Thursday, December 31, 2009
A lot of downtime at the day job this holiday season has had me doodling in ballpoint pen in my notebook an awful lot. I figured since this is supposed to be "sketch" blog after all, I'd share. Here they are along with wishes for a Happy New Year.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Merry Christmas! This year I got you the designs for the Chojun (top) and Methuselah (bottom, with the Chojun to scale). All these things are brush inked now, but I feel lame re-posting all the characters in brush form. Maybe after the New Year.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
I was messing around tonight with comps for those Christmas cards and ended up drawing some stuff in straight ink with a bamboo pen and my ancient Raphael 8404, and ended up with the evil looking Santa. So I figured I would share.
Also, I have address info for many of you for the upcoming Christmas cards, but needless to say I'm still missing out on some of you. Drop me an e-mail with your info and prepare for the holiday cheer! Technically, the 12 Days of Christmas don't end until Jan. 6th. I'm just floating that out there.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Through a series of events I've been using a new, cheaper sketchbook for the last few drawing sessions and I'll be damned if any of the gray pencil work in it will show. I also think my scanner is on its last legs, so its problems from both end. Drawings wise, this girl was absolutely gorgeous. I wish I had done more portraits- I like the two here okay but I don't think I really captured her cheekbones at all.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Some of the pencil work from the No Submission clothing designs, now that the project is finally underway. This is a SKETCH blog right? Still resolving final logos, designs, etc. but the website is live with placeholder images and the promotional clothing run over at http://nosubmission.com
Friday, November 20, 2009
So rather than look only for a new full time day job (which I found) and a part time job (not so much), I've also been looking on and off through the Creative Gigs section of Craigslist too. Bwahahahahahaha, there is some goofy stuff out there. Of course most of my time now is spent on No Submission, so I haven't looked as much recently.
In any case, in some fruitless back and forth on one project, I actually ended up drawing a little girl ballerina I thought came out alright and I figured I'd post it here. The reference image searches were incredibly pedo. Oh well.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Despite the fact I'm still penciling the first page of Issue 2, I did the page breakdown for Issue 3 on the train this morning. This could only mean one thing- its dive suit and deep sea submersible concept time! I could draw sketcky inky biomorphic designs all damned day. Now I just wonder how many times I'll end up tweaking the hell out of them before I get that far into the story.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Weeks are supposed to alternate between male models and female models, but for some reason six of the last seven models have been male. Guess which week I decided I wasn't feeling well enough to go? Fuck.
Women, all your curves are so much more fun to draw. I miss them.
Also, my 1-2 minute poses will not scan worth a damn. At all. Usually this isn't a problem since they have always sucked, sucked and should never see the light of day. Those have actually improved quite a bit this session though, and I have nothing to post for it. This is my life.
Monday, November 2, 2009
That's right you crazy kids, I'm sending out Christmas cards this year. Some of you are married, some of you own homes, some of you even have children; sending Christmas cards is how I have chosen to dip my toe into the pool of adulthood.
If you would like to receive a card this year, send an e-mail with the subject line "Send Me a Christmas Card!" to email@example.com. In said e-mail put your name, titles, and the names of various spouses, significant others, children, pets, significant pets, house plants, unwanted guests, and celebrity cardboard cutouts that you would like the card to address. Also include a full mailing address and I will send a card (art courtesy of me) along with a short note (possibly a long rambling nonsensical note, baby you know I treat you right).
I look forward to sharing my holiday cheer with all of you...right around Martin Luther King Day, which knowing me is when these will show up. Maybe earlier though! This holiday season you can dare to dream!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Last week my sister passed her driving test while sick with swine flu. Hardcore little girl! I decided to draw her a picture while we were on the phone last night and post it on some sort of book of faces she has. On the inter-toobs no less.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The last six to eight months working on Benthic has given me the longest break since college from working on my near-unfinishable epic, Red Crane. It's also given me a chance to see Red Crane from a bit further back. So while I tweak the script for Benthic's second issue I keep having ideas for tweaking Red Crane too, and that makes me want to draw. Thus, here are some sketches of Xun and Annabelle.