Friday, November 16, 2007

Experiments....


...sometimes they come out good, sometimes not so much. But the important thing is to learn from them. Thankfully, I don't make my living from painting, but maybe some day I will.

This was done in oils in about five and half hours.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Paintin's





I'm taking a figure painting class. Purely for technical practice. It's great to have an excuse to paint and further my understanding of the medium. I have a loooong way to go and I'm looking forward to seeing how I can apply what I've been learning.






I sure do like sketching.


There is something about the sketch that appeals to me. It has energy, it is full of possibilities, and when I see it, I can imagine exactly what I want to see without having to go through the pain of the birthing process. So basically I'm a lazy artist by nature.
For this page, I was working on a sketch for a cover to the comic Hack/Slash. I wanted to go with a poster from around the turn of the century, mixed with Winsor McCay, some old Russian poster I found online, and a classic horror movie poster I saw a local theatre.
The Dragon sketch is an idea for a childrens' book. I have all these visuals with a very basic cliche narrative in mind... I need to work on the actual story some day to make it work.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

DrawNight


The theme was very loose, and wasn't really even expected tonight. Skottie finally said, "Draw your dream project."


So this is what I thought of... my dream for that moment. A dragon with a laser gun attached to its chest versus a giant gorilla with a mini-gun attached to his shoulder and a Nazi at that. Both being controlled by riders.


I'll try to add some color when I make the time. I altered some valued in PS already.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A sort of failed attempt


Even though the actual watercolors didn't turn out, I'm planning on messing with it in photoshop to see if I can salvage the image. I just felt like posting it in its current state to hopefully document what will be a substantial improvement... or not.
And I think my scanner is crapping out on me.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Ahhh, details.

Just a work in progress. This will be the first of many versions I'm sure, but just wanted to actually spend time on something for once.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

CafeNeo


Sundays are my favorite day. I go to a cafe, sit and draw from life or my imagination. Often times I'll try to paint something really quick. Most of the time I'm not very successful, but it doesn't keep me from trying. The more I can do of these types of things, the better.
I realized today that I have not painted many scenes at all. All of the details, color, and lighting of an environment is pretty overwhelming to me at this point, but in time I'm sure I'll learn a few things about color and light.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Sometimes I scare me....


Not really.... but this woman came up to look at what I and other artists were drawing this night at our weekly drawing session at a local bar and I was slightly embarassed. We have a theme every week and this week it was Ex-Cons and their first job as free citizens. And the first thing that popped into my head was this... I wonder what that lady must have thought without the proper context.


Sunday, July 01, 2007

Watercolor Knight


Just messing around. He looks a tad meaner than I wanted, but I'm happy with how this little experiment turned out. I hope to continue this a bit further and see where it goes.


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Full Metal Alchemist WIP


I'm still not finished with the black and white rendering. It's been awhile since I've done anything like this and I'm trying to take my time and not rush the process. Once I get the values just right, the coloring shouldn't take too much time at all.

Photoshop is our friend







I cheated and did a bit of manipulation in photoshop. Mainly to the values.

Friday, May 25, 2007

YO JOE!

This are some of my favorite pages from GI Joe: America's Elite #22-24. I can't believe I've drawn over 100 pages since I started. I consider myself so very lucky to have this job. And it's looking like I'll be working on GI Joe for at least another year. I'm excited to see how my work develops in that time. Also, I hope to be working with the colorist, Jean-Francois Beaulieu. He's awesome.




























Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Positive Procrastination

Rushed the watercolors.. didn't really have a gameplan tonight... but I think I'm going to have to change that... or not.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Drawing from Life




I really didn't know what I was doing tonight, just messing around. I am not feeling the watercolors these days.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Dry Brush Lifedrawing


Just wanted to bust out the inks this week. I need to do more of this, it's been a while.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Art makings




Just some stuff done in my spare time.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Nudey drawings







So I experimented with black and white acrylic on brown paper... didn't turn out so well. Looks a little mannish to me. Sebastian Kruger, I am not.




Thursday, March 15, 2007

Randmoness

This is a sketch I did while at the San Diego airport. Nothing fancy.
This is a drawing/watercolor done in an hour and a half. Just messing around.

I colored this very quickly after a long day of drawing GI Joe. The drawing itself was done before I started the comic. Probably why I spent so much time on the details... those were the days.




A quick sketch done probably before I started GI Joe, but colored a few days ago.



And this is a work-in-progress. I drew this before I started GI Joe and have decided to attempt coloring it in my spare time. This is what I got after an hour or so... I'm pretty slow.



Monday, January 15, 2007

The Process of Creation- Step 5


And she's done. I ended up going with watercolor and guoache and then realized that the textures were a bit too harsh, so I softened them in Photoshop. This project went on much longer than I ever wanted, but it's probably the first time I've ever spent so long on a project.