Throwback Thursday: My trio of characters slaughter a box of inking pens

Continuing last week’s topic of Using a Lot of Ink, here we have… exhibit B! I made this about 1 month into art school and I still think it’s one of the more competent pieces from that era. It’s got action, halfway decent anatomy for the time, and a sense of lighting. Woohoo! Too bad […]

Tzipora Shadowbriar (2015) (wips and done)

I haven’t drawn her in a while, so I made her the subject of my latest lighting study! Tzipora Shadowbriar is Vince’s betrothed, although neither of them is particularly interested in a relationship with the other. Tzipora is more interested in her own growing sphere of influence in the criminal underworld and the opportunities that […]

Bananas (done for real this time)

The background was bugging me, so I added a plate and redid it. So much better now, and the plate was a lot of fun to try to capture with limited time and brush strokes. ~30 mins for new plate and background. I left the naners themselves largely untouched. Work in progress steps: Bananas (wips […]

Bananas still life (wips and done)

Bananas! These bananas had no idea they would be immortalized in a still life when I picked them up off the stand at Safeway. To be honest, I had no idea either. ūüėõ They just looked like they’d be fun to paint so I moved them off my kitchen counter and onto my still life […]

Throwback Thursday: Airika and Vince inked with bad anatomy and sliding faces

Ahh, 2003. You were a good year for wasting Micron pens and erasers in the grand college-induced effort to INK ALL THE THINGS. What was with my instructors¬†and inking? They had me (and most other students) convinced that a drawing¬†wasn’t done until it was inked. Everything had to be inked. I wish they’d spent more […]

The Stranger (wips and done)

His chat handle is The Stranger. For the last three months, he’s been¬†messaging Loca Mocha, Lethal Lemon, and Nimble Melon, helping them find secure data connections and private places to meet. They’ve never met him, but Loca Mocha is about to come close. But is he just a¬†sophisticated¬†Org agent? (Is he even human?) This piece […]

Depart at dusk (wips and done)

Tren: We can’t go with them, but there’s nothing stopping us from following… We’ll depart at dusk. No big story behind this one, just Airika being her usual optimistic self and Tren making plans. This one was a lot of fun to paint, and the lighting and palette were challenging. The palette was¬†inspired largely by […]

Where we fought the old witch (wips and done)

As promised, indulgent fantasy stuff is back!¬†(Slowly – I caught a bad cold this week which is slowing me down these last few days!) I was eager to start a new scene painting after finishing all those still lifes last weekend. Rolling around my head was this idea that Vince and Airika might go adventuring […]

Flashlight, clothespins, shark still life (wips and done)

And another one! April has been a great month for digital still life paintings. This one is pretty heavy on the red stuff, but that’s okay¬†-I always love working with a limited palette. I think the big clothespin up front is my favorite. The shark is a rubber toy (alas, it does not squeak, but […]