Sunday, September 28, 2008


Wizzart in training!

Saturday, September 27, 2008


I think I might be starting to get slightly better at caricatures.

(Although I'm working on a more deformed, Katie-Rice-ish style. I start off every such drawing with the thought "how can I make this person look like a manga character?")

Friday, September 26, 2008

Pen Sketches

A couple reworkings of sketches I did earlier this year. A mask inspired by photos of the Carnival in Venice:

and a leezardman:

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Demons in Their Divers Shapes

Click for bigger.

Practicing basing creatures on silhouettes. I tried robots today. Robots are much harder for me than demons. Demons practically draw themselves.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Mermaid WIP

Won't finish this CHOW. It's Sunday and this is what I've got, haven't even started the human form.

Stupid friends and their stupid parties. :P

Still, I'm doing this to set up a portfolio (or maybe a portfoolio) so I might as well finish what I start. I'm trying a new painting technique here, based on Julie Dillon's process.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Moar Chow!

This week's CHOW is the Little Mermaid. Must design the mermaid and human form. Some concept sketchies:

I discarded the idea of the lion-fish mermaid because I thought "pfff, everyone's gonna have one of those". Besides, the anemone flapper mermaid is pretty awesome.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ink 'n' Markers

I've been wrestling with the temptation to get a tablet PC. While I'm thinking about it some more, I bought a few of the Staedtler Mars Duo markers. They have a satisfyingly brushy tip, and don't cost $1600.

Mosh for the Drawingboard's Drawing Jam:

and a local alley from a photo I took a few years ago:

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


I should really start posting to this thing again.

This week I was working on my first submission to ConceptArt's Character of the Week (ChOW). It was a really great experience! There are lots of things I do quite well and lots of other things I have problems with.

Anyway, this week's topic was Tlaloc's Sacrifice, and here is what I ended up submitting:

Starting with the greyscale version has really improved my contrast. When I work with colour, I think I have the tendency to make the colours too similar to one another. I'd like to throw some colour on this when I get the chance.

Oh, and since I had to post WIPs for this, people might be interested in seeing the picture's progression (I think you can click for bigger version):