Friday, December 2, 2011

Salty Dog


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Old Timer


Still smilin'.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Battlin' Baddie








A sketch done at ten minute intervals over the course of three lunch periods. I realize that his far leg is obscured, but I assure you it is just behind his arm. He is not a tripod.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Woodland Spryte


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Just a thought


More than just a little mischievous, she just got an "idea".

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hagrid



My take on the lovable Hagrid from JK Rowling's Harry Potter. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lil' bear


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Practically a Monster



Ok, so although not technically a Halloween monster, I'm pretty certain that this woman is actually a witch.

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Post IT Monster


Getting this little guy in just before the end of the day. He's a bit harried.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Possibly Dee-licious


I think I'm starting to get a handle on the PITT artist pen that I picked up a few nights ago.

Frankenstein's Monster


A little scribble with a PITT artist pen.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Another Little Monster



Ok...so here's the first one for the day.
Fez' are cool.
Bow-ties are cool.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Monster


Inspired by Jake Parker's Inktober series, where he sets out to do an ink drawing every day in October, I wanted to see if I could manage do one monster drawing a day for the rest of this month. Now, I realize that I have started a bit late in the game, but that gives me a fighting chance to actually make good on this. Yes, I also realize that these are not in ink. Ok. So it's only marginally inspired by Mr. Parker's Inktober. I like his work, so there it is.

Check back and see how I do!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Sketch



Quick little sketch to help me get into the spirit of the season. Enjoy

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hunchie


Monday, September 26, 2011

A bit Mousy



Friday, September 9, 2011

The Pizza Man


A silly early morning scribble to help get me warmed up for the day. I do wish that I could find a pizza parlor that was open for breakfast. That place would be a gold mine!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My little Punkin'



Here is a quick sketch of my daughter Mia. As you can see she has mastered the art of walking on her tippy-toes, waggling her little french fry finger while admonishing our beloved Pomeranian to "go! go! go!".

I love being a papa.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Conan the Barbarian


I drew this entirely on a wacom tablet. There is still a great disconnect for me when drawing in one space while looking at another. In a way, drawing on a WACOM tablet (not a Cintiq) is a variation of the blind contour drawings we did in foundation classes.

I never liked those exercises very much!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Ole' Pirate Parrot



Digging through the archives and found some post fodder. Here is a fun little sketch of a pirate parrot.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle



My first Ninja Turtle. I wanted to try a simple, clean render with this guy. Although unintentionally, it seems to be influenced by the classic "Golden Books" gouache style.

Sirius Black


One of my favorites characters from the Harry Potter series, I was inspired to create a Sirius Black wrap for a collectible mug. Ideally, the wrap would have temperature sensitive ink so that the "ANIMAGUS" would appear only when the mug was filled with something hot or cold. Otherwise, it would just sit at your desk...looking sirius.



The Characters of Harry Potter are Copyright of J.K. Rowling

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows



I am looking forward to seeing the final Harry Potter film. As a huge fan of the books, I have often said that the movies are meant to function as a companion to the written words. The way they are crafted, I believe that that film makers have a firm reliance on the audience's knowledge of the story to help bridge gaps in the onscreen story telling. That being said, the movies are terrifically enjoyable and a great pairing to the works of J.K. Rowling.

Monday, January 24, 2011

PIRATES!!



I love pirates. Ever since I was a young boy, I have been fascinated by buccaneers, swashbucklers and rogues of all stripes. Inspired by various artists that I admire (primarily a certain fellow with robotic tendencies) I wanted to make a little pirate adventure of my own. Here is some of my preliminary process in creating an illustration. Against my instincts to dive right into a full fledged scene, I try to force myself to scribble a thumbnail. I almost always disregard this rule of thumb and take to drawing the entire scene without rhyme or reason. I guess that is a bad habit leftover from my days as a second grader. I really don't like to draw so tiny, but I always regret when I don't take this first step.




So now that the scene has been thumbed out, I start to develop some characters for my pirate crew.

I will usually draw these guys disjointed from the scene they will finally appear in. At this point, I am searching for their personality. I am waiting for them to tell me how they are supposed to fit into the picture.

Every sea-faring adventure needs a sea creature.

Some Damsels in distress...

...a hero.

I am thinking of adding some monkeys, a goat and even a robot or two. Check back and see where this goes!