Friday, October 31, 2008


go here...

and vote for me! #4

thanks guys.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

etc. etc.

just some stuff.




so i haven't really been posting...

but here's some stuff.

this is the IF for "clutter."

this is the IF for "clique."


Deadline is tomorrow for the Beasts contest. You all have work, so enter your piece! There aren't too many free opportunities for possible publicity in the world these days, and it is worth a shot!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

IF: Repair


Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Finished Editorial Spread. Not sure if you can see the difference, but I actually had to color it all over again because I didn't save the last one in PSD format.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


my mode of transportation
fecal face free fridayz
drawing and photoshop 

illustration friday
drawing and photoshop

Since I was absent last week...

Here the three concepts I forgot to post for The Mansion, a really horribly written article about middle Americans' eyes being bigger than their wallets. I like the first and last one equally. Not the middle one.
In case nobody can tell, the guy on the bottom is trying to step over lava. I'm considering squeezing all the houses a little closer together so I can have the guy bending further backwards, as if he's falling more into the lava than reaching an even-more unreachable mansion.

(The #2 type isn't even anything and the #3 type will look hella better...)


Friday, October 24, 2008

IF: late

this is a foto, since i have no scanner at home, but gives an impression, will scan next week...

FIN the last days of fish

more photoshop. fin.

scan. photoshop.

drawing. pencil. charcoal. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fortune: You Will Exceed All Expectations

This has been done for a while now... I just never got around to posting it until now. There are things about this that I really like and things about it I don't know if I do. I unfortunately accidentally saved my 'flat' version over my 'layers' version so I have no way of fixing these problems without starting ALL OVER D:

But all in all I like the drawing :P

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Color studies for 2 page spread. The composition needs work (and about two inches of width) but I wanted to get this step out of the way. In the final piece, I think there should be more room between the figure and hand so the background figures won't be so boxed in. I also plan to do the text in Illustrator.

FIN before text

Monday, October 20, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

color plan and spread.  The part on the right was thrown together digitally and the type below the title will be more in the style of the title in the final.

IF: String

Believe it or not, this was my first thought for "string".  I don't know how the color is working though.  Here's the original uncolored.


"Keep your eyes open. You never know what you might see." was the fortune.
I'm having trouble with the background. First I tried adding a texture, disaster. So I got rid of the texture but I think I need to make it more flat so that the characters don't seem so out of place.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Beauty And The Brain

The Seed Magazine article discusses how human brains interpret, process, and break down beauty. What I understood was that "beauty" (regardless of its subjective nature) stimulates the brain causing emotional reactions that affect and shape our perceptions. The three concepts I've developed are pretty straight-forward. I felt the article was somewhat heavy and needed a light illustration to get people interested.

The first is a sexy scientist analyzing brain matter, the second is a axial brain scan with a beautiful woman's face super-imposed on top, and the third is a male model with a huge cranium. I think the second drawing is the best because it gels with my opinion of the article: cleverly boring. I'm not sure how to push it farther, perhaps a photo collage? I'd prefer to draw it though... 

Have a great break everyone!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fecal Face: free fridayz


tracing paper color


photoshop with flat setting

i really need a crit. i hate this.
the subject is nasty pigeons

Sunday, October 12, 2008


drawing and photoshop


another sketch

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Concept Sketches-editorial

fisherman puzzled at lack of fish
fish all in the belly of the beast

fishing boat eating all the fish

the fishing boats reaching out to an empty sea

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


A golden egg of opportunity will fall into your lap this month.



1. drawing in sketchbook with pencil and pen
2. ink washes on paper
3. charcoal on paper
4. scan and merge 
5. experiment with opacity and placement
6. add tone 
7. compose and crop
8. fin.

Free Fridayz Fecal Face

If anybody likes to get a little dirty or grotesque,
Fecal Face is quite the outlet.
It is the same premise as illustration friday, but you win prizes.
This weeks topic was: 

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Movie beast

-Edward scissorhands

Lucky You sketch

"Perhaps You've been focusing too much on that one thing."

-it will be colored w gouache