Tag Archives: Sketch Blog

Pirates and Aliens

Here are two recent drawings I created.  One is a fun pirate drawing I made during a meeting and the other is an alien mercenary I created when I was sketching over the weekend.

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Smells Like Teen Angst

It has been awhile since I posted.  I did some sketching today at a school meeting.  We were forced to watch a film about teen angst, even though I work with elementary kids.  The film had a feeling of persistent worry about various trivial things.  I drew some of the angry young people from the educational film.

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Horrid Eye Monster Man

This is an illustration I created for a client.  It was one of the sketches for some RPG artwork that I ended up finishing up in black and white.

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Clowning around in 2017

Happy 2017!  Here is a sketch of a clown that I made with a ballpoint pen during a meeting.  I was thinking of the clown as a supposedly jolly figure of innocuous, friendly entertainment, not the more recent popular image of a scary clown.   However, even I disliked and feared clowns when I was a kid.

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Monster Boat Attack!

Not even boats are safe from monster boat attacks!   This was a sketch I had started for Inktober.  I finished inking it and now present it to the world.

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Feeling A Little Overwhelmed

Made it about halfway on my Inktober sketches.  The busyness and chaos of life won.  I created a sketch of how I feel sometimes.  Fighting way too many parts at once.

monsterattack

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Armored Fish Creature

I created a Devonian looking armored fish creature for this illustration.  I based the creature loosely on the Dunkleosteus.  The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History in Ann Arbor has the skull of a prehistoric armored fish.  I saw it when I was a kid and it left an indelible impression.

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Pleasant Witch-ish Woman

I created an ink line drawing and added some color in Photoshop.  I made a witch-ish woman floating with her feline companion. I took the greenish blue tree color scheme from the trees in the Dr. Seuss short story, “What Was I Scared Of”.  The story is in the book, “Stars Upon Thars”.

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Good Old Gamorrean Guard

I illustrated one of the Pig Guards from Jabba the Hutt’s Palace in Return of the Jedi.  These big pig men are called Gamorrean guards.  My brother thinks they are out of place in the Star Wars universe.  They look like they escaped from one of J. R. R. Tolkien’s books. I have to agree with him.  However, they easily lend themselves to cartooning because they already look cartoonish.  The Gamorrean guards are in Ralph McQuarrie’s wonderful original concept artwork for Return of the Jedi.

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Medusa

Here are two more illustrations.  The Medusa illustration is new while the astro-cosmonaut is one of my older ink illustrations.  I’m trying some techniques of coloring my inked line art in Photoshop.

medusaillustration copy Spaceman

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