Thursday, December 10, 2009
I know my submission is a couple of weeks late, but I left town a while ago to help out my family, which resulted to me not having access to a scanner. Also I wanted everyone to know that I'm not posting a new theme until starting next year. I just have a lot of stuff to do before holidays come up. But if you have any suggestions for new themes, feel free to send me an email. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I'm actually using this theme from scaDRAW: http://scadraw.blogspot.com/ , only because it seemed appropriate for this week's holiday. You can either interpret it as one of the deadly sins, or just as excessive eating and drinking. Be sure to save some leftovers and have a happy Thanksgiving!
So I'm certain, as artists, we've all felt these situations, where at first you're like "sweet! I get to be apart of this awesome thing!" or "Great! Someone likes my work enough to want to get a lot of it!" or something similarly unrelated. And then not very far into the future you are full of "sour" feelings when you start to get unreasonable requests. Deadlines get a couple weeks shaved off, or you're asked to do a project without payment because "It would look good on your portfolio" or they think "you just love what you are doing so much that you need an opportunity to have an open canvas" or whatever weird thing that has been made up because people seem to think art is free. In the event you don't know what I'm talking about, which I doubt, just peruse around the craigslist want ads for art/media/design.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
A lovely lizard-looking lady leisurely licks a lemon lollipop.Okay, I didn't use the phrase in there this time, but check out that alliteration, man.
I don't really think lizards should have boobs..? But don't get me started. I'm sure it's a pinup to someone, lol. Anyhoo. It was fun to draw. Style experimenting; all digital. I like the look of sketch lines still there. Her hidden arm bothers me. >__o
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
yup.... that's 'bout all I could come up with. Enjoy your stereoscopy.
Man, I love that word, and how no one can ever pronounce it right, and how it kinda applies to the above image, but not really because it's a reference to film.
Anyway, in case any of you Barbie's are having trouble looking at this, here is a link to some helpful tips I found in the INTERNET for you.
I'm lookin' forward to everyone else's entries after work tomorrow.
P.S. People don't get the picture at first without knowing about this blog. I think that's pretty funny.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I almost forgot this week... shame shame.
And so, the Wild Rumpus began! And all the wild things followed the King and rolled their yellow eyes and growled their terrible growls all over the island. Little did they know... one of them was a total fan art impostor. =P
haha, it's a stretch, I know.
Just saw the movie; it's my new favorite. Not just for the nostalgia value, either.
Also, I made a fan wild thing. Laugh if you wish. But he's awesome.
EDIT: oh, all traditional this time. my inking needs practice. =\
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
This is based on an actual conversation me and my wife had about the Twilight series. Now neither of us have read the books, but we heard about one scene in particular that was struck upon during conversation, which led to my "elitist" comment about nonfiction books.
Little did I know . . .
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
It was about 5:30 or 6:00 in the morning sometime last week. I'd been having trouble sleeping, so I had literally spent the entire night watching this Korean drama/soap opera thing about a girl pretending to be her twin brother in an all boy band because her brother had some strange injury to his lip or something. I wasn't paying that much attention to the fine details to be honest. But there I was, early-o'clock in the morning, and hungry. I figured, "hey, the sun is coming up soon, I might as well get a bite to eat and watch it rise just before I finally go to bed."
I get downstairs, and it's dark, and raining outside. I think I had stubbed my toe on a can of cat food that was just hanging out on the floor. "WHAT was the can of cat food doing there anyway?!" Oh well, I was hungry, on ward to make my cereal! Unfortunately, that was in the cabinet was an unopened box of rice crispies. Not really my choice cereal, but again, I was hungry. Fixed myself up a good sized bowl of rice crispies. I could still hear them popin' away when I went to put the milk away in the fridge.
You know, it's pretty relaxing to just sit there, in the dark, chompin' away at my rice crispies, and listening to the rain fall. My eyes were tired from being open all night long, and my muscles were unnecessarily sore, but it was a nice relaxing moment to have just before going to bed. I was about to finish up my cereal when I heard a loud "CRASH" and a POUND against the window. It startled the death right out of me. I looked at the window and saw two golden eyes staring back at me, and then I knocked my milk over, and the remainder of my cereal flew up in the air and landed all over the table cloth.
Once the milk settled into the table cloth and place mats, I heard a faint "meow" from the other side of the window, it was my damn cat. His fur is all black. Mom named him Salem, so original. See, the railing on the porch comes right up to the window there, and he jumped up on it to get my attention. I opened the curtains and found that he had knocked a plant pot over that used to be sitting where he now was. "YOU DAMN CAT!" I wasn't really mad at him. It was raining, he was soaked, so I let him in, and then he rubbed his wet black fur all over our white couches. I cleaned up the milk, and went to bed.
True story. Scared the hell out of me.
Any-who, there it is! Story and a picture. Happy Halloween peeps! I've got work today, and then it's my sisters actual 21st birthday party all night, so... I'm out for the rest of the weekend. Figured I'd get it up now. I originally wanted to animate this, but illness and time got the better of me. Happy Halloween, and Daylight Savings day right after that.
Set your clocks back.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Theme 19 is:
"Lurking from the Shadows"
On another note, I sent an e-mail saying that you guys can submit anytime on the weekends instead of only Saturday. I just wanted make sure there was no more confusion about the submission deadlines. So go in the shadows and draw!
Been using a more traditional medium since my laptop is sick. Here is a group of different characters who all have wings. From foreground to background they are Butterfly, Eliza, Lady Catharsa, Phynxin, Agoura and Void. I decided they've been hangin' around my sketchbooks for a while so a new drawing will give them a chance to spread their wings...
In other news, glad to see everyone so enthusiastic for the drawathon comeback. Hopefully we can keep it up! (says the guy who puts his up a day late)
#24: Oh my God! They're staring at us! We look like total jackasses! That Justin guy's got an awesome dragon dude up! We don't even have real wings!
#21 : Ppff! As if we could! A normal human being would not be physically able to take flight with a wingspan smaller than 80 ft. Do some research for once, God!
#24: Look! They got swine flu and dragons! What have we got?
#21: Coccoon guns! Duh! And don't tell The Monarch this, but I totally swagged a custom-made Gears of War lancer on ebay with company money! We can totally pwn any of these guys!
#24: You're not even speaking English now.
Oops. Sorry for the late entry, folks; I thought it was due today. This is more of a sketch than anything finished, for the fairytale "Six Swans" (Or was it seven swans? I forget). The story is about a young woman whose six or seven brothers were turned into swans by a wicked witch, and who had to do a number of things, including sewing shirts for her brothers, to turn them back to humans again. Painted with Seashore, a cute little mac app that acts a little like Painter.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
The noble guardian of the thicket took his job of protecting its delicate creatures quite seriously. Quite seriously, indeed. It was because of this that the frolicsome grove sprites simply adored him; but they noticed he never really wanted to play. They were simply unaware that the gentle beast, though brave and kind, was not very fond of these little things with wings.
See what I did there? lol
Almost slept through submission time... yipes (I'm EST). Anyhoo... all Photoshop, from sketch to finish. Not my usual media at all; just thought I'd try on my illustration hat, I suppose. Experiment successful. Critters are from my story universe... thingy; hence the storybook treatment.
This is fun!
Friday, October 23, 2009
I guess this is like my 'initiation' post on the weekly sketch-a-blog. Posting a bit early, but I've got stuff going on this weekend, hope you don't mind. Anyway, I wanted to tackle the mass-appeal to over-reacting when they hear words without actually knowing what it means. So, with consideration to the past two animal entitled influenzas, here is my crossover Aviation-pig-sick!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
. . . If I had been clever I would have illustrated one of my favorite bits from Jonathan Livingston Seagull: "Perfect speed is being there." Oh, well. Maybe I'll draw seagulls next week.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Frankenstein's monster was all over the place. That's where he was. For some reason the only good ideas I had for this theme al involved monsters.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Let's dance buddy. Here comes my super powered MEGA PUNCH!!!!!
Yeah, I find some way to fit robots in. It's in gray now but I really want to see this in color. But I'll probably go back and re-draw it by hand because my digital inking still needs work. Just used the tablet for a quicker turn around. Enjoy. It's good to be back.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Another speedpaint-y thing =). I'm back in the game! This is going to take a little bit of explaining as to how it fits in with the theme. Worry not, my noble compatriots!
This is an illustration to one of the variants of Cinderella. In a few of them, Cinderella's fairy godmother gives her three magical walnuts. They contain a dress like the moon, the sun, and the stars, respectively. (In a few of the variants, Cinderella is a runaway from a noble household and hides her fancy clothing under a fur cloak, which is what I've drawn here.) I've been looking at how some golden age era illustrators handle light/dark contrast. Any thoughts?
Friday, March 6, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
So, Dance the night away with your pencil, mouse, or whatever! Enjoy!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
"Break the Link"
All right everyone, let's see those pencils, pens, brushes, and mouses moving! And let's start the year out with a bang, folks. That means YOU! Yes, you on the other side of the screen who is a member of this blog! And you, in the funny hat! And you, who shouldn't be typing this much for a post! Let's move, move, move!!!