Thursday, September 09, 2010

Here is the Sandman commission all finished up. I cleaned it up and put tones on it in Photoshop.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Well, I couldn't do it. I was using a brush a lot on this illustration and gradually it was looking less and less like I wanted. I scanned it in and reprinted it on a fresh sheet of illustration and I'm inking it all over again. Less brush, more pen, and a whole lot tighter. Oh and gobs of white out-I usually try to avoid white out on commissions, but it is speeding things up a ton.

Friday, September 03, 2010

I know, I know, I'm pretty bad about doing the blog thing. I'm trying to get more consistent. After drawing or writing for ten hours a day it is hard enough for me to answer the important e-mails, then if I have any energy left I try to blog or check comments on deviantart. So I though I would try something different. This is a work in progress. It is a commission of Sandman and Death.

This gives you a pretty good idea of how I work. I usually sketch real rough with markers and scan that into Photoshop. Then I plop down some perspective grids or pieces from photos for the background. Here I used parts from church arches to simulate the inside of Sandman's castle.

I then print this out on my over sized Epson Photo 1280 printer. Most people do this in shades of non-photo blue, I use all sorts of different shades because in the digital age you can drop out any unwanted colors. Right now my ink cartridge is running on fumes so all I got left is purple and pinks.

From the printout I may add a little more definition with a pencil and then I do most of my actual drawing with inks. This piece is a little different in I'm doing a lot of brush work.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

This was the very first illustration I drew for Brutes! It originally was published in a European art magazine. I never saw it, but I hear it looked great and was well received.

This is one of the drawings from Brutes! That is a tattoo on his chest. Over on my Deviantart page I have the colored version up.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Deadman commission, pen and ink. I digitally added the thin light rays coming out of the ring and the lantern.

Friday, August 20, 2010

This is styracosaurus. The front end is kind of sharp and pointy.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Just a dinosaur Triceratops. Is anyone reading this blog or should I just stick to doing deviantart only?

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

KJ-52 is a great hip hop artist. He is a Christian so I can pump his stuff loud when the kids are home. I drew this up to see if he had any need for illustration work, sounds like in the future I may draw something up for him. Yay!

Monday, April 05, 2010

I currently have three pieces on display at "the Works" museum in Newark Ohio. If you are in the area stop by and check out the show. It runs from

March 26 through May 8, 2010

link to the Works