Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Post 445

As my friend Ryan says, "Boom goes the dynamite!" Well, surprise! I didn't want to give any kind of warning. So out of the blue, I've brought back my webcomic Rick Dangerous! More craziness, but improved art...since it's been about 2 years since I last did a Rick Dangerous page!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Post 444

My friend Eric Skillman contacted a number of comic artists to do comic illustrations to be used as posters for the ATP film festival in New York. They were holding screenings of many Criterion movies.

I did the illustration, and I was lucky enough to have Eric wave his design expertise on the cover treatment!

It must always be said how much of a class act the man is to work for.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Post 443

I really think I need to get back into daily sketching mode. Just got back from work a bit ago. We had meetings until late, but it's great working in a group of professionals whose personalities compliment my own. When you're all there for the student needs before your own, you know you've found a special group of educators.

Part of my inconsistency lately has been using the right paper, and unfortunately my standards just haven't been passing the test. But the copy paper at school is just what I've been needing oddly enough. It's got a great balance for pencil sketching, which I'm finding to be my strong suit. As much as I like inking, I've been feeling a bit inadequate, or at least unsure of myself. I think my best work comes from stream of consciousness drawing like this.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Post 442

I am counting the hours as I am about to go back to work, but here is a fun little sketch I did this evening!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Post 441

Here's something I did today while sitting at the car dealership. It's kind of a newer take on some older techniques. The image was just random, letting my hand just go. I think the problem is that I've been pressing down too hard with the pencil, this is what happens when I'm not using a piston grip, which feels a lot more fluid and comfortable. Sometimes it's the simple things that are easy to forget and cause artist's block, which I've been dealing with.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Post 440

Here are some more pieces to catch you up to date!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Post 439

I know it's been a long time since I last updated, but it was summer, and I got caught up in the spirit of relaxation...but alas. Tis' time to head back to work teaching a new batch of students an entirely new subject! Animation and Ad Design!!!

As for today's doodles, I've been going through a crisis of inks. I know people like what I was doing with the Kuretake, but I get bored with things, so I had to try something different. I've been testing a lot of pens, but it was an oldie that reached out to me. I think right now I'll be using the .25 copic SP, which is the face on the upper right and lower left (baby). Though I think my favorite face is the guy with the mutton chops, did that dry brush style with a Pentel Color Brush...which most people hate for some reason.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010