December 29, 2011

Deeerp!

Happy Thursday! Hope everyone is ready for 2012! 2011 has been so good, can't wait for the new year!


Have a great and safe New Year's Weekend!

December 26, 2011

Monday! Post Xmas!

Hope everyone's Christmas/Hanukkah/Holidays were great! Here's some more face exercises from my sketchbook!



Have a great week!

December 22, 2011

Happy Thursday!

Here's some layout stuff for what I've been working on.


Have a great weekend and a Merry Christmas!

December 19, 2011

Mondayzzz

Monday Sketchbook Post! Went to a friends wedding and still feeling the aftermath from it! Here's some sketchbook stuff!


 Have a great week!

December 15, 2011

Face This!

So, I've realized that these faces exercises are becoming a regular thing for my blog, and you can just expect most of my updates from now on to be them! I've even dedicated a whole separate sketchbook to this thing and I kinda just want to be able to share this! Here we go!



Headin' home this weekend for a friend's wedding, hope y'all have a great weekend!

December 12, 2011

Mo' Faces!

Hope everyone's weekend was great! Here are some more face/head exercises from my sketchbook!




Also if you aren't familiar with Rich Tommaso, you should be! He's a great cartoonist and friend from back home in Atlanta and he has a kickstarter right now for his amazing comic! Here's a link! Go help him fund this project!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/791029312/the-cavalier-mr-thompson-a-comic-book-novel

Have a great week!

December 8, 2011

Hats Exercises and B&W pencil roughs!

Here's some doodles from my sketchbook! I'm trying to get better at drawing hats. Still not great, but I'm getting there I think!



Also here's some roughs I'm working on. I've been making a separate layer in Manga Studio and trying to get better at spotting my blacks and framing things that need to be.


Hope y'all have a great weekend!

December 5, 2011

Doodles and Designs!

Here's some stuff from my sketchbook! Some of it is just doodlin' and others are design and layout stuff for a secret thingy that I'll talk about early 2012!





Have a great week y'all!

December 1, 2011

faces, Faces, FACES!

Here's some more facial exercises from my sketchbook!




Have a great weekend!

November 28, 2011

Pencils and Progress!

So today is my first day interning at Periscope here in Portland! I'm pumped, and I look forward to everything I am going to learn! Here are some pencils I've been working on.





They are pretty rough, and all done digitally in Manga studio. Have a great week!

November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! Non Spoiler Megagogo!

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all! Here are some non spoiler Megagogo panels for you to enjoy!



Also, I've been really digging Shigeru Mizuki and Go Nagai stuff lately. Here are some of their work if you're not familiar with them.

Shigeru Mizuki did some crazy anatomical illustrations of Yokai!





This stuff is soooo sooo good! And here's some Go Nagai stuff. I really love him personally because he drew Mazinger!




I've been in Portland for a few days now and it's been really great! Still getting used to the weather since it's quite a change from the South, but overall been an exciting time! Everyone is super welcoming, and I think I'm starting to feel like it's not a vacation anymore but that I am settling in for awhile now. Hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend!

November 21, 2011

West Coast Calling!

I am now on the west coast! I left Atlanta at 7am yesterday, and got in around 1pm Portland, Oregon time. I'm all settled into the apartment I'm sharing with my old roomie, Brad and his wife, Andrea! I think I was misled.

It was warm and sunny when I got here, and today it is rainy. Well, I guess it's just going to be something I'll get used to!

I'm gonna be working on finishing Megagogo while I'm out here. Here's a screen cap of the pencils I've been doing in Manga Studio.


sorry. can't show too much or else there would be no surprise!

Here's a page of tighter pencils to hold you over those hopefully.

Have a great week!

November 17, 2011

End of Quarter! Portland Oregon Bound!

So, my Fall quarter of my schooling has finished and I'm all packed up for the winter. I leave this Sunday to head to Portland, Oregon for an internship at the one and only Periscope Studio! I can't wait to take as much out of the experience at the studio and learn from all their members. Also I'm looking forward to getting out of the South for an extended period of time, and get the most out of the hub for cartoonists which is Portland! I dunno how to feel about the weather, we'll see, but I'm sure I'll get used to it!


I enjoy school, but I'm excited about the amount of work I'll be able to get done on some of my pro work while I'm doing my independent studies on the west coast! Speaking of which, here's some non-spoiler panels from Megagogo that will hopefully get you pumped about what's to come in the future!




I don't want to give too much away and I don't think I am by showing you these panels. They aren't toned or lettered yet, but just a peek at what's to come!


Also here's an exercise using 1, 2, and 3 pt perspective! 

1st panel: Daredevil in 1 point
2nd panel: White Queen getting white girl wasted on wine with 2 point
3rd panel: Hulk busting into a lab in 3 point


And here's a longer pose I did for life drawing! Not my strength, but I am trying to get better!



Have a great weekend! And my next post will be coming from me on the west coast!

November 14, 2011

Small Sketchbook Post!

So sorry, today's post is small, but here are some sketches. Finals are this week, so yeah... here ya go!



November 10, 2011

Monsters and Facial Exercises!

First off here's a color monster drawing! RAAAWR!



I wanted a way to warm up before penciling and inking, so I started doing this exercise recently to get all the nervousness out of my hands before hitting a page. I've found recently too, that I enjoy only drawing in pens and markers in my sketchbook. Sure, I'll make mistakes and I'll have bad drawings, but no every drawing is going to be pretty, right?

I just wanted to use my sketchbook to have fun drawing. Plus it helps me come up with background characters for other possible stories!

I start by filling a page loosely with random shapes for heads. I wanted to stick away from traditional shaped heads, so that I could force myself to come up with something interesting and make a more exaggerated character from just a quick, loose shape. This is what I start with:


After I've laid these quick shapes down then I just have fun and let my hand do the creating. It's not really something I think about too much. It's just a way to step away from work and have fun drawing! These are some of what happens after I draw over the shape!




Hope you enjoyed them, and try the same in your sketchbooks too! Have a great weekend!