Friday, November 16, 2007


...sometimes they come out good, sometimes not so much. But the important thing is to learn from them. Thankfully, I don't make my living from painting, but maybe some day I will.

This was done in oils in about five and half hours.

Sunday, November 04, 2007


I'm taking a figure painting class. Purely for technical practice. It's great to have an excuse to paint and further my understanding of the medium. I have a loooong way to go and I'm looking forward to seeing how I can apply what I've been learning.

I sure do like sketching.

There is something about the sketch that appeals to me. It has energy, it is full of possibilities, and when I see it, I can imagine exactly what I want to see without having to go through the pain of the birthing process. So basically I'm a lazy artist by nature.
For this page, I was working on a sketch for a cover to the comic Hack/Slash. I wanted to go with a poster from around the turn of the century, mixed with Winsor McCay, some old Russian poster I found online, and a classic horror movie poster I saw a local theatre.
The Dragon sketch is an idea for a childrens' book. I have all these visuals with a very basic cliche narrative in mind... I need to work on the actual story some day to make it work.