connecting him to Kiwi.