Sunday, October 16, 2011

Preparing for the seas.

Starting a Sindbad project in illustration, wanted to do a quick painting before bed, so why not base it on the theme of the hour?

Man, it's nice to have some free time to paint.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Had time to sketch, huzzah!

I'm completely inspired by Deus Ex right now, so big, tall buildings are the in thing right now, as well as lots of lighting at dark (something I normally don't do). School is actually really good this semester, woah.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


First life drawing of the day, 'salright. Careful warmup.

I've still got a way to go though. Trying to break the habit of stopping my lines is probably the hardest habit I've had to break in art. That and the concept of "looking at the page" instead of how one should be looking at the model is a little harder to pull off digitally, but I'm still trying!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Life Drawing today!

Operation cram anatomy commence.

Design Revisions

Done plus a few extra. Originals on the left.

Friday, August 12, 2011


Sketching plus being a little tired makes for epic headlines. Yeah, it's tiny. In other news, school starts up again painfully soon.

Saturate all the things!

Trying to get out of my comfort zone/bad habit of staying too desaturated. Even in the first one, you can see my bad tendency. Though the form on that one is terrible anyway.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Graphic Design, yo.

Was requested to do logo mockups, did 50. This is where my painting time was used. Still very love/hate with graphic design, it's amusing.

And a goddamn panda, too.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Oh, hey!

Apparently I never got around to adding the designs for the other half of my Color Theory project, scroll down (or go to the post on May 5th) to see the post updated if you're interested!

I was working the whole time, I promise!

Some days were just irritating, and things got deleted. Here's some of what I've got, including my most recent effort, a portrait that took far too long but came out pretty nicely.


I spent far too many hours trying to get his glance's angle correct, dear god. I think I might rework the eyebrows a little, though.


This actually isn't anything recent, just a series of desert-esque thumbnails I made that I ran across not too long ago, I might try to work with them soon.


Anatomy study with a quick duplicate and paintover just to try and visualize how light would fall on the figure. Based it on a reference with reinforcement from various books (habit I'm trying to get into.)


Anatomy study, moreso on focusing on the muscles as plains, done from a reference. Since I was focusing on muscles, I just blocked in the head that was wrapped in some strange bandage. The lack of blending makes the skin look a little metallic, though. Blah.

Fun times. School is closer than I'd like it to be (but isn't it always?), but I'm gonna be working my ass off in life drawing, couldn't be more thrilled. I feel like I'm ahead of the game sometimes, but I know there's so much more to go, so it's not all that reassuring.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


That art block lasted too long. Back to climbing the steep mountain named Progress.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Portrait? Portrait.

It's Audrey Hepburn! Beginning to work out a consistent way of approaching form. Seems to work well. Though it makes me realize how little I know about forms I don't interact with on a daily basis.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Fighting Summer laziness..

Just a character concept sketch for today, if only to get some of this laziness taken care of. I've been doing sketches, but nothing has really been pursuit-worthy. Though I plan to do portrait studies for a while along with some anatomy books.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Color Theory Final Illustrations

Well, here's the set of seasonal / elemental illustrations to accompany my final designs for color theory. I can't say they're amazing or anything, but applying some color theory to illustration is always a good thing. Makes it all make sense a bit more. Got as much done as I could before I had to put these down.

Order (if you can't tell, if that's true then that's not a good sign):

Spring Summer

Fall Winter

I would've liked to add more detail to their environments, but I just didn't have enough time this go around.

Friday, April 29, 2011

I drew a beetle.

His name shall be Steve.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

More? More.


These are fun, but I think I feel like doing an environment next.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter laziness resolved!

Getting back to it between classes, just a couple of studies. Trying something I saw in one of James Gurney's books, to simplify to just black & white (yellowish). Since I enjoyed these, expect more later when I'm looking for something to do instead of Color Theory.

I bought a couple of water brush pens to do some traditional versions of these with ink in my sketchbooks. Halfway just to start prepping for Illustration 1. That's right, three months in advance. Watch yourselves.

Edit: This would be the exercise I was mentioning. Apparently I'm cheating, oops.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hellish day, but got things done.

Just a quick study today, and a quick painting I was working on a while back as just a sketch.

Paper knocked out, glad to have that off of my shoulders. I may not be staying COMPLETELY true to my 1 work/day, but I'm damn close, and it's doing me tons of good. Psyched for my portfolio review, gonna rattle the cages a little bit. I almost was preparing for the idea of walking out due to the apparent hate of sketchbook work, but I was informed that as long as you speak about how it's relevant, all will go well. 

Updated with a study of Clint Eastwood for kicks.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Let's learn!

Because this class isn't teaching me shit.

They took more notes, I did more useful things.

Let's learn InDesign! Oh, wait, it's just a shitty Illustrator.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

More work in the midst of more work..

I hate color-aid, however, I hate color-aid less than gouache. But I certainly don't hate environment studies.

Friday, April 8, 2011

They took notes, I did useful things..

Fight Club, great movie. Anyway, fuck you, digital foundations. EDIT: Levels were awful after looking at it in proper lighting.. fixed.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Reflections, man.

Updated it a little bit, fixed the reflected light, sharpened it a bit.

Bet you all thought this was gonna be some deep, emotional post. Haha, suckers. Fun study of some sweet medieval body armor.

In other news, color theory is letting me pick colors accurately much easier, does this mean I have to be glad I took the class? Damnit. Supposed to get my schedule for Fall '11 semester today; if I don't get Life Drawing, heads will roll. That being said, I have a pretty good shot at it. Also I give "Wasting Light" rock album of the year, and I'm not even a huge Foo Fighters fan. They're amazing when they're good, and boring when they're anything less. Believe me, they're amazing.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

One for the price of more?

This one took a while, but I put a lot more into it. I still need to do his tattoos and detail the gun. So I'll probably count this as two studies (I'd like to say three, but then I just sound lazy to myself..)


In other news, the new Foo Fighters album "Wasting Light" is now streaming on their website in amazing quality. It's fucking amazing; easily their best album in a while. Check it out.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

D'oh. Also, Alan Lee Illustrations.

I have some of the legendary weekend procrastination going on. Video games claimed my life for far too long today. Fear not! I'll make up for it later today with two incredibly amazing posts later. In the meantime, here's some art. Some Alan Lee, perhaps?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Studies and laziness.

I've been lazy. I suppose it happens to everyone, but I'm done with being lazy. That being said, I'll be uploading at least one of these studies a day for as long as I can (unless school just kicks my ass for a day). I'd be doing more today, but it happens to be one of those ass-kicking days that is making me study my ass off.



I'm gonna try to go back to that diver piece at some point, too, but I'm a little hesitant to detail it.

Hopefully I can achieve something on this level.