Dog Sketch Colored in Photoshop

I’ve been reading and playing StarCraft 2 a lot lately. No shame here. I put in a lot of work and I know when it’s time to enjoy myself. I’ve been giving myself a collegiate course-load of books to advance my knowledge on subjects that would make me more effective in my various work-related skills. After consuming Hi-Fi Color for Comics, I drew a quick pencil sketch of Dante when he was a wee pup. Continue reading

2 Years Today

Bride and Groom ink sketchToday marks my Wife and I being married for two whole years. The second went by a lot faster than the first, especially since we have become ‘three.’ I did this in brush pen & ink and left it on the baby’s dresser for my wifey to see when she got up. I guess it is a flattering comment when she asked whether I did it on the computer or by hand.

Tattoo Design of Archangel Michael

Archangel Michael Pencil Tattoo IllustrationDid this design for my brother-in-law last year in the summer since he wanted a bad-ass Archangel Michael slaying a demon on his ribcage. He’s not planning on getting it anymore. It’s a shame because I thought it was really bad-ass. I believe I used Pigma Micron Pens to ink it. My favorite part is the bone coming out of the demon’s arm. So BA.

Side Note – If anyone browsing Google images for archangel tattoos happens to find my design and decides to get a tattoo of it, please do let me know. I would love to see it!

From Goo-Goo to GaGa

Lady Gaga Pencil RenderingLady Gaga” 8 7/8″ x 5 2/3″ drawing using a variety of 4H, HB, 3B and 7B pencils on sketch paper. Although I’m mostly into rock bands like Coheed and Cambria, Muse, Alkaline Trio, Metallica, Bad Religion, etc., Pop sometimes hits a soft spot in my heart. Yes, I will jam to Gaga in the car. Although many will say that her fashion choices are over-the-top, glam or a desperate cry for attention, I find them interesting and entertaining, which I can’t say for most pop acts out there. I will be putting this up for sale on the net somewhere, possibly Etsy. I don’t know if I should get a matte for it, especially since the size I made it wasn’t a typical matte opening size. As always, comments, criticisms and suggestions are welcome.

Baby Pencil Illustration

Baby Pencil RenderingJust finished up this pencil drawing of my baby girl. I’ve been meaning to do a drawing of my daughter since I also did a drawing of Dante’s first bath as a puppy a few years ago. I happened to have a frame empty that used to have a sketch I did back in college. Believe it or not, I really don’t do pencil drawings that much. Spending a lot of time working with Adobe CS4 programs makes me want to go back to the old-school techniques of pencil & paper. Each time I go back, I find myself bringing a new approach and a new way of contemplating the piece.

Overall, I’m happy with the results and this will be a nice piece to hang in the new apartment.