Saturday, July 23, 2011

San Cholo - Special Delivery

Hey true believers!

I'm happy to report... that I was actually able to get this one colored today... (Shockingly, was able to finish up all the coloring during this magical time I like to call 'nap time'.) That alone should be a glowing endorsement for coloring things this way.

Well... without further ado...

He'll make yer' Kessel run!
Overall pretty pleased. Experimented a little with the hair... and trying to make it look a little more natural. Still having a problem w/ the way the highlights look... I have an idea in my head of how they should look, but so far haven't been able to achieve exactly the look I'm going for yet. I'll figure it out eventually... I'm sure! What do you guys think?

Well, I think I'm gonna call it a night! (Nice to be able to do that before midnight for a change!)

Hope you all have a good weekend.


This one's for you Frank!

Well... it's been kind of a weird week. Not as productive as I would have liked... but... I am officially ramping things up again.

Here's another one of our characters. San Cholo! My friend Frank hinted that he wanted to see more of San Cholo... so here ya' go.

The One... The Only... San Cholo!
I will try to get started on the colors this weekend... Maybe even finish it up this weekend... depending on how much time I have.

Well, guess that's it for tonight... off to sleep.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Nightly Sketchlings...

Hey everyone.

Here's a batch of sketches that I did tonight... Kinda all across the board... so don't worry too much if they don't make too much sense.

Another attempt a designing a dragon-like creature.
This is a design for a sort of flying space scooter! Needs some work...

A sketch of Neb! Glaring from some unknown rooftop! Evil doers beware!
Guess that's it for tonight... check back later for more stuff...



Saturday, July 16, 2011


Hey everyone! Thanks again for following my blog.

Spent a few hours out at the art desk tonight... wasn't having great luck... but finally settled on an idea... sketched it out... and scanned the pencils. Decided to move 'indoors' so grabbed my laptop, and sat on the bed for a bit... and inked this piece, and then jumped right into the colors. Below is a sample... as I have an idea on how I'm going to finish it now...

Well... that's about all for tonight... gotta get some rest... gotta get up early tomorrow.

Night everyone!!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

A few things...

Haven't posted the last couple days... been pretty tired... guess I did crash & burn this week. I've been doing some sketching... but nothing I've really wanted to finish... here are a few examples of sketches I've been working on this week.

Random Alien - Practicing painting

Sketch of some sort of dragon thing...

 I'm gonna try to do some doodling tomorrow at lunch, and see if I can get something lined up to work on this weekend.


So tired the last couple nights... I'll be back at it this weekend for sure tho'

Till then!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Celeste - Coloring Finished 7/12/11 - PLUS BONUS!!!

Just finished up the coloring for Celeste...

Well. Here it is. This is an attempt at using a more 'painter-type' style. (Think airbrushing). I tweaked the colors a little bit. The highlights were really bugging me, so I went in and muted them a little bit (not so bold and dramatic). I still need work on this... I think the fundamentals are there... but I just gotta get push it a little farther.

I seem to be making a habit of this 2:00AM thing. I'll probably end up crashing and burning sometime later in the week... but it's like we've always said... there's only so much time in the day, and sleep is about the only thing we can afford to cut back on.

Speed Painting - Quick & Dirty!
This is a 'speed painting' I did tonight in-between finishing up Celeste. Just wanted to have some fun w/ it, and practice a little bit. I actually really like where this is going... and it was good practice! Don't know if I'll get around to finishing this, but I would like to. I envisioned this as a cool portrait hanging in someones trophy room! :)

Well, that's all for tonight.

I'm off to catch a few hours of sleep...


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Celeste - Coloring Sample

Yup... up WAY to late again (it's almost 4:30... AM!) Kids are gonna be awake in about 2 hours (3 if I'm extremely lucky). Anyway, I've been up so late, cuz' I have been working on a revised coloring style. A little different than my normal style... more of an 'actual' painting process. Take a look, compare this to some of my other pieces and let me know what you guys think? Do you like this better, or should I keep w/ what I've been doing?

This is just a sample. I'm not quite done yet, sword needs shading, and the boots need to be finished... other than that tho', it's pretty much complete.


Now... off to sleepy town!


UPDATED 7/10/11

Upon seein' the previous image, Neil (my counterpart)commented that she was too thin, (not as solid as we want her to seem). One of the things that I need to come across on her is that she's very strong, confident, and capable (maybe even a little arrogant!) I've been trying to change her up and make her bigger/stronger/thicker w/ real curves. Also, she's sexy without ever trying.

She does have 'grey' skin, so I'm still trying to experiment w/ the right shades. It's hard for that not to come of as pastey, but I still need to have a healthy glow to her skin. I'm glad this one seems to be a step in the right direction.

This coloring style is faster than my current style. (I usually clock between 8-10 hours to color a piece, this one took me about 5-6, and I can probably shave some off of that once I get more comfortable w/ it.

When I looked at this image again this morning, I realized it's too 'light'. The highlights are a little over-done. So I need to look at fixing that. Probably be some differences between this and the finished version.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Digital Inking w/ the Neb! Volume 2

Alrighty... here's the video of the inking (w/ narration!! I KNOW!!!)

Let me know what you guys think?!?!


Celeste - Finished Inks - 7/7/11

3:30AM. That's what time I went to bed last night... That was dumb. Really... really dumb.

Oh well... at least I have something to show for it.

Please let me know what you guys think!!

I will post a link to the video in just a sec.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

... Continued Lunchtime Sketchlings... 7/7/11

Hey there everyone! I wanted to share what are now the 'finished' pencils for this sketch I started yesterday at my lunch hour. I finished up the pencils today (again at my lunch hour - sensing a trend here??) So...

Celeste is © 2011 Ego Comics Infotainment Group
There it is. I'm excited to get this inked tonight.

Now... I have started a poll at my Stomping Ground Facebook page to see if you'z guys want me to make another video of the inking progression for this image. Please feel free to jump over there, and cast your vote. I'll probably get started around 8:00PM (Mountain), so I'll check before I get started, and if the votes lean towards 'YES', then I'll take the video, and try to upload it tonight or tomorrow.

Guess that's all for now!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lunchtime Sketchlings... 7-6-11

Here you go...

Aina - Finished

Well... stayed up too late again... but at least I finished. Here's the complete image.

Check it out... comment... let me know what you think! PLEASE!!!

Finally... Finished...

 Show it to your friends... show it to your neighbors... show it to your co-workers!

Oh, and we're working on an explanation about what Stomping Ground is. I realize it's just a funny name... but I need to start giving you folks an idea what this is all about... All I've shown so far is a tease.

And on that note...


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Almost there... stay on target...

Gonna call it a night, but I got a good amount of coloring done tonight. I should be able to finish it either tomorrow night, or Monday night. Not much left to shade... pants and abs, then It's complete.

Anyway... here's the current WIP.
Just about done.
Well, everyone enjoy the weekend, and check back either tomorrow or Monday night, and I should have this one wrapped up.

Nighty night!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Yes... I have been working...

I have been working on this image the last 2 nights!! I just haven't gotten as far along as I was hoping. Sometimes I'm just "ON"! And sometimes it takes me a while to get warmed up. The last two nights have been the latter. I have gotten a little bit later start than I had intended, and probably cut out earlier than I could have as well... (course, I do have a full time job, so I have to show up and be conscious... they like that!) Sleep... is a good thing... in moderation!

Anyway... here's a sample of where I'm at so far. Hair still needs a fair amount of work... and I'm not completely settled on the color yet. (I do kinda like the pick highlights tho').

Still have lots of shading to do still... but it is coming along.

Well, with that being said. I am off to bed. (I rhyme!)

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