Archive for February, 2010

February 27, 2010

Quick WIPs From Class Today

February 26, 2010

More Kipling!

I’ve been slaving away at the Kipling comic project this week.  It’s taken a bit of a different turn after a long conversation with my professor today, but I think the end product will be one of my personal favorites (I hope).  Here are a couple of WIPs.

I’ve been playing around over at Weebly with the fantastic options they have to create a free website, or to use their functions on your domain, if you already have one.  It’s stupid easy.  I put this together in less than an hour:

Also… hats!  I’ve been craving one, and it’s difficult to find them in a size large enough to fit over my dreadlocks.  Thankfully, I discovered this beauty on Ebay and she’s on her way to Portland as we speak.  Squee!

February 23, 2010

The Ballad of the King’s Jest

Working on my laptop can be incredibly frustrating.  It’s fine for my normal internet routines and for word processing and music, but when I try to use my Wacom Intuos with Photoshop, things grind to a halt.  Eventually, I plan on remedying this teeth-grindingly annoying situation, but for now I have to flit back to campus like all the  other plebes to use their sticky-keyboarded Macs.  Nonetheless, in four hours of uninterrupted work, I have a really good groundwork laid for the Rudyard Kipling comic.

This is the latest WIP.  A lot of linework has to be finished and the coloring has barely begun, but it’s taking shape.  I’m still trying to decide if I want to use a proper typeface for the lettering, or if my own handwriting would be better.

February 20, 2010


I did a warm-up painting in class today of my friend Micicle. He doesn’t -really- look like a sleazy Mexican. I was trying to get back into the swing of doing more chiarascuro-type work for a portion of the comic book I’m working on right now.

February 17, 2010

Sketchbook Vomit

February 16, 2010

Comic WIPs

Here’s a pair of concept sketches for my next project in class.  I chose a few well-known phrases from music and literature and worked them into a one-page comic spread.  Here are two of them.

(As always, click for a bigger view.)

Rudyard Kipling

Edgar Allen Poe

(The mountain of crap at the very end is a pile of candy.)

I’m working on a version of a line from Dylan’s “Tambourine Man” that’s a bit risque.  Not sure how much I like it, though.

“Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free.

Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands.”

February 12, 2010

Just for Fun

Here’s a couple of drawings that appeared in my sketchbook while I was thinking about my son and what he might look like when he gets a little older.

And a dorky little self-portrait in orange ballpoint and purple highlighter.

Last but not least, this is a single panel from the graphic novel I’m illustrating this term for my digital painting class.  The story was written by my buddy Shon.  In this shot, the fat man has just realized his car rolled away down the street while he was busy commiting a petty crime.

February 12, 2010

Takin’ a Dump

Aaaand I figure I’ll plump out my scanty newbie blog by posting a few of my most favorite pieces from fall term 2009 at PNCA.

The Figure in Space

Crazy Cat Lady

Self-Portrait in the Style of Wes Wilson

Sketchbook Vomit

Mark-Making Experiment: Crosshatching

February 12, 2010

This … thing… was parked in front of my apartment building this morning.

February 12, 2010

Class Studio Assignment

This was the product of an assignment that we had a couple of hours to complete during class. I had to make a 3×5″ illustration to accompany a fictional magazine article about the difficulties of triage medical aid for the refugees of the Haitian earthquake disaster.