Thursday, August 28, 2014

Illustration Friday: Skull

I think I might miss the deadline by a couple minutes, to post to Illustration Friday but for the record I made it under deadline this week!  It's posted here on time. The topic: "Skull"


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Illustration Friday: 8/22 Journey

If you've been reading this blog for a while you know that I've been exploring the realm of digital illustration this past year. I've been learning a bunch of new applications, dabbling in digital painting and generally trying to find my voice as an illustrator. It's amazing how much of my painting skill has been forgotten since college. It's been a struggle and I still don't know where I'm going with it but I do know that I need to illustrate a lot more, practice painting and sketch every chance I get.

In a serendipitous search of the internet, I came across the site illustrationfriday.com which presents a weekly challenge for illustrators and a forum to post their art. I thought it would be fun to give it a try and a weekly project I hope to keep up with from here on out. The topic for last week was "Journey"... a very fitting subject to start this ongoing series.  Unfortunately I missed the deadline by two days.

I chose to do a digital painting. This is the first one I've ever done from sketch to completion without basing it on a photograph. It's still pretty cartoony but I'm happy with it for a first attempt. It will be interesting to compare it to my work years from now. By then I'll probably regret posting it and view it as an embarrassment but every journey has to start somewhere. Mine starts here.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Last Resort: Slinky

I trip down the stairs alone or in pairs, so I made this slinkity sign!






Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Last Resort: Strip Mining

My wife thinks this comic stinks. It probably does. To that I say, "Too late! It's drawn. I'm posting it anyway...."

I made this comic in reflection of my last comic. I thought it was amusing that this chicken character kept repeating on me like a bad bucket from KFC.  I didn't set out to make a comic strip about chickens. It just happened. Like all the other comics I've drawn, I get the idea by staring into the abyss of my mind and waiting to see what comes out.  Sometimes it's gold. Sometimes it's a chicken. Then I thought, "It's a good thing I don't do this for a living."

Ready your stones and rotten produce as I post and run! (It's times like these that I'm thankful only 13 people read this strip.) Enjoy.