Monsters

Some monster characters I drew on the Cintiq Companion. This tablet is awesome because I can draw while sitting on the couch. The only gripe I have for it is the weight. Other than that, the drawing and the flexibility it allows for are great.

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Jackalopes!

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Jackalopes sketch dump.

Shark Week part 2

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Last of this week’s Shark sketches.

Tiki Girl Sketches

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Slow Joe Crow Sews

Another Seuss sketch, still working up a tribute piece I’m happy with.

Space monkeys

 

Just got an Intuos 5 tablet, so trying it out with Manga Studio, so far I’m liking the pressure sense on the tablet. It draws pretty smooth.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day Card

Valentine's Day Card

Today’s sketch is a handmade card for my daughter today.

Paul R. Bear, Arctic Photographer

Polar Bear Illustration

Combining Bear sketches with some beautiful antique cameras. I ran across this page, about Antique Wood Camera Collector Rob Niederman. I find old wooden cameras to be so rustic and interesting. Sampled on the right of my sketch are a couple from  Rob’s page. The look of these cameras fits right in with some of the bears I’ve been drawing. There’s something to be said for the craftsmanship of these cameras, hand-made and custom-built of leather, brass and wood. They are functional works of art from photographic history.

Shark Week

In honor of Shark Week, a sketch a night.

The Owl Editor (1940s Cartoons)

Old Skool Owl

Been inspired by the old cartoons of 1940′s, these characters had a great amount of detail and style – just trying to bring that out in my drawings. Don’t make ‘em like they used to.

the Flash

The Flash

I was going through some old sketches and found this one. The Flash was always one of my favorite DC heroes. I remember drawing him all the time when I was a kid, I think part of it was I loved red when I was young.

Horse (sketch 2)

Horse Sketch2


Swingin’ Owl

Wayy Out Swingin' OWL

Inspired by Ward Kimball & C. August Nichols – Toot Whistle Plunk and Bloom (1953)
And in light of the Oscars being tonight, This film won Best Animated Short Film in 1953.
Ward Kimball was asked to rework the film to be the first Cinemascope cartoon for Disney.

For more information about this classic, you can view it here, thanks IMDB

Secretary Bird and the Finch from Robert Bateman

A friend bought me a book a long time ago called “The World of Robert Bateman” featuring his prints and paintings. I’m sketching based on what he did to get a better understanding of drawing animals. Honestly, it makes me want to draw nothing but animals. What an amazing artist. His work inspired the last batch of sketches I did and also makes me want to visit Alaska someday. Here’s his site.

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Eagle Sketch

Eagle Sketch

Lately I’ve been just taking snapshots of my sketchbook, it’s easier than scanning, but with this sketch I might try scanning to see what it will pick-up.

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