New blog for a group of guys in art purgatory trying to find out where we want to go with our love of art. We are currently working at legoland as caricature artists. This blog is a means to challenge each other and showcase our work to each other and also stay in touch and continue to motivate and inspire each other. every week (or whenever theres time) theyll be a subject posted and the members will have a week to meet the challenge and post it. Or just post whenever you want as long as you get your stuff up there. they can be sketches, rendered paintings, digital work or fingerpaints from your own blood whatever media!! ok biznatches. do work!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Some doodles from Sweden

This is the stuff I've been working on in Sweden. More of it on my blog

Friday, December 4, 2009


If anyone's interested... there's a guy looking for someone to draw cute kids playing sports. The jobs aren't frequent and the pay is OK. If anyone's interested, e-mail or call me. Hope all is well in Legoworld!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Check out my newest project.

In order to stay creative and productive everyday, I am taking 1 photo, doing 1 drawing, and writing 1 poem. Here's the first weeks.


Friday, July 24, 2009

summer fun

Yo gang, I hope all of my Cali peeps are up to no good and having a great summer.
just thought I would add some summer drawings, and encourage all of you to do the same, especially Matt, we gotta represent the Midwest yo!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Caricature Site Update

Hello World,

I wanted to create a post letting you all know that I have launched my new caricature website. I have quite a few new sketches on there, but I still have more to come. Check it out and if you see any errors or bugs, let me know so that I can fix them before too many people in the general public stop by.

C.M. Holtwick

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Iced Earth-Watching Over Me

I'm gonna rip you off Antwan. That was a very good idea. This is my favorite song and it is just so beautiful I had to post it. Listen carefully to the words takes you through all the emotions.

This ones for you Coby. Hope you all enjoy!!

rock out once again Coby

Coby loved Rush, as did I. Him and I would talk about them a lot, here's one for you buddy.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Coby at that big easel in the sky "challenge"

I just found out moments ago that our good friend Coby Castro has passed away. Coby was a great person with a huge heart as im sure you all have had a chance to experience. This news comes after only a few days of texting him and wondering where he was so i could visit. Usually hes quick to respond and since he had been in the hospital i thought that he might have just been away from his phone. I will miss his presence at lego and his awesome ball point sketches! There will be a get together at his home on the 21st from 1-4 and from what i understand from his mother all who knew him are welcome. man, i still cant believe it. he was a good guy to know and have as a friend. 
this next purgatory challenge (sorry for the hiatus) will be a tribute to Coby. create something that makes you think of him or anything that his memory inspires you to do. and if you can, bring the original to the gathering as an offering to his family. on your post say a few things about Cobes if youd like. I am still rather shocked and speechless so forgive me if i dont do this tribute post justice. all i know is Coby deserved peace from his pain and he now has it and i am at least thankful for that. Enjoy your new life free of pain and over priced art supplies Coby. 

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

"Creepy" has a new name...

Behold! The child of Ricardo and Taylor. This is kind of like those "what if they mated" spoofs they do on Conan O'Brien. Wierd...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I had to get in on the action...

Thursday, March 26, 2009


I think I'm way off but to be fair I did it from memory, so with out further a do heres, what's suppossed to be, Jose... maybe I'll try another one later, maybe.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy belated birthday, Jose! 

Friday, March 6, 2009


Slow day at First Aid.... so took a couple mins to do this.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Bro!!

Everyone meet the definition that is Caricature. I give you all my pride and brother Jose. Today is his 18th birthday and I cant believe it. Time just flies. Anyway I have wanted to post his picture on here and what better day than today.I wanted to see what you guys could do with it. I give permission for you guys to do your worst. I always draw this guy. He's so fun to draw. Take a stab and see what you can do.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Into the Sketchbook...

Recently I been workin from my sketchbook alot and am very happy with my stuff and thought I share!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

I was scrollin through a blog and came upon this lookalike and thought everyone would enjoy!! Minus the braces!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Here's my attempt at Jacob, not the best likeness, or at least not like Tyson's or Taylor's, but I kinda liked it so I hope you do too... I might try another one later... Peace

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Drawing this makes me want to play Super Monkey Ball. Here's my 20 min. library sketch.

Monday, February 9, 2009


a 15 min. sketch last night. first attempt

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Memory sketches from the land of Legos. Hope you guys like.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Circus Art Show

So me and a few of your fellow purgatory mates were in an art show last tuesday and it was good fun! check out the work and photos HERE!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Taylor Smith Live

I was picking up a frame one day and Taylor was getting ready to draw someone and I decided to record it. I have seen the live stuff from Joe Bluhm's videos and really enjoyed them and have planned on doin this for awhile now and am glad I finally did. Not only was it a fun learning experience, but as well entertaining. Thanks Taylor for lettin me film your process.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cool Blog Finds Joshua Middleton

ok my fellow art fiends I was browsing and thought id share an awesome blog I came across and want to encourage you to share any gems you find on the world wide web worth sharing. well my blog find is of comic book artist
 Joshua Middleton. Im not sure if you guys have heard of him but hes pretty legit. check him out by clicking his name.