Sunday, March 29, 2009


Getting into a habit of sketching and then painting those sketches at a later date in my moleskine watercolor book.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Warm-up sketches are really valuable. Exploring colors and designs that you rarely use in your more finished work is a lot of fun, and really important to an artist's development.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tank City

This image comes from a love of the art of Japanese artists Otomo Katsuhiro, Hayao Miyazaki, and Australian illustrator Shaun Tan. There is a story to this, but I want to save it for when I can actually do something with this idea.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Here is the next super hero, going along with my friends from SCAD. The category is X-men with mullets. I know Wolverine doesn't have a mullet, but I couldn't help it. And once you draw a mullet on a guy, you have to make him have really weird proportions and then have him stand around with a jug of moonshine near a broken down old truck with dogs on a hot day.... right?

I started with a Col-erase pencil, then inked it with a pigment liner, then used gouache on it, all on a smooth finish bristol board. Slight touch ups with the always handy colored pencil.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

A Green Lantern

Maybe a little bit of a boring pose, but I'm just getting warmed up. It's been a long time since I've drawn comic book characters. I guess I'm more interested in colors and form right now than pose.... looking forward to the next one!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Monday, March 02, 2009

Gouache and Lattes

I've been bringing my pallette with three colors (ult. blue, some cheap yellow, and alizarin crimson) and white to some of the local cafes to paint in my sketchbook. I used the leftover red to make the second image, no plan, just makin' shapes. Then used my colored pencils to tighten things up and make some stuff. Yay for sketching. Definitely not acurate values and such, and I know theres a lot to improve on for color variation and depth, bla bla bla... I'm still getting used to this medium and for maybe 20 minutes, I can't complain.

Here is a colored pencil sketch I did from people I saw in Starbucks, minus the naked guy.