Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Long Mandibled-Tusk Perch

It's been awhile for sure but I was inspired to draw another fish today. I'm not sure if it will keep up but we'll see...

In other fish news, my first compiled fish book is off to the printers and I should have an advance copy soon. I'll then start taking pre-sales, so if you're interesting stay tuned. I will be offering original drawings from the book for the first 20 or so books sold.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Draw Yourself as a Teen" Meme

So I'm going to totally date myself with this one... There's a "draw yourself as a teen" meme that I stumbled upon and thought that would be fun for a break. This is me around 1988/89. Yes I was(am) a headbanger, here's proof.
Come on artists, join in and comment with a link.

Monday, April 28, 2008


An opportunity to draw one of my favorite historical figures and post to IllustrationFriday, topic: Wrinkles.

TMNT pinup final

So Tales of the TMNT #45 is now on stands and I have gotten permission to post the final. So go grab a copy or two. I received some copies in the mail and it's really, really cool (and not just a little surreal) to see my stuff in a TMNT book. Awesome.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fishing For Terrorists - Cover

The last piece of Fishing For Terrorists is out the door. I've heard rumors from a few playtesters that the game is hoot. I look forward to getting a copy.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Collaborative Sketchbook - pages 12 & 13

Here are a couple of pages from some heavy hitters. Steve Prescott delivers arguably the funniest line yet with "Oh sweet Jesus on rye..." Friggin' hilarious. And Steve Ellis takes us into left field with the "Yogshug Megacarp" and the Judge Dredd-esque "Judge Corporate Lawyer". Sweet.
And if you haven't seen it yet, check out Steve Ellis' online comic High Noon over at Zuda. Beautiful stuff!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Collaborative Sketchbook - pages 10 & 11

Well here are two great pages, awesome because they are so contrasting in style and awesome because... well they kick ass. Jeremy's super clean penciled page and Sarah's strong use of black and her signature spiral scary stuff.
Jeremy moves the story with a great cottage/forest setting and introduces a villian(?). We see that Curt and Frank have now been reunited with "the Girls".
And Sarah kills with "Operation: Holla-Back-Girls!" 'Nuff said.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Do they make "Just For Men" in white?

I may go back to playing music...

Collaborative Sketchbook - pages 8 & 9

A beautiful page by Kevin Peake. I love the landscape shot and the frame layout. And then blam! in kick-ass-heavy-metal-pinup fashion Tess Fowler introduces us to "The Girls".

Red Dragon Inn 2 cover

Yee haw! It's done. This one took WAY longer than I had anticipated but overall I'm pleased with the way it came out. It's a great game and I'm looking forward to trying out the new characters.
I've included images with and without the type. I made a conscious effort not to go crazy with the background details
which just got covered up with the type elements like I did with the first cover but I did have fun with the background characters nonetheless. Notably the dwarf slayer guy with tattoos and green mohawk in the middle.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Collaborative Sketchbook - pages 6 & 7

It opens Frank's wallet that's what it does! Brilliant! Dylan Edwards of Feeps fame delivers a great page and follow up to Christopher's set up.

And in super tight form Paul Adam continues the witty banter and character development between our two mysterious travelers and introduces "The Girls"...

*Notice Frank's development now. Brilliant!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Etsy shop update

I have added a few more prints and originals to my Etsy shop which you can visit here or click on the newly added Etsy Mini-shop to the right (thanks Alicia!). I plan on adding more stuff in the upcoming weeks. I have a ton of artwork to unload so if there's something you may want or are interested in and don't see it feel free to leave a comment or suggestion. Thanks.

Collaborative Sketchbook - pages 4 & 5

Melita "Miss Monster" Curphy did a great job following up Brad's "What's that?!" line from the previous page. Enter: a big cat-headed guy named Magnus who wants his money.

Okay so after the last post I was requested by Christopher to "get to the good stuff". I think he means his stuff so here it is.

Christopher Jennings
did a brilliant job continuing the action and setting up the " gotta reach... gotta get it... gotta... gotta... " all important "red shiny button". What will it do?? The suspense is killer...

Friday, April 11, 2008

Collaborative Sketchbook - pages 2 & 3

Here are the next couple of pages. Page 2 was done by Thomas "Goatboy" Reidy III and page 3 was done by Brad W. Foster.
I especially like the way Brad changed Thomas use of an alien language explaining it with a "clearing my throat" comment. Brilliant.
Also Brad named our first two main characters, Frank and his dinosaur buddy/steed Curt. Originally when I drew him I had pictured a little bald guy in space gear. Thomas immediately saw a monkey with goggles and a ball cap. And over the next few pages you'll see Frank change even more than this. I think this is a great visual representation of how different artists see stuff and what makes this project so cool and dynamic.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Collaborative Sketchbook - page 1

So I started this collaborative sketchbook at ArmadilloCon 2006. The premise was that a different artist would do each page in a sequential story. Well so far it's turning out awesome, there is some great work in there and many thanks go out to the artists who have contributed. Originally I had this posted on my website but I didn't think the small images did the work justice (plus some of the type was hard to read). I just got it back in the mail from Mark Smylie so I figured I'd start posting the images here. It's interesting to see how the story(?) has developed and how the different characters have evolved.

This is the first page done by me.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

I guess the other 60% is football.

I am 40% Tortured Artist.
I know Art, I just don't live it.
I have some artistic ability, but it is probably a hobby and doesn't drive my life into a dark abysmal hole were I am alone and against the world.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Tower sketch

A quick sketch I did in Bull McCabes last Saturday while waiting on some friends to show up.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Red Dragon Inn 2 part 1

Well this isn't actually "part 1" as there have been some initial roughs and thumbnails but this is the initial approved line-work and a preview of the color work of the characters for Red Dragon 2, the sequel to the hit game of the same name.