Monday, December 15, 2014

Gift O' Freedom

Hey y'all

Been a little swamped lately, but I do have a plethora of art that I am sort of back-logged on.

The nice part of that is maybe that'll give me incentive to actually post more often!

So since it's the Christmas season, here is a fun little poster for all occasions.

You can give it as a last minute Christmas gift.

Or an early 4th of July gift.

Or a gift to the most patriotic person you know.

I feel so much freedom.

Pick one up for yourself!


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Some Catch up....Again

So I have been working lots. And while again, I can't really post any of it publicly, but I did do a commission for one of my friends at work,  as well as comic con compatriot. He is gathering a collection of various art themes, and one he is currently working on is the 'Gotham' series. And since I'm not a huge fan of batman, we compromised and I drew a picture of the new Batgirl. Her new outfit is amazing!
Seriously, it's the coolest costume. 

It was fun to break out the ol' greyscale markers again, hopefully I can pull away and do some more drawings like this for fun to recharge my batteries every now and then. 

Take care y'all!


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Weapon XXL


Last post I did was of my fat superhero genre stuff. I like to refer to them as my 'Super-Size' comics. Anyway, I promised I'd do another, and I have in fact done one.

I have been sitting on this one for a few days, and am pretty excited to post it!

Looks like I'm not the only one sitting on something for a while...

Get it...

Cause Deadpool....

He's sitting.

On pancakes.


Hope you like it, and as always, I enjoy comments, and would be interested to hear any requests!

Thanks y'all!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SUPER Size Me!


So occasionally I get struck with the desire to draw really obese superheroes. I have done this on multiple occasions, and they are super fun to draw.

See what I did there. 'Super' fun.

Anyway, with the success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I made a drawing of Cap and his second unofficial partner, Falcon!

So there ya go. I always say this, but I fully intend on making more of these.

SO if you have a superhero you'd like to see overweight, let me know, and I'll see what I can do!

Until next time!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

"Don't You Ever Say I Just Walked Away"

I will always love you.


Okay to preface this post, I have a joke with my wife about the Miley Cyrus song "Wrecking Ball."  And on top of that she got me a chat on a wrecking ball shirt for our anniversary.

Well, I thought it was hilarious, but I wanted to put my own spin on it, something that was more faithful to the source material.


I laughed a lot while making this little poster/illustration. I tend to crack myself up when I draw, even if the actual drawing isn't funny to other people. I think I was just so mentally tired of working and pressing, I needed an outlet, and a fun drawing.

And somehow this was the drawing I got.


Guys, my brain is sometimes a weird place. 

Take care everyone!


(P.S. If anyone is gonna be at the Cincinnati Comic Con, I may in fact have prints of this for purchasing, because you never know who might want a hairless cat adorning the walls of a living room.)

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Study in Scarlet

Clever name huh?

Sorry to disappoint but this post has nothing to do with Sherlock. Sorry.

But I had some downtime at work today, and I haven't really done much character designing or pin ups lately...

(I have been working on comics and stuff for work, neither of which I can really post publicly, that's why I have been in hiatus so long. Sorry about being AWOL y'all)

I also thought it might be cool to show the process of this image, especially cause I drew this on my cintiq. Having to learn how to work heavily on the computer has been a blessing as well as a hardship. 

A little background, I love G.I. JOE. Anyone who is friends with me knows that this news is no surprise, I have always loved it, and my love for comics has only led me to want to read G.I.Joe comics. The only problem, is I don't think the franchise has ever gotten the artistic talent for the books that it really deserves, and I have always wanted to work on a GI Joe comic.

 So I have been doodling those characters for a long time, and one of my favorites is Scarlet. She is just a really cool character, and I love that when I draw her I can get away from the typical comic girl stereotype where the girls have obscenely large chests and hips and tiny waists that make no physiological sense whatsoever. I get to draw a woman who is a fighter, who is in shape, and could either beat you to a pulp, or sweep you off your feet. That's an awesome character to me. 

So here is the picture!
This is the 'final product' of this couple hour drawing and quick coloring.

So here is the process for you to see how I made this!

 so first I toned the canvas, and drew out my sketch. 

 Once the sketch was done, I lowered the opacity on the sketch and went into the final lines.

 Here is the final lines, with the sketch layer turned off. 'Erased' if you will.

 Here is where I added my local colors, with a pressure opacity brush. (Harder I press, darker color gets for all you non-photoshop people out there.)

 I added a lithe bit of highlighting behind her, just to let there be a little more focused area in the drawing itself.

Thought it needed a bit more in the background, but something more graphic. I actually made a solid rectangle behind her, and didn't like it, so I started erasing and the haphazard streaks behind her looked so cool, I kept it. Added her signature color and her name and the drawing was finished!

Well thanks for reading through that crazy long post. Well long for me. And I promise, I will try to be more blogworty in the future, I do draw a lot, and all the time, so I will be sure to try to update a little more often. 

Thanks for reading, have a wonderful day.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

More Digital Practice

The title says it all. Been trying to practice more digitally. My traditional supplies are running scarce, so I figured now is as good a time than any to practice my digital art. I'm still not as comfortable digitally as I am traditionally, but that at least gives me more motivation to work at it.
Didn't feel like coloring too elaborately.

Well that's it. I am really trying to post a little more regularly, and so far so good (ish.)

Take care blog!


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Gun Totin' Granny

Hey there,

So as I mentioned in the last post, at work we have these times for the designers known as "Draw Time Fun Time", and so I thought I'd post the second one I have done for this round.

This time we were tasked to draw an old lady and her male counterpart, and what will happen next is we will hand the characters off to the writing team here, and they will create a story about them. So its pretty open ended and fun.

So here's what I did.

Again, another fully digital image. I am getting a little more comfortable on the Cintiq, but I will say, it still never feels the same as using good ol' pen and paper. I definitely miss drawing these things traditionally, but unfortunately I do not have a scanner right now, so I am forced to learn and work with other methods. Hope you enjoyed!

Until next time!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Draw Time Fun Time

Howdy Y'all,

Yeah, my life has been insane the past few months. I have lots of art that I haven't posted at all, mostly due to not knowing if I could post it or not. Anyway, I have a new job now at a place called 'Epipheo,' which is a super cool place, and is best described as an animation house. I am one of the freelance designers but I'm not going to bore you with what it is I do.
BUT there is a thing we have been doing that has been lovingly dubbed 'Draw Time, Fun Time.' and basically we (the designers) get story prompts from the writers, and make an illustration based off one of the prompts. 
We work on them about 20-30 minutes a day, starting with pencil and paper sketches, then taking them into the computer and finishing them however we want. Now, I'm not a digital artist, I am very much a traditionalist, so this is pretty foreign. But, I thought 'Why not, I need to practice computer skills anyway!'
So here is the illustration I did, my first fully digital illustration ever. So I still have plenty of room to improve, but I thought I'd share. The prompt will be in the illustration description.
"Do you think we can make it? I think so. 
Besides, what other choice do we have?"

So that's it, hope it excites. I know my work digitally isn't nearly as good as my work traditionally. I'm working on that. Anyway, I hope to be able to post more often, key word there is hope. Until next time!