Monday, June 27, 2011

flower people

many of you have been wondering what all this freelance is that i've been up to lately. so i've decided to go ahead and post some of the stuff that i think you'd find interesting. one of the projects i've been working on are these character designs. it's been a pretty fun ride, i must admit. essentially, i'm creating flower-people with only two real restrictions: 1) generating a personalities based on the list of character names, and 2) making sure to use the five-pedaled flower a person normally thinks of when doodling flowers. that's it. everything else is up to me. so i have to create one for each of the 12 names on this list, but here are the first few. for protection purposes on the intellectual properties, i'm leaving off the names (..but probably all you really care about is if i can draw or not).

so what's great is that these characters were brought to life by the talented Ashley Stoddard. she did a fantastic job coloring these little guys and hopefully you'll be able to see the colored versions by clicking over to her blog once she uploads them.

hope you dig what we've done!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Death Zone

so here's a quick warm up i did before jumping into all the character designing i have to do today. last night i was suggested a music group to check out, and as we all know music and art go together like chocolate and peanut butter. here's what i sketched up real quick while listening. gotta say, i kinda dig this group called Apocalyptica.

here's an example of the music i was listening to while sketching this dood:

Friday, June 24, 2011

mutant power

(this would be the emblem i'd wear to represent the mutant power i seem to have.)

Thursday, June 23, 2011


so i finally have a second to post the sketch i did for Father's Day. nothing too flashy, just a solid sketch of one of my dad's heroes, Clint Eastwood. i printed it out and put it in a frame, so it ended up lookin pretty sharp. he dug it lots.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


it's been a little bit since i've posted anything. i've been super swamped with lots of work. but lots of work means lots of meals! so i like that part. anyway, speaking of work, i still have much to do today, but i figured i'd at least post my warm up to get things rolling. it's a pony with one antler.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

twitter contest

a couple weeks ago, i held a little contest on Twitter. i promised the winner a hand-drawn sketch by me. there were some really fun submissions, but my favorite one was by @UkeableTweets (who also hosts a YoutTube channel), so this is the sketch i did:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

W.I.P. - giraffes

so here's the beginning to a birthday gift. it's going to be a nice-sized wall print for a dear friend who LOVES giraffes. she's quite funny. in any case, i liked the sketch enough that i thought i'd share it before i cover it all up with digital paint. this is step #1 of this WIP ("work in progress" for those not familiar with the acronym):