Sunday, November 4, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rebirth of the N'awlins project

It's September! And I have brought my n'awlins project back from the near dead. It will be my masters final thesis project. [you can can check out one of my very first blogs called nawlins to see the first of the eight triptychs that will be the end result.] So, i'm working on triptych number two. Here are a few sketches that will be incorporated. 

I think i'll be documenting the progress and process of this project for the next few months, so if yer curious, just follow along. And i'll do my best at staying consistent with my postings.

Enjoy and cheers to a welcome and happy resurrection!


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Onwards and Upwards

Onward and Upward, the phrase of the day... 
( mostly excited about the inking [nib]. the color job is still in the works [photoshop] )


Friday, August 24, 2012

Pretty chateaus all in a row...

Today i went to visit the chateau of Cheverny. There i took a stroll through the magical gardens and woods and came upon this incredible tree. It is my favorite tree at Cherverny.

Pretty chateaus all in a row, where do your gardens grow?

two pairs of eyes

What started as a doodle of one scribbled out eye from my special friend, I transformed it into this.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

girl in the water

I drew this in pencil from a cool French poster i was given yesterday. The figure is pretty similar, the rest is a bit different. well, in particular my interpretation of the water and her hair. I'm going to ink it next, so thought i would document the penciled stage first.


rat skullz

just a doodle from what i think was a rat skull...i forgot. it might have been a squirrel type rodent too. but it was small and full of minuscule details and i couldn't put it down.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gimme mo' Smile

I asked my friend what he wanted from Paris. He replied, "The Mona Lisa." "Alright," I thought. "I'll give you the Mona Lisa."


Poor miss Mona Lisa caged behind plexi-glass so thick,
i bet she can barely breath,
but she's just barely forcing that smile for all those damn cameras and spectators.
after all, a lady must always keep appearances.
Though in this day and age, it has really become a major effort to keep one's mouth shut...
Let 'er out!

And I bring you the Mona Lisa!


note: background is The Shire vs. Mordor

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Young Fire Thrower

This illustration was inspired by my experiences of Bastille Day in Paris:

arabic children running through the streets throwing
fireworks of various medium to larger sizes all over the place
all over the streets and the squares
disturbing the lady i'm staying with's peace, along with many
in the neighborhood's.
it's pouring rain, i'm standing out on the balcony
watching and loving it.
The following day, i went to see the disco themed out of this world
fireworks at the Eiffel Tower celebration.

The two combined effects left this impression in my mind.
I have attached the original and my tweaked, more animated
version of how it really all was in my head.

And i quote:
Throw fireworks not bombs. And maybe one day they will
throw flowers and not rocks
because they won't be so angry
because they won't have anything to be so angry about
because maybe if we all do our part and stand together
against injustice maybe
just maybe...


Saturday, July 14, 2012


My friend Eva's assignment #2 for me. Completed. She once drew a cool backpacker character. I just loved it. So she suggested I draw his friend. It may have turned into a semi-selfportait, slash commentary on being a traveler in general.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Just an Arm in a String

My friend Eva told me to draw a person underground with a string attached to a bell on a tree above ground. This is what happened:

there once was a lad
attached to his arm
was very sad
but caused no harm

a bell attached to a string
he made no more effort
the sound would ding
a wanderer's journey was not short
caused the birds to sing

the bell hung from a tree
above ground where one could see

alive under ground
made no sound
should he be found

save for the bell attached to his arm by a string.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

First Smell of Revolt

second round of Che influenced drawings. like i said, i'm back on board. oh, and these should really be viewed side by side. But bah!, technicalities.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Just Peachy in Paris

My friend Peachy and I made a pact before I left for Paris. I will draw a drawing, and then i will send it to her. Then she will add to it, and send it back to me, then i will add to it, and then she, etc. I am assuming we are going to have to attach paper to paper eventually. But for now, let the games begin!


Ps. i should add that this image was inspired by a cool poster in the apartment i'm staying at.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Burning Down The House

My inactivity has gone on for too long. I did warn that I do this periodically. After three nights of watching Che Guevara documentaries, there should at least be a few recognizable influences in the next few pieces to come. This one is the first. Maybe Talking Heads has a little bit to do with it too.


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Amazon Warrior Princesses

My apologies, it has been a while, but May was such a busy time. So, voila, my last inkings. I inked the blue lines of another artist. I used the same nib pen that i've been using. Soon, I am going to create my own warriors and ink them too.

Enjoy! And let the Summertime begin!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Just Another Day...

Here's a one page comic i had to do recently. It's from a short script i wrote a few months ago. Enjoy!


Monday, May 7, 2012

Lost Boy

From the opening in the tree, which was actually the opening to their home, the Lost Boys did come to and fro. Though they loved the secrecy and shelter of underground, outside is where they came to play. They were always in tune with the other animals in the forest and with them they would spend each day. This one day was no different than any other, as this particular Lost Boy emerged...

Photo reference combined with owl study. Inked with nib.


Monday, April 30, 2012


To hold you over for the time being, before some good stuff comes up. Just some doodling. ridiculoso!