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Monday, July 13, 2015

Disney's Mineral King attraction poster

I created this fake attraction poster, for Mineral King, which was a proposed Ski Resort that Walt Disney wanted to create in California. Development lagged on even after his death and the project ultimately died too. But it's fun to imagine what it would be like if there was a little Disney resort in the Mountains of California.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Happy 75th Anniversary to the Joker

Just a quick piece of DC's the Joker, for his 75th Anniversary which was last week.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sketch Dailies: The Joker

Several months ago the theme on Sketch Dailies was "The Joker" from Batman. I rarely color my sketch dailies entries, but thought I'd go for it with this one.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Pig Knight

This was another character suggested by the Character Design Randomizer. The prompt was:
Body Type: Strong
Clothing: Metal Armor
Head Type: Pig
Weapon/Accessory: Lance

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tortoise Monk

I have not seen the Kung Fu Panda movies, except for a few minutes of one of them, and there was an old wise turtle in it. I didn't intend for this to look like that character- I just like drawing turtle and they frequently end up being old turtles. I am told that this looks very much like the one in the KFP movies. Apologies to the artists who worked on those movies.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Just a girl and her robot

I've been using the Character Design Randomizer at this link, and it's pretty useful. It gives you some basic character appearance traits and it's really helped me to break out of drawing the same old things all the time. The prompt I used for this sketch was:

Body Type: Medium
Clothing: Risque Dress
Head Type: Female
Weapon/Accessory: Robot Familiar

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Jinxy's Retro Lounge

I just finished this Cover Illustration for the Facebook group, Jinxy's Retro Lounge.
Gouache on illustration board with digital text.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

First Year Hufflepuff

Remember this guy? I posted a sketch of him quite a while ago . Well, he's all painted now. By an overwhelming majority vote on Instagram, he was sorted into Hufflepuff House.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

"We've come for your daughter, Chuck"

I painted this for a Tim Burton Tribute Art Show back in October. 7x15in Gouache on Illustration Board. The original ($300) and one print ($35) are still available. Please contact me through the contact link on the right if interested.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

It's from Sirius!

Wow- It's been so long! I'm ashamed to say that I've ignored my blog for over a year. I'll admit the simplicity of just snapping a picture for Instagram rather than scanning it at my computer is primarily the reason I've been so negligent. But with the upcoming new year I resolve to do better. I'd like to start with sharing this small painting I did for my daughter, a huge Harry Potter fan (ok, so are we, her parents). In fact, I've been away from blogging for so long that apparently I didn't even share the initial sketch, which I only decided to paint several months later. I did the sketch in about 15 minutes, with a light grey Prismacolor Marker for the rough drawing and a Pentel brush pen for the black lines. A few months later, as her birthday approached, I thought I decided to flesh it out into a full painting. As you can see it's basically the same but with many subtle changes. Check out the video below to see how I refined the sketch in Photoshop before painting.
 If you compare the two versions, you can see some subtle differences. I refined the likeness a lot, and improved on the pose, hand positions, etc...

Here's the final painting. If you'd like to see a quick progression, showing the Photoshop refinements to the sketch, here's a short progression video.