Monday, July 28, 2014

Sketch Jam @ Casa Justin

Had some good friends over for a sketch hangout this past Sunday, July 28th. Had some pizza, looked at some art and toys, relaxed in the sun, which got too hot, so we moved indoors. Rob was visiting from Portland; it'd been two years since his last East Coast visit.

Rob Kramer Art

Jesse Hernandez

Francisco Rivera

Dan Springer

Sunday, April 6, 2014


It's been almost two years since the last Lunchtime Special update...too long!

The always fun Mocca Fest, at the Lexington Ave Armory, in NYC, brought together long time friends and Lunch Time Special bloggers, Dan Springer, Carlos Vega and Justin Leiter.

While sitting eating lunch in the new food court area set up at Mocca, they proceeded to do a bit of  sketching and quickly came up with the following two drawings.

Carlos pencilled the face on the first one, which was then embellished upon by Justin, also adding some General's white charcoal pencil highlights. Dan took over the inks on the figure with his Pentel brush pen, inking in the face and cape.  Carlos then used the brush pen to add in the castle, skull and moon. Justin then added the Spectrum Noir gray marker shading and some extra white charcoal pencil highlights.

By the time of the second drawing, Dan had walked back onto the show floor. Justin started this one out with the pencils, then began inking it using his Prismacolor .08 fine line marker. Carlos, who had taken a quick step away to check out one of the booths, came back and and did all the Copic marker tones and white highlights, with his Pentel whiteout pen. Justin then finished off inking the legs.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sketch Jam at Casa De Justo

Watercolors by Tommy Delgado (welcome to the Lunch Time Special!)

Man in Hat and Thor inks (in progress) by Jesse Hernandez.

Sketches (lots of them!) by Craig Parrillo.

Sketches by Justin Leiter. (the demon with horns was already in the book).

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jim Dandy's, East Rutherford, NJ 1-20-12


Damian Gonzalez - Saint


Jesse Hernandez - Cowboy
Justin - Hunchback
Craig Parrillo - Mutant Baby Thing

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Carlos Sketches-2004

Looking through some old envelopes, I found copies I had made of some sketches by Carlos back when we worked together at AME (American Marketing Enterprises, a kids apparel company in NYC, now part of the Li and Fung group of companies) in 2004. I also found an original of a  sketch he did of me. I thought they were all pretty cool so scanned them in and here they are.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Subway Lunch Jam 12-2-11

After many a moon, an actual lunch time jam. Maybe, with some luck, we'll have these on a more regular basis in the new year. Top to bottom, the drawings are by Craig Parrillo, Jesse Hernandez and myself, Justin Leiter.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Monster Kitty by Craig Parrillo

Sketched during a company meeting at work.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Here are a few work doodles from Craig Parrillo...welcome to the blog!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bottom Feeder

This is a sketch that my friend at work, Craig, drew, while we were working on concepts for Halloween designs. I thought it might be cute to have him trick or treating, so I redrew it (traced from Craig's initial sketch) and added the candy basket.

The idea was nixed, (our project manager said he looked like 'a bottom feeder') but our other friend at work, Jesse,  saw the drawing and asked to ink it. So here it is in all it's (semi) slimy glory.

- Justin

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

She's A Lady

By Carlos and Justin.


By Rob Israel and Justin.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Life drawings

Justin by Carlos

guy at cafe and Carlos by Justin

Friday, December 11, 2009

More Old Sketches

Top to bottom we have:

The Shadow/Creature/Sketch page/Horned Beast/Girl w/ Gun - Justin
Super-Rob/Girls/Sara/Kissing Fish - Carlos
Frankie - Rob