Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

I like this artist

I was watching Antiques Roadshow while waiting for UM AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW and a lady brought in some posters by Louis Icart, who I decided I loved.

Check it out.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

birth of a new elephant and sketch for water color

I present to you a true rarity, a baby wooley mammoth.

Here he is playing with his papa

and a sketch for a water color.

Monday, August 10, 2009


I've been doing some ink sketching too. I posted a lot on my blog, and there were a lot more that were too ugly to scan, but I liked this the best.
gah. need to draw more!


yeah, I started something oilish

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Always into shows

Well i was just looking to some art contests and i noticed this one:

which has already past, but i though it was interesting that they have a division for student/beginner division (which i will be ineligible for next time it happens) just a heads up.

mica pre-college sketchbook

A preview of some sketches I did this summer: click here

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Clone - Finished Cover

I finished my second commission/experiment with PaintTool Sai. I was lazy when it came to rendering the mirror, could have been better. But it has been a long, emotionally stressful week and I just wanted to be done with it. Overall, I'm happy with the outcome. And so was my client. :)

Friday, July 31, 2009

second painting finished

oh why did i have to change the under neck shirt reflection color and the lips.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Jackie - Finished!

I finished him! I also finished the secret project. One commission left! Oh, but right after I finished this one I got another commission. Fingers crossed on me making enough money for Japan! ><

I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I tried very hard to make it look like something that might, in some strange universe, be passable as a real book cover. Hopefully my next piece won't be as painful. I started over a couple of times (partly because I was learning a new program, but really because I'm bad at digital painting). I did this entirely with PaintTool Sai, a program like PS--but free, lean and REALLY fun! My PS died on me, so. Yay open-source programming!

I am kind of bummed that I can't spend as much time on personal projects this summer...Between teaching and these jobs, I'm drained. :P

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Behold the world's first fuzzy mewing baby elephant.

week one of painting

Friday, July 17, 2009

relevant news

'Not to plug anything here, but I just discovered that Deviant Art is doing something that you guys might find cool and useful for a change.
I know, I hate Deviant Art, but apparently now they have a tool that lets you build a simple portfolio website.

I made a quick one, but I think I'll probably continue working on the one I've been building in Dreamweaver these past few weeks because I don't want DA's logo on the bottom of my page, and I want to do some awesome, custom things.

Anyway, I thought you guys might be interested in this if you don't want to purchase a domain name or hosting service and you don't feel like ripping your hair out over uncooperative CSS

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Week 2 of the portrait

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

past week

week one of 2hr oil portrait painting class

ink 'n paint on comic character head. i'm not to happy with the look. probably will just bite the bullet and draw the comic, once some scripts come my way.

random digital drawing i have been working on to get my self more acquainted with my tablet and the drawing powers of photoshop.

Clone Cover and Sexy Ladies

The last of the sketches I'll be posting for a while. Besides these, I'm also working on a top-secret project for a toy designer. All I can say is that it's a lot of fun. Neda, the Detective, and the sketch below will have to wait until I finish the top-secret stuff. But I'm trying to get everything mostly done before next week! (16 drawings! Fingers crossed!)

This is a cover for my friend's comic book, about a girl who discovers that she's a the clone of a super-villainess. I'm also posting the sketch of the villainess, which I'm quite happy with. After drawing all the kiddy-toy stuff, it feels good to draw a sexy lady. :)

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Among other things, I've been following the twitter feed for the Iran election protests, and was inspired last Saturday to draw this up. It is in honor of the young woman, Neda, who was shot in the street and killed during the chaos in Tehran. If you're like, "What's with the birds?"--they're Twitter birds. When I get some free time I'll paint it.

Rest in peace, Neda. Presently in Iran things seem to have settled down, and the government-run newsfeeds have been broadcasting the arrested protesters reading "confessions" that the protests were entirely a foreign plot.

In the meantime, I'm wholed up with 3 illustration jobs (totalling some 20 illustrations) and the prep work for my art class that starts next week. I feel so stagnant right now, with all this work and nothing getting done very quickly. So, for now, please suffer through these half-finished works.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


This is a "book cover" illustration I'm doing for a guy in Australia. I sketched a lot of the stuff seperately and then mashed it together in PS because I didn't feel like dragging my lightbox out. Now I'll ink it and color it. Moody blue hues, film noir lighting.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Important update! Baby animals!

This was the view from my window at home yesterday.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009


I helped make these bird puppets! They'll be in the Halloween Lantern Parade in the fall. You should all go see it.

This is the closest thing I could find to a close up:
Also, I'm walking on stilts in this photo (I'm the one on the far right):
I'll post more about this on my own blog. (Maybe. If I feel like it.)

edit: This was all done for/with/through Nana Projects.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


scanned some SB pages and colored them


hey as a favor to my pal Tom

you guys should all join and submit artwork!

the art portal has launched today

your art will just be shown on your userpage until you are scouted by a fellow artist. WHICH I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO DO FOR YOU ALL ;)

its just a means of keeping out the crap that Deviantart and Sheezyart are mostly comprised of.

anywho just letting you guys know!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009


I know you guys all want to see what I do everyday, but I have decide that is quite impossible so I summed it all up in one baby .swf


I did this a little while back I just totally forgot to post it

I also completely overhauled ULTIMATE PWNAGE and acquired some stupid CSS know-how in the process.

also IN OTHER NEWS, I have found some new tunes by that mysterious KID EXP:



**EDIT** - Here's another new one: STANKY RODEO

anywho enjoy

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Jillian Tamaki's sketchbooking tips

I highly recommend everyone check out Jillian Tamaki's new post with her thoughts on sketchbooking. What she has to say is very relevant, and probably something I should make myself read at least once every day.

She also has a post on Idea Generation for Illustrations, which is pure gold.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Steam-punk Contest!

I won FIRST prize (instead of Grand prize) which is a copy of the game Damnation (which was panned in reviews... oh well) but at least I know I'm one of the top 6 people who entered the contest (1 Grand prize winner and 5 First prize winners) if they post the other entries online then I'll post a link!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Plumbago Portraits

Hello there.
I've been doing some small portrait drawings. I have decided to fill a moleskin with a person a page this summer, these are a first few. They are graphite, two to four 1/2  inches in height.

(Portrait miniatures: Intended originally to celebrate romance or mourn the dead. Usually accompanied with ornamental hair of the beloved/deceased. Let me know if you think I should collect hair to go with these portraits.)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Web comic

i've been working with a friend on starting a web comic, all visuals are on me and the story is on him. I told him i wanted to try making 3d models and then posing them for the comic because i'm not very consistent at illustrating and to build up a bit of 3d experience and work examples. His only requirement is that he wants it to look flat so i'm going to learn how to use ink 'n paint and create a nice look for the comic.

So right now i have part of the base model for the main character, i mean he needs ears and hair and clothes, probably some more personality in the features. Also the eye/brow area looks a bit odd to me still. I need to look more at the wireframe i'm not sure how "correct" and efficient it is. I'm not using orthos because i didn't feel like it. in other news i ordered and intous4 and want to enter 11second club for this month (as soon as i get over my lipsync/2d inability, and get back from south carolina)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

hand letters

here are some letters i made to go with my number set below. :) i hope everyone is having a nice and productive summer!

hand numbers

just practicing some hand letters... or numbers really.


too much Kate Beaton

shell stuff

I made these yesterday with some wire and shells/sharksteeth I found.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Why, if it isn't some character designs! These are from my summer class with Brian Ralph. Top is a rabidly riteous pilot (pick a character trait and profession from a list at random and DRAW) and my odd couple assignment, Black Scarf and Yolene (whom some of you may remember from thier short-lived comic idea freshman year). I did a comic about those two, but my scanner is TOO SMAAAAALL and can't handle how badass a punch to the face from Black Scarf would be. Also it's scanning everything at an angle for some reason... Either way, comics coming soon!

yuk yuk yuk

badass $$$

a new character from a BRUTAL new game that will be released in SEPTEMBER 2009



Friday, June 5, 2009

Demon Boy Ortho!

Ortho for my Demon boy Character! Modeling starts first thing tomorrow! hopefully I get to post a finished render of his head in 24ish hours! But I'm not going to rush I want to do this right!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Concept! Demon Boy

Save for any major changes this is the Demon Boy concept... I need to figure out a name to call him... I was going for a sort of Saturday morning cartoon sorta look, I'm pretty excited about starting to model him... I haven't concepted the waistband design yet but I want to do some Mayan design studies and maybe some south american weaving designs under my belt... no pun intended... until I do a complete concept, which I will obviously be doing in a separate document... ANYWHO it's getting late! time for bed... after some Pizza...mmmnnn