Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Don't ever tell me what I can't draw!

"You see this little hole? This moth's just about to emerge. It's in there right now, struggling. It's digging it's way through the thick hide of the cocoon. Now, I could help it - take my knife, gently widen the opening, and the moth would be free - but it would be too weak to survive. Struggle is nature's way of strengthening it."
-John Locke

I think I'm going to try and do more of the cast...


Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Half Caveman! Half Cyborg!! ALL CAVEMAN-CYBORG!!!


When I asked the guys what the theme was last night, the consensus was a resounding "Finish what we're behind on"! Thank God I'm not the only one who feels that way, and I hope for readers sake that contractual obligations will allow them to post the bluelines and pencil sketches that were produced in dim-lit hours.
We were encouraged by John to produce classic sci-fi art, which always makes me think of Virgil Finlay...
but I ended up sketching B Clay Moore's National in sharpie over my Adobe layout. I split the difference between the Latour and Perez versions.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

under the influence

Frazetta's was the work that first made me realize there was such a thing as "an artist".  I knew there was such a thing as "artists" but suddenly there was this one guy whose work I could immediately recognize.  Maybe it was the supple... lines... he drew. The paintings looked effortless and the pen & ink drawings were mere sketches, but each conveyed action, emotion, story... and I realize my sketch doesn't have those things. But I was there, and I did drink, and I did draw, and when I got home I did dig out my ICON book and marvel at the work of a genuine master as if I was 12 again. Thanks for the inspiration, guys.

Tars Tarkas and Dejah Thoris
7.5" x 11" graphite on watercolor paper

Dealing some death

I thought about not posting this. Mike gets scared easily and no one wants to see him cry.

Frazetta has and will always be a huge influence on me, even if you can't see it. I wish I could've met him when he was still hanging around his museum. I'll miss the guy.
RIP Frank



I guess I'm the only guy that posts on this now. The others are chicken. Chicken and they're drawings are terrible. Why else would they be afraid to post? Oh well. I guess I'll be the only one to be awesome.

This week was influenced by Frank Frazetta as he has already influenced all with his badassery.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May the 4th be with you

Been a while. Forgot to post stuff. So prepare for a lot of stuff. Last night was Star Wars night. Here's some sketchy.