Tuesday, August 14, 2012

this is a rare occurance



... a second post about a finished project! look at me, all accomplishing things.

Monday, August 13, 2012

this is not old



not even a little bit. this is brand new today. from a picture taken today. doesn't get much brand-newer than that. self-portrait done in corel painter. it's even got my scar in there. awwww, precious.

this is not drawn by me


it is, however, colored by me. storied by Ben Bailey (follow him on the twitter @616Earth), drawn and inked by Taylor Stauft (also tweeting at @TaylorStauft). 

done for Warren Ellis's Three-Panel Open - hopefully we see it up there on his site soon! i'll keep you posted.

Friday, June 29, 2012

this is not historically accurate



...it's teaser of an illustration i'm working on because of a random twitter conversation involving first sentences for books that have yet to be written. my friend @jonthepoole had posted "Jimmy Carter relentlessly pushed the slender blade ever deeper into Josh Groban's throat. "Say hi to Stalin for me," he growled." and immediately this image came to my mind, and i had to draw it. sometimes the best time to draw is when you're randomly inspired by something.

this was one of those times. finished product tomorrow, or sometime this weekend!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

this is not my current outfit

...but it was yesterday's outfit. i love technology. it lets you go from this:


to this:


in a matter of minutes. i figured it was time i updated my profile pics/avatars. notice this one includes the top of my scar.

sketched on copy paper with a sharpie. photographed with my blackberry. (didn't even scan it!) colored & edited in corel painter essentials.

i should get serious about finishing those illustrator tutorials, instead of just screwing around on it all the time. corel painter skills aren't that marketable. illustrator skills are. naturally.

anyway, that's it for today, kids.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

this is another self portrait...

...to commemorate my new pair of glasses. (they're boring and black, and perfect.) painted/drawn in corel painter, and then tweaked with a bit of photoshop to fix coloring. chels in may. the end!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

this is not just another logo



it's a logo for where i work! done super-quick, for a project that needed it. this was take 2. i will play around with more ideas in the future, and tweak this so it looks waaaay more cleaned up. (there was like, no kerning going on with this one. there will be cleaned-up kerning in the next versions.)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

this is pen-stretching to music

just wanted to listen to music and doodle this evening. here you go!

another sunny day - belle & sebastian

bugs - emma louise

killer queen - queen

pree-sisters swallowing a donkey's eye - neutral milk hotel

stand yourself - powderfinger

the sun always shines on tv - a-ha

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

this is twinkly!


i've been pinteresting with the best of them lately. especially quotes and drawing and such. and recipes that look irresistible. don't ever go on pinterest if you're dieting. it's futility. anyway, my problem with pinterest quotes is that i can never find my favorite ones... so i made my own! i always have fun playing with type, or in this case, handwriting. one of my favorite quotes by roald dahl. (let's be honest, all of his quotes are favorites.)

and here's one i'd done the night before... i've been taking my time with a whole series of quotes about poetry that i'll post at some point.