Getting Back into Ink Washes

I’ve been having a lot of fun getting back into working with ink washes and water colors. Lately I’ve been really inspired by Olivier Coipel’s instagram feed, and decided to pick it up again. I thought it would be fun to do a series of my favorite X-Men and X-Women to reacquaint myself with the…

Technical Problems

Geez, getting this illustration done was a lot harder than it should have been! The first issue I ran into was my Wacom tablet up and died on me. That was resolved by the awesome people at Wacom customer service for a low nominal fee. Next, I downloaded the newest version of Photoshop to try…

Scarred Warrior

Well, unfortunately I haven’t been able to do any inking recently. The mini USB port to my Wacom tablet actually pulled out of the tablet itself when I unplugged the cable so now it looks like I have to send it in to Wacom for repairs. In the mean time I was able to knock…

All Hallows Eve

I set this project up with working on my hatching skills in mind, specifically for tones and playing with light sources. Also, I wanted to do a fun horror piece considering that I didn’t have the time to do so back in October. As is the case with most of my art work I try…

A Bullying Story

Back in August I ran across a social justice contest put together by the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) and my local comic shop, The Vault of Midnight. It was attached to a speaking event at U of M with guests Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell…

A whole mess of stuff. Some new, some old.

So, I’m not always Johnny-on-the-spot when it comes to uploading my artwork as I produce it. Many of these are the pencils and inked stages of previous pieces that I have kept meaning to post and just recently found the time to do so. The only “new” artwork is the Wonder Woman sketch and the colored…

Why I love Photoshop

Whew! This guy was a lot of work! What’s really funny about this one is that I didn’t realize until I was coming into the home stretch with the colors that perspective on the temple was hideously off. Like,”how the hell did I not see that WAY sooner” sorta off. Fortunately, Photoshop is one hell of…

First of 2017!

The first of many pieces for 2017! The more I use Manga Studio the more I love inking in it. Still not a fan of coloring in it, but maybe I just haven’t found the right process yet. Until then, there’s still good ol’ Photoshop!

Healthy Land

A friend needed help with her group project for her pediatrics class. The goal of the project was to create a board game that could help kids to develop healthy habits for eating and exercise. She asked me to draw the board while she and her group figured out all the game mechanics. It was…

Contest Submission

A little something that has been tying me up for the last few weeks.  It was an interesting process learning to bop back and forth between Manga Studio and Photoshop. Really proud of how all my characters turned out!