Monday, December 29, 2008


Oils aren't convenient at the moment, so Photoshop will have to do.

Friday, December 26, 2008


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dark Blood

Close up of an image I just finished, with a movie poster theme just for kicks. I'll post the finished piece tomorrow, so stay tuned :]

Photoshop+Painter+Wacom tablet.

Here's the full image

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Dealing with atmospheric perpective with simple shapes. Done in Painter

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Several sketcheroos

and a photo?
Why not.

Friday, October 17, 2008

I shouldn't...

I'm so behind, but I couldn't help myself. A little tease.
Lots of catching up to do still.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A little escape

graphite, colored pencil, pastel

Twice as large as original

Tuesday, September 23, 2008




An oldie, but trying to keep active here.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Dance Dance


Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Exploring new things.


Thursday, August 28, 2008


Experimenting with stained Reeves BFK paper, charcoal, graphite, white conte, gouache, and gesso.
Actual size. Fake frame

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Kinda new, kinda old

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Mr. Light

Sorry for the long absence...Photoshop.

I shall be back!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Scarlet Field

Warm up

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Quick warm up today.

Monday, July 7, 2008


It's officially a series.
We'll see how long this will last....

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Over processed fun warm up.

Spotted Plain

Been looking at Zhaoming Wu's work, thought I'd give it a shot. Some made-up place.
So I went out and got chewed up by bugs today, and oh yeah, painted a landscape. A friend lend me her painting box. It's not quite a Pochade Box, but it definitely made things more convenient. I'm planning to build one myself, it should be pretty cool.
After not painting for about 3 months, it was really satisfying to finally pick up a brush again. I'll post the painting once I get a good picture.
I'm going back out again tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Monday, June 30, 2008

Top Hat

Today's practice.

Sunday, June 29, 2008


I've been sketching a lot of sprites lately, and this was an idea the just popped up.
Done with Photoshop, concrete texture from

Monday, June 23, 2008

With bells on

Working two jobs is really sucking up my time. This is a little something I started. Oh, so many WIPs.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Loosen up

Been in a slump, and also busy, so I'm trying to loosen up with these. both done with Photoshop.

Monday, May 26, 2008


Found this old piece in a folder. This might have been the tipping point for me in terms of saturation. It was a good practice of hot an cold though. These days I'm trying to get more naturalistic colors.

Sunday, May 25, 2008


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Gold things

I really need to get back to oils. I've been researching Prochade Boxes, pretty pricey, the good ones anyway.
Here are a couple of pieces lying around. An old oil piece 9x12, and a character piece, some sort of court fashion thing.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Feathers in her hair

Not much to post at the moment, so here is an old WIP, taking a stab at really dark skin tones.
I'm done with raven, but I'll wait a little bit before posting that.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The raven

Yet another one

Friday, May 2, 2008


Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Random sketch of the night.

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Thumbnail of an old idea finally seeing the light of day, or rather a flashlight.

Friday, April 25, 2008

The dance

Found a direction and put in a little bit more time today. Channeling Brian Froud...

and a close-up

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Here's the start of something...I tend to start a lot of things and take forever to finish, hopefully this won't be the case here. I still don't know what I'm doing yet, so that might be a problem though.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

In the land of the red earth

you'll find the red Buddha. I didn't quite capture the mood I had wanted, so I will have to further this idea.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Warning! Likeness not guaranteed.

Life drawing from Monday night. I wasn't able to made it last week, so I was glad I was there this week. We had a great model, very lean and so I was able to observe muscle in action. This was the 3rd male model I've ever drawn and I have to say, it was a nice break from the female form.

I notice while doing the longer sessions, I relied more on shorter, angular strokes rather than fluid lines. I don't know if it's because I'm drawing a lean male form or if I'm just working differently. I was a bit anxious to do some long lines, but it just didn't work out. I mostly used the side of the charcoal stick to indicate the lines, rather than drawing them.

I'm kind of disappointed with the one holding the stick; I got a bit lost there.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Through the woods

Working on my environments. An obvious theme.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

OC Portrait

This is the file to one of the first sketches at the beginning of my blog. It was done in OpenCanvas, but I decided to record it so that you wouldn't have to download the right program to see it. It's kind of choppy, sorry about that.

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Friday, April 18, 2008


Colored a couple of pencil sketches the other day:]