Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mind the Music and the Step...

Some examples of my illustration process from the first rough thumbnail to the nearly finished drawing. After looking at the lively gesture in the initial scribble, I'm going to make some changes to the final art. I miss the arc in the accordion player's body and the pony's lifted tail. I often find the first attempts at a drawing are more dynamic than the polished revisions.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I'm working on a project that stars a cowboy. Here's a collection of sketches where I'm "searching" for an appropriate look for the character. Not sure which of these I like–if any. But I know I'm fond of handlebar mustaches.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Zombie Jamboree

I'm working on a short comic that will appear in an upcoming anthology of zombie comics. Chris Dahlen wrote the bleak story about a zombie preschool entitled "My Li'l Zombie." Not my typical project but comics are near and dear to my heart. I did a lot of comics as a kid.

Here I am working old school – brush and ink. Actually, brush and gouache. I find gouache doesn't gunk up the brush; it lays down smoothly and holds the brush tip.

The downsize is that gouache isn't waterproof but I'll be doing the color digitally so that's not an issue.