Sunday, April 10, 2016

BRAINSICK: The Binding Tongue

The Binding Tongue
9x12 technical pen on Canson Montval watercolor paper

"The Binding Tongue" is a continuation of my INKtober-type Brainsick work. I aim to produce one each month until Rose City Comic Con in September! (I should squeeze in another Oaxacan Animal somewhere, too...) Again, I initially shared these photos on my Instagram account.

Paranoid will forever be my go-to art therapy dog. <3 p="">

Saturday, March 5, 2016

BRAINSICK: Lucidity As Food For Madness

Lucidity As Food For Madness
9x12 technical pen on Canson Montval watercolor paper

"Lucidity As Food For Madness" is based off a notebook cover I designed in 2009. It's the type of illustration I would like to have produced for INKvember - but better late than never!

Taking photos with my new phone is a blast; I've taken over 700 since getting the darn thing in January. Having it linked to Dropbox means I can download photos to my computer without worrying about a camera cable. Aaaaah, simplicity. Makes photographing my artwork that much faster.

I'm going to exhibit at Rose City Comic Con again this year. Need to make some new illustrations to sell as prints!

Rough sketch drawn with Staedtler Mars Graphic 3000 duo
and some Prismacolor marker.

Mirrors are helpful for drawing expressions...
which I need to practice more often!
2009 notebook cover on left.

Square photos are fun!

Took my work to Rockaway Beach for a little getaway.

Pentel G-Tec-C used for extremely fine lines.

I shared a handful of these progress photos on my Instagram account. It's a little addicting, but I need to put more focus into cross-posting to my main art hubs.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Missing INKvember Scans (aka Hello, 2016!)

Some of you may remember that INKvember was a thing I wanted to do.

...Yeah. Sometimes plans don't pan out.

My goal was to create a handful of polished drawings. "Gravity's Angel" was the one full illustration I made. But I did complete several sketches and rough paintings I liked; hope you enjoy them.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

INKvember #1!

INKvember #1: Gravity's Angel (redux)
9x12 technical pen on Stonehenge paper

Yeah, I know: 'INKvember' is sooo creative. But! - it's a continuation of INKtober, so why not?

I'm not after daily drawings this month; my goal is to create a handful of polished drawings. Subject matter will cover Brainsick, Legacy, KriMauTai, and more.

This is the look I need to continue developing. I love having pieces I can work on over the course of a few or several days. Something to unwind with after working retail!

For inspiration, I referred to Sergio Toppi's incomparable Sharaz-De: Tales from the Arabian Nights. I wanted to play with composition and negative space.

Original INKtober concepts.

Desk setup, plus Toppi's Sharaz-De.

Stippling: my former artsy arch-nemesis is now one of my greatest stress-reducers.

Original version followed by digitally-altered variations.
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