Sketchbook girl, riding her bike in the rain.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The past few weeks have been busy with clients wanting stuff finished before Christmas. But in that time I've managed to doodle some fun stuff too, because it keeps me motivated and excited about drawing. I drew Barbara Gordon a while ago and have slowly been coloring her over the past week or so. Gail Simone's writing on Batgirl is great... it gives me some serious Buffy vibes, which obviously makes me super happy.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Return of the Jedi was on TV last night, and I ended up doodling Leia while watching. Colored it off and on today while waiting to hear back on some emails.
And here's a quick sketch from this morning of Barry Allen (The Flash)... like I said in a previous post, I'm trying to make my digital work look more like my traditional work. So that's what I was attempting here.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Sundays are the best... I put aside all freelance and whatnot and let myself draw whatever happens to pop into my head. This started as a doodle of a random girl in my sketchbook, who I decided to turn into a female Green Lantern. And then everything just went downhill from there.
Oh, have to change their names of course. Haley Jordan? Joan Stewart? Gail Gardner, Kayla Rayner, Samira Baz? Haha... too fun. I am a small child inside.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Another illustration for the birding children's book story I'm doing for my portfolio. The pileated woodpecker is one of my favorite birds, mostly because it looks (and kind of sounds) like a dinosaur. In fact, right after finishing this piece I went outside and as soon as I stepped out the door I heard one calling. I grabbed my camera, but only got there in time to watch him fly away. Still pretty stunning!
Here's the first one in that series from a few weeks ago, the Common Yellowthroat.
Also, here's the first in a new series I'm doing for Young Adult Magazine. This series is called Dinner Parties, and it combines characters from various pop culture sources. This one features characters from three young adult novels. You can see it on the YAMag website here.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
"Chemistry... I prefer to see it as the study of change. Well that's... that's all of life, right? I mean, it's just the constant, it's the cycle... It is growth, then decay, then transformation."
Breaking Bad is ending this Sunday. I know that the show is ready to be over, but I'm going to miss it.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I just realized I haven't updated my blog for almost 2 weeks! I've been working on some freelance stuff and a few new portfolio illustrations, but nothing I can post just yet. Here are a couple of doodles from the past week or so. I downloaded a new brush set so the first one is me playing around with that. The second is just a sketchbook doodle that I colored as a warmup today.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
A while ago I did a series of illustrations with a girl and her dragon traveling around London. Since then I've wanted to do a children's book series where in each book they explore a different city. I decided to replace the girl and dragon with a pair I did a painting of my sophomore year of college, because they were much more fun. So yeah. I want to call it Bo & Lewis Take (insert city here). I've got a London one sketched out already.
This illustration was definitely one of the most challenging I've ever done. I always feel like I've struggled with color, and this was ALL THE COLORS plus crazy lighting. I'm happy with how it turned out. Below are my black and white study and a color study.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
I've been working on this slowly over the past week or so... it's been a fun break in between freelance and portfolio stuff. Welcome to Night Vale is only audio and doesn't have many character descriptions, which is great because it allows everyone to design the world in their head. This is how I see some of the characters.
Cecil and Carlos
Old Woman Josie and one of her 'Angels', plus Khoshekh the cat
The Apache Tracker and Mayor Pamela Winchell
Thursday, August 29, 2013
I was thinking of stuff I could add to my children's book portfolio, and my mind went to birds because I've gotten sorta into birding lately and I'm a massive nerd. I thought it would be fun to do a simple reference book that also tells a story. My idea was to follow a little girl and her father as they walk in the forest and spot a bunch of bird species. So this is sorta my test run for that!
Also, last night I was watching some Buffy and I ended up doodling the 'yellow crayon' scene because of feelings... so many feelings.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
I spent a few hours today playing around with the animation feature on Photoshop. Did this little deer walk cycle. I didn't use any reference so I was really just making stuff up. I definitely started rushing towards the end though... I wanted to be done and needed the deer out of the frame so I made him start to trot to get out faster.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Today I colored some drawings from my sketchbook. The first is Illyria from the Buffy spin-off Angel. I drew it a while ago (after seeing Much Ado About Nothing) because Amy Acker is adorable.
The next two are characters from one of the (many) stories floating around in my head. They are siblings. I'm a big fan of Western-inspired science fiction (Star Wars, Firefly) so there's definitely some influence here.