Monday, October 28, 2013

October Sketch 25- A Skull

So, some reviews of some of my earlier pictures prompted me to revisit them, but I was unsatisfied with how they were turning out, so I decided to go back and better re-familiarize myself with the shapes of the face. The process is ongoing, but in the hopes of gaining more feed back I decided to freehand this skull as a milestone to try and see what I can do after a few hours of study.  I do feel that I have a better understanding of how things are put together, but of course, I will be doing more work on this. The teeth are totally unrealistically proportioned though, just cause I wanted to draw them that way.

Friday, October 25, 2013

October Sketch 24- Rhapsodies In Color

Yesterday's artwork. Felt like doing an art deco cityscape, just to switch it up.

October Sketch 23- Rabbit

A rabbit. I used to have a small rabbit character I would draw usually as a warm up back in high school, I guess this is sort of a revisit of that character, it was also very easy to draw on a day where the ideas weren't being forthcoming. Fun and easy.

October Sketch 22- Hardass

The idea for this picture was to draw a hard-boiled cop type character and to do something with more realistic proportions. I'm pleased with the results even though he has some really chunky hands, especially since I actually gave him fingernails, which I usually avoid because they look odd on illustrated characters to me. I really like the way the color on his face came out, but may try to rework the background in to something more engaging in the future.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October Sketch 21- Komodo Dragon Zombie

First pass at the Komodo Dragon Zombie for ZOMBIE SHARK BEAR. Definitely a rough pass more to get some basic ideas down, I think the next go will be more a bit more animalistic. I do want to make it more gory, but since the art for ZSB is simplistic I need to figure out where I want to add the gore but keep the simple character silhouettes. Definitely needs some work to push it from 'lizard-man' to 'lizard-zombie.'

Monday, October 21, 2013

October Sketch 19: KILLER CAFE

Here's a fun piece I did of GREMLIN WORLD's Cafe Xombi, Pepper's genius sister. This illustration was a ton of fun to draw and was inspired by a recent Smile Precure fan art I randomly saw this weekend.

October Sketch 20: Freddy

The line art for a picture of legendary front man Freddy Mercury from my favorite classic rock band Queen. I've wanted to do a Freddy-themed piece for ages, but this is the only one that I've been satisfied with. A color version will be coming up as soon as I get the time to paint this.

October Sketch 17 and 18: Revolver Ocelot and Something Else

Some random sketches I did for October Sketch, these two didn't really have too much thought behind them. I've been resisting doing fan art for a little while, but I felt like drawing Revolver Ocelot from Metal Gear one night. I really need to hunker down and brush up on my realistic anatomy. The other drawing was pretty random and was done in only a few minutes. I've been playing a lot of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle, so I think this is channeling some Araki-ness

OctoberSketch 16 MIO

Following up Icky and Constable Crush, Mio join the gang! Another new character I'm not too sure what to do with yet, but I'll think of something.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October Sketch 14: Constable Crash

Following up on Icky/Iggy/Yvonne from yesterday comes Constable Crush, another citizen from Icky's realm.

October Sketch 13: Icky

A random character I just made up. Her name might end up being Icky. Not sure yet... any suggestions?

Sunday, October 13, 2013

October Sketch 12: Pai's laugh

Took my favorite panel from my web comic Gremlin World and decided to redraw and color it in the current style of the comic.

EDIT: For good measure, I added the page that this was adapted from.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

October Sketch 11 Karasu

Today's post is of the evil ninja, Karasu, who will be the central antagonist in my upcoming comic staring the wanna-be ninja, Jun.

Friday, October 11, 2013

October Sketch Days 9 and 10

A couple random drawings for October Sketch Days 9 and 10. Day 8 is a WIP  that you can see here, so I'll be posting that when I'm satisfied with it.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Zombies and Ghosts

Good morning, all! Today I'm just going to post an update on the Mirai drawing I did for Day 2 of October Sketch. I added some color and shading and I like the way the texture brush adds to the original art.

Hope you like it, too. Also, a friend of mine, LA Virrey, introduced this animation short, Gisoku no Moses,  to me yesterday which is very cute, but has a somewhat abruptly melancholic ending. Still, much respect for Gagame, the creator of this short. Looking forward to more of their work down the line, and even if you watch the video here, please visit their Vimeo page to show support for the original artist!


OctoberSketch 7: Jun

Jun is a character from a new comic I'll be working on in December or January. She's a girl who wants to be a ninja, but is terrible at it. i really like the way Jun's attitude came out in the drawing, but her costume isn't very wannabe ninja-ish, so she's still got some development to go through. Otherwise, I like this alot.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Back in black... and other colors, too!

Hey everyone!

I know it's been kind of quiet on this front, but as evidenced by the daily October Sketch posts I'm getting back on track and there should be plenty of regular updates to come!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Octobersketch 6: Skull Moon

Another Zombie Shark Bear piece, this time of the villain, Skull of the Shadow Clan, doing what ninjas do best- sulking on some place really high.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Octobersketch 5: Yak

Today's drawing is called "Yak"- because it's a surly looking Yakuza guy. I kind of wanted to make it more obnoxious looking but couldn't get it to look right.

OctoberSketch Day 4- Zombie Shark Bear

It's been a while since I drew Mirai in her monster form, it was fun. Seems like ZSB is my fall back topic to draw whenever anything else doesn't work, but it's always fun to do more work for that project, so don't see a problem there.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October Sketch Day 3-- A Fox

Got a request for a drawing of a fox today. So I drew one because I don't draw animals that often.

October Sketch Day 2- Mirai Samekuma

Today's (Yesterday's) drawing is a quick drawing of ZOMBIE SHARK BEAR heroine, Mirai Samekuma!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Doing a drawing-a-day challenge. My first entry is this guy, Mitts Malone. The uber-burly type guys aren't my normal schtick, but I like the way he came out.