Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jellyfish comic pages

Ive been wanting to illustrate a story for a long time. Here is a couple WIP pages from one I have been working on recently.This is my first attempt at visual storytelling. Its a learning process but its fun to think that way, in terms of a sequence of images rather than just a single stand alone painting or drawing.

Monday, April 7, 2014


Been messing around with a story idea for a little bit, inspired by an earlier jelly fish image i had posted. Decided to rough it out and see if that got the wheels turning. I think it will be fun to draw. Looking forward to taking it further.

Thursday, March 27, 2014


                                                   Portrait from photo ref, 3-4 hours

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

More Reference Practice

Did a couple more paintings from photo ref.  Using personal photos or photos from friends now for reference. These are a lot of fun. Top:1-2 hours. Bottom, 45 mins (photo taken by Jason Deutsch)

Monday, March 24, 2014

More Speed Paints

Did three more quick paintings from reference, 30-40 minutes. It's good practice and I enjoy doing it. The first two were more successful than the last. The overcast lighting conditions and the monochromatic color palette made it more challenging. I also need to practice structural forms, buildings, architecture, mechanical things... I tend to favor organic shapes. I don't know if speed paintings is the right term for these...Quick studies might be more accurate

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Speed Painting

Going to try to do some work from reference for practice. This was a 30 min painting. More of these to come I hope.