Tuesday, February 19, 2013


So the other day I wanted to draw an alien, so I did, meet Djek conquer of the milky way. interesting thing is I drew this then saw the trailer for escape from planet earth and got mad cause it looks kinda similar, but they shouldn't worry I dont think I'll sue...

But I didn't want to stop there. So I went to my siblings, I have 6, and asked them to describe aliens for me to draw. So here are their aliens of the galaxy.

First off we have the youngest: his was described as a monkey with three eyes and then he went and drew if for me which kinda took the fun out of it but his drawing is nice.



next a Quaḱu. It was described as a fluff ball with 12 eyes a sheep's tail and a tiara.

Here is one that I forget the name of but it was described as a butterfly with 10 wings that it wraps its body in to walk around, and its body is covered in mucus.

Here is another of mine, this one is un-named but I described it as a half croc half man with hippo legs that has an extra arm on one side.

Here's probably my favorite a Zib. It was described in the most detail. like a person, but backwards knees like a faun, three fingers and three toes, elf ears, lots of eyes, two tails and a razor weapon.

Here is the scariest. a Slurp, spelled wrong on the page. described as having a square face, square eyes, a pony-tail, legs 1/3 of its body, four arms two fingers each with hooks on them to pull the brains out of the noses of its unsuspecting human victims. you can see what it looks like when feeding or mad in the lower corner.

And here is the first alien I did for someone else. Described as a generic alien with three legs big head. At least thats all I could remember.

So here is the deal. I need you to either comment on this blog post, my fb page you found this on or my twitter account, or instagram, wherever you saw this and describe your alien. I'd like to do them all but if I get a lot I'll have to choose the ones I like so make it fun and go nuts!

I cant wait to hear your ideas!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Drawing 1 class

Here are some of my drawings from Drawing 1 class.

I have enjoyed the little things that I have learned, like comparing scales and proportions, its so obvious but I'd never thought of actually applying it to my work.

My first sketch in my class sketchbook, hopefully you see that its a pine cone but there it is, I said it. At the end of the year I'll need to have 90 sketches for an A grade so iI'm going to get sketching.

My most recent sketch in my sketchbook. The rules for things in the sketchbook limit the subject matter to things that are 3D so that I the artist can practice transforming 3D to 2D. This is bassed off of a Yoda Maquette so yes this was a real tangible subject matter...

P.S. Yoda is real.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sketch Crawl Jan 19 2013

the 38th Annual Sketch Crawl was the friday before last. I was on an airplane the whole day. so my sketching abillities and subjects for sketching were rather limited, plus I spent most of the day sleeping so as to reset my internal clock for Kenyan time. all the same here are my sketches from that day.


the materials I used

I was in an airplane, der!

Im reading Out of the Silent Planet and this is what I see the world of Malacandra looks.

The money, Kenyan Shillings, and my pasport

Here are the different creatures of Out of the Silent Planet based off of the descriptions in the book, however I have read more since then and my sketches are already proved to be wrong.

I wish I had more time but my Friday was actually only about 18 hours long because of the time change from NC, USA and Kenya. and I slept for most of it. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

SotD from then to now...

Here are my Sketches-of-the- day from January 14-31st. this includes my Kenya trip so enjoy what you find. I decided to add small descriptions of my favorite 

first day of Class, the heater was out of control

Josie wanted a puppy

Art history... yea.

packing and prep for Kenya

Headed to the airport.

Flying across the world. yep.

The Massi market is insane.


That's called a miserable nights lack of sleep.

That's called a fantastic day and night of sleep.

Food and finished conference.


World traveler...again!

my animator friends will appreciate this day ^^^, I had to do a blocking+ pass of a 600 frame animation in 5 hours.

Lego turned 55! I bought it a present, it was great.

Cow again, and lots of drawing...snakeman...

swivel chair!!!

working a shift, Geoff, bacon! yoda, YYB mask! epic day!!!!

Whew that was exhausting! I hope I can stay more on top of it for February.