Wednesday, January 31, 2007

More Medusa

Yeah. Another quick sketch. Trying to see if I want to try and add a big set around my characters, and make that be the story. This just kept getting muddier and muddier and there was no saving it. Its a little detatched, but I like the composition still. The tail totally framing the scene seems way over the top now, and the worst part is it hardly reads. I'll definitely take the top curl out of any further incarnations. The idea of this scene, and the initial confrontation still seems pretty solid. I'm definitely going to try and shoot this from a few angles around the room to see if I can up the drama a little more. If I was better with lighting, I'm sure I could punch this up too, but alas, I aint.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Super quick Medusa. (25 mins). We decided our next SFN Monthlies topic is 'Mythology', so I decided to get cracking early. Medusa is easily the coolest villian in Greek Myth, and there are tons of cool monsters to choose from. The deadline for it is Feb 26th, so if you're interested Henze, give'er.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Li'l Red (The Friday Cop-Out Tradition Continues...)

Little Red Riding Hood image I inked up for the Wizard World Texas sketchbook I mentioned in last fridays post. Lost the .psd to this peice too.....which sucks, cause I spent a freaking long time inking it up all nice and junk (again, all of it was done in photoshop. If anything came out of this last sketchbook experience, it's that I now feel 100% more confident throwing down a solid black line). I'm still really happy with the idea, and my fascination with all the imagery this story offers seems to be near limitless (and by limitless, I mean I have 6 more ideas), so it's no stretch for me to say this will definitely become one of the major themes of this terrifying blog into a broken mans psyche.

Thursday, January 25, 2007


No idea where this came from....just started drawing and BAM, Angel falling apart. Kinda fucked up the neck, but didn't realize until I flipped it to the side for the I set the final composition. I worked on her falling up, and I'll be damned if it didn't look good that way. I really like the way the pose turned out though. Feels kinda half way between over-posed and naturalistic. The black BG was also an afterthought. It sorta works, but my hour(point5) was up, and I don't want to be behind a computer anymore.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I Vote Cap

Captain America. Let it be known, I hate the scales. Why the fuck does his suit have scales? You know what, I refuse to draw them.
Scales.... Gimme a fucking break.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

You're Fired!!!

Just a quick little sketch of a cool little monster. He's a Searing Kilnling. Had a lot of fun doing this guy, despite the massive headache that has been threatening to crack my noggin like some kind of brain-filled nut since early this afternoon.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Superbowl Bound

Just having a little fun with the guys going to the big show this year. If you didn't see the Colts comeback yesterday, then you missed a ridiculously good game. These 2 guys were a lot of fun to draw. A good challenge to try and carricature Peyton. I think it turned out okay in that regard. I didn't really change much on TJ though. That's exactly the way the guy looks in real life.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Friday Baby....BOOYAH!

A bunch of little throw away monster designs I did for the sketch book the fellas at SFN put together for Wizard World Texas last year. I wanted to really try for a new, clean line, computer inked style for these. I like they way they turned out.

Funny story, I lost every single .psd I made for my sketchbook this year, and it was a ton of work. Wait, that story wasn't funny at all. I actually wanted to revisit these and add some color to these creeps, but with the .psd's M.I.A, looks like this may be as far as they'll ever get.


Thursday, January 18, 2007


My second Suicide Girl in as many nights. I sketched her out during a meeting today. Like this a lot better than last nights, but I really wanted so much more for the hair and tats (Imagination FTL), but the 1hr mark rolled around and I want to force myself to stop there for these Blog posts (for the speedpaints at least) I like the stylization I'm getting in the bodies though. I'm definitely trying for a wonky sexiness, and this is closser to the mark in that regard fer shure.

I'd also like to add that I don't think every Suicide Girl is a vampire. Just the hot ones.


Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Well, Sinc got me a gift certificate for Bud Plant for Crimmiz/My Birthdayand what do I go and do....Buy porn. Seriously though, I friggin' love the Suicide Girls. Hot, blue (or Pink)haired, half naked girls all tatted up. I grudginly accept.
So yeah, expect to see a theme arise over the next few (thousand) posts. Started this one thinking it was gonna be a 1hr Speed Paint. Turned out to be a 2 hr frustration fest as me and photoshop and my Cintique got to know each other again after the long break. Good times. That being said, I'm never truly satisfied with anything that I try and start directly in CG. I don't know what the block is, mentally or technically (both?), but I must approach a peice differently from that of just sitting and sketching it out old school pencil-to-paper styles. That'll be how I do tomorrow without a doubt. Tonights offering displeases me.


P.S I got a J.K Waterhouse and Bruce Timm book with the gift certificate as well. The Waterhouse book is unreal. Those old masters are kinda jerks, what with their perfect color, composition, lighting and anatomy. Bruce is a jerk too, but in a different way. Rest assured though, I hate them both.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Second Wind

Yep, twice in one night.....but that's it. I'm definitely not 18 anymore. Sleepy now.

Here's a know....from space.

Am I Cool Now? (a.k.a FIRST POST Ding-Ding-Ding-Ding!!!)

Well would'ya lookit this.....Cots went and got himself one of those new fangled Blogs. Fiddle-dee-dee. The kind he hears the kids talkin' about while he's chasing the little fuckers off his lawn. This calls for a good old fashioned whistlin'/lapel holdin'/rockin'-to-and-fro if I do type so myself.

Well, I guess I'm all set. This truly is the beginning of something I will have totally forgotten about in a month or so. Until then though, (raises a tumbler full of an auburn colored liquid) here's to the update, however infrequent or random. To begin, a Robot, just to get your pilot lights all good and lit.

Enjoy, and welcome.