Friday, July 17, 2015

Breeze


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Knowing that I was too stressed, my dad brought out the old charcoal set and told me I need to loosen up with some sketches not pertaining to current projects.  This was done with charcoal, brushes, and smudge-sticks.  The paper is actually from a Piccadilly sketchbook with woodless paper that I would highly recommend.  It has a wonderful smoothness and accepts drawing mediums well.

Also check out this video with Casey Baugh!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Mission Accomplished! WWII Tank Driver


This is a work in progress for a commission.  I've been doing a lot of things these past few months, but life has been pretty intense.  You've just got to ride out the storms!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Flying Lady and Her P-40 Warhawk



I'm revisiting an old piece with this oil painting.  Originally this lady pilot was a digital sample for my portfolio.  I'd love to do a series of these WWII era vehicle paintings.  The image is 36 x 24 inches.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Rough Color Sketch



I missed St. Patrick's Day here on the ole blog, but at least there's a little girl in a green dress above!  It's a digital color sketch I intend to use as reference for a painting.  It's subject to change as it is not entirely finished.  The final will most likely be cropped in as well.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Starting off the New Year.

Someone has prodded me to post some shtuff.  So here we go.
I've had the busiest last three months trying to get a few illustration jobs tackled, and commissions done on the side.  I got to some painting during the holidays, a few being on some old pallet boards that I varnished and gessoed.

It's really a cool idea, but it's important to make sure the boards are secure, and that there's more than putty filling the cracks.  A little wood glue and shims with putty on top should keep your painting from cracking.



Here and there I did some drawings with my bro Alex on his comic Super Strike 10.  He has this species of aliens called Rygols that were nearly wiped out by the Grakons during a planet seige as part of one of his character's backstories.  I like to joke with him about just how bad it got, since there aren't a lot of details yet on how the Rygols fair in his story, and I've really grown attached to the Rygol chief Scratch who seemed to catch the brunt of it.  (Some of these are kinda rough, but thanks to the marvels of medical science, he pulls through okay.)



And then there's this space pirate who talks with a stylish slavic accent.  Alex colored them here.



Andrew and I have also been working more on Men of Bounty and doing a few period styles sketches.  The pages are looking awesome.  Oddly enough the scans below are mostly drawings of women.



And this concludes the things I've been doing on weekends and breaks for the past few months.  As soon as some of my other work gets published or I finish my current commissions, I'll update with a post.  Back to work!