Friday, December 28, 2007

Home Stretch

Last post from the road - here's an experiment with ink wash from a long time ago:

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Roy Batty

I may have to use some Christmas money to pick up the new Blade Runner final cut DVD's:

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


I can't believe I've had this blog for over a month and I haven't posted a Hellboy sketch yet:

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Line art for a billboard design I did about 10 years ago:

I don't have the color version anymore - I probably colored it in Corel Draw and saved it to a long gone floppy disk.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Holiday Break

My wife & I are out of town for the holidays, so I won't be able to do much drawing or scanning until we get back. I threw some random stuff on a thumb drive and will be posting that while we're gone like this sketch for a story idea I had:

I'll continue my impromtu little comic story when I get back next week.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Look, Up in the Sky!

A quick Superman today:

Monday, December 17, 2007

Heads or Tails

I'm taking the Conan image from Friday further than I thought I would, so I'm going to post some other stuff in the mean time.

I liked the trailer for the new Batman movie, but I've always been more of a Two-Face fan than a Joker fan:

Friday, December 14, 2007

Conan Week Day 5

Trying something different today - this one was done in entirely Photoshop. It's not done, but I like the way it's going, so I'll finish it up for Monday:

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Conan Week Day 4

Another new one:

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Conan Week Day 3

I had time to work up a new sketch while waiting for my computer to process some renders today:

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007

Conan Week

I'm trying to finish reading No Country for Old Men before I see it on Wednesday, so how about a week of Conan sketches from the vaults:

Friday, December 7, 2007

Alley Oop

Just a quick Daredevil today - I went out for sushi & comic books for lunch today:

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Where do you want this?

Wonder Woman doing a little yard work...

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Welcome to the End of the Future...

My friend Shane White has been working on a mini-series for Image Comics called The Overman. The first issue is out this week:

It looks amazing, and I can't wait to see what it's all about.

Shane, I apologize if I botched your design in this sketch:

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

More Venture Bros.

Two more quick Venture Bros. sketches today. Doc Venture as a head in a jar mounted on a walking eye (with monkey proof welding):

...and the Venture Bros. wearing their best action outfits:

Monday, December 3, 2007

You got a problem with Zep, little man?!

I was watching a little Venture Bros. today during lunch, so a quick Brock Samson sketch:

Friday, November 30, 2007

Ol' Shell Head

Very busy today at work, so here's a little Iron Man sketch from a little while ago:

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Kung Fro

After listening to a podcast interview with comics writer B. Clay Moore, I looked at some of the preview art for his new book, '76. It's kind of a mix of Grindhouse & The Last Dragon with very cool expressive art by Ed Tadem. Just trying my hand at that sort of look:

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Monsters of Rock

Just messing around with an idea...

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Last week my wife & I went to an exhibit of production art from Alfred Hitchcock's films at Northwestern (info here). It was very cool seeing storyboards blown up & hung along side a monitor playing the final sequence from the film. My favorites were from the Statue of Liberty scene in Saboteur:

Monday, November 26, 2007


Just a quick Indiana Jones sketch today:

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Super Friends

I was looking at some old cartoon art from the 30's & 40's on the Animation Archive when I drew these - just trying to get some of the line quality those artists had back then:

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Little Green Men

Someday I'd love to do a 50's space age inspired adventure strip with pipe smoking scientists and pesky little green men. In the mean time, I'll just watch genius that is the Venture Bros.

Friday, November 23, 2007

It's Clobberin' Time

Here's something a little different - a small oil painting of the Thing I made this summer. It's about 6"x8":

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Turkey Day

Don't overdo it...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


I'm not the spontaneous type who puts pencil to paper without knowing what I'm trying to draw, but these Turtlemen just came out of left field one day. It probably had something to do with the recent and untimely death of comic book artist Mike Wieringo who never had the chance to finish his anthropomorphic fantasy epic, Tellos.

Thanks for the inspiration, Mike. RIP.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Duke Redux

A friend of mine, Shane White, recently posted a caricature of John Wayne he drew for a birthday card. I thought he did a great job on it, and it inspired me to try my hand at drawing the Duke.

I'll admit I'm not a big John Wayne fan, so I haven't seen many of his movies, but he had a great face that is fun to draw. I drew these quickly from memory - the image of him with the eye patch in one of last films is how I always picture him, and the other one is from a Dirty Harry knock-off he made called McQ, which I caught on AMC recently.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Halloween Wrap-up

I thought I'd squeeze in the last few Halloween monster sketches before the rest of the holidays started rolling in. Here's the one that got it started - a quick and very loose headless horseman:

The Creature sketch I posted the other day was next, and after that was this Mummy sketch:

Lastly, a drunk looking Frankenstein. I added the word balloons after I finished and decided that he looked like he'd had a few too many - so much for ending on a high note:

Friday, November 16, 2007

Lunchtime Sketches!

I thought I'd start a blog to archive some of the quick sketches I do during my lunch hour and any other time I can spare.

I'll get things started with something I drew the week before Halloween. I was having a hard time getting into it this year, so I thought drawing some monsters might help me out. This is about as involved as I can get in an hour or so, so don't expect everything to be this polished, if you can call it polished :)

Thanks for looking.