Friday, November 19, 2010

Quick Rough Concept Art


Here's a quick painting I did for a friend trying to visualize a shot he's working on in his own writing project.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

American Bombs




Yep, this one is just ridiculous. Went as tastefully tacky as I could go with this little image. This was my entry for the TATA Gala in Sarasota, FL. It's an art show to raise funds for breast cancer research. Just doing my part to help save the boobs of the world!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Figure Drawing XII




colored pencil drawing that I didn't like. Tried to do something with it in photoshop, but I think I only made it worse. Oh well. I got to the point where I could keep doodling and be unhappy no matter what or just move on to the next drawing...so ..blah.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Diving - wip- roughing in idea -[updated]

[version5]
[UPDATE] So after a crappy colored pencil attempt at figure drawing I decided to come back to this piece and see what else I could do to work it up a bit. I think I'm starting to like it now...
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[version 1]



coming up with a few ideas for a splash page I might get to do.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

FIGURE DRAWING XI




3-5 Minutes sketches from figure drawing today. Pretty rusty after having not gone to a session in a few weeks.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

BATMAN

[updated version]


BATMAN! Haven't painted anything in awhile so I thought I'd give the ol' cape crusader a go. I was messing around with the liquify tool and got over-zealous I guess. Just a doodle, on to the next one.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

THE RINGLING 100

http://www.blurb.com/books/1476592
WE DID IT!!
THE RINGLING 100 IS ON SALE NOW!!!!

Go to blurb.com and search for "TR100"

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Stan the Man



Got to see one of my childhood heroes. Stan Lee! Thanks for all the stories!

Work/Play

Where I work!




Where I play!

Shrek Day



Don't you just love those days when you come to work and Shrek is just waiting for you...?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Haven't updated in awhile, but I've been kind of busy finishing a book. Something I've been working on with a few friends for a few years is finally finished. It's in it's last round of approvals and then it will be put up online for sale. All the money it makes goes to create scholarships for Ringling kids, so it was really just a volunteer thing. It was fun and challenging, but I'll definitely feel a sense of relief once I'm not in charge of it anymore. Just go to blurb.com and search for 'The Ringling 100'

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

FIGURE DRAWING X



1 hour pose

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

FIGURE DRAWING IX




1 hour pose

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Figure Drawing Part VIII










20 Minute Pose, charcoal pencil, with a few little touch ups.

1-3 minute poses, marker, charcoal pencil

Friday, February 19, 2010

Red Cliff Homage Pic Finished




Started this awhile back after seeing the awesome movie Red Cliff. This is directly inspired by the movie poster but I made my own character and background. I kind of like how it turned out. I would work on it longer, but my wife is telling me it's time to go to sleep. I tried out my new signature for a new decade too.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Figure Drawing Part VII





This was about a 40 minute pose, charcoal pencil. Did some thumbnails before I got started. Learned some great shading tips from Karl Gnass that I will apply to future drawings. Didn't really get them into this one because it came at the end. I did some digital touch ups with this just to give it more of a contrasting value range because the photo (like all the others) is taken in bad lighting with my phone camera and then uploaded to my computer. One thing I really dislike is trying to draw eyes, lips and facial details with a charcoal pencil. No matter how sharp I make my tip I always end up making fat dark lines around the eyes! I'm trying for more then just value splotches, but charcoal line work is frustrating!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Samurai Pic: Updated



I found a little time to go back and work on this pic tonight. Just cleaning up a few things around the face and limbs. I'll come back to this soon.

Figure Drawing Part VI



3 Minute Poses, charcoal pencil, ehh ... wasn't feeling it during this session. Oh well, I'm posting the good, bad, and the ugly to show some improvement eventually.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mouse Guard fan art





After I read through one of my old Mouse Guard books I decided to knock out a quick sketch/paint before I went to bed. Just sort of made these guys up out of my head, but they are based on the characters by David Petersen. http://www.mouseguard.net/

Before I did my thesis I had actually pitched a different idea about a Mouse and Frog that got into a misunderstanding that caused a war. Batrachomyomachy :Definition:The battle between the frogs and mice; - a Greek parody on the Iliad, of uncertain authorship.
Then during my research for character design I came across Mouse Guard by David Petersen. My original character so closely resembled his characters that it was one of the sticking points why that idea didn't get approved. And after seeing his designs it's hard to come up with a mouse character that is any better.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Figure Drawing Part V




First figure drawing session of the new year. Great model. She was super skinny, but still curvy and did some great poses the whole class. She was dressed in a leotard and beret and had huge round sunglasses and a little revolver to complete the French Spy look. It was great!