Saturday, April 26, 2008

Color samples

The above images are samples of coloring I've done. The Dr. Strange and Spidey pieces were digitally painted over my own pencils, while the Ultimates Saga is my colors over Travis Charest's line art. All three took approx. 2-4 hours for a finished page. The bottom two pieces were published in Raven Magazine and feature my colors over line art by Stirling Snow.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Some digital stuff

A colored version of the Spider-man pencils below and a work-in-progress of a Dr. Strange piece I'm currently finishing up. Both are done in Photoshop 7. The Doc Strange one is a bit different from how I'm used to working, which is doing most of the work/detail in the pencil stage and then finishing it up in PS. Here I wanted to try doing minimal pencils and then doing the majority of the rendering process through the coloring.


Welcome to my sketchblog. I'll be using this mainly as a place to post artwork and updates about what's going on with my life, mainly my progress towards being a published artist. As of right now I've quit my 9 to 5 job and am currently taking care of my three-month-old daughter. I use what little time is left of my day to further my career in the art field with hopes of either self-publishing my own comic book or getting work from an established company. I am also doing commission work and any inquiries can be sent to concerning that.

I am most comfortable with a pencil and paper but have lately been moving more and more into digital stuff involving Photoshop and Painter. With the wealth of tutorials available on the internet; learning these programs hasn't been terribly difficult. In addition to experimenting digitally I've been hard at work updating my portfolio to present to editors, writing my own comic, and am putting together a small sample sketchbook which I will be handing out at local Sacramento comic-cons. The first of these cons takes place on May 3rd, which also happens to be Free Comic Book Day, and I will have a table there.

The works above are examples of recent work.