Saturday, July 28, 2012

Francoise Dorleac

I posted this in my Etsy shop a couple of days ago but neglected to post it here. How do I ever expect to sell things if I'm so half-assed about promoting myself? Yeesh.


This is a small portrait of Francoise Dorleac (who was the sister of Catherine Deneuve, killed in a car crash at the age of 25). It's acrylic on bristol board. It's approximately 6"x4.5". It's been a long, long time since I made pictures with acrylic paint. I'm seriously rusty. This knocks some of that rust off, I hope.

As I say, this is for sale in my Etsy store.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Another Comics Character Design

This is another character concept sketch for The Transsexuals, the comic I'm going to be drawing in the coming weeks and months. The first version I drew of this character was a bit wrong, so this one is shorter and chunkier. The description Natalie gave me for this character calls for a somewhat heavy trans woman of color who appears to be cis, but who isn't particularly beautiful. I don't know if I managed this

A lot of designing characters is costume design, and this drawing is working a lot of that out, particularly given that a lot of heavier women I know dress themselves in ways that disguises their shape. I don't know if I'm communicating that or not. Probably not.

This is also purely digital, drawn entirely within Photoshop out of my head. I haven't worked like this a lot in the past, but I've got a newish Wacom tablet, so I might as well use it...

Monday, July 23, 2012

Captain Marvel vs. The Super Skrull

I've been meaning to draw the new version of Captain Marvel ever since I saw the re-designed costume. This is brush and ink on bristol board, colored with prismacolor markers.

I kinda wish I hadn't colored this. I think I like the black and white version better.

This is for sale in my Etsy store.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Jess Model Sheet

This is a character model sheet. I'll eventually do 20 or thirty of these drawings for each of the characters in the comic I'll be drawing in a few weeks. Doing the grunt work early before I actually have to produce pages. This is Pitt brush pen over pencil on crappy Caslon sketchbook paper.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Luchador vs. Snake

Another commissioned drawing for an RPG. A luchador vs. a giant snake. Fun. Brush and ink on Bristol board. One more drawing for this project and I'm done.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mr. Punch

Another commissioned RPG drawing. The brief on this is for a killer doll, with a suggestion of a traditional jester. Basically Mr. Punch. This was pretty fun to draw. Brush and ink on Bristol Board.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


This is another RPG illustration for commission. This was fun, actually, once I figured out how to approach it. The first version I drew was awful. I'm pretty happy with this version, though. It appeals to the horror geek in me. Brush and ink on Bristol Board.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Possessed Tree

This is another RPG illustration. The brief on this was "Possessed Tree: a large tree ripping a man apart." The game centers on luchadors, so it had to be a luchador as the victim. This tickles the adolescent sadist gorehound I used to be as a teenager. Fun to draw. Brush and ink on bristol board.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Johnny Cash

Taking a break from commission work today. I decided to draw Johnny Cash. I've been meaning to draw The Man In Black for a while, now. This turned out better than I expected. This is Pitt brush pen and Copic marker on bristol board with some scratchboard technique on the guitar. This is 7.5 x 4 inches.

This is for sale in my Etsy store, by the way, so if you have some loose change and want a picture of Johnny Cash (and who wouldn't? The Man in Black is cool, right?), you can buy him here.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Redneck Cannibal Patriarch

This is another RPG illo. Brush and ink on bristol board with some touch ups with a Pitt pen. The brief on this called for a family of "deformed inbred cannibal mutants". So I immediately think: The Sawyer Family from Texas Chainsaw, which led me back to Ed Gein. This isn't anyone in particular, by the way. I'm just offering my thought process. I was really happy with this until I realized that I omitted the "deformed mutant" part of the equation, so I went back in and put a radiation burn on his face. Fortunately, the client liked it.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cat Burglar

Another illustration. Mostly brush and ink on bristol board with some touch-ups with a Pitt Pen.

This photo reffed from a stock photo by photographer Marcus Ranum.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Luchador Hunter

This is another illustration for a role playing game. The brief on this called for a "Most Dangerous Game" character, a big game hunter who isn't satisfied with animals. The game itself tries to recreate Mexican wrestling horror movies, hence the luchador. This is almost entirely brush and sumi-e ink on Bristol board. (I did use a pen to rule the barrel of the gun, but that's about it). I'm getting more confident with the brush. A pretty fun drawing.