Wednesday, August 5, 2009

the worm

The Worm: 'Allo.
Sarah: Did you say... hello?
The Worm: No, I said "'allo," but that's close enough.
Sarah: Oh... you're a worm, aren't you?
The Worm: Yeah, that's right.
Sarah: You don't by any chance know the way through this labyrinth, do you?
The Worm: Who, me? No, I'm just a worm. Say, come inside, and meet the missus.

Friday, July 31, 2009

trip Sketching

I had a long trip, forgot my digital camera but I wanted to post up some of the pages of sketches I did while I was away.

drawing on the plane, helped since I had a window seat, and all I could do was look out into 30,000 feet and juse see clouds and mountains

always wonder what people think of me as I'm drawing asses?

Hooked on Amanda Conner's Wednesday comic strip. So lucky we could trade sketch books. HAHA! Saved me a few bucks especially after I had such a terrible night and she lifted my spirits

Yeah, spilled wine on this one at Shane Corne's Mondo Gelato Drawing Jam. Shane Glines was trying to cheer me up "Hey don't worry, it looks like a cool ink wash piece."

The Women of San Diego, I love the feathered hair homeless man in the middle right. He had a tweed suit and he kept yelling at anyone who was in front of him. Very colorful city San Diego

Because of waiting in line, standing up.... and well I only got like 2 hours of sleep from sleeping in a hotel toilet, I kept falling asleep on every panel I attended. So my solution, I kept drawing anyone who was on the panel, Sergio Aragones and Stan Saki were super expressive and perfect models.... without boobs

Waiting in line for the True Blood panel, Which took 2 HOURS WAITING! We would just stop the line in order to stay in the shade, there's a lot of people there with sunburns because they were waiting in line. And a drunken drawing from Drink and Draw.

More Sketches from True Blood Panel, and then the Drawing Jam at the Gelato, which was wonderfully childish, especially since your hanging out with the best artists in the world and your eating Gelato with little plastic spoons.
Hellboy sketches because I was explaining Robert Iza how to draw Hellboy, and some of Iza's own Ninja character.

As the Exhaust is being pumped into my face, more people of San Diego while waiting for a bus.

sketches on my birthday while hanging out on Dolores park. Lovely weather, I'm now brown right now.... my NATURAL Skin tone.

And more drawings while on a plane.

my girlie hands with nail polish, Funny story to this image. I'm drawing for Alex Ahad, now I've been trying to steal his style for YEARS. And like I'm drawing in his style right now..... and I HAD NO IDEA WHO HE WAS TILL I WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE. So right now I'm drawing something that's HEAVILY Inspired by him and we are talking about music we listen to as we read Hellboy. And he's loving my sketch but I'm thinking about his art not knowing who he is. Blah, it was embarrassing.
Still I made a good friend.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

proof I was at comicon

I didn't bring a camera, so I'm relying on my friends to post up photos that I was kinda in.

Monday, July 13, 2009

the man who laughs

playing around with a new style in painter. it's good to just paint something, and not worry about scanning and tweaking everything.

and some speed painting

Friday, July 3, 2009

livestream over

sorry, it was a mess. A lot of shaky cam, and dropping pens. The hard part is focusing on the webcam while drawing, which is a difficult to juggle both. Still thank you for coming
well here's the test, thank you for visiting

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Samson the Magnicent

Samson from Carnivale, from my livestream session.
some slight updates were made to the texture, to pop it out some more

bully study

just a quick little painter study of a bird's wings and colors.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

jackson 5 sketch

I was always inspired by the Rankin Bass animated series growing up as a kid. My Pen is a mess, but still it was fun to draw

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

carnival sketches

just playing around in photoshop. Quick ones.

Monday, June 22, 2009


I set up a livestream account. After a wonderful time spent studying Teben and Pywakit, I was inspired and motivated to set up my own account. Now I don't really know exactly how to set up a piece to record, or at least how to make it interesting. So please add some input, and I will post up information when I'm streaming my art process.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


a quick self portrait

and to show you my layers for the texture

angry cat part 4

final part of the story
dedicated to all my friends

we got to pick ourselves up

okay some of screen caps if my work process

well this was a piece I had more problems with then my last three.

My main concern was composition, and building enough space with a crowd of cats and giving them enough of a stage to express themselves.

and it took me a while to get to here. Simple flat colors, I knew I'd change their colors as I was working on it. But I knew I wanted to shift the tones from blue to amber.

just working on the shading immediately. Like in the last pieces, I work on the easiest characters immediately. I've been working on the cat and rat for a while, I knew where I'd go with them color wise.

now just going out into the background building up the light direction. Want it to feel as if it was a spotlight.

Focusing on the cat, since he's trapped inside the glass and should have his own source of light

Oh noes, my art is naked :O

building the stage and working on the audience cats

Originally this cat was the same blue hue as the Rat, tweeked around with the settings. And made him purple, so he can stand out. Added some white, which could be his own color, but also helps bring out the lamp behind him.

I love rendering out glass and rum in color. It's something simple, or at least I'm so used to it. But like after the first time you study how light hits glass, then it's trapped in your mind forever.

dressing up the audience, can't have them naked. That would be indecent.

Now this is difficult, the cat has his face pressed up to the glass. Now how this works is there should be little light to what is pushed up against the glass. Even if the glass is in front of a light, the lighting should be different then his body. So I went with a brownish hue, darken those areas and highlighted whats around him.

now desaturated the color of the up close glass. It's not the best, but it works to get the idea across.

Adding the layer option of color dodge to pop out the light

finally there, but I needed to tweak up the colors to help direct the viewer's attention.