Friday, July 11, 2014

A Couple of Late Night Doodles

I had a bit of warming up to do tonight so I did these...



Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sketch Dailies

Hey there everyone,

Here are a couple Sketch Dailies doodles to gander at if you'd like... Enjoy!




Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dinonaut!

Behold, the mighty conqueror!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Archangel

This is an illustration I did a little while ago for a Sketch Dailies challenge. The challenge was to draw an archangel character. I had fun with this one. I don't draw dragons nearly enough!


Hulk and the Hammer

Hey everyone! This is for Planet Pulp's June theme which is muscle bound freaks... Hulk has always been fun to draw. I hope you like it!


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

More Monomyth

Hey everyone! Bringing this project to life is crawling closer and closer to a reality... Mack and I are in the process of putting polish on a script for an animated short that we'll start producing soon. In the meantime, here's another taste of one of our main characters...



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Personal Project Away!

Hello everyone! Some of you may remember the project I've been working on for a few years with a friend of mine. We've finally picked it back up again so here are a couple characters I've put some more work into... I hope you approve!




Monday, May 19, 2014

Merlin

Here's today's Sketch Dailies doodle... Merlin! This one was kind of fun. I'm majorly inclined to draw dudes with beards. And bald people for that matter. And glowing eyes... So today's sketch challenge was perfect for me! I hope you like it.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Neglect!

Hey guys, I'd like to apologize for being so silent here on the blog. I've been devoting most of my time to updating my Facebook page and have let things slip a bit here. I'm sorry.

Anyway, I'm going to just dump a bunch of images in this post in case you've missed them... Cheers!














Monday, February 17, 2014

Crowd Funding for Artists!

Hey everyone! I listened to a Chris Oatley podcast today about a website called Patreon that's set up to help fans support artists. It's a phenomenal idea. It's a great way to show your support for artists who are trying to make a living doing what they love.

It's a lot like kickstarter, but instead of helping people achieve one large goal, it helps them to achieve smaller ones. As an artist it can be hard to find ways to make money and as a fan it can be hard to show the artists you admire your support without spending a ludicrous amount of money. On Patreon, you pledge to pay a certain amount once a month or every time the artist releases new content. If you don't want to pay more than a certain amount you can put a cap on your donations.

Artists have the option to post goals that they want to achieve and keep their Patreon patrons updated as they achieve those goals. The goals can be anything from wanting to remove ads on your site to buying new recording equipment for the band.

The artists also have the option to give rewards to their patrons. For example, when I set up my page I included rewards like monthly live streams, google hangout sessions, wallpapers, prints, etc.

It's awesome that there are opportunities to be and stay connected to artists and fans. Spread the word! Patreon is awesome!

Here's my patreon page.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Batgirl Redesign

Hey everyone! Project: Rooftop is doing a "Draw Batgirl" event right now and it's been the most fun of all the projects I've participated in so far. I did this while I was waiting to hear from clients today. Let me know what you think! Cheers!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Late Christmas

Hey there! So I completely forgot this past Christmas about a gift exchange deal that I signed up for. I got the most beautiful ORIGINAL painting in the mail from the gal I was supposed to have exchanged with and it made me sick with guilt. So today I attempted to rectify the situation by painting up this guy. It obviously isn't an acrylic painting, but I'm hoping she likes it and I hope you do to. Cheers!


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Animated Short

Hi there! For anyone who's been following my blog for any length of time, you know that I've been working on a project called "Monomyth" for a few years now. Ordinarily I probably wouldn't stick to something for this long, but in this case it's a project that I really believe in. We've now decided to produce an animated short to introduce the world to one of the characters and hopefully generate some interest and a fan base.
I've been putting a team of artists together to help with the vis dev work, the matte painting, and the animation. Once we get a good team put together we'll launch a kickstarter campaign to fund it and hopefully have something to show for it in a year or so.
Anyway, here are a few sketches for some of the characters that will be in the short. I hope you enjoy them!











Saturday, January 4, 2014

Cap and Bucky

Hey there everyone! I've been absolutely terrible at updating this thing so I'm going to be trying to make up for lost time over the next few days. We'll start out with an illustration I did yesterday of my favorite super hero and his faithful sidekick. My New Year's resolution is to be more like Captain America: stalwart, diligent, full of integrity and uncompromising when it comes to morals. Anyway, enjoy.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Inktober doodle.

Hey guys! I've been blessed enough the past little while to have plenty of work to keep me busy. Unfortunately, that means I don't have as much time to do my own stuff or just sit and doodle in my sketchbook. The past couple weeks have been extra crazy so it was a nice treat to be able to sit down tonight and bust out a drawing. I hope you like it.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

"Masters of Anatomy" Kickstarter

Hey there, everyone! Some of you may have heard of the "Masters of Anatomy" kickstarter campaign that went live a couple days ago. It's going to be a phenomenal book when it's done and I'm thrilled to pieces to announce that I'll be one of the artists featured in it. This is the kind of book that I fall all over myself to buy.

Lots of illustration students find themselves at a loss as to how to translate their knowledge of anatomy (or lack thereof in many cases) into a stylized or cartoony figure. The awesome thing about this book is that it takes the same six poses --3 male and 3 female-- and shows you how over 100 different artists interpret the ideal human figure in those poses in their individual style. It's going to be awesome!

I learned most of my basic anatomy from other artists growing up and I would have DEVOURED a book like this. It's a little on the pricey side, but I think it'll be worth the money. Check it out and snag a copy!


Monday, October 7, 2013

Toned Paper

Hey there, everyone! I realize it's been a really long time since I've posted anything and I apologize. I finally made the switch couple weeks ago to using toned paper and the difference it makes is astonishing to me. Having toned background allows you to add depth to drawings that's impossible with white paper. It's a little more expensive than the paper I'm used to, but it's completely worth it. I've found that I can't stop with just sketching something, I have to use the different colored col-erase pencils I've got to add colors and then I have to add highlights as well.

Here's a quick walk through of the process I usually go through:

First step is obviously a sketch. This is usually where I'd stop in my white sketch book.

 Then I'll add a little bit of color to the sketch in different areas to draw interest. The toned paper is nice because it helps unify your colors. That's especially nice when you're working with a very limited palette.

Then I'll add ink and whatever other finishing touches it needs. On this one I added a white halo to help the drawing pop a little more.
Done.


Here are a few other drawings I've done in the past little bit: