The Penguin

He’s a tough character to get right. I made about 12 sketches before penciling this. Please follow and like us:

Sometimes I Design Dresses, and Other Confessions

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

Omega Supreme

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. Please follow and like us:

The Pilot Precise V5: Pleasant Supplies

Clocking in at around $1.80, the Pilot Precise V5 is one of the best budget pens I’ve ever reviewed.

Wreck of the Halifax

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

It’s Not the Size of the Pencil, it’s the Color of the Lead

I heard Jim Lee (THE top comic artist of the last 20 years) speak long ago about non-photocopy blue pencils. You sketch in pencil, then pick out the best lines in non-photo blue and erase, only the blue lines will remain, allowing you to have a nice wire frame for Continue Reading

The Pentel GraphGear 800 WILL Get Your Mom’s Number.

I spent years using the trusty Pentel Sharp P207, but a couple of years ago, my favorite mechanical pencil became the Pentel GraphGear 800. The 800 has everything the P207 has, plus a more solidly mounted eraser, a raised grip where your fingers touch, and a sturdy, all-metal, tip that Continue Reading

Kat Dennings

This is a digital painting I did in Corel Painter 11. I started with a “pencil” layer, then used the various brushes (Painter has excellent brush stroke realism), and then processed the final image in Adobe Photoshop CC. Please follow and like us:

Shockwave

  Kind of a “Transformers Animated” version of Shockwave. Please follow and like us:

Flying Dutchmen

I’ve been fascinated with the tales of The Flying Dutchman, a ghost ship never allowed to return to port. It may have been based on reflections on the ocean’s surface making ships in the distance appear to float several feet off of the surface. Please follow and like us: