Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cyborg Gluttony?... and late update!

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


Happy Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Theme 23

Hey guys, sorry for the late post, I've been busy with finishing some work before Thanksgiving. But here's the new theme for this week:


I'm actually using this theme from scaDRAW: , 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!

In before new theme

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

I'm so clever.

Alright... Sweet and Sour. Here, have some double meaning with my creepy, candy-eating lizard gal.
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
Uh. Enjoy?


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Theme 22

Well this week's theme died, so let's revive this blog with a brand-new theme given from our lovely Katie Green, who happened to be the only one that submitted for this week (Shame on me...).

Anyway theme 22 is:

"Sweet and Sour"

Try to have fun with this one guys and draw draw draw!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

There was a point in here somewhere...

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

Theme 21

Well this week was spadoodles of fun! So let's get on with this week's new theme shall we?

Theme 21 is:

"Let's cut to the chase!"

I'm posting this too late, time to sign out. Good night!

My second idea.

Well as you can tell, this is a last minute idea since this week was too busy for me to finish the other one. And yes, I love turkey legs! I was really craving one while drawing this.

By a nose....

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

We don't know that much about American history

Okay, so this is early and a quick sketch, so more than likely I'll submit a second, more finished piece this weekend, but I did a comic a few days ago that fit the theme pretty well.

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 . . .

True story.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Theme 20

Alrighty then, onward to the next theme!

Theme 20 is

"Little did he(or she) know..."

...he knew nothing, I'm kidding. Just finish this statement and draw!

The Lurking Kitty.

I'm not sure if this image was inspired by the cat in Katie's picture but I know I wanted to use something that had a nice silhouette. And although this is a rough draft, it was fun to go nuts with my graphite pencils. I hope everyone had a good Halloween!

What lurks in the sh-OH SNAP! IT'S BATMAN!!

So, in my head, this is at least five times more awesome. There was supposed to be a parade of kittens behind Batman, but they got cut out because Snake's gun took FOREVER to draw. So yah. The two baddest stealth guys in the world drawn by a pooey artist who can't finish stuff.

We Lurk

Not sure what's lurking in YOUR shadows, but if you wanna look in mine...

Felt like using something I'm less familiar with, just india ink.

Friday, October 30, 2009

shadow lurker..

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

I have to say guys, this week's theme was a great turn out! Let's keep the momentum going.

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!

Some of my Things have Wings

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)

Those darn things with wings on my shoulders

Things with Wings - Monarch's Henchmen

#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.

The Exhausted Little Wizard.

Alright, this is my first submission in this blog! I wish I could have digitally painted this, but unfortunately my Wacom stylus is missing. Anyway, the story is about a wizard's apprentice trying to create a unique creature for himself. But he falls asleep against his cauldron before he could discover that all his work wasn't in vain.

Things With Wings - Six Swans

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.

Welcome back!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thingies with wingies

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!


Dusting Off The Cobwebs

Dragon men?! In teh skies?

You don't wanna be under that.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wings with Things....

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

Theme 18 and...Welcome Back Everyone!

Well, I'm happy to say we're all back. So let's kick it up high in this week's theme!

Theme 18 is:

"Things with Wings"

The due date is on Oct 24. So get on a thing with wings and draw!

Monday, March 16, 2009

So There I Was

Sorry that I have to send in an image that isn't terribly related to the theme this week. I got severely stumped and wish we had something a little bit more obvious. =D This is "So There I Was", more or less. He's a buddha, and there he is. Meditation is just being there and not a lot else. It's not finished, and I did some silly things with it, but that's how we learn. Made in Flash.

. . . 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

So There I Was... hope that explains a thing or two.

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

Theme 17

It's that time again. No, not the wheel of morality. It's time for theme 17. And the theme for this week is....

"So there I was..."

So there you go!

Cosmic Dance - Milky Way Waltz

Here we have a lovely Martian couple dancing to a Waltz by Olympus von Mons, his 8th written in D-minor...

OK who am I kiding, I'm no music expert. But hope you enjoy the pic anyhow!

- Mike

Cosmic Dance!

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

Cosmic Dance

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

Heads up!

Lookie, lookie, we finally got a header! Courtesy of  our very own Mike Ryan's comic book cover he did in a previous submission. Enjoy the new look and keep on drawing!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Late entry for last week's theme, "do that again." I'm looking at a new style, new software, new projects. Have a very quick, scribbly fortune cookie. I'm looking to pick up the idea it goes with soon, maybe as an indie project. Pardon the speckliness, I had some exporting issues. It's good to be back, folks.

Theme 16

Friends, family, country folk, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, and monkeys. WE'RE BACK BABY! After a long, long , long hiatus things are finally getting underway again. The theme for this week is:

Cosmic Dance

So, Dance the night away with your pencil, mouse, or whatever! Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Link Breaker

So, I was looking at this blog feeling a lot like "Gosh, I wish I had time to make something cool for this one." Then I decided that I had to post something just because. I need to start drawing more for my own sanity anyway, and YOU DO TOO!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Theme 15

The Weekly Draw-a-thon is back in action, ladies and gentlemen! Here's the first theme of 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!!!