Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pencil Studies


Two head studies for a painting that flopped a couple months ago. I was going for a classical look, but never got around to posting them.

Monday, August 30, 2010

'Nother Monday

I knew I should have been more diligent in my high school Latin studies.  I just found that you can purchase Asterix and Obelix comics in the "dead" language.  Who would have thought!  Wish I had it when taking my classes.



Here's a sneak peek of an illustration done recently.  Snarling wolves can be tricky to draw.


And trying to get it right can lead to some involuntary face cramps that went something like this for me.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Making It Back

Have you ever had a creative dry spell?  It seems, starting a few weeks ago I couldn't draw anything to my satisfaction.  I thought of renaming my blog "Don't Slip On The Eraser Shavings!"


Above is an attempt I made to fill my sketchbook with cool things!  Usually for me that means breaking out the paints for a little color.  I've got a Strathmore hardback sketchbook with a slick black cover, and although the paint wrinkles the pages a bit, it's still fun.  At least the noise the crinkly paper makes when you turn it gives the impression that there's something substantial inside!

Here's some of my latest work on my Intuos pad.  I dug out an old comic skit from about a year back and took it to the drawing table for another go.  Hope you get a kick out of it... (you may have to click the image twice to enlarge it)


This was fun to do and as things have eased up a bit, I'm going try again in the direction of a Sci-fi humor comic.  The other site is currently under construction.

And a few other sketches.  Gotta run... somebody's calling my name.


Quick Note: Check out Ben Hatke's blog to pre-order his new graphic novel Zita the Space Girl! Ben has all the blog posts labeled, which is something I never can manage to remember. Congrats Ben! on the book I mean.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Beaming Cowgirl, and Really Miniature Horses


From a sketch session the other day - just to post something quick before turning in.

And here's a link to a fitting video that gave me a good laugh.  I like how the announcer continues ignoring the little guy while some try their best to catch him.  Click here for the video!