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Wednesday June 30, 2021, at 10:12 pm

Character doodles

Slapdash colors on some doodles for a possible new project!

Tuesday June 15, 2021, at 1:40 pm

Newsletter contest winner!

As a special “thank you” to subscribers of my monthly newsletter, I ran a contest for a free digital commission last month.  Billie, one of our longtime supporters and friends, was the winner and requested his favorite character, Ahsoka Tano.  This was the first time I’ve drawn her.  As a longtime fan of Clone Wars, Rebels, and now Mandalorian, it was great fun to try to depict her in my style (drawing mostly on the live action version).

I will be running another giveaway in my next newsletter, so now would be a great time to sign up, if you haven’t already!  It’s kind of a digest of everything I have been working on for the last month, plus some studio updates and recommendations of awesome stuff.

Wednesday June 2, 2021, at 9:05 pm

Drawing live jazz

This was drawn in Procreate while watching the wonderful Tyrone Clark Trio at the Green Lady Lounge in Kansas City on May 30, 2021. What a great time!  Song credit: “Hello Alaadeen” by Tyrone Clark (my favorite tune of the performance).

Wednesday May 19, 2021, at 10:37 pm

ToonMe Seth

Been wanting to try the #ToonMe challenge! Although this ended up a bit more rotoscoped than I intended, it was still quite fun. Will have to get more cartoony next time. At least I got some music and mountains in there.

Wednesday April 28, 2021, at 11:26 pm

Dark Phoenix

I’m still trying to improve my digital inking and coloring skills by working over the pencils of some of my favorite artists.  Here’s one of my latest… over the pencils of the legendary John Byrne.  I inked and colored this for my wife as a birthday present (Dark Phoenix is her favorite character).  The flames were a lot fun!

John Byrnes original pencils:

Wednesday April 14, 2021, at 10:36 pm

Digital painting with Bob Ross

I created this piece with Procreate as an example for a Digital Painting with Bob Ross project I teach in my high school-level Digital Art class. The goal was to use Bob’s painting methods to help the students loosen up and learn how to work digitally in a more painterly method. You can see many stops and starts in the video, especially towards the beginning, as I experiment with different digital brushes to match the look of the ones he is using. You will also see me mixing colors on a separate layer, just as Bob mixes them on his palette. Not as relaxing as I had hoped (since I had to make a lesson plan as I painted), but I still learned a lot in the process! (More info on the YouTube page.)

Wednesday April 7, 2021, at 9:26 pm

Cartoonist Club fan art

This is the busiest part of the year for me as a teacher, as we are wrapping up both of the books that I help my Cartoonist Club publish at the high school where I teach. Here are a couple of the pieces of fan art I did of the students’ characters this year…

Wednesday March 24, 2021, at 4:50 pm

Sketchin’ in New Orleans

My family and I just got back from a mini-vacation to New Orleans.  It was our first time experiencing the amazing food, music, and history of the place.  Luckily, I found a few moments to sketch.  First (above) at the wonderful Cafe Beignet while we feasted on the namesake dish and listened to the wonderful jazz trio.  And also (below) as we waited for a yummy breakfast on our last day there.

Wednesday February 24, 2021, at 10:12 pm

Inking/coloring practice

I’ve been doing more digital inking and coloring practice over the pencils of the talented Ben Caldwell.

Thursday February 18, 2021, at 12:12 am

Snow day fan art!

So, we are on week two of snow days (or “virtual learning days due to inclement weather”) in our area.  My daughter and I decided to use some of the free time to challenge each other with another round of the Six Fan Arts challenge.  Above you can see my drawings of the six characters she gave me, and below are the six I had her draw.  I especially enjoyed drawing Mebh (from the Wolfwalkers animated film that just came out on Apple+) and Snag (from the Long Gone Gulch animated pilot… a really fun cartoon she introduced me to).  But the best thing is seeing her draw some of our favorite characters in her style!  It’s great having such a creative daughter.