Sunday, October 3, 2010

SCC: The Killian Flyer

This is a quick sketch of my O.C. (the guy in the banner) in what is supposed to be a flyer for our comic group at Square City Comics. Have I not mentioned that before? Oh yeah, check us out at

To-Do List

One of the problems I have is starting too many things at once and not finishing them up. So here is my queue and stuff I MUST complete before the year is up:

• First Five Cover for Issue #2
• Square City Comics Killian Flyer
• Square City Comics Collaboration Poster feat. Xio
• The Dragon Slayer One Pager
• The CMYK Project
• Ghost Rider Commission

I know I have more but for now I'm going to focus on knocking these out. SO THE DRAWIN IS ON!!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Post-It Art

Life's been a little crazy lately. I did finally upgrade my iMac computer and I <3 it oh so much! Only thing is I lost all my CS3 software...hmm looking at buying CS5 for a $499 student price...Donations anyone? Lol.

Oh so this was a fast sketch with red and green pens.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Dragon Slayer

Back in 2008, I drew the sketch below.

I never forgot it since it vividly struck an image in my brain. Of course as with everything else, it was pushed back into my obscure memory until I had uncovered that sketch under a big pile of papers. So again I was re-inspired and drew the second sketch in 2009 but it fizzled out...

Since trying to get back to drawing I remembered this one piece and has been on my to-do list for several reasons. I plan to draw it out on 11 x 17 and practice coloring it digitally. It is time to tackle my fears of drawing an entire page/story on a large format. I get overwhelmed with what angle, which perspective, and oh God, what background to draw that it freaks me out so much and I don't think I can see it through. That's just silly so time to grow some balls and just DRAW the damn thing!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

More Post-It Art

Yay, more super fast, post-it art!

Mister Jameson, 8.12.10

Big Boy Drunk Off Food, 8.12.10

Arrr!, 8.31.10

Friday, September 3, 2010

Research: Alphonse Mucha

I did a fast image search on Mucha. His style has been an inspiration for me since discovering him in my art history class...especially since we both seem to share a love for long, flowing hair! Here are some great examples I found:

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Project: CMYK

The plan for my next series is called "CMYK" in which I want to portray elements of print design in an artistic matter. In printing, CMYK mode is primarily used so for each color (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and blacK) will be personified into female figures à la Alphonse Mucha style, my favorite artist and father of Art Nouveau. Below are some sketches I did last week. Now to find some research on some of my ideas and expand on them.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Finally finished this series (started it in November 2009). I have already started some sketches on a new series, we'll see how long that will take to complete.

More Woman Portrait

Trying to work on those feminine features and trying to move away from angular and sharp edges. Quick sketch I did on the plan on the way to Fort Lauderdale last week (which of course took longer than expected) but never underestimate the power of paper and pencil!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Azula Sketch

I've been watching Avatar: The Last Airbender on NickToons every freaking night. I put my tv on sleeper and pass out with it on my subconscious...I love this damn show so much! I'm so excited for the new series starting up, Legend of Korra!!!

Anyways, this was just a fast sketch of Azula, my favorite villain. She's so kick ass!

Xio Sketch

A quick sketch I did on a note pad of Xio.

Woman Sketch

I forgot to upload this, drawn about 3 weeks ago. I can definitely see some improvement from this and how I'm drawing now. Something about the torso and the hips doesn't look right. Seems I elongate it too much.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thanatos & Hypnos Sketch

Per :cesar-hernandez:'s request (on DA) here is a quick sketch of Thanatos and Hypnos, the Gods of Death and Sleep. They are also twins.

And if you didn't know, I'm a big greek/roman mythology fan. I drew my own version of the gods a while ago. I'm thinking about redoing a new series on them.

Oh this was also drawn on a hot pink sheet of paper..guess my scanner didn't like that too much.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


This is a co-created character between me and Edward Viscarra. Her name is Xio. This is still in it's early stages. I'm reworking on a character sheet for her. Seems like my practice is paying off. I used 8 heads for the height. Things I need to fix are her knees and feet and work on her arms and hands. Do her boobs look alright? lol.

Post-It Sketch 2

More Post-It Art, practicing 3/4 view. Trying to soften the features and make them more please my sensei :-P

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Post-It Sketch

A quickie...not much more to update. Practicing more on faces, which her head is too wide.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Phoenix Sketch

I had to redo Jean's bottom half over a million times. Somehow I could not get it right and I'm actually still not happy with it. But I do like her hair :-) I'm drawing the X-Women with their costumes circa 1997ish (when I started buying comics).

Storm Sketch

I have always had trouble drawing figures with their head tilted upwards. I think I can improve at this. I also like Storm because of her big hair...If you haven't noticed, I really enjoy drawing hair.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rogue Sketch

I drew this today. Something is off and can't quite figure out why but I think I'm improving. So some progress with Rogue!

Lilith Studies

I drew this out yesterday. Lilith from Darkstalkers was another chick I always used to draw. Morrigan was too powerful so they separated her soul. Her soul developed into a young girl, named Lilith. Anyways, just practicing some face studies.

Psylocke Sketch

So I went up to Rehoboth Beach this past weekend. Saturday it poured so I drew this quick sketch in the hotel room. My proportions are still off and I had left the print outs Rey Arzeno so kindly sketched out for me as guides...Well more progress to come.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Morrigan Studies

*Sigh* Morrigan from Darkstalkers is my favorite character from that game. She rocks! If you go back to 2001-2004 in my gallery at deviantart, you will see that I used to draw her a lot (along with Lilith).

Sketch 1: I tried to make an interesting pose, something a little more dynamic. I attempted doing the head length thing for the figure but her head is ENORMOUS. Will work on proportions some more.

Sketch 2: Here was more figuring out the whole head count thing with the figure length. Hmm big head again? Possibly!

FINALLY!!! An Update!

Wow so my first post in this thing was waaaay back in March...Well, time to get serious. So back in the day I mainly drew chicks...past few years it has been mostly I am now having trouble drawing girls.

GOAL 1: Perfect the female body and anatomy.

This sketch was more focused on the face and expressions. Done in 15 minutes at work lol. Gotta stay awake somehow.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Year is Twenty Ten...

For the first post I find it fitting to talk about my past, my present, and where I would like to be in the future.

Ever since I was about 5 years old, I have always grabbed paper and pencil and doodled my ideas onto it. I was somewhat of a loner, kept to myself most of the time and would shut myself in my room drawing and losing track of time. I poured all my time into it but I was shutting myself from the rest of the world.

Fast forward to my college years where I did the most growth, where I discovered who I was and finally learned to accept it and finally let people in. I became more social, I realized that I was able to let myself go and have fun with others.

And now we are here. Having graduated with a degree in graphic design and having a full time job along with a pretty large social life, I have neglected the one thing that has stuck with me since childhood. I definitely don't want to loose it. I have looked back at my drawings from 10 and 5 years ago and I am always amazed at the amount of creativity I had back than which now I seem to have none. Hopefully this doesn't mean that I have lost it kinda how Peter Pan loses his charm if he were to become an "adult".

So my hope is to rediscover and ignite the passion I once had long ago. And hopefully this blog will help serve as motivation for me to reach that goal. So far in this year I have drawn 6 drawings and it's already March...Time to get the ball rolling and so here we go!