Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fan Art for THE HORRIFIC ADVENTURES OF FRANKY!

Fan art for another excellent webcomic by another pal, Joshua Greathouse's THE HORRIFIC ADVENTURES OF FRANKY. It's the only comic about a Frankenstein bouncer at a strip club on the web (well, as far as I know!..).... Go by and check out Josh's twice a week update!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Fan Art for DERBY GIRLS!


My pal Matt Walters is getting ready to launch his new comic DERBY GIRLS and has commissioned moi to do a pin-up of one of his characters! I chose Derby Girl Clutch for mine. Go check it out when he launches in March 2010...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

..some onsite sketchbook stuff...



just some more sketchbook stuff...these were done with a bic pen in the courtyard of Anderson Hall, one of the buildings I teach in...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Another Environment Demo...


this one came from one of my fall sections of storyboard, the other one I did got painted over for THE GODBOTS MUST BE STOPPED

Monday, November 23, 2009

More Power Puff weirdness...

Yes, it's time for another visit from those little darlings from Townsville...
( as usual these are construction demos for storyboarding from my class )


...Blossom has degenerated into a buck toothed moron...



...Bubbles has taken to the latest fads in young adult fiction...


...and is having some anger control issues as a result...



...and Buttercup is studying abroad this term.

Also Blackhead Blossom from the Atomically Acne Fueled Power Pus Girls has news...


...it's that she thinks you're filth, hates the world, will rule us all...


...and WILL stab you to accomplish her goals.

I hope this is weird enough to fill the gap between posts. This school term has been kicking my butt! Go over to ...sketchyscribbles... , KNIVES OUT! or The Godbots Must Be Stopped to see that I haven't been totally slumming it.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

The Chernobyl Disaster has been on my brain recently and I've been cruising the ol' interweb taking a look at the footage, pictures and accounts of that day (April 26, 1986) and the following years in what's now known as the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. I did these thumbnails from memory, based mainly on the archives over at Ghost Town and the Unexplained Mysteries Forum. I can clearly remember these events from when I was a kid and this really shook people up at the time. Now, I'm amazed at the folks who have no idea what happened that day and aren't aware of the monsters that lurk beneath the sarcophagus of reactor 4.


The Chernobyl Nuclear Site was comprised of six reactors, two of which were still under construction at the time of the accident



Some believe that Chernobyl is foretold in the Book of Revelations from the Christian Bible, apparently the name in Russian is somehow related to Wormwood from said book. Others reported seeing what is known as "The Black Bird of Chernobyl". They described a winged headless human flying above the site in the days leading up to the accident.


There were also reports of a large disk that hovered over reactor 4 for six hours the night of the accident. There are no known photos or film of these events.


The explosion hurled radioactive chunks of graphite onto the reactor roof , blew a hole in the side of the building and released a tremendous cloud of radioactive gas. Eyewitnesses said that you could see the glow of the reactor going into meltdown through the crack and that the sky was a spectacle of colors. The forest next to the plant glowed bright red that night as well. Almost everyone who was witness to these events died within 48 hours of radiation poisoning.


The clean-up of the radioactive debris was costly in lives. Workers on the roof of reactor 4 had two minutes shifts due to the radiation levels and they were in full protective gear. They just shoveled up the debris and threw it into the core once the radioactive fire had been put out. Once that was complete they erected a concrete sarcophagus around the reactor four building to contain over 90% of the radioactive debris


This hastily built structure spared further contamination but parts of what are now the Ukraine and Belorus are saturated and uninhabitable. It may be up to 900 years before it is safe for humans to return to live permanently in the exclusion zone.



Pripyat, forgive my misspelling above, was home to 300,000 people. It originally sprung up for the plant workers and was a good sized city. It was evacuated just hours after the accident and no one had lived there since. It's a time capsule of the former might of the Soviet Union. There was also an Olympic training facility in Pripyat.


The land outside of Pripyat is known as the Land of the Wolves. It's hundreds of square miles and filled with abandoned villages and smaller towns. Some of the most radioactive villages were bulldozed to try to stop the further spread of materials. The wildlife is flourishing in the Exclusion Zone despite the radiation. At some point these sketches may get developed into something more tangible...this will all go somewhere, I'm just not sure yet.

Dr.Sketchy's will see you in September (or lose you to a summer love...)

Dr. Sketchy's was Wild West themed for September...






Some gestures done during the model's performance...
moving gestures are always a fun exercise...




These were from last Sunday and I just got around to putting them up, it's been a busy week on my long march to eventual total burnout...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

...some new sketches to tide us over...


these are just some sketchbook doodles, I've been using the super horizontal layout again...nothing for anything in particular...

Monday, September 7, 2009

the GODBOTS must be stopped


..more on the GODBOTS rampage soon...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

100th Post Wolverine...


It's been almost two years since I started this blog and now I've finally hit 100 posts. So, to celebrate that milestone, it's customary to do a Wolverine theme...to 100 more!

Monday, August 24, 2009

...Dr. Sketchy's for August...












Dr. Sketchy's was Midnight Summer's Dream / Shakespeare themed for August and as usual was a blast. Find one near you and get to drawing!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

THE ROMAN


THE ROMAN walks among you! He has come from the ancient world, seen the glories of the 21st century and his plans of conquest will soon come to fruition! BEHOLD HIM AND TREMBLE!

someday maybe he'll be the subject of one of my comics....so little time, so many stupendously ridiculous ideas...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

some final summer term life drawing part two: Open Model Sessions


a detail, I was very happy with this particular drawing...


and to finish us off..a few portraits...I've been trying this out with markers and col-erase pencils..


These are all from the last two weeks of open model...There's a Dr. Sketchy's Sunday so I'll be back with some more august figure drawing....