Some sketches from a visit to the zoo in Chicago. The zoo is always kind of uncomfortable, but it's the only chance to draw exotic animals in action.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
SPERBLE ELITE SLIDE SHOW
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
I displayed my art as part of the First Friday Art Walk in Nevada City. I was showing in a chocolate shop, which sounded like a bad fit to me, but as soon as I saw my work in that setting I realized it made perfect sense. My long running drive to paint with neon and pastels, and as much bright pink as I can fit in a picture made it go really well in a candy setting.
This was my most successful art show yet. I sold five paintings and lined up two potential sales in the future. I also sold a couple graphic novels and a dozen or so zines. I really appreciated how well this all went, and have no complaints! Also I received the greatest backhanded compliment of my life: 'oh, your art looks just like my 11 year old's!'
At this event I also premiered a new mini zine my friend Pat and I made together. It has four titles and is about a boy and a frog. good stuff.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
Having Sperble Elite stickers printed. I wanted to use the cover image from the Sperble Elite graphic novel. Unfortunatly, the image needed a ton of work. The text was too big, the image was cut off if cropped into a square. The final image is what I settled on, the others are some work in progress examples.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Some recent Sperble Elite images. These first two are actually homages to He-Man illustrations. I had a
of a slump where I couldn't draw creatively for a minute, so I started doing these reference pictures. Turned out to be a lot of fun.
This one is a cutaway image of the Sperble Elite's Lair. Always a big fan of these cutaway pictures.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017
A picture I drew for a recent RPG session I ran. This is the wild hunt, a mythological hunting party led by Woden, a strange branch off of the Odin myth. I remember reading some myth as a kid where Woden carried the full moon between antlers mounted off his crown. Always loved that idea and wanted to use that visual.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
A recent flyer, my first in quite a while. My girlfriend is playing this show, and had be draw this flyer in one evening. Once again, working under a time limit gives better results. You can see one line written in a different hand writing, some information I forgot to include that was added later.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
My latest painting. Based on an old sketch, I painted this in two days. Lately I've found that painting faster works far better. I'm more likely to actually finish the painting if done quickly, and it tends to have more motion and character to it.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Haven't posted for a while, so here's some scribbles to keep the page active. First one is a drunken doodle that I actually fell in love with and painted:
This next picture is a silly joke making fun of the great plant characters Swamp Thing and Man Thing.
Finally, a preview panel from the latest issue of the Sperble Elite, The Dark Walrus returns. The art is all done and scanned, going through and getting in some digital corrections.
Friday, February 3, 2017
A little bit of fan art from one of my favorite shows. This was a gift to a friend. I have a very American art style, it was fun to try to translate some anime characters to fit my style. Spike's hair came out weird, but the spikey anime hair just makes no sense to me. Ein the Corgi came out okay. One of my better dogs, but not great.
Been enjoying doing fan art and homages lately. There will probably be more of those to come.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
Two very silly comics I did. I rarely do stuff under a page, and the caveman comic is one of my only 3 panel comics in recent memory.
As for the Pokemon one, I watched Pokemon as a child, and am one of those hated Pokemon go players. There's some very wrong with the idea of a child running around making animals fight each other that just seems to be an accepted part of the Pokemon story. And he doesn't require an education for some reason? What about like, getting a job someday?