Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Furnace Monster!

A haiku for the punctuation situation:

You exclaim again
You're out of adrenaline
It's time for a nap

And a drawing:

graphite pencil, micron, and colored pencil on bristol

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ask Jeeves...

Here's a drawing for my friend, a devoted Steven Fry fan.  I'd never seen the 1990s series, Jeeves and Wooster, so it was fun to watch the first episode and get a sense of these very contrasting characters before setting out to draw them.  If you've never seen it, the show is hilarious and worth a watch.

I used a combination of reference photos culled from the internet to get the expressions, costuming, and body positions I wanted.  I learned that very subtle changes in value and line placement can make or break a likeness...  

pencil, micron, and ink wash on bristol

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cats in Space!

A recent birthday card for my arty coworking pal and fellow Star Wars (and feline!) fan, Erin A. Ellis.  Check out her beautifully rendered naturalistic animals featured in an array of amusing scenarios.

pencil and micron on bristol

Forgive the word balloon flow here; going top left to low middle is not quite intuitive for the seasoned (or even brand new, perhaps) comics reader.  The dialogue emerged when I realized I had a bunch of empty spaces and kind of a wonky composition.  Filling the gaps with balloons seemed right, and provided a goofy tie-in with the Birthday Jedi.  I had a lot of fun drawing cat instead of human faces, and was particularly excited about this version of Han Solo.  If George Lucas really is trying to destroy Star Wars, this could be one of his stops along the way to oblivion.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A wrench in your cosmology?

This commission started as an inside joke between my sister and her science teacher.  I don't know the whole story, but someone uttered the words, "Beast of Gravity," and they decided that would make a pretty sweet band name.  Sis commissioned me to draw up an image of that idea so that she could make a print for her teacher.  Anybody who comes to me with an idea for a monster drawing is a welcome customer.

ink and brush with photoshop color

pencil stage

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