Monday, November 21, 2011

Space Opera Dude

A character design for something I'm playing around with in my freetime.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Beast of Burden

Drilling down on the creature from a previous post just to brush up on some creature design and get the cobwebs off my drawing table.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Life Drawing

Haven't been to life drawing a long time. Oh the rustiness. I like how these turned out but there were many many horrid mutant sketches that led up to the following. I really missed the discipline of drawing a model. Here are the fruits of this week. Hopefully I can make this a weekly exercise again.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kum Automatic Long Point Pencil Sharpener

I know this bad boy has been available for some time and that pencil dorks all over have been snatching these up, but no one told me about it so I thought I'd help spread the word.

For the longest time, I've been looking for a travel friendly pencil sharpener that produced a nice long point like the electric sharpener I have at my desk. I've had to rely on clunky, messy, battery operated sharpeners or this piece of crap:

I hate those stock sharpeners so much that I just carry several pre-sharpened pencils with me or just stick to mechanical pencils when I'm on the go. For years I searched for a long point sharpener at brick and mortar art supply stores with no luck. It finally dawned on me to search online, and BEHOLD I've found the answer: the Kum Automatic Long Point

They're fairly cheap, easy to use, and travel well.

First off, here's the kind of point you get from a stock manual sharpener:

It's fat and won't last very long.

To sharpen a pencil using the long point sharpener, sharpen the pencil in hole 1 to remove the wood from the lead. You wind up with a rod of lead which is useful by itself for loose broad sketching or shading.

Then sharpen the pencil again in hole 2. This refines the lead rod into a desirable long point.

Here we have pencils sharpened with (from left to right): stock, kum long point, and an electric sharpener.

The Kum comes in a smidge shy of being as nice as an electric, but it's astronomically better than your standard manual sharpener.

Some folks complain about the stage 2 sharpener breaking their point off, but I have yet to have this happen. I've used the Kum for about 6 months now without issue.


Thursday, March 03, 2011

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


Another addition to the sketchbook which will be available at STAPLE! on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Strongman Volume 2: Oaxaca Tapout

I recently wrapped the cover for Charles Soule, Allen Gladfelter, and Robert Saywitz's Strongman Volume 2: Oaxaca Tapout. It should be hitting shelves soon, so get your butt in gear and pre-order! And if you haven't read the first volume snag that badboy too.

You can sign up for pre-orders on Amazon here:
And here's the Previews code: NOV100688