Thursday, September 24, 2009

Flatting colors for Brock

Lots of work still to do but most of the flats are done so selecting areas to work in will be easy.

*** A ton of color work was lost on this file due to a hard drive failure. I'll get back to it as soon as I can. Sheesh. ***

Instead of going to bed

This happened.

or this.

Not sure about these as the finished colors but it feels like it's close.

Time for bed.

** Maybe this. Thanks for the suggestion Terry. **

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I feel slow this week.

Yet everything is hectic. Weird.

Colors in progress:

More to come. Hopefully soon.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Today was day 2 of an intro class I'm teaching on Photoshop. I gave them all the assignment of making some type of promotional / marketing piece using things they could collect on google. It seemed unfair not to do it myself and so...

It made me giggle and then I realized without the spirit of vengeance it was actually a pretty decent ad piece. Go figure.

Thanks to whoever owns the images I used.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The K is silent.

Based on some sketches from last week, it seemed like a good idea to make some illustrations and put some t-shirts up on etsy or something similar. My theme is "surf sharp". To this end Surf Sharkp is now underway. Still some decisions to make regarding use of text and / or a greater visual presence of wave. Still kinda fun. If anyone has reccomendations on a good sales on demand place let me know. Later.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tattoo, of course. But tat-shoe?

A co-worker asked if I'd be willing to potentially ruin one of his brand new shoes by drawing all over it. "Sure," says I. "Why the hell not." Ink sticks but the nibs don't work so well so I guess the whole thing will be done with brush. Now I just need to decide what to put on it.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Venture Bros (inked?)

Just finished the first pass of ink, keeping the line weights pretty even and now am conflicted. The nice clean, crisp quality seems good so it's tempting to just scan it as is and do the rest in colors. Then again, it seems like some variation of line weight and some spotted blacks would expand the space and add some visual pop. Pondering will happen. Voice opinions at will.

"Why must you be the screen door on my submarine, Brock?"
- Hank Venture

Saturday, September 5, 2009

"They hit me with a car!"

In preparation for Fallcon I'm working on a couple pieces to use as limited run prints. Hellboy is the first, I'm undecided on using Wonderboy, but it's now official... there will be a Venture Bros Tribute print chock full of Brock Sampsony goodness. Just finished the blue line roughs. I'll do one more after this. I'm thinking something a bit more on the sexy side but haven't picked the lucky fictitious lady yet. If there's someone you'd love to see me put to paper give a holler.

Sorry for the rather sad digital pic but these are the available resources for quick posting so we all must cope.