Monstrous Sketch

A monstrosity warm-up digital sketch to show today.  I use clip studio paint for a lot of my digital work as it allows for quick, clean work.  I’m still playing around with the work-flow, but I like it.  It has a lot of tools, great line quality and I’m still discovering new things to play with on it!


What’s your digital art program of choice?  Or are you traditional?

More to come.  Stay tuned!

Playing Catch Up

It’s been busy around here and I have a lot to share in the forthcoming weeks.  But for now I thought I would post a few images of some work I have done recently.

One piece I wanted to share was the newest in my stickman series.  This one is #6.  It’s based off of a photo that I came across.  I made a very rough pencil sketch and from there it was all tiny little stickmen – all done with a black .005 micron pen.  I gave it a simple black frame and, something new that I wish I had thought of from the beginning, a small magnifying glass.  I displayed it at the Pekin Days Art Show and received 3rd in the pen and ink category.  I also sold it!  Win-win!:


A close up of the eye area:



More work to show very soon.  Stay tuned!

Updates Around The Corner!

It has been a looooooooong time since I’ve updated here on my blog.  As well as my galleries.  I’ll be updating the site in the near future.  I have a lot of new work and lots of new blog posts to post.

Stay tuned!


A Monstrous New Direction?

I’ve been doing a bunch of sketching recently for my Monstrosities.  In my last post (April 17th), I tried creating a Monstrosity from a rough head sketch.  The result was interesting enough for me to come up with some new ideas.  I tried to see how realistic I should go.  The illustration I have to show today was an experiment in how realistic is too realistic.  Granted it’s a stylized head illustration.  But my point of it was to see where my Monstrosities should go.  I still don’t know.  I just know that I like doing these little creatures.




But I think that this not the way these creatures should go.  This doesn’t really feel like it’s in the same world.  It feels more like a mutation or zombie-ish type of character/creature design.  While I like it, it isn’t a Monstrosity.

It was an interesting experiment.  I know a little more of where I don’t want my Monstrosities to go now, and that’s a good thing.  We’ll see what happens in the next experiment.  Maybe I’ll call these explorations “Experiments” from now on too.   Hmmmm….that’s interesting.

More to come.  Stay tuned!