Thursday, May 28, 2009

Monster by Night

A sketch digitally inked and colored in Photoshop. I still feel like I have a ton more control with a real brush in hand, so I've experimented a bit with a couple brush settings in Photoshop.

Here's the original sketch:

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Bird's Eye View

Graphic novel in process. Close to 50 pages.

Friday, May 22, 2009

10 Minute Digital Wolverine

Not much of a Mutant fan these days, but you almost can't not like old Wolvie.

10 Minute digital Edgar Allen Poe

Thursday, May 21, 2009

10 Minute Digital Superman

One more.

10 Minute Digital Batman

One more completely digital drawing here. This time a Photoshop Batman.

10 Minute Digital Hulk

Took 10 minutes and did this on my Wacom tablet. Still a weird disconnect "drawing" in the computer. Feels strange. I like to feel the pencil, feel the ink, get the medium in my pores.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dog Drawing

Another portrait I did. This time of a deceased dog.
Also, I just got a second shipment of my 112 page sketchbook in, so if you haven't ordered one yet, you can get one here.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Most of my freelance this year has consisted of portrait drawings like these.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Time for a Painting (part 3)

Just finished adding the final highlights, crimson reflected light, and saliva spatters. I'm really excited about how this piece turned out. I rarely work his big (2 ft x 3 ft) so this was very exciting and most importantly FUN to see come together.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Time for a Painting (part 2)

Alright, underpainting's done, now I've begun adding a bit of color. I've already reached the "Oh crap is this thing gonna survive" stage, and I think it's going to. This piece thus far has been therapeutic for me in that it's not often I do artwork with the end goal of pure enjoyment of creating in mind.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Time for a Painting

It's been two years or so since I'd last done a painting. I have to put a piece in a show next month, so I figured it's about time. It always seems to work best if I base my paintings off a smaller pen and ink drawing. So, what I end up doing (and there may well be a more productive way of doing this) is scan the ink drawing, vectorize it in adobe Illustrator, blow it up to size, tile and print it, tape the drawing together, smear graphite on the back, transfer it onto the canvas.

I could probably save myself a bit of time with a projector. Anyways, here's the original drawing.

Here it is blown up, printed out, and ready to transfer:

here it is transferred, with the underpainting in process:

More to come on this.

Friday, May 08, 2009

I Wanna Draw Like This Guy....

About two years ago I was searching in a damaged graphic novels bin and I came across something published by Top Shelf Books called "Tales From the Farm", by a Canadian fellow named Jeff Lemire. Intrigued by the art, I purchased it and was totally blown away by both the art and the touching story. His stuff is loose and inky, spattery and texturey and I loved it. Particularly the way he renders backgrounds, landscapes and small town life.

Anyhoo, he has a new book coming out from Vertigo this Summer called "The Nobody". I was intrigued by the storyline and covetous of the art. Check out the preview here.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Unseen Pages

Pretty sure I've never posted these. My story for Parable 2 (if parable 1 (Deo volente) sees the light of day.

The story is about 2/3 done before I put it down. haven't touched it since around Christmas time. I actually did these suckers on full page comic paper, whereas the graphic novel I'm working on is being done almost at final size.