Friday, September 16, 2011

BCC Commission 4

This was the last commission I did from Baltimore. It was a request to do the classic Typhoid Mary as portrayed by John Romita Jr. I really don't know much about the character but I think that's the best part about doing these commissions. I did my research and she's got quite a compelling backstory and she was introduced in Daredevil. Typhoid Mary is one of her split personalities.

© Typhoid Mary property of Marvel

Killian by Rand Arrington

This is Rand's interpretation of Killian. I like his use of linework. Check out his DA page at:

BCC Commission 3

This was the third commission from Baltimore which was on a trading card. The person wanted the Sword of Feast and Famine being held by a zombie-like creature from Magic The Gathering card game. This was different and fun to do. You can see more info here: Sword of Feast and Famine

© Wizards of the Coast

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Killian by Daniel Govar

I then gave the task of finding artists to my sister. She got this one from Daniel Govar. His style is pretty intricate and detail-oriented. Check out his stuff at

Killian by Rich Bernatovech

Another thing I started at Baltimore was a commission book for my OC Killian (the guy yelling on my blog's banner). He has water powers and is the prince of some Atlantean-like city.

I was honored to have done an art trade with Rich and he did such an amazing job with it!!! He truly threw down with the colors and getting all the details of my character, even with the smirk! It was a great start to the book ;-)

BCC Commission 2

Nightcrawler is a unique and fun character to draw so I was happy to do this one.

© Nightcrawler property of Marvel

Saturday, September 3, 2011

BCC Stuff - Pixxel Papa

My sister dragged me to PIXXEL PAPA's table. He basically is a bead-sprite artist. He's motto is "If it's pixelated I can make it." He had this Gambit and of course I had to purchase it. He said he was shocked no one had bought it earlier, Gambit is also his favorite X-Man :-D Anyway check out his other creations at:

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

BCC Commission 1

This was my first commission at Baltimore. It's Karolina Dean from Runaways fame. Using watercolors on her was perfect and I'm pretty happy how this turned out. Doing commissions is a little nerve-wracking since you have to turn it out in short period. Still I always say I work better under pressure and thrive in procrastination (which sometimes is not a good thing).

© Karolina Dean & Runaways property of Marvel

BCC Stuff - John Tyler Christopher

What brought me over to John's table was his amazing art nouveau inspired pieces. That by far has been my favorite art movement and he is amazing! He had this Gambit and Rogue print but unfortunately was sold out. Luckily, he will also be at NYCC and he said he would bring more prints of it! So I just had to get this Witchblade print. The amount of details he puts into his work is insane! I'm always appreciative when an artist is humble and takes the time to talk to you. John is approachable and a nice guy! I will definitely hunt him down in October :-D

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

BCC Stuff - Sara Richard

This awesome print was done by Sara Richard! Not only is it a Gambit but her style is so unique and expressive! It truly is a work of art! Check out her website for other interesting pieces:

Saturday, August 27, 2011

BCC Stuff - Monica Gallagher

My sister brought me to Monica's table. She had purchased a wristband that had Dionysus on it. Other than Gambit, I'm also obsessed with greek mythology. Not only did I get myself a wristband but I also bought a print and her books "Gods & Undergrads" which you can read online as well. Her style has truly developed over time and the combination of greek gods in modern day reality mesh well in her books. The series is still ongoing and can't wait till the third book is available! Check her site:

BCC Stuff - Rich Bernatovech

It's no secret, I'm a big Gambit fan so of course I had to get this! Rich is one of the hardest working people I know. He's currently working on multiple projects and still finds time to draw and color these amazing headshots. He's been keeping up with it even after completing the Sketch-A-Day experiment from 2009. To keep up with his projects make sure to check out his blog at: or his art page:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BCC Aftermath

I had such a great time at the convention this weekend and learned a lot from it. Definitely will have to be a little bit more prepared next time and show a lot more artwork.

The best part about these conventions for me is absorbing and taking everything in the show has to offer and seeing each person's unique style and craft. It's like I'm a giant sponge!!!! It's also great to be able to walk up to someone and hear what they have to say. It's also especially refreshing when they are super nice and humble about it (there are some that don't even look at you..). But hey, everyone is there to appreciate the awesomeness of comic book art and it's such a varied medium now compiled of different styles whether it's more manga-influenced, traditional, cartoony, etc. It is neverending.

I'll be posting some of the stuff I did and commissions I got as well in upcoming posts. Shout outs to all that came out to support me this weekend as well. For many, I know it was your first time and it truly meant a lot for me. So thanks and hope you enjoyed it as well!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Baltimore Comic Con 2011

So big update!!!! I will be at Baltimore Comic Con this weekend! Nope, not as a spectator or Green Lantern, but I actually got a table and will be sharing with the extremely talented Rey Arzeno. We will be at Artist Alley at table A90 so stop by and say hello :-).

Super excited to be doing this since it will be my first time holding down a table. I have mad love for Baltimore since it's where I went to school and the state I've lived in for many years.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Yet Another Gambit

A quick sketch I did in ball-point pen...then decided to color it with my copics...that didn't play too nice, the ball-point pen ink began bleeding in with the marker.

NOTE: Don't use ball-point pens if coloring with markers....

Crog Character Sheet

This is Crog, a frog-like creature. This is a character sheet I worked on earlier today. Not sure if these colors are working or not. This is from an upcoming project that I am working with my friend Kyle (creator, author). Waiting to see what his thoughts are on this.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Zot and Notes

Here I was taking some notes on some random stuff I was searching online. I also wrote down a rough to-do list for Baltimore Comic Con. We'll see how many of this projects I get knocked down before then...

Oh and Zot! is a character I am very fond of from the extremely awesome Scott McCloud! I plan to make an 11 x 17 print as well. Here were just some quick sketches of the character with its costume design.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Death from Sandman

Final Piece
Sketch 2
Sketch 1

This was our first homework from our group at Square City Comics. I have always been told that I must read Neil Gaiman's Sandman series.

I did two initial sketches. I went with the first one. For this, Death is colored with copic markers and the background is in watercolor. This was fun to do and I did a background!

© Death property of Neil Gaiman, DC Comics

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lily & Sophia

My friend Joy had twins about two weeks ago. This is a postcard I mailed to her wishing her congratulations for her two beautiful baby girls!

Dragon Sketch

Another doodle, this time a dragon.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lady with the Stars

Another quick doodle.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Snow Princess Post-It Art

Not much going on in the drawing realm. Found this old post-it art though.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy V-Day!

Valentine's day with Billy and Teddy <3

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Killian - Flats

Step 2: Lay out flat colors to the image. Here I used Channels (which I've never used before). So every area was selected with its appropriate color in the Channels window. This took a while...It's not even the hard part yet!

Killian - Digi Color Practice

The good thing about being sick is that I'm forced to stay indoors...what is there to do...meh I guess I could DRAW! lol

Here is Killian. I have this Photoshop Magazine that has a tutorial on how to color line art for comics. The steps are pretty complex so we'll see what I learn from it and hopefully I can do it correctly.

Step 1: Line art

Sunday, January 9, 2011

To-Do List Update 1

Since I posting up my to-do list, I really didn't get much done...

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

So now with the new year and all and finally getting settled into a new city and stuff, I can dedicate some time back to drawing (hopefully).

Gambit + Rogue

Finishing up 2010 with some good ol' Gambit and Rogue. The fun part about this drawing was working on the background which I usually always struggle with but since it's Christmas themed it was really easy to come up with stuff.

Holiday Postcard

Haven't been drawing as much as I should but here are the last few things I did before the year was over. This was a postcard I sent to my goddaughter. Colored with copic markers.