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, January 25, 2009

lifedrawing log - 01.25.09

w/ self-crit in orange

The trouble these days is that I'm either too reluctant to request feedback from others, or that folks are simply too polite to give me the occasional smackdown/tough love.

What bugs me about my lifedrawing stuff is the same thing that bugs me about all art I produce. There's a timidity and lack of punchy contrast, with many little areas I know I'm flubbing, but don't actually call myself on or even attempt to remedy. Part of it can be chalked up to time limit and the fact I'm working in an un-erasable medium (I don't want to give myself the added freedom to noodle and correct, yet I sometimes build my foundations too dark and can't work over them without grinding into the page -- trouble!), but most of it is just inexcusable laziness and blindess to the facts (and the order of their importance as it pertains to the picture). If you can't relay the truth that's right in front of you, what hope do you have to conjure it from nothing?

I have to keep honest about where I'm at, and that means putting it all out there : the good, the bad, the ugly. You got any pointers? Cuz I'm all ears.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

lifedrawing retention - 01.24.09

Digital sketch of what I could recall from lifedrawing this morning.
2 figure studies + 1 portrait + a few hand studies = retention!

Monday, January 19, 2009

brushy fun

Messin' around with a brush set Joshua The James hooked me up with. Thanks Josh!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Diverge Workshop -- Feb. 20th, 21st + 22nd

Catch me at Diverge Workshop in Dallas this February for "Thumb War", an interactive presenation on thumbnailing! Woot!

lifedrawing log - 01.12.09

Enter : the china marker!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Portrait by Popov!

Fellow concept grunt and Internet pen pal Sergey Popov (Popov-SM) has graced me with a rather unexpected (but nonetheless awesome) portrait! Had to share/gloat...

I'm adding Mr. Popov to the roster of other talented weirdos who have fed my ego by drawing me : Isaac Owens, Nick Southam and David Levy. (Not nearly enough ladies on that list...hrm...)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Coming soon!

Happy 2009, everyone! Keep checking autodestruct for details on my second sketchbook "Braindump Vol. 2" (as well as a reprint of the first) and get those PayPal accounts ready!