Friday, December 26, 2008

Hello Again

Here are those Office sketches I meant to post previously. Been too busy. I just got Sketchbook Pro and have been learning how to use it. I shall post some results soon. I also got 'Facial Expressions babies to Teens by Mark Simon for Christmas from my wonderful wife, Lisa. I shall be putting it to good use.

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Office and Other Things.....

I have done a few more sketches from that wonderful show The Office. Right now I am posting B.J. Novak or the temp. I don't have the other couple scanned in yet.

Over the last couple days I have been reading through every one of Jason Seiler's blog posts as well as every one of Joe Bluhm's. Both of whose books I hope to receive for Christmas this year. I am hoping to be able to take Seiler's Schoolism course sometime next year and should be joining the NCN shortly. Currently reading Stephen Silver's blog. I am still in 05 so have a bit of catching up to do. I have learned a lot by reading through these artists blogs and they are leading me to other blogs. Overall well worth the reads.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

James Hetfield

This first sketch is my first attempt at sketching Metallica's James Hetfield. Obviously it didn't work out all that well. The second sketch is with the head redrawn and photoshopped onto the original sketches body. This is a study for a larger Metallica digital painting. I am going through WACOM withdrawal right now because I need replacement parts for my stylus. Probably will be another week or more until it arrives. There are some more pieces I might get to posting later.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

SJP Sketch

While watching the Sex and the City movie with my wife last night, I couldn't resist sketching Sarah Jessica Parker. Finished it up this morning. I think it came out well but there are parts I think could be better. I am still in the process of reorganizing this blog so bear with me.

I think the problem I have been having with my WACOM is the nib on the stylus I think it needs to be changed but I don't remember where I have my spares. Frustrating. I hope I can find them so I don't need to purchase more. Eventually I need to get a new stylus anyway since the side switch popped off of mine and one of my kids lost it.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Figured out why the images that I have uploaded into blogger came out looking screwed up color-wise, I have them all saved as CMYK for printing and didn't switch to RGB for uploading to the web. Now I am going to go through all my posts and edit them so they take up less space so I can use a different layout and still have the images fully visible. Bear with me it might take a while. In the mean time here is a Kid Rock I drew for the November monthly contest over at E Caricatures

Here is my entry for the December contest:

This is my entry for the monthly drawing jam over at the caricature forum at The Drawing Board :

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Feeling Sketchy

OOooooo three days in a row. I am impressed. It has a been an inspirational day. While looking through the threads at the World Artist Network group on MySpace, I saw a few things that made me want to draw. The first was a family photo of one of the members, that resulted in this quick digital sketch:

Hugh's Family

The other was a video of Terry Border from over at Bent Objects. Which resulted in some sketches in my newest sketchbook:

Terry Border Sketches

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

No art, just words.

Wow two posts in two days,lucky you. I have been working on so many projects some of which I am actually being paid for. Ever since burning my previous graphics card up my photoshop can't be used all day without garnering serious performance issues so I am taking a break from working for a bit.

So far today I have started a new Gary Sinise because I did not like where my previous version was going (except the mouth which I cut and pasted into the new one). I have been continuing to find a cohesive way of working. I didn't work on the Obama yet today because I want to be completely fresh on that when I continue it.

I am working on a logo for an aromatherapy company. That is going well so far (to me anyway) I am using Photoshop for it but I might eventually use Illustrator to get a clean version. I haven't used Illustrator for a long time (since I designed my last tattoo) and am kind of dreading using it, I never did quite get the hang of it.

I want to work on my Monk cast caricature later as well. I like working on several different pieces at once because it keeps me from getting bored, however I sometimes start too many to be practical. Many on the back burner. I figure as I search through my files I might get some inspired to finish one of them.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Better Obama

I started a new Obama caricature today. I am trying a new digital painting technique borrowed from Joe Bluhm I have been watching a lot of his YouTube videos lately. This one is coming a long much faster than my prior work has. I will probably incorporate some of my usual techniques into this one do come up with my own way. I have also been working on various other projects such as one of the cast of Monk. I will post some of that when I have something more on it.

I am going to be going through and organizing this blog better in the near future. At least I want to hopefully I actually get around to doing it. I have a habit of wanting to do more things than I actually ever get around to doing. Unless there is immediate money involved than I can bang something out pretty damn quick.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Obama troubles and other randomness

I redid the Obama caricature that I am working on for my promotional mailer.


I also added the mole to the previous version which somehow I forgot.

Still not completely happy with it.
I want to make sure that I am before adding it to the mailer layout, which I still have to complete.

Last night I was watching CSI:NY and couldn't help but think that Gary Sinisi would be an awesome subject so I started one of him this morning. I meant to only do a quick sketch but ended up working on it for awhile. Still working on my speed with them.


Monday, November 17, 2008

Two new ones...



These shall both be part of a promo mailer I am working on. Still need to tweak the layout a bit than integrate them. I hope to be done with it soon. In the mean time I have a couple of commissions to work on as a possible mural.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

New Site

Well my site is up and running. It is just a basic portfolio site for now. Ordering info will be added in the near future. Check it out here. Feedback is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Papa Bear.

Bill O'Reilly
My latest completed piece. I have a few more that I have in mind to do starting with a Kid Rock for the November contest at E-Caricatures. I also want to finish the Dueling Wonkas, that one has been plaguing me for awhile.

I have been practicing doing live digital ones on my daughters but so far not much success. I think part of the problem is my computer layout isn't set up so I can see the screen and my subject at the same time. Something I need to work on.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Corbin in color

Corbin Bleu
Not entirely sure if it is finished yet. Might need some tweaking.

Anyway I have been looking for a market for these. I am thinking about doing them as gifts for people. Perhaps look into the print market like magazines and what not. Not entirely sure yet. If anyone has ideas, let me know. Also taking suggestions for future subjects.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Jerry Seinfeld


I colored one that I had done previously in pencil. Been busy with other things lately so haven't had a chance to update this blog much. I hope to re-organize the layout soon but I don't know if I will ever actually do it.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Chef Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay
I have been working on this version of Chef Ramsay for the last week or so. Let me know what you think.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Pope

OK here is Pope Benedict, my latest finished piece. I am thinking about doing another one of Gordon Ramsey this time in color. I wasn't happy with the Ramsey I did earlier in the year. One day I hope to finish all the other pshop projects I have started but I have to wait until the spark hits otherwise it will come out like crap.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

First post in awhile.

Sorry I haven't posted in a bit. Haven't drawn much of anything recently. I drew this one today and have one of Steve Buscemi that I started the other day but didn't finish. Not sure why but the mood has been escaping me.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Josh Blue



Sorry it has a been a bit since I have posted. Been really busy with other things. Anyway here is my latest WIP. I should have it finished soon:

Thursday, July 31, 2008



This one is of the creator,author and illustrator of one of my favorite comics on the web, Spleenal. You can find a link to his blog at the bottom of this page or you can click on the image.

Michael Moore


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bill Bellamy

I have been watching a lot of Last Comic Standing lately. I prefer the original format for the show.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Office

John Krasinsky from one of my favorite TV shows The Office:
I plan on doing the rest of the cast eventually. I have done both 'Michael' and 'Dwight' previously but they are from before I had a clue of what I was doing.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Larry David (almost finished 7/21@1amEST)

Since lately I can't stop myself from drawing, I started yet another piece last night.
While doing the pencil version I couldn't help but decide to start coloring this one in. Here is the progression thus far:
Larry David
Not quite happy with the hair as it looks on screen in RGB. In pshop in the CMYK colorspace it looks a bit better. Going to rework that part a bit.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Christopher Eccleston

Drawn for a few of my friends from WAN.

By Request

Since Terry, the master of Bent Objects took the time to make a couple of requests, I took the time to grant them. Only finished with one so far:

Friday, July 11, 2008

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Corbin Bleu

I came across my daughters High School Musical poster book and couldn't help but draw him. Probably going to color it digitally. Not sure though. Depends I have some other projects I am working on. One of these days I will remember to erase all the background. I have noticed some stay parts on some of these. Never notice them until I post. AAaargghh....

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Dr. is in. (Finished 7/9/08 8:41EST)

I am going to attempt something I haven't tried yet. Coloring a caricature digitally. I am going to see if I can get the results I want faster than if I were to use colored pencils. If not than I am going to use colored pencils for future colored attempts.


Some progress shots:
Finished with it. I am happy with how it came out.