Monday, June 29, 2009

Home Work # 5 - facial expressions, women

my new home work assignment was draw the same woman with different facial expressions. this time, I didn't do as many expressions buy I was more careful to make it look like the same character in all 4 drawings.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

ink sketches

I was playing around and using Fight magazine and Fighters Only magazine as reference.

The first sketch I used a pic of Royce Gracie & the third sketch is from a Brock Lesnar sketch.

These are more practice with the ink brush, then quality likeness drawings.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Home Work #4 - Facial Expressions

I was challenged to draw the same character with different facial expressions. I created this guy, who is obviously a 'dude'. Not all of these look exactly like the same guy because it takes a while to get used to drawing a character.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I used an image from the newspaper as reference. I quickly sketched this in blue pencil then used my ink brush over top.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Home Work #1- 5 hands

My artist friend Deeba & I have been working on drawing & I challenged her to do some homework sketching. Deeba is not confident in drawing the female form, so for the first assignment I told her she has to draw 5 women's faces, & in turn I was challenged to draw 5 different hands. I will be posting more homework assignments.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


There is a great new anthology from Slave Labor Graphics called Fat Chunk 2 : Zombies

Last year, SLG put out Fat Chunk volume 1: Robots and this year I worked woth Jimmy Aquino ( of Comic News Insider fame) to create 3 pages of a character called Zombartender. Jim also has 3 pages in the book with another artist named Jenny Romanchuck.

Please ask your local comic shop about ordering it. I believe it comes out next Wednesday (June 24th) but I'm sure comic shops should be able to get one for you. It's 144 pages of zombie fun and I think it's about $12-$15. please check it out and tell your friends.

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here's 3 panels of inked art, I did for one of the pages. xo

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Reading the Maxx

I did those few drawing of the Maxx a few weeks ago for a friend & then I got the Sam Kieth bug. I used to read the Maxx when I was in grade 5 & I never got to finish the story.

I remember reading and re-reading issues#1-4 over and over again and being obsessed with the exaggerated anatomy and creepiness of Sam Kieths art. I remember that the Maxx was an Image book and it was (sort of) disguised as a super hero book, like all the others of that era, but the Maxx was so much more.

I just picked up Volume #1, which is issues #1-6 collected by DC Comics. I love it!!! It is just as wonderful as it was 15 years ago. Sam Kieth remains one of the all time greatest artists in my book. If you have never read the Maxx please go out and give it a try. It is BRILLIANT. I'm so glad that I have 5 more volumes of Maxx that I've never read and I look forward to discovering.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The hilarious Hangover !!!!!

The Hangover is my new favorite movie.

I don't go to the theatre often. I go maybe 2 or 3 times a year. I like to chat during movies (yeah, thats right, I'm that guy). I dont like going into a crowded theatre where I have to sit next to someone and be all cramped up like I'm on a non-moving rollercoaster for 2 hours.
Then I usually get into an argument because some dude will decide that he just wants the whole, REAL theatrical experience and my lame, fairly obvious comments are ruining that, so he'll say something like, "Do you mind? I can't hear the movie." and then I will say something like this, "Go sit somewhere else." or maybe just a, " Ah, fuck off. ".

But thats no good for anyone. Now, my shitty, lame comments will seem forced so they're no longer fun, but I don't want to stop saying them because he'll think he shut me up. So, then I just say shit to say shit but all the fun is gone.
this is why I'm not a fan of the movie theater experience ( Also, I can't fast forward ).

That being said, I did go to 'The Hangover' and it is so funny I would go to the theater twice for this hilarious comedy. That's right, I would risk it.

The Hangover is the funniest comedy in a long while. I would go as far as to say that it has bumped 'Hot Rod' as my favorite movie. I love it.
I'm not a fan of Zach Galifianakis' comedy, & other than Ed Helms (from the Office), I didn't recognize many actors. Sometimes, that's what makes a movie great, not knowing any of the actors so there is no expectation.
Everyone in the Hangover is hilarious. I love that it's not you standard formula of showing us a crazy bachelor party, it's all the reprecussions of dealing with it the next day & it's almost a mystery in trying to figure it out by retracing their steps and finding clues to why there is a tiger in the bathroom, a chicken running around the hotel room, a baby in the closet, why one of them is missing a tooth and wearing a wedding band, & most importantly, where the groom is.

Everytime these guys find out something it creates more questions, and most of the time the question is " What the fuck?"

I usually find that movies that are so mainstream are usually really lame. The Hangover is not.
I give it a BRILLIANT and I put it up there with my all time favorite comedies.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Old Wrestler guy

I'm still enjoying using the Pentel Ink brush, & I doodled this guy. he kinda looks like a wrestler from the 80's

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I recently picked up and read 2 books, Funny Misshapen Body by Jeffrey Brown, & Omega the Unknown hardcover.

Funny Misshapen Body is GREAT. I am always surprised How Jeff Brown can continue to put together 200-300 page original graphic novels about his experiences with women, growing up, and his career in the art world, & not repeat himself. In Funny Misshapen Body Jeff shows us a younger Jeff experiencing alcohol & weed for the first time. Anyone who has taken art classes or seriously spoken to an art instructor can relate to the harsh criticisms from a snobby art school. Once again Jeff Brown makes a very entertaining memoir and he continues to get better each time out.
I have all 10 single issues of the new Omega the Unknown that came out last year, but I decided that the hardcover looked so nice that I had to have it. I love this book. The story by Jonathan Lethem & Karl Rusnak is very eery and is perfectly complimented by unique art of Farel Darymple. This book is BRILLIANT

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Best/Worst Movie of All Time!!!!

Never Surrender - This is a must see movie! I absolutely loved it!

Hector Echavarria produces, directs, writes, & stars in this wonderful film about a seedy underground fight tournament. This is basically a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie starring somebody else/soft core porno.
Not only is there cameos from top UFC fighters, George St.Pierre, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, B.J. Penn, Heath Herring, & Anderson Silva, but the winner of the fight gets the girl of the guy he just killed. that's where the soft core sex scenes come in. Hector plays Diego, who is a top MMA fighter but is quickly convinced to fight in an underground league by Sipher ( who is the main bad guy, and boy he's evil).

there is lots of cliche , shitty lines, that even Stallone & Arnold wouldn't touch. Everyone seems to have a really bad fake accent. Diego is a horrible actor, as is everyone in this film with the exception of Heath Herring.

George St. Pierre has his voice dubbed with a 'not-as-french' accent.

This movie has everything!!

everything you say?

yes, it has a training montage, a beach/cruising with the top down montage, and a score by some douche Evan Evans, that never lets up the whole movie.

Also, Diego kills Anderson Silva in a scene that is a complete rip off of the Bruce Lee/Karim Abdul-Jabbar fight in Game of Death, except it's not even close to as good.
And the bad guy Sipher is played by Patrick Kilpatrick who was the Sandman in the Van Damme prison movie 'Death Warrant'.

this is THE movie!!
Never Surrender is so horribly awful it is BRILLIANT.

I love it, & I've watched it twice.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

the MAXX

Sam Kieth's Maxx is one of the first comics I ever bought & I absolutely love the character design. I forgot how fun it is to draw the Maxx.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Life Drawing - June 4th 2009

The guys and I checked out the instructor-less life drawing session at La Muse art studio, on Thursday. we did 3 hours total. we started off with 2 min poses, 5 min, 15 min & then 20 min. I had a bit of trouble warming up and toward the end I started using a 0.05 felt tip with grey Prismacolour markers for shadows. If you're interested in doing some life drawing, it happens every Thursday from 7pm to 10pm @ La Muse Art Studio

Chank vs Lil' Mac

I was just doing a bit of warm up sketching and my boys were playing the new Punch-Out for the Wii. Chank challenged me to draw Lil' Mac vs him . this was done start to finish with my new Pentel Ink brush. no pencils .