Saturday, December 03, 2005


the pic below was an attempt to draw a nice background and then more cartoony characters. I think it came out pretty good. Here I have put the original photo background next to the drawing I did of it and added a photoshop combo of the two pieces...

Thursday, December 01, 2005

psion sketch

Reading the "Buy my Books" column on CBR...Kirkman was hyping up his collaborator Cory Walker. Walker has an easy cartoony style which inspired me to draw.

Alexander...closer to great

Finally got to work a little more on this and then my computer died. I had to rescan and recolor the entire thing. Tell me what you think?

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Alexander the Great

Here is the first draft of the Alexander drawing I am doing for Koli. Still haven't finished rendering with color and need to add the title. Comments welcome.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

interesting article on work for hire rights

Started doing a little research on the whole ownership of creative property . The Star Wars dude asked if I'd do some concept art for a movie he is pitching to some "Hollywood Execs." Riiiight. Anyway, I humored him and said I was interested just to make sure I'd get the stupid stormtrooper helmet. It sounds like anything I'd create for this guy would become his property but I could retain rights to any original art. I THINK that means that if that guy wanted to take that Star Wars drawing I did, mass produce it, and sell it, he could do it without me seeing a single penny. I could only take the original drawing and sell that if I wanted. It's a shitty deal for an artist, particularly if you design something like the Terminator endoskeleton for a movie studio, the movie goes on to spawn sequels, merchandise, comic series and you never see another cent more than your original fee.

In this case, the guy hasn't offered anything yet - just asked if I was interested. In all likelihood, it'd prob. be for another homemade movie prop. Sounds like a lot of work for little reward. If the guy asks for a design for a cryogenics technician without much more description, the artist is doing all the work: costume design, chracter physical attributes, etc. Not sure it's worth it, other than the slim chance of having something you design get put into a movie.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

pretty damn good colors

This is one of the better coloring jobs I've seen. Check out how the colorist adds muscle tone to an otherwise flat drawing.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Cover for hank's war

just for the hell of it I did a little cover (ok ok, it's a slight copy off of a cover from "the losers") but it was just for fun. Remember "Stool pigeon press"? I thought it was hilarious!

Monday, August 29, 2005

stormtrooper helmet

looks like I might actually get it! looks pretty cool in the photo. If this works out I might consider doing work for his other project. We'll see...

Hank's war

Here is a little sketch of a possible cover to the old comic. I wasn't sure if we ever had a name for it so I am calling it, "Hank's War". The little boxes didn't come out so good...need to start usign rulers when I am tryign to do straight lines. but here is something to look at....

Friday, August 19, 2005

Hiring character creators at Super Villain Studios

I don't know if you guys have used 3dStudio Max....but this sounds like a crap load of fun. cool website too.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

New FREE website....

here is the free site so far. I haven't uploaded everything yet or transferred the DNS (hence the URL is funny) I just wanted to get a feel for how it would look with the ads. So...I think it sucks with ads. what do you think?


1) accept the ads and design the site so everything appears below the ads, that is, integrate the ads into the design a bit better.

2) these guys have a $35/year package that has no banner.

3) keep the lunar pages site. easier but costlier....($99/year)

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

here's a job for yooz

Profile ID: 71394 matches...
Project ID: 157166
Title: Adult Web site needs cartoonist
Category: Illustration / Cartooning / Painting / Sculpting
We would like to launch a new content area of our amateur adult Web site in the
next 30-45 days.

We are seeking an adult/erotic cartoon artist that can create a set of 20 pinup
illustrations of our main character (in color, sample attached), then a monthly
cartoon (non-animated) feature monthly with an additional 10 pinups monthly.

We can provide artists with reference photography of the main character as well,
but the design we've decided on is attached. We're looking for a character /
comic design that closely resembles this genre of drawing (sample attached).

We're hoping to pay $250 monthly for this work.

Friday, July 15, 2005

potomac studios website

I renewed our domain....we still own for one more year. However, I have not renewed our webhost so after July, if you enter that domain into your browser you will get a site not found message. We need to find a free webhost who allows us to register our domain.

here is one possible candidate (look it over if you have anytime)
I am going on vacation for a week. I will look into the particulars upon my return. If anyone else has ideas let me know.


murla job

Received another job:

Profile ID: 71394 matches...
Project ID: 155088
Title: Pet Mural in a Children's Room
Category: Illustration / Cartooning / Painting / Sculpting
Description:This project is a mural for a children's room depicting our family dogs. We're looking for someone who is familair with dog portraits. The mural will need to be done on a canvas since the wall it will hang on is paneled. The size of the mural will be approximately 4x6. We would like to be able to see sketches of the project before the painting has begun. We were hoping to have this completed by late September.

I don't have time for this - either of you interested?

final sand piper painting!

Finished at about 1:00am this morning....ahh feels good to be done with something. Tell me what you think.

...third piper detail....

here is the detail of the third sand piper...this one is my personal favorite...

piper pair detail

detail of the first two birds...

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Sandpipers rough-in

Here is the first block in of color and detail on the birds in the composition. I still haveto do details in the feathers and shadows/reflections in the water beneath/ Tell me what you think.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

sand pipers background

Here is is the background of the sandpiper painting I am working I said in the comments of the star wars pic below: I have the background (ocean wave pulling away to reveal wet sand and some foam on the beach, wave receding in the background) still need to add some highlights to the water then its adding in the sandpipers.

So here it is...

Monday, July 11, 2005

Stuff Im working on...

[Ryan's last post from the other site....]

Here's what I'm working on right now. Prob. won't get to finish it until after my deadline at the office. The actual images are on 14 x 17 bristol. Darth Vader ran off the page, so I had to cut and paste. I have to say, that M-effer is one challenging subject to draw. Anyway, like I said, will eventually get the Deathstar hangar with Mill. Falcon in the background. Also wil draw the lightsabers in photoshop.

I'm in now

Posted some stuff at old wastedspace. I don't really care how this one looks. Ditch the orange if you want.

Chicken home

Here is sara veron's website

I am fascinated by this type of art for some reason. I think I like the speed with which it can be done and even though it is really simple I think this kind of stuff shows considerable skill.

Friday, July 08, 2005

I'm on board

I'm in with an obscene username that I won't remember.

SW Stuff

Here's that other starwars stuff i posted for that artxilla contest a while ago. I lost the final colored versions in the great PC crash of '04. What I was able to save was a non-colored kenobi and a 90% colored padme dwg.

I'll try to scan the stuff I'm working on right now, but the sheets are big, so I'll have to break it up and piece it together.

Testing for wastedspace transition

test the image viewing stuff

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

thought catcher:
Frisell's a Poem for Eva as background to homemovies
that;s it

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Great quote on too much process from Herman Wouk's Caine Mutiny:

"The Navy is a master plan designed by geniuses for execution by idiots. If you're not an idiot, but find yourself in the Navy, you can only operate well by pretending to be one. All the shortcuts and economies and common-sense changes that your native intelligence suggests to you are mistakes. Learn to quash them. Constantly ask yourself, 'How would I do this if I were a fool?' Throttle down your mind to a crawl. Then you'll never go wrong."