Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Facebook Cover Photo: Princess Layuh

Update, and revision, of an old image.  The Force was with me:

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I am going to have to think of a corny joke to replace "the Force" if this turns into a thing....

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Hospital Sketch #2: Jon Snow and Ghost

The second of today's hospital room sketches.

Hospital Sketch #1: Flower Girl

My father is in the hospital with pancreatitis.  In an effort to not yammer at him for hours on end while he tries to rest, I sketched while I sat with him.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

I keep missing Dr. Sketchy's!

I keep missing Dr. Sketchy's events...totally unacceptable on my part!  This time I even missed the one that was very close by due to a combination of the Temple Owls dashing my hopes yet again and work that was sent to me at 4pm on Friday.

I found some sketches from the first Dr. Sketchy's - Philly event I had ever attended  a few years back (Stoya, modelling as Death), so I'll throw these up and hope to make the next event (excuse the poor quality scans...and sketches...excuse them as well):

Thursday, September 5, 2013

SketchUp Sample #2

I finally downloaded the updates for the new SketchUp and tried it out with an interior model of the county's disaster recovery warehouse:

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The output on the current free version still looks the same as the old version, and some of the 3D warehouse models I used really slowed things down, but I still like the program and think it has a ton of potential applications.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ventnor Truck

I was part of a wonderful ballpark volunteer construction project today in Ventnor, NJ (I should note that I coordinate County committees...the Construction Committee has too much good sense to actually allow me anywhere near construction materials and tools!).  While trapped up front, watching the check in desk, I managed to fit in a quick ballpoint pen/back of a form sketch of the public works truck parked nearby.

Friday, June 21, 2013

KHV's Water Bottle

I had the chance to work on an independent film recently called "The Urn" (I played a dad, which is frightening...perfect for a horror film).  The writer/director always carried a huge water bottle with him, so between scenes, I was able to sketch a bit with watercolor pencils and the water pen.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Dr.Sketchy’s Philadelphia - Game of Thrones

"The night was bright, and full of wonder."  That's how the saying goes, right?

On March 27th, Dr. Sketchy's Philly managed to feed my obsessions with a Game of Thrones themed night over at the Philadelphia Art Museum!  I was late, the place was packed with knights of summer, bravos, hedge knights, and camp followers..., and it was all still amazing!

Dr. Sketchy's - Philadelphia's boss lady, Candy Mayhem, as Catelyn Stark

Nothing fancy on my part this time - all quick, pencil sketches (but for Jon Snow's bit of watercolor pencil and water pen).  You can see my vantage point from the pic above, so a lot of side and back sketches this time.

Jake Matthews as Jon Snow, and Amy Houser as Brienne of Tarth

Amy Houser in her awesome suit of armor, again, as Brienne of Tarth

Meagan Rumberger as Dany and Jim Black as Drogo.

The theme of the final sketch was to incorporate dragons and stallions in the image.
After this pose, Jim proposed to Meagan via a fake pose request!  Congratulations to the couple!

I would really like to make the final sketch into a black and white digital image.  I'll have to mull it over a bit more, and see what I can come up with.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Not a Mouse Guard Sketch?

A quick pencil sketch, taking the concept in a different direction (i.e. not in that universe).  I envision this being a cupboard or crumb spirit/sprite, guarding forgotten food in your home.  In this way, I guess it could be an ally or enemy of little animals adventuring in your home.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Mouse Guard Sketches

I was in the book store the other day (seriously, a few still exist), and saw a "Mouse Guard" rpg game box.  I liked the illustrations quite a bit.  A few homage Sharpie sketches followed:

GW2: Ash Legion Charr Sketch

A quick pencil and Sharpie sketch of a Guild Wars 2 Ash Legion Charr, melting into the shadows:

Thursday, January 24, 2013

WIP: Griff / Jon Connington

I did a bit of digital work on the ASoIaF sketch of Griff (i.e. Jon Connington) I previously posted:

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Man on Train

Coming back from an audition in New York today, I was lacking in subjects to secretly paint.  This was the best angle I could get....

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Friends Don't Let Friends Draw Friends III: Watercolor Pencil Practice

A few friends took the time to like the Van Gogh practice image on Facebook.  As a punishment for their kindness, the first seven ended up as references for practice on the following day.

All of the below are single-color watercolor brush; I am still not comfortable with the watercolor brush yet (and watercolors in general), so I kept it simple.

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Practice Image: Watercolor Van Gogh

Surely, the easiest way to become famous is to paint a Van Gogh!

Watercolor Pencil and Waterbrush