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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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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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ATTENTION WORLD: d. and babs COLLABS!

My dear and lovely friend Babs Tarr of http://www.babsbabsbabs.com and I recently collaborated on this series of fight poses for “Jawbreaker” (who I posted a drawing of a little while back)! 

I did some quick digital “pencils”,  trying to just focus on shape, flow, and movement (seen above in pink lines). I asked Babs to try to stick to the poses and content, but not to try to make it look as though I’d done it. Just re-brand it with Babs language.

And MAN, did it turn out to be a fun combo! Is it me-ized Babs? Is it Babs-ized me??? Who can say? All I know is we’ll be doing more of this in the future! Go comic Voltron, GO!

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Quick warm-up today, thinking about how satisfying it would be to eat 112 ounces of pudding just beyond the reach of a cannibal corpse.
Carl is no more annoying than any other preteen, pretty good at surviving horrible things, and selfish with his near-death desert rewards. Solid work, Carl!

Quick warm-up today, thinking about how satisfying it would be to eat 112 ounces of pudding just beyond the reach of a cannibal corpse.

Carl is no more annoying than any other preteen, pretty good at surviving horrible things, and selfish with his near-death desert rewards. Solid work, Carl!

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This is a piece entitled: The First of Ten Serpents that I did for a show of student and faculty work I’m putting on in the Julian Allen Gallery at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
The show is called: Seance Mystery, Superstition, and the Occult, and it’ll be up for the next two weeks at least. Come by and check it out if you’re in the area (3rd floor, Fox building)!
You can see this and other great prints and originals from a bunch of very talented illustrators!
For example, here is a piece by the amazing Kali Ciesemier
And another by the incomprehensible Sam Bosma
Come on in and get creeped out! I’ll post some photos from this soon!
Speaking of prints, you can purchase the image above and many other fine selections from my INPRNT gallery!
Halloween spook-a-roo!

This is a piece entitled: The First of Ten Serpents that I did for a show of student and faculty work I’m putting on in the Julian Allen Gallery at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

The show is called: Seance Mystery, Superstition, and the Occult, and it’ll be up for the next two weeks at least. Come by and check it out if you’re in the area (3rd floor, Fox building)!

You can see this and other great prints and originals from a bunch of very talented illustrators!

For example, here is a piece by the amazing Kali Ciesemier

And another by the incomprehensible Sam Bosma

Come on in and get creeped out! I’ll post some photos from this soon!

Speaking of prints, you can purchase the image above and many other fine selections from my INPRNT gallery!

Halloween spook-a-roo!

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Also, this is “Rachael’s boyfriend”. That’s the only thing we know about him besides that he excels at looming.

Also, this is “Rachael’s boyfriend”. That’s the only thing we know about him besides that he excels at looming.

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I did this piece for a column that will run in the Comic-Con special issue of Entertainment Weekly (which they give away free at the con)! It’s about the popularization of “geek culture” and some of the more recent things to hit that scene. It’s got the Guardians of the Galaxy, Mandarin, Gi Joe, Transformers, and even a “Bronie”. I’ve never drawn any of these things before (except for some Transformers when I was wee), but I’m pretty sure I’ll be drawing Rocket Raccoon again. He’s just crazy fun to draw!
Pick it up if you happen to be at SDCC! Thanks very much to Kory Kennedy and EW!

I did this piece for a column that will run in the Comic-Con special issue of Entertainment Weekly (which they give away free at the con)!
It’s about the popularization of “geek culture” and some of the more recent things to hit that scene. It’s got the Guardians of the Galaxy, Mandarin, Gi Joe, Transformers, and even a “Bronie”. I’ve never drawn any of these things before (except for some Transformers when I was wee), but I’m pretty sure I’ll be drawing Rocket Raccoon again. He’s just crazy fun to draw!

Pick it up if you happen to be at SDCC! Thanks very much to Kory Kennedy and EW!

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OH! Also, there’s a giant robot.