I had no idea that the “How to Spot KO Transformers Right Now” article would be my all-time most viewed post, for THREE YEARS now. So, it’s only right that I do a sequel, or more precisely: an update. Let’s look at a few more current “leading indicators” that you Continue Reading
This is me going crazy with a series of six lines. I talk a lot about “artistic stamina,” something I feel is a huge factor in the execution of art. Hand drawn typography was my father’s thing, this is purely me recreating the logo using no establishing pencils lines, just Continue Reading
I realized I had never made an actual post about this. Working on expanding my blur techniques, still flirting with the cel shaded look on the windows.
He’s a tough character to get right. I made about 12 sketches before penciling this.
I just wanted to see how fast I could do a “G1 toy-style” Hoist, I love representing the toy-look. I’ve always enjoyed Hoists color scheme. I used Adobe Image Capture in the making of this, so handy.
I always give high praise to clothing designers because I am in awe of all of the different things they have to keep in mind while doing their work. So sometimes I do it as a hobby, the study of wrinkles and drapery has always fascinated me. I also really Continue Reading
I love movies featuring high adventure and/or swashbuckling, like Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, or (on the television side) Land of the Lost. Disney Plus has presented us with a lot of classics that we didn’t have immediate access to before, so I’ve compiled a short list of Continue Reading
Something a little different this time, my first Youtube video!
Here’s a quick little number I did, I’m working more with back lighting, it can really add something to a piece. I drew this with Pentel pencils and Faber-Castell pens and colored it in Adobe Photoshop CC.
I just finished reading a Red Hood: Outlaw TPB so I was inspired. This is just from memory, and I’m sorry his chest symbol isn’t visible.
The kind folks at Voyage ATL Magazine interviewed me about being an illustrator and graphic designer Check it out here.
Consider this list a matter of personal preference, there may be episodes that are more inventive, or better constructed, but these are the ones that keep me coming back time and again. For the next 8 blog entries I will control all that you see, with absolutely no impact on Continue Reading
Here are my pencils of Omega Supreme, focusing on major detail. I used a (0.7mm lead), I just ordered a green-baralled version of the P207, so I’m looking forward to that.
I was digging through some old files and came across this photo of a Mellow Mushroom shirt I did that was inspired by the style of Blue Note album covers.
I did this with a Pentel mechanical pencil, and Faber-Castell Pitt Pens.
Here’s a piece I did about women internalizing stress and trauma.
Many may argue that some of these women are “damsels in distress,” but I would put forward that they are women in dire situations doing whatever they have to to survive. Rod Serling claimed he wasn’t “at his best” when writing for women, but he and his staff of writers, Continue Reading
I try to stay limber by sketching in a Moleskine every chance I get. Here’s a loose, energetic, sketch of classic Spider-Woman, I used to LOVE that comic when I was a kid, so dark.
#1 Night of the Living Dead (1968) I suspect that many will argue that “Dawn” edges out “Night”, but I’m going to try to make a case for it’s place in the top spot. Night of the Living Dead is ahead of it’s time in a variety of ways: The Continue Reading
Clocking in at around $1.80, the Pilot Precise V5 is one of the best budget pens I’ve ever reviewed.
I drew this in a Moleskine while waiting to be picked at jury duty. I used a Pentel mechanical pencil and Faber-Castell Pitt Pens. This piece is totally off the dome, so it’s not based on any real ship or wreck, and the name “Halifax” is probably already used somewhere Continue Reading
A couple of things: 1. When I say “episodes” I mean “segments,” and 2. This is a top 12, so you may have seen a couple of these on my past lists. NOW, these are the segments that are mind-warping, that grab just a bit of that “Twilight Zone energy” Continue Reading
No, I don’t really know what it means. Admission: Most of the words in my typography work are lines from 50’s and 60’s shows and movies, sometimes a phrase will bounce around in my skull until I put it on paper. I did this in pencil and inked it with Continue Reading
I really enjoy it when Transformer art has a lot of the real toys detail included. Here’s a picture of Power of the Primes Battletrap I did, and I thought I would include a pic of the toy it’s based on this time. I penciled this with a Pentel Sharp Continue Reading
I know, I know, it’s supposed to be three items, but for the sake of depth it’s four this time. This is going to assume you have a lifetime supply of paper, make: unknown. My first choice is a loaded GraphGear800 from Pentel, it’s the only thing that’s gonna survive Continue Reading
Sakura Pigma Microns are some of the finest illustrating pens ever made. The ink flows perfectly and the metal tips are sturdy and precise. Some of the highest paid Illustrators in the world use Microns. I highly recommend them for any type of detailed work…wait for it…BUT, there is not Continue Reading
The Pentel Sharp P207 (or P205 for that matter) changed the whole game: perfect weight, perfect grip, supreme sturdiness, and unassailable dependability, but unfortunately the eraser is poorly designed, its metal carriage is too small, resulting in the entire eraser mechanism having a tendency to slide inside the pencil, failing Continue Reading
I drew this in pencil with a Pentel P207, then inked it with Faber-Castell Pitt Pens, then I scanned it and I colored it in Adobe Photoshop CC.
I really can’t express just how much a simple set of grey Faber-Castell Pitt Pens can add to your work. It will add depth to your black and white drawings, and when pieces containing it are scanned, they can be color-shifted and maintain your hand drawn gradient. The packs contain Continue Reading
For most of my erasing I use a Paper Mate White Pearl eraser, but before I go full-in on erasing the graphite lead from beneath my pen marks, I use the Pentel Clic Eraser to go over all the most important areas. The Clic Eraser is very delicate with Continue Reading