Friday, December 30, 2005

Vegas baby, Vegas!

Went to Vegas for Christmas, good times. Wish I drew more, but too much going on. I did manage to get some airport sketches in though.

I'm trying to get more caricature in my sketches since getting just a likeness is starting to bore me.

I incorrectly was under the impression that this pen was waterproof. Nope.

This guy's wife was on to me, so I had to pretend I was drawing someone else. I hadn't been too kind to her husband in this drawing, so I wanted to make sure she wasn't going to come over and ask to see it. I guess that's always the danger... and part of the fun.

Have a great New Year everybody and I'll see you in 2006 with more drawings and maybe a book!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Snow on the brain

So, Ed The Monkeyking and I did a drawing exchange. I can't wait to see what he drew, but until then, you can see what I did. I'm starting to like this inking with a brush a lot more...

Make sure you go check out the Monkeyking's BLOG!.

Then, I decided to try out some new custom brushes in photoshop and I threw some colour on it. I wanted to try and do a "different than the usual" colour scheme for snow, as well as see how dark I could make her colours without losing her in the tree. It was of mixed success, but fun none the less.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


Merry Christmas to everyone who checks out this little blog.

And as an embarassing little extra, I kind of tracked the process of this year's Christmas card which you can see below...

I posted the thumbnail ideas for this card a few posts ago. Those lead to this pencil drawing. As you can see, there are MASSIVE problems with her right arm. I just handled it poorly, and my solution to the design was weak. The main problem being that it doesn't look like there is an arm under that sweater.

So, I tried to fix it when I inked it. I think it works pretty well. The lines of the sweater might lose her a bit in the texture of the tree, but I think the colour fixes that problem. Normally I would try and make the character clearly defined at the ink stage, and not depend on the colour, but I changed my mind on how to handle the tree (originally it was going to be just a black silhouette.) I also wanted to maintain some sort of texture to her sweater.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Sketchcrawl 6 - The Living Room!

Sigh, good times, good times. Remember when that guy did that thing, and then you drew that other thing with the bird and the gasoline powered generator. Yeah, that was cool too. The gold bars? Oh yeah! That was crazy! I was surprised that you can catch an escaped rabid tiger that quickly... well, of course everything comes at a price. No, I hear prosthetic limbs are quite good these days.

Ok fine, I wasn't there! I was trying to cover up the fact, but you had to spoil it. Was my story too unbelievable, or was it the lack of drawings?

Any ways, I had to bow out of Sketchcrawl 6 because of other things of a Christmas nature that needed to be taken care of as well as the fact that we (as in my girlfriend and I not the royal we, and certainly not the me and my other personalities "we.") got our couch yesterday and I needed to wait for the delivery truck. In honour of no longer having to sit on a Vietcong Bamboo Torture Cage (AKA a Papasan) I drew this in lieu of a full blown sketchcrawl. I shall be there next time!... unless I'm too busy being comfortable on our new black leather couch.

Monday, December 05, 2005


For some reason, I drew a quick model sheet of one of the guys I work with. You'd think I have better things to do with my time.

Friday, December 02, 2005


Looks like more Christmas stuff. I'm still trying to figure out this year's card. I have had a bunch of different ideas (which I guess is better than no ideas at all) but I think I'm finally getting close. Here are some quick sketches of a few of said ideas.