Sunday, September 13, 2009

runner WIP update

i've managed to get some more work done. i really tried to push myself as far out of my comfort zone as possible with the skin and shading and face stuff, and with the exception of some blocky splotchy areas and the fact that his face doesnt look at all like i wanted it to in my head, i think i did ok. im still not a huge fan of the shirt, but i had tried at least 4 other designs and couldnt come up with anything else, so im gonna just make do with what i have and move on. there are still some details i want to put in, like the buttons i have placeholders for, as well as some of the other accessories i had mentioned in my previous update. for the most part i'm pleased with how this came out, but i think my problems with creative ideas for the clothing that came about later could have been alleviated if i had done some planning work on a stock pose that didnt have a twisted torso, obscured anatomy, and whatever you'd call my attempt at perspective.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

"newborn" entry; revisited

k i totallay revisited it. i plussed the heck outta it too, i think.

"newborn" entry

here's my entry into the's contest. the topic was "newborn," and my mom and sarah suggested a concept based around a born again christian. i really love the idea, tho their suggestion also involved cliffs and goblins and demons and all sorts of painfully time-consuming details. instead i disappointed them with a simple clash of color and a simplified idea :P i used photo reference for the hands, mostly because im really lazy, and i just kinda drove myself crazy experimenting with lighting and color. if you look closely you'll see theres no texture to the skin! also, puncture wounds are hard to render, and i really didnt feel like looking up reference for it. i went to once when i was in middle school. i dont need a repeat occurrence, even if it is for reference. in any case, im still pleased with this piece, and i still love the idea! especially since its a bit more personal to me. perhaps i'll revisit it someday.

runner WIP

here's a work in progress. i started this a few weeks ago and i do a bit here and there every now and then. i have a pretty solid idea of what im going for, its just attaining that idea is a tad challenging. i'm really pushing myself far beyond my comfort zone with the coloring and texturing, but i wanted to experiment with more values and shadows and the like. wrinkles continue to plague me, as does texturing and detail work. i had all sorts of ideas for buckles and stuff for this guys shoes, but the only thing i could come up with that seemed plausible (the character is supposed to be a messenger of sorts, in a fantasy setting. so keeping him light and fast, yet still covered in some sort of protective clothing seemed necessary) was a seam, which is actually not as visible as i'd like, so i'll prolly punch that up. and if i find that seam look works well i'll also apply it to the pants. Though im thinking i'll add some big stitches to that as well to break it up a bit. i also found that doing this sort of thing in chunks of clothing fits well, since im still exploring other ideas in terms of accessories (belts, buckles, pouches, weapons, tankards of ale or whatever it is fantasy joggers run around with). if anybody has any ideas, im totally open to suggestions. anyidea that would make the clothing not-plain-looking would be appreciated :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

anyone remember that show 'beetleborgs'?

me neither. but it sucked. this quiet and subtle guy has beetle armor, and one of those egyptian khopesh swords (which are BA as all hell). its kinda funny, i see a lot of these old sketches from my old notebook from school and they have a lot of descriptions with arrows pointing at things. i had forgotten why those were there, and now i realize its because i couldnt explain out loud to my friends what i was drawing because we were in the middle of lecture.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

sein eine Falle!

alien hitler w/ laser blasters akimbo, stalks the elusive ghost of disembodied admiral ackbar.

Monday, March 16, 2009

sabre-tooth elf-cat poof-tail draw-ing

not a fan of the spinning morning star flail. also, cat feet are effin' tough.

be my druidess

concept sketch i did for a friend back during associates at FS. i dont know how she manages to stand up right like that, but in my defense, feet are effin' tough.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

let me ax you somethin

here's the first in the previously mentioned "nerdy fantasy stuff" series. i feel i went overboard with the veiny arms, but NOT too overboard with the blood splatter. huh. how bout that

Monday, March 9, 2009

four score and seven years ablaze

one day my friend bryan said "can you draw a cyclops abe lincoln with adidas and fire hands?" it was a good question; one that i answered with an exploration in foreshortening and some more dynamic posing than what i was used to at the time. then i photoshopped in some fire pictures for fun.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

what, ho!

here's a drawing of a paladin. he's the second in a 2-part series of pieces i did i call "nerdy fantasy stuff" where i put a 'hero' character in some sort of repose with an item or something in the background. these are early (highschoolish) attempts at composition.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

jihad warrior #1

earlier sketch test for the jihad guy. i felt it came out a little too...serious. and thats not what i wanted to go for. also pictured- an ak-47 coming out of his BRAIN.

jihad warrior. doing a masenko or something.

here's a guy who likes islam. he's much like the type that i imagine getting their asses kicked by my girlfriend (she's a veteran). i was experimenting with inking on this piece, but i was afraid to commit to cross-hatching or other forms of shading (this was before i had a scanner so any changes i made were permanent) and its obvious i stayed far away from the face an beard. i do like the hands, and the pose overall.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

of course not, don't be ridiculous.

heres a drawing of balky from 'perfect strangers' wearing reebok 'pumps' and a sheep. it was drawn to adorn a friend's kegorator.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

demons & minotaurs

back when 'oblivion' had just come out and everyone was busy with it, my friend lynch started singing about demons and minotaurs. i drew this so he would have some context. first chance.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

space carrier

i dont like the design of this space carrier very much, but the perspective was fun to play with


an early experimentation in semi-dynamic posing. aka WHOOSH LINES!


i just did a whole lot of scanning of things reaching back as 2004. here's a couple sketches i did whenever. i just composited them together. one is duck i drew from a rubberband i was looking at [included]. also an emo girl. and a hitler bunny. and a dynamic pose i took from the cover of an ultimate x-men cover, and the head of a girl i drew as a bomber graphic to put on the side of an engine for a game model i did back in school. i think i spent more time on that drawing than i did on the model.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

elk + hat

Not 3 minutes after my first post did my friend dino message me with "elk + hat." an hour later i have this. i did it completely in photoshop, which is unorthodox for me since i usually sketch and scan. but my printer-scanner is in the closet and hooking it up sucks. maybe i'll color this one day, but right now im tired. also, im chatting with sarah and she suggested "meerkat + sombrero" and "prairie dog + corn cob pipe." badass.

the bear that started a revolution

Since he's featured prominently on my demo reel site ( i figured i'd have him kick off my art blog. The Pants Bear was sketched while waiting for Dan and AJ to show up at Broadway Pizza one evening. and thats about as close to a reason i could come up with for drawing a bear wearing pants and making such a proclamation. some people enjoy the Pants Bear, and some people (mom) think he is cute. for those people i will mention that there are talks in developing pants bear apparel, because i know a guy that knows a guy and the first guy said he enjoys the pants bear and said that a guy he knows might enjoy putting the pants bear on a tshirt in exchange for cash monies. if anybody has any requests for animals wearing certain articles of clothing and then boldly informing us of what particular article of clothing they are wearing, drop me a line, and i'll see what i can do.