Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Special Xmas Giftie

This year, my sister and her husband bought a new house. My wife and I thought it would be a great idea to get some practice on my home portraits and put together one for her new house as a xmas/housewarming gift. I took it one step further and painted it in watercolor as well. I'm including both versions. I have been checking out a lot of watercolor illustrations and had been dying to try it out over my pens and this was a perfect opportunity! For whatever reason, the scanner really brightened up the colors when I scanned this. I had to desaturate it a bit to match the original. It is 14"x11" and I framed it up nice.


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Character Designs

Hi All, I finished another interesting assignment where I needed to create 3 different character designs: Strong, Male, Hero, Young, Female, Assassin, and Old, Feeble, Man. I repurposed a couple of ideas I had in the past and here they are! Colored in Painter with different techniques, I'm still not sure what I'm doing with it, but I like it a lot.


Tuesday, October 06, 2009

First school post of the semester

Here it is! The assignment was to create a line drawing of a character(s) and color it in Photoshop. So I used a couple of characters from a story idea I came up with recently. I hadn't really rendered them fully as of yet, so it was fun to put them down in a final form.


Thursday, October 01, 2009

Class this Semester

Hi Everybody! This semester I'm taking a digital painting class, so I will shortly have some interesting Photoshop and later Painter projects to upload. I'm very excited to get into the nitty gritty, so far we've been practicing basic Photoshop tricks, but this week we start painting. I have a small character study and a Olympic postage stamp idea coming down the pike. More to follow.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Job

Everyday now, my oldest boy has been asking me to make him a dinosaur drawing while I'm at work. He picks one from his dinosaur TV show (Dinotrain, it's cute) and waits for the results when I get home. Here is today's: Stygimoloch.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Chinese Landscape

I can't believe I forgot to post this. I was at a nice Chinese restaurant for my dept. Xmas party and I had received my leftovers and we were all sitting around like idiots waiting on the off-chance that our VP would grace us with a speech. I had started doodling with my gel pen on the top of my carryout container, inspired by the art hanging in the restaurant. Here it is! I would draw then smear the ink, over and over to create the brushed look. The top one is actual size. BTW, I was the first person to leave. Right after I finished this to be exact!


Friday, May 08, 2009

My First Watercolor and an Update

Hi all, I've been working on school steadily(next post, sculpture!), along with practicing comics and actually a lot of other stuff I should scan and post up here. Anyhoo, the point is, I did a nifty little watercolor for my wife to try out a new paint set I bought a few months ago that has been terrifying me. So I sucked it up and did a 4x6 painting of Disney's Wilderness Lodge(our favorite vacation spot). It was actually a cool time doing it, and I will look around for something else to try.

In other news, I "finished" my 5 page comic sampler and sent it to the only major publisher still accepting open submissions-Dark Horse. Well, they didn't reply so, I'm going to keep working and trying some new things. Or in this case an old thing. I picked back up on my work on Tharn's Warcraft story. Follow the Grym Tiding's link to the right to check out the newest addition. I decided to put it out in easy to digest strips rather than trying to bang out pages at a time. Instead of making excuses not to work, I'm trying to make it easier TO work. So far so good. Keep moving forward mule. Yah Mule!


Friday, January 23, 2009

Holy Cow! It's page 5!!

Yes, yes, I've finally managed to drag 5 pages of comic-y goodness into existence. Next step is to start showing it around. I've started some research into who I need to talk to and what I need to present, so I will be busy putting together PDFs and brief synopsisesiess...however it's plural! I'm excited, but mostly frightened. Wish me luck!