Tuesday, March 27, 2007


A brief Hiatus, but I am back in business.

Here is what I have been up to as of late.

The Venom watercolor was my desire to get some more contrast out of the medium. Watercolor is hard to saturate, but if you can pull it off- the resulting color can be really shiny, or reflective. but it is a challenge.

As to the others- one is a preliminary color and layout study for the next in my series of comic-style large illustrations. This tank one has been a left-brain excercise in patience and immensity. The drawing is all to scale, and has soem really neat details in the final version (I am inking it now). for now though, here is what it looked like on Sunday.

Hope you guys enjoy, and I am excited to see how this big one turns out.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Well here is a new watercolor. Still practicing with this. I am checking out Alex Ross a little bit- cause I remember that he was a big inspiration from a long time ago. That is partly the reaosn I got this interest in watercolor. Another source was that Japanese manga is often illustrated with watercolor. It is a tedious medium, but is also easy to get some realistic effects. Here is the fruit.

I will not be updating for a few days, as my younger brother Parker is here. Be Back Tuesday.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Frankly- theyre not even good

BUT I knew this going in. See people assume artists dont make bad art once they make good art. I think I have made some pretty decent art. But trying somehting new is never guaranteed to have great results. This is the first time I have watercolored so please observe the fruits. They arent great but I wanted to more show my process rather than the usual best of the cut. I also threw in a sketch that was inspiration for the last big poster.

So here they are, for good or bad.


Sunday, March 11, 2007

The More You Know

Im amazed that everything in the past gets used again soemtime in the future. So if you ever are wondering about why you are practicing a certain thing, or leanring a new skill- just rest assured you'll probably use it again. This is the case with the sky in this new cityscape shot. It was made using transparent gradient paper that anga artists use in Japan. I experimented with it a llong time ago and now I am using it again.

In fact I like the look so much I might have to use it again.

I am trying to get 10 or 12 of these big comic-style drawings done, so then I can throw em in Ben's Cafe, and put em up for sale.

Another little nugget is to try new things- and to do that buy new art supplies or tools, and just mess around with them. There is no right answer- no right way to do it.

THE MORE YOU KNOW..... dum dum duh

Monday, March 05, 2007

And another one bites the dust

Here are the first Four

On the last one: Im going to experiment with a gradient print for the sky (should be done this weekend) but besides that, this one is done. Little different from the other 3 I have done in this style. I chose to go this route because making this one a complete black and white (without cross hatching) would have been very challenging.

I am happy with the feel of it.

Besides all of this I would love some feedback as to what ones you guys prefer or what not. I am going to continue with these and host a show in a gallery in Tokyo this summer.