Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gone Sketchin' – Color Update

Here's the final color for my Gone Sketchin' piece.  This one was just for me, so I used a more looser approach and just tried to have fun with it.  I've also included a few closeups to show some of the brush work.


Monday, November 10, 2014

Book Worm

I'll always prefer curling up with an actual book to reading novels on digital devices. It's just not the same without that old musty paper smell.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

It's A Hard Corps Life

A bit of fan art for my favorite client, the San Diego Derby Dolls. Fingers crossed they'll use it in a poster for an upcoming bout for the Hard Corps. Either way, I'm looking forward to coloring this one.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Future Sketch

Okay, so maybe I've seen the movie Solarbabies one too many times. But can you blame me? Planet Earth has essentially been turned into one huge skatepark. If you ask me, that's a future worth sketching about!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Gotcha!

I've been feeling the need to get back to my comic book nerd roots.  So here's a loosely rendered sketch of Princess from the show Gatchaman.  If I draw any more random characters I'll let you guys know.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Another Round


Here's another look at Live Bait. I've decided to simply go with what I know, and the thing I know best is comic book nerds…because I am one.



Monday, June 23, 2014

Just Ducky

As a way to brush up on my digital inking skills I gave myself a quick stand alone project…a comic strip.  This would allow me to focus on inking without feeling the need to go to color. Plus, I could work on character turnarounds and do some basic panel to panel storytelling as well. The only problem…I'm having way too much fun to stop now.

So here's my first attempt at what I hope will be many more comic strips to come. I've posted both the individual panels and the strip as a whole to test how best to view the comic on various digital devices.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

It's Always Something

Once and a while I'll forget to include certain details in a sketch and have to make adjustments later. Luckily, in this case it was an easy fix. See if you can spot the difference between sketch and final color.


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Ride Sally Ride

A bit of Dr. Seuss inspired whimsy. Not sure if I'll have time to clean it up and go to color anytime soon. But I'll post it here if and when I do.

Friday, June 6, 2014

King Me

For this piece I mixed things up by playing around with some new Photoshop brushes instead of using my usual favorites.  I think I found a few keepers in the bunch.


…and a close up.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Quick Turnaround

Drawing turnarounds is a great exercise to strengthen consistency. Plus, once they're done, they can be used for future reference…and reference is always a good thing.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Work In Progress

Here are some character designs for a new project I've started. If all goes well I'll post more images.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Jammer

I'm currently working on some new promo pieces for the San Diego Derby Dolls. This illustration was created for a recruitment flyer I'll be designing soon.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Stay Loose

There're are a lot of happy little accidents that occur while working loosely that can add extra flourish to a finished piece. So I'm always fighting against my own urge to tighten up when taking a rough idea to final illustration. Sometimes an earlier color study can wind up being the stronger piece of work.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Voice in the Wilderness

Most of the time I have a pretty clear picture in my head what I'm about to draw. But occasionally a drawing will come out of nowhere and surprise me. I'm not entirely sure where this little guy came from, but he's made himself heard.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

El Gazapo!

How much do I love that gazapo means both young rabbit and blunder in Spanish?  I think it's the perfect name for my fuzzy long-eared luchador friend here.


…and the sketch.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Gorilla Time

Random gorilla sketch…guess I need to draw a few ducks now too.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Prehistoric - Part 2

I'm happier overall with the drawing on this one. But I've lost the zany quality of the previous sketch by reworking the proportions. I have a sneaky feeling this guy will be showing up in my sketchbook a lot more.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Prehistoric

I always wanted a pet dinosaur. Who doesn't? So I imagined this one acting like a puppy, jumping at the sight of his own tail, etc.  Of course, now I want to draw him chasing his tail or playing fetch with a big bone.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jazz Hands!

When I'm having fun drawing I think it shows through in my sketches.  At least, that's always the hope…and this one made me smile.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Call Me Rusty

I've been away from the drawing board for far too long.  So my new year's resolution is to practice, practice, practice…to get back to the point where I'm sketching nearly everyday. To that end here are my first sketches of 2014.