Wednesday, December 21, 2011

This is a Post

The First image is my progress on the painting I've been working on based on the final drawing that I had posted before. I'm learning a lot from doing certain painting exercises and I think its helping with this painting. We progress a lot in life and over the past year my girlfriend has helped me realize a lot about myself and my artwork.  Its a never ending learning process. I hope to take what I've learned from everything and move forward with it to make better artwork in the near and distant future.

 Here is a test painting exercise I worked on. It helped me to understand a bit more about fire and just paint in general.

And these bottom two images are some scenery sketches that I tried out. Turns out that paint sketching scenery is a bit more difficult than I first imagined. I'll keep working on it tho.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, Keep Drawing! :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dragons in a Fantasy Land

 I've been busy with a bunch of things. I'm still making (be it slow) progress on a scenery painting that I have posted a few progress shots on already. On top of that I'm in the process of trying to secure a commission from one of my co-workers. He likes dragons, I like to draw dragons. So I posted the quick sketches before. He picked one that he liked but I wanted to do another, so I'm working on 2 of the dragon drawings. The top one is a completed sketch.

This sketch above is in its work towards a final sketch but isn't finished just yet.

And here (above) we have the landscape painting I've been working on. As you can see its a fantasy landscape. I don't do a lot of landscape paintings so it has been a slow progress for me making sure all the details are accurate. As it is, I still need to tone down the intensity of the green on the front-most mountain, beyond putting in more details. Thats what i've got for now.

Until next time, Keep on drawing!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Some Dragon Sketching

Some sketches that I drew.

Till next time,
Keep on drawing!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween! Here's a non-festive painting

Happy Halloween everybody!

I haven't really been all that festive these past few years. Maybe that'll change in the future. We'll see. So I didn't take time to create any really spooky or halloween-ish paintings or drawings this year. But here's a post of a painting that is currently in progress. Its a zoomed in shot, so there is more to the painting than what is shown. You'll have to wait and see :)

I hope you enjoy! Keep up the drawing!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Landscape sketching!

Hi All!

Here are some landscapes that i've decided to paint sketch. I've been needing some practice with landscapes and scenery. So I've decided to finally jump into working on them. Here are 3 that I've done.

They are quite loose and painterly, as they are also quick sketches. So anyone who has seen my previous work, this is quite different from that. I hope you enjoy!

Keep on drawing!

Friday, October 21, 2011

CHOW 265 Completed! Mutant!

Hi everyone! Here's what I've got to show for my first ever finished Character of the Week!

Thank you! Keep on drawing!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

CHOW WIP Painting


Work in progress on the Character of the week @ .
Keep on drawing! Posting!

Hi everyone!

I've been wanting to do this for a long time. And now I'm finally able to participate in one of the 's community activities. I'm working on an illustration for the Character of the week. Here's my front and back sketches of the character!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Keep up the drawing!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spider Warlord


Today I've been finishing up some work on a new character design. I say finishing up, but it still has a lot more to go. There will be another design of his face to the left of this image shown below.

I've been spending a lot of time watching some video tutorials by the famous Feng Zhu, of Singapore. He's a tremendously talented individual and he's an amazing teacher (I can tell even tho I've never taken one of his classes... but I would eventually love to.). His videos can be seen at which is related to the FZD School of Design which he started and teaches at. I've learned a lot from his tutorials and I hope to learn a lot more.

Until next time, Keep up the drawing!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Book Dummy Cover, plus a Wizard

I've been super busy recently, working up to 55 hours a week at a day job (not illustrating), but with what little time I do have free I've been drawing and painting.

I'm almost complete with a book dummy that I'm preparing to send out to publishers. The dummy itself I suppose is done. But I was advised to create a decent looking cover before doing so, which I felt was great advice. So here's a picture of that, without the cover text.

And for those unable to get a hand on my book dummy I'll post another sketch of the interior work here ...

Because I prefer to keep my attentions on at least 2 projects at the same time, usually, I've been working on another painting. This one is of a wizard. Probably inspired by both the anime that I'm watching (Fairy Tail) as well as the book I'm reading (Belgarath).  Both involve either wizardry or sorcery. It's still in progress. Keep checking back to see how it turns out!

Until next time, Keep drawing!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Paint Sketches

 Here are just a few paint sketches that I've been doing every once in a while.

Some Insectoid creature.

 Some rock type creature.

And some tank machine.

Machines are new to me in painting. I don't draw many of them. Probably something I should practice more often. These aren't as developed as some of the previous photoshop paint sketches. But they're mostly just intended as things to get me painting. To get some ideas flowing, or just a warm up.

Keep drawing!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Story book page sketches.

The main character (the boy) walking to bed.

The main characters walking together 
as they see a house in the distance.

I've bee working slowly on a children's book idea. I think I started the first drawing, where the idea started from, in January of this year. I have since then worked out the story (currently in its editing process by friends), and worked out nearly all the sketches. Soon I'll be ready to set up book dummies and then I'll send them off to see what will come of it. 

That's it for now.
Happy drawing!