Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009



Saturday, December 5, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Illustration Friday: Unbalanced

This one's confusing if you don't know who Bill O'Reilly is. It's also confusing if you do know who Bill O'Reilly is but can't tell who this is (I don't think I'd be able to, now that I'm looking at it). And if you don't see that this is for the topic of "unbalanced" you might think I'm some right-wing guy glorifying Bill O'Reilly. And if you do see that the topic is "unbalanced" you might think I'm some left-wing guy accusing him (and perhaps by extension Fox News) of being not entirely "fair and balanced."

That last one is closest to the truth, but in fact, I don't actually spend much time thinking about Bill O'Reilly. Really, I was thinking of people who are psychologically unbalanced, and his was the first face that popped into my mind--go figure!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

MI-5 2

I was watching more of MI-5/Spooks and right off the bat I saw another shot I wanted to draw. I made this a little more high key than the actual frame.
Drawing from TV/movies is a quick way to find interesting lighting, poses, etc. This is pretty fun, and I'll probably do more of these little sketches.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Light Study

This little shot caught my eye while I was watching Spooks/MI-5, so I did a quick study from it. Not a great likeness really, but I'm pretty happy with the lighting, which I was more interested in anyway.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Illustration Friday: Blur

Something new I'm trying! My best air time is 14.3 seconds. Seriously killer on the delts, I kid you not.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Outta Yer Chair!

I sit in my chair a lot, to be honest. Too much working, and it's been wrecking my poor defenseless body. I tried a few ergonomics programs, but most really aren't that great, so I made Outta Yer Chair!. It's a very simple application (PC only, sorry) that will remind you when you should stop working and stretch your horribly stressed back, legs, and whatever else.

Professor Hootsy's Guitar Explorer

Professor Hootsy Collins would love to take you on a tour of the jangling six-string in this application called Professor Hootsy's Guitar Explorer. As a guitarist myself, I hope finds favor with my guitar-slinging brethren and sistren. With P.H.G.E. one can explore the whole fretboard (righty and lefty), finding scales and chords, and actually playing the notes as well.

Mr. Toneface Man

Let Mr. Toneface Man serenade you! This is a simple little gadget that lets you listen to tones on command. Good for tuning instruments.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Face study

Going for kind of a Sebastian Krüger thing. Partially successful, I think! That guy can seriously paint though, you know what I'm saying?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

And speaking of Halloween 2009...

Here are the mask and pumpkin I painted this year (incidentally, wearing a paper bag on your head when it's really windy is ill-advised):

Spooky Skull

Halloween has come and gone, but here's a spooky skull anyway.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Some Lady

Looks a bit El Greco-esque... Not intentionally, but things just got a little warped around.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Illustration Friday: Fast

And in keeping with the theme, I spent about 5 seconds on this Illustration Friday picture. Also in keeping with the theme I ate nothing while drawing it! Actually, do mints counts?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Illustration Friday: Frozen

I haven't done the Illustration Friday thing in a while, but, er, here's a sloppy and rushed one! I guess that's incentive for me to do a better job next time.

Wow, that must have been a speedy glacier, right?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Snake Nest

Halloween Spook

Roguish Hat Man

The Hidden Maître D’

This guy has made several vector appearances, but I wanted to make a watercolor version too for some reason.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

After something by Dürer

Watery Face

Town Hat

Penguin Ghost With Goggles

I've gotten out the old watercolors recently...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Octopods Again

Working on my lighting in Modo.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Kind of Yoda...

..but actually it's a picture of a puppet of Yoda (see the distinction there?) that I was recently reunited with. When I was five I broke my leg, and someone gave this to me while I was in the hospital. I would put it on and say to the nurses "I am Yoda, the Jedi master."

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

16 Guys

Oh, and 200 illustrations - that's not too bad!

Monday, August 10, 2009