Wednesday, December 20, 2006

2 Pages of love... AND A BONUS

today was a good day of drawing. Did 2 pages for cowboys and started work on a side project.


Here are those two pages.

I also included on the the drawings from a side-project for a short story called Son. I have 6 of the drawings, and there eventually will be 10. For now heres the one I did last week. HEEB

I just got over a vicious cold so I couldn't work till tonight. Still hacking green goopies.... MMMMMM m

Sunday, December 17, 2006


I made it out to Shinjuku and saw a cool show with Leon Golubs work in it. Neat stuff and an inspiration to see in person. It can be hard trying to find what will be the best work for graduate school. Especially if it is different from what I like to paint or make. So I am trying to make avente garde art for grad school. Its silly, but then again everyone has to do it. Thats how I approach it anyways. It isnt natural for me to make really cerebral, heady art. I tend to like cowboys, and aliens, and artists who make an image for its own sake- rather than a deeper meaning. I enjoy comic art, and beautiful paintings. I dont tend to slide towards the edgier works. I think that perhaps the purpose of art for me is to instill awe amd wonderment. Maybe that includes introspective paintings. But I like robots and star wars concept art too.

I threw in a picture of a 'wires' paitnting I finished tonight too. I have 5 so far. Can you track all 5 through my blog?! YAY u get a prize. A big update should happen tommorow night. 2 pages of woboys and hopefully some new stuff. JOY

Saturday, December 09, 2006

More Cowboys and Aliens


Some more cowboy and alien love... wait that sounded bad.... More Cowboy and Alien Comic Love.

Yes yes. I am going to do a new series of drawings in the same style as the gas-mask soldier, but I need toloosen it up to make sure they dont take 8 hours like that one did.


The themes should be coherent, but then again this is for fun.


Thursday, December 07, 2006

Wall-Sized Bitches

Here is the final wall-size comic-style drawing. It turned out cool. It took a while to ink. The background is a mixed bag. I lke how it focus's the figure from the background, but its also kind of boring. Hmmm. Such is the nature, and you have to take risks. Ill see how I feel next time. Then again who wants just a black and white drawing? Well I do, but legibilit and clarity for other people is important too. It seems that with purely black and white it can be difficult to decipher what exactly is what. As wierd as that sounds.

I am doing about 2 hours a night now, but have been up to 3 hours of drawing once or twice. Ill try to keep this going.

Bottom Line: I need to quit wasting time on the CPU and just draw like I it is a job.


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Some Holiday Cheer

How about this little smackadoodle. Work in progress. but it looks fantastic full-size. its about 3 feet by 1 foot. I am doing a series of similar style/content. Really is it because of some of the last few Cowboys and Aliens have come out so neat.


Thursday, November 30, 2006

A big turn for the comic... DUH DUH DUH

Well the comic is cranking along. One of the takes me about 3 hours from start to finish. It'd be fun to finish the comic up before x-mas. But coloring is awhole nother ballpark. If anyone wants to get me a wacom tablet for free please do.

I need to get back to painting soon tho. I hate staying away from the canvas for too long. Its been a week. Hmmmm.

Any feedback so far? Anyone keeping up with the series?

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

well pages 1-7 are up on if you follow the 'SERIES" link.

its a pretty cool website if I do say so myself....

Here is some page 9 goodness for anyone interested. I am really chaning styles a bit here, so I am definetaly going tot ake the comic on a different course. Its a test project anyways. GOD there is never enough time in the day.

Thursday, November 23, 2006


see above....

Monday, November 20, 2006

Starting to color them...

After browsing the b log of some profesisonal artists it struck me that I am still not doing nearly enough if I ever want to become a great artist. So I am going to try and update this site everyday, and try to draw/patin for 3 hours a day. I am more telling this on here becasuse I hear that telling your freinds somehting makes you do it.

We'll see how it goes.

Anyways, here are some shots of whats going on now:

Friday, November 17, 2006

hoob heres another lovely comic... DERP

Monday, November 13, 2006


Big News. Jusitn Coombs art V3 is getting some good traffic, and I will have the store seciton up ASAP.

I am brainstroming ideas for including a media package with any art that is pruchased that would include some goodies. I will wokrout the logistics on my trip home this december. Shipping form Japan is a non-possibility.

Well I have been a little busy. Actually the bulk of these three was done in one day. It is crazy how much you can get done if you really buckle down. Its all about not looking at or God I love those websites. I also like because the Wii is going to kick your mother. It's that good.

The two comics are pages 3 and 4 of what is turning out to be a great experiment. I basically drew these in cafes and on a trainride from Satte to Shibuya (about 1 hour 20 minutes).

The painting is part 3 of the series. Wiring. I did a series of drawings in Italy based on the same Motif (check justincoombsart drawing section.) This series does two main things, both practical. First it is part of a cohesive whole that galleries love. And second it is keeping my academic paitnitng standards up to a certain level of abilty (I have given up on the possibility of finding a ude model, so my Charcoal skills are non-existant yet again... such things arent always possible).

I AM ASKING ONE THING :) If you visit the Justin Coombs Art V3 site what are your favorite pieces? Im thinking of selling the cowboy drawings on this blog for like 50$ apiece with shipping/frame and media package. Interested? Or should I make posters of some of my paintings and sell those for like 30$? What do you all want/ or would buy if you have 50-300$ HEEB.

Oh and whaddya guys think of cowboys and aliens so far?

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Justin Coombs Art v3 is UP


I am wainting on Paypal to send me verificaiton. They need business days. But everything besides the store and cmoics is up. It has been a long wekeend of updating this new stuff and building the site, but it looks much better and is much simpler to navigate.

Plus the store should be exciting as it will give everyone an opportunity to buy some goods. I am looking into making some Giclee Prints (because original paintings are too expensive). Another option I am looking into is publishing some big posters. I dont speak japanese so Im gonna keep my eyes open, and maybe get a good jap speaker to translate some goodness.

Neways. I am working on Page 2 of Cowboys and aliens. It looks better than the first page. I will be updating this comic on my blog and on my comics section.

In addition there should be a new comic popping up there sometime this week. MWAHAHA

neways. Ill keep you posted.

in the meantime here are some random pics. YAY

Thursday, October 19, 2006

well I caught a cold. A japanese cold no less.

I am studying for the wicked GRE to hopefully get into a good Gradaute school someday. IT IS A BASTARD.

The posted images are scabo pixelated (form penny-arcade battle royale)
I threw him in street fighter for effect hehehe

Jon Byerley is playing a tour through the US and that is pretty darn cool. He is playing in Chicago tonight. his website is designed by noneother than myself. Well you may also notice a few links on his site R broken- but not to worry will have them fixed here ASAP so he can get some good publicity.


The other image was a quickie of a comic idea I had, called cowboys and aliens. I was frustrated with not starting into this thing because I always have the feeling that now isnt the time and that I need to do more preparatory work. Well I said screw it. I will make the darn comic and if I have the energy make it better later- or even re-do it.

I think this is a good outook to have in general. Do what you know you can right now- and worry about the rest later!


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

HEEEEB (skanoofles)

Working on a new painting. This one was based on a simple line drawing I did of the hand- and I figured I would just make a painting that would be badass. It turned out great, after a lot of frustration and I am still finishing it up. Well heeb and a kabeeb.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Been working towards producing a comic using this cowboy guy, so that is what I am working on currently. I have been painting a bit,and think I will try and make some more in the same style as the cowboy man. Altho maybe more varied in appearance and a little more dynamic on the position side of things.

I threw another adidtion to the scabo saga on Penny Arcade.

Monday, October 09, 2006


Finsihed the cowboy painting, and have done some work on several comic-style things. Jordan and I are thinkign of doing a cowboy comic, so I will keep everyone posted. Not sure if I mentioned it last time, but there is a new cartoon up on

I will be continuing work on this comic stuff and see if I can get something going.


Thursday, October 05, 2006

Things are coming along well with the cowboy paintintg and some new comic style studies for a possible cowboy comic that Jordan and I might work on.

Another thing is I put a character in the Penny-Arcade battle. He is really just for fun- but a bigger purpose is for some good publicity. If I can link fanboys and jusitncoombsart and put some more stuff in my store maybe I can get things moving a little quicker.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006


I am trying to always get more and more art made. It doesn't work very much. Partially the problem si work and friends and life. Stupid stupid life.

One part of making art for me has been diversifying to keep it fresh. So for example:

if you are on this blog, and haven't been there- please go.

another example is that I apint, and draw cowboys, and then I am also illustrating a little graphic novel. Nothing too major, but another thing to make my ass get into gear.

Anyways- here are some pics of current projects. Please blog it if u dig it- I love ot get feedback.


Sunday, September 24, 2006


Dont know what im going on here but somehting has clicked. In the past I have done three paintings of cowboys and they have been some of my most successfull. In fact I have had offers on all three, and sold one. I am thinking that a re-investigation of this area is needed. So far here are some sketches that have popped up.

Japan is going very well. My students are crazy as ever. They are crazy good at ping pong. I play with them after my classes and basically get rocked and reminded that I am definetaly not Japanese. They are crazy crazy good.

I have been to a lot of juseums here and have just recently re-discovered that a museum is a great way to spend a day. SO all of you out there in TV land shoul def. go to one in your area. its 12 bucks and worth it times over.


Gimme some input if your diggin the new sketching route or have anyhitng else to add. I love the comments!