Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Dude

I had one more sketch in me today. I've been up since 5:30am with five hours of sleep, Feeling a little wacky right now and my head is well into the hazy/swirling/about to crash phase.

The Time Travelers Companion

I've been asked a few times to do videos of myself drawing and painting, well I've finally got around to it. Here is a video comprised of 82 screen-shots taken over a three hour period, condensed into 0:45 seconds. I think it turned out pretty well considering it's my first attempt at something like this. There will probably be more of this in the future.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Carey Mulligan...

Went a little crazy with this one. Believe it or not this was done from photo reference of Carey Mulligan. I don't know what the hell is wrong with me, I can't make any of these look like the people they are. I'll get it right one of these days. That nose was really difficult to paint.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I'm on a roll... This time I used a photo of Zooey Deschanel for reference. Again I like the painting as a whole, but as a likeness to Zooey not so much... But whatever, I'm just having fun with these. Spent one hour in Photoshop painting it.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Joan Holloway

Another attempt at Christina Hendricks. It was hard to find a reference photo of her that wasn't from some awards ceremony or smiling for some random photo, anyway. Painted in photoshop. As a painting I like it, as a likeness to Christina Hendricks I think it could have been better. But whatever, it's a sketch.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

SketchyScribbles lives

SketchyScribbles is about to start a new round soon, and I have finished my first sketch for the new round. Here is a a tease to hold you over until the next round officially starts. This time Mr. Ben Phillips is going to start us off, so keep an eye out over at SketchyScribbles.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

it's been a while

It's been a while since I've updated this blog, I figure it's about time i post something new and give a little update to the four people or so who actually read this. I have finished inking the Pinocchio pages and have them scanned into the 'puter, finally!... I know it took me forever to get this far, it's getting harder to keep up with art lately. the fact that it's summer doesn't help at all either. Anyway, I'm going to start coloring them soon. In other news, the day job has been keeping me busy, I think I'm starting to get a hang of this whole management thing. I'm fairly happy with with the day job right now and I consider myself lucky to be at this store. It's a good location, good people to work with (even tho sometimes they drive me crazy, they are still cool in my book) and good customers too. Thats enough for now, I'll post some color Pinocchio stuff soon.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Magic Bullet

Coming soon to the DC Metro area! You may see a stack of these sitting around somewhere or being handed out in and around DC soon. Be sure to pick up your copy!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I've been falling behind on everything this past month... I blame the day job. But that should change now with the new manager in place. Anyway, here are a couple warm-up sketches for a cover I'm working on. Smeared mechanical pencil, Spit and a White Out pen. I added the color to Sarah in photoshop.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I was digging through some old files on my computer and found this. I completely forgot I even did it. It was part of a small anthology of sorts a few friends and I tried to put together way back in '03/'04 sometime. It's not great but it's not bad either. I think it is the last time I actually lettered a story. Anyway, it was written by Angie Bantel, art and lettering by me.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Strathmore 500 series

I love this paper. Oh man, it's so smooth and no bleeding. It even took some acrylic paint. I will be using this from now on. Thanks to Eric Orchard for recommending it.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Page 8

Thumbnails for page 8 of the story “The Stars Are Not Wanted Now”, a futuristic re-telling of Pinocchio. Written by Jason Rodriguez (art by me, duh). The panels that look like they are missing the outer edge of there borders are full bleed, the image will run to the edge of the paper. Got the idea from reading Paul Popes 100% in which he used lots of full bleed panels like that. Great book, by the way. But I like the way the full bleed panels looked in print, we shall see if I can pull it off as well as Mr. Pope.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Break time

Spending too much time on these thumbnails... But, i am happy with where they are going so, fuck it, right. Quality over quantity... Whatever, back to work.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


More from the day job. Thought it would be interesting to show what these look like without any photoshop enhancements. So here you go, this is what they look like when i bring them home from work.


Had so much fun sketching Gypsy Punk I thought I would try it again. I would like to do more of these: Mod lady, Hip Hop Lady, Indy Lady...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pinocchio and Geppetto

Again, more sketches from work. The thumbnails are drawn out, I’m currently assembling them in Photoshop. Once I finish thumbnails I like to scan them and build them to size in Photoshop. It’s an added layer of editing where I can crop images, change panel compositions and further tweak the thumbs. I also use photoshop’s grids and guides to lay in the panel borders so when I go to do the pencils I don’t have to measure anything, I can just put down my ruler and drop in the panel borders and start drawing the fun stuff. Anyway, more to come.

Gypsy punk

Something I was doodling at work, I thought it came out kinda nice. Tweaked the color Photoshop.