Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Don Blake's alias

Don't know why, but this guy came out of my pen while I was procrastinating from working lately.
Funny thing is, I don't even like Thor. But he was fun to draw. Yeah, I know I didn't draw his hammer. Hammers aren't as fun to draw as people.


I learned so much about drawing funny from illustrator Terry Colon's site. Go visit it and learn : http://www.suck.com/daily/97/11/07/
Don't let the title throw you. "SUCK" rocks. He's right on with everything he says. Plaid really is funny.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Feelin' Biblical

On break at work yesterday, I sketched this one. Threw some color on it today with Photoshop, and thought I'd share. Was feelin' kinda bad because I had to miss church to do the gig, so I guess that's why this drawing of the most famous giant of all, Goliath, came out of my hand. Also drew a David with his slingshot that I haven't colored yet. I'll try to get around to it soon, and post it as well.

Friday, March 24, 2006


Woo Hoo! Finally! I've been coloring digitally for a few years now, but I've always just taken my drawings and scanned them in to do so. I hate doing it that way, though, because it takes so much time to scan them in. Over the past few months, since I got my larger Wacom, I've started to do things here and there like touching up some of my lines, directly on the tablet. Plus, I've been doing a bit of sketching on the Wacom whenever I could (free, sketchtime is basically nonexistent with my schedule as it is these days, though).

Anyone who reads my blog will see that my first love is comic books and cartoon illustration, but many of you may not know that my "day job" is drawing caricatures. I own and operate caricature concessions where I have trained the artists, but I myself also go out and draw at parties/conventions about five nights each week, and I also get a lot of "studio commissions" from different companies and individuals to do caricatures for gifts, etc. Sometimes I get to do some fun ones that are a bit artistic, but mostly people just want a safe, cartoony drawing. I'm happy to oblige.

Anyway, last week, a big project came in that needed thirty separate caricatures, and they wanted them colored digitally and emailed to them. Well, I figured now was the time to force myself to "take the plunge". What you see here is my first ever, COMPLETELY DIGITAL, from start to finish, drawing for a client. No paper at all. Still working on getting my lines as smooth as my "paper work", but it's coming along, I think....

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


No artist should live in a vacuum. I scour the internet everyday for artistic inspiration. Every now and then, I'm going to reccommend other artists on this blog. This guy, Jose Ageda, is one of my favorites. His stuff rocks. If you haven't checked out his site yet, you have to! His colors, his cartooning, everything is just so perfect.