Tuesday, June 11, 2013


I aspire to someday have this mohawk.

Monday, June 10, 2013


Little bit of character design done for my friend Mike. His character, Robert Maddox, is a fashion-forward mad scientist who's forced to take a job at the local U-Mart when his plans for world domination fall through.

Mr. Calavera

Just playing around with Sketchbook's many fine brushes. I need to figure out a better way of adding color to line art.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Zeno Clash plaza

Zeno Clash 1 and 2 explore a lot of Hastledom, but I don't think either has covered where Father-Mother and her family live. Somehow I just sort of picture a giant nest tower. With a ferris wheel of torment in the background. The structure on the left is the headquarters of a rival clan.

Zeno Clash arena

So after years of yearning, I finally gave in and bought my very own Cintiq! To break it in I installed the newest version of Sketchbook Pro, and wow- Sketchbook has gotten really good. Sometime in the last few years they added presets for all the kinds and colors of copic markers. It's stupid, because obviously those colors have existed there forever, but it really does feel like I just bought a thousand dollars worth of markers. Fun! So here's some of me testing out the digital waters with some very Zeno Clash-inspired scenery.

Observation to Imagination worksheet #7 (form) (extra credit)

15 more.

Observation to Imagination worksheet #7 (form)

"Simplify large buildings into basic forms using the ‘draw-through’ method. Ignore the small details. (Do 15.)"

Zeno Doodles

Zeno Clash 2! I don't know how I went so long without noticing it was released, but I've been playing it and it's amaaazing. Rimat was my favorite character from the first game, so I'm psyched she got bumped to full-on protagonist for the sequel. I could draw her and her 80's hair all day...

Observation to Imagination worksheet #6 (form) (extra credit)

Few more:

15. Simba (The Lion King)
16. Sam (Sam & Max)
17. Helga (Hey Arnold!)
18. Aladdin (Aladdin)
19. Max (Sam & Max)
20. Jafar (Aladdin)

Observation to Imagination worksheet #6 (form)

Ooo-kay. We are a BIT behind schedule, but you know what? That's okay. Setbacks happen. Sometimes you get sidetracked playing Harvest Moon for two weeks BUT there's always time to pick yourself up and get back on track. Expect more multiple posts per day for the next few weeks.

Latest Ctrl+Paint assignment: "Simplify cartoon characters into basic forms using the ‘draw-through’ method. Ignore the small details. (Do 10.)"

Can you tell who they are?

1. Princess Bubblegum (Adventure Time)
2. Fionna (Adventure Time)
3. Peter Griffin (Family Guy)
4. Bender (Futurama)
5. Stewie (Family Guy)
6. Mr. Krabs (Spongebob Squarepants)
7. Squidward (Spongebob Squarepants)
8. Guybrush (Curse of Monkey Island)
9. Dr. Zoidberg (Futurama)
10. Spongebob(Spongebob Squarepants)
11. Heifer (Rocko's Modern Life)
12. Arnold (Hey Arnold!)
13. Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
14. Oblina (Aaahh! Real Monsters)