Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More and more sketches



haha *and 
Here are some more old little doodles I did in my sketchbook. I thought you guys might like them. (click 'em to see bigger!)
Thanks for looking! God bless!

P.S. The last day you can order an $20 original drawing from the sale and get it before the 25th is tomorrow! The sale will continue on until the new year. Drawings will be regularly priced after that. Happy holidays and merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Perfect Gifts for the Holidays on sale now!

CLICK IMAGES TO SEE THEM LARGER





Are you all trying to think of the perfect gift for someone this holiday season, but having a tough time? Are you short on cash but want to give personalized, unique gifts?

Worry No More!
For a very limited time I am offering special low low prices on original drawings/comissions. Its a good deal you guys- just $20 for a black and white drawing (ink) that would usually go for $40-$75!
These are original, customized drawings for you and your friends! You can just e-mail, tumbr-ask, or direct message tweet me any suggestion for what drawing you want and your address. I will try to do as many as I can, but I will have to draw the line somewhere in order to get them all done and to you in time for the holidays. So please act now! Once you get your drawing, just sent me the dough (honor system style- I trust you guys!)

So are we set? Just send me what you want me to draw, I draw it, you sent me $20, and you or someone you dig gets a totally unique gift! Woot woot! I'm excited. Let's do this! haha Spred the word! Thanks friends! God bless.

p.s. All drawings will be done in ink though styles my vary. Any questions can be directed here.

J is for jobs process sketches


Here are some thumbnails and other sketches from my sketchbook. I did these as I was working out which direction to go for the illustration. (Click images to enlarge.) I hope you folks enjoy! God bless.





P.S. Keep your eyes open for a little interview/blurb about me and these monthly illustrations in the next issue of The Amplifier.

P.P.S. In case you missed it, I ran a little "contest" of sorts for a free piece of art over on my new tweetbox.  You can see the winning drawing and an extra one here and here.

Monday, November 14, 2011

'J is for Jobs' Amplifier illustration

Here it finally is! Woot Woot!
click to Embiggen!

This is the final image I sent in for my illustration in this month's issue of The Amplifier. I was very fun to do, though I kinda got carried away with it. haha I kept adding more people! :)  I heavily relied on Norman Rockwell's The Right To Know and many of Alex Ross's Rockwell-inspired works for the visual concept. Hope you cool folks enjoy. You can pick up the issue if you're near Knoxville, TN. It is for a great cause and is a good deal! God bless, gang!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

J detail 4


Don't worry, gang. I'll show you the full, final image soon. :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

J detail 3

Yet another detail from the illustration I completed that is coming soon to the Amplifier.

Friday, October 28, 2011

J detail



A detail from an illustration I've been working on. There's more to come. I 'll post the final image when it is in print.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Random Recent Sketches 2

Here are some more recent sketches (a few of many) from the old sketchbook and scrap paper. Click to see them bigger.
inspiration from Janet Leigh in "Bye Bye Birdie"



The Invisible Woman! sorta.

inspired by a fashion photo taken by Jamie Beck


Thanks for lookin' gang! God Bless and Good Weekend!

Friday, September 16, 2011

P:R Spider-man Redesign

Have you ever visited Project: Rooftop? It is a great site where artists and comic book fans alike can take a stab at redesigning superhero costumes.  They just recently had a fun contest in which participants attempted to redesign Spider-man's suite. Since the contest is now over and the honorable mentions, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners have been already announced (no I didn't get it this time,) I figured I would share my design with you wonderful people. You may click the images to enlarge. I hope you all dig it :)

Here is the description that I sent with the submission:
"When I first started brainstorming designs, I went really "out there" and had to reel it in a bit to keep him recognizable.
I wanted to design something that a teen hero could actually make for himself and then tweak and improve over the years. I decided that a big part of what is iconic about Spidey's look is the eyes, the colors, and the webbing. You know, all the good classic bits. So, I just kept all of that. Why throw out what works so well?  I made the red web area on his chest cover the rest of his front torso and not run down the side of his arms. The sleeves end with some web down by the hands. I thought I would go for a simpler shirt-type garment made of "under armor"/athletic material.
His gloves are based off of actual army gloves and would have the web-shooter built into them.  The little sensor pad in the palm is connected to the external shooter in the strap.  This way, there is no worrying about getting his web to go through Spidey's cloth gloves as with the old suit. The fingers of the glove are cut to reveal a thinner blue material that allows his "sticky fingers" to do their thing better. His mask is straight up Lucha style, laces and all.  The traditional spider on his back is now a pouch/case that can blend into the costume or carry things like extra web cartridges or his cell phone so he can call anyone and tell them he "is running late because something came up." I figured that a "built in" storage would be better than Spider swinging around with Peter Parker's back pack all of the time.  I gave him a belt because, well, gotta keep those pants up."

original inked drawing




original inked drawing


Friday, September 9, 2011

Batman Ink

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I draw ol' Bats quite a bit, but because I'm a pretty tough self-critic when it comes to the vigilante, I haven't really posted many of those drawings on here.  That changes now! I drew this yesterday as a long warm-up sketch. It's ink on bristol, about 8x11.5? Hope you kids dig it, God bless!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

G is for Garbage

Sorry it's a little later than usual, but here is the illustration I did for August's AMPLIFIER:
See what I did there? Cool huh? :) God bless, gang.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Don't Forget SPACE BAT!

I forgot to post SPACE BAT. Just an absurd lil sketch I did :)
I hope you guys are having a great week so far! God bless!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Super Sketch!

 
Today's warm up sketch is of Superman! I am often in an ongoing struggle to get that perfect look down for Supes, and today I thought I'd give it another go.  I used some sketches by the outstanding Alex Ross as reference for the pose and physique. I may come back to it and add colors sometime later. (Click image to enlarge.) Its ink on bristol board by the way.
Hope you cool cats dig it. God Bless!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Random Recent Sketches

Click to Each Image to Enlarge.
Here are two sketches of fellows from the Sartorialist.

A little while back it was my wonderful girlfriend's birthday and I was getting some dvds as part of her present. The problem was, it didn't look like they would arrive in the mail in time.  Solution: I gave her ink and color pencil drawings of the movies until they arrived.  Little did I know the movies would make in time too. Double the Fun! haha

 These Post-it sketches are from a lil project I've been working on off and on for a while now.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Spider-man spotted in New York!

Click to Embiggen and see the ACTION!!!!
I've learned a new computer trick. Making gifs!!!!! :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Daft Punk music video starring The Bug Man

Here I can finally share it! This is a music video I made for a video production class a year or more ago, back in college. My awesome friends helped me out alot. The great music is Harder Better Faster Stronger by Daft Punk. It took about 7 days in between classes to make. (I think it cost $50- a mask and snacks etc. haha)
Its the story a lab scientist who tries to use science to make himself handsome and such to get a girl, but something goes horribly wrong!! Gasp!


(you can watch it here, without the edge cut off.)

Friday, July 22, 2011

F is for Food

July's issue of the Amplifier is obviously already out (its been July for a while, I'm told. haha) And here is the illustration I did to contribute.  Problems the homeless often face, like hunger, are addressed in the Amp. It also discusses ways we can all help our brothers and sisters who are goin' through tough times and how people can make a difference even with the little things. Pretty cool.
You may or may not have noticed that when I needed a model for the gentleman with the tray, I used myself this time. :)
I hope you guys dig it. Until next post, God bless!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Where?

A little 'toon with Waldo and Carmen. How did these two never run into each other?
Have a good weekend, pals! God bless.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Peanuts Repaneled

I recently did a peice with cut paper that was based off of a panel from Charles Schulz' Peanuts.  What a legend "Sparky" was! Anywho, I posted the peice on the Needs More Blue blog because our theme was "Reimagining a Classic in a Medium the You are Uncomfortable With." I also submitted to the great Repaneled blog where artists interpret panels of comics (similar to Covered.) It was accepted! You can see it and all the other great peices here.
I hope you all enjoy! God bless!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Amplifier D and E

Hi friends, I realized just the other day that I still had not posted the last two Amplifier illustrations I completed.  You can pick up the latest issue (featuring the letter E) right now in the Knoxville, TN area! Awesome! Such a great ministry for helping the many homeless people who need it! Anyways, here are my two most recent illustrations in the "Alternative Alphabet" series. Hope ya dig 'em, God Bless.
(click images to enlarge)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Need More Blue-Bad Decisions sketch

This is the sketch (no wider than my thumb,) for this week's theme on NEEDS MORE BLUE. Click Here to see the final ink drawing and artwork by other artists.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sketch: Han and Chewbacca


I sketched these two scoundrels to break in some new art supplies (Yay!) yesterday. What a great duo.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Sketch-tastic Tuesday or People Are Challenging, Yet Fun

I have for you a a handful of sketches that I have done over the last few weeks.  Nothing fancy, ya know? Just good ol' sketches. (click to enlarge any images)

First off, a relatively unused sketch that I did in preperation for soon to be printed illustration in The Amplifier.  Though I ended up going in a very different direction for the final image, I still kinda dig this lil old illustration-style doodle.


Next, we have a few sketches of people that were photographed over at the fantastic website, The Sartorialist.  I think I've probably done a good number more that use the site's interesting subjects for reference, but these are the sketches I have photos of.  That site is a great place for inspiration and "people practice."




I used this painting, a self portrait by painter Tintoretto, as reference for the tighter sketch below. (after my fun squashing and stretching of the figure, I think he kind of looks like this guy) I think I could really benefit from doing more sketches and studies off of the old masters.  I know its helped me alot in the past and if you haven't done it you should give it a go! :) It's pretty "rad" as the kids would say.

Well, I hope you enjoyed these sketches and have a great rest of the week, friends! God bless!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

THOR'sday

Happy Thor'sday, everyone!  In honor of his motion picture debut tomorrow, I thought I'd make today a celebration of every body's favorite little alien from Stargate SG-1! ....wait, what? The movie isn't about this Thor? It's about this Thor?
Oh! O.k. well, that's alright. He is pretty cool too. (Actually, I am rather excited.)
HAPPY THOR'SDAY!
and God bless, gang!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Amp 3rd Issue "C"

Wow! The third issue of The Amplifier is already out! Make sure to grab it if you are in the Knoxville, TN area.  Not only will you be helping a good cause but you will see this peice of illustration work from yours truly!






















Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Apetastic Scifi Smashup!!!

I know you all have been anxious for this (whether you knew it or not haha,) so here it finally is!



Click Any Image to Enlarge!


I actually did this with Faber-Castell PITT artist pens on 5x11.5 inch Bristol board paper peices.  I then scanned them, made some corrections, and arranged the page in Photoshop.  Here is what it looked like before I added the grey tones (I'm not sure if I like it better with or without them.)
 Here are some more sketches that helped me plan this out.

I hope you enjoyed :)
I know I had some fun!
God bless, gang!