Did a little study today. This was interesting because I have always liked dinosaurs but can't recall drawing any. Luckily a buddy of mine had an awesome collection of dinosaur toys including a very detailed T Rex. I went with a little sketchy vibe today on this one mixed with some digital underpainting. Here's the excerpt as usual followed by the pic:)
Another collaboration of sorts with a user on Reddit. This time on the hot new sub r/BooksGetDrawn which really is my cup of tea! I love illustrating other peoples stories. So here's the excerpt he provided followed by the image I made tonight:
"Apprentice Zamara, what you see here is a circle of power. Etched into the stones I have derived a most perfect formula for assisting us today with your studies. Please, step into it and feel for its effects.”
Hesitantly, Zamara stepped forward onto the glowing patterns beneath her. She inhaled sharply, feeling new found energies radiate within her body. Turning and smiling at Ruik, then quickly back at the circle, she stepped completely inside, holding her arms outwards and tilting her head back.
“This is amazing, Grand--Ruik.” She laughed quietly to herself, opening her eyes and staring up towards the high ceiling. Then a look of pain overwhelmed her face.
Her body shuddered, grew warm, cold, then warm again. She could feel her skin begin to crawl. Then the crawling changed into burning; the burning, to searing. She struggled to make sense of what was happening, desperately looking at Ruik for help. What she found staring back was not the concerned face of her teacher, but a man she did not recognize at first. There was no black hood with elegant purple trim, but instead a pair of hollow dark eyes that seemed to contain an entire world within them.
Her eyes widened with fear, with pain, but Zamara could not call out for help. She could not struggle to break free from this foreign magic. She could not understand, even for a second, what was happening. But he knew.
Ruik uttered words under his breath at inhuman speed that were not of this world’s language. His abyssal eyes, or their lack of, shimmered and surged with dancing purple lights. The room was glowing, papers danced around in the unfamiliar wind that circled his study. Globes turned violently on their axis; quills still caked with black ink flew from their resting places.
The circle of power disappeared in an instant, and a mangled, bloodied body lie there, only vaguely resembling who she once was. Ruik shut his eyes and felt waves of tremendous knowledge seep into his veins. His muscles bounced under his skin and his jaw shuttered with greed. The Grand Magus fell to his knees, staring at his still shaking hands...
And he began to laugh."
Collaboration between myself and another artist online. He did the linework and I did the painting and beautiful frame.
Doing some stuff on /r/RedditGetsDrawn for fun. People post up photos of themselves or friends, pets, etc. and the community takes a crack at drawing them.
Here's a couple w.i.p. pieces lately. The first is an illustration I'm playing with right now. Messing with a Wallace Wood style but making sure I don't do it justice:) The second is the poster for an art show I'm putting together. The poster is "Plan 9 from Outer Space" meets "Adventure Time.
Finished this one last night. Wanted to try and push my technique a little further this time. Working out the kinks before I move on to larger pieces. This one was fun because my only real goal was to draw a car. After tinkering with a Rat Fink style piece I ended up erasing it and going this direction.
I love the look of old 50's pickup trucks so this took some design cues from a few different ones. After that I tinkered with the driver. I got him down pretty quick but the background was a little more tinkering. I tried a few different ideas, giant monster, nuclear explosion, etc. The flying car wreck kind of worked itself in at some point as well as the passenger.
Process is as follows:
Line work with brush
Second color layer
Line work with rapidograph pen
Final ink with pen
This is my take on Applejack, as an Equestria girl. Having a daughter of my own I already know more than a man my age should about the My Little Pony universe. Anyhoo I promised her around Christmas I would draw her favorite character and Applejack was the request, that and half a dozen other cartoon characters but we settled on the 'Jack. I took a couple cracks at this one since cute isn't always my style. Tonight though I felt it, knew I had it in me to make the piece. Hitting 3am now I'm pround I can finally move on and hopefully when she sees it tomorrow it will make her happy:)
He died yesterday after a battle with very aggressive cancer. Uncle John was one of the biggest characters I've known. After finding out last night I wanted to draw him the way I remember him. A little bit of Rodney Dangerfield mixed with Bill Murray and the sensibility of Hunter Thompson. Basically, a Maginnis. He'll be missed.
The guy and his girlfriend liked the last pixel portrait I did he decided to surprise her with one of her own. Hot off the presses, and here's the two together to show what a happy young couple that doesn't look at the camera looks like...pixelated. If you're interested in hiring me for some of your own, feel free to contact me.
Received a commission from a fellow Redditor this weekend to do his portrait in my pixel art style. It was a fun challenge. He also was an ideal client, quick to pay and let me do my thing:) Here is the final piece along with the photo he sent me as reference. If you are interested in something like this feel free to email me and we can talk.
Here's one I've been tinkering with for fun. Team at work doing a superhero/villain redesign with a literal twist. So mine is Doc Oc (Doctor Octapus) he will have a stethoscope too.