Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pattern Monsters - Coffee Monsters

Some pattern monsters that like coffee. These are the beginnings of a surface design that I'm working on....

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sketchbook - Bible Study Sketches

Here are a couple of sketches that I've done at Bible studies over the last week....The first is a character of one of the Bible study leaders, a sketch of the armor of God, and a Pharisee....

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fantasy Characters: Colored Pencils

So today I went to man hell. In layman's terms, that would be the IKEA store in Charlotte, NC. During the trip I listened to NPR and decided to play around with colored pencils and some fantasy artwork. I drew a rather preppy looking knight, a gnarled old witch, and a minor tree deity. It was fun. And by drawing continuously, I survived my trip to man hell alive and I am only slightly more broke than I was yesterday. My wife on the other hand, is more broke than Congress.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Treasure Island Drawing

Here's a Treasure Island drawing that I'm working on...it's the juxtaposition of Jim and the other crew members' reactions when they find the treasure. Jim just wants to get home, the other guys want to go blow it on wine and fine living....

Pattern Monster Sketches - June

 Some more pattern monster drawings from this last week.

Sketchbook - Alice Through The Looking Glass

These are some drawings of Alice Through The Looking Glass characters that I did in preparation for my thesis illustrations. They're a little more simplified than I normally like, but my goal was to tone down the patterns and weird proportions to make the thesis work easier to animate.

The Life of An Artist, Comic #1

Those starting their artistic careers understand the frustration of working a day job that is not artistic. I'm very grateful for the job I currently have, but there are always those days where you have nothing but art on the brain and you wish you could work a day job that allowed some artistic indulgence...This comic actually took place when I was landscaping over the summer...I found it in an old sketchbook and decided to ink it.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pattern Monster Experiment

Experimenting with how I can make the pattern monsters more interesting....So I die-cut this guy, added a boarder, and elaborated on his character slightly.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sketchbook - Fantasy, SciFi, Monster, Western Drawings

Thought that I'd upload some of the sketches that I did this last weekend. I drove to Atlanta for graduation practice on Friday and found myself with tons of time to kill, so I drew. In a group of 300 other artists, I was the only person with a sketchbook. Thought that was a little odd...that's the way it's always been though, everyone else is playing on their phones and I'm busy drawing. Gotta get better any way I can you know....All these were drawn in a 3 hour period of commencement rehearsal. The next day was graduation, but I spent the free time then talking to my wife on the phone.