August 13, 2007

Oldie but not so goodie

Don't you just love going through your old sketchbooks and finding something that makes you say, "did I draw that?"

Depending on the sketch, I certainly do. This is one of them. Sort of. The sketchbook was from about 3 years ago, so with my archaeological expertise, I'm guessing this is from that time period. I may redraw this at some point.


August 3, 2007

And now it's done

I think. Added a couple more details and fixed the towers in the back a little. It looks more finished I think but what do I know?

August 2, 2007

Saved this one for last

since it's one of the most complete drawings I've ever done. That's not saying much but don't rain on my parade.

Tons O' Stuff

I've been away but I haven't stopped doodling and you, my fans are the lucky ones! Anyone out there?

June 7, 2007

May be time for a name change?

I'm thinking of changing the blog name to SketchDump since that's what I've been doing lately. But the winners here are you guys since you get to see all my great work. *sarcasm*

Anyways, here's some works in progress. As you can see, I've been watching POTC: Dead Man's Chest on cable alot.

June 4, 2007

Time for a poll....

I redid the smoke on this design and I'm not sure if I prefer this one or the original. I'm leaning towards this one but I don't know so I turn to you guys to help.

Another day, another update..

I must be on a roll. Here's a design I did experimenting with color harmony and a style I saw on one of those graphic tees. Surprisingly, I can see this as a t-shirt so anyone want to use this, contact me. I work cheap.

May 31, 2007

Due to overwhelming demand...

Well, because of one person really, I decided to put up the drawing without the blur just so you can see what it looks like.

Basically, I'm doing this for my fans.

May 30, 2007

Took long enough

but I'm back. So this is for the two of you that visit this site semi-regularly.

April 24, 2007

Sketch dump

Hey all!

Here's a combination of old and new sketches. Pretty interesting to see some development in my technique so a shout out to practicing and to my friends who pointed out my weak points. The hours of crying after your stinging words have been worth it. Thanks....

April 16, 2007

Slowly but surely

I'm finishing up the coloring on this. I tried playing with different ways to stylize the clouds so what I have right now isn't set in stone.

April 8, 2007

Happy Easter!

Want to wish everyone who visits this blog (all 4 of you) a very Happy Easter and Passover.

I'd draw an Easter bunny or something but I'm too tired from preparation for my Big Fat Greek Easter.

Happy holidays all!

April 5, 2007

Title for the sake of a title

Since I have no idea what to name this. I wanted to do an ad for an island getaway. The "sand" was a happy accident and I think the effect works out pretty well.

April 3, 2007

One step forward

Coloring my work has always been a problem of mine. Not sure why, but I've always had issues getting things right. I'm playing around with a new book and I have to say, this is alot better than anything I've done in the past. Not saying much but it's an improvement.

This is the work in progress and I'm enjoying how it's coming along.

March 31, 2007

Aw yeah!

Here's the finished version of the sketch below.

This was digitally inked by the abominable Keith Conroy. It's always an honor to have a talented (but really really REALLY slow) guy like Keith make your art look better. Check out his site via the links to the right. Maybe it'll push him to add more. (hint)

March 29, 2007

Insomnia sure is fun

If anything, I seem to sketch alot more while I'm wide awake at 3am. I'm sure that happens to everyone, right?

Here's a late night/early morning sketch. Have to say that the outfit looks like a reject from some bullfighter but I'm posting it anyways.

March 28, 2007

Not sure what to call this...

It's just a mish-mash of images that I have laying about in my computer, some Soviet style text and a little mixing of colors. It's an interesting experiment that kind of works in spite of some basic elements.

March 21, 2007


Now Photobucket is down which is why nothing is viewable.

Some might say that's a good thing but I disagree. I have to, it's my site. But here's hoping they fix it soon, I hate using ImageShack.

But it's back up now...yay Photobucket tech dudes.

March 18, 2007

Kept my word

and did a Photoshop piece. Nothing too complex but enough to get me into the flow of using the tools again. It was fun and I'm going to play around with it some more this week.

March 16, 2007

So I was wrong...

I do have another fantasy sketch. But I'm going to try and curb it, really! I have to do some more design-y stuff so that's going to be my resolution for the coming weeks.

Till then....

March 14, 2007

Even more sketches...

At least this blog is living up to the name. So yeah, a couple more sketches. I'm going to try and break away from the fantasy thing for a bit. And I really need to do some more design stuff. I've gotten lax and that's never a good thing.

Till then, enjoy!

March 13, 2007

Which one do I prefer?

I'm kind of torn. I like that it's cleaner looking but the other (posted) version looks more alive with the red lines peaking through the inks. It's hard to choose between my babies.

And for me to spell "choose".

March 11, 2007

And the inked version

I don't think it came out as well as I would've liked. I'm trying to utilize a thick outline then switching to a thinner one for the details. It's something I still need to work on.

March 5, 2007

I'm back!!

Got a new computer and to celebrate, two new sketches! One's almost complete and the other is a work in progress. Enjoy!

February 23, 2007

Oh crap..

Having some major computer issues this week which is why I haven't updated in a while.

Hopefully, I'll be up and running by early next week.

February 17, 2007

February 13, 2007

Here's a trio of drawings I did over the weekend. I thought about cleaning them up about but I love the looseness of the lines.

February 8, 2007


Going through some discs, I stumbled across this piece I did. It's a spoof of those old sci-fi/self help book covers. And being the wit that I am, came up with an original name for the "author".

February 5, 2007

Another piece using photos as brushes. I also got to experiment with some font stylings. It's not complex but I think the simplicity suits this.

February 1, 2007

I read an article in a design magazine about using photos as brushes in Photoshop. So here's my attempt. Just some random images but the results are....interesting. Updated to fix up some elements and add a few more.

January 30, 2007

I was looking through some old stuff I had in one of my portfolios and found this. I always thought this was a clever design (if I say so myself) and I can't believe I don't have a digital version of it on some disc.

So the quality isn't that great but I want to put it up.

January 27, 2007

Ok, I was wrong. Here's another one. Had to make some subtle changes to the tower. I think this looks less, umm, phallic than the last couple. I think.

January 26, 2007

Decided to add one more new sketch before the weekend.

I cheated a lil bit in Photoshop but I'm not sure if it's going to stay or not. I'll see if I can come up with a better element. Till then....

January 23, 2007

And here's the last piece in my series of ads for imaginary companies. It's really a collection of layers but it looks interesting. I may have overdone the flare a bit.

And the text is pixelated, as well. I'll have to fix that.

This was an attempt at doing a psychedelic rock poster. It looks like an LSD trip but I think it still needs a bit more. And the words mean nothing, just some random phrases.

When I was in San Francisco, I always saw sushi places with the strangest names. So in honor of all those wacky restaurants, I designed an ad for an imaginary place. Oh, and if there really is a Sunshine Sushi, call me to use this.

January 17, 2007

Continuing the fantasy theme like the drawing below and yet another character design. I kind of like the cartoony aspect of the figure, if I do say so myself.

January 9, 2007

Just another new sketch I did over the weekend. The story behind this one is too geeky to mention here. So, without further ado.

January 5, 2007

One more before the weekend. This is a work in progress. I'm thinking about trying to ink this in Illustrator before coloring it. I'm thinking I can get a more consistent line inking digitally, so we'll see. I'll update as I do further work on it.

Reading through a book on punk rock, I couldn't help but fall in love with the posters. They were always so gritty, as if to reflect the music. So I decided to try my hand at it using a friend's band. I hope he won't kill me.

And if you live in NYC, be sure to check them out. They're a hard rocking band that sound like a combination Alice in Chains and Soundgarden.

I always loved the look of the iPod ads so I decided to come up with some sort of companion piece for the Aiport Express. Always fun experimenting with Illustrator.

Not crazy about the font now that I see it like this.