Dec 14, 2015

Life drawing - James Bond theme.

1- 2 minute gestures, 5 minute quick studies, 30 minute marker study, 40 minute marker study.

Nov 28, 2015

Went life drawing!

Went to a life drawing night at the college.  The model had this roman centurion costume on - had a blast!  Surprisingly fun to be drawing with conte on newsprint again.  2 minute warm-up gestures, 5 minute quick studies, some 2-minute gestures changing the body type and 10 and 15 minute pencil sketches to wrap up.

Nov 17, 2015

Warcraft NPC greasers

Murlocs and Quillboars. Hanging out.  Polka dots and smoking.

Nov 9, 2015

Rockabilly Gnolls

I always advise my students against all-nighters.  They do help, though.  Or maybe it is the markers.

Greaser murlocs to come.

Nov 8, 2015

Lone Wookie and Cub

So I was looking at CreatureBox and just kind of admiring how they play with contrast - big shapes next to little one, thin limbs next to fat bits - and I started doodling a wookie with a kid (kind of a "lone wolf and cub" thing) and I liked the idea, but the drawing had reminded me of "Brutal Legend" and I kind of brought in some pants and a hairline on my wookie without even thinking about it.  But wookies don't have pants or hairlines.  Also, I drew the arms as being very different sizes... so a few mistakes but I really liked where the idea had gone apart from that, so I did  another one (on the bottom) and I dug it.

Aug 2, 2015

Up all night.

So my next things is gonna be diesel-punk biker-gangers based on different units of cavalry from around the world.  My buddy said to make them animals too.  So... Mid-Century Cossack Fox Biker?

Jul 22, 2015

So... I did some Steven Universe fan art.

I drew my roomies and myself as Gems - I used our birthstones.  Then I found out these are called "Gemsonas". Like personas that are Gems.  Get it?  That is a thing and I did it and I didn't know it and I didn't even care. This show is amazing.

Left to right: Me, Alex, Rieta.  Zircon, Bloodstone, Turquoise.

Jun 21, 2015

Meet Morganne!

Another D&D character.  She's a little warlock who sold her soul for horrific power and is now trying to set things right.  You know... relatively.  Right-ish.

Jun 18, 2015

"What a lovely day!"

Forgot I had grayscale markers.  Dur.

Jun 15, 2015

Jun 9, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road art.

What do Polecats do to stay in such good shape?  Pole fitness, of course. Sharpie and Staedtler .05mm markers.  Mechanical pencil helped, too.

May 27, 2015

Anatomy lessons

Went to the Ottawa Nature museum, they've got the "Body Worlds: Animals Inside Out" exhibit open for visits.  Amazing to see all of the overlapping muscles systems up so close, and posed in motion.  Took some pictures, did some sketches, put some markers on them when I got home. Sharpie and PITT white marker on mid-tone sketch pad.

May 21, 2015


More painting practice (not painted yet, ironically.), I wanted to do a bad-ass Celtic warrior, so I scribbled some poses and picked one, and I thought she looked cool but she was just kind of standing there.  So I posed her out better and gave her some more historically accurate gear.  Going for early 0 - 300 AD look.  After Romans showed up, before the middle ages.  Not a lot of records survive from the era, and reference on Pinterest is beautiful but improbable.  Broke out my reference books and found that simple tunics / belts / sandals were the way to go.  Threw on a big shield and some light leather armour and she's ready for  actual paint. Maybe get reference for the inside of a shield.  And woad.  Maybe some torcs.

I think.

May 17, 2015

Mario fan art.

More painting.  Always learning things.  Slooooooow learning...

May 7, 2015

Time for a monk, you say?

Her name is Sin, she trained under a master in the Shadowlands before slaying him in single combat and setting out to find her destiny.  Best hire ever.