The art of Joe Foo

#DisneySummerSketches final week!


I am entering my final week of my daily sketch challenge where I draw a Disney character every day for the month of July. Little did I know that this would truly be a challenge, because I found myself drawing several of these characters over multiple times until I was satisfied.

Like all of my sketches, all of these were done on toned paper using grey markers and white prismacolors. I also added one accent color to keep these simple and maximize the effect of the toned paper.

In most of my sketches, there is a little something “hidden” that true Disney fans would appreciate. I think there are three sketches that don’t contain this special hidden object… or maybe I hid them so well I don’t remember where they are.

Check out my Tumblr to view all of my Disney Summer Sketches. Also, check out my new Instagram page to see some behind the scene sketches and pics!




During the winter last year, I challenged myself to draw one Pokemon a day for 28 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was so much fun I decided to do it again this summer… with Disney characters!



So starting today and running through the entire month of July, I will attempt to draw one Disney character a day. I hope to have a good mix of well known characters and some lesser known ones. Any Disney property is fair game for these sketches, movies, television, comics, Disney Parks, etc.

Check out my TUMBLR to see all of the latest updates!

X-23 vs Salmonella

Here is a drawing I did for DSD a few Thursdays ago. The “game” was to draw a randomly chosen character fighting some random chosen villains. The character that was chosen was X-23 and her foes could be either: a Platypus, and Ice Cream Sandwich, a Mummy or Salmonella. Of course I chose salmonella.

I had fun with this piece, and I think I may put some simple color into this one. We’ll see how much time I have.

Ichirou from Scratch 9

Scratch 9 is a really cool comic written by Rob Worley and drawn by Jason Kruse. It is about a cat who is able to summon the assistance of one of his other nine lives when he gets into a pickle. This fun tale is perfect reading for those that are young in age and young at heart.

I drew up one of my favorite characters, Ichirou. He is a Shaolin cat from 489 A.D. (And as Rob states, he’s hot like wasabi!) Ichi is a fun character to draw, so maybe I’ll have a little more time to kick around a few more Scratch 9 sketches in the near future! If you haven’t checked out this great series, run out to your local comic book store and check it out!

Oh, and if you’d like to see the black and white line drawing of Ichi, you can check out Rob’s blog on Scratch 9’s site.

Futurama’s Back

In case you haven’t heard in various interviews or on Desmond’s site, I am a pretty huge fan of The Simpsons and Futurama. Last week, Futurama returned to episodic television with brand new show on Comedy Central. In honor of this, I felt compelled to do up a little fan art. I don’t think I am done with the colors, so I may update this in the near future.

Be sure to tune in on Thursdays to see new episodes!

Patty the leaf dancer


We have a ton of trees where we live, and every fall we manage to rake up a pile of leaves that is almost 5 feet high, by 10-12 feet wide. During the days in October and November, when the they have all turned colors and start to fall from the branches, it literally rains leaves. My wife and I love watching this happen.
One day, Patty was walking on our deck, and a gust of wind swept up all the leaves and swirled them around her. It was quite a beautiful scene. We had such great weather her the last few days, I will hate to see the fall disappear!