Thursday, March 31, 2011

March of the sketchbooks day 31

It's the last day of March of the sketchbooks.
I was able to post almost every day.
Here's the last one for March.

I have been thinking about a halloween project lately for myself, and a spring project for a potential client so My brain mashed them together and came up with Gnombies. Zombie Gnomes.
I'll be inking these as practice for the halloween project.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March of the sketchbooks day 29

More skully stuff.

Business cards

I am in need of new business cards as I make a concentrated effort to go out and meet more people and make them aware of my business.
Below are several examples I came up with today.
Let me know which one is your favorite.
Which ones don't work.
Or anything that could be done to improve one or more.
Click on the image to see it full size.

Monday, March 28, 2011

March of the sketchbooks day 28

I inked this over the week end.

I believe I'll add color for fun.
Individually they might make for some fun/cool stickers or tattoos.

Zombunnies and critter pirates in full color. Modified

I received some feedback on this image and made some changes.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Zombunnies and critter pirates in full color.

I used Illustrator to color the Zombunnies.
And then put a noise layer over it in photoshop.

Now it's time to cultivate the next idea.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

If - Stir

This weeks word is Stir.
The pirates in the foreground are trying not to stir the water as they sneak past the guard.

I am currently using illustrator to color this image with a limited pallet to create a nice night scene.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

sketchbook Month Day 15

Beware the Tides of March.

Adventure Mouse has discovered that that nice soft landing spot has it's downside.
For some reason I decided to draw a zombie walking in nose deep water.

Friday, March 11, 2011


In doing my research for things going on in March besides the typical Holidays it came to my attention that March 30th is The birthday of my favorite artist Vincent van Gogh.
So I decided to make him the subject of this months promo mailer.

I'm open to comments on improving it.
If you see any typo's let me know.

I'm planning on doing a series of these on different artists.
I'd like to tweak it to be the kind of thing a middle school art teacher would hand out to students, or be in one of those magazines that they hand out in class.
That's the reason for the title.

I'm planning on sending this out around the 20th so there's time for comments and corrections.

Sketchbook Month Day 11

I took my Micron pen and inked the aardvark.

I will be coloring this sketchbook page either with markers or watercolor and colored pencil.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sketchbook Month Day 10

Here's another blown up and inked sketch from the old sketchbook.

He and a few more are all a part of my next e-mail news letter.
They'll all be in color.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sketchbook Month Day 9

Aardvarks and Leprechauns!

Today is a Two Fer.
I drew these while subbing at a middle school.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sketchbook Month Day 8

Here's day 8's sketchbook page.

I bought a cheap pack of blending stumps at Michaels to play with the other day.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sketchbook Month Day 7

I took one of the van Gogh sketches from my sketchbook and inked him with a micron pen.

I'm going to take him into Illustrator and add some flat color.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sketchbook Month Day 4

Dr. Suess revisited.
I went back and inked the sketch that I did on the good doctors birthday.

It was inked with a brand new Pigma brush pen.
I can't say I recommend them.
The brush is already going bad.

I'll have to go back to learning to control a real brush with ink.

After inking I went in and added some flat color with Photoshop.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sketchbook Month Day 3

Day 3 of sketchbook month.
Space cats, Van Gogh, and assorted heads.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sketchbook Month Day 2

Today's sketches.

Today is Doctor Seuss' Birthday.
I was subbing at a high school so I didn't have any reference to draw from so I decided to draw a cat in a hat holding a fish in a bowl and thing 1 and thing 2.
Now that I am home I can look up some reference to influence the inking.

I also did some more sketches of Vincent van Gogh.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sketchbook Month Day 1

Some sketches of Vincent van Gogh for a personal project.