Monday, November 16, 2009

Random Sketch Page

A man. A plan. A Canal. Panama.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Classmates 2

Some more of my pals in Anthropology class. Some great personalities there.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Girl in my Anthropology Class

She had a hat. Her hair is red. i drew it.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Three Faces of Eve: Explorer Girl

Three of a series of sketches based on a trio-of-characters stereotype referred to as "three faces of eve".

Three Faces of Eve: Thief Girl

Two of a series of sketches based on a trio-of-characters stereotype referred to as "three faces of eve".

Three Faces of Eve: Spear Girl

One of a series of sketches based on a trio-of-characters stereotype referred to as "three faces of eve".

Monday, October 19, 2009

Elantris Character Design - Hrathen

From Brandon Sanderson's novel, my own image of the antagonist after reading his fabulous book. Truly a fascinating, complex and empathetic character despite his steely efficiency. One of my favorite villains.

Asian Unicorn Dog!

this is a rather silly design, but i think fierce enough that it could be taken seriously, as far as magical shinto shrine-guardian dogs go.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Some Intense Dude.

Here's a dude. You can tell he's got a good heart, just barely, by the right image, i think.

Trying Some Cross-Hatching

I saw some other people like Jake Wyatt do this stuff years ago... thought i'd try it out and here's one of the results.

Mesoamerican Dude

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tarbosaurus in the Snow

I "One-Shotted" this with a bic ballpoint in church a few weeks ago- no pencils, no rough outline, just went to it and it turned out marvelously. i feel pretty good about it.

I love dinosaurs. they're so beautiful. You may notice the robust bones of the forelimbs as way more substantial and beefy than the actual fossil remains. I sort of gave it a big cat feel in that sense. but it feels more powerful with them in the frame. I like that it feels alive, not in a frozen, odd pose like some taxidermy bit.


I really like this guy. i think he'd be great for a toy design, or something. I just can't resist the cuteness of dragons and dinosaurs. they just warm my heart.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Paul Boren's Future Wife.

This piece has quite the story behind it. i wont bother explaining it. I just like the drawing! I like that she has personality, has flair.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Old Stuff- Ashcan Page and colorblindness

This was a random page of comic i did for an ashcan that Anthony and Jake got some people together for. We were going for a comicon booth. I just wanted to do something generic, typical and cliche, with barbaric peoples wandering across a hostile land, fighting monsters pointlessly. you know, the fun stuff.
They ended up submitting my pencils instead, mortified by my coloring job. To be honest, i did all of the colors in about 45 mins that afternoon to meet our own deadline, so wasn't too concerned about that, but was nonetheless stunned when they took me aside, sat me down, and asked me sincerely if i really knew jack about color theory.
i suppose i didn't, and after a quick crash-course by Jake, i was able to calibrate and adjust from then on. it really helped, i think- but it's always going to be a challenge with my colorblindness. I don't think it will become a major obstacle to me in the long run.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


An Oni. Props to google image for the beautiful character rendering. I'm no calligrapher. In retrospect, this looks pretty Mignola, but i'm ok with that. he's a genius. I wanted to do a not-necessarily-evil Yamabushi-style mountain ogre, who has a good story to tell around a campfire, and much traveling to do.

A minotaur. i wanted to do a minotaur character, since i hadn't done one in a while. I took the Assyrian slant, to mix it up, and in homage to their many fantastic sculptures emblemizing cattle as glorified animals.