Sunday, October 17, 2010


Just posting, I don't have anything awesome to say this round.

I liked the Faun all gray but, I like him this way too.Horrible Monster series:
Blue Merrow.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

on to the next one.

Call me butter, cuz, I'm on a roll!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

this post has horse hair and pyromania.

i've been goofing around with a soldering pen.
i burned this into a bit of balsa wood from a hobby store.  i wasn't well informed enough at the time to sand the surface before hand.  live and learn, i guess.  also, it's probably not a good idea to work with such a rough surface.
anyone know what this style of art is called?
which has to be the coolest title for an art style.
what if you got a doctorate in pyrography?
awesome points all around.

this guy below was mostly inked with a brush.
i never really got the hang of a brush.  i can see the appeal of them, the variation of line possible without ever switching tools is neat.  and the organic lines are good.  but the control just isn't there for me.  i think i'll stick with my dip pens and tech pens for now.

and last on this block is this guy.
he was going to be my update on friday, better late than never!
he's got a black hole in his chest.  i've got his story pretty well concepted, thanks to some script doctoring by my buddy dave.  now i just have to knuckle down and write his script up.
and refine his character sketch.  he's not all the way there for me yet.

Friday, October 1, 2010

et tu, blogspot?


i didn't forget you, honest i didn't.
i've got a picture here to show you.  it's scanned and everything.
but the new 'compose' window in blogspot seems to be too snazzy for the computers at work.  which have a flash player so old it still plays frogger.  ...i still play frogger.  never mind.
the point is, i can't show you much right now.

the cunning may point out that i have my header attached, so why not upload my image to photobucket and then post it you say?  a well conceived plan.  but the same problem exists over on photobucket.  flash uploader.

oh well.
say, how about a story instead?
i had a nightmare the other day.
ron, my fellow inkceller, and i had gone up for a pre-convention meeting prior to s.p.a.c.e. 2011.  it was during this meet up that it dawned on me, i had no finished art for this year's convention.  so just like last year i had nothing to sell!  and instead of only having a table for a day (like last year) we have one for the whole weekend.  i did the math in my head and i had about five days to get something done.
then the dream shifted gears to the comic i apparently finished.
it was some kind of a take on dracula, and it was pixelated and embarrassing.
in case you're wondering, ron was well prepared for the con.
how i resent him and his work ethic!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

In other news...

i have a system that works now and here's what I 've been up to.

A moon fairy for my friend Tina. I owed her this for a while and though it's 43% complete, I will have it nearly done this time next week.

Faun is back. I went about making him the wrong way. This is the right way so, problem solved. I still have 4 hours to go on this one possibly 6. I like the way this one is going ,much better.

One in a series, this one will also be completed this week. It's a merrow and you should see his female counterpart.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

this town will never be the same!


happy friday night!
i indulged on some bookish spending a few days ago, and one of the gems i got was 'shadoweyes' by formidable cartoonist ross campbell.
i don't do plugs for just anybody, but this guy's art is off the hook.
don't believe me?
see for yourself!!

anyway, i was so mesmerized that i did some fanart.

and then, because i was on a roll, i did some sketches of aang and zuko.
man, avatar was a great cartoon.

Friday, September 17, 2010

lumpy like oatmeal.


guh! i'm a horrible slack, i tell you that. tuesday came and went and it didn't even occur to me that it was my day to post!
come on, me! get your head in the game!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Holey Moley

Second post this month ... WHAT!!?
It's true, this week has been fun. I finally decided to tackle a few things in Photoshop that I've been dreading. But, Practice makes perfect and I I've got some perfect practice this weekend.
In the spirit of finishing things I have done some completions on "The Faun".

Turns out I was going about working on it the wrong way. After some time and some thought and ... some time, I found that most people fully render pieces with (you'll love this) The airbrush tool! That's right all this time I've been focused on painting in Photoshop with a vast array of tools and the main one used was the one I most dreaded working with.

With that said here are the results!

I have to say using this work flow solved a lot of problems and oh man is it fun!

Friday, September 10, 2010

to be a robot in love.


i drew this on the bus on my way to work tonight.
the mid-ohio con is right around the corner, and ronald and i are locked in for this year's s.p.a.c.e. con.
now i just need to wrestle myself off the futon and to my drawing table more often.

art powers, activate!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Major Details could be seen as filler for this blog, seeing as I haven't made my presence known in a while. I'm still up to my old tricks and wizardry, except I haven't been willing to reveal the experiments. Truth be told I've been heavily studying realism in art. Heaven and Fates forbid I become a realist but, I have found myself in need of a realists touch.

I recall I still have a few projects to finish here before I dare post anything new, that is except finished pieces like my good friend nathan. Today's post is an oldy but, a goody. From one of my favorite games of all time I give you...

Friday, August 20, 2010

the stylish hurdle.


style is the monster that gives with one hand and beats you raw with the other.
i need to find the right style for a collaboration, so i whipped these up to help guide me in the right direction.
i thought it was interesting as a bit in and of itself.
anyone want to vote for a favorite?

Friday, August 13, 2010

i wish i had no bones.


i haven't updated in a while.
i didn't forget about you, my neglected little blogorino.
things have just been in a bit of an uproar this past month or so.
i (foolishly) agreed to work something to the tune of 60 hours of overtime over a three week period, it's left me with little time off. and what scraps of sand flitting thought the hour glass i could manage i tried to give to my darling sarah, who has just departed for her final year in new york.

i'm looking forward to this weekend more than i care to admit, but even that hollow victory sends me to an empty house.
unless you count all the cats.
which i don't.
because they smell funny.

Friday, July 23, 2010

i'm on fire.


i can't seem to stop drawing lumpy faces.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

more bus sketches.


got some more bus doodles for this update.
i've gotta practice drawing female characters.
also, i've gotta practice drawing male characters.

Friday, July 16, 2010

static shock.


i really need to get back into the swing with flash.
i've been distracted of late and haven't kept up my tinkering, but how will i ever learn if i don't keep me nose in it?

so i thought i would doodle up some cartoony heads.
for those of you following this blog (mom), i mentioned forever ago that i had done a little wolverine animation and that the file was just a bit larger than 'great expectations.' i used imported gif files, since gifs don't have backgrounds (jpgs and the like all came with that white box around them).
for this round i want to get things ready to go in illustrator and them import them to flash.
i have a coworker who knows flash a lot better than i do, and he thinks i'm a bit mad for doing the two fisted two program approach.
i'm inclined to believe him.
but i don't have the hang of drawing in flash yet...

^i drew this guy first.

^this i drew this guy to be his polar opposite.

i don't have a real good story idea yet.
i was thinking that the smiles guy is in a remake of a movie that grumpy was in decades ago. or some such thing.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

we've got a thing for creatures of myth.


i was too busy having fun to draw much today!
but i did sketch this emotional or punkish minotaur.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mega Busted

Posting time!? Hell yes!
When I first began posting I was adamant about only posting certain images up. I have to amend that now because while I choose to draw something every night I use to think those images were un postable. This process seems to slow things down andget me side tracked, but, no longer.

With that said here are my latest posts. These are both still in the process of being finished but, both are now much closer to the end.
Nearly done here, just need to give Rush his personality and add some sweet lights and effects. For this one ... a background too. I'm excited about seeingthis one done. I have Udon plans for this one.

sketch to paint, andmore to come.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

mario is a stud.


in the land of toads it's no wonder mario is king.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


This world has gotten me severely upset this week. I don't know how to feel about, the things going on around me, the only solace I've been able to obtain is in focusing on Art recently. I've been studying light properties and shadow. I have to focus on something other than the horrible environment. With that said, I've had a lot of fun with this piece:

Lately work has become much less fun and I've been miserable there. I have been only able to focus on my extra projects. This was only a practice piece but, it brought me so much joy I figured I'd do this one too:

I figured I'd try my hand at pin up art in the medium of pixels and light. I've learned a lot just from these two pieces and aim to do more, If the weight of the world can abstain from crushing me.