Sunday, November 19, 2006

Christmas is coming!

Here's the cover to the family Christmas card this year. A few years ago (before kids, when I still some of the elusive thing called 'free time') I started doing these not very holiday themed mini comic Chirstmas cards. People seemed to dig them, and I had fun doing them. But last year I was busy and although I wrote most of it and drew the layouts I never got a chance to actually draw the card. Well I guess more people liked them than I thought, because I got all kinds of grief for slacking off. So anyway, this year the theme is outer space. Hopefully I'll get the rest finished in time to get it to the printer and sent before Chiristmas. Feliz Navidad.

Saturday, November 11, 2006


Spidey here is another sketch. I know I didn't draw the webbing on his costume, but the time was up. The old dude is a design for something I'm not talking about yet :)

Monday, November 06, 2006

Briareos Sketch

I have a tendency to like to overwork things looking for just the right line. So lately I have been forcing myself to be a little more sketchy. I gave myself an hour to do this warmup sketch of Briareos from Appleseed. The guns were the last thing I drew and the hour was almost up, so they got shortchanged, sorry.

This kind of drawing is fun, because my goal is not necessarily to make a good drawing, it is just to finish before the time is up. The time limit removes most of my edits from the process. Its like when I was drawing as a kid, I didn't know what made a good drawing or bad drawing, I was just drawing to make a picture, to create something with pencil. The process itself was the joy, not the quality of the finished drawing.