Friday, March 27, 2009

Playing with negative space

Not much to say really. I've been really into my new brush pen. It's made me play with "features" of other pens that I've had for a long time: using chisel tip sharpies really quickly to leave dry brush looking marks and working with different fill techniques so that auto level adjustments aren't always a requirement to hide my shitty tell-tale fill lines.

So more demonic shit for your enjoyment.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"All my favorite singers have stolen all of my best lines."

A while back Scotty and I were joking about how sometimes we feel like somebody must be sneaking into our house at night and rummaging through all of our best ideas. Mainly in response to seeing characters or concepts that come to pass in existing books or even in a new one that mirrors something we've already created. Now obviously these creators are not stealing these ideas from us, but rather inspired by the same things as we are therefor creating something along the same lines.

So Scotty had mentioned two particular rapscallions riffling through his stuff at night, and it created too perfect a picture.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009



So here's the final colored version of a drawing that I had started a week or so ago. It took me a while to get through the ink process, colors always go quick (for obvious reasons).

The original was just a little pencil sketch on a regular 3x5 card. I blew it up and inked it (primarily with my new Faber-Castell PITT brush pen...which I LOVE) I wasn't getting the control that I wanted with my TOMBO so I had to venture out and try something new. Anyway, great pen, only a buck-49 at OfficeDepot, I highly recommend it!

thanks for looking

Friday, March 20, 2009

I'm Green (Ghost) with Envy!

So there's this fuckin guy named Scott Godlewski and he's one of those genius artists who just doesn't seem to realize it yet. Anyway, he's got the character TheGreenGhost, and in his deceiving simplicity is what originally drew me to the character. Then you get in there and you find all the layers, not only in the concept and scope but also physical design.

You can pick up the GreenGhost's first published adventure over at Indyplanet.
I wanted to do a coatless and hatless bust to see if he still retains "the look" that he establishes when fully garbed.

Apparently i thought he should be a hunchback in this one. Oops. I was mostly wanting to play with distressed ziptones.

I like the GreenGhost....can you tell?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

3x5 card art

in an effort to keep drawing steadily

Monday, March 16, 2009

finishing off Feb

just finishing off the whole "draw every day in Feb post....oops