Friday, June 23, 2006

Official Release Date!!!

I know, I know...it's about time, isn't it?!? Well friends, I'm very pleased to announce that I've finally set a release date for the new book. Though I won't be selling these due to my lack of copyrights on some of the material within, I will be sharing them with the world as portfolios and giving them away for FREE!! This sketchbook will be my first official release (but certainly not the last) and I hope you'll all pick up a copy to enjoy for yourselves! Instructions for placing a FREE order will be posted as soon as the book goes public on:

See "The Latest News" post (above.)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Styles

Here are some character designs drawn in the Cartoon Network - Nickelodeon style. The first image represents Part II of my Foster's character design test, which required the creation of four new imaginary friends. The second and third images are two of my original characters drawn with that same "iconic" look in mind.



Monday, June 19, 2006

Cartoon Network

The following is a compilation of character poses created for Cartoon Network's Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends. The first four images portray my blue and red pencil drawings (to the left) and a coinciding screen-shot of what was actually aired (to the right.) The final composition is Part I of my Foster's character design test. Each character was originally drawn on its own level, as were the various heads up top, which were included to provide alternative facial expressions.





Friday, June 16, 2006

"Neon Eon"TM

These life renderings are the first of a growing series that began as a simple experiment. My intention was merely to throw some color on a few black and white figure drawings. However, a Photoshop-tweak or two later, I stumbled upon this method of making an image look like it was painted with light! As such, I thought it only appropriate to entitle this debut trio Illusions of Light (Part I of the "Neon Eon" series.)

Monday, June 12, 2006

Figure Drawing

Here are some gestures, quick sketches, and comps drawn from live models with graphite and colored pencil.



Friday, June 09, 2006

A Few Personal Favorites

More highlights from the new book . . .



Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Re-working The Blog

Alright friends, here's the deal: I've decided to renovate my entire blog and re-define how the page functions! Therefore, please don't be alarmed by the lack of content posted at this point. I have already finished editing and revising ALL of the work that was here before, and will be bringing it back along with some brand NEW stuff real soon. As I continue to archive these additions, a new piece will be posted every day until all the old work is restored and the new stuff takes over!!



For starters, these are some highlights from my first collective work, which is finally nearing completion and a concrete release date...no, for real this time!! =) The book, entitled The Art Of A Chance Raspberry, will be a compilation of what I feel is my best work to date, and will include more recent drawings as well as some dating back to junior high! Everything you see above was drawn by hand with either blue Col-erase pencil, graphite, or ballpoint pen, then rendered in Prismacolor marker or Photoshop. You may click any image for a closer look (they've all been enlarged and quality-enhanced.) And remember: a NEW piece every day!