Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Whew! I, um, remembered that Grandma W's birthday is this time of year, and I'm going home for Thanksgiving tomorrow. So. A bit of a rush job, but don't tell her that!

This was painted in two parts on a nice easy-assembly picture frame: the background's on the sheet of plastic in back, while Dad and Grandma are on the pane of glass in front. You can kind of catch their shadows if you look closely.

I'm so excited for this trip! Happy almost-Thanksgiving~!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010


Sketched these during the movie - Patrick found a blu-ray copy in stock, after days of searching! There was much rejoicing and enjoyment of various extras. Many, many thumbs up. Mutant-style.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A puzzling process!

Good morning! After finishing the third Layton game (in which I got to the final cutscenes as I approached my subway stop, and was forced to sit on a bench and cry forever), I was overcome by the need for fanart. The way I go about things is pretty basic, but I thought it might make a fun post anyway. Woo!

First, sketching with a tiny gleam of an idea in mind. I wanted to see Luke and Big Luke hanging out and bein' bros, and being a bro in the Laytonverse means solving some puzzles together. I personally loved the car minigame, so there you go.

Cleaning up the sketch. I do not know these boys from memory (even though I should, considering how much time I threw into those games), so I found some nice official-type reference images (character sheets, screenshots) on the intertubes to help me out. Also, decided that Luke was having Big Luke over to his place, and tried to think of nice things to put in the kid's room.

Inks! Blah blah line width variation blah. You will notice that Luke's suitcase is no longer in the left corner of the picture. Either it felt too cluttered, or I was just lazy, or maybe a combination of both these things.

Time to lay down some flats.

Same for the background! I pulled a few elements of Layton-London (yellowyellowyellow) for the view from the window, but didn't spend a lot of time thinking about it. It's probably the roughest part of the picture.

Shading. I did my best not to go overboard - I figured that for a charming picture of two Lukes, simplicity would be the way to go. That said, gradients are fun.

And, lastly, textures. Old paper for the wall and carpet, and a floral pattern for the curtains, both courtesy cgtextures. They might not make a huge difference, but they make me happy.

(PS: you can find this final image in a bit more detail at my deviantart.)

So! There you have it, True Gentlemen. Until next time~

Thursday, October 28, 2010

What is this?

Hey, it's a new post! Sorry it's been a while - I've been feeling a bit down on myself lately. I've been drawing just as regularly, but nothing that I felt was really worth showing in terms of content... time for another life drawing session, huh?

Anyway, here are some of the more exciting/unusual doodles for you. This mini-slump will be over soon enough! Have a splendid Halloween~!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Morning drawings!

Lately, I've gotten into the habit of finding a quiet place to sit (aaand occasionally buying myself a sweet drink) and drawing for a while before work. It's a calming way to start the day!

Also, in other news - are you excited for New York Comic Con? I sure am!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A park and a Patrick!

Park adventures!

And some guy. He looks kind of familiar...

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The hundredth post!

Well, it only took three years, but here we are! And what a lovely three years they've been, full of adventures, huskiroos, and possibly even growth as an artist/person.


Anyway, thanks for sticking around! I hope to see you at post 200 - let's see if we can cut it to a year and a half this time. ;D

Below: subway people with varying degrees of grumpiness. The train was experiencing "excessive delays."

Titanic was on TV! It was strange seeing young Leo again. Also, early stages of character design - I had an idea in mind, and was trying to find the right look. Top-right guy might be the way to go.

And subway/cafe sketches. Woo!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Character exploration!

Patrick: "You should have the pancake just about to land on Galesaur's head. It would give the picture a feeling of danger."

Monday, August 16, 2010



Monday, August 2, 2010

West Virginia and drawing in public!

Double feature today, gang! First off, sketches from P's family reunion in West Virginia - they actually had enough people to run a pretty epic soccer game. He's still got the bruises.

At the risk of sounding pretentious or out of the loop, I decided to see what all the bother is about these Moleskine books. I've only used a few pages so far; the first is below. Initial impression: I like the brightness of the paper, and it was really fun drawing on the insert page (so smooth!), but I'm not sold yet as to whether the watercolor paper is better than my usual fare or not. Words words words - it's a sketchbook, and I'll be happy to sketch in it.

Finally, here's a short comic I put together recently. While I always appreciate the attention, and I've actually met some great people through sketching in public, I'm never really sure how to defuse the awkwardness of the following conversations.