Thursday, December 31, 2009

happy 2010

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

aint dead yet

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

ending near the beginning

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

santa's zombie elves

Santa never invested much in defense. Just a single shot shotgun. He better hope these guys are shufflers or he is Fk'd

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

needs speed lines

Just a quick sketch from the idea brewing inside my head. This would probably look better cleaned up, colored and with a zillion speed lines. I am so ready for this season to be over. As much fun as it is, it is also stressful and busy, or is that busy and stressful. Whichever way, it needs to stop. Have fun, go watch The Hangover and bust a gut.

Monday, December 21, 2009

4 sketches

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

heads up

really cheezy title for a real cheezy image. What more can I say. zombie boy lifts heads up, mwa ha ha ha. more tomorrow. i go now.

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.


just a quickie doodle that is eventually going to develop into a comic. I don't know if it would be illustrated by me, since I have so many other things going on these days. But it will be awesome no matter who draws it.

Another post coming soon

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

shuffling along

Its been a hectic and busy last few days ... all because of a certain holiday that I will not mention here. I like this holiday for the family and presents and such, but I hate the commercialism of it and I'm not a big fan of the religous aspect either. Thats as much as I will say about that.

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

brain eater shirt

Drawn during the same evening as yesterdays post, but colored with a bit more sleep, so the end result is a bit better. I've been learning a lot about coloring and keeping the value consistent. Still have a long way to go, but I'm getting there.

Now, for the rest of the day I will work on commisions. Anyone need some art? Contact me.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I'm quite tired today that as hard as I tried I just couldn't get this image to the level I wanted it to go. I was up far to late last night watching star trek and drawing. The drawings were good, mostly brain storming, and it took a few hours of silence to finally get the layout for a logo nailed. But I am truely suffering for it today ... and I'm going to do it again tonight. Go Me !

Monday, December 7, 2009


A quick, and I mean REALLY quick, pencil sketch and coloring. I need to start working on scenery and multiple figures. This late night post brought to you by the NoName brand coffee, an eye opening gulp in every cup.

scrabble doodles

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

hand up

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

more sketch heads

Its a busy day today, and I want to keep the daily zombie daily, so today I am uploading some sketches that I did yesterday. The guy with the slinky arms IS a zombie so I am keeping with the theme. And who knows, I may be coloring one or two of these later on.

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

that zombie woman

Remember this beauty? I posted her a few days back but just the line art. Well today I decided to try to paint her up and bring some added life to her. ( i know she's undead, but you know what I mean ) Took about an hour, with interuptions and the end result is okay. A good second attempt at this speed painting technique. Learned quite a bit so round 3 should be even better.

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

coffee zombie - speed paint 1

Even a zombie needs their morning cup of coffee. The stronger the better, but no sugar please, just a bit of creamed brainjuice and they're good to go.

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

premature balding

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.

Clyde the malnourished zombie

He's a vegetarian...or rather feasts on only vegetarians.

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.