Monday, December 26, 2011
Here are some quick inkwash portraits of Shaun and Ed (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost), a la the movie "Shaun of the Dead." I gave these two illustrations away as part of a holiday Twitter contest. Congrats to Dale and Lauren, who were the winners!
Friday, December 16, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
My friend Elizabeth Goodspeed puts together a biannual art magazine, Domestic Etch. I asked if I could submit an illustration this upcoming go-round, and she FOOLISHLY AGREED, mwuhahahahahahaha.
Anyway, the theme is "Growth and Decay." I kind of got a little carried away in the Silly Department, but I like how it came out. Very fun. You can probably look it it several times and find something new. For instance, my favorite kid. The one pushing the bubble-mower. OR Boba Fett and the sarlacc pit.
Anyways, I'll let you all know when the mag gets published :D
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Here's the poster I created for our upcoming Super CookNight 3 event. As you can see, we decided to go with a fun Die Hard theme. I'll be making Slow-Cooked MacClane n' Cheese, if that'll give you an idea of what to expect from the menu!
Every Tuesday our CookNight crew meets. It's made of 8-or-so friends here in Lafayette that lurv them some cookin'. We take turns cooking, which allows for some tasty experiments. And we decided to share those tasty experiments with the world. Or, well, our friends in Lafayette. So instead of just one of the group cooking, we ALL cook. And we also invite guests to bring their own dishes. SCN2 was pretty crazy, and I'm sure this one will top it!
My Twitter/Skyrim friend Catherine commissioned me to illustrate her portrait. She wanted something more fun than a standard headshot to use an upcoming article. She is a whiz at all things internetty, such as Twitter and YouTube video links.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
To celebrate the release of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and to poke a little fun at Skyrim's live-action TV spot, I drew this comic.
Seriously, it's a little silly being a warrior and not bringing a shield to a dragon fight. You're going to get 1) burnt 2) eaten 3) gored 4) all of these things.
So, if you find yourself shieldless in the face of a dragon, please improvise.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
When I saw that this Friday's UL Symphony Halloween Concert didn't have a Facebook event to promote it, I decided it'd be fun to quickly illustrate a "poster" to help promote it. So, I came up with this and used it on the Facebook event page, which I just made. Haha, just helping out in my own silly way. Hope it gets some additional people to attend!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
When I saw Zac Gorman tweet that he was putting together a Final Fantasy IX fan illustration zine and announced an open call for submissions, I immediately decided I'd try and submit something. And, strangely enough, the first thing that came to mind was "DRAW QUINA!" Now, I never really USED Quina in the game, but (s)he is definitely an interesting character. (S)he loves to eat. And uses that to...uh...its advantage.
Here's Quina surrounded by her meals, which consist of a good bit of the enemies in the game! I may have gone a little overboard, but I did really want to be included in the fun, haha.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
It's that time of year again! My mom's birthday was yesterday, and she had asked me to get her Dexter: Season 5 for her gift. She loves that show. So, I figured I'd draw her a Dexter-themed card. Haha, it was a pretty big hit.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Here's an illustration I did for an upcoming bicycling charity event. I'm not really sure what the event is for specifically, but a member of the Lafayette Drink & Draw asked us all to illustrate spoke cards. So, here's mine! I had to throw Yoda in there.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Next up in my "A Song of Fire and Ice" illustration series is Davos Seaworth. Davos isn't one of the flashier characters in the novels, but he has become of of my favorites. He's similar to Eddard Stark in that he's a very honest and loyal character, but has a past as a smuggler. This not-quite-legal career path led Davos to knighthood after he snuck into a besieged castle to deliver foodstuffs. Stannis Baratheon rewarded him for this venture, but took had Davos's left-hand fingers cut off at the first joint as a punishment for smuggling.
Davos kept the finger bones in a pouch around his neck to remind himself of the past and the actions that earned his family their name. Honor from dishonor, in a way.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Here's another in my "A Song of Fire and Ice" portrait series. Brienne of Tarth, also known as "The Maid of Tarth" with a grip on Jaime Lannister's Oathkeeper sword.
I also have illustrations of Davos Seaworth and Reek on the way!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
It is dangerous to go alone! Eat this!
It's my dear friend Sarah's birthday today, so I whipped up this cake for her. The Triforce of OMG, LOL and WTF. Zelda cut out the middle piece, which I guess was the Quadforce of NOM.
Happy Birthday, Sash! :D
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Last week my Twitter friend Ryan Russell suggested I draw Swamp Thing. I've never drawn him before so I figured it'd be a fun challenge. Of course I had to add a little humor into the composition, haha.
The actual ink drawing is on 11x17 inch bristol board, if anyone is interested in purchasing the original artwork. It's in straight black & white, of course. The colors were done digitally.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Here are some of the more frequent (and usually more disturbing) cosplay sights from this year's San Diego Comic-Con. There were plenty of others, but we shan't speak of those.
Bearded Finn - There was much Adventure Time representation at the Con this year. Not all Finn cosplayers were children. And definitely not all of them were clean shaven. Slightly disturbing.
Plus-Sized Slave Leia - Look. If you're going to dress as Slave Leia, you know what you're getting into. Seriously.
Anonymous - Perhaps the easiest costume ever. That doesn't discourage many from donning it, however.
Fat Captain America - I'm not surprised that I saw several of these. I actually DID see one using his shield as a plate, too. Maybe they're trying to make a social statement.
Doctors 10 & 11 - Probably the most common costumes were from Doctor Who. There were SO MANY 10 and 11s that I lost count on the second day. The award goes to the parents that dressed their three children up as Doctors 9, 10 and 11, though!
Plus-Sized Poison Ivy - In the same realm as Slave Leia, but a little trickier because there may be green skin involved. A lot of green skin.
Old Indiana Jones - I suppose old guys think that's really their only option. Actually, a good alternative is to not dress up at all.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
It's my great friend Jordie Bellaire's birthday today, so I drew her a birthday comic involving her favorite Creepshow segment. <3 Here's my post on Tumblr if you want to help spread the notoriety ;) See Jordie's awesome color skillz.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Last week I was commissioned to draw five dogs for a lady. She sent me a photo of each of the five dogs (four Yorkies and a biggin), with which I put together this composition. She will present the illustration to her roommate as a birthday present!
Style requested: Mostly black and white with splashes of color. Drawn with ink and watercolor on 22 x 30 inch Strathmore watercolor paper.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I went ahead and illustrated the evolution (and possible future) of Nintendo controllers. I don't think anyone will mind that I stuck with the main systems and left out the Virtual Boy, right?
I imagine that Nintendo will further revolutionize gameplay in that the "Wii UH" (Wii U Hyper) will encourage players to work together, literally. Since the controls would be integrated directly into the flat-screen monitor, one player would assume the left half of the controls and the other would man the right side. They could lift the TV up and move it around for the motion sensors, which would be cool because you could hook the Wii UH up to another monitor (smaller, for humor's sake) and you could see split screen stuff.
For maximum ridiculousness, you could sync up several Wii UHs together and everyone would be running around the living room in pairs holding up flat-screens. Sounds like a pretty fun time, I think.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Our CookNight is hosting the second-ever SUPER COOKNIGHT on July 3, so I made this poster just for funsies. I made a poster for the first one, as well, which was titled "Gobbledown," as it was during the Thanksgiving holiday. Since this one is the weekend of Independence Day, it's dubbed "Eat American." BON APPETITE!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Threadless is currently having an "Adventure Time" Design Challenge. Here's my entry!
And HERE is my description:
Treasure hunting has always been a popular mode of adventuring, and one at which Jake & Finn are very skilled. It helps that people wearing bright yellow shirts are often known to hide treasure underneath their clothing. Also, shouting is a very important part of adventuring, as shown here.
Here's the direct link to vote for my submission on the Threadless page: Adventure Time
And, if this illustration pleases your eyes, you can reblog my Tumblr post to help spread the word. I'd love you forever. Let me know if you vote and/or reblog it. I'm going to do a THANK YOU illustration afterwards with everyone who lent a hand.
Friday, June 10, 2011
"The Goon," created by Eric Powell, has been one of my favorite comics for a long time now. Great humor and a nice variety of art styles, The Goon never fails to entertain.
So, I figured it was time to do some fan art. Here's our lovable roughneck leading a horde of demonic chickens into a clobberin' fest. And yes, he is wearing a giant chicken costume. TO BLEND IN.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Here's Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor. His psychic paper reinforces what we're all thinking and what he's been saying for the past two seasons. As you can tell, I love Doctor Who. As a matter of fact, I'm about to watch the fifth episodes of Season 6 right now.
This illustration was originally intended as a "Matt Smith practice drawing." I'm planning to do a more art-intensive illustration in the near future. With watercolor and such!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Well, here's a rather unsettling illustration of Cersei and Jaime Lannister from George R.R. Martin's Song of Fire and Ice novels. I actually inked it before Game of Thrones came out on HBO, so this is based off of my memory of the novels.
If you're new to the series, then I'll just say that these two are siblings that have a very un-sibling relationship. EEP.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Please do not try to find reason or logic in this illustration. Just feel your way through it. This past weekend at NOLA Comic Con, a few of the creators hung out on the Saturday night at a Drink & Draw. I was working on drawing some figure driving a dinosaur creature. I inked in the creature but left the driver out. The next day I decided to finish the illustration. Someone at the artist table behind us kept playing "Careless Whisper," which made me think of the Sexy Sax Man YouTube video. So he ended up being the dino-pilot.
Yep. And he must be piloting the dinosaur through time because there definitely weren't arrows back in the Cretaceous Period.
Monday, May 16, 2011
I've always been a fan of Lance Henriksen, from his role as Frank Black to Bishop to "That Pretty Cool Cop That Gets Killed Off Kind of Quickly In Terminator 2." I've been threatening to do some sort of LH fan art for a while, so here's a quick sketch. There may be something more time-intensive in the future, though!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
If you've played through Portal 2, you may get a kick out of this illustration, which is my interpretation of how our Animal King was born. This obviously takes place years and years before the game-changing "Animal King Takeover," as hypothetically offered in the game.
I really, really love how this illustration came out. It's a very different style for me, but I think it went well with the concept. Thanks for checking out my art!
I also just created a Tumblr, if you'd like to check it out: Birth of the Animal King
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Here's a semi-silly illustration of a Weeping Angel from Doctor Who. If you're not familiar with the series, these are alien creatures that basically only exist when you are looking at them. And when you aren't looking at them, they sneak up on you and eat your potential energy! YUM.
I included the original inking of this (hidden behind a picture frame, as a surprise) in a package to the girl who really got me into Doctor Who. THANKS, CHLOE!
Friday, April 22, 2011
To be honest, I'm not really sure how this Alan Rickman tribute came about. I had drawn Snape a couple of times before because he's such a fun character to illustrate. I then had the idea to draw four or so Rickman characters together. And that evolved into a BUNCH of them. And then I figured I could just call it a "tribute" and title it
As you can see, I tend to get carried away when drawing random things. I was considering coloring it, so if I get enough requests via FB / Twitter / blog comments, I may end up doing that!