Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Pen & Ink

"Young Goodman Doomfiste" striding the back roads of New York, Pennsylvania, and Northern New Jersey ever vigilant lest Satan's Bouncers gain foote holde, etc. A pen and ink done sitting around the kitchen table instead of taking care of any number of householde duties.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Drawing the wrong Harley Quinn

So my son finally started playing Arkham Asylum on his X-Box .... I've enjoyed watching. Phrases like: "Hit 'em again, Joe!" and "Use the Batarang, damnit!" fill the living room. Anyways, I was impressed by the new character design on Harley Quinn; a little grimier, a little sluttier- all things a mother hopes for her daughter. It inspired me to draw her, mind you, while I'm watching, the reference is in front of me, and I get it completely wrong! Things like that really rattles my confidence in my memory. I obviously don't remember what a Tommy-Gun looks like, either!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


I drew this last October, but I up and inked it last week. A block away from where I work is a real kick-ass body shop specializing in jacked-up auto body kick-assism. In warmer months the rear garage-door is usually open and I can see the dudes hangin out on the ramp as I drive by in my bitchin' Dodge Caravan. Above is the dress code.
If I had a cane, I'd wag it those mega-ne'er-do-wells.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Hello, Sailor

I started with a girl's face and goggles, and everything went forth from there. An awkward place to begin a composition, I'll admit.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Yep, it's Odin, father of Thor, and yes, I should've posted this on a Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One line

Drawn with one continuous line .... even the whiskers.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Thor, The Mighty

Yep, it's The Mighty Thor. This is an awfully light sketch, my apologies, I think I was intending to ink it at some point. At that later time, I would commit to fleshing out the hands of course, and they'd be great. "Don't you go a-tryin' to snatch my hammer away from me!" is what he's saying here.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pokemon Black and White

Same night as my previous post from the pre-release of Pokemon "Black & White" cards event. I turned my attention to some of the adult-to-middle-aged Pokemon players. I didn't stutter.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pokemon Pre-Release

I took my son to a Pokemon Pre-Release a few weeks ago, introducing the new line of "Black & White" cards. The kids are always excited because they get 6 or 8 packs of the new cards, from which they construct the strongest decks they can, then "battle" each other in a mini-tournament. I took the opportunity to sketch.

Upper image; multiple views of the guy who runs these things locally. Has a good rapport with the kids. I've never seen him when he's not eating the worst form of cheese-laden fast food.

Same page; Girl in the lower left corner, if I were to accurately capture her color, I'd just apply black to her t-shirt and orange to her hair, everything else would match. I'd go do that now if it didn't involve having to find my colored pencils, then I'd probably have to sharpen them and stuff- forget it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Dream to Some ....

A reasonably faithful depiction of a dream I recently had. It's hard to believe, but those feet are horrifying in a dream! Don't ask what's in the pumpkin. It's a good thing I keep a bottle of ink on the bed-stand.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another, Almost

This relates to the previous post below, in my attempt to draw what I think is a grotesque, only to finish and realize, well it's not too far off the mark. This is a fun exercise, at least for me, finding the most unflattering expression in the mirror and sketching the result. Is it just me or is one eye lower than the other- dammit!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Captain America

I take my son to a comic book store every other week (following my payday). I'll pick up a few titles although there's nothing I follow regularly. Who can follow comics these days? Every character has a dozen titles attached to it. It's rare that an artist or writer stays on a book for more than a few issues, so there's no feeling of continuity or community for that matter. Most comicbook artists I'm familiar with are dead now anyways. sigh.
It's funny, I'll sit down and make an attempt at real exaggeration, and when I'm finished with a drawing I find everything looks in the neighborhood of realism. I've tried caricature as well, with similar results.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Universal's Frankenstein

Some few weeks ago, while introducing my son to the Universal horror pictures. Didn't quite get it right, although the lips could make him almost related to me.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Slump Breaker

Still trying to break out of the doldrums, the hat came first, then the rest. What's the deal with the ears? I've drawn robots with stovepipe hats in the past, perhaps I shoulda gone that way this time.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Last of the Winter Hair

A week or so ago. Me making use of available faces at my house.

Monday, May 2, 2011


The dog, pouting. I'm still a bit more conservative with the pencil than normal, I'll endeavor to fix that!