TLiiD week 13 Halloween Edition!

Here is the B&W version of Mr Monster meets Doc Savage mashup. The finished, colored version can be found by *here*

What's up this week

First up, the classic pairing of Psylocke and Wolverine.

and this weeks CBR's The Line it is Drawn. Video game and comic character mashup. This is Iron Fist in Tekken's King of The Iron Fist Tournament.

CBR's TLiiD #10

You probably came over here from the CBR blog and have seen the colored version already. Well, here I am posting the inked-only version, because I like it much more.

Short story debut

Jared Throne, a burgeoning comic book writer, and I, worked on a short story together, titled On My Own. Jared was very easy to work with, and allowed me much freedom to choose the style I ultimately decided to use for this tale. This quiet, contemplative short inspired me to use a semi-ink and wash technique, something I never really used before. I had a blast working on it, and I hope I work with Jared again.

CBR's TLiiD #7 Peter David special

THE Peter David wanted to see more of our Superheroes and 80's TV show mashups, and gave a few more suggestions. I picked Adam Strange-12. Drew it in pencil, and colored in Photoshop.

CBR's TLiiD #6

This week's mash-up
was about 80's TV mixed with comic book characters. I decided to go for an 80's graphic design look, taking inspiration from old school Pee Chee folders, and a T-shirt graphic of Magnum P.I. I saw while looking for references. I liked the faded yellows of both the folders and the graphic, plus the hand drawn art that made the Pee Chee's a past time favorite of doodling inspiration for me as a kid.

Movie Poster Project 1

It's been awhile since I've done graphic design work, so I thought I should exercise my long dormant design skills on making some movie posters for fun. I'll be doing one every few days or so.

The first one is for the film Let The Right One In. Below it is the poster out in the wild for perspective's sake.

Deviant page

Finally, after a year of having an account there but only just lurking, I started my deviantART page right here: I'll be posting more stuff there for now on, but I'll keep this updated too.


My friend Jason suggested I draw the boys from the TV show versus Chun Li, Van Helsing, Rogue, and few other random characters. Van Helsing made sense, but the others I wasn't feeling, so I just decided to do a little homage piece to the Winchester boys, along with their faithful sidekicks, Bobby and Castiel. Likenesses, I discovered, are hard to get down. So hopefully these are close enough.

Maybe not Castiel, though.

Pai Mei

Via suggestion from my cousin, I did this little sketch of Pai Mei, the old kung fu master who taught Uma Thurman to kill Bill. Did it in Photoshop, all the while waiting for it to crash on me, but it didn't! So, yay!

CBR's TLiiD #4

Hey look, it's another The Line it is Drawn!

This week all about Saturday morning cartoons meeting up with your favorite comic book characters. I chose Lobo meets The Biker Mice from Mars from the suggestion box. My thinking behind this piece was to treat them like the bikers they are, putting them into a setting they should be all familiar with.

Next week's topic is going to be "put a comic book character into a time period other than their own (think Return of Bruce Wayne, with Batman as a pirate, Batman as a caveman, etc.)" Sounds like fun.

CBR's weekly sketch series #3

This week was WB movies crossed with DC characters. I chose Alex from A Clockwork Orange vs Batman. Having never seen ACO, I rented it and really didn't think it was that good. I guess for it's time it was something to see, but now, not so much.

Drawing this, I couldn't help but connect Alex's story with what could've been the Joker's origin. The original book of ACO, written by Anthony Burgess, ended on a high note, with Alex truly feeling remorse for his actions and making a change for the better. Kubrick's film adaptation, which was based on the American book omitted that last chapter, the producers believing Americans would not like such an ending. I believe if Alex remained a miscreant like he did in the film, he just might have become something similar to Batman's arch-nemesis.

CBR's weekly sketch series #2

Here is #2 in The Line it is Drawn on This week was a Marvel and Disney mash-up.

Among the 20 or something suggestions was DuckThings, featuring Huey, Dewey, and Lewey mashed-up with the FF's Thing. The inspiration for my piece was from the old Disney comics they did, with all the Donald Duck covers. I wanted something cute and friendly (and honestly simple, since I was battling the flu all weekend). Enjoy!

Heihachi vs Gouken

In anticipation (and at least a 2 year wait) of Namco and Capcom's collaboration/competition Street Fighter X Tekken, I worked on this little diddy today.

CBR's weekly sketch series:

Hey ya'll! Check the link for my contribution to CBR's weekly sketch series! Some fantastic work here that I'm happy to be company with. It's only going to get better!

Quick note

Hey all,

Just a quick update.

Currently, I am working on a project with UK author Lee Jackson for a comic book idea he has. I am illustrating it right now, trying my damnedest to get the first issue penciled and inked by the end of the month. It should have been done sooner, but having no real deadline can be, while beneficial for some, be detrimental for others like me. Too much time can allow other life distractions to get in the way.

Other than that, I am super happy to have my first real gig, though it's not a paid gig just yet. I can't post pics yet, but when I can, I will. I also might have to do all the lettering for it, so that will be fun.

No Comic-Con either, unless I can get a free pass or two to attend. I always seem to be able to get a way in at the last possible moment, so I'll find out the week of I guess.

I also have a few more ideas to get of my already scrambled brain, like revisiting some story lines I want to do while doing the Lee Jackson project, though that remains highest of priorities.

That's it for now. Peace.

General Zhang Fei

While watching John Woo's Red Cliff part 1, I had to pause and draw the totally bad-ass looking Zhang Fei. If you like heavily produced, four hour long historical epics, I recommend it.

quick sketches of horses

Realized I have never drawn a horse before, and figuring I'll be drawing my fair share of them in the future, I decided to do some quick studies

Old Man!

Realized I haven't posted anything in awhile, so I'll post this. I sketched this out last night, from a photo from the Sartorialist blog.

A peek at some of my latest doodles

I really have to get to paneling the rest of my comic, but I felt inspired to do some pin-ups for a change.

Sketchbook Dump 2

These two are characters I'm working on for another comic I'm doing with two friends. Above is my main character, Reas, and below is a character created by Jason Vellone.

Sketchbook Dump 1

Felt like sharing some of these. They're are just some character studies, for nothing really specific.

I usually use a non-photo blue pencil in my roughs, like most I guess. I have been in a hunt for a non-photo pen, but I just cannot find them anymore. If anybody has suggestions, please let me know.

This below is me trying out my new Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. It has a very nice feel to it. I got mine at JetPens.
A couple of more tomorrow!