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logging. in.

Posted in UNDONE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2008 by sketchycharacters

OK, so I haven’t logged back in for awhile. School is kicking my ass all over the place. Ironically, it’s the funnest semester I’ve had at the Academy. I get to be really creative with my projects, not just learning techniques for learning’s sake.

I have a tone of sketches to put up here, but have been too busy to scan them in. But, it’s spring break now, so I’ll be up here more. Here’s the first:

Tony & Cleo

This was me just playing around and getting used to drawing some characters for a new project I’m pencilling now. Yay me!


more. boredom. more. sketches.

Posted in UNDONE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2008 by sketchycharacters

Did this at work last night. Somehow boredom brings out some kind of weird creative energy in me.

Page O' Sketches

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fallen. angel. sketch.

Posted in UNDONE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2008 by sketchycharacters

Angel Sketch

I did this sketch during my first class of the semester. I was “listening” to the introduction lecture which was just the same old speech every instructor gives during the first week. Needless to say I was bored. Not that the class wasn’t interesting. I think it’ll be pretty good as the semester rolls on, but for now I got time to do stuff like this.

more. sketching. done. for. the. heck. of. it.

Posted in UNDONE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2008 by sketchycharacters

Just more sketches. I’ve been sick so I did these while holed up in the house.




Some more coming tomorrow.

starving. artist. who. are. you?

Posted in UNDONE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2008 by sketchycharacters

Mr. Lif Idea

So, I was on the BART train going back across the bay to the office to pick up my phone which I had left inadvertently because I was in a bit of a rush to leave the mind-numbing isolation of that day-job prison. Listening to my iPod, which I tend to do on the train and pretty much anywhere elese I can get away with it. Anyone who knows me knows that my headphones are like my umbilical cord; my lifeline. I just can’t let it go. Banging throught ‘phones at the moment was Mr. Lif. I love me some Mr. Lif. Intelligent, headstrong, and aggressive underground hip-hop from a skinny dude with thick dreads and thick glasses. And from Boston, no less. “Emergency Rations”, his EP which functioned as a stopgap between albums as well as his personal political rant, was on the playlist. I was wading through all the other tracks in order to get to the epic finish, “I, Phantom”, my favorite Lif song.

Anyways, I get my phone and am back on the train going home. As soon as I get on and settle in for the long ride I notice this dreaded up guy doodling in a sketchbook on the opposite side of me. I thought, “Cool. Another artist fiddling around in his creative zone like me.” I took out my sketchbook and started drawing up a storm. Then, I did a delayed doubletake and it hit me in the face what was going on. I recognized the guy. I was sitting on the same train as Mr. Lif. Mr. Lif was doodling in his sketchbook right next to me. And he was left-handed! I was in shock and didn’t look up from my sketchbook for the whole twenty minute ride across the Bay. I never felt this starstruck. I know he’s not a huge megastar like Kanye West or Alicia Keys, but he is one of my favorite artists. Seeing him would be like seeing one of my favorite comic book artists in person for the first time. Most people would walk right past and not even notice the talent standing right in front of them. But, I’d know.

I never got to say a word to him, but as soon as he got off the train I started drawing this character. It wasn’t supposed to be him, more of an idea of him since I had to work from memory, but it kind of turned out that way. I did most of it on the train and finished it up when I got home.

That’s my little story for the day.

youngest. blood.

Posted in UNDONE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2008 by sketchycharacters

So, on this site there’s a post in the Superheroes forum. This guy drew up a bunch of Image Comics characters as baby versions of themselves. Problem was that he was only using the most recent characters except for the incomparable Savage Dragon. His post inspired me to so a set of Image babes myself. Only this time I would go back to the beginning and use the original set that got me hooked on comics for life. Here’s a few of them uncolored.

Baby Badrock
Badrock is pretty self-explanatory.

Baby Chapel
Chapel I pictured as still being the cold-blooded psycho he is in the comic book, but here in embryo. Instead of the skull face make-up I put a halloween mask on him.

Baby Diehard
Diehard has become the paranoid android complete with USB 1.1 plug to recharge. He does not like this one bit.

Baby Vogue
Vogue is reprimanded for playing with sharp objects. Bad girl!

Baby Wildstar
Wildstar! One of the second-tier characters at Image. I just got this idea and ran with it. In the books he’s always shown with this intense shouting look on his face. Oh, the 90’s….

addendum to first post.

Posted in UNDONE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2008 by sketchycharacters

Just had to put these extra sketches of the same characters on here. I like them better because I had gotten some more control over their characteristics when going back in to change the designs. I was also experimenting with a Micron brush pen with these.

Carlos Second Try

Resin Second Try