Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I just inked this with a brush. I think It turned out pretty good considering how little I've used a brush before.

Friday, December 2, 2011


Colored the last thing I posted. It's still kind of rough and looks painted.
Going to watch videos on ctrlpaint.com and learn things.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Can't sleep so I Inked

I'm starting to put some serious effort into learning how to use nib pens and brushes. All the line work in this was done with a nib pen and I filled in blacks with a brush. It was on tracing paper over a photocopy of this pencil drawing by Walt Simonson. Yep. I'm learnin'.

I also used white out for the first time ever on anything because I smudged a lot of wet ink around with the palm of my hand and fingers on accident. And holy crap white out is a vile substance. It's really chunky and super sticky. Since it was so thick I thought I'd mix it with water but the stuff is like the anti-water and it wouldn't mix. and when I tried to clean out the dish I was mixing them in it got all over my hands and it's super sticky and clung to my body like Venom's symbiote. I'm getting me some white ink ASAP.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Baked Potatos and Mountain Dew is a bad mixture

Here's a color of this Phil Noto drawing of The Mighty Thor. I spent too much time on it, so I decided to be done with it. I think I need to learn to paint traditionally and apply that knowledge to Photoshop. Dunno what else to say about it.

Also, I'd like to share this Meatloaf comic book ad for the Special Olympics.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

There's only two kinds of people in this world

Those who draw Tuco and those who do something else.

I haven't ever wacthed The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly until like last July. But since then I've probably watched it like 10 times, and it's now one of my favorite movies. And before that, it was one of my favorite movies that I've never seen because I'd watch the ending scene where each of the treasure hunters are staring each other down, with these extreme close ups of just their eyes. and the SOUNDTRACK! It's the best thing ever. There's probably no other noise that's more iconic that the "Ahh ye Ah ye Ahhhhh!" part in the main theme.

Any who, during my latest viewing I drew a couple Tuco faces. First one started out terrible, (at least it didn't possess a likeness) so I started pausing the movie at parts and took like 15 minutes to draw something. It's kind of fun and annoying at the same time because you're constantly pausing the movie and not enjoying it.

Also, yesterday morning I put on mismatched socks. One grey, one black. This sparked inspiration for The Man Called Darkfoot. A suave 1960's FBI spy cop that doesn't play by anyone's rules but his own. Sticking his foot in the door of crime.
So he's just this slick dude in polyester, with a crazy foot that's made of shadows or something.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Kyle Katarn

Just some doodles I did in between tasks while I was sitting at the computer. I used to draw like this 90% of the time. Just some scrap paper in front of the keyboard and during loading screens or downloads (back in dial-up days) I'd draw. Or take notes on things.

some sketches of Kyle Katarn from the Dark Forces and Jedi Knight series. Probably the best Star Wars games ever and nothing will ever be made similar again because of crap like KOTOR and The Force Unleashed.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

That cover again

I'm now taking my business card design and getting it ready to be turned into my homepage. Pretty much all the things on it will be roll over images/slices that will flip colors or something to catch your attention and tell you "Hey! this isn't a book cover, it's a web page. With buttons!"

So yeah. I really liked aging the book, adding scratches and what not. Except the weird foggy smudgy stuff. That photoshop brush sucks. For the edges I scanned the back of one of my Thor books, which is a Laser Tag guide book ad. I chose it because it's mostly black and that makes it easy to harvest the scratches to overlay onto my cover.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Frazzeta colors

Probably the only reason I do this is because no matter what I do the pictures look awesome because I still have Frazzeta's lines in there. But it's fun anyway, and I think I learn a few things from doing these.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Blog Hat-Trick this month

Yo! At my graduation show I was handing these out. They're little mini-comics that just suddenly became one day. Originally they were drawn on index cards folded in half. and now I got a system where I can mass produce them and the worst part is stapling. But check these out! I am so proud.

I graduated!

How about that! To prepare myself for this new school-less life ahead of me I decided to tiddy up my room and found an older sketch pad with a buncha life drawings in it from my anatomy class.
This'll probably be the neatest blog post, and the one with the most images.

Tomorrow I suppose I start the job hunt. Oh jeez. Kind of a little bit nervous about that

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Drawing for my Business Card. I didn't plan ahead and think about where the titles and my contact info would go. So it gets a little crowded when I slap all that information on top of it. Maybe I'll spend more than five minutes and figure out a better solution. Might just print that stuff on the back.

Graduating in 3(2) days. Oh my! I can't wait till I got tons of free time to draw and get better at drawing. Maybe coloring too. Cause this piece is really splotchy.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

gonna go to a slayer concert on the 5th

On my last term of art school. Things are going pretty well.

So I'm in this illustration class, and it's pretty darn cool. They got me doing this assignment where I draw a celebrity and their "pet" for a hypothetical Rolling Stone article. I chose Alan Moore because I think I got a fetish for wizards. Which probably stems from my beard lust.
Here's the final sketch, I think I'm probably going to finish it in water colors.

Speaking of water colors, the teacher of the illustration class did a demo on water colors and I got to mess around with water colors for the first time since like 1st grade, and it turned out pretty neat! have a gander.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Doing a podcast tonight with some pals.

Today, using a sophisticated number graph grid thingy, I took up the challenge of drawing a character of my choosing in a style that would be determined by fate and the cosmos.

What I did was use this image. The numbers at the top and side correlate to the last couple of numbers on a forum post. For you at home I suppose you could roll a pair of dice or use the last two numbers of your favorite relative's birth year.

But you pick your character that you like, and I think it works best if you choose a character with their own unique style (definitely more difficult). Then you use the chart to figure out what style you're drawing them in. If I don't know the person I google them and look at their drawings.

You win if you're character is recognizable as well as the artist you were copying. In my case I think I failed to match the style. I got Skottie Young, who I think I kind of draw a lot like in some ways already, but the guy's got that like ... pixar magic? His shapes are just really good for things. It's really simplified but he draws stuff so sketchy like. Ahhh I'm going on and on.

Here's the picture, and the guy's Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star

P.S. he's supposed to be kicking the guy in the face

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Filming, editing, and uploading silly videos is a good waste of a day.

This guy's older than everything on this blog, for some reason I never uploaded it. It's from my early beard lust period. (not that I'm implying that period has ended.)

Also Stumptown Comics Fest '11 happened this weekend and it was neat. I'd elaborate more but it's 3 in the morning and I gotta write some prose poetry before 12:45 pm.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I ran into a car on my bike, and it fixed my handle bars.

Hey. It's 2011! I recall my mother saying it feels weird that it's 2011 because it sounds like a year from a science fiction novel, and I think I agree.

So I had a pretty good holiday season, I didn't do much but that was the plan all along. Two different friends of mine got married (not to each other), which is pretty neat but also bizarre all at the same time. Am I allowed to hang out with them anymore? I don't think bros before hoes is justified if it's their spouse. I'm just kidding, I'm happy for them. Congrats!

One thing I did do over the break was draw some Mighty Thor as a gift for my mom, I'm still working on it however, and it's kind of past Christmas... but it's coming along nicely. I've decided to show you all the bad sketches I've done that finally got me to the final composition. There's also a Jacob Brown original that I stole without him knowing.

Billions and billions of hands because I couldn't get the right vicious grasping look I wanted. I wanted it to look scary but still look like a natural way to grab at something. All for nothing too, because I ditched the first composition I decided on after looking through this Frazeta book I got and saw how he used this triangle composition a lot and decided to use it.

Thor. 'nuff said.

A doodle Jacob left at my parent's place that I kept. I think it turned out pretty neat. I ruined it by coloring it.