Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sophisticated Owl (traditional)

Painted this owl (acrylic on wood) as a late bday present for my friend - the progress pics are a little off on color because it was cloudy on certain days.. ill definitely have to paint more on wood panel! it was really fun :)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Portrait of Josh Viola

Josh asked me to paint a portrait of him for his author bio info. Go check him out

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Bane of Yoto

Well this took forever.. lol. I started this over a year ago hoping to finish it in time for comic-con, but I never met that goal. I gave up on it because I wasn't sure how to make it better. After a year of working on my craft, I came back with a vengeance! In the step by step shots, I gave up at the 3rd image. There was so much work put into this, the progress kinda jumps up really quick, whoops! If you havent yet, go check out the book The Bane of Yoto by Josh Viola. Get the app, download the ebook, audiobook, prequel etc - tons of stuff for it!

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Daisy from Danny Luvisi's book Last Man Standing!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

1 hr sketch

About a 1 hour sketch/study - I really wanted to emphasize the orange bounce light and slight subsurface scattering in the nose and lips. I'll do another quick study with a heavy subsurface light source.. Aaaaannd completely unrelated to drawing, I want to document how to use Z-depth for focus and fog - before i forget.. Open image Paste the zdepth as a new layer on top go to channels window and Ctrl+left click rgb layer use this as new alpha layer deselect and select regular layer filters-->blur-->lens blur click on the image where you want it in focus adjust radius to increase/decrease the amount of blur needed cool! now for fog.. not quite sure, but invert zdepth and mess with blending modes such as exclusion