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(no subject) [Aug. 11th, 2010|02:19 pm]

CoyoteRecently I got the go ahead on a project that has been in the works for awhile now and I'm really excited to get moving on it.  Over the next few months I'll be working with Lerner Publishing and their Graphic Universe and Chris Schweizer of Crogans fame on some "Choose Your Own Adventure" type graphic novels involving both comics and prose for elementary age kids.  Chris is on writing chores and has written a really fun script that has so far been a blast to thumbnail out while I wait for some notes and templates before diving right into pencils.  In the meantime here is the first main character that we've come up with.  There is a stack of designs sitting next to my table right now and I'll post them up over the next week or so.

2010-08-11 10.27.12

I'm also trying to find a way to get to NYCC this October.  It's clearly a last minute trip but I need to get my butt in to more conventions and start hanging with more artists and writers in the industry.  After Staple! in March I had a pretty big uptick in ideas I wanted to explore and sketchbooks I wanted to fill.  It helps being around folks who do the same thing.  So here's a friendly reminder that I do commissions!  I love doing them, and it will help get me to NYCC.  So head over here, email me, and get on the list! This is happening people!  Don't say no!  How can you say no...

2010-01-13 11.49.05
...TO THIS FACE?!

HOW?!


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Warm Up - 09/04/09 [Sep. 4th, 2009|10:51 am]
tauren

And as the week wraps up here is a Tauren Druid by request.  I like this one ok...although I wish his tree staff looked less like a tree a bit, and I think it gets a little busy in places.  But that's what warm ups are for!  I also drew it landscape so click for a bigger view.  These have been a lot of fun to do!  I'll continue to do some more races and classes next week for warm ups so hopefully I can keep this up. Have a great weekend!

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Warm Up - 09/03/09 [Sep. 3rd, 2009|09:50 am]
gnome
Another one down, time for work!  I know it's not much but it's better then nothing.  Do you want me to wait 8 months between posts again!?  DO YOU!?


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Warm Up - 09/02/09 [Sep. 2nd, 2009|10:43 am]
Troll

And morning warm ups continue!  I have a full plate today so I'm glad I squeezed this in.  Happy New Comic Day everyone!  My plans are to pick up Strange Tales, Wednesday Comics, and Ultimate Spider-man.  Kibuishi's Amulet drops today too and while I'm very excited to get it I might save that one for another week when nothing else I'm interested in hits the stands.


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warm Up - 09/01/09 [Sep. 1st, 2009|09:43 am]
undead
Gonna stick with the Warcraft theme for awhile like a super nerd.  I HATE Undead Rogues...why did I bother to draw one?!

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Monday Sketch [Aug. 31st, 2009|03:43 pm]

orc

Sorry for late updates.  I've been busy finishing teaching art classes and adjusting to Jils new school schedule.  I've been thumbnailing and trying to get to as much Sea Monster stuff as I can while juggling a few other things I have on my plate.  In the meantime instead of doing dailies(pardon the WoW speak) I thought I'd whip up some Warcraft related stuff for my morning warm ups.  First up...an Orc Warrior!  I play Alliance mostly so these have been fun to draw up for a change.  I realize it could use some clean up but screw it...just wanted to get something up here for a change.

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(no subject) [Jul. 30th, 2009|11:36 am]

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Salem # 4 hit COMIC hops TODAY.  It'll hit all the Borders and Newstands on August 11th.  Check it out now!  And for appearances sake here's the issue 4 cover!  ALSO...I've added the Salem issues and the small color previews in the Young Salem section of my site so check a few things out there.  I'm away for a busy weekend but I'll be back and drawing early next week!

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(no subject) [Jul. 22nd, 2009|02:09 pm]


Oh Hi.  Yeah, go here now!  I'll try and keep posting here the same time I do the new site but I MIGHT get a little lazy.  But I AM back and working hard.  See you soon!

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mythology! [Oct. 7th, 2008|07:19 pm]

I drew Thor yesterday.  No crazy colors or anything...I'm not much of a colorist anyway...I just wanted to get something up on this ol blog besides the increasingly rare twitter updates.  Jil is super sick!  I am feeding her sudaphed by the spoonfull.

Not really.

School is awesome for her and she is now known as "Mrs. the lady whose husband draws cartoons" to those who aren't her students.  She's beginning her new unit on Greece soon and I'm in the mood to draw some Greek monsters.  First up...

THIS guy.  I'm working on a Medusa and Minotaur too.  What else should I do?  I'm increasingly enjoying inking in Manga Studio.  I'm still a bit slow with the program and have a lot to learn about everything I can do but I really love it.  I need to pick up a real brush and pen again though and actually increase my ability in that too though...I feel slightly guilty I haven't!

Who's ready for the debate?  huh?  huh?  I wonder if I'll recognize anyone in the forum.  I'm happy to have moved away from TN but it would be so cool to have gone to the Obama rally tonight.  I hope he does well tonight.

Ok back to work for me!  I have thumbnails to do!



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Been a bit busy.... [Sep. 22nd, 2008|09:38 pm]

 
The past few weeks have been pretty jam packed and  haven't put anything up on this journal except twitter posts(which I've now just deleted since it was an entirely useless page of them).  I put this totoro piece together last night.  I'm don't think I'm great with color and I tried a few different things and I think it came out nicely.  I'll try to post more if I can.  I have a stack of pages that need finishing.  Once I get those out of the way I promise I'll be back with some more sketches and drawerings.  Enjoy fall!
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