Sunday, August 25, 2013

Kids in a Row

Here are some spot illustrations I did for the Friend magazine, September issue.  It was a fun assignment.  I inked the drawings and painted them digitally.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tumbling along

Here is the latest from my fantasy comic.  I've just realized that I do this comic story for several reasons.  One, to practice my drawing.  Two, to practice my inking and ability to create appealing line work over an already (hopefully) awesome drawing.  Three, to create a story that is fun for me and people of all ages.  I'm not one for vulgar or graphic content so hopefully the story remains kid safe.  Fifth, it gives me purpose to keep drawing and improve on my drawing.  This reason may be similar to number one, but often times I don't know what to draw, so this comic always remains something that I can work on, meanwhile improving my art.

Also, I post more frequently on tumblr if anyone ever uses that.  Check out this link to see more sketches and drawings.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Third-Grade Detectives: Book Cover #6

Now that all the books in the series have been updated, I can share the 6th book cover I did, from over a year ago.  These book covers weren't my best work, and I won't share all the covers, but this one I thought turned out pretty good.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Coloring is hard

Adding color, even digitally, takes longer than I ever remember.  I always think to myself, "surely this won't take nearly as long as it did for me to draw," but then I rediscover how wrong I am every time.  Either way, color usually ads more interest to things like this, so it's a fun little treasure in the end.  If I get around to it, I'll repost the first few pages in color, or post something different I've been working on by end of week.  Drawing is fun!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Sketchy Ending

     Finally, the last three squares of the fourth page in my fantasy comic.  I decided to make this post slightly more interesting by showing the sketches side by side with the final inked drawing.  This one, like the previous panels, were inked digitally using Manga Studio Debut 4.  It's a great program!  I still miss some of the nuances of inking with real ink and brush, but the clean up and ease of digital inking is far more rewarding.
     I plan on coloring this page as well as pages one and two.  I'll be sure to post them as they become finished.  Thank you for your patience, to the few followers of this blog, for my sporadic and sparse blog posts.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


It's been awhile since I posted anything so I thought I would post the next section of this comic that I was working on.  Nothing too fancy, but some good line quality here and there.  Maybe someday I'll finish the last section and then add some color.  What do you think?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Goblin in the Snow: Inked

To continue showing my process, here is the sketch from my previous post, now inked.  This inked drawing is a little different though from what I normally do.  Traditionally, I use brush and ink to ink my drawings.  I love using brush and ink, but it can be very time consuming, not to mention it uses up ink and wears on your brushes overtime.  I've never been a fan of inking digitally, especially when comics artists I use to admire go digital and then their lines look mechanical and lose a lot of character.  I think I did alright for my first try.  I used the program, Manga Studio Debut 4, which supposedly was known for its sensitivity in inking.  For anyone interested in inking digitally, I highly recommend this program.  I got it only for a trial period, but will for sure buy it now.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sketchy Goblin in the Snow

It's obvious that my comic posts will be more like twice a year.  At any rate, I'm anxious to post something new so here is the next section of the comic story, in pencil, and with no speech bubbles.  I do like to make up my own sound effect text sometimes.  This comic isn't so much of me being a nerd and writing a story of fantasy, but rather a medium in which I can practice drawing and inking while hopefully telling a fun story.  More to come, sooner than later.