Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A bit of random sketchbook

Here's a random sketchbook spread from one of my many rotating sketchbooks, I'm seriously thinking about scanning a completed one (or two, warts and all) by the end of the fall and posting them as free pdf downloads.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Some more sketches

Here's a quick sketch of Kanan Jarrus from the Star Wars Rebels Cartoon, something I've enjoyed quite a bit over the last year.
Followed by the first test sketch I've ever done with Manga Studio 4, so far I'm liking it but still need to familiarize myself with it. The piece above was with Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 which I'm much more comfortable with (and yes my cpu is starting to show it's age).

I'll be posting some traditional media stuff soon as I'll be documenting several years worth of drawings this coming week.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Some Sketchbook Weirdness

 Up first is the exploding skull, this one is ball point pen with some
Adobe Photoshop work after the fact...

then, there's the Jackalope, he's just good old ballpoint pen

More work will be coming this summer, stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


I've been trying to get back into painting over the last month or so, so here's a small one of a skull, done in Adobe Photoshop CC. I'm trying to be more proactive about posting again these days and hope to be getting more paintings up over the summer.

Thursday, May 14, 2015


Just something I've started playing with...funky, funky shape faces. These were done over random photos from my Pinterest board "Inspiring Shapes" apparently that's my code for things to make horrible and ugly faces from. These were a LOT of fun to do.

One last batch of Costumed Model Drawings

For the last session of quick sketching for the Digital Drawing Class we worked one more time with Adrianna who brought her great Harry Potter themed costume! As usual we started with really fast warm up gestures and then moved into a few short poses.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Two more pieces also with Procreate

These two are something a bit different, the first is from a basic demo on sighting and measuring from a summer program for high school students that I teach every year for the college. The second is from a class field trip to the Divine Comedy exhibition that featured forty different African artists interpreting the work through drawing, painting, film, installations and photography. I actually combined two of my favorite pieces into the second image.

More Procreate figure work

Here's some more from another session, Procreate has some really great default tools that you can adjust and save, most of these are one to two minute poses.

Some other digital figure drawing

These were done with The Procreate App on an iPad with a Wacom Creative Stylus. It's my go to drawing app when I'm using a tablet like this. All of these are thirty to sixty seconds.

More Costumed Model Drawing!

So again, the same basic process with starting with quick gestures to warm up.

After the warm ups, we then worked with twenty minute poses and again I talked through my process as I did this demo for the class, this time specifically talking about how to use the spacing settings on the brushes menu to create pattern brushes with just the basic default brushes. 

Of course the students are actively working as well, it's all about practice with what is for many of them, a totally new media.

Session Three will be up next week from these will be up next week!

Costumed Model Drawing

Time to post some of my newest figure drawing, these were done with Adobe Photoshop on a Cintiq as part of my Digital Drawing class. Each day this past week we started with some warm up gestures.

Then it's time for some twenty minute poses, during this time I'm explaining my thought process, how I'm using the tools in the program and demonstrating different approaches to drawing the clothed figure.

I'll be posting the other sessions as they happen!

Another Self Portrait

Not quite finished, I'll repost this once it's done but I definitely wanted to do something different than the last one!