Saturday, February 25, 2012

From the Sketchbooks 5

A sketchy copy of the cover of the strategy video game "Emperor of the Fading Suns." Computer games were a huge part of my early life, and part of the reason I wanted early on to be an illustrator, since I was often more attracted to the art work of early video game's paraphernalia, which could be very well put together to make up for what usually were far inferior graphics.

Monday, February 20, 2012

From the Sketchbooks 4

I like this design and thought parts of the creative process, I've created several dozen sketchbook pages that are nothing more than a few ideas I have for a project I would like to implement, and may never have, or will only when the time comes. This was going to be for a website, a personal portfolio website, I never created. I never found much value in a personal webpage to showcase my art early on as I spent most of that time creating the stuff to showcase. Now, things are bit different.

Friday, February 17, 2012

From the Sketchbooks 3

This was an outright Lovecraftian rip-off. Not sure what was going through my head at the time, yet I am still surprised at some of the terrifying and unnerving things I produced, often stone cold sober.

Monday, February 13, 2012

From the Sketchbooks 2

This came from one of my older sketchbooks. I'm not proud of a lot of the work in there, it's tad juvenile, but I could see where I was developing some my personal style, especially with my interest in line quality. Here is a cartoon idea that never went anywhere. I think I just liked the title, "4-Eyed Samurai," and like a lot of these ideas, it never went very far after the initial sketch was put to paper.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

From the Sketchbooks


I pulled out this one splattering from my college days, probably my second or third year. I had started looking at design as a possible venue to explore, so I began to sketch like mad. I also think I was suffering from horror vacui, as a lot of the pages from this sketchbook are filled entirely with lined drawings from top to bottom, although it tapers off later in the book, and in fact all the last three pages are blank. I think that says there was a lot of energy going into the sketches in this book early on, and that energy was either fine tuned towards the end, or that I had so many ideas to start the year off, and as it progressed, I gained more focus and less fear of the white space. Either way, I am please with a lot of the examples from this particular sketch book.