Sunday, November 2, 2008

Color Test

I found this on Drawn:

Color Hue Test

It was pretty fun and by the end my eyes were starting to cross.... but I scored a 16. Not that bad... but it probably could have been better.

Also, here is an illustration and poster submission I did for the horror film Perkins' 14. The contest deadline made me kind of rushed.. I really like the illustration; however, it isn't the best movie poster which I understand. Hence me not making it to the final for the competition. : /
Ah well... I still like the illustration

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ok, so I lie...

So my drawing a day didn't work out so well, and now I'm back in school-my last semester, finally. I will post work from this semester as I make it, rather than posting it all afterwards. Also, I'm determined to work on my mini-comic and to finish it. Not to mention, by December (hopefully sooner) I will have my own website so that there will be a gallery and a place to check out my work any time. The blog will stay, but will be like an artist's journal/wip type of deal... pretty much what it is now actually.

So changes are coming and I promise new work. I just became a bit more preoccupied this summer than I thought I would be. Keep an eye out for more posts in the future; I haven't abandoned the blog yet.

Monday, August 4, 2008

More doodles from a sketchbook

More from the sketchbook... this is a girl and my infamous swirls. Whenever I'm bored or can't think of what to draw, I doodle spirals. I think I definately want to develop this one into either a painting or ink illustration.... I don't like the butt though. that definately needs fixing, and I'm going to work with her arm and hair a little more to make the drawing more dynamic. oh, and there will definately be more spirals.

This is a sketch from my book of a girl... just trying to alter my drawing style slightly and was playing around with free-drawing with the Rapidograph a lot on my sketchbook. I think her lower half, hips and legs area could be much better and curvy.... but I do like the looseness of her hair and the quickness of the drawing, albeit that some anatomical things are out of whack. This sketch may get developed in the near future.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

One Day Late; Two Drawings!

Hello All. The first post of my drawing every day and I'm already behind... but I have been busy. I am currently Art Director and Cartoonist for a new magazine starting up called Pretty Boy Magazine. For more information on Pretty Boy Magazine and its' company, Pretty Boy Enterprises Inc., check the website at

The following sketch is of one of the characters from the comic I'm working on for the Magazine. She's going to be the manager of a new Pretty Boy Boy Toy whose come to live in this condo/suite, working as a Pretty Boy. However, he's completely new to the situation and isn't all too sure if this is for him. His roommates don't help much to secure his feelings. The comic is still in the works, but I'll definately make a post once the Magazine is out and you can read my strip every issue. In the meantime, enjoy this sketch.

And here is a cat that I drew. It came out in more of an animation look, which I like. I've been drawing quickly with my Rapidograph and occasionally this results in an interesting new style/look. Occasionally.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Drawing/Sketch a Day!

Okay, that's it. I'm finally getting down to it. From today through September 1st, I will post one illustration per day. Now, granted, these can also consist of sketches from my sketchbook, since I don't have all the time in the world. But I've lost the purpose of this blog, which was to get me drawing and experimenting more. And albeit that I have started, I need to do a lot more.

So for starters, this was a drawing I did on the inside part of a matte board cut for a window matte for my final in Photography this summer. I will be posting some of my photos from the class once I get around to scanning them. Enjoy and constructive criticism or comments on if you think this style or technique works well is most appreciated.

Keep in mind I just started free sketching this with the colored pencils... so there was some trial and error along the way but I think it came out kind of cool.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Transformative Penis Drawings

I found this on Youtube when searching for "vaginas"... it's actually pretty creative and fun to see what the cocks, vagi, and butts become!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

In the Deepest Darkest of Darks...

... I load film onto reels badly and bubble it up at the ends, killing 17 shots of beautiful newbie photography!!! That's right, folks, I'm in Photography I. So in the coming weeks of my summer semester, I may post some photos along with illustrations and comics. That is... if I do anything good enough to even post...

That being said, I haven't started my Daily Drawings. I know, I know... that was the point of the blog, right? To get me drawing? Well, school has to come first along with work unfortunately. But I will begin Daily Drawings probably next week or at the latest the week after. I am currently working on some concept art for a film by Dalila Droege, a graduate student at Columbia College, and need to get all that finished in time.

That isn't to say this is going to be an entirely text-filled post! Oh no no.... there is... more sketchbook material... (this is a few months old, by the way... I'll be posting more recent drawings soon enough...)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


In an effort to make a post and keep myself from complete laziness on my week break between Spring and Fall semesters, I decided to scan some drawings and pages from my sketchbook. I really like seeing other artists' sketchbooks, and so I figured I would post some of my own. I think it's cool when you can see the thought process of how something was developed... not that I'm going to be showing all that right now, but in the future I might do a post like that where I show my process from thought to finish. We'll see...

In the meantime... drawings!

She was going to be in clothes... but I never got around to adding them. This was drawn in that five/six week period of break between Fall and Spring semesters...

I just thought this sketch was interesting because it's a thumbnail I shat out in a process that wasn't very pleasant; it took me some time to think of a composition or what the hell I wanted to do for this flyer... and the drawing style here doesn't really look like mine normally. I'm going to try drawing quicker like everyone's been telling me to do... and see what doodles come of it.

A comic I sketched out around the holidays.

This is a ballpoint pen sketch of a character for a minicomic I'm currently working on. It doesn't really have a title yet... but I'll be posting some pages of it soon.

And that's it for now. I don't want to overload you with images!
More from sketchbooks later....

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

where "Daily Drawings" inspiration came from

two posts in one day! I just realized that I wanted to link to what got me thinking of putting together a blog and starting daily drawing. I've seen several people who have done this before, but seeing Chris Houghton's blog of daily drawings and knowing that he's an illustration student also spurred me into action. Well, at least the action of making the blog. I'll start the daily drawings in a week... I swear....

I also am inspired a lot by the Post It Note Project... even though I haven't done anything yet.

And just as disclaimer... I get most of my illustration/animation/design news from

So I finally started a blog.. no more excuses!!

Okay, so for the past... oh... two years? three? I've been talking and talking about making a website for my illustration and work, but i haven't done it yet. I WILL be designing and getting a website up and running before i graduate (this December 2008!) but in the meantime, I've decided that I need to stop coming up with excuses for not posting artwork online. So.... here it is! A blog!

I think once the semester ends next week I'm going
to start one of those "Daily Drawings" deals... just drawing something everyday and posting it for constructive criticism and to keep myself drawing. I've found that this entire semester I've only drawn what was required for class and haven't had the chance to just doodle or draw for myself. Since I can't seem to do it myself, having a blog will force me to!

So without further ado... here's some of what I've been working on for classes this semester...

Have I mentioned how much me and computers don't get along? It took me over twenty minutes to upload just two pictures... and I tried uploading a color jpg but every time I try uploading it, the colors get messed up. At a later time, when I'm not at work and on lunch hour, I'll figure out the basics of uploading images....