Saturday, August 24, 2013

more practice

Unknown japanese science-hero team member.  Probably from a TV show.  More practice, but this time reflections.  I've got a painting of Robot Maria (Metropolis) I'm trying to figure out...that's a lot of shiny metal to paint.  Spent about one working day on this total.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


This was practice drawing profiles, as well as a test to see if I can figure out how to paint freckles. 

So can I paint freckles? ...kinda.

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Feeling under the gun, painted this yesterday.   Yup, still feel under the gun.  GenCon ahoy.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pacific Rim fanart

Saw Pacific Rim a few weeks ago, and I found it to be spectacularly fun.  This was drawn in red pencil, inked/finalized with my preferred type of pen, and slathered with black acrylic paint.  That's actually my preferred "traditional" methodology.  Often I'll draw elements separately & composite them in Sketchbook Pro; not necessary in this case.

Warnings From History! episode 117

This was intended to be a mock "Man's Finest"-style periodical, catering to individuals whose paths cross with those of a super-scientific bent.  "All-True!" type stuff.  Plus, I really wanted to draw a capuchin monkey wearing spectacles.
Fun fact- I drew a separate background for this, and filled all the shelves despite knowing they wouldn't be visible.  Included:  A Fiji Mermaid, a full set of World Book Encyclopedias, Inspector Legrasse's recovered swamp idol, a doctor's bag, a Hand of Glory, two volumes of The Pnakotic Manuscript, a pirate chest, a display frame of butterfly wings, the complete collection of Monster Women Magazine to-date, a large volume of De Vermis Mysterius, a skull, two decorative plates. and a copy of the latin Necronomicon.