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Bat-people warm-up sketches! I feel like I’ve doodled Batman and Batman characters a zillion different ways over the years. These ones were quickies, but they might be my favorites.

Bat-people warm-up sketches! I feel like I’ve doodled Batman and Batman characters a zillion different ways over the years. These ones were quickies, but they might be my favorites.

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Here’s another one of the fantasy themed speed sketches I’ve been doing! This was one I did after the initial three. I’ve been getting Heather to feed me prompts for these, and this one is a mysterious character piloting a small boat with a sinister knight as a passenger through a swamp. I feel like I’m getting a little speedier and trusting my instincts a little more. This has been a pretty fun exercise overall! You should give it a shot (I’m sure some people do it all of the time anyway). Pick a theme you think is fun and see what you can get done in an hour or less! Don’t worry about “mistakes”! Just blast through it and see what you end up with! It’s starting to feel more like when I did drawings as a kid and it was 100% for play. Doing illustration professionally is all about a compromise between your instincts and creative desires (play) and the needs of your client (professional consistency, quality). The best feeling for me is hitting that golden spot where you achieve both! Gotta keep doing my art push-ups!

Here’s another one of the fantasy themed speed sketches I’ve been doing! This was one I did after the initial three. I’ve been getting Heather to feed me prompts for these, and this one is a mysterious character piloting a small boat with a sinister knight as a passenger through a swamp. I feel like I’m getting a little speedier and trusting my instincts a little more. This has been a pretty fun exercise overall! You should give it a shot (I’m sure some people do it all of the time anyway). Pick a theme you think is fun and see what you can get done in an hour or less! Don’t worry about “mistakes”! Just blast through it and see what you end up with! It’s starting to feel more like when I did drawings as a kid and it was 100% for play. Doing illustration professionally is all about a compromise between your instincts and creative desires (play) and the needs of your client (professional consistency, quality). The best feeling for me is hitting that golden spot where you achieve both! Gotta keep doing my art push-ups!

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The last of the first 3 fantasy themed speed sketches I did the other night. Like I said before, I tried to do all three of these together in under an hour (and failed by way of noodling and biting off more than I can chew), but came pretty close! This one is supposed to be some sort of fancy dungeon lord, lording over a bunch of captured knights in a pit. The dude on the left looks like he’s washing his hair!

The last of the first 3 fantasy themed speed sketches I did the other night. Like I said before, I tried to do all three of these together in under an hour (and failed by way of noodling and biting off more than I can chew), but came pretty close! This one is supposed to be some sort of fancy dungeon lord, lording over a bunch of captured knights in a pit. The dude on the left looks like he’s washing his hair!

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This is another piece from the hour long self imposed fantasy speed sketching exercise I mentioned yesterday. This one is a little messier than the one from before, but I like some of the stuff that happened in it regardless! This one is a lady knight protecting a villager from demons in a wrecked up church. Working speedily is pretty fun!

This is another piece from the hour long self imposed fantasy speed sketching exercise I mentioned yesterday. This one is a little messier than the one from before, but I like some of the stuff that happened in it regardless! This one is a lady knight protecting a villager from demons in a wrecked up church. Working speedily is pretty fun!

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Hey! Would you guys like to see some weird fantasy speed sketches I did to try to get faster? The prompt Heather tossed me for this one was: A knight closing in on a wizard or witch who has begun conjuring a storm. They’re all knights and fantasy stuff cause I’ve been digging on that stuff lately. I tried to do the first three in under an hour and failed, but not by THAT much. VICTORY-ish!

Hey! Would you guys like to see some weird fantasy speed sketches I did to try to get faster? The prompt Heather tossed me for this one was: A knight closing in on a wizard or witch who has begun conjuring a storm. They’re all knights and fantasy stuff cause I’ve been digging on that stuff lately. I tried to do the first three in under an hour and failed, but not by THAT much. VICTORY-ish!

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hdanforth:

Took a little break from Doom Cannon to do something to bring mean women and mean architecture together, two excellent things. Look up the Best Products buildings sometime, they’re my number one choice for threatening-looking retail stores.
Comics-wise, Daniel and I should hopefully have a sweet little preview of Doom Cannon stuff to post soon; I’d keep your eyes waaay peeled for that, just peel ‘em right into nothing because you’ll never want to blink again, Who-style.

Hey, are you guys aware of Heather Danforth?! You should be. Her talents are vast and her art brain is cucumber cool. The above piece is a stellar example of her solo work! She also happens to be my studio assistant and art partner on Doom Cannon, which is a comic about giant robots and teen sadness that I mentioned in passing many months ago. It’s a fat book and art takes time, but soon there will be sneaky peeks! In the meantime, be stoked about Heather cause shes an ace.

hdanforth:

Took a little break from Doom Cannon to do something to bring mean women and mean architecture together, two excellent things. Look up the Best Products buildings sometime, they’re my number one choice for threatening-looking retail stores.

Comics-wise, Daniel and I should hopefully have a sweet little preview of Doom Cannon stuff to post soon; I’d keep your eyes waaay peeled for that, just peel ‘em right into nothing because you’ll never want to blink again, Who-style.

Hey, are you guys aware of Heather Danforth?! You should be. Her talents are vast and her art brain is cucumber cool. The above piece is a stellar example of her solo work! She also happens to be my studio assistant and art partner on Doom Cannon, which is a comic about giant robots and teen sadness that I mentioned in passing many months ago. It’s a fat book and art takes time, but soon there will be sneaky peeks! In the meantime, be stoked about Heather cause shes an ace.

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catalistuniverse:

art: Daniel Krall, animation: Bart Browne
Invoking requires great ability and self-sacrifice in order to call an underworld being or power into the Catalist Universe. Believed to have been lost over 200 years ago in the Great Magi Wars, The Blackhearts are but of one exclusive group that still possess this dark and elusive magic, and who are especially secretive with the techniques they use. What little but widely is known is that each member’s hairless skin is dotted with curious tattoos and scars, having endured great strife and surpassing challenges in order to control such mighty powers.
Another piece of character art for Daniel St. George’s Catalist. This one was animated by my friend and former student, Bart Browne. Check out Bart’s excellent work, and also keep an eye on Catalist! It’s going to be pretty rad!

catalistuniverse:

art: Daniel Krall, animation: Bart Browne

Invoking requires great ability and self-sacrifice in order to call an underworld being or power into the Catalist Universe. Believed to have been lost over 200 years ago in the Great Magi Wars, The Blackhearts are but of one exclusive group that still possess this dark and elusive magic, and who are especially secretive with the techniques they use. What little but widely is known is that each member’s hairless skin is dotted with curious tattoos and scars, having endured great strife and surpassing challenges in order to control such mighty powers.

Another piece of character art for Daniel St. George’s Catalist. This one was animated by my friend and former student, Bart Browne. Check out Bart’s excellent work, and also keep an eye on Catalist! It’s going to be pretty rad!

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Been wrapped up in a lot of work stuff lately, but here’s another A Game of Thrones character sketch for the Stark household. Theon Greyjoy. He makes a lot of mistakes.

Been wrapped up in a lot of work stuff lately, but here’s another A Game of Thrones character sketch for the Stark household. Theon Greyjoy. He makes a lot of mistakes.

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Bran, Hodor, and Summer, are my A Game of Thrones character sketches for this week! Hodor, hodor hodor HODOR.

Bran, Hodor, and Summer, are my A Game of Thrones character sketches for this week! Hodor, hodor hodor HODOR.

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doublefine:

Just some of the paintings you can find in The Cave, illustrated by Daniel Krall.

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Double Fine on these illustrations for their super fun game, The Cave! There are eighty-some pieces you can collect as you progress through each characters story! Give it a go!