Friday, December 18, 2009

Semester finale!!!

So I just had my painting IV crit today. It went well, and all i have to say is...

I painted a big Dick.

Entitled "Dick Has Ways Of Making You Talk".

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Comic book progress

It seems that with every stage of this darn thing, I realize how big of an undertaking this project has been and will continue to be. Granted I think I'm getting a little faster at laying out and drawing the pages. Still, its quite a labor intensive project.

Below is the first page and it's almost done. I just threw the text in to get a rough idea of what the completed page will look like. I've got to touch up the coloring a bit, then clean up some other areas.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Karzai illustration in progress part deux

Well here he is again. Its almost done. I thought I might throw it up here just for poops and giggles.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Karzai illustration in progress

I thought I'd toss up a couple of these digital paintings from the last couple days. The first is of our pal President Karzai of Afghanistan. The second was a 15 minute sketch from life drawing yesterday. I've got an open life drawing session tonight so expect more in the next day or two.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Some finished-ish work

Finished piece about gay marriage in Maine

This was an old drawing I did in life drawing that I started to digitize the other day. I've got a lot of tones roughed in, but there's a lot of work yet to be done ie. smoothing out her steroid induced abs.

I did my first all digital editorial cartoon. Yay for me for spending over an hour on something that would have taken me 5 minutes with a pen.

And finally a digital sketch of the lovely Sarah Palin.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Here's a few sketches.

Just a caricature sketch of Melissa. I think I caught a little bit of a likeness, but I'm far from pleased with it. If she'll be patient enough, I'll give it another try sometime.

Sketches from open life drawing

This is a work in progress illustration in about Maine repealing it's gay marriage laws. What a bummer. This one is in pen and ink and watercolor.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sketches: Al Gore and Luggage Thief

Here's a couple of sketches. The top one is of a man that was arrested for stealing luggage from the Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. After the police raided his home, over 1000 bags of luggage were found. Here's an article about it. Its pretty funny. Below that is a drawing of Al Gore. I've never really been a fan of him. He's kind of a money grubbing eco-whore. I think all of his investments in green technologies and other earth friendly stuff is great, but when he reaps massive profits from such companies, it really begs the question if his heart is in the right place. He's been lobbying for government support in green technologies, those that he's invested in, and thusly stands to make a substantial amount of money.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Digital Painting!

For my painting class, we have to do a short paint sketch every day. They only have to be about 5"x7", so they really shouldn't take more than 30 minutes or so. I decided I wanted to get better using my Wacom, so the last few sketches I've been doing are all digital. I think I'm finally getting used to it a little bit.

Digital Sketch

Here's a sketch of balloon boy Falcon Heene. Hoax or not, I find the story to be ridiculously hilarious.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sketch dump!

Here's a couple doodles. I've got a lot more from this semester that haven't been scanned in yet. The first, of course is Alfred Hitchcock. He's got a great face, and I think I'll try taking another stab at him sometime. The other sketches are some memory sketches of skulls. I think I'm starting to get the hang of drawing them from memory somewhat convincingly. (after drawing millions of them from skull models, you'd think eventually I could do it from memory)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Open life drawing pictures.

I've been drawing at the open life drawing sessions every week, and I'll just say that I was way out of practice. I noticed a lot of lost dexterity and lack of patience in my drawings starting out. But the last two sessions have gone a lot better. I've been trying to work on nailing down proportions, good line weight and value variation, accurate musculature, and accurate values. Most of the poses have been pretty short, rarely over 30 minutes so the value studies are a little harder to come by.

This was an hour pose from last week. There are a few good things going on, but I don't think the value really strengthened the drawing at all. In some areas it makes the forms confusing.

These two are from last week as well. One is a 10 minute pose and the other was 15 or 20.

Here I was just playing around during the 5 minute warm up drawings. All were done in 5 min. except the bottom facial study which was 10.

20 min. pose

30 min. pose

This last one was 45 minutes.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Digital life drawing!

So I decided to take my Wacom to one of the open life drawing sessions here at Stout. I was doing mostly conte on paper drawings all night, but for the last hour or so, after much frustration with the traditional media, I decided to go digital. Each of the above are 5 minutes poses. There are a few things I like about them, but I'm definitely still feeling out the Wacom. Much to learn...

Monday, September 7, 2009

By far the most glorious mustache known to man...

It's so beautiful.

This was a sketch of my summer roommate Dani. She asked me to draw her sometime this summer, and I told her I would do it, but it wouldn't be pretty. I can't wait to show it to her.

Another recent development for me was a little inkage. It took me 4 years to learn to be impulsive.

And lastly, another summer at Valleyfair has come to a close. It was a great season out there. As usual, it was truly a pleasure to work with some amazing artists. These were a few customers that I snapped pictures of on my last day. I was trying not to hold back, but also trying to nail at least one 100% likeness. I think I came close on one or two of them, but there's lots of room for improvements.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tis a dumpage of sketches.

So I purchased a Wacom Intuos this summer. I always kinda wanted to play around with one, and now I've got it, but no time to work with it. Sad day, I know. Anyway, above is my first all digital sketch. Its about 15 minutes of work. I can see how people would utilize a Wacom as their main tool, however, I can safely say that the bulk of my work will remain in the traditional media.

The rest of these are a few sketches with no order, rhyme or reason.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mustache confusion

I started collecting pictures of things/people with cool mustaches. I think its going to be a very interesting series of images.

Some Valleyfair junk

This is my latest freelance job. I wish I would have laid on a lot more paint. Oh well. I'll get em next time.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Here's yet another illustration for City Hall Magazine. I drew this mainly with Micron pens because my piece of crap nibs were not drawing at all, and it was very frustrating. I started inking it at Valleyfair, and I didn't think to bring spare nibs with me. I did also learn that a semi-decent watercolor job can cover up a semi-crappy inking job.