Friday, June 29, 2012


Here are a few of the paintings I completed at Minna on Tuesday. Unfortunately, these poor guys never found a home. I decided to with Griffins this time around since they are without a doubt my favorite mythological creatures. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did drawing and painting them.

Saturday, June 23, 2012


 This challenge was based on highlanders, and in celebration of Brave I couldn't pass it up. To get myself psyched for seeing the movie tonight I decided to draw my favorite cartoon highlander. The Scotsman from Samurai Jack. I know I just did a fan piece, but I had forgotten about the challenge and decided the Scotsman needed to be part of it. Enjoy!

Friday, June 22, 2012


It's been a while since I've done one of these, but the time was ripe. What child doesn't love pizza and ninjas (but James I was a child once and I didn't care for either of those things) If you were thinking this after my statement then you are, of course, banished from my blog, I'll even throw a smoke bomb as you leave so that you're forced to vanish like a ninja. Anyhowww, it's clear I loved the ninja turtles as a child, I loved the side scrolling arcade game, I loved the cartoon, I plastered my possessions with those metalic looking stickers from those quarter operated vending machines, and I especially loved the first movie, it still holds up to this day in my honest opinion. The second one was decent too, but don't even speak to me about the time traveling to medieval Japan one.
Being not only a product of the eighties but also a California guy Michelangelo was without a doubt my favorite turtle. Also I have a soft spot for characters that are not only humorous, but also don't take themselves too seriously.
I've always liked the idea of the turtles actually being different types of turtles. I don't exactly know why, but after studying design and storytelling I like the idea even more. Each character could have their own shapes and silhouettes making it so you wouldn't have to rely on the color of their mask or what weapons their holding to know who each character is and what their personality is like. For this reason I decided Michelangelo should be a sea turtle. Pretty much because of his mellow nature, and the tie-in to the sea, and possibly surfing. I would hang out with Mikey any day just so long as we didn't have to hang out in the sewer. You hear that Mikey? The pizzas on me!

Also, I'd have to look into it more, but I imagine Raph as a snapper turtle, and Donatello and Leonardo as a more common type of turtle (maybe a slider turtle) and maybe twins. 

Friday, June 15, 2012


 As I've said before everyone once in a while I'll check some fashion blogs for pictures to do some fashion/character studies from. The one I've been checking in on these days has been Street Style Aesthetic This one seems to be my favorite all around. Of course there are ladies, gents, and styles from this blog that grab my attention more than others. I might need to note that I've started adding my own variations of poses, props, and character to make things a little more challenging for myself. 

Monday, June 11, 2012


 I don't have any fancy desk or anything. I don't even have a decent size room, but the room I'm in right now has to work as my living space, art space, entertainment space, etc. Sadly, for this reason, I had to ditch my drafting table, and I got a little creative. Lately I've been wishing I could afford some fancy custom made desk. Something that bridges the gap between drafting/animation table with office/digital art desk. Sadly there isn't a lot of furniture geared towards the artist of today (the ones that are are ridiculously overpriced), and since artists have a tendency to be particular about how they work I imagine it would be difficult to make a one desk fits al sort of situation.                        
 Luckily for me I used two pieces of furniture in my room to get something a little closer to the setup I want. The monitors are a little higher than I'd like  and I wish the desk came out from the wall a little more with an adjustable piece to work on my art at an angle, but this is pretty much the closest I've come to my dream workspace. Wish I'd thought of it earlier. Also, my TV is next to my desk off to the right, so I can throw on some lord of the rings commentary in the background or Cowboy Bebop while I work. It's the little things that count.