Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Digital Girl

Did this today at the freelance gig I've been at for the last month and half. It's a combination of digital and some hand sketching with a ball-point pen on a color print-out. The design was done for girls 12-16, and they felt this girl looked too old, so I did another version with a younger looking face.

Friday, December 18, 2009

William : Keeper Of The Cosmic All

Announcing yet another new blog!! If there weren't already enough blogs to bog down your day, well, here's one more for ya! This one is dedicated to the comic I drew for my College newspaper, 'William : Keeper of the Cosmic All.' None of this art has yet made it onto any of my other blogs. Hopefully you'll find some amusement in the old drawings. You should certainly see a progression in my drawing ability, as the first episode, in particular, is pretty crudely drawn. Doing the strip each week for the paper definitely improved my drawing ability much more than any of the actual drawing classes I took while at school (with the exception of my anatomy class!).

you can find the blog here:

The Cosmic All

Friday, December 04, 2009

Facebook Fridayz - 6

The rough pencils for this were done at lunch one day, a couple of months back and then I finished it over the last couple of nights.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Facebook Fridayz - 5 - aka Kooky-Mini-Comics #3

I had started penciling this a few weeks ago, but only got as far as the third panel. The theme for this weeks Facebook Fridayz was anything whimsical, so I had the impetus to complete it. I figured this would qualify....sorta.

You can see the previous episodes here:

Kooky-Mini-Comics #1

Kooky-Mini-Comics #2

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Facebook Fridayz - 4

Technically this is Facebook Fridayz 5, but I never posted last weeks drawing of Jason from Friday the 13th. Maybe one day I'll get around to putting it up. I wasn't entirely happy with it (not that I'm entirely happy with anything I do!), so unless you're a Facebook friend of mine, that's the only place you're gonna see it for now! Here's this weeks quick pencil sketch. Soon as I get a little time, I'm going to ink this one up. I realized after I'd drawn it, though, I'd left off his chains!


inks and a little photoshop.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Facebook Fridayz - 3

Didn't get to finish this one, but here it is, for what it's worth. He kinda came out looking sort of Fear Agentish, but that wasn't my plan going in. Not that I had a plan!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Facebook Fridayz - 1

A friend from my last long-time freelance gig began a group on Facebook, the aim being a new drawing every Friday. Here's my entry for this week.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

A Monsterous Mind

Some recent and not so recent things from my sketchbook. A few were done some months back, but just inked the other night.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ornamental Creature Head Designs

These drawings developed from an unusual and cool job request. I was asked to help sketch out some ideas for gargoyle/creature heads that would be used on a frame housing a portrait of The Addams Family, for a poster advertising the Addams Family Chicago and Broadway Musical, which opens next year.

The sketches were to resemble a creature, but be done in such a way that you'd have to look twice to fully see the face, in an ornamental style. From my pencil sketches, my collaborator and client on the project developed rendered ornamental motifs for the four 'clock positions' on the frame. My drawings tended to steer more to the tribal sort of angluar style, rather than a floral, flowery kind of approach, but they still worked out all right. When the final project is done, I'll post a link. The ad is scheduled to run in the New York Times in November, and then be a billboard in Times Square.

The 12:00 and 6:00 positions on the frame were to have frontal views and at 9:00 and 3:00, profiles. For the frontal ones, I drew a line on my paper and drew only on the left side. I scanned that in and in Photoshop, copied that and flipped it, creating the mirror image. I did a little over forty designs in total.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Some Sketches

It's been over a month since my last post - too long. Not too much new to provide, so here's a few thigs that have slipped by the wayside in recent months.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Robot ND-23

This was another fun project I got to work on recently. Target asked for some comic styled prints (for toddler boys swim trunks) and I was given free rein to do as I liked. Here's one of the designs, which they wrote back they loved! They only asked for the skulls to be less scary, but for this post, I left them as they were. The final design is also a two-way repeat, wheras here, it's just a one-way. I based the design off of a print I did for the Faded Glory line of girls intimates for Wal-mart last year. I used a few of the same elements, but more the style and layout, changing it to a sci-fi boys look. Hopefully you'll see this in Target stores next Summer.


Got word that Target bought this and another comic styled print!

Monday, June 08, 2009


Here's my pretty-much-close-to-final version of Darth Vader for Josh Frost's book '100 Ways To The Dark Side'. I might do some final tweaks before I call it done.

Well, a month has gone by and I've done more than just some final tweaks. I wound up redoing certain parts, most noticeably his jawline and grill. I still see things I'd want to work on, but I need to call this one finished. While working on it, I also did a version based on a sketch posted earlier. At the bottom of this post is my original pencil sketch for the final design, that included more of Vader's body, before I decided to just concentrate on the helmet. Has it improved with all these changes? Looking at them side by side now, I see things in the first attempt that I like but also things I see have improved. A special shout out to my buddy, Bill, who spent much time helping out with feedback and ideas about the piece. Carlos and Rob deserve some props, as well, for their feedback along the way. Well, at any rate, that's enough Darth Vader for awhile!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Darth Vader sketches

I was recently asked to participate in a new book, being put together by Josh Frost, called '100 Ways To The Dark Side', a collection of interpretations of Darth Vader. These are some sketches and studies I did while working on my submission, which I'll post soon. While these drawings (except for the top sketch) are more realistic, I went with an exaggerated cartoon style for my final piece.