Friday, May 24, 2013

Since I do most of my work digitally these days , it's really nice to break out the traditional materials and go to work at the drawing table. I made a bunch of doodles on a page ending up with an interesting head shape in the lower left corner. I added a "little" rider on his shoulder and wanted to continue the sketch....but I'd run out of the room on the page.

Solution: tape an additional page to the corner to add real estate to the canvas. Not as quick and easy as it is in Photoshop, but equally as effective and every bit as satisfying. Plus, I had cause to use my 6 year old roll artists' tape.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bit of a Sketch

Here's another quick sketch I worked on last night. I am intrigued by how adding a diminutive figure to a scene quickly creates a sense of scale.  Somehow, it makes the space on the page seem more expansive and grand.  There is more to this doodle that I'll post tomorrow!! 

Care to guess what the rest of the scene looks like?

Monday, May 20, 2013


Here I am exploring a character design of a feisty ole' gold prospector for a story set in the Wild, Wild West. I think he still has far too many of his own teeth. I think I am going to try and make him as crusty as a slug of three day old rye.