Sunday, September 30, 2012

Nepali Boy: Roughs to Inks

I haven't been sketching for its own sake the last couple weeks, obsessed instead with finishing the 15-page first chapter of my M├ęto the Abominable Snowboy comic. It's all drawn in Manga Studio. I skip the pencil step, drawing/inking from roughs.

I love this process, as I can undo a stroke quickly and try again, leading to loose and expressive line work. I love this process, as I can undo a stroke quickly and try again, leading to loose and expressive line work. No Wite-Out needed, either - I can just erase the ink on my Magic Drawing Glass!

PS - This GIF is showing up weird, like the line art is outlined, a vector path. It's displayed as I intended at my blog.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012



This was drawn to finish off a trio of hairstyles which I'll post on Facebook.
I tried another pose of Jon Heder as Napoleon but that one was a dismal failure.

This one turned out okay although, I think it'll go better once I get a clear shot but...when will that actually happen, probably never. Unless I get paid to draw him, I may not do this again of course (that is the way things go)

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Sending this off in the mail to my daughter tomorrow. In keeping with the theme, the message on the back is made up of words cut from the paper and magazines.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Note to self: Open windows while cleaning, or you might get a little side tracked by the fumes.

Monday, September 17, 2012

From Chandra

Some drawings in my moleskine. Black Widow from Avengers and an analysis 
of a mermaid skeleton.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

20 years ago today...

These are some postcards I made to send my daughter at school. I sent Ringo off yesterday. The rest will get mailed one every couple of days.

Carey Mulligan

 I grown quite enamored with Carey Mulligan, a wonderful actress of depth and gravity, belying her pixie-like features. If you haven't yet, check her out in An Education, Drive, and the Dr. Who episode, Blink. She good.


Recently my nephew blew up like a puffer fish because he was allergic to a certain
medicine that his mama gave him! He is only 5 years old, so last night i drew this fish for him to cheer him up... his response.. "haha aunt meeda, that looks just like me right now."

Saturday, September 15, 2012

For a painting for church

This is just one idea for a painting for our church. The general idea is we wander around on our own and we need  to look to the Lord for guidance. More on this later I really want to go outdies and enjoy the sun so I'll talk to you all later. I'm supposed to paint this live next Friday so we can film it and edit it, I"m glad as that means I"ll have a big more time to complete this. Hopefully I can do this in a short amount of time.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Quick Sketch

I was off line for a while after my surgery but now I'm getting caught up with posting, etc. Here is a sketch I did of buildings in Ottawa, Canada. Beautiful city.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Ridin' a Hitch...

Haven't watched any of his flicks the last week (I've seen so many of them so many times...) but here's another series of sketches of that great subject...

 ...including a couple more stabs from the same straight-on reference photo, unable yet to capture that fearful asymmetry I see in it. The other two aren't bad... All drawn directly with brush.

Many years ago, I drew a Hitchcock poster (1984) in another style altogether, as well as merging Hitch with Dr. Manhattan from the Watchmen to pose as the narrator for a short comic story (1989).

Saturday, September 8, 2012

An Apple a day...

Granny Smith

My Sister had a status the other day about all the different kinds of apples at the grocery store in ny.. and it got me thinkin. Where I live theres only like 2 or 3 apple types on a good day lol

I am Batman

Quick, but fun.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cry, Sly and Spry

Doodling and doing character design with a chisel marker in Sketchbook Pro.