Wednesday, June 4, 2014

yoyo boy

For the past year I have been working on an illustration project with my older brother. He is a writer and I am an illustrator and we love each other to death so it only made sense to work collaboratively on a project, thus a comic book was born.

It was actually my little brothers who came up with the concept of a superhero who uses yoyos as his weapon of choice, but it was my illustrations and my brothers creative writing that have really fleshed out the story.

Over last summer we worked hard on creating the aesthetic of the comic as well as learning the process of writing, to thumbnails, to edits, to drawings, to more edits, to inking to more edits, to lettering, to coloring, and to final. All that to say we are super excited to get this piece of work out there. After starting, and restarting, and deleting everything we had and starting again, we are now on track to start putting out content, We will be at Heroes Con in Charlotte NC at the end of June where you can pick up some free stuff and get a sneak peek at the future of Yoyo Boy!

Like the Facebook page HERE

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

2D Design

Design is important to know to be able to apply in drawings, whether created with your mind or drawing from life.

here are some fun 2D Design Projects from school.

Value study
9 point Graphite value scale

sphere drawn using a 9pt Graphite value scale

Line Inventory: The idea here is that the top box has a line in it and as it descends the design should become more intense.

Line inventory Thumbnail ideas

Line inventory Final

Shape inventory: Same idea as the line inventory but with shapes.

Shape inventory idea thumbnails.

further thumbnails

Shape inventory final

Emotion Project: The assignment was to use the basic elements of art to represent, abstractly, different emotions, Whimsical, Joy, Anger, Fear, Power, and Love.

Balance Project: The idea here is to scribble some various lines on 4"x4" card-stock then chose a 1"x1" card-stock area to redraw blown up to 4"x4" then to split it down the middle making a symmetrical composition, then to make it a radially symmetrical

Color Wheel

Color Studies

Simultaneous Contrast: If you look at the turquoise on red it really pops, but on the green it almost disappears, showing how colors can "change" when put up against different colors.

Perspective Drawings: My teacher actually got the 3-point perspective wrong, and I had to correct him, he has a degree in architecture... ironic much...

1 point perspective

 2 point perspective

 2 point perspective

  3 point perspective

  2 point perspective ellipse 

  2 point perspective ellipse 

Monday, June 2, 2014


As an artist I rely on myself as a model quite frequently, so naturally I have LOTS of drawings of myself.

Fun with watercolor

This one is probably the most accurate.

Me as a Muppet.

Yes I'm that skinny...