Monday, August 07, 2006

Just a minor spot illustration for my Hi-Yah book. My editor asked for some more changes, which means more drawings for you the customer. I don't mind, I could draw this stuff all day-oh wait, I already do. :)

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Here is an old comic cover (1996) I drew for a book called Underworld-no relation to the movie.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Remember it is shark week on Discovery Channel.

Brett's Komodo Dragon before coloring.

Brett Booth's rendition of a Polar Bear.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Polar Bears are carnivores (meat-eaters) who frequently hunt and catch their prey in the water, often many miles from land. They are fierce predators who eat mostly seals (and some walruses and other marine mammals). A polar bear's stomach can hold up to 150 pounds. Polar bears don't drink water.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a one of a kind piece of art available for purchase! Drop me a line and I'll hook you up with a commission.

Here is a cover to an old indie comic I did of my character George the Radioactive Guy.

Here is a pic with pencils by me and Brett Booth with inks by me. It is Kazar one of the coolest Marvel Comics characters ever!

Here is a late edition to my martial arts book.

Croc pencilled by Brett Booth. My Prey book is coming along nicely.

I'm currently accepting commissions for cheap! I need to earn a little extra scratch for vacation and my wife's birthday. Hit me up and you too can own a one of a kind work of art delivered straight from the hands of the master...well the Post Master will deliver it.

So, not only did my blog get shut down, but got snuffed by a mixup with the domain name register. They assure me that in 48 hours it will be back up as normal. This is just not my week for dealing with the internet.

YEAH! I'm back!!!! For some reason my web blog got reported as spam and was shut down. I've had a hundred other things going on so I just never took the time to get to the bottom of things. Well it looks like things are straightened out and I can start posting new artwork again. Sorry about the long delay.

spiderwoman and the moon

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Here is an Archer from my upcoming Martial Arts book, Hi-Yah!: How to Draw Fantastic Martial Arts Characters. These steps show clearly how important it is to establish the primary forms of the character before adding details like clothes and weapons.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

It is always fun to come across an old illustration you completely forgot you had drawn. I think this is from the late nineties, but I'm still pretty happy with it.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

I watch the Tarzan Disney cartoon almost everyday with my kids. I wanted to try drawing my version of Tarzan. I also wanted to throw down some minimum lines for the background and then paint the drawing in to see if it would speed up my creative process. Nope, I just spend all the time I saved on drawing on coloring.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Here is a jam piece between me and Brett Booth. This started out as a sketch of a totally different character, in the inking stage I tightened the drawing up and did some major design changes, oh and added the kid.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Octopus in black and white. Just to show you how crazy I went on detail with drawing those little suction cups.

same octopus but now with a background

If I ever try to draw another octopus I've given my wife permission to shoot me! Wow it takes along time to draw all those little suction cups! The Blue Ringed Octopus is about the size of a golfball, it has a venom potent enough to kill up to 26 humans, its diet consists of small crabs and shrimp, go figure.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

One of my favorite characters to draw when I have a free minute is King of the Monsters, Godzilla!

Friday, April 28, 2006

Another random contact sheet from Hi-Yah! These give you a pretty good idea of the wide variety of characters and illustrators I had working on this book.

Here is a contact sheet from Hi-Yah! Contact sheets are thumbnails of all the drawings to be used in the book. Hi-Yah has over 325 illustrations which makes it my most ambitious project to date.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Because you can never have too many ninjas...

Taekwondo (also spelled Tae Kwon Do, Taekwon-Do, or Taegwondo) is the most popular of the Korean martial arts and is the Korean national sport. It is also one of the world's most commonly practiced martial arts and an Olympic sport.

In Korean, derived from hanja, Tae means "to kick or destroy with the foot"; Kwon means "to punch with the fist"; and Do means "way" or "art". Hence, Taekwondo is loosely translated as "the art of hand and foot" or "the way of the foot and the fist." Taekwondo's popularity has resulted in the divergent evolution of the art. As with many other martial arts, Taekwondo is a combination of combat technique, self-defense, sport, exercise, entertainment, and philosophy.

I spend a lot of my day sketching and messing around with my 2 kids; sometimes a cool character emerges from our collaborations.

Friday, April 21, 2006

I'm gonna knock you out (HUUUH!!!)
Mama said knock you out (HUUUH!!!)

Don't call it a comeback
I been here for years
Rockin my peers and puttin suckas in fear
Makin the tears rain down like a MON-soon
Listen to the bass go BOOM
Explosion, overpowerin
Over the competition, I'm towerin
Wreckin shop, when I drop these lyrics that'll make you call the cops
Don't you dare stare, you betta move
Don't ever compare
Me to the rest that'll all get sliced and diced
Competition's payin the price

I'm gonna knock you out (HUUUH!!!)
Mama said knock you out (HUUUH!!!)

Don't u call this a regular jam
I'm gonna rock this land
I'm gonna take this itty bitty world by storm
And I'm just gettin warm

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Sorry, the Easter Holidays got me pretty backed up on my work schedule. I'm working on some new stuff to put up later next week. For now here are some character designs from my martial arts book, or maybe they are drawings of me dancing around deadlines. You decide.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Don't think Hi-Yah! just features big brutes and muscular martial arts men; it also contains a fair share of women getting their Kung Fu! on.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Archery is one of the most challenging forms of the martial arts. The bow is a difficult weapon to master. It is thankfully not that difficult of a weapon to draw and with "Hiy-Yah!" How to Draw Fantastic Martial Arts Characters" you'll be hitting the bullseye.

Monday, April 03, 2006

More Kung Fu fun from Hi-Yah! This guy looks kind of familiar. Who could it be based off of?

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Here is an open palm tiger strike to get your work week started with some animal level force. Attack that Monday and give it your all!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Here is a highly charged drawing by Brett Booth from Hi-Yah!: How to Draw Martial Arts Characters. I've included one of the how to draw steps if you want to try your hand at drawing a similar character.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Here is the character from yesterday's post with his mask pulled back. This is also a nice example of Brett Booth's pencils before and after my coloring.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Here is another example of an illustration with quite a bit of punch from the upcoming "Hi-Yah!" book.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

"Gung Ho!: How to Draw Fantastic Military Comics" is on fire! This volume has turned out to be my fastest seller yet. It is rapidly climbing the Bookscan charts. Thanks to all you guys and gals out there who've made it a roaring success.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Today's illustration is what I drew for the frontispiece of "Hi-Yah!" Sometimes my editor will decide on using something else for space or design reasons, but I always try to sneak in one extra fun drawing that sums up the project for me.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Ninja (??) were said to be agents of espionage and assassination in feudal Japan in legend and popular fiction. Some modern practitioners of budo ninjutsu argue that ninja were used primarily as spies, not assassins; and this appears to be borne out by some historical records. It is popularly believed that the ancient ninja were peasants, forbidden under law from studying the samurai swordplay techniques because of feudal Japan's caste structure; but more likely they originated from a variety of castes.

Ninja are said to have made use of weapons that could be easily concealed or disguised as common tools. Weapons commonly attributed to them included shuriken and bo. In popular folklore, ninja also used special short swords called ninja-ken (or ninja-to see below for explanation). Ninja-ken are smaller than katana but larger than wakizashi. The ninja-to was more of a utilitarian tool than a weapon. Another version of the ninja sword was the shikoro ken (saw sword). The shikoro ken was said to be used to gain entry into fortresses. The shikoro ken supposedly could also be used to cut (or saw) through opponents.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

When I was a kid on Saturday mornings I would watch cartoons all morning long, when they went off I would look for a monster movie to watch, if I couldn't find a monster movie then I would look for a kung fu flick. Perhaps nothing reminds me more of those old cheesey kung fu flicks than the old sword on sword sound effect they used, that ka-ching sound still makes me smile.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Here is another shot of my drawing space. One of the most important tools I have is a mirror. It is great for practicing expressions or flipping an image to see if it is skewed, plus you always have a smiling face to keep you company!

I sometimes get requests to see pictures of my studio. I imagine people have the idea they need a lot of space to draw for a living. My drawing table actually shares space with our washer and dryer in our laundry room. I guess I never totally learned the lesson to keep my room clean as you can tell from the toys, comics, and art supplies strewed about.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

I wanted to go with sort of a Western feel to the colors on this piece. This guy looks cool and would have made the shoot out at the OKAY corral a whole lot more exciting.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Brett Booth threw down some pretty mean pencils on this Samurai. Coloring by moi.

Some ninja, just hang'n around.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Kung Fu pirate babe with a monkey? What's not to love?

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Here are some of the steps to the Dan Norton character from last month.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Here is the previous Sumo drawing in colored form.