Sunday, May 27, 2007

Mista Direction

Lately I've been really into this whole urban toy craze. I find myself searching for hours on sites such as,, and I especially love the Munny and Dunny lines. A lot of my favorite artists have designed their own versions. So when the chance came along to do one of my own for a friend's birthday present I couldn't resist. I worked up a couple of designs and showed them to her, not telling her what they were for, and we agreed that doing this design on a glow in the dark one would turn out really well. For about the next month I secretly worked on it, and presented it to her on her birthday. She was thrilled. I really like how it came out, and guess what kids, it's a new medium! Acrylic on vinyl. I guess I'm not limited to pen and ink after all!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Working out the bugs.

Why a Giant African Beetle you ask? Well a few years ago I actually did this same image but in watercolor. It didn't have the punch I wanted it to and I was a little unhappy with it. So I decided to give it a go again. Much happier with the effect the markers and col-erase gave me. Don't get me wrong, I love watercolor, But the markers actually played well to the whole exoskeleton thing. Well, more to come...

Thursday, May 24, 2007

sketchin a go-go

So I have been trying to get back to sketching a lot more. Been busy working on some small projects and working full time at the school. I have been dropping in on a life drawing class for about a month or so. But it's unlikely you'll see that stuff here as it is bad! I forgot how on-the-ball you have to be with life drawing! Good artistic workout though. So this one is just me sketching for fun. Now worries and just trying to get the old imagination going again. I have been working on a more cartoony style, as well as working on the illustrative side of things as well. Hopefully you'll see more of both in the up coming days...