Wednesday, August 28, 2013

More Brush Pen practice

I do little doodles to warm up before cracking down on work. Lately I've been inking them with my brush pens for practice. Here's a recent page.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

DR. Sketchy's, Aug 2013

I went to a Dr. Sketchy's this past weekend. The model had a sort of film noir detective lady thing going on. I don't know why, but I struggled the entire evening and wasn't too proud of anything I came up with. Oh well. Here you are anyways!

I worked in pencils and brush pens. In think next time I need to start with something smooshy and loose, like charcoal or a crow quill, to help me shake the more comfortable, heavy cartoony look I always fall back into.

 There was a little competition to make a 
book cover out of this pose.

The last is a quick sketch of the MC for the event. 

Hopefully next time I'll be able to get into a better groove instead of getting 
stuck in whatever the heck rut happened this last time. :)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

It's Markventure Time!

I needed help figuring out how to get a certain sounds for a ringtone on my too-smart-phone and offered an Adventure Time style portrait in payment. My friend Mark was the big winner. Anyways, I used his dog Punc as inspiration for a sidekick.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Inking Practice

I got some fancy-pants brush pens for a job and I needed to practice with them. The first time I ever used a brush pen I hated it. It felt totally out of control and clunky. I hadn't touch one since then until now! AND THESE ARE SO AMAZING!

But boy howdy do I need practice!

Here are some inking practice bits I did.

Monday, August 5, 2013


I'm working one a couple of projects with NDAs, so for now here are some doodles: A cat and robot sketch and a piece of a WIP personal project I work on as a warm-up piece.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Doernbecher Hospital RAD Room Mural

Hi guys! I graduated and then got some miscellaneous odd jobs. Here's the process of a mural I painted with a team of artists at OHSU's Doernbecher Children's hospital. The goal was to make the scary x-ray room more fun and exciting for the kids. There were two other rooms that had been painted previously, so we had a style guide to follow. Our room's theme was "lunar adventure". They already had these neat galaxy images over some of the lights in the ceiling for inspiration.

Here's what it looked like before we started.

Then we started in. We spent the first 3-4 days just working in the background. There was a lot of collaboration, but he had an art lead to point us in the right direction.

The last few days we needed to have our individual characters and scenes fleshed out. Here are some sketches and concepts I developed throughout the project.

And the big finale!

Some more finished shots.

(I was primarily in charge of the two kids playing with dolls and the tall long thing and the set of drawers with the "space ship".)