Wednesday, January 23, 2013

205 - 4 my eyes only

With the fan dying on my power supply I've been running my computer for only 4 hours at a time with the window open and a fan blowing the cold air at the tower. This has keep my computer from crashing so that is nice but man it is getting kinda frigid in my office. I'm coloring with a hoodie on all zipped just to keep warm. But here's the important part. It's so worth it because GEEK is coming along and the colored pages I think are looking great. I believe we will be showing then to the world soon so I'll be able to share them here soon, I don't think you guys will be disappointed. 

In the meantime while my comp is down for the hour I give it to cool off completely I've been doing a little sketching. I've finished one piece and almost the second in a set that will be winging off to the far north to my favorite podbrothers. So for now I can't share pics as I want them to be a surprise. Soon as the package I will soon send off is received I'll put the sketches up here, they are turning out nice. 

Hope you are all enjoying your 2013 so far.

Monday, January 21, 2013

204 - Fast, Bolt Fast!

Another week and another 10 min sketch for the fabulous PencilJack weekly sketch crew fun times. I need to work on my speed and get more of the full overall impression of the image on the page before I try to get details. Gotta get fast, Usain Bolt fast baby!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

203 - a quick punch!

I keep needing to take breaks from coloring.  So many hours of staring at a computer screen eventually does damage. So as I need breaks and I need to keep working and improving on my art I am going to keep updating this here blog of course but I am also going to try and toss some stuff back up on PencilJack again. That is a community of great people that I miss chatting with so I am diving back in. First step I took part in this weeks sketch group and started with the 10 minute sketch picture of an mma fight. It's not complete as I timed myself and was honest. It was nice to kinda get in there and just cut lose and see what would come out in 10 minutes. It's crazy when that timer goes off and you realize that 10 minutes just flew by. Fun stuff.

202 - Irish Batman for dinner

Had a fun evening out with the mother-in-law the other night. Stephanie and David took Danielle and I out to celebrate our birthdays. They get off easy as our birthdays are only a week apart. I was flipping through Twitter and saw a post of a cool Batman Beyond toy and thought it would make for a cool sketch so I tossed done some lines and the above is the result. Terry McGinnis from Batman Beyond, still one of my favorite cartoons of all time.

Friday, January 4, 2013

201 - Mutant backside for your viewing pleasure!

Never give up!

Yep, that's right still not giving up on working my way through the entire Simplified Anatomy for the Comic Book Artist by Christopher Hart. It's a fun book and I'm still enjoying it everyone once in awhile in between my other projects. There is much rejoicing in my mind as posters are finishing up and comic pages are being colored. But here we have the Mutant fellow for his final appearance as you get the muscle groups in the rear view. Good stuff, enjoy.

Tomorrow I turn 35.
I'm rocking a mohawk while still working a government job. I'm on 2 different podcasts and I am currently coloring a 130 page OGN with an amazing group of guys.
This is definitely not things I would think that I would have been able to say a couple years ago.
Things are good.

Hope you are all enjoying your new year so far.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

200 - here comes 2013! Everyone run!

Just a quick little hello to start the year. Noodle, the noodle armed boy says hi! Hope you like his hat.

2012 was really great for me.

I started a pod cast - The Next Element Podcast - and put up over 20 episodes on podbean and iTunes which has gotten some great feedback and very few death threats. Colin Addington and I had some great fun and the pod continues on in earnest. Sharing and chatting on the twitters about and with other podacsts made me a huge fan of An Elegant Weapon which lead to some great episodes, meeting a ton of other podcasters and becoming part of the super cool and all powerful Junk Food Podcast Network.

I showed much interest in an amazing Kickstarter called G.E.E.K. by the man himself Matt Cohen of Bagged and Boarded fame. This unbelievably lead to me getting the coloring job on that book, which I will go back to once I'm done typing this. The story is great, the art is epic, and I can only hope to get the colors up to the standards of the amazing guys I am working with on the book. Matt Cohen, Shawn DePasquale and Axel Ortiz are now some of my favorite people in the world. To stay updated check out this sexy little website:

Plenty of other happenings but I'm not going to get into all of them. The only real goals I set for myself last year were to make more art and by way of that post up more blog posts. According to my little tracker here I put up 59 posts in 2011 and upped that to a nice 71 in 2012. Other than 2009 I have increased blog posts each year since I started this thing in 2008. As far as I am concerned this is a trend I am proud of and plan on continuing. So for 2013 I will have 2 goals, increase the number of posts to this blog - aiming for 80 plus with almost all of them having art if possible, and finish coloring GEEK. That is all. 2 things to focus on and now it is time to start. If you are one of the people reading these things each and everytime they go up I just want to say thank you and you are awesome. We will continue to be awesome together.

Have a great year peoples!