Thursday, February 26, 2015

Work in Progress

Something I've been working on. I'm going with a very detailed underpainting and hope to be able to use a light touch on the colors.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Another Critter

Another creature for the same project. The client isn't particular about consistency, so I took a much looser style for this one, which is more natural for me.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Creature Series

Here's a series of creatures I was commissioned to do recently. The client wanted some quick black & white sketches for a project he's working on. A lot of fun to do these! I am pretty pleased in particular with how the two winged creatures came out.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Some recent sketchbook doodles.

Orc dude

Pirate feller


Thugra Khotan

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Red Sonja Process

Here's some "process" breakdown for a piece I recently finished. It's the unlikely tale of how a random doodle gets inadvertently turned into a full-fledged picture, courtesy of a complete lack of foresight.

First, the finished image:

Finalized image.

It started from this little Photoshop doodle.


 After looking at it, I thought she looked like she was golfing, so I changed it to give her a more active pose.
Pose, take two.
Two months later, I threw down some basic colors.

Oh, garish colors!
But after ignoring this upstart doodle for two months, I decided the pose was still not quite right. She looked like she was resting, and I decided I wanted her to be chopping down with the blade. Perhaps through the neck of a humongous snake?

Color block in.
 Next came some more work on the arms and an attempt to bring some of those initial colors under control.
Taming the color a bit.
After another 2 month hiatus, more color tweaking, in an effort to warm up her skin and get some color into the snake.

Warmer skin and more color? What the hell?
 Then I decided the colors were too bright. Again.

Normalizing the colors.
 Then I left the piece for another 9 months, distracted by other projects. When I came back to it, I made some big changes. I added more details to the armor and hair, added the gloves, changed the motion of her bikini bottom, etc.

Details and edits.
After a couple of months more, I came back to it and finished it up to its final state, as seen above. I used a lot of color overlays to bring consistency into the palette, and added details to the snake.

Thursday, February 5, 2015


I love drawing goblins. It's my default thing to draw when I put pencil to paper.