Monday, February 25, 2013

Work Sketch

It's sunday night and i realized that i was not able to have much free time this week to do my own art. But i realize that the whole point of this blog is to improve my skills while showcasing some work. here is a sketch i did on my iphone using my finger (no stylus needed). it was the only time i could sketch was at work during lunch. I definitely liked how it turned out. because i had no stylus i wasn't bogged down by the details. i basically painted shapes. its real rough and loose. enjoy! maybe for next week i can do something awesome but for now, a phone sketch it is.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Christian & Kristine

Here is a final piece that I just finished. This piece is an early wedding gift or engagement gift i guess for my best friend and his fiance. I wanted to save this for myself and my future wife, but because his fiance is a really huge disney fan, i figured it would be fun to do this, and i know she would love this concept. Turned out much better than I thought in my head. The "disney" style is definitely not easy to emulate. If you want to learn more about my process on this piece read the rest of the post. but otherwise CONGRATULATIONS YOU TWO. I love you guys. Oh and you disney buffs, guess what movie they're dressed up as :D
For those of you who do not know my best friend and his fiance here they are. Doesn't look exactly like them but these characters were definitely modeled off of these two :D

I started off with a ton of sketches, and I actually tried to make the sketches look exactly like them. I studied their faces, but I also caricatured their eyes because disney does these really doll like eyes. This initial sketch i tried to get so much of her likeness with bigger eyes.
The more and more i kept referencing disney characters, the eyes are very rounded. The only one that I found that had an almond eye is of course mulan, but if you really study her eyes, it's just angled and still very doll like. So this rough sketch here I rounded up the eyes a little more and made it more cutesy.

Here is the final line drawing. For all the non artist's out there, to do a clean up drawing correctly, you have to literally redraw above the sketch. It's not just tracing. I have to make sure the drawing isn't flat and that every line tells a story and not a clumsy line. Before putting any shading, you can tell that the drawing feels three dimensional. That's what a good line drawing should do and the shading and color just punches up a drawing to look better. It's like icing on the cake. Yea yea yea it's art talk but this is what I do for a living so i am a nerd about it. The final line drawing I rounded up a lot of things, especially the eyes (i guess you have to thank or hate freddie moore for the "disney style"). The eyes really make it a "disney" drawing. Here is a colored version without the details and the shadowing to really punch up the idea that these aren't flat drawings but are characters that can move in a three dimensional space. I really loved how it turned out. I might just continue to do a few of these. It was definitely time consuming. But worth it for the two people i made it for. Hope you guys love it. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Alright, now that football season is over, back to some geeky stuff . Since it's February and valentines is this thursday, here is a sketch of my favorite xmen character's LOVE interest. forget cyclops and jean, GAMBIT AND ROGUE's relationship is much more interesting...especially since rogue cannot touch anyone.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Here is the final drawing for the Quest for six sketches. With the man responsible for the niners success for the past 2 years. I've always said, that football is the greatest TEAM sport, and no team is great without a great leader. Go NINERS! (honorable mention to his coaching staff, as a head coach would not be who he is, or get to where they need to be, without the leaders who support him)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Team Captain P DUBB!!!

Just like this sketch, the ravens have to go through this man, and my favorite current niner player. No one gets through Pdubb. He can tackle, he can cover, and he will run the ball carrier down whoever it is. Honorable mention to his twin brother number 53 Navarro Bowman