Sunday, November 6, 2011
Reminder that if you are a local artist in the Orlando area, you should check it out Mystery Sketch Theater. It's the first Wednesday of every month at A Comic Shop (in the UCF area, near Full Sail). It's only 5 bucks to draw (but bring a little bit extra to tip the model ;-)
Check out the facebook group here:
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Hope y'all enjoy!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Ever wonder which con is better to go to: Dragon*Con or San Diego Comic Con? Well, this article is pretty spot on in pointing out the pluses and minuses of each con. Personally, I'm a Dragon*Con fan myself! It just seems more "fan oriented" to me. I mean, three years ago at the con, I was sitting at a bar and RIGHT to my left was Adam West!
Anyways, take a look at the article and decide for yourself:
Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
One thing that I have had problems with as of late is drawing liknesses to people. It's was like someone had hit the off switch in my head and just shut down the ability to do it in my head. I'm not sure if it was some sort of mental block or just lack of focus, but it was impossible. The remedy to that was Dragon*Con! Seeing so many beautiful costumes and so many people just embracing a culture that they truly love has to be one of the most inspiring things ever. Being able to see and meet so many artists and childhood heroes face to face just instantly gave me the drive to want to do better.
Ever since I came back from the con, i have been on a drawing frenzy (as you can see lol). I've been trying to focus more on drawings related to peoples likenesses (hence all the pics of cosplayers lately), just so I can get back into the daily grind of things and, potentially, get some real work accomplished. :-)
Hopefully, you have been liking the new pieces! Many more to come! :-)
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Dragon*Con never fails to disappoint in awesomeness. After having not been able to go last year, I made double to effort to make sure that I would be there for the 25th anniversary of the con. TO say that it was nuts would be an understatement. There were people EVERYWHERE! Not only that, but, at one point, I literally counted 1 out of every 7th person to be in some sort of costume!
The best part about the con is that it gives me the chance to meet and hang out with so many Facebook friends from all over. Cosplayers such as Riddle, Marie-Claude Bourbonnais, Kearstin Nicholson, and BelleChere and fellow pin up artists Amano Jyaku and Scott Blair were just a few of some of the uber-talented people that attended the con.
While I was up there, I managed to get a few drawings in while relaxing in the hotel room:
To check out some of my photos from the con, just head over to my Facebook page via this link:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Here are a few sketches from last Wednesday's Mystery Sketch Theater event at A Comic Shop. I hadn't been in a couple of months, so it was just nice to be able to get back into the groove of things (or, at least, attempt to). I'm not too happy with how they came out, but I guess its a good thing that I was actually able to do SOMETHING, right? Also, in my lack of drawing recently (also known as laziness, in some states), several of my copic markers have started to give up on me! Looks like it's time to head to the ol' art store for the season and do some serious shopping. *sigh* So, so much to do and work on....
You know what I need? A montage! ("Even Rocky had a montage....")
Oh, and Dragon*Con is almost here! Damn skippy!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Addiction is a powerful thing and not something that should ever be taken likely. The inner demons of the soul are a powerful thing to deal with and overcome. It's truly heartbreaking to see that the world has lost yet another gifted young talent to pressures of stardom.
May you rest in peace, Amy Winehouse.
It's been a busy time these past couple of months and, unfortunately, none of it has been art related. Between health issues and moving, it just feels like any type of productive work has been pushed to a screeching halt. My drawing hand is just itching to get back into the swing of things. I have tons of new ideas that I have just been waiting to try to put on paper, but, between all of the personal life craziness mentioned above, i just haven't been able to make anything work. Here's to hoping that once the final box is unpacked here at the new place, things can go back to normal!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
excerpts from the website:
"With the terrible events that happened in Japan on March 11th, 2011, and continuing repercussions, Cosplayers from all over the world have come together to support the country that has inspired them.
Cosplay for a Causes' mission is to use our love of costuming to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross Society to assist in Japan's Disaster relief aid. We are currently offering a 2012 calendar which contains international cosplayers with many never before seen photos. 100% of all our proceeds will be going to the Japanese Red Cross society."
Cosplay for a Cause 2012 Cosplay Calendar is a must have for any fan of cosplay. Rarely has something been done before with such a wide assortment of cosplayers, and who knows when you will see all these beautiful cosplayers together again. This calendar is full of high quality, never before seen photos, specifically done for this project. Each month will also come with a small illustration done by one of the 4 professional comic book artists involved in the project.
At full size the calendar will open to 11x22, allowing each beautiful image to be displayed at 11x17. The staples in the middle can be easily removed when the year is done so you can save your favorite photo!
So, here is your chance to help raise money and awareness for disaster relief in Japan while supporting your love of Cosplay! Do your part and help get the word out! And get your calendar while supplies last.
Thank you to everyone who has donated their time and energy to aiding the country that has brought us so much joy and inspiration over the years. Domo arigatou gozaimasu!"
The calendar is only 17.99! Filled with superb cosplayers, outstanding artists and all towards a great cause! Head over to the website to preorder yours now!