Wednesday, November 30, 2011


remember when I used to sketch all the time and upload stuff? yea that was forever ago. So here goes some stuff thats been in my neglected sketchbook.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Attack the Block

Another one of those lunch time sketches with some work at home.  Two weeks after watching the Attack the Block, I randomly started listening to the sound track.  I was looking for some good jams to paint to, and I remember the mood from the movie had this fun, modern, serious vibe if that makes any sense.  From what I could recall it had a bit more of a "thickness" than the Drive OST.  I pulled it up and was working on a different  lunch time doodle, which I should be posting up soon, and then immediately started sketching this one out.

What was fun about this one that made it different was that I was inspired by my boy Kalen Chock, and his planned method he used when livestreaming this latest Halloween piece.  He planned for things ahead instead of rushing headfirst into the piece, and tripping on it like I do the majority of the time.  I tried to think more of my process and went back to a more fundamental approach.  I found things being easier to work on and modify. I could keep things a bit clearer, and better organized.  This would have provided me with more flexibility if I so chose.  I also got to experiment with different poses for the characters, and also got to see what they looked like when they occupied different parts of the screen.  It was great to get back into that sort of mindset, where as of late I was getting attached to my pieces right from the get go.

  1. A quick and loose sketch where I drew each character onto their own layer, accompanied by a fill layer underneath.
  2. I begin to use that fill layer as a mask to begin choosing my colors and laying them in.
  3. I add some shading and some quick light sources.  A 2 pt scheme with a warm and a cool back lighting.  I start thinking about how the shadows and things are going to add a bit more drama.  I usually try to include the face, and so I won't turn heads at specific angles.  I used this as a way to start making conscious decisions against that.  My 2nd favorite character is actually turned away from the camera so it doesn't seem so posed.
  4. Things were rendered and defined a bit more, as well as the mood, and angle pushed slightly more.  I wanted to keep this quick, and so I had to fight myself from going in and rendering everything.

The tunes...

The trailer...

Friday, November 4, 2011

Batch of old and new

Just cleaning out some old drawings and paintings and thought I would post em up.  Some of these are a bit more recent but I dont think I will be working on them anymore, so lets get em high for people to see.  It's weird how during the years I have held on to old paintings that I think I am going to finish, and stunt my own growth by not proceeding.  Shit if I've done it once, I can do it again, better possibly the next time.  This is my attempt at sorting my thought process out with that and moving forward instead of holding on to old ideas...gotta make room for the new ones!

Anyone else encounter this type of mindset or problems?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Spreading the Word!

Well many of my art friends have been doing some great things lately, so I figured I would put together a post and point some people in their directions since I think sharing forward movements in art like this is a very important thing.

Today I got to catch my buddy Kalen livestreaming today.  So if you want to see the awesome Halloween piece he busted out today, you can peep it and the process here.

Secondly some friends from work have started a 7 day trial of consecutive daily posts.  They are doing a piece a day, so go check their marathon of madness at the following links.
And also my friend Reggie Roquemore, better known as Point-Alpha just launched his first web manga David. He has been working on this for a while and its great to see him put so much hard work, dedication, and passion into this.  I personally find sequential art like this so incredibly difficult, and he did an awesome job.  Go peep it!

Well I hope you enjoy and in an upcoming livestream I will be discussing some interesting art topics such as crutches, habits, and artistic decisions.  I hope everyone had a happy Halloween! 

Gunner Bot

Just a little exercise piece to try to break the normal proportions of characters.  My actual time to draw has been super scarce as of late, and when I sit down I am playing catch up, and it takes me longer to warm up.  I end up drawing the same thing over and over, formulaic if you will.  This is very discouraging, since I feel that there is more growth for me to have and I am not experimenting enough like I did a few years ago, and even more so years before that.  So this was done mostly using a flat brush, and just trying to break habits, and  it was quite refreshing if I do say so myself.  It's great that a quick lunch doodle can feel so good :D

The shapes are basic, and I had to struggle a bit to leave them that way, since blocks and cylinders aren't really all that interesting.  Sometimes you got to get the boring out, cause it's blocking the way of the interesting.

Friday, October 14, 2011


Have you ever started working on a piece, forgot to save it, and then when you remembered you just type anything so that you can get back to painting?


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Jon Snow

*Gasp* I am alive still! It has been a while since I have update jack.  I have just been keeping busy with life, and am trying to gear my free time more towards art again, and try to use some new inspirations to drive myself forward.  It felt like I was stuck in neutral for a while an now its time to build up some steam.  Here is a long overdue Game of Thrones fan art. I posted the WIP a little while back, and I don't feel like too much has changed since then.  

I have been thinking that I just need to start posting more work, regardless if I deem it complete or whatnot.  The fact is that I haven't been posting much, an I have been keeping myself from doing so since I felt like the pieces weren't up to par.  I just wanted to hold on to them and work on them until they would be worthy and presentable.  Well this mind set seems a bit incomplete, and I can't help but think of all of the great things I learned from Marshall Vandruff's workshop that I am not putting to use.  Well hopefully you will be seeing some more stuff, and I hope that I can set aside more time to draw :D

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Recent Pixelage

Woo it has been a bit. I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend, and got nice and BBQed up. I know I did, we had some friends over and got to try out a game called "Bang" which is like a card game reincarnation of Mafia apparently. Good fun, and good company :D Anyhow here some of the latest pieces I have just completed:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

BW Sketchy Girl

Finding my way to get back into the swing of things. I wanted to do a little sketch n chat tonight on live stream and here was the results. Its been a while since I have just mindlessly done something like this, and it was great to chat a little with old and new friends who have inspired my life so greatly. Shoutouts to all you who made it out!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I dont know what

Just a sketch from tonights stream

Thursday, June 2, 2011

John Snow

Don't tell me either way

Here goes a Game of Thrones fan art WIP I have been futzing around with.  I don't know what happens and I don't want to unintentionally spoil anything.  So this is a small scene in my head that I don't know if it actually happens or not.  We find Jon and Ghost are beyond the wall and suddenly they have some blue eyed company.

I have begun to get a better understanding of composition and how to push my work to be more artistic, interesting, work as a piece and more intentional thanks to a life changing workshop I took over at the CDA from the great Marshall Vandruff.  Before the workshop I was working on the top version, and shortly night I had a moment to paint and got to rework the piece into the bottom rendition.  Still a little bit to go, but I am liking it a whole lot more :D

Saturday, May 28, 2011

CHOW 246

I got down on CHOW this week.  Here goes my Archangel :D

<3s if you go and support me when the polls open, it should open up tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Doodles for the night

Some mindless doodles.  Homeboy looked more butch, but I messed around with a more eastern appealing face after.  I realized that I need to get my face proportions and planes in check for this type of stuff.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Costume Life Painting

We had a special treat and got a 2hr pose this week from an awesome model. I brought my laptop with me this time and got to try my hand at "Life Digital Painting" it was alot of fun, and makes you think about so much more than just shape, lighting, color, and all this is a ton to think about in a suprising short amount of time.  This morning I was still on the kick so I pulled up a photo from mjranum-stock and did a quick exercise.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Enviro Exercise

Some bg practice...I think Ill have to work more on perspective and some day/night scenes as well...or perhaps interiors...GWAH! too much to do!

Friday, May 6, 2011

QDF - Burton

So at work every Friday we have a quick 1 hour speed paint session during our lunch break. Here is what I came up with.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

CHOW WIP + Sketchbook Nonsensticles

So here are a few sketches for CHOW# 243 : War of the Magi.  I am running with this Death (Dark) Magi style.  I have a few ideas I want to get down.  I like the general direction these are heading.  The chick has some plainness, and I definitely need to push her costume design a bit more.  This is my first time running with the CHOW folk, so lets just see how it all pans out.  So far I am liking it.  Also here goes what I've been up to in my sketchbook as of late.

So this past weekend I had some good times with some friends, and had some complete days.  Overall it was just a great weekend and towards the end of Sunday, some nostalgia of younger me began to creep up on me.  It was and interesting experience, and I was reminded of who I was, how far I've come, and how I've changed, and how much further I have to go.  I took this past Sunday as a nice lesson on how pleasant things can be and how surrounding yourself with the right people can really add a richness to life.  So now I'll just leave you with this video of this guy who has never seen this sheet music, and is a badass, but more importantly, just loves doing what he does.  LOOK AT THEM FINGERS FLY!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Paint Dookay

Just a mini dump of some stuff I never uploaded

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Drachen, Siya, and Ricben

A 3 character commission of Drachen, Siya, and Ricben getting ready to handle business. Drachen is reading a scroll while Ricben listens in.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Skull Face

Quick doodle taken from my sketchbook and plopped in the computer to paint up.  Its been a while since I've scanned anything.  I hope you laiiiiii~

Friday, April 8, 2011

Quick Draw Friday - Space Cowboy + Tron (update)

Lunchtime Quick Draw Friday time! Topic was Space Cowboy
and last weeks was movie poster remake:

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Collab Craziness!

So as of late Rejean and Kayo have come back to the states from Japan.  We have been hanging out, and I thought it would awesome to have RJ be a guest on my livestream and we could do a collab.  Without thinking about things too much and just naturally letting them develop, we ended up with this:

We both had lots of fun working on it, and enjoyed the chat and whole experience.  We got to really make new art decisions, because we have such different workflows and we had to adapt to this very organic and alive process of switching back and forth.  Hopefully we well get a chance to finish this up before he heads back to Japan.

On another collaboration note, me and Crazy Spork I Am started a collab last year, and had some help from Kirby UFO as well.  This was my take on her famed Nurse Lacey character, and we had a similar back and forth process but online.  The disadvantage to that is we didn't get to see the actual changes being made, only got to see the image after the fact.  Still was a very fun and different process due to artistic decisions out of my control and giving me a great piece to continue working on.  Here is Nurse Lacey in all of her seductive glory:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Art Dumpage

Heres some old some new, lets kick it off with some studies.

Livestreamed this, I will probably return to this later, perhaps when my comp doesnt bsod and the tablet drivers dont bunk out randomly.
...and finally my first idea for the DarkStalkers art tribute book.  I found this again in my archives and realized I hadnt posted it.  When I first was working on this I was really unhappy with the results, but now I'm kinda diggin it and may revisit it at some point in time.

Friday, March 4, 2011

thrill me

Don't you hate it when you lose your high res? I just finished this one off at actual size, hope you like it! Behold! Boob glow!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Commission batch for GCG

Okay this batch took way too long. Too much stuff happened between working on this and it just got put on the back burner for a while. I am happy they are finally done, and I can continue through the rest of my list I have from 2010 xO

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Work Notepad Sketches

So I am still alive, still very busy, but making more time for arting :D I dont have things finished, but I thought I should post up some old sketches from my notepad at work. Return of the lined paper, wut wut!

Monday, February 7, 2011


I ran into all sorts of issues with this one, however I received some helpful advice to my livestream watchers and it ended up a bit better than I thought it would. I attempted some stuff and learned a little. I'll have to find a way to isolate my weaknesses and work on them one at a time instead of tackling a few at once. I'm just glad I got some painting in, thanks again to my audience, I will not be coughing while streaming soon enough :D

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

BOLD Livestream

Thanks to everyone who came out and made my first live stream in a while tons of fun. Here she is, Bold. The monocle wearing chick. I had tons of fun guys and sorry for stratling you all with my coughs into the mic.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


An old scrap. A jam I did with Tongman one night over skype. We decided the topic to be a Zodiac Warrior. Which after some fussing with, I just ended up turning into a Sci Fi book cover. 1 Hour jam. I didn't finish, but im most likely not going to revisit this anytime soon. Enjoy :D

Monday, January 17, 2011

Study from last week

Here is a hour study from last week. Just a reminder to myself to keep doing stuff like this.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dream + Zombie Killers

Tuesday night I knocked out after making and stuffing my face with a delicious dinner. I passed out and had this crazy dream of this epic fight between this King who came to rule a kingdom through DBZ like strength, and his wifes guardian Wolf. The only person who won't listen to him is his own wife, and so in the scene he is yelling out to her while the wolf is perched up on the roof tops ready to defend his master.

I picked up L4D2 on Steam's black friday sale, and it totally fed my Zombie craze. That week I did some fan art, and these turned out crazy better than my Mass Effect 2 marker ones which have yet to be posted.