Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fix That Top

Not as good as a big red dinosaur, but it's still something I got to color at work AND it helped the kindergarteners learn their spelling words, so I'm counting it as a "win." And that means I'm gonna post it.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Your Inner Light Is All That Sates Their Dark Hunger

I have no idea why, but these illustrations from the kindergarten reading workbooks creep me out. Maybe it's the mutant children. Maybe it's all the talk of figs, or the animals' dead-eyed stares:



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mohawks are Manly, Right?

Another attempt to redesign and revitalize a character I've been drawing for over a decade now. I like the ridiculousness of it, which I think fits the over-the-top-ness of the character... it also retains the general profile and the triangular motif.

Plus, there's that mohawk.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

So Much For Future Enlightenment

So, as part of my never-ending mission to complete duty rosters while playing Star Trek Online, I decided to let some of my junior officers enjoy a friendly game of poker...

... and of course this happened:

In case you missed all that: five of my officers were enjoying a poker game when one was accused of cheating, and EVERYBODY got into a brawl. My lizard-man "entertainer" was even sent to sickbay. I guess I'm just lucky it wasn't my Emergency Medical Hologram getting injured again.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Halloween in April

I actually did draw this back in October, around Halloween time, but I had not entered into one of my "THIS-time-I'm-going-to-keep-on-top-of-my-blog-FOR-REALZ" periods. I'm currently riding one out, so I'll take advantage and post this (delayed) image of Frankenstein's monster, another of my go-to subjects.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fun With Redesigns

Lately I've been thinking of things to do with Commander X and crew, and one of the big issues I want to address is their appearance. I still like the "classic" feel I've been using for years, but I want to punch things up and add a little more detail. I'd also like to say the characters are becoming more distinct, but I don't think a loud Hawaiian shirt is really doing that yet. We shall see, I suppose; it's fun to play around and see what I can add/change at any rate.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

This Ain't Your Daddy's "Clifford"

... actually, his name probably isn't Clifford at all, so it's really Nobody's "Clifford?" I dunno. It's a dinosaur that I drew as part of a kindergarten language arts lesson, because now kindergarten is my favorite?

It's nice to get to color at work, is what I'm tryin' to say here.

Friday, March 22, 2013

For The Childrens

I have been shocked recently by how much I'm enjoying working with kindergarten students! I've always seen myself as an upper-grade teacher/tutor, but lately I've been having a blast (and, I think, really doing good work) with the little ones. Maybe part of that is having a little one myself, I don't know.

Of course, it could also be that the Kindergarten Work Book just innocently walks right into these sorts of drawings, too... which the kids love. Except for the little boy who is going to grow up to be a comic book purist, who was yelling that...


Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year, New Sk... Art Day Four: Super Tumblestock Bros.

... except there's only one brother, and he's only "super" in his own mind. You do get to fly his helicopter in the Bonus Levels, though, complete with Mode 7 Graphics technology straight outta 1992!

Not a sketch, but I never officially posted the rules of this challenge I've set for myself, so I'm taking some liberties. Hopefully we can still count this as a "creative exercise..." and the sketches will continue.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year, New Sketches Day Three: Crazy Robot

... someday I may draw something that isn't just-plain bizarre, but that's starting to look about as likely as me actually starting a drawing before 11pm. Which is to say "not very."

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year, New Sketches Day Two: Outlaw

This guy's black hat says it all: he doesn't like to shop for clothes, so they never fit him well, sometimes with very negative results... obscuring his vision in this case. Also, he has terrible dental hygiene and should quit smoking.

... he makes bad decisions, this guy.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year, New Sketches Day One: Commander X

A new year, and a new sketch. I won't say too much about it now, other than it (A) feels good to be drawing again and (B) is extremely clear just how out-of-practice I am. Yowza. Gonna have to try to get some more sketching done...

Commander X