This blog...

...was initially for pieces done on a computer, but has since become a free-for-all. Here you'll find process work (digital and otherwise), sketch pages and studies, sometimes with commentary.

You can see the rest of my work here.

Remember kids : if you can't make pretty designs, at least make pretty lines!


Sunday, February 24, 2008

What can blue do for you?

Here's a walkthrough of my "finished" line art process as it stands. The proportional errors should have been corrected in step one, but as usual I got ahead of myself. I'll do my best to make amends in the color pass, which you'll see in my next WIP :)

1. grayscale thumbnails in Photoshop
2. convert image to pure cyan with channel mixer, print w/ color inkjet
3. tighten with blue pencil over printout
4. black pass with Verithin pencil/hb lead
5. scan, hue/sat out the blue/cyan
6. multiply line art, tweak levels

Shuffled the figures around so they don't look as bunched.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Sketch Night Austin mag blurb

The March 2008 issue of Imagine FX has a small article on sketch groups including Drink And Draw and Sketch Night Austin. They also gave yours truly a little spotlight section, so I'm quite happy about that, even though they squnched my "Alien Picnic" drawing onto an area the size of a postage stamp.

A couple errors on the columnist's part :
-Sketch Night Austin is NOT affiliated with or modeled after Drink And Draw. Theirs is a wonderful institution -- I own their nice hardcover book -- but we are not copycats!
-It is not "my" group, and I've never referred to it as such. I merely belong to it and moderate the email list.

Since I didn't get a free copy out of the deal, I scanned Vigil's and pinned the spread here. Nyah.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Skulls : check!
Spikes : check!

Thanks to my magical brush fairy...promise I'll do cooler stuff with this. Just wanted to squeeze a little ditty out before beddy-bye.