Saturday, June 18, 2011

More Fanart

My nerdiness knows no bounds.

Here's some more drawings I did based on the comic at

Blacklight Jaguar

Stylized painting of a jaguar I did just for fun.

This painting has a secret, I mixed UV sensitive paint in while I was making it.

This is the best photo I could get of it glowing, my camera really isn’t cut out for low-light photography:

Expect more blacklight paintings in the near future, as I find them very fun to do.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Digital Doodles

Here's two silly drawings I did for a doodle thread:

Evil Scooby:

Creepy Flounder:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Animation Exercises

I took a fairly beginner animation class last semester, and here are some of the exercises I landed up doing:

These were just in-class motion exercises, so they are all really rough.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Old Fanart

This was a digital painting I did quite a while ago. It depicts my cousin's Phantasy Star Online character in his favorite level.

It's funny to me now, because it was the first of its type that I had done, and I really had no idea what I was doing.

For example, this is the actual working size of the canvas, so I couldn't really zoom in, and I did it all on one layer.

I'm glad I've since learned my lesson.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Small Sketch Update

Just a few things I scanned.

The first two are of an alien that was in a dream I had as a child. I drew it a lot when I was young, I decided to see if I could remember the design.

The next one is also from my dreams. It's a recurring monster that would appear in my nightmares when I was young.

I find it really interesting to try and draw imagery from dreams, even if it never turns out quite the way I see it in my mind.

Last one is the Scarecrow, my favorite Batman villain. We had been talking about Batman in my animation class.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

More Sophomore Art

I found a few more things from my Sophomore year that I never uploaded.

H.G. Wells
H.P. Lovecraft

Edgar A. Poe

This last one was for a poster. Drawn with a tablet in Photoshop.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Oingo Boingo Painting

I keep finding old stuff! Here's photos of a project I did sophomore year. We had to choose a song and do a painting based on the lyrics, trying to capture the mood of the song in the imagery while including the first letter of the song's name. I chose the song Water by Oingo Boingo, a band from the 80's that I still love. They used a lot of Day of the Dead style imagery in their promotional art and videos.
They also would have blacklights at their concerts. This was the first painting I did with blacklight paint.

Old Old Old Sketches

I found some drawings I did waaay back in highschool.

Might as well post them up here!

The last one is a fan drawing I did of a character from Death Note, which is an anime I liked a lot in Highschool. It was also the first drawing I did when I found out how fun it is to ink something with india ink and a calligraphy pen.

Fanart Funtimes

There's a webcomic site that a lot of my friends and I have been really into lately called mspaintadventures.

It's a long read, but really interesting, so if you need a way to pass some time I recommend it.

Anyway, been drawing some fan art of it with my friends. There's one character in particular that I really like, so I've done some digital art of him for the fun of it:

Some people may say fan art is a waste of time, but I think it's a great way to practice.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jaguar Painting

Here's a painting I did of a jaguar for fun. I started out thinking I was going to do it in an Aztec style but.. I just went kind of crazy with it. That's the cool part about painting just for fun, going crazy.

The colors look a little strange... that's because I actually painted this with blacklight paint. Unfortunately, my camera is broken and I don't know when I'll get a new one, so I can't get a good photo of it glowing.

This is all I can manage:

If I ever can get a good photo of the whole thing glowing, I'll put it up.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Old Paintings

Going to go ahead and put some more old stuff up here, otherwise I'll forget and lose track of my old files again.

These are paintings that I did throughout my highschool years. They were done with acrylic paints, and are listed chronologically... as far as I can remember, at least:

The below painting was for a class. The subject matter is my own interpretation of Quetzalcoatl, an Aztec creation deity. It's hard to tell, but these paintings were over 20 square feet in surface area:
The final painting is different from the others as it was made with india ink and a little bit of watercolor:

I'm working on scanning some newer paintings at the moment. I finally have my own scanner, and I'm pretty happy about that!

Old Projects

I was organizing some of my folders and found a bunch of older school projects. Might as well throw everything I can on here!

If you're a relative of mine reading this, you should definitely completely ignore the timestamp on this post:
This was a design for a class I took freshman year.

The phoenix above I drew with a marker and scanned, the rest I added on using my tablet.

Another random thing from freshman year.This one's from sophomore year. We were supposed to make a tattoo design in Adobe Illustrator. Mine was some kind of Aztec jaguar snake thing.

Another one from sophomore year. I had to illustrate a "Florida panther." It also had to be drawn in chalk pastel, which I am soooooo bad atttttt.


For illustration class semester we're supposed to keep a sketchbook, and do drawings based on a different theme every week. The first theme was to draw yourself in whatever style you wished, as long as you did not look at a mirror or photo while doing so.

Naturally, mine turned out pretty dang silly. That's just how I am:

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Sharpie Died for this Post

There's a bit of a story behind this post. It feels a little weird to say publicly on the internet, but I honestly think giving the background for these makes them a lot more interesting than they would be otherwise.

One day I was having a bad panic attack, and I decided to try and work through it by drawing as quickly as I could without thinking about what I was drawing at all until I felt back to normal. Here's what came out of that, in chronological order: