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....