Monday, August 20, 2018

Fun & Fanart

I thought some fanart might liven up the place. So here's my take on Mulan's fresh new look for 'Ralph Breaks The Internet'.  #WreckItRalph2 #DisneyPrincess #Mulan


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Is This Thing On?

I've been away from the drawing board for far too long. So I was thinking I should start posting regularly to this blog again. Maybe by doing so I can jump-start the creative side of my brain…or, at least, the part that stresses over self-imposed impractical deadlines which in-turn compels me to draw out of fear and dread. Here's Hoping!!

Hey Look!  I even have a couple random character designs to get the ball rolling!



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Finding Your Rhythm

Good tunes are essential to good drawing…at least, for me.  Music keeps me relaxed while freeing me up creatively.  Besides, it's always a good idea to let loose and draw like no one's watching.  So crank it up…art is supposed to be fun, right?




Friday, December 22, 2017

Keep Moving

Keep Your Head Down…Keep Moving…Keep Drawing.  That's been my mantra, lately, as I keep pushing my way through a big project. It's been a tough year, but I'm hoping to start fresh soon and move on to other things.

Mostly, though, I'm hoping to get back to supporting Roller Derby by volunteering my services again as a graphic artist and designer.  Here's a recent sketch…it's a little wonky on some of the proportions, but I'm trying to adopt a 'warts-and-all' approach to showing my work.  If you want to be an artist, your ego has to be willing to take some hits.


 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tag…You're It!

I have mixed feelings about graffiti, but I understand the need to leave a mark. Angst can be a powerful motivator. #SpreadTheLove #SupportArt

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Seasons Greetings

My poor neglected blog…I've been away far too long. Here are some recent holiday sketches to cheer you up. #illo_advent #Christmas #sketch #drawing




Monday, August 8, 2016

Extra! Extra!

Creating background figures for an illustration can be like hiring extras for a film scene.  They need to be appropriate to the current setting while being both generic and diverse.  It's easy to get caught up creating cool characters and spending way too much time on them than is actually needed.

Here are a few out of context background figures for a current project that I'm working on.  All are still in the flat color stage and waiting to be rendered.