Monday, December 14, 2009

Nathan Fillion Continued

This one is my favorite of the two.  This is from a scene in ABC's CASTLE where Nathan Fillion is dressing up for Halloween as a "Space Cowboy" a direct nod to his days as Mal Reynolds on Joss Whedon's Firefly series.  This is one of the first "finished" works I have done that involves a real background.

Finally Finished _ Nathan Fillion

This is a picture I did of Nathan Fillion as Capt Mal Reynolds from Firefly.  Inked with an amazing Pentel brush that uses a replaceable ink cartridge.  You never have to dip the pen in ink or water.  I have found it liberating.  Anyway, this is inked with black and gray ink.  I tried to give it a Micheal Cho kind of feel.  I didn't get it what I wanted it but I think it was a pretty decent first try.  I will be working a lot more with these lind of works.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Better Late than Never Halloween Art

Got the idea for this one AFTER Halloween!  LOL  Anyway, I wanted to do a cute pumpkin family.  Drew it on a 5x8 blank hallmark card.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Karloff's Frankenstein

I drew this is a blank Hallmark card for my High School Art teacher.  I am putting it in the mail today.  I hope she likes it.  I have tried to express to her what an influence she had on me in HS, even though I haven't become a professional artist yet, I still draw upon the experiences I had in her class to this day.

Thanks Mrs. Phila McDaniel, Art teacher @ Gardena HS, Los Angeles

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tusken Raider Thursday

Today is Tusken Raider Thursday! I was really happy with the way this one came out.  My first attempt at a Tusken Raider.  Mostly Faber pens, but I used some Copics in the end, we will have to see what the next one looks like all Copic... 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sketchcard - Jawa

Sketchcard -  Jawa
I love these lil guys!  This is one of my first full color sketchcards.  Interesting way to know, with color.  LOL  (My friends will know why)  I used Copic and faber markers, but I think in the future I will be sticking to the Copics.  There is a real difference in the them.  The Copics are a lot smoother and have a much richer color.  Anyway, let me know what you think!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fanart - Sheldon Comics

I drew todays sketch after reading some old comics from Dave Kellett's SHELDON, Dante is the best friend of the main character Sheldon, and in addition to being a artist, he dresses up as STICKMAN when they play heroes.  So this is my attempt at Stickman.  If you want to start on a great comic Sheldon is AWESOME at being Awesome.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ken Elvistrooper Tarleton - Fan art

A sketch of one of my favorate comic con regulars.  Ken Elvistrooper Tarleton.  He is way too cool for me to be drawing, but I dig this pose and wanted to draw it.  Pen and ink in my brown paper sketchbook.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Stormtrooper Sketchyness

Stormtrooper sketch that I actually inked.  I wanted to try out my white pen and this seemed to be a great one to try it on. 

Friday, October 9, 2009

October is for Scariness!

This is done with pan and ink, some red ink for the blood.  I found some blank Hallmark cards that say "Yooo Hooo" (with a small Owl) on the front.  Open them up and a nice large drawing surface.  I thought this would be good for an October drawing.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Bluer, Happy You!

I used a blue colored pencil to see what kind of look a sketch would have.  I picked a happier photo, cause franklly, my lastest sketches have been mean or sad-looking faces.  Anyway, I thought it was a pretty decent 20 min sketch.

My Buddy Ken

A couple of different shot of my sketch of my Buddy Ken.  This photo was just begging to be drawn.  Anyway, a pencil, sketchbook and about 20 minutes later...He said he liked it, I hope so.  LOL

Hulkin' out Self Portrait

Another 20-minute sketch.  Me all angry and stuff.  I don't think the left eye is right...and the face seems a bit thin.  I will have to work on that.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Self Portrait Sketch

Here is a 20-minute self-portrait sketch in pencil.  Seems to be a pretty close likeness...What do you think?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Luke Skywalker Lineart

Here is a sketch and the line art from the sketch. I think I might try inking this with the computer before I start with markers. I have to say, I love the sketch so much more that the line art, but I think that is because the sketch has some shading and the line art has nothing but...possibility. I am stretching...growing...I hope... LOL

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More Star Wars Universe!

A couple of more sketches of the Dymanic Duo of the Star Wars U. Han Solo, inked. and Luke Skywalker from Return of the Jedi. Not comfortable with the inks yet, I am still in a "feeling out" period. But I was pretty pleased with the first effort on the Han Solo sketch.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Luke Skywalker

My sketch of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. Took about 45 minutes and done with a #2 pencil.

Monday, August 17, 2009

"You scruffy-looking...nerfherder!"

Pencil sketch of Han Solo. I like it for the most part, but the eyes seem a bit...big and the it just makes him look unnatural and zombie-like...I like the way the hair turned out though... :)

Obi-Wan Sketches

Here are a couple of sketches of Alex Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi. The shape of the skulls are quite right, but I am working on it. I am just trying to get pen/pencil to paper these days and working on getting recognizable figures.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Back from Comic-Con and getting my feet under me

Okay, so I drew my first actual sketchcard. I bought a pack of card stock and I am going to start working on them. I put this one of Leia as Boushh on eBay and we will see if any one thinks it is worth anything. LOL

Leia sketch card on eBay

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sketch of Mt Shasta

We rolled into Weed, Ca on our way to the Tri-Cities in Washington state and we stayed the night, Weed is a cool little town, and by little and mean little. But it has one of the best Burger cafe's I have ever eaten at and for the life of me, I can't remember the name...damn. Anyway, the sun was going down adn I took a few minutes to do a sketch of Mt. Shasta.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wonder Woman Birthday Commission

This is a commission I did for my friend Marie (Happy Birthday!) at the request of her husband Kenny. I hope she likes it. :)

Black Vulcan Sketch

I have never seen Black Vulcan, I have never drawn Black Vulcan...Heck as far as I can tell he was only on a couple of episodes of SuperFriends back in the day... Anyway, a friend wanted a sketch, so I did the best I could.... I think he liked it. :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Darth Maul Commission

This is a commission that I did this afternoon. It is for a little boy's birthday and his favorite Star Wars character is Darth Maul. I hope he likes it.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

another sketch - Juggernaut

Juggernaut sketch. The bristol paper I use doesn't fit perfectly on my scanner, and I end up with these ugly blue areas on the scan. Other than that, I really enjoyed this sketch. I can't wait to ink it up.

Some new sketches

A sketch of Phoenix that I did the line work on, I haven't finished inking it, cause I am worried that I am going to ruin it...I gotta get over that.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Life after class.

Well class is done and I have to figure out what I am going to do with myself. Starting to do some drawings on my own. Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Great night last night

What a great night last night. We usually start with a series of 90 sec sketches to loosen up. Last night we did something different. The model would take a step, and hold it for about 60 sec and then make another movement. He started on the floor and stepped onto the stage and off again. It was kind of frustrating at first until I found my subject. His feet and legs. I just drew the feet and legs and nothing else. I didn't even actually draw the stage but I drew him on and off of it. I think it turned out quite well.

The next pose was about 40 min and this one really came together well. I feel good about the proportions and the face and to overall feeling of the piece. Soemtimes, when you actually draw a face on a life drawing if feels that you need to alot too much time to the face and it looks out of sorts with the quality of the rest of the drawing. Not this time, this seems to mesh very well.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Things clicked last night!

Another great model last night. She was very easygoing and had some really great poses.
The top sketch is from the beginning of class, I just felt the proportions on this on were really better than my average.
The middle is the 2nd hour sketch and there are a few things that don't work about this, I felt this was a good example of my "stretching" I got out of my comfort zone and used some chalk and tried to create and entire feeling instead of just drawing the model.
The bottom one was the last sketch of the night and it just felt right. It turned out to be a real good portrait, it looks just like the model. So I was real happy with that.

Comments and crit are always welcome.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Very Satisfying Session Tuesday!

Another great model Tuesday. She was very creative and he had nice curves to draw. The focus this week was to incorporate items into the drawing, to create a narrative in the piece. I thought it turned out very good, I was very pleased with my sketches this week.

The bottom on was the model and a mannequin, in an embrace.

The top one was the last pose of the evening, I took some liberties with her figure and tried to exaggerate the "warrior woman" theme of the pose.

Great Model on Thursday!

This was the last pose on Thursday. This guy was great, he is a dancer and during the exercises he was making some great poses, very interesting and dramatic. Most of the class was done on newsprint, doing movement exercises. But this last one was great lighting contrast and I really felt I got a lot out of this pose. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Nine in 9

Great class last night! We did an exercise of 9 sketches / 9 minutes. We did 9 sketches and took 9 minutes on each sketch. The instructor challenged us to use a varitiy of media and/or techniques and use some of the things we talked about in class, like composition. I found it very challenging, and by the ninth sketch, I was drained. The top sketch was a 40 minute sketch at the end of class. The head is WAY too big and that really messed my appreciation of the body I drew. I was really happy with the proportion of the body and I pushed and tried to spend some quality time on the face and messed it all up. argh.