Saturday, February 28, 2009

Almost done with my watercolor moleskine!!

Got about 6 pages left, so my next post will most likely be the end of my watercolor moleskine (boo hoo) and the start of my next sketchbook (yay!!). Been mostly sketching with a cheap-ass ballpoint pen, and I like it.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sketchbook Dumpage

Here's some stuff from my two different sketchbooks. I've been keeping a tiny moleskine for weird creatures and anatomical studies, and my trusty watercolor moleskine for more "appropriate" sketching, whatever that means. I also threw in some quick gesture sketches, because I'm still trying to up my speed.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Here's the project I'm currently working on in digital drawing, as it stands right now. We have to illustrate a mythological beast from written text as we would perceive it. My creature is the Basilisk: a beast with the head of a chicken, the tale of a serpent, and thorned wings that turns people to stone, poisons/dries up rivers, and creates deserts wherever it lands. I decided to make the Basilisk embody the desert that it creates. I've still got almost a month before it's due, so I plan to really knock this one out of the park. This isn't the best representation of this image. When I copied it to a GIF file, the compression jumbled some of the colors into weird amorphous blob shapes (and they don't look like that as a PSD file). I'm trying to work with a relatively limited palette (Blues, Greens, Red/Browns, no black so far, and minimal white).

Quick Photoshop Concept Sketch (no references)

Here's a quick photoshop concept sketch for the band Synesthesia (took about an hour). The term Synesthesia is sort of a disorder (not really all bad) where the input to one of your senses gets coupled with a different sense perception. For example, there are some people who claim to see colors when they hear music. Since the band is pretty dark and heavy, I thought I'd give it a darker twist and make a character wear a device that surges energy to the eyes and ears through an apparatus connected to the brain, thus 'force feeding' Synesthesia to the wearer. It's way rough I know, but I figure it's got enough information in it to let them know where I'm coming from and to help me feel-out where they want me to go with it. Any suggestions would be appreciated, but please keep in mind it's rough (I know I need to put the figure in an environment, calm down the electricity confusion, and tighten everything up overall).

Sunday, February 15, 2009

a sketch in the life of a day

Today's sketch that I managed to squeeze in between projects. It's an amalgamation of fw inks and brushpens.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Been Bizzy

I've been pretty artistically active as of late. Between my class assignments, a recent commission, and keeping up with my sketchbook I barely have a minute to's pretty friggin sweet. I've been commissioned to do the promotional artwork for a band called Synesthesia. I'll be posting some process stuff and the final result once they decide on exactly what they want. They've given me a lot of creative freedom so it's going to be fun, and they are an awesome band so..that helps. Well here's today's sketchbook page. Feel free to comment if you've stopped by.