Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This sketch was inspired by one of my favorite artists Ignacio Noe. Noe's first works I saw was some adult stuff he did for Kiss Comix--I was totally blown away. Back then he was doing acrylic washes and stuff and now he's moved on to digital and his digital work is absolutely amazing too. Noe's painting style is actually probably the biggest influence on my comic coloring over the past year or so. Ah, the irony.
I've been sucking wind lately on the C.O.D., just been too busy killing myself with work to contribute anything worth looking at. I'm finally slowing though. Thank god.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I started O.K. with the C.O.D. and lately I've been suckin' wind. I've been working ungodly hours for me so I have been too tired to do much of anything extra. So I took 30 minutes tonight to do this sketch.
As far as I'm concerned, a guy who gets caught cheating is not news. Why the media is still going crazy over Tiger and his mistresses is beyond me. Actually, the only thing that is news to me (on this topic) is why did Eric Benet cheat on Halle Berry? ....I still don't get that one. Not that Elin isn't fine too...but damn.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I've been having some really crappy sketching going on lately. I think it's because I've been working some really exhausting hours this month and my creativity is at a stand still. Since I keep running into zombie and horror titles, I figured I'd keep the creepy mojo going.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Yesterday I didn't draw much and today wasn't much better. I'm drained by a preschooler who won't sleep...it's not even the deadlines... This was like my 20 minute tribute to Tadahiro Uesugi. I'd like to do something like this again, but actually put some time into it.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
I was on a friend's Facebook and eventually came across this picture. This outfit was so HILARIOUS I had to bust out a quick gesture. ...it was just that good. And yes, Facebook pictures are not safe either. Muhahahah!
We decided to paint movie stills as part of the C.O.D. It's funny because I used to do this all the time but stopped for some reason--probably frustration... So I used my "warm up" time the past two days to do one study. It came out ok for a quickie, but it reminded me of two things. One, I have to start with a good foundation. Most of the time I spent on this sketch was just trying to align features of the face. Had I knocked that out to begin with it would have gone much faster. And second, I started to forget what the hell a basic shape was. Once I put my basic shapes hat back on, it started to go smoother.
This was a still of Megan Fox from Jennifer's Body by the way. Why I chose a face shot, I have no idea. I admit it was challenging to draw classic proportions again. Next time I'm breaking out the Loomis books. :)
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Today was a really crappy sketch day, I couldn't get anything to work--including this drawing. I'm just surrendering to fight again tomorrow.
This was based on a woman I saw at the gym yesterday. Not much likeness in the face, the butt's pretty accurate though. :)
I bet you're wondering what scares me, heights, snakes, Rosie O'donnell in a thong...not so much. What scares the hell out of me is the Progressive girl. I don't know what it is about her, she just kinda creeps me out. ...in that psycho x-girlfriend kinda way. ...actually that's kinda hot. :)
I did two drawings for the C.O.D. this morning and they came out HORRIBLE. This was something to do with my time to ease my nerves.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
I originally set out to do a Ragnar kinda Bob Peak thing and I ran into a problem. The "problem" is called time. So far this COD is helping me think out my box but I can't allow it to take up too much time so I barfed this out. Looking at it now I hate the composition, but god I love drooling alien worm dudes.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Jonathan and I are going to do a Chick-O-Day Challenge. All that means is we're going to draw a girl a day for the month of December starting today. Not that I need much motivation to draw a woman most days... :) We may have topics sometimes but we're mostly just drawing babes. I haven't done something like this in a long time so this should be really fun. Jonathan's art has inspired me since high school and I'm looking forward to seeing what he does.
Thursday, December 03, 2009
A buddy of mine, Christopher Sotomayor, will be teaching an intro to comic book coloring class over at Comic Experience with Andy Schmidt . But don't go because he's my friend, go because after 10 years of coloring professionally I still learn from the man!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Two posts in the same day? WTF?!? Did some scanning again to break up my afternoon. About a month ago I started using a marker in my live drawing so I did a few gestures one morning from photos. ...hence the nakedness.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
I always love the pumpkins that Paul Richards does every year. Instead of just sitting on the sidelines I decided to draw a few of my own. After a few attempts and even more sleep deprivation I decided to make a Spogebob theme. I did the color one first but I didn't like it. Here's both versions.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Ah, leave it to me to screw up something as pure and spiritually aligned as yoga. Actually I love yoga, I just don't do it often because it's expensive and because it hurts. I would tell ALL artists to learn some postures though. When I'm really busy (working 12+ hours a day) I stretch between pages and it helps me tremendously!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
After admitting to myself I haven't been doing warmups, I guess guilt started kicking in. After discovering Dominic Philibert yesterday, I decided to do a head this morning.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I realized I haven't posted anything in a while, and I'm thinking it's because I haven't been doing my warm up sketches lately. What I have been doing is more drawing in the field and sketching in my sketchbook before I get on my computer. So I may have to scan a thing or two and play with it--starting with this one. Just messing around between coloring pages.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I saw Jennifer's Body this weekend and enjoyed it. And no, I didn't enjoy it because Megan Fox kissed a girl. ...though it didn't hurt. :) I sketched this last night before bed. No ref, just something quick and spontaneous.
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Suddenly, I seem less superficial.
Friday, September 18, 2009
A couple of months ago I randomly picked up Mysterious the Unfathomable and immediately fell in love with Tom Fowler's work. If you're as unfamiliar with Fowler as I was, it seems he does a lot of work for Mad so his art style is in that vein. The book came out earlier this year so I had to order the back issues. Artwork aside, it was a really cool comic! Jeff Parker and Fowler did an awesome job on designing and creating this book. And my favorite part, Fowler draws Mysterious and other characters with big beer bellies. Even when I'm life drawing, I love the big guts--when it's not mine I'm guessing.
I drew this last night in pencil. I scanned it in and colored it in Photoshop. I was looking at some Pete de Seve last night (who is blogging now by the way), so I got that watercolor feeling still in me from last night.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
This was the first time I've ever been asked to do a cell shading kinda thing. Had anyone asked me I probably would have said I don't "color like that". But like always, deadlines have a way of speaking to you. Like normal, there's a lot I don't like but there are some things I did like about this issue. I just approached these pages how I normally paint and it came out ok.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I haven't done a random pointless sketch in so long...until tonight. I had a tough weekend so I've been way too unmotivated today. So I was thinking about True Blood this weekend and I slopped this guy together. One thing I did learn though is I'm starting to digest more and more why people paint B&W then color. This was an ok sketch but as I messed up the palette I kept painting over it. Had I worked in B&W to begin with I wouldn't have had all these problems. ...not like I was trying to accomplish anything in particular though.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I was looking for my Candy Striper poster and came across these two preliminary sketches. I don't even remember doing these! Usually I don't save any of my sketches after the final image is done, but for some reason I held on to these. So I thought why not post them. I almost didn't because I really don't like them, but I figured it just goes to show why I didn't use this initial design in the first place.
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
I just put Johnny on Ebay. Feels funny to sell something other than a print...
Thursday, July 30, 2009
This (BBWU) image of Kim Kardashian reminds me why I stopped caricaturing. I reread a tutorial Tom Richmond did a while ago and went at it. I thought I would push the envelope in a lot of ways and the proportions are still pretty boring to me. First the Holly sketch now this one. ...why do I even get out of bed some days?
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
So how to do party guests know what's garbage and what's recyclable? Answer, you make a Plankton sign! I did this based on some clip art I found online. Normally I don't post this stuff, but god I love Plankton.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
My friend Myndy inspired my warm-up sketch this morning. I wanted to keep going and refine it more but like usual it started to defeat the purpose so I surrendered.