Sunday, December 2, 2018

SketchKon 2018 Fun and Sketchbook update!

On November 2-4 in Pasadena California, the first ever Sketch Kon was held and I had the pleasure/privilege to represent Stillman & Birn at the event. Stillman & Birn, for those who don't know, make my favorite line of papers and are, quite literally, the only paper that I am willing to draw on anymore. I spent that weekend manning the Stillman & Birn booth, talking with attendees about making art and art supplies, and showing them some of my work and talking about my process. It was probably, one of the best weekends of my life. I was surrounded by so many creative people, I was representing a product I believe in, and I got the chance to draw some cool things!

Below are some of the highlights of the sketches I did at the event. These were done in 2 of S&B's newest lines of paper, the Nova series which come in Beige, Gray, and Black toned papers. These were mainly done in my beige and gray books, I'm building up my skills to be able to tackle the black paper, and I used gouache, watercolors, poster paint markers, pencils, inks, and acrylic inks on these. That's a loooot of tools to use, but this paper is amazing!

Character Design painted before my flight to Pasadena

Drawn on the flight to Pasadena

Sketches of restaurant goers on Friday night

Some demonstration sketches and a Moscow Mule from Saturday night
The Westin Bar on Saturday Night
Church across from the Westin, drawn on location and painted at the airport before my return flight

Character drawn during the event and painted after I returned to GA

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Golden Heroes, Coloring Book for Canvas for Hope

This update is for a freelance project I was a part of in between pages of Spencer and Locke. My friend Elena runs a non-profit called Canvas for Hope, where she creates and sends paintings to children that are battling cancer. She approached me to create a coloring book for kids in the hospital, so we worked together and created this! If you'd like to learn more about Elena and her organization, or maybe even sponsor some coloring books being sent to a hospital you support, go here for more information!

Materials: Pencils and Zebra Brush Pens
Paper: Stillman and Birn Beta and Zeta paper
Colors: Photoshop CS6

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Ringo Nominations & Spencer and Locke Arc 2 announced

Hello! Firstly, thank you everyone who voted for the Spencer and Locke in the 2018 Ringo Awards! We were nominated for Best Series, David is up for Best Writer, Jasen is up for Best Colorist, Colin is in the running for Best Letterer, and I got a nomination for Best Cover Artist! That was a cool surprise and I'm proud that people enjoyed my work enough to vote for it!

Now onto today's news: Spencer and Locke arc 2 has been announced and who they are up against! We'll be bringing the thunder with Roach Riley early next year! I'm hard at work on the pages so I hope you all will enjoy it!

As usual our team is:
David Pepose on Vox
Jasen Smith on Colors
Colin Bell on Letters
Joe Mulvey, Maan House, and myself on Covers
Also me on Pencils and Inks

Here's what was released today in both the colors and my inks. These were drawn mostly with Deleter G-Pen and Pentel Color Brush on Stillman and Birn Alpha paper.

And now the inks

Friday, April 6, 2018

Still alive! And some Rare Drops pages

Hello, I'm finally updating my blog! I've been working on Spencer and Locke 2 which I'm still plugging away at and unfortunately there's not much I can share right at this moment, so most of my work has been not blog worthy. I do want to post more though, so here's a good chunk of pages that i was drawing on my lunch break for Rare Drops 4, introducing a new character!