Monday, December 21, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Here's a recent sketch I did of Ryu from Street Fighter. This was done in all black pen & marker (sharpee to be exact). I'm actually more of a King Of Fighters fan myself, but I like how this sketch turned out so I thought I would share it with you guys anyway : )
Monday, September 21, 2009
My latest Throwback picture from back in the day. I originally completed this picture in 2005. I had this cool idea in my head of showing some local kids hanging out in the city waiting at the bus stop. This was originally an exercise in coloring backgrounds. However, it turned out a lot better than I thought it would. I started off drawing everything in pencil, then inked the drawing in black & white. Next I scanned the image in Photoshop & added the colors last. I also used a photo of a some inner city for reference because I wanted the colors to have that kind of grungy, urban-type feel to it.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Here's another throwback from back in the day. This was one of the original concept posters I created for a comic book I was working on back in 2003. Thanks to video games I played like "Street fighter" or the "King Of Fighters" I was so influenced by some of the characters and stories in the games that I ended up created my own martial arts based fighting story.
Old school character illustration I did back in 2003 of Elc from the video game "Arc The Lad". Elc was easily one of my favorite characters in that game. It was really fun to draw and color this design. The picture was originally drawn in pencil, scanned, & then colored in Adobe Photoshop.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Here's a pen sketch I did the other day form a picture of a girl I know. She was on her summer vacation & had a picture taken of her sitting on some rocks surrounded by water. Anyways, I liked her picture so much that I decided to sketch my own version. It's fun every now & then to just get out there & draw / sketch something on the spur of the moment. It's like "freestyling" in hip-hop.--Straight off the top of the head!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Here's another oldie but goody. I originally created this character for a story/comic book I was working on back in 2003/2004. I later revisited the character design back in 2006 & created this background for it. I think It turned into a cool Illustration. I came across the illustration recently & decided to post on my blog. The story/project is on hold right now but who knows maybe one day I'll go back and finish it. In the meantime enjoy!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Okay, so here another space themed Illustration i've been working on. I really love the look of space fantasy, sci-fi, the future, etc. I just basically wanted to have some fun and create a cool futuristic-looking space chick. probably form earth or some other far-away planet.--(Hence the blue hair!) The illustration is entirely my own, but the spaceship & background was copy & pasted from other sources. The background was put together from various stock-photos of outer space. The space ship I actually copy & pasted from this Anime poster I saw for a something called "Koshika". I just basically manipulated the color scheme a bit, added some glow effects and BAM! Made it into my own. I really like how this Illustration turned out though. Definitely a fun diversion from working on my graphic novel.
Here is the original drawing. Started off in pencil, then I hand-inked the drawing & scanned it into Illustrator. (Art Tip)--For those who don't know, Adobe Illustrator CS2--(What I use) has a function that will trace/re-trace your drawing using various styles--(Blck & white, Ink drawing, sketch, comics, photo, etc). I tend to like to trace my drawing using the comic option. Illustrator gives me even better, cleaner lines than Photoshop. As you can also see, some of the lines a little broken up, but that can be fixed later on in Illustrator. Also, once i've finished tracing the drawing, I can easily import the picture into Photoshop for coloring.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
It's been a couple of months since I posted some new artwork, but I'm back again. Hope my fellow artists out there are doing well and staying productive.
Here are two alternate versions of the main Characters. I usually create 2/3 different versions for my characters just to have other options to choose from.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I saw this photo of model Jessica White and had to do a sketch of her. I really liked how the light was used on the original photo.
Believe it or not, I sketched this picture using a ball point pen. I actually prefer sketching in pen as opposed to pencil sometimes. I guess I'm kinda weird like that.
The other sketches were all done in pen as well--Enjoy!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
perspective and make him dynamic.
I can't wait to draw his battle scene with my main character--(See December & September post).
His design was inspired by characters like 50 Cent, M.O.P. Xzibit, to name a few.
But since my story takes place in the future his style had to look somewhat futuristic but still rugged for the streets.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
This isn't a picture of MLK, but mainly an image of what someone like MLK and President Obama represents...A Community Leader. It's just simply a picture of a Community Leader speaking to the people along with his wife. Again, this Illustration was created years ago, so I didn't have any particular person in mind when i created it.
Since it's Obama's Inauguration / MLK holiday and all, I thought It would be cool to post something to go along with the spirit of the occasion. This is an older illustration from years ago, but I thought it would be cool to use it anyway.
But anyways, that's it for now. Check me out again soon!