Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Best of Birds --

Various Birds from the SBMNH collection

Black Crowned Night Heron (left), Cormorant

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History's Bird Hall is an excellent resource for anyone's bird drawing ambitions.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Animal Life 2015 -- Cal Academy San Fran.

Africa Hall

 African Lion studies

Gerenuk and Sable Antelope sketches

A few minutes spent in the California Academy of Science in San Francisco, CA during my March 2015 trip.  Fun stuff -- I'd highly recommend the museum if you can afford the admission.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Anime Girl with Mask

Unfinished, just for fun.  I go on a drawing spree everytime I buy myself shine-y new felt tip pens.  This one didn't make it into my portfolio for the Game Developers Conference this year.

I generally don't like to label my work anime, since I feel it brands me as the nerdy, computer bound, reclusive type.  And that's just to close to home to be comfortable...

Friday, March 13, 2015

"Guardian" Inked!

Working the Sakura Microns and the Pentel brush pens for some comicbook style inking!  


The inspiration for this came from reading about middle-eastern religious beliefs surrounding the "spirits" associated with corpses and human bones.  It stood out to me that a "four-eyed" dog had protective powers in regards to these spirits (this is the type of anthropological factoid that somehow sticks in my head indelibly).

In my head I saw a dog with four literal eyes, and I'm unsure why i took the more realistic approach.  I've vowed to next draw something truly strange to make up for dropping the ball at an obvious weirdness opportunity.