Friday, January 30, 2009

spirit is a bone

This was a strange piece. I had a rough idea of what I wanted to do, but no real approach. So, I started experimenting with some colors and different inks until I got the general vibe I wanted. Then, I drew in the skeletal fragments with FW ink. I'm pretty happy with it, but I'm not sure exactly what I like about it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Couple of failed experiments. The top one is a texture experiment with different inks, rubber cement, a brayer, and masking tape. I don't really even know why I posted it. Maybe I'll come back to it in the future with an actual concept for its use.

Monday, January 26, 2009

sketch sketch sketchings

Ballpoint pen hand studies

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

And we're back in the sketchbook

This was a fun little creepy thing. Tried something new that I might look into doing more of, I made a make-shift glaze out of fw ink and an acrylic gel medium for the color on the tapeworm guy. I like the effect and I'm going to try to see what kind of stupid things I can do with this new trivial experiment.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Finally, a new finished piece!!

Here's something other than sketchbook pages! It's a drawing I did on Strathmore 500 Series Illustration Board with an "oil rub" technique I've been working on. Enjoy!

...and please feel free to tell me what you think.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Here's some quick studies of my dog for my digital illustration class and another sloppy job with some brushpens and white out. After this weekend I'm going to start working on posting more of my finished work here. I have some projects in the works and once they're done I'll scan them in.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

More sketchbookingness. Did this with both pentel brushpens and beinfang watercolor brushpens.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

You can lead a man to city, but that doesn't assure civility- Ian Mathias Bavitz

Cranking away, a page a day, in my sketchbook. I'm really loving this watercolor moleskine. The paper is awesome, I have almost NO problem with bleed through when doing washes or weird experimentation techniques. I did this sketch today with various watercolor brushpens, a ballpoint pen, and a prismacolor pigment liner. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Richmond Building

Tried to use negative space in an interesting/minimalist way.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009


Lack of sleep spawned this...thing(!)into my sketchbook

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Year Dumpage

Here's the last of my Drawing a day for 30 Days assignment. I just got around to scanning them in since I got back to Richmond.

Here's some sketches to kick start the new year! I know they're pretty weak. Most of them are experiments gone bad, but I at least learned something from them.