Monday, December 1, 2014

My World

For everyone who has ever asked me "What's it like in your world?", I off you this small glimpse into it.  It's a fun place full of monsters, cowboy monkeys, angry trees and robuts.

I actually broke out most of this on Thanksgiving day after the food had settled, then I threw some ink down on it Saturday while some incredible people kept me company online.  The right people, the right conditions and the right attitude floating around put me in the right mood to stay at the desk and hammer this piece out.  I had a lot of fun drawing it.

If you'd like a print of this piece so you can look into "My World" whenever you want, you can buy one HERE.

Thanks for checking this out and stopping by my blog.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ink, Igor & inviting Collaboration

This is a drawing of the Warrior Igor.  This particular one, I started drawing at the cartooning class that I teach.  Some of the kids watched me throwing down pencil lines and shapes and watched it start coming together.  They asked who the character was an I explained that Igor  is  my own character, then talked about who he was inspired by.  I talked a bit about pulp novels, Conan (the barbarian, not the late night host) and what kind of stories we liked.

When I was done penciling this, a kid asked if he could ink it.  Then some other kids did too.  I ran off some copies of the pencils and handed them out to the kids along with some various pens, and we tried some inking together.

It was our last class of the session and it ended in a very high note.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Stickathon 2014

I just finished up a daily drawing challenge that ran through September called Stickathon.  The idea was to draw something on a sticky (Post-It-type) note and share it on the web.  The result was getting to see a lot of differen takes on the creative challenge of drawing in something very small format and generally considered "not good illustration paper".  

(Yeah, I can be kind of a paper elitist)

I used it as a warm-up sketch exercise, a way to try out and generate ideas, and experiment a bit with pens and techniques.  

My post-it sketches are all still on my book case.  What do you think?  Got a favorite?

I'm in to October now and a new daily drawing challenge called Inktober.  That one is an ink drawing per day.  I decided to go wih a theme of drawing monsters and I'll be posting those here.

My first one is "The Thing Under the Bed":