Illustration


25
May 12

Crab Toss?

This is a poster concept (sans text) for a local bar’s summer-long crab feasts & cornhole tournaments. No one will be throwing the crabs themselves, of course, but they thought it was a humorous tie-in, and I agree.


22
Nov 11

Wolf the Bounty Hunter

Wolf the Bounty Hunter

I think I’ve mentioned before my love of RPG games like D&D and Risus. This is a character I recently designed; a Dwarven bounty hunter known simply as Wolf the Bounty Hunter (yes, I did that on purpose). He’s a walking Swiss Army knife: in addition to his custom-built, spring-loaded, prosthetic, chained-mace arm, he carries daggers, boleadora (a 3-ball bolas), caltrops, handcuffs, a light shield, flash bombs, and many more devices to aid in the capture of fugitives.

I sketched him out in pencil in a couple hours, then I used India Ink pens to ink the sketch for another two hours. The coloring was done in Photoshop; probably another four hours for that part, what with the shading and all that. I’m pretty happy with this piece, I have to say. And I’ve gotten a lot of positive reactions from it!


9
Jul 11

Capital Punishers

Skull T-shirt

I needed to design a T-shirt for my architectural firm’s corporate scavenger hunt team-building activity, so I listed some architectural terms and started adding tough-sounding words. We ended up picking Capital Punishers, “capital” being the topmost portion of a column (see the bottom part of the skull?), and “punishers” seemed to fit well, plus it gave me the idea to trace the skull in the first place. I used the actual Punisher skull logo and some column capital imagery, overlaid everything and got to sketching.

Adobe Illustrator was a big help, too: bringing in the scanned sketch, I used the Live Trace option to clean it up and tweak some things, then added the text. I even used some of the elements from the sketch to help roughen up the text appearance. I’m pretty happy with the results, and it won first place in the T-shirt contest. I would’ve liked to add some color, give it a heavy border, too. Maybe next time.


4
May 11

Morlan the Great #1

This is Issue #1 of Morlan the Great, a comic I’m working on, the story of which will be determined by reader voting. I actually created this a few months ago, but it’s been dormant for a while. I’m going to be drawing up Issue #2 soon, so I thought I’d post this one. My readers are about twenty or so friends for now, and they voted to go south (by one vote!) to deal with the forest bandits first, rather than the dragon in the north. Enjoy.

Morlan the Great #1


16
Dec 10

Preferred Method

By the way, as you can see, my preferred method is no longer using the Wacom tablet. I’ve recently rediscovered the joy of drawing by hand FOR REAL. It’s more satisfying, I think, to see all the little mistakes, inking, marker lines, etc. All of my work for the foreseeable future will be done this way.


16
Dec 10

Morlan

Morlan

Warrior. Hero. Legend. (Maybe)

This is my concept for the main character, whose reputation precedes him (and may in fact be false). He’s certainly brash, and not exactly cowardly, but I wouldn’t call him the sharpest blade in the sheath. He also has an enormous bar tab at the local tavern (possibly elsewhere, too!), so greed for gold definitely motivates him.


16
Dec 10

Jo

Jo

Calm as can be, even in battle.

This is a monk type character for the aforementioned web comic. Someone the party meets on their way, perhaps. Quiet, simple, mysterious. Oh, and super powerful.


15
Dec 10

Disly

Disly

Good with a knife. Better with two.

This is a character concept for a new webcomic I’m developing. He’s a typical rogue-like character, in a typical fantasy world. The format of the comic itself is where some innovation will be employed!


30
Nov 10

A Link to the Future

Link

This is a style I’ve been working on that I want to apply to a few comic strip ideas I’ve had in the near future! I hope to post many more “completed” drawings like this one over the coming weeks. I recently purchased some India ink pens, which are fantastic! I need more colors, though: only got the 3 primary and 3 secondary colors. But anyway, I’m glad to be drawing by hand again, rather than with a Wacom. Much as I like them, there’s something about truly hand-drawn artwork that’s just… right.


2
Sep 10

Roark

Roark

Some concept sketches for a sci-fi engineer-type character (and a family crest?) I was working on. Still working on, actually. D20 Modern, people, it’s a great gaming system.