Monday, November 9, 2009

Little Vector Practice...

So I don't usually drawl girls...but here's a little piece of a little piece I've been messing around with. It is 100% computer generated all in Adobe Illustrator from sketch to paint. Anyway, maybe I'll finish it and maybe I won't.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Hey!! I've been working to get some S.A.A.C stuff put together because I'm WAY behind on the topics. Here is some of my progress for my Hula Ghoula and RETROBOT pieces.

Hula Ghoula color study of this sketch.

Sketch and very rough color study for RETROBOT.

I should have these done someday...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tornado Inspiration...

So the other day we got a tornado in downtown Minneapolis. We were all shuffled into a room with no windows where I found a tiny pencil laying on the table.

"Wow" I thought, "I should grab that tiny pencil!"

Then I found a tiny scrap of paper on the table. "This is no accident!" I thought.

Say we had been hit by the tornado and I was killed. When the rescuers found my lifeless corpse they would notice me clutching a tiny piece of paper in my hand.

"Amazing!" they would think. "He knew he was doomed and quickly wrote down his last thoughts about life and his loved ones."

As they reached down with tear soaked cheeks to pull my deeply personal last respects of my last moments of life out of my once warm, soft hands they would have found this...

Hawaiian ghosts wearing leis.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Another CMYKupid...

I did two entries for the SAAC for February. This was my other CMYKupid. I like this one a lot better since it took me longer than thirty minutes to do...

Real cupids don't wear no silly togas...and they mean business...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

SAAC Post...

Here's my recent post for the Super Awesome Art Challenge. This one was actually a fake submission I did in about 30 minutes but everyone really liked it. I'm working on another one that I'll probably have up one of these days.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Project: Ben 10...Diamondhead Sketch

So I thought I would pontificate a bit. This is a difficult project I've given myself. Doing my drawing in the computer with the pen tool is really challenging. So I thought I would show a little example of my mistakes and explain my challenges.

So here is my first pass at Diamondhead. What I've found is it's really challenging to get into the flow of action when sketching in the computer. My first image here doesn't look bad but the body language and flow of action are boring.

Take a look here where I've traced the flow. The drawing's flow is merely letting the eye slide from top to bottom. "Boring and tired" says this drawing.

So here I pushed the flow of the sketch to create a more dynamic path for the eye to follow. There's a real nice contrasting arc between the left arm and the center of the chest. Plus I've pushed the head and left foot a little more forward creating better tension in the pose.

Here's the flow outlined. Notice how the arc on the left arm, if continued would almost create a full circle with the feet. This helps the eye to continue to travel up to the shoulders, then down to the feet and back up again.

I guess that's the end of my lesson for today. Now on to the final.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cowboy Christmas post...

I took a quick break from the Ben 10 Project to finish up a piece for the Super Awesome Art Challenge blog I started in December. Check it out and all the other incredible art on there. Click here for a larger size.