Thursday, December 31, 2009
Well I sure am glad 2009 happened. I learned a lot about myself, drawing and comics in general. 2010 is going to be awesome for me. Not much in the way of resolutions, just going to try to stay the course and get stuff done. Twitter has been a great thing because I learned many things from many people, and it really helped to build contacts with others in the industry.
I hope you all have a bloody good time tonight, see you in the new year
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
As always, things are busy in my house. The wife is on a crazy cleaning spree, the kids are getting stir crazy from being inside for so long and I'm trying to get some work done buy things aren't gelling. The new year has a few changes in store for me so I welcome the demise of 2k9 and have no fear for what tomorrow brings. As for the imagery and pictures lately, its all I got. The webcomic that was supposed to die doesn't seem ready to give up the fight.
Want more pics, find me on twitter and maybe you can see some additional sketches when I post them there. And now I rejoin the circus that is my life.
Monday, December 28, 2009
I'm sad to say that I have to stop my zombie webcomic. You probably didn't even know I had one, but I did, and you could read it here. I have been wanting to continue it but haven't been able to find the time. Life is harsh that way. It's all so sad. boohoo. boohoo.
theZOMBIE webcomic is no more.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
It's a sketch that I wanted to go much further with, but because im a busy busy dad i will have to leave it as is otherwise no one will see it. Maybe i can get it done for next year.
Hopefully everyone is getting where they need to go safely, and having fun. Spread the infection along with good times.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Learning to use the wacom ... and getting better. The images are in order of first to last. The program im using is Sketchbook Pro ... and making a bunch of custom brushes so that it draws like real life.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
My brother is letting me use his wacom artZ II that he bought from his work place. It's over 10 years old, a little less developed in the pressure sensitivity department, but dammit, its 12 inches by 18 inches!!! It's so big I can put it on my lap and draw. So I'm relearning how to use a wacom and at the same time I am trying to paint, rather than draw. The above and below images are the result.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Just a quick little ditty to show my frustration at trying to get drawing and other work done while 3 kids are running around screaming and shouting and fighting. Singing songs like Jingle Poohs and other pooh and pee lyrics is not helping me type this.
Another post coming soon
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
So yeah, busy times but I do have lots of drawings done that need to get scanned. Also making lots of progress using Paint Tool SAI and the Rise of the Zombie will be seeing a relaunch in the first week of y2k10. Fingers crossed.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Now, for the rest of the day I will work on commisions. Anyone need some art? Contact me.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
I am constantly drawing and doodling. It's a little bit annoying for my wife because she thinks I'm not paying attention. I am paying attention and have more than once demonstrated it, much to her disdain I think. I just can't stop doodling. The above image was drawn on a scrabble score card and a different piece of paper we were using to keep score on a different game. And in case any of you are thinking that I am being disrespectful or something, I was only drawing during intermissions like bathroom breaks or other interuptions.
My life is a constant interuption, but thats something else.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
This is just a quick image I made a while back, and only just found because I spent the better part of today cleaning my studio/toy room. My studio ... the kids toy room. Thats what makes it hard to get work done, its noisy. Once they are older and can be left unattended, I'm moving my studio into the spare bedroom. Until then, I suffer.
Anyways, I've been busy building up some contacts and following some potential leads for illustration work. You might find my doodles behind rusted doors or locked up in some internet dungeon somewhere some day. I've also been making some improvements to my other site, IDRAWZOMBIES ... I added some new shirts today, so please take a look if you are in need of a zombie related shirt. I will have some of my own shirts available soon as well.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Today I am learning a new digital drawing program called Paint Tool SAI . It's similar to all the other art programs out there, but seems to be less of a RAM hog. Runs smooth, no complaints yet. I will try to have some drawings up here later today.
In other news ... its damn cold here and the snow is here to stay.
This is my front yard, this is my back yard.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Before I do that though I have a couple of zombifications that need to be attended to. If you feel like getting zombified, I might be able to help.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The image was just a doodle that I scanned in, then went to town trying to speed paint it. None of the original line drawing was kept, and it turned out pretty well. Im going to keep trying to create images with this technique.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Even worse than male pattern baldness is premature baldness caused by a zombie ripping the hair and skin right off your head. No comb-over in the world is going to hide that.
This was scribbled over the weekend and colored over the last 2 days. The kids have been trying to steal my time away. They have been dealt with.
If you haven't seen it yet, take a look at idrawzombies and give me your thoughts. I will be improving it a lot in the coming weeks.
This image came to us from my friend Mr. Anderson ... not from matrix fame. This is the talented George Anderson from Venture Comics. He did a guest spot here before and since getting his tablet he has really taken his art up a notch. He will soon be launching his own comic, you can check for updates at his site, Venture-Comics. Thanks George.
Another post is coming tonight. Watch for it.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Well, at least the swedish chef thought so. Anyways, this is my american tribute to thanks giving. I celebrated mine last month, but didn't post anything. I did another zombie turkey for buyzombie.com, you should check it out for more goodness.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
This is a quick doodle of a very determined zombie. He's got no legs, not much of a torso and to top it off his guts are stretched out behind him. Is that going to stop him? I DON'T THINK SO.
We could learn a lot from zombies. So much determination and single minded focus is something many of us lack. I know I do.
The image is a lunch time doodle that was quickly colored in photoshop, and was inspired by a book im reading called Z.E.O.: How to Get A(Head) in Business. It's a good read and while mostly made as a joke, there are a few lessons to be gleaned from it.
If you haven't heard by now, I DRAW ZOMBIES is online and ready to be viewed. A new zombification should be posted up there later today.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
In other news, my newer site has pretty much gone live. There are still some bugs to work out, but its there and ready to be visited. For the most part it is a place to display my work, but there are also services that I offer and zombie related products to buy. Check it out, let me know what you think. Here's a screen shot. Click on the image to go to the new site, or visit idrawzombies.com
Monday, November 23, 2009
Anyways, the image above is 3 different days and 3 different yahtzee games. I think I won at least one of them, but I can't be sure. My wife wins a lot. At a later date I will probably take the girl image and color it in photoshop with the bamboo.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Zed Oh Em Be Eye Eee .... Em Oh You Ess Eee ... Zombie Mouse!!! Zombie Mouse!!!
(sing it to the mickey mouse song and make up the rest of the lyrics as you go along.)
Just a quick doodle that I did last night while feeling a bit burned out from trying to get caught up in drawings and taking care of kids. Colored it in PS with the bamboo.
Monday I officially launch the new site and hopefully start work on a bunch of zombifications of famous and not famous figures.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Someone asked to see a non colored doodle, so here you go ... the above image, uncolored.
I need some new yahtzee pads.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The above image was created for my contact page on my new website which will hopefully launch today, but more likely tomorrow. Drawn with a pencil crayon and colored in photoshop.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
As a side note, the experts agree that if you have fence protecting you from a zombie invasion you should not shoot the zombies on the other side of the fence. They will just pile up and other zombies will crawl over them and into your protected area.
Food for thought.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
It's been a while since I last updated but I have been busy building a new site to host all my zombies and showcase my few talents. I will try to release the whole site this week and continue to blog here.
I am also trying to revive my webcomic and host it under its own domain, but thats taking a bit longer. More updates when I can.
Monday, September 28, 2009
In other news, here is another cool looking zombie costume for halloween. This one would be awesome for my son. It really suits his build. Maybe in a few years I could convince him to wear it. This year he wants to be spiderman. Still cool, but seriously. A zombie child in a small rural town with a heavy religous slant. This would rock. Click the image to learn more about it or buy it for your child with a desire to scare other kids shitless.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Continuing with the promotion of zombie costumes, here's another one that I like. A punk rock zombie ready to eat your brains. This one would go over lovely in this bible belt area that I live in. This one comes with a spiked Mohawk 1/2 mask, a leather looking jacket with boney bloody ribcage, collar and spiked cuffs. Click the image to get more details.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Also, I am going to be promoting some costumes for people wanting to be a zombie for halloween. I've come across an awesome site that has great costumes, so check it out.
Skeleton Zombie Adult Costume
This is the first zombie costume that I saw when browsing the site. Me and my wife joked about how this would scare the hell out of the kids when we volunteer to help at the school on Halloween party day. They would never ask us back.
This Skeleton Zombie Costume features a skeleton mask with gauze, a shirt and pants with gauze and bones. Gloves are also included and its a decent price too. Click the image to get more details.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
This was drawn with crappy markers on crappy paper, then saved by bringing it into photoshop and painting it up. Its not a great image, but its the first thing I thought of after reading a story by this fellow named Liban. If he agrees, I'll link it up.
just an edit to say here is the link to the story that inspired the image.
But its not a zombie ... yeah, but its my blog, so plbbbt! (