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Entries in Pencil (5)

Tuesday
May242016

Okotto, Nago, Beautiful and Strong

A few months ago I have the absolute pleasure for creating work for a Miyazaki Tribute show at SketchPad Gallery in San Francisco. I decided I'd illustrate Nago from Princess Mononoke in his peaceful form, before he lost himself. I produced two original pieces in the creation of this illustration; a pencil and a painting.

The pencils I use tend to be on the softer side and don't do well with lots of painting over top, especially on a painting this detailed. So instead, once the pencil is finished, I scan it in and reprint it as a giclee print on hot press watercolor paper. This way, I can preserve my pencil work underneath the gouache. 

I tend to layer quite a bit with gouache, staining and building up values slowly. Overall, this piece took about 3-4 days to complete. Here's the final image: 

The final image measures 9x12 and is gouache on hot press watercolor paper. Thanks so much for looking! 

Saturday
Aug022014

Creepy Creature Pencils 

Hey folks! I have more pencil work to show! Here are a few creepy creatures:

Kaiju Head Design

Wendigo Concept 

Yog-Sothoth Concept

More work coming soon! Thanks for looking! :) 

Wednesday
Jul302014

Little Sand Runners

I've recently updated The Red Valley Newsletter with some scribbles. Little Sand Runners are on the drawing board these days. I've been sketching them everywhere, trying to pinpoint their design. It's been lots of fun sketching run cycles and motions as I'd imagine they'd be quite agile and fast. 

 

These little sand runners will most likely inhabit the Gul Dunes, toward the northern reaches of The Red Valley. I really like the idea of mouth display in which individuals might have territorial disputes by flashing their brightly colored mouths. 

 

A few things are clear: Their forepaws are modified with one large toenail, used for digging and for striking other individuals over food or territory. Smaller toes aid in holding food and onto each other. Their back legs are large and muscular to propel them forward. Wide padded feet keep them on top of the sand and are equipped with large claws for defense. They are smallish, about the size of a small rabbit and so are very timid and quick to react to most things. They'd be lots of fun to animate! 

 

In any case, they are coming along nicely and I'm hoping to combine them along with a sural in a new piece soon. 

Monday
Jul282014

a doodle 

Getting back into regular doodling of critters, so here's something which squirted out.  Also done on my lovely new companion, which is a great device!


Monday
Apr072014

Endeavor Sketchbook

Hey folks! I have some news to share with you as well as a few sketches! First, I've just put my new sketchbook up for preorder! 

Endeavor Vol. 1 contains personal drawings, sketches and animal studies as well as process work for clients. It covers a variety of media including pencil, pen, marker, watercolor and photoshop. Comes Signed, 100 pages, full color printing, perfect bound, 6x9 inches.

Preorders of this book include a signed, limited edition giclée print of "The Monkey King" 8x10.

This offer ends on April 9th, Preorder the book here!

Here's a look at some new work! The Monkey King (which is included as a print with the book preorder) is my latest personal piece.

I've been getting back into adding more value into my pencil work lately as well:

Anyway, that's it for now! Thanks so much for looking! :)