Sunday, November 6, 2011

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

One of my childhood crushes ;-)

20 minute sketch

Come to Mystery Sketch Theater!

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

Karen In The Sky

Forget Lucy!

It's Karen (or Kara) In The Sky!

I mean, seriously, can there be enough Power Girl drawings ;-)

Friday, November 4, 2011

My team of choice:

This was too hilarious not to post:


A sketch for a friend's birthday :-)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New November Sketchcards!

The Dark Queen from Battletoads

Kala the Neutrino from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Monsters Love Mallorie

This piece was done about a year ago, but, for some reason (cough *computer crash *cough*), I lost the original photoshop file. After doing some snooping around on my back up hard drives, I came across it! It's a pic of my Facebook friend, Mallorie, and her love for monsters!

Hope y'all enjoy!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dragon*Con vs Comic Con!

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

The Wicked Elphaba

In the spirit of Halloween....

Copic sketch of Elphaba (The Wicked Witch of the West) from Wicked/The Wizard of Oz.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Sketchcards are baaaaaaaack!

Velma from Scooby-Doo: Mysteries Incoporated!

Steelheart from Silverhawks

Sunday, October 9, 2011

No one else is the same...

Another drawing that has just been sitting in my computer for months until now!

Yes, again, I must confess my secret love for Jem! ;-)


The Purr-fect Woman

Copic marker sketch of Catwoman (Jim Balent style)! It's based on the purr-fect cosplay of Tantrim Costumes. You can check out her work here:

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

"You're big. Fought bigger."

Rough copic sketch of the God of Thunder himself, Thor!

MST- Ms Mars!

Sketches from last nights Mystery Sketch Theater event featuring Ms. Mars!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Sketch of Tesla Strong from America's Best Comics' Tom Strong.

Nurse Whitney

A colored sketch of my friend, Whitney, in her Halloween costume from a few years back.

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Maleficent BelleChere

Gray marker sketch of the marvelous BelleChere as Maleficent (J. Scott Campbell style) from Sleeping Beauty. Let me tell you that seeing this costume in the flesh at Dragon*Con was one of the highlights of the con for me. Truly amazing and probably one of the best crafted costumes that I had ever seen in person.

To see her spectacular cosplays, check them out here:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lady Jaye

Copic marker sketch I did today of Lady Jaye from G.I. Joe.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

We Can Do It!

Fiona from Adventure Time!

Dragon*Con 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:

Marie-Claude Bourbonnais

Riddle as Snow White

To check out some of my photos from the con, just head over to my Facebook page via this link:

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sketches for Scott

This was done for a sketch trade with superstar artist Scott Blair at Dragon*Con this year. Super honored that he would want something done by me in the first place!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I have juice boxes!

Sketch card of Element Woman from DC's Flashpoint series.
Just adorable, especially with her little juice boxes ;-)

This Kitty Kat

A drawing from last year that wasn't colored until now.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Commission of the JSA's Cyclone from DC Comics

Friday, August 5, 2011

Mystery Sketch Theater 8/3/11

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

Lady Two-Face

Lady Two-Face, inspired by the amazing cosplay of Meagan Marie. This piece was done with a combination of warm and cool grey copic markers.

You can check out her mind blowing work here:

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Amy Winehouse 1983-2011

On a more dismal note, it saddens me to hear about the death of Amy Winehouse. My good friend, Maxx, turned me on to her music a few years ago before she hit it big here in the states. Her music and soulful styling have inspired me oh so many times. Rather it be during a simple drawing session or just a long car ride after a hectic day, Winehouse's music just had a way of capturing a soul and just telling it to " just relax". Back to Black is probably one of the few albums that I can listen to from start to finish on repeat and never get tired of it. She was just that damn good! Say what you want about her outside antics and tumultuous personal life, but you can't deny the sheer amount of talent and presence that woman displayed in her music. Without her, the world might not have been given the proper chance to embrace newer international talents such as Adele.

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.

"Back in the game, baby!"

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

The Marvelous Mary Marvel

A Copic marker sketch of Mary Marvel. Haven't done one of these in a while, so i'm a bit rusty. Not only that, but the copics are starting to die a bit too. Looks like it's time for ol' Chris to just suck it up and get a fresh new set. LOL!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cosplay For A Cause

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!


Sunday, June 12, 2011