Friday, July 25, 2008

It's Hell, Boy.



Here is my submission for this week's Drawer Geeks topic, the Big Red Defender. He's got one left in the chamber, so he better make that shot count. Gonna put it "right between the eyes"...or between the slimy, serrated beak and tendrils...well, right in the kisser, anyways!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Bit More for RED



Beginning to flush out the color and lighting on Hellboy.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Adding some color



Thursday, July 17, 2008

BIG RED


Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Trouble with Earl





Arriving in his best duds and brand new Leone vest, Big Earl was not prepared for what he saw that night at the dance. There were two other cowboys making time with his best sweetheart, Ms. Abilene.

Not much for conversatin', Big Earl charged onto the dance floor in an avalanche of boots and denim. When the dust finally settled, no one in Prairie Dog County would dare to do the Macarena or the Hokie Pokie ever again.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

That's what its all about



"You call that dancing! I'll show you some real dancing!" You put your right foot in, you put your right foot out, you put your right foot in...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

So, you think you can dance?



Floyd really wanted to win this year's line dancing championship to impress Ms. Abilene, the Prairie Dog County Princess. One, two...cha cha cha.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

You Wanna Lick?

You waited all week for the chance to wrap your tongue around a delectable scoop of creamy ice cream. They have you favorite flavor and you have just enough allowance left over after buying your comics to feast like a king. It doesn't get any better than this!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Gasp!

The things that go bump in the night are not really all that scary. Are they? As long as you don't let your imagination run away with you, everything should be fine. However, be sure not to look behind you in the darkness. You may not like what you can't see.

Monday, June 9, 2008

What's So Good About It?

Sometimes you just don't have the strength to face the day. Especially when your neighbor gives you a hearty, "Good morning!", flips you a wink and then takes off with a bound.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Crystal Skull


In the Fall of last year, I was asked to paint a Crystal Skull concept for a licensing tie in to the new Indiana Jones film. The sketch was created by another artist that I work with. As is often the case with movie licensors, we weren't given much in the way of reference. So we gleaned as much information as we could from available photos and blindly managed to create an interesting image. I painted the skull to look like it was made of greenish crystal. Below is the skull as seen in the movie.


Looking back now, I know that I should have painted the skull with more translucency and facets. The art was slated to be used for a tin container. Before we were able to finalize the concept, we received the approved artwork from Lucasfilm, so there was no need to take this art any further. Still, having grown up watching and pretending to be the adventurous archaeologist, I really loved working on this concept.

By the way, I still haven't found the time to see the movie.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Another Sketch



Warm Up Doodle


My good friend Jeremy suggested that I try to start the day with a quick doodle to get the old eyes and ears working. It's really quite refreshing to throw out a quick little image like this one. My thanks to him for the suggestion. I hope you like it!

Friday, May 16, 2008

DrawerGeeks Dinosaur


This week's topic at DrawerGeeks is Dinosaur. I was tempted to do something kitchy or perhaps, even something clever. Instead I decided to do something in the finest traditions of illustration and resort to that which is tried and tested.That simple paradigm that will solve any design problem you might have. A scantily clad babe. When in doubt, throw in heaving bosoms and lots of leg and you can't go wrong.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Average JOE

Introducing a magazine for regular slobs who sit around dreaming of doing exciting things, having the latest gizmos and getting the insanely hot girl. Every average Joe should learn all the secrets to being the most envied guy in the room. Cheers!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bacos


Because you can never, never have enough...here is a second helping of hammyness, the Royal Musketeer: Bacos. For those of you keeping track, there is still one slice left to be served up. Then you will have a grand slam breakfast worthy of song.

Check back again soon.

Lolly Pop


Just how many licks does it takes to get to the center? The world may never know. Just a playful little post of a cutesy girl. I am trying to develop a solid and appealing style for my girlie girl drawings. I am certain that this is the first of many scribbles to come.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

A little Balance

Switching gears. Foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds... -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Girlie dots



This is a quick color sketch that I did tonight of a girl in polka dots. I wanted to flush out the image as quickly as possible without being clumsy or haphazard, while setting the mood of the scene. I think she's cute.



Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Girl Sketch

Just a simple sketch of a girl with a cloth. I have always admired the elegance of simple linework to describe the human form.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Porkos

Although missing his counterparts, Porkos is at the ready to serve for King and country.

I plan to add some texture to the background and perhaps a few more elements to this sketch. Wish me luck!

Friday, April 18, 2008

DrawerGeeks Triplets

Here is my exploratory sketch for my submission to DrawerGeeks this week. The theme was triplets, so I decided to take the three little pigs and make them into the Three Musketeers. I ran out of time, so I wasn't able to develope the staging much beyond the cleaned up character lineup below.

I like the direction that this is going in. I would like to use a more lively line weight in the tightened drawing in order to preserve the movement and vibrancy of the quick sketch above. Hope you enjoy. I invite you to leave comments!

Sharpening the Pen

Occasionally, I like to sharpen the pen by sketching from my imagination in the sketchbook. Sometimes the pen stays dull. Sometimes it gets pointy.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Some Doodles





Drawing with a brush pen on location can be frustrating. You must learn to relinquish the pursuit of precison in exchange for gesture. That is, however, the very point. Once in a while you hit a stride and the unitelligible mess of ink strokes can actually capture the moment.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Samurai Drawer Geeks




I had great plans for this weeks topic: Samurai. Unfortunately, I ran out of time. Still, I want to flush out this idea a bit further.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Hulk


A few years ago, before Ang Lee's The Hulk debuted in theaters to dumbounded fans nationwide, I had the pleasure of working on some of the merchandise for the film. I had a really great time dreaming up situations where we could have the Hulk destroying all manner of property. In this design, Hulk SMASH puny Hum-Vee into a small waffle of Detroit armoured steel.

A small touch of color to help distinguish the planes.

After the design was finalized, we sent our sketch over to the extremely talented folks at the Jim Roger's Studios. They were incredible to work with! Having worked with sculptors overseas who are perported to be cheaper, I found that using Jim's studio was a fanatstic investment of time and value. He and his team were able to solve many of the problems inherent in the initial drawing. Yes, I will admit that there were some "problems" with the concept sketch. Nonetheless, the final product was far superior to anything we ever had made overseas.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Three Gals Work In Progress

Unrequited love is the bane of adolescence. Still, there is a bit of magic when you first lay your eyes on the "one". Here, these Three Gals are spying Mister Right.


I love to experiment with varying my painting techniques. In this color sketch WIP, I am trying to learn the deft simplicity with which Florian Satzinger creates his imaginative work. I am really love his animated style.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Got a Biscuit in Your Pocket?

This guy could use something tasty for a treat. Chances are, if you don't have something handy, he will help himself to whomever is around!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Gorillataurus

Imagine a wild herd of these Gorillataurus rampaging through the plains on the edges of the ancient forests. This would be a mighty foe that you could not outrun nor escape up a tree.

Tarzan

Conflict resolution seems to be one of Tarzan's strong suits. When in doubt, go for it.

Friday, February 22, 2008

A little Bit of Color

Clearly, little Timmy should have chosen a more suitable gaurd to defend against the monster under the bed. Next time, pick the guy with the Kung Fu grip.



Tuesday, February 19, 2008

MUTB

Monsters Under the Bed. Monsters have always been a favorite topic of mine. I always knew that there were strange things going on under the bed! So here is my sketch for this week's
Drawer Geeks.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Last Minute

I was out to lunch with a couple of good friends yesterday. While lathering up a pulled pork sandwhich with a cubic ton of Babaloos Famous Secret Sweet Sauce, I was gently reminded that this week's Drawer Geeks deadline was TODAY! In my usual fashion, I announced that I had no plans to do a sketch for the topic of Lord of the Rings, having missed the last dozen or so rounds. When neither friend seemed surprised, I felt compelled to scratch out something just out of spite!