Jesus!! Sorry that it has been so long since I updated my website. A lot has happened recently. I finally got my puppy so that has been a lot of work and time, and I recently brought on a friend to help shoulder some of the writing load for Bloodshed. We have been killing it lately, and are writing what I think is some really exciting stuff. In the mean time here is some new art from chapter 2 of Bloodshed.
Felt like doing a little fan art today of Hellboy. Mike Mignola is one of my all time favorite artists and heroes.
Here is a fun Stranger Things piece I just finished.
Work on Bloodshed is going great. The first chapter art is pretty much done. Now I just have to take a few days to do all the lettering and boom! One chapter in the books. Here is a little bit of art from it.
So its been a little while since I have done anything on this website and I thinks its about time that I stop neglecting it. Here are a few images I did over the Halloween season, and some I did while in Maine with my girlfriend. I also updated the gallery/portfolio section of the website. These were all kinda quick paint/sketches.
Felt like painting this after watching Underworld Evolution today. It was nice to take a break from Bloodshed. It is also fun to watch my style evolve into a much more graphic stylized approach. I love true blacks and the old super painted style made me stray away from them. Anyways this is just a quick fan art piece I did of Marcus and William. Enjoy.
New Spawn movie is finally happening!!!!!!!!! Im so excited I decided to do a quick spawn sketch to start the day.
Hello all! Here is the first Jon and Arya piece. I had a really good time on this one and like I said before I’m gonna do another one with a different composition so keep an eye out for it. Also about to dive back into the book and there are some really big changes coming for that also. Thanks for looking.
Well Vancouver was beautiful and my lady and I had a lot of fun. Today is my first day getting back to my normal schedule. This was a really fun piece to do. I came up with it after seeing the movie Logan. I honestly didn’t expect the movie to hit me the way it did. It really was just an incredible movie not just a super hero movie. And I’m not gonna lie it hit me pretty hard emotionally. It was very hard to say goodbye to such an iconic character. Haha I know he isn't real but I totally grew up with this guy being one of my all time favorite heroes. I took a much different approach to this painting in the way that I never really just buried myself in it like I usually do with my pieces. I would bring this guy out and work on it an hour here an hour there and I honestly enjoyed the process so much more. I found that I never dreaded working on it. I think over the years I have developed so bad habits in my process. So after finishing this guy and seeing the results I have decided to adopt a much more relaxing way to work. The goal is to work on pieces for no more than 2-3 hours a day and just have more pieces going at once. And if I don't feel like working on a particular piece then I don't work on it. This for me is just a much healthier way to work I think. I don't grow to dread or hate my paintings. Instead I find myself wanting to work on them, and in the end I think the end result is just much better. You do your best work when you enjoy what you do, and I think I have finally realized that. Right now while I'm trying to build a following and make a name for myself I’m not making any money, so why not do whatever the hell I want. Well thanks for looking and I really hope you all enjoy this piece. Like always feel free to drop me a comment or whatever. Got some fun stuff planned so keep your eyes out.
Hello all. Been a few days since I blogged. Sorry I’m still trying to get into the habit of doing it every day. Hope everyone is enjoying memorial day. This is just some sketching I was doing of an upcoming character I will be introducing to Bloodshed. Not gonna go into who she is but she is gonna be one of the main characters more than likely. Also not sure if this is what she will look like. Will probably be doing some photoshop paintings of her soon to really work out her armor and costume stuff. Been nice doing most pencil sketching but i think its about time to get back to the paint grind. I have a lot of stuff that needs to get done for the book not to mention a bunch of pieces I want to get started. I am definitely gonna keep doing some sketching everyday though, even if its only like an hour or so. I can already see a change in my art for the better. I’m not so dependent on using paint and brush strokes to kinda cheat certain things I might not be strong at. Line drawings are very unforgiven and for me personally if I can draw some thing efficiently with just lines I can paint it much better. I think its because if you can draw something well with just lines then it means you have a strong understanding of how its built. Anyways hopefully I will have some fun stuff for you all this week. But I will be going to Vancouver for the first time with my lady to celebrate our 5th anniversary so we will have to see how much I can get done in between that. Thanks for looking guys.
So did this quick sketch of a piece I think I’m gonna start soon. Was just watching Seinfeld and for some reason thought about game of thrones and thought it would be fun to do a piece with Jon Snow, Arya, and Ghost. These two have always been two of my favorites from the series, and I always like the bond they had. Obviously this sketch is hella rough and riddled with problems but Its just me kinda feeling out the composition, not saying this will be the composition…because it won’t. Will probably make Arya larger and offset her and Jon a bit. I definitely think its gonna be a fun piece and I already know the color pallet I wanna use. Well thats it for now. Think I’m gonna go do some work on Bloodshed for a bit. Remember if you are interested in seeing what the book is all about follow the link at the top of the page that says comic. Thanks again for looking. See ya tomorrow. :)
Hey guys! Here is a little sketch of Vali and Surtur. The two main characters from my comic Bloodshed. Like I said in my previous post, I’m trying to get back into ink sketches. It’s super fun for me to do these quick 30 minute or under sketches. The thing I like the most about them is the energy you get from them. The goal is to bring the same motion and energy to my more finished pieces. If you guys are interested in reading the book just follow the link. Its still very early in the book so there isn’t a bunch of content yet but I am working hard to change that. Once we have a good amount of content I’m gonna see what I can do about getting it printed. Also if you guys have any sketch ideas for me let me know. I think it would be really fun to do some sketches for you all. Sometimes I’m just a blank so it would be nice to just sketch what you all tell me every once in a while. Well thats gonna do it for today, think I might go work on some pages for the book. Like I said if you are interested in the book go to the link at the top. Thanks to everyone who looks and feel free to leave me questions or comments.
Hello all! So I’ve decided to start posting daily works. These works will range from black and white speed paints done in about an hour like the one you see here; to pencil and ink sketches. There will also be the finished pieces as I complete them. I really wanna focus on giving people who like my work an inside look at all my stuff. The focus of these hour long paints is to get better at all the fundamentals like lighting, comp, perspective, etc. These daily posts will also probably be me rambling about projects or just talking about whatever. I want to give you all as much content and things to look at as possible. I also want to give people the chance to watch me hopefully improve and grow as an artist. I feel like for a long time I have kinda just been lazy and have not really been putting in the work that you need to put in if you want to be successful and make a career out of this. To all my fellow artists out there I really want to talk with you guys and get critiques and build a strong network of people to push me and make me a better artist. The morale of the story is I’m finally ready to get better and push myself to my full potential. Thanks for looking guys and like I said if you have comments or critiques please I’m all ears. Also if anyone is interested in any commissions please feel free to contact me about them. See you guys tomorrow :)
Took a break from the book for a few days and have been playing a lot of dark souls 3 so it motivated me to work up a dark souls piece. Enjoy, and look out for new Bloodshed pages this wednesday.
Blood shed is finally up and going. Check it out at https://tapastic.com/series/Bloodshed