Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sketchbook Project Special Edition 2012—Stripes #sketchbookproject

Here's another spread from my Sketchbook Project Limited Edition.

I really wasn't liking the markers as I worked on this. The ArtHouse people encourage you to try new mediums and ideas and to embrace the idea of a sketchbook, but it's still embarrassing to my sensitive little ego to put something like this out there for all the world to point and laugh at.

(O.K. Maybe not all the world. I doubt that many people will be looking.)

Friday, July 20, 2012

I done me another iPad painting

Got to working on another painting on my iPad. I used the Procreate app and did a little color and texture tweaking in Photoshop.

His name is Ted. The bunny's still working out a name.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New studio mascots via @Taxidermied

Added to my collection of studio toy supervisors: Mr. Gosh, Lenore, Ragamuffin and Pooty Applewater based on the Lenore comics by Roman Dirge. I've been eyeing these little guys up for a very (very) long time. I don't usually take PVC sets out of the box, but these are so adorable, how could you not want to cuddle them?

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday the 13th

A black cat for your Friday the 13th.

I drew this with a marker in my sketchbook first, took a photo of the drawing with my iPad, and brought the drawing into the Procreate app to add color. I tweaked the colors and added a tiny bit of texture in the background in Photoshop.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Sketchbook Project has been digitized

So I kind of made the mistake of signing up for the Sketchbook Project: Limited Edition earlier this year, and I ended up getting pressed for time (doesn't everybody?), and delivered a sketchbook that tells the story of what a bad time I had trying to make a new medium (markers) work. I started posting the pages here and here and here on the blog, and then I got sidetracked, as I tend to do.

Anyway, they've gone and digitized the sketchbook so you can see all of it at once (well, at once, but just two pages at a time) on their site: http://www.arthousecoop.com/library/10060. Still not too proud of how it turned out, but it's a slice in time, and I was learning, and I got some practice on my lettering skills.

By the way, the sketchbook is all about the Square Kats, and I went and bought the domain squarekats.com even though I don't know when I'll find the time to build a site for it. But I'll work on it, and I'll let you know when it happens.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Animal Muppet puppet in my studio

Meet my supervisor. He stares at me while I work. Somewhere I also have an autographed 8"x10" black and white glossy of Animal. Yes, somebody actually autographed it for me.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Twisted: Tales to Rot Your Brain has won two awards!

My book Twisted: Tales to Rot Your Brain Vol. 1 won two Purple Dragonfly Book Awards! First Place in the Fiction: Collection of Short Stories category and Second Place in the Interior Design category. Here's a link to all the wieners:


They sent me stickers that I can stick on the books that show that it won, but they're a little limited in number so I'll have to stick them sparingly and strategically. Like pasties, I guess.