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Red Sonya & Hellboy

Each year around this time we do a Secret Santa style art swap among members of our group. We all submit a character request of some kind (I asked for Daryl Dixon from the Walking Dead!) and then are randomly assigned to someone else. So this year I was asked to draw Red Sonya and Hellboy for my friend Damon. I had never drawn either character before, but I think it turned out well. I don’t think these 2 characters are drawn together often (or maybe ever?) so that’s kinda cool. I also liked the color theme of red shared between the 2, so I drew them in pencil and used red for the background.  Anyway, Damon, sorry you couldn’t make it to the party last night but hope you like the drawing! Merry Christmas!RedSonyaHellboy and below is my gift from the super talented Phil Back! Daryl Dixon, fuck yeah! Both pieces are going on my wall right next to Rick Grimes (who I got from rockstar artist Steven Bowman last year!) Next year I’m asking for Michonne and Carl haha!!DARYL201DARYL101And here is some other fantastic art from our Secret Santa Art Swap last night! LCSpartyLCSparty2

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Sharp Shooter

Elisabeth2This is a character from a comic book my friends and I have been working on called West of Light.  Her name is Elisabeth, she hunts demons (among other things) and she’s quite good at it.

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Fantasy Story Ideas

So the next anthology book my art group and I are working on will be themed Fantasy. I had an idea about a fairy who gets caught by 2 selfish kids one summer night.  I wanted the fairy to have an attitude, but the problem is that’s already been done (Tinkerbell) so I tried to make my character a bit more of a punk. Also gave her a nose ring, tattoos, color changing hair, ect. I’m not much of a costume designer, some of the ideas I got from the internet and just kinda blended them all together with my own.  Anyway, nothing is set in stone yet, these are just some sketch ideas but here’s what I’ve got so far…FAIRY101FAIRY201      Leesah

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Corpse Bride

CB000101CorpseBrideSomeone told me the other night that they enjoy seeing the rough pencil work more than the actual finished product.  Normally I don’t post my roughs, but I figured if someone out there thinks they’re kinda cool, hey why not? Enjoy!

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Inktober!

For those who may not know, every October artists from all over the world take on the Inktober challenge by doing one ink drawing a day for an entire month.  (For me it’s extra challenging because I usually never take my art past the pencil stage!)  I’m hoping this will push me to try new things and build confidence in inking my own artwork… we’ll see how it goes! Here’s the first 3 days…

INKTBR01inktober3*The Day of the Dead skull was done on a sketch card using a Micron Pigma pen and watercolor, then I changed the background to black in the computer.

Stay tuned for more!

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Mikasa & Rei!

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A sketch I drew for a friend.  It was a little challenging just because I wasn’t familiar with the 2 characters (their costumes were difficult!) and I’m no good at drawing anime/manga style so I just kinda did my usual thing.  But I did try tho!  It was a fun sketch :)

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DCCC Time!

Derby City Comic Con is this weekend! I’ll be there on Saturday with the Louisville Cartoonist Society, rollin’ out our newest anthology “Derby City Stories!” I’ll also have copies of my 2014 sketchbook “STUFF & THANGS,” a brand new short story  “Love Potion # None,” my children’s comic “Princess Allie and Her Royal Guards,” and a few sketch cards for sale! Stop by and join the fun! Photo-0666Photo-0682SKCRDS01Sketch cards available: Dr. Who #11, Alice & Cheshire, and Wonder Woman!

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TMNT redesign

TMNTredesignWith the new movie coming out this summer I thought it would be fun to re-design the old TMNT gang in my own way… first there’s “Hipster Michelangelo” complete with fedora, scarf, and can of PBR! Then there’s Leonardo (who’s still kind of a douchebag.) Then Raphael, who I tried to make even more of a brawler. And finally, my personal favorite, Donatello. Didn’t make him as big or as muscular as the rest, because he doesn’t need to be. His brain is his weapon!