Tuesday, October 7, 2014

#inktober 2014 Day:07 Cyclops

Well what happened to days 5 and 6?
There is a 5, but no 6.
Wha wha wha

Everyone is doing this; show the pen, pencil, brush, etc, and a camera snapshot.
I guess it feels so...real?

This sketch was SO shitty...I kind saved it. Whew.


#inktober
#cyclops
#X-Men
#jointheclub

Friday, October 3, 2014

inktober 2014 Day:03

I had a lot of fun with this one. I don't think I've ever(successfully)splattered ink before.
#inktober

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Inktober 2014 Day:01


Hey.
It's been a while.
I've missed you.
We should see each other more often.
I'll try not to be a stranger, eh?


#inktober

Friday, February 14, 2014

I may as well post some sketches here since nothing else much seems to be happening with me. These couple were referenced from the brilliant Mel Milton's Pinterest account.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/319192692311923913/
And
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/319192692312126513/
Thanks for looking!


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Beltane 2013

I did this piece for some friends Beltane celebration this past spring. Sadly we couldn't actually make it to the party for some reason.
This was done fairly quick and dirty like, as it was more of a favor than anything else, and they loved the way it turned out, so that's what is really important, right?
The drawing is pencil and colors photoshop.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Carnage Paint

Finally got this guy painted up again after losing a version I had previously worked on to a dead flash drive.
I changed quite a bit in the composition from the pencil sketch but I'm overall pretty happy with how it turned out.
Let me know what you think of the final piece.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Opening the Gateways of Inspiration

I'm glad to be able to finally share this piece, it's been done for a while now but I had to wait for the client to unveil it. I think it's the best work I've done to date.
The concept and name for this piece are by Dallas Brown of Wounded Healer (http://www.facebook.com/woundedhealermusic?ref=ts&fref=ts)
They are a great musical duo playing acoustic flamenco style guitar with native american flute.
Being heavily inspired in their youth by rock and heavy metal they put together this, the first of two albums of cover songs done in their own stylings. Check it out, it's well worth listening to even if you don't know the songs.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dragon 5

More of a traditional dragon this time. Sitting on a cliff in  a world with two suns. I like how this turned out, may even be worth painting one of these days.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dragon 4

This is a wingless dragon, and he's really fat.  He's not big, maybe the size of a rhino at the shoulders. I image one could ride him if they were to have a good rapport. Otherwise he would eat them and go back to sleep.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Dragon 3

Another quick dragon sketch. This one is a sea serpent. Just trying to get an interesting angle here.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Dragon 2

For this one I wanted something with  a little more energy. Kind of the classic 'comin' at you' head pose.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dragons

So posting that dragon piece the other day got me thinking about dragons. Dragons were the first creatures I can remember really grabbing my attention and I have always loved them. Anything to do with them, from cute dragons, to mean dragons, to dragon people. Even to Dinosaurs, lizards and snakes where the inspiration for dragons really comes from. I thought 'Puff the Magic Dragon' was awesome, and I loved to sing the song. Still do in fact. Dragonriders of Pern? Yup. Dungeons and Dragons, yup. I think they're all cool.
I've never been particularly good at drawing dragons though. I've made many attempts, some more successful than others, some abysmal failures. If I had any of my drawings from when I was a kid, I bet there would be dragons. There's one I posted a sketch of on this blog a few years ago that I was really happy with, but none of my few followers seemed to really like it, or at least didn't comment on it. I don't draw dragons very often, but I love to look at other people's dragon drawings, paintings, sculptures, whatever. I've decided I'm going to draw some dragons. Some may work, some may fail. Whatevs, I'm gonna draw them anyways. Hope you enjoy.

Here's the first one. He's an old guy, horns all twisted and coming out of everywhere. Four legged with a body so large his wings can't lift him anymore. He spends most of his time sleeping anyways.



Thursday, September 13, 2012

Todd's Dragon

Todd's Dragon

I did this for my buddy Todd who played drums in our band Season of Change. The band is now defunct but Todd is good people and he asked me to do this for him forever. I usually don't do drawings for people just because they ask for forever, and it wasn't the only  reason I did it. So don't ask ;)
I think the drawing turned out pretty OK. It's a cool dragon.
Thoughts? Lemme know.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

King Humpty

Another inking exercise. Somewhat successful, but still a lot of fail. What's up with all the criss crossing shiz that doesn't match the rest. Ugh.
This is from Draw Night  some weeks ago.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Dr. Sketchy's SLC Tank Girl Night(Jet Girl)

I don't do a whole lot of inking, mostly because I've never been very successful at it. Not for lack of trying though. Finally found some tools to give me a decent result thanks to Ryan Ottley. Just being around this guy once in a while makes you think you can be better, or that you really suck... ;)
And some critique on my last inked piece from Beth Trott about line quality and variation. Sometimes you need to hear this kind of stuff a hundred times before it sinks in.
I inked it with the the Kuretake TSF1-10 and #55 brush/pen combos.
The drawing was from Dr. Sketchy's SLC Tank Girl night. The model was Maggie Zukowski who was the local organizer until her recent departure from those duties. Thanks Maggie for the wonderful Dr. Sketchy's you put on!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Steel Inquisitor

Man, I take forever to post...
Well, I did just have a baby in April, then just got over a bout with the Flu which turned to Pneumonia and kept me down for about 3 weeks, then the wife caught the Pneumonia and had to be hospitalized...So a lot going on.
I've been working on a couple of cool commissions which I can't post until the clients use them in their respective places. I'm anxious to show them off.
So I decided to post one of my lunchtime doodles. This did start as a sketch blog after all.
This is inspired by the character in the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. I got 2/3 of the way through the first book and them the checkout expired from the library. Now I'm on a waiting list that's 27 people deep. I like the book a lot. Love the magic system developed for it and the characters are great.
Hope you all are doing well out there.
M

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Deadpool

Tim Odland Said I should post more. He's right, but I have only crap to post.
This one is OK though.