Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Another sketchbook upload v.01

Some more fun digital brush & pen play in Photoshop.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Another sketchbook upload

Just trying out some new Photoshop brushes, textures and things.

It never hurts to experiment and have some fun along the way.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Sketchbook upload

Just more sketches done for the sake of trying out new line styles, some digital colors, and fun ideas.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Recent sketchbook drawings

Just a few examples of my sketchbook stuff with digital color.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Construction zone worker sketch

I've always admired the brave folks who can work in the dead of summer doing road construction. It's hot, smelly, sweaty, back-breaking, sticky and quite dangerous. I couldn't help but do a quick sketch and toss in a quick hit of digital color to capture the moment.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Travel sketch

This is a colorized image I did out of my sketchbook while on vacation last year. We were in line to catch the car ferry from Victoria, BC to Port Angeles, WA and saw this old hippie sort of guy outside of his car obviously trying to get a wi-fi signal for his phone. What really caught my attention wasn't necessarily his looks but what happened when the border guards came up to his car and noticing some recreational drugs that we could smell from afar. I think they let him off with a warning- but he was definitely a character worth sketching during my travels.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Bowler sketch

Maybe it's a Detroit thing but bowlers are always a fun group of people to draw. Maybe it's because they do take it so seriously.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Spaceman brushes experiment

I've always had an eternal fascination with space. Perhaps it's when my dad showed me the moon landing when I was a kid or the countless hours watching cheesy sci-fi in front of the TV set after school. Or even the numerous viewings of the original Star Wars on the big screen or the numerous Star Trek TV series, it definitely had an influence on me.

New brushes and new textures said I had to at least try to tap into influence with this piece.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Having fun with Joe Borri

My good friend and amazing art rep about town, Joe Borri recently had a close run in with a deer late night where he swore it got close enough to see its eye lashes. I don't doubt Joe one bit and later on that night, he needed a tonic to calm his nerves (I don't blame him one bit). I just wanted to know what it was like from the deer's point-of-view.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Sphinx cat request

It started out as a silly request on Twitter and how could I not help but draw something as ridiculous as a sphinx cat in a fur coat?

Monday, April 1, 2019

Digital armadillo

More fun with some digital paintbrushes.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

More fun with digital DuoShade

Sure, I miss the days of doing this technique on a chemically treated boards, but gone are the smells and the "How do I fix the mistake?" lines. It's the output that counts, right? And honestly it's a hoot adding a little bit more dimension to my line-work.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Digital DuoShade

Ever since they ditched DuoShade paper years ago, I've been meaning to try replicating it in Photoshop. With a few tweaks here and there playing with the percentages and line directions- this is my first stab at it with an ink sketch of Pan in a Turtleneck.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Field trip to a live set

A few weeks before the end of the semester, I was tasked to do a series of shooting boards for an Ally Bank series of commercials by Larry August of Avalon Films. It just so happened that on that multi-day shoot, I was allowed to bring my Intro to Storyboard class to attend the live shooting of the spot. The students got to see how commercials were shot on a live sound stage. The class got to see how a director, camera people, make-up artists, audio techs, actors, and a massive group of talented and skilled people it takes to get a commercial shot.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Convention displays

It's been a mainstay for the last few years where I get to draw mock-ups for convention floor displays. It's a little tighter than what I generally do for advertising and commercial clients but it's just another avenue for storytelling. One has to be able to explain to clients what their floor spaces at these big conventions look like. Adding little things like people, cocktail tables and other relatable elements really help them get a sense of scale to their displays too.