Sunday, November 16, 2008

DC Completed.

Daniel Craig

Quantum of Solace was excellent.

[ Gouache and color pencils on a gray Canson Mi-Tientes paper + Photoshop ]

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Can't Wait for Quantum of Solace!

Here is a personal piece I have been working on.. a stylized portrait of Daniel Craig.

I would say it's about 85% done right now, trying to establish a more defined focal point. The colors are meh because it's a photo not a scan.

He was super challenging to capture because 1) his head shape changes at every angle, 2) BLONDE (esp eyebrows), and 3) one of the oldest people I've drawn. I like how it's rendering out so far.

ANY input would be much much appreciated!

[ Gouache and color pencils on a gray Canson Mi-Tientes paper ]

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Illu, Doodles, and A Link.

Wow, I didn't realize it's been so long since I last posted!

Here is a little freelance thingy I did for Jorden Magazine.

Gouache and color pencils on Canson Mi-Tinte paper. It's a lot more vibrant in person and I love it.

A couple of doodles:

Also it's been a while since I posted artist links, so here we go. Kyle T. Webster has a blog, The Daily Figure, where he posts a figure drawing every day. The commitment is impressing, as well as the simple yet sophisticated line qualities of these figures. He gets the pose down with just a few strokes.

Yeah, totally awesome.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


We went to the Jacksonville Zoo today, and I got to sketch animals from life!

I personally enjoyed drawing the monkeys the most. Unfortunately they didn't have all the monkeys on exhibit today (like chimps), but oh well. It was still a great time.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Audrey Tautou.
I like the one on the right WAY better.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Marvel According to Yukiko Adachi

Drawn with absolutely no reference and awful memory.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd.
I love musicals but this one was a bit too much gore for me.

Friday, July 11, 2008

I Heart Drawing Faces.

Delirious doodling at the Charlotte airport, done while sipping on coffee (I NEVER DRINK COFFEE).

Amanda Bynes in Sydney White.

Some quick faces at a Drink & Draw last night.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Jonas Brothers

Nick, Joe and Kevin.

Drawn on a paper napkin at a pizza place, no reference.

It's been a while since I've done a full-finished caricature... I may do these guys to add to my Disney series (currently consisting of Zefron and Miley.)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Two Boys.

Couple more new pieces:

Gouache on wood, with subtle scanned textures added in Photoshop.

Ink dyes on illustration board, scanned textures added in Photoshop.

I've always preferred working on traditional media over digital but I really enjoy utilizing digital tools to enhance non-digital things.
The forgivingness and the range of possible experimentations of Photoshop is just as good as the unpredictability of traditional media.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wood Paintingz

Some of the sketches from the previous entry done in color:

Gouache & color pencils on wood, enhanced in Photoshop.
I had been wanting to do more wood painting, and applying subtle textures digitally. Here are my results, I'm definitely more happy with the first one than the second. I like how bright the green came out (and that wasn't digital, the gouache was super bright).

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Doodles From The Past Week Or So

I drew this one in a dark theater, and while I enjoy the nervous linework it resulted in, I ended up getting myself a little booklight so I don't go blind in a few years.

I like this one a lot, I might take it to finish.


Also, I got myself a Behance site. Check me out and give me some thumbs ups!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Archive Galore

I have revamped the Home Base, and am moving some older pieces here for archiving:

A poster I did for Ska Weekend 2007. Spring 2007; Photoshop.

An editorial piece on women's pay equality, it won third place & honorable mention for a competition sponsored by American Association of University Women and SCAD Career Services Department. March 2007; Ink dyes, gouache, & color pencils.

A skateboard I painted in acrylics for a gallery show in Atlanta last summer.

Wine label design. Fall 2006; Gouache & color pencils.

Stamp design about childhood. Winter 2007; Photoshop.

Cover & pages from my children's book, which can be read HERE. Fall 2006; Gouache, color pencils, & Photoshop.

Painted from a life model, approx 2 hours. Spring 2007; oils.

Also painted from a life model, approx 2 hours. Spring 2007; oils.

Drawn from life, approx 30 min. Spring 2007; charcoal.

Assignment about this incident. Fall 2006; Gouache & ink.

Self-portrait. Early 2006; C.F. Payne technique.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

An Apple A Day...

Just doodlin' on the school Cintiq.

Also, here is a link to Lobaton, an amazing caricature artist. I really admire his illustrations because it is a prime example of "less is more." I love how simplified YET still very recognizable these faces are.
(MUTE your speakers first, the intro page has music...)

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Here is a preview of the piece I was working on in the previous post. I've actually made several versions of this piece so this particular one may not be the final. Regardless, it's gouache + color pencils, with ink dye textures combined in Photoshop.

I also have a ton of fun personal projects in progress/brainstormed up! More on that soon.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Gossip Girl Boys

The Boys of Gossip Girl.

Here is a piece in progress that I am doing for fun. You can see my color comps on the laptop screen. It's gouache on green Canson Mi-Tinte paper, and am adding color pencils now to bump things up.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

More Desperate Housewives

James Denton as Mike Delfino, Nicollette Sheridan as Edie Britt, and Rachel Fox as Kayla Huntington.