Sunday, October 22, 2006

Skull Fudge 2006

Here's the new flier for my party. I'm kind of please with the coloring and the whole layout. Feel free to lambaste me.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Skull Fudge

These are the fliers I made for my past two Halloween parties. It's become an annual event and my friends who come always ask if I'm going to have another. How can I refuse? It's a good time and some wild things happen. Certain rooms of my apartment have been christened before I got the chance. What the hell's up with that?

Friday, October 20, 2006

Getting Head

Here's a little taste of an image for a flier I'm making for my annual Halloween party. I really love this time of year.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Remember, Remember the 16th of October

That's when I watched V for Vendetta on DVD and made this lovely, little sketch. I love that movie.

Monday, October 09, 2006

The Arsenal

I love to see what tools other artists use. Here is my arsenal.
From top to bottom:
My handy little pencil case, the col erase non-photo blue pencil, Staedtler lead holder, .05 mechanical pencil, Staedtler Mars plastic eraser, Speedball Super Black India Ink, Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens (S,F,M,B), Royal Clear Choice Brush, Hunt 107 crow quill pen nib and holder, a kneaded eraser, and my hardcover sketch book.

I have a few faves of the bunch. The mechanical pencil is great for really tight pencilling. The Pitt pens use waterproof India ink. I love the Pitt brush pen especially. I enjoy inking with a brush but it's just not feasible for sketching on the go. This brush pen gives you the great line variation, waterproof India ink, and its easy to carry. I also can't live without the kneaded eraser. It takes off soft lead without a trace. Same goes for the eraser pen. I don't like the sketchbook because its heavy and I've broken the binding without much effort. However, the paper is of good quality and has a nice smooth finish with nice tooth.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Jason Egitto

Here's a caricature sketch of an illustrator pal 'o mine, Jason. You'll notice a black and white and a Photoshop color exercise I did. It's the first time I tried multiplying layers. I loved the technique and I'll have to experiment more. However, I've come to the conclusion that I hate using a mouse, exclusively. It feels like trying to draw with my feet. I'm definitely going to look into buying a Intuos Wacom tablet.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Fries With the Shake

Here is the finished artwork, penciled, inked, and a splash of Photoshop. Aside from some things I like how it came out. Facial expressions are my strength while perspective and backgrounds give me a pain in the ass. I just don't draw that stuff frequently enough. If anyone can give me some good tips on rendering glass I'd appreciate it. More practice is what I need. I do like the girl in the dress at the end. She definitely has sass.

Monday, October 02, 2006

The Dress Unit

These are character sketches and thumbnails for another French unit. I'll post the finished drawing tomorrow. I just realized that this is the first time that I've sketched a sexy woman in a while. Oh. I also saw a cool picture of Robert Rodriguez in a magazine so I drew him, too.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Costume Designs

Here are some period costume designs I did for one of the high school French units.