Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Springtime Digital Doodle-Dump!!

Okay, I just got my paws on a brand spanking new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. On a fellow artist's advice I picked up the Procreate app, and I'm having a BALL..!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sample Storyboard: The Match

Here's an excerpt from a toon short I wrote and boarded called "The Match."

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Model Sheet: Space Ape

Hey, party people.

It's long past time I started using this blog for it's intended purpose: a showcase for what I can do.  Let's begin with a character design I drummed up for a cyborg gorilla.

First, the Turnarounds.
Then the Expressions sheet.
And lastly, a few action poses.
My original line of thought was to visualize a futurized version of Grodd, the Evil Genius from DC Comics' Gorilla City.  I was inspired by wondering how Bruce Timm would design that type of character, and it just came to me.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Back in the Saddle!

Okay… Baltimore is out-of-the-way for this year, so now I can finish updating this blog on my shenanigans...

To get the spring convention season into gear I wanted to go into AwesomeCon with a couple of new prints. I chose two of my favorite TV shows.  First up was another "Game of Thrones" piece.  This time the subject was Tyrion Lannister.

Next up was another "Walikng Dead" print, this time of fan-favorite Michonne...
(okay, I've got a small confession to make. I do have to admit that one of the reasons for this was that one of the special guests at the convention was Danai Gurira, The actress who plays her on the show...

It's actually turned out to be a level of coolness I hadn't banked on.  More than a few individuals brought fridge for me put them over to her to have them autographed! One of them actually gave me back a copy:
No I thought this was the height of awesome for her to do, so I resolved to thank her the first chance I got.  After the con was over, I went over to her table and gifted her with my artist's proof.  I also just happened to have the original pencil sketch which I showed to her...

... And she signed it for me!!!
EBay can have the print. But this here goes on my wall!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

It's been WAY too long!!!

Hey, true believers!

 Yeah, I know, I know, I need to have my ass kicked (YET AGAIN) for waiting this long to post.

I'm currently lumbering through the 2014 convention season, with 2 VA single-day cons, Awesome Con, C2E2, HeroesCon, and SDCC under my belt, and Baltimore ComicCon, NYCC, and the 2-day VA ComicCon to go.

But enough about me.  You guys wanna see some prints? 

First out of the starting gate is a print I actually did in the middle of this con season, between Awesome and C2E2.  In advance of the film release of "Guardians of the Galaxy (which turned out to achieve levels of awesome that none of us could've predicted, by the way) I noticed everyone had a thing for certain small mammal, voiced by Bradley Cooper in the movie.  Here's Rocket Raccoon for ya...!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Latest Model sheet: KUNG FU PUG!

Theses originated as yet another of my Bar sketches (I may post the originals later.)

The Idead stuck with me enough to make me research kung fu stances, weapons, and uniforms (hell, I even tried to find apparel from the Shun Dynasty, when the breed first originated!)  But with time ruinning out until I flew to SDCC, I just pushed the design on out...

Crazy thing?  I'm not even a fan of the breed.  I blame this squarely on Mike Norton, Eisner-winning creator of "BattlePug"...!!!

Drink and Draw pics from HEROES CON. (Kids, Please...Don't Draw Drunk!)

At the end of the first night of HEROES last month, I moseyed on over to a charity Drink-and-Draw; all of the pieces were auctioned off.  Never one to shy away from the challenge of trying to draw something decent while hammering my brain and liver with alcohol, I accepted the challenge!!

Everyone loves Jon Snow and Daenerys Targeryen.  How come no one loves King Joffrey?
Oh, that's right.  He's a douchebag.
At any rate, I penciled him in on a Con Coaster.

Buoyed by my homage to House Lannister-er, I mean Baratheon, I drank another Jim Beam and Coke, and chased it with a beer.  Armed with a larger piece of board, and less active brain cells, I decided to throw down the KINGPIN!

Believe it or not, there was another sketch, one I barely remember doing (I think it was Karnak the Shatterer from the Inhumans saying something vulgar.)  By that time I was so blistered, I didn't even remember to take a pic of it.  Nonetheless, it went to auction, and vanished.  So that counts as a good deed, right?