Sunday, December 23, 2007

Shaped like an Hour Glass

More practice with inking. Trying to keep the loose yet tight style that my pieces have. So far translating well. So first here is a personal favorite, The Phantom, and then a small sketch of Spidey.

After that i sketched out an older version of Snake from MGS4 to go with the younger version i drew at an earlier date. So here we are Snake age 30-40 then Snake age 50-60.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Satchel Filled With Vials

Here I am, still practicing inking without pencils. Seems to be working out.

And here is another treat! I have a Plan to redo some of the Batman: A Death In The Family Covers. Here is a quick sketch of an idea i have.Merry ChrisHanukwazaa,

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Figure Out How It Works

So with all of the freetime i kind of get in school with my extended breaks between classes i find
that i can sketch bigger and with watercolor. Prettier even? Also my teacher had lent me a comic called "Modesty Blaise", so now I have to check it out and read more of those comics and books. Its like a female version of James Bond with out the gadgets and all bad ass and sexy. Also, I was told by my teacher that the artist(Jim Holdaway) for the comic strip never did pencils for them he just went in with a nib and began drawing. Every strip was as strong as the last. So it was a method that really worked for the artist. I'm going to be trying that more again and the sketches I'm putting have no pencils to begin with i just went in with ink, nib, and a brush. I think they came out pretty strong. So looking back at these, I had a lot of fun doing them. So i think I'm going to approach some bigger pieces this way. Christmas time is coming and all of the holiday shopping is over. Woohoo.
After that I want to show you something, I had become obsessed with this ridiculous movie over night and I want to share it with you. The name of the movie is MACHINE GIRL and believe you me. All one needs to make a good movie is a girl+ machine gun/chainsaw arm. You have to love it if you don't you might not have a soul and you should check into that.

Seriously, Check Into It,

Monday, December 10, 2007

Water Flowing Underground

Here's a really quick sketch I did a while ago.

Friday, December 7, 2007


Close to being done. With a little more tweaks.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

It Isn't Circle Shaped

Here is a piece of the final art for the machine woman. I'm calling it "Machina". Did a different sketch of the woman and used a piece of the arm from the other one. I'm using a different approach to this. Let's see if it works.
Love It,

Monday, December 3, 2007

Is this the way to carry on?

So again i want to keep this blog alive. It is a part of me and where I would like to be. Also, Once i receive two paintings back i would love to post them because I'm sure people will enjoy how they look. For now I'm illustrating a quote. Maybe too literal but its an idea i would love to stick with.

The quote is this:
"Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies." by Leo Tolstoy

So yeah the sketch is the main idea and i may change a few things with the medicines. But for now I'm digging the way this illustration is moving so enjoy,

Thursday, November 1, 2007

I Dream I Dream I Dream

Here are some storyboards from my recent class project. I have a post coming up. Where I can speak about some inspirations and updates on other works...

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Your Hands on My Face...

So yes, I go through the spurts of not posting. But I have been keeping myself busy. For school I have been working on many storyboards. My brother got married about 2 weeks ago. And I'm working on an illustration of the Band Interpol for one of my classes. And for that I'm using new technique. Just to show that i've been busy here are some sketches. And the painting that I have shown before in the penciled stage now i began painting it two weeks ago and it has been at this point for a little more than a week. I need to lay some brush strokes on it soon. Again I'll try and update more often. Goodnight.


Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Watch You Steal Away

Some random pages from a little project I'm working on. I'm kind of proud of 'em, so check em out.

Monday, October 1, 2007

In the Middle Of The Street

Here are some quick sketches...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Keep The Noise Low

I began my painting of the girl with the key in her mouth. I want to call it "unlocked". I've been very busy with school. Trying to get a more storyboards done to put into my portfolio. I do want to get into storyboarding and comic art as careers. I have also been sketching as i normally do and I have drawn some gems this week. So here they go...
The First one here is a character from of the Escapist stories. Really cool story about a female escapist trying to join the real Escapist, but he doesn't know whether to trust her becuase she might work for an evil organization. Anyway, I always like to draw the pretty ladies.
Another Midnight Rose sketch. I know you can't tell it's him but I just wanted to have one of those moments where the hero get's his 2nd wind.
And I'll just call this sketch, "The Crustacean Ressurection"

So yes a lot has been getting done. But for this week I will do two paintings for Assembly Required. I missed last week( I told you, BUSY). But now since I'm done with the storyboards I can get back to the weekly themes. Which i will be doing and posting onto that site.
So now I leave you with a process photo of "Unlocked".
Have a good one,

Friday, September 14, 2007

Though It's Shallow I Would Lie in it...

So i got an idea while talking to Roderick and looking at his newest full blown painting. He was telling me about skeleton keys and I just think that they look really cool. So i wanted to add like a woman's face enticing the viewer. Have a kinda of look like come and get it if you think you need it. I just have to find a way to make the key more prominent. This is one painting i plan on planning? Also i would like to use this on my postcard and business card.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

From The Glass 20 Stories High...

This blog has been in the back of my mind when it should be closer to the frontal lobe. My school year is back in full swing. And there is probably a sketch being done about every 3 hours now.

And since i'll be adding more sketches now every now and then more frequently, i'll have more things i'm reading and want to be reading or watching. Right now, not at this moment, but anyways, right now I'm reading crooked little vein. A book by Warren Ellis. It's very crazy and wild, slighty crazier than Irvine Welsh's books. It's a great book i recommend it to anyone who likes to read the word "the" you'll be surprised, shocked, and satisfied. I swear i thought i would go through my life without hear the words masturbation and godzilla in the same sentence. I didn't even think those two words would ever be connected. anyway read it.

Here are some random sketches. Two characters i've shown before and two other random sketches.

The lost two i'm calling "man and wife"

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I Laughed Myself To Sleep

Been sketching much bigger lately. School is almost ready to begin and I am awaiting to get back into the thick of the challenge of painting assignments but not those godforsaken written assignments for the academic classes. Been writing my story "Asleep" for which i am proud of taking initiative for. If you hang out with me i have told you about it. If not just ask and i can give you the gist. The characters that are shown right now are characters from "Death After the Apocalypse" a little dark comedy i'm thinking of doing which i have also started writing. Check out the sketches.

Things I Want

This is all mainly a reminder for me so pay no attention...

Madman Vol.1 Which comes out tomorrow
Image Popgun #1 OGN In November

more things may be added later.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Your Art it brought me to my Knees!!!

It's been a little more than ten days since i last posted something. A lot has happened in the past two weeks. Well not a lot but some major events. Wizard World chicago preparation and execution were two things that took up most of my time and money. It was well worth it. Also a great artist in the comic book industry passed away, and i know that its about 5 days late to say something but still, Mike Wieringo was a great artist and was an artistic inspiration to me. Also he made an impact on artists all over the web from penny-arcade to and all the artists on drawingboard. Just wanted to say even though i never really met him he still made an impact. Mike you're missed and still admired.

Some sketches of friends and random viewing:

Sunday, August 5, 2007

100 Fables, Myths, and Legends is back!

Heres the recent entry in the Series. Enjoy it. I've been a little sickly lately so i have had time. If you did not know this is the myth of Icarus. It was really difficult getting the feathers to look right in my eyes. I think i accomplished making them look like wings. Yellow and red were used to give a burning feeling to the painting. I gave this piece a little bit of chaos to show that this guy is not going to make it. I really like how it turned out.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

We named our children after towns, that we've never been to...

Alright so sketchy sketching has been back in business as of late. Right now just dumping them here for all to see. Saw the Simpsons movie this past week, it was alright. A lot of what the Simpsons has been for the past decade, kinda dry of humor but it had it's moments. So yeah I have been on a Phantom kick for a while now and it will be pretty apparent with this new entry, so... here it goes.

And two women that have just been residing in my head for the past day or so. Not real by any means( is that weird?). Just characters I will use on a later date.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

You look like a daisy in my lazy Eye...

I have not posted in Forever! Mainly because I have been busy with work, tired, and not liking any of my sketches. Recently I have just been doing scribbles to see what would happen and nothing... Then I don't know how but I got the old mojo back. I think it started with me drawing myself.

And then i knew i got it back because i started drawing the Rocketeer and I was extremely happy with it.

And update on 100 Fables, Myths, and Legends. Painting 2 has started and it will be Icarus. It will be posted by the end of the week. With the stuff for Some Assembly Required. Mentioning that here are the paintings for the last two weeks if you don't wat to click the link...

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Now Your Getting With It...

Had kind of a long day. Also for the day i think i may have thrown out the simple line rule for some of my sketches today. Wanted to let the pen loose on the paper. As for the sketch from days before of Midnight Rose and Green Soliloquy, I finished it and i don't think i killed the entire thing. I think it looks pretty cool. Here it is...

I have also noticed that for some reason the old superhero i used to love as a kid has flashed back into my mind. He is the ghost who walks, The Phantom. I used to watch the old cartoon about the phantom in the future and used to love the movie with Billy Zane as well. I think i may look for some books with the Artwork from The Phantom. Who knows how he popped back into my memory. But, He's there...

And another MiracleMan sketch that i was quite happy with...

Monday, July 16, 2007

Money For Nothing!

Thats what i need! So i haven't posted anything in few days... Sorry about that. Well here are some sketches that I have been working on. The first one is two of my characters called The Midnight Rose and The Green Soliloquy. Both superheroes but more masked crimefighters than anything else, these two characters i would like to say are inspired by the ideas of The Shadow and the Green Hornet, you know those kinds of characters. I have a story set up for them but i am always to busy to write and i'm also in the middle of writing something right now. Anyways, here is the sketch of Midnight Rose and The Green Soliloquy...

Next up is the newest sketch for the "Some Assembly Required Blog" The theme for this week is rock. First thing that popped into mind was the ever-loving blue eyed thing. This picture is kindly dedicated to a good friend of mine. Here you go Bryan! and whoever else is checking this out!

And for the records Happy Birthday Meghan Sbertoli!!!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Its a Damned Miracle

Alright here is the first pencil for the first topic at Some Assembly Required. I just have to do Mister Miracle for the New Gods topic. So i was trying to show him in a sticky situation and keep his cool. I like the escape artists from the real like Houdini to the fake like the Escapist. It shall be painted soon. Keep your eyes open.