Thursday, December 31, 2009

From The Editorial Department

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

Benthic - Promo Poster

You want a montage! Montage! Even Rocky had a montage! Montage!

I don't know about you, but I'm excited.

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Chojun and The Methuselah - Ship Designs

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

Evil Santa in Color

Messing around in Photoshop this morning over coffee, enjoy. If this picture I'm doing of the Three Magi right now doesn't turn out, this may very well end up bring the Christmas card.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Evil Santa? Plus...Christmas Card Reminder!

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

The Rest of the Cast

The remaining major players are tonight's installment - Tsaigen, Dr. Fos Blusan, and Vuid Juande. Of which, only Tsaigen is really a main character, but whatever.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Methuselah - Crew Members

In today's installment, we'll see the main crew members of the Methuselah - Issalai, Zef, and Olcee. I thought drawing all the random people working on the ship was overkill

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Chojun - Crew Members

Finished up the pen drawings of all the characters from my comic. Today, we'll see the crew of the Chojun- Karda, Tel, Hinei and Mu.

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Lazy Friday Night

Working on a character design for a friend, who is looking for a tattoo of a "sexy ninja chick". Now I guess I just have to find a good pose.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Afghanistan Piece - Final Ink and Color Comps

I'm collaborating with a friend on a political magazine mock-up, and this is the main illustration I'm doing for it. Figured I'd toss some of the comps up before I go to bed.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

ASIFA - Fall 2009, Part 3

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

No Submission - Ink/Color Comps

Trying out different techniques and effects. Not sure if this is exactly the direction I want to go with this project, but I these came out looking good in their own right.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

No Submission - Pencil Comps 1

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

Friday, November 20, 2009

Craigslist Freelance Postings Break My Brain

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

Concept Art, Under the Sea

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

ASIFA - Fall 2009, Part 2

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

Would You Like A Christmas Card?

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 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

ASIFA - Fall 2009, Part 1

Life drawing that's actually current work. I'm caught up! Shock. And. Surprise. These are from the week before last, and the week before that.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Angry Swine Flu Driver

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

Red Crane Murmurs

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.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

ASIFA Drawing Backlog, Part 10

This is the last post from last sessions, I'm current from here on out.