C.O.D. Sketch #8: Aldana

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.

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C.O.D. Sketch #7

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.

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C.O.D. Sketch #6

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.

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C.O.D. Sketch #5

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.

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5k

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!

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C.O.D Sketch #4




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. :)

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C.O.D Sketch #3

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. :)

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Progressive Girl



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.

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C.O.D Sketch #2

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.

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Chick-O-Day Challenge

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.

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Intro to comic book coloring class

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!

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Black Friday Warmup

Friday, November 27, 2009



I've still been starting my mornings with different gestures. The only reason why I posted one was because this one was the least embarrassing. :)

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Kristina Gestures

Monday, November 23, 2009



Done with a pen and an aging Copic marker.

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More Live Sketches

Sunday, November 22, 2009



Adding the markers to my repertoire has been nice because the mall isn't as busy in the winter so the markers give me something to do while I wait for more people to walk by.

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Two Posts?

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.

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Is it really Thursday already? Warmup



I felt watercolory this morning.

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New Girl

Wednesday, November 18, 2009



I work out most days about 5:00AM. At that time usually you see the same people every morning and every now and then you'll see a different face. Especially if she's hot...

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Sketchy Sketch

Sunday, November 15, 2009



Scanned in a few things from the sketchbook this afternoon.

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Character Designs

Thursday, November 12, 2009



Almost there...

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Spongebob Pumpkins

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.

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Yoga Gestures

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!

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September BBWU?

Monday, October 26, 2009



A BBWU of model September CariƱo. I should have sticked closer to the ref looking at it now, but oh well.

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Snippet

Monday, October 19, 2009



No time for a digital "warm up" this morning. So I just scanned part of a page I did this morning and horsed around in Photoshop a bit. Probably should have made Dracula paler, but oh well.

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Frosty Warm up

Saturday, October 17, 2009



I always loved some of the different Ice Queen/Maiden costumes out there. So this is my Ice Queen.

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Vampi

Friday, October 16, 2009



Today's warm up. I've been acting like this isn't the month for Halloween! My favorite time of the year... (mostly cause it's not so damn hot).

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Thursday's Warmup

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.

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MA Spiderman 55

Tuesday, October 13, 2009






A little Cap and Spidey action.

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Sketchbook Scan II



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.

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Jennifer's Body

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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Craig's List

This is a real job posting on Craigs List:

THE LIBRARY BAR AND GRILL:
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**all applicants must specify what position they are looking to fill.

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adiitional experience in dance is extremely helpful!

so if you think you got what it takes to be a world famous LIBRARIAN send a photo and resume to this post!


Suddenly, I seem less superficial.

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Mysterious: The Unfathomable

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.

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MA Spiderman 54

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.

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Wednesday Warmup

Wednesday, August 26, 2009



My warmup for the day.

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Red Eye

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.

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Abbie

Monday, August 17, 2009



Another character sketch... This one drove me crazy.

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Molly

Saturday, August 15, 2009



Another character sketch.

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Character sketching

Wednesday, August 12, 2009



This morning I started doing some character sketches for a story me and Alex are working on.

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Candy Striper Prelim's

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.

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BBWU study

Sunday, August 02, 2009



I tried doing this mildly different from my normal approach and it felt a little less challenging. But instead of coming back to this image I think I may try a different model tomorrow.

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Johnny Wadd Art

Friday, July 31, 2009



I just put Johnny on Ebay. Feels funny to sell something other than a print...

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Annalynne McCord



I don't know who she is but I found her picture and decided to paint her for my warm up today.

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Why I don't caricature.

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?

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Holly Wood

Tuesday, July 28, 2009



This was for my friend Holly. I did this caricature as a joke for her birthday.

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Recycle

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.

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Military Myndy

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.

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Saturday Warm Up

Saturday, June 27, 2009




I think it's really about time to accept red as my favorite color. I did this whole thing then thought, "crap, it's red again?"

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