Monday, September 21, 2015

Whosoever Holds This Hammer - THOR

Hello, I am back with a new drawing! The Mighty Thor, God of Thunder.

For years friends from everywhere have been telling me how awesome Thor is to read. For most of my life I have thought Thor was kind of weird. I just didn't understand what was so appealing about with character. Eventually I got my hands on some Jack Kirby comics and man was my mind blown. Thor was no longer a blonde pansy but an epic space action hero. While the stories and art were fun I still wasn't too interested in the Norse god of thunder, that was until I found...Walter Simonson's Thor! If you have not had the privilege of reading Simonson's run on Thor then you are totally missing out. For me it is a harmonious mix of art and story. It plays out like an episodic grand adventure and less like a villain of the week comic. It's no wonder that I am inspired! Now for the art...

For this piece I started out with just a quick ball-point pen sketch. I ended up using my light table to use my new sable brush. I have had that thing for about 5 months and it felt great to finally put it to use. Well that's about it and it's kind a late. If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Storm Sketch

Here's the latest. My sister is staying over and working on some art so I figured I'd make some of my own. Sorry for the picture quality, I made this one in a sketch book so my scanner didn't pick it up correctly. So this photo is from my phone.

Continuing my work on the female form, I decided to draw Storm. She a member of the X-Men. I don't think I need to explain her powers, kind of self explanatory. Enjoy.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Marvelous Women

It's been awhile! My absence has paid off though. I finally finished courses and earned a web developer certification. We shall see how that goes, but you're not here to hear about all that! All you need to know is that I'm back in the saddle. Let's get to the Art.

Recently I decided to work on some of my weak points. I have been studying architecture, cars, and the woman form. All stuff that kinda psych me out. None of which really are as difficult as I've made out in my mind. More drawing of that stuff soon, but for now here are the women!

The first drawing I will share was created today. I have only had time to create the pencil work, but look for some ink soon. The goal what to study the female form and try not to get so much of a superhero or supermodel form. I am more interested in challenging myself to draw diverse body types with women, instead of just having a go to form. I was using some cheap sketch paper that I bought second hand at work. It has a tendency to smudge, so I prettied it up as best as I could. This is Captain Marvel by the way. Ms. Marvel has superhuman strength, the ability to fly, and can shoot out energy beams. As for her history, I'm even a little confused on it sometimes. If you are really interested I would suggest reading her introductory comics written by Chris Claremont.

Here is the second drawing. This was done back in January, I know I've been a little late getting this one out. Just as before I was focusing on the female form yadda yadda. I don't think I mentioned this but I used a very helpful reference site for both drawings ( This drawing was created on bristol board with pencil. The character is names Phoenix. She was one of the original X Men. She was telekinetic and telepathic powers. She also was possessed by an alien energy thing called the Phoenix force, which took her over and then she died. Then she came back, then she died. I see a pattern here...

That's all for today, until next time!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Projector Bot

Hey there! Here is my first work of art for my digital portfolio. I think only one person guessed what it was from the little snippet I showed. Anyways here is the complete thing. I was inspired by a sketch I created a few years back. I am not sure how useful this thing would be but maybe it has a CD player and can follow you around with your life soundtrack or something.

It took me about a week to complete. This is one of my first digital paintings and my goal was to try and push the realism as much as I could. My digital skills are not the greatest yet, but I am sure that I'll getter better and faster with time. Sorry to cut this short but I have to get to my day job! Enjoy!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Late Night - Can you guess what this is?

Burning the midnight oil tonight working on my digital portfolio. Spending some time with Marvin Gaye's - Trouble Man as well. Good times. Here is just a snippet of what I am currently working on can you guess what it is?

Stay tuned for the final result!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Totem Spirit Kitten

Hello again! Here is my latest work of art - "Totem Spirit Kitten"

This is the first painting that I have worked on in 2 years, and it felt great to be back at it again. The idea came after I made some ridiculous Wolverine poses for a new drawing. After laughing at myself, I noticed that I liked the composition and decided I needed to do something with it. Take what you will from the work, there is really no set meaning. I enjoy it more when people come up with their own meanings (most of the time they are better than my own).

Be on the look out for more art on the way. I've been busy studying so I've kind of fallen a bit behind, but I assure you new stuff is on the way. In the mean time, ENJOY!