Monday, December 29, 2008
I can finally post this one. This was a gift to my niece who wanted me to draw somethign for her. It is ink on charcoal paper and white colored pencil for the white areas.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
1. Beatles - White Album
2. Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
3. Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
4. Gold Rush 79 - Various Artists
5. Led Zepplin - Led Zepplin
6. Van Halen - Fair Warning
7. Amy Grant - Lead Me On
8. NWA - Straight Outta Compton
9. AC/DC - Highway to Hell
10. Depeche Mode - Violator
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Usually at the Con, I would check out Artists Alley and the Small Press area and just get really depressed at the con, instead of afterwards. But that was more a product of seeing all the cool art that was being one and wishing and lamenting that I wasn't do any of it (still). But since I have been drawing this year, the Con was more about connecting with artists that I admired and spoke to on the web and meeting other artists in the same place as I am. And really connecting with the artistic community in a way I was never able to before. So I was on a high during the entire Con. It wasn't until a few days after the Con when the depression set in and...DAMN. That sucks. I didn't want to do anything. I ended up getting caught up on a bunch of Graphic Novels and TPB that I needed to read but never got around to.
After the Con depression went away, I found myself swamped with stuff to do at work. My company (Write Brothers 'makers of Movie Magic Screenwriter & Dramatica') was moving from Glendale back to Burbank (348 E. Olive Ave, suite H). I took way too much on myself and I was stressed to the bone with taking care of the move. After the move, I had to get the network nad internet up and running and with all the little bumps and bugs, it was a difficult time. It looks like we are back to normal and I can relax a bit. So I wanted to get a post up and let people know that I am still here and I will be posting new things. (Thanks to everyone for inquiring, it helped get my off my butt.)
SO ABOUT THE CON
The Con was great from both a business and personal standpoint. We doubled our sales this year and that was awesome. We have some new professional clients, Orson Scott Card, Robert J. Sawyer, Marc Guggenheim...if I am allowed to namedrop.... :) Personally, I made it a point to meet Matt Busch, Katie Cook, Cynthia Cummens, Todd Nauck, David Petersen...I also got to meet some of the Half-Pixel Gang, Dave Kellett (Sheldon) and Scott Kurtz (PVP) these guys are writing some of my favorite web comics right now. They are very cool in person also. I hooked up with some people from drawingboard.org for a sketch jam on Saturday night. It was great to meet everybody, but because we were staying on Coronado Island, I had to leave early to catch the last ferry over.
I had a great time at the con and now that things have gotten back to fairly normal, I will be drawing more. So until I post another drawing...Cya
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
I will also be heading to the drawingboard.org sketch jam Saturday night. I am really looking forward to hooking up with the other artists and really getting into it. I have never been to a sketch jam so it will be a new experience for me and I am really jazzed about it.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
This was a piece I did for my wife (fiance' at the time), her name is rose, so I drew her a rose. She liked it so much that she suggested that we use it for our wedding invitations. You could have knocked me down with a feather, I was stunned and elated. It is a piece that I am most proud of and sorry about. About 5-6 years ago the original was ruined by my cats and it was all I could do to have to throw it out. We had no copies of the invitations and I thought it was lost. I had not scanned it at the time. But fortune shone on me and it turns out that my sister had one of the invites and I asked her if I could have it back. It is like finding a lost teddy bear. I scanned it right away. I love this piece but I hope it is not the best thing I ever do...
Monday, June 30, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Since this is an Art Blog, I will post something from the archives....This was a broken headstone at the Necropolis in Glasgow, Scotland. Ball-point pen on paper.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Woo Hoo! I got a set of Manga Markers for my birthday the other day. Blacks and greys. I couldn't wait to try them out. I really like the brush pens, I haven't used the medium or thin pens yet. I thought the BATMAN would be a great starting off point for the cool greys and blacks. These are sketch card designs.
Monday, June 9, 2008
In the mean time here is one from the archives. A stippled Shark I drew form my sister.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I was watching the X-Files movie "FIGHT THE FUTURE" and I was thinking that there were so many great freaks on that show, that I would do some sketches using them. searching on the interweb for reference material is difficult, not for Mulder or Scully (Hah....Scully...) but the villians, I did find FLUKEMAN, who is just an awesome freak.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
So I went to the library last night and found a book about the Greatest Batman Comic Covers. I was flipping throught the incredible artwork (I am a Neal Adams Batman-guy) and realized that I have never tried to draw Joker and that he is one of the characters that I love to see people draw the most. So last night I sat down an ripped this out in about an hour. (again, I love the prismacolor pens!) It isn't the typical Joker, I think I would need to do more to get a more Joker-style to it, but I thought it looks pretty good.
I was inspired by a picture of Conrad Veidt’s character in The Man Who Laughs
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Okay so after the crappy couple of days of skething shitty heads... I got back into the Star Wars book. I ripped this one out after the lil ewok went to bed. I was really unsure about this before I started filling in the dark space. I wasn't sure it was going to work, I was having trouble with the mask and the belt but the hand, the hand felt awesome to do. I think I am going to try more of these perspective poses. This was my first real sketch using a prismacolor pen (thin on one side, broad on the other). I have to say, I really like the feel and delivery of this pen and I think I will be going out and getting more.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I have beening checking out the "how-to" drawing vids on YouTube and I was feeling in a funk and after two days I was feeling like I had taken two steps back. The following pages are pages I did while watching the videos.
I figured that I was getting out of my "fun zone" and I was starting to take things a bit to seriously and this is the problem I get in to when I drop art for spans of time. I get frustrated and that takes all of the fun out of drawing.
I did find small packets of useful stuff those nights. Like in the first pic, the crouching figure actually came out with good proportions and size. I enjoyed that. Some of the general comic faces turned out okay. But I need practice and I am not sure that doing these sketches are helping. I need instruction and that is why I went to the videos. I need to stay focused and work on one thing and then use those skills to move on.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I have just fallen for the cute style of KATIE COOK, she has fast become one of my favorite artists. I got to meet her at the 07 San Diego Comic Con, completely by chance, I was walking through Artists Alley and she was nice enough to do a sketch for my new born son. (I will have to post a pic of that later). Anyway, I just love here style and I did one of her Leia sketches here:
Monday, April 28, 2008
Even though my first session was a frustrating disappointment, my following session yielded some nice stuff that really surprised me. I am looking at going to the Drawing Club for the monthly long pose sessions to get back into the habit of figure drawing. Some of my favorate blogs to read are either from the Club itself or people that attend. I can't wait.