Wednesday, December 23, 2009

C'mon, what're you waiting for?

It's fun. It's easy. Everyone is doing it...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Her blue period

Tried to get a quick sketch done for some Lilah portraits last night and, of course, I needed help. Luckily, Lilah was in bed when I transferred the final drawing to the board for painting...

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Blackest Night, Bluest Drawing

Okay, so I'm back after a long hiatus. Been reading Blackest Night and it got me thinking about a character I remember from way back in the day — Driq of Criq. Driq was a Green Lantern that was killed by Sinestro, but his ring refused to let him die. He was basically a zombie who spouted various moans and groans, but could still sling a ring and survive anything Sinestro could throw at him. Kinda reminds me of the Black Lanterns of today without all the drawn out hoopla.

That said, I keep hoping (or holding out) that Driq will again reappear as the hero of Blackest Night. Nothing against Hal Jordan and the rest of the Corps, but Driq was always an oddity, who stood out in my heart as an essential part of the Green Lantern universe — always ready to play a bigger role.

Now to the blue part of the title...Lilah makes it pretty much impossible to get any drawing done anymore. She sees Daddy drawing, she's gotta be drawing, too. Usually right on the page I'm working on. With Driq here she was drawing Spider-man. After awhile you start to see ol' Spidey...

Sure, I could draw after she goes to bed, but by then I'm usually done and ready for bed. I'm working on getting up earlier to get some drawing done or just resigning myself to dealing with plenty of non-repro blue (her weapon of choice) showing up on my work. I'm guessing it'll be the latter.

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Turkey Day.


Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Since it's been awhile

Just a quick sketch since I've been working on things I can't be showing you fine folks yet.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Contest inks

Finally got off me arse and finished this piece. Doubt I'll color as my 'rents are in town and tomorrow's the last day to turn in entries. Think I'll just stick with Jesse's red eyes for a color accent.

Okay, I lied. I took a Copic marker to it and added some more depth. Unfortunately I did this at work and can't scan the piece again before I turn it in.

Monday, August 24, 2009

20 minute Ducky

Had a mad moment of inspiration yesterday after Angie said, "You need to paint something for Lilah's bathroom. How about a Rubber Ducky?" About 20 minutes later here's what happened.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bar Fight Pencils

Submitted without comment.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Been meaning to post something all week, but birthday celebrations, filming and just plain ol' life got in the way. Here's the painting of Renfield I did for Angie's birthday. Nothing fancy, but Angie seems to love it, so I guess everything turned out okay. Still working on a contest for Velocity and I'm hoping to finally finish pencilling it tonight and maybe inking in the next day or two. That's all I got for now. Peace!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Blue blazes!

Posted this over on the 'Haps forum in the Nova sketch jam, but figured I'd post it here as it's been quiet for a couple days. Still need to color our boy Nova in, which I hope to find time to do today or tomorrow. Also gonna try to snap a shot of the painting I did for Angie's birthday. (It's 2' x 4', so it's a bit hard to scan.) That's all I got for the moment. Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th.

Color Update:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The loot

Here's the major portion of my Heroes Con loot. There were a couple sketchbooks, art supplies and a Toon Tumbler I picked up, but figured it'd be overkill if I threw everything on here. I'll add stories later as I've got actual work to do at work.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Yet another sketch...

I appear to be on a roll. Here's a refined thumb for page one of the story. Finished it while watching a horrid movie titled, 'Plague Town.' Save yourself an hour and a half of your life and avoid this movie, well, like the plague.

Monday, June 22, 2009

He's back...

Okay, one more quick post before Angie and I hit the sack after a fantastic, but busy weekend. Got the comic bug again in a big way and set myself some goals for next year's Heroes. Those goals being having a 22-page comic completed and to lose 22 pounds. I got the ball rolling tonight by inking in some old character sketches for the story I want to complete and you can view that handsome devil up above. As to the weight, well, that'll start in the morning. Okay, bedtime for Bonzo. Peace!

Back from Heroes

We made it back safe and sound with Mafus and Squeeze. Here's the color version of my cover as the one Todd posted came out super funky. (It was my fault. I sent Todd a CMYK file instead of the requisite RGB.) Stories to come...

Monday, June 08, 2009

The Lone Tear of the Heartbroken Choopie

Had a somewhat creative weekend. Inked some 'Haps and penciled and inked my contest piece for the Ultimate cover. Lilah even helped with this one. (You can't see it, but there's a mass of blue pencil lines in the upper right corner.) Will color it up tonight and get it sent on to Todd hopefully tomorrow. (Though I'll hold off posting the colors incase Todd's posting all the entries.) That's all I got, expect a whole lotta meetings today. Peace!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

How is it almost the end of May?

Doing some inking exercises as Matt should be sending me some 'Haps pages very soon. Just been getting slammed at work now that I'm a full-timer and haven't really had any mojo when I get home. I always say I'm hoping to change that, but this time I won't. Maybe actions will speak louder than repeated words eventually. That said...did a little drink and draw with Matt yesterday and laid out the first page of a story I really, really need to start and finish. May play around with some inks on it tonight and if it's worthwhile I'll post it up.

Hope everyone had a nice extended Memorial Day weekend.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Suprised I remember my password...

Been really dragging my heels as of late. No honest explanation other than procrastination, but as some more inking work will be flowing my way shortly I figured I'd better get back with the program and dust off my brush and quills. Really liked Reis' cover for Darkest Night, so I printed it out for light-tabling. Of course, I forgot that I don't have an oval template, so once I got to the rings I said, "That's enough. Move on." Fun though.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Believe it

As it's House Week at Stuga Leaf there hasn't been much time to goof off with movies or video games. (Damn you, Resident Evil 5! Why must you be so addicting?!) So after doing some much needed housework I sat down with my sketchbook and worked on some character designs.

"What character? What story?" you might ask. Came up with the idea of doing an anthology of my horror stories as a graphic novel. I've really been dragging my heels on The Hollow as I don't know where it's going after the first two issues. But this anthology idea really lit the spark. I can do multiple stories in multiple styles and just have fun. It was slow at work last week so I adapted 'Know-It-All' to comic format. Probably one of my favorites and this charming gent is called The Boglin. I really really hope I can keep momentum going on this and get you swept up along with me.

Peace out!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Finished Doom inks

Still don't know who drew this and I'm too lazy to look it up. Still going with Finch as it seems his style. Mostly brush work with a pinch of quill thrown in for good measure. Again it was fun to forget that I don't have to adhere to every line drawn, though I'm sure that attitude would change if it was a real gig. Becoming more and more a brush kinda guy.

I'm beat or I'd write more and since it's Monday (late, I know) this still counts for the three times a week deal.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Slack in the saddle again

Another month gone by with only one post. Cripes. Why even bother, eh? Time to rectify this situation. Hunkered down and decided to sling some ink last night. Couldn't draw to save my soul was the main reason. Had this printout of Doom from some Ultimatum book or something. Think it's Finch's work, but not sure. I started trying to be all perfect and following his every line correctly, but it just wasn't any fun. If you draw that tight why do you need an inker anyway? Just digitally do it and be done.

Then a lightbulb went off in my head.

"You know, this is practice and for fun, right? Why don't you ink how you wanna ink and enjoy the process?"

After that I did start to loosen up and the brush flowed a lot more freely. Don't think I'm going to ink the whole thing, just Doom's mug as the rest of the page is all detailed bookshelves and floors about the size of grains of rice. Some pencillers are like guitar players: all about getting themselves off with their own work. It's not fun and doesn't inspire, it only makes art feel more unattainable to most. Okay, I'm stepping down from the soapbox...

Wanna try to get onto a 3-day-a-week schedule and get those creative juices flowing again. Peace out!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

1st drawing of the New Year

More a confidence builder than anything really. It's been quite some time since I last posted or drew much of anything. December wasn't kind to me. I was on antibiotics on two separate times and in between those times I had the flu. Robbed me of any drive to draw and depression set in. That and my friend, Anna, asked me to draw something for her, which I've only half-heartedly attempted.

And that brings us to Etrigan here. I received the Kirby Omnibus of The Demon for Christmas and really wanted to do a drawing of him for the blog. Then Mafus did one and the whole depression thing ate away at any endeavor to do so. Anna's deadline was still looming and anything I laid down on paper wasn't cutting it. I was wasting bristol like nobody's business. Then the idea popped in my head to actually do the drawing I wanted to do — Mafus be damned. (Not really, of course.) It was just what I needed. Feeling much better about myself and life in general. Actually looking forward to knocking out Anna's piece now, though that'll have to wait until tomorrow night and this weekend. (Sorry, Anna.)

Colors will come once I've taken care of my looming project. Be on the lookout. Hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year.

Slow Day At Work Bonus: