Thursday, December 20, 2012

POST 503- Time Traveling Turtles!


Here is a first of a series of sketches where I draw some TMNT traveling through time/space.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

POAT 502- Walker Kid!

I did this drawing on the side as I was doing a illustration gig for a friend of a friend, I quite like it. I can think of a good landscape for the background.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

POST 501- Skeleton band

At the end of the world, our skeleton bones will rise and celebrate.

post 500 ROLLER GIRL

A Los Bros. Hernandez mixed with Bruce Timm style drawing, to be used for something or another.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

498- if only I had five hands...



...and 25 hours a day to draw. and the spirit to keep at it all day. Anyhoo, I have been kinda busy lately, doing flyers and poster images, but no comics. I am currently starting an animation project that I am pretty excited about, hand drawn! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

496- post-ape comix

Here are just the comix we sold at APE 2012, I am going to offer these all as a "San Francisco Cartoonist Union" comic pack. Details coming soon. 
I hope to have big changes in the coming months to NDVR comix and my art in general.

Friday, October 12, 2012

495- simpsons

I grew up loving the Simpsons and lately I have re-fallen in love with them and Futurama. So I did some paintings to sell at APE this weekend.Sorry for lack of posts, but I have been busy with the Zinefest, APE and my wedding!
But this blog will not be abandoned.
I added my twitter feed recently.
and will add mail order soon, shhhh, its a secret.

Monday, October 08, 2012

494- little odd drawing.

Okay, in this one, I just wanted to draw different elements. What the hell it means, I do not know. Then I got to the coloring phase and it got out of hand. I kinda like its oddness.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

493- the finished poster....?

..or maybe not, the lettering may have to be played with.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

493- poster in the works.




I am working on a poster/flyer image for an upcoming benefit show for the bigfoot museum. So I drew this image of the two headliners, Dan P. and Kepi out searching for bigfoot. I started on illustration board, which I have only ever used once. It was magical, such quality, the ink went on flat and smooth. I am really trying to  improve my ink brushwork on foil age and rocks. So this was a perfect excuse to go bananas on it. As for the color scheme I wanted to do something monochromatic, just slight shades of the same hue. Which the hue is exactly is still to be decided. this poster is still not finished, I am going to add a thin border and a sidebar on the right with all the info.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

492- ....the Ooze!


working on the next comix, a secret to be revealed soon.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

491- paintings or stalling?

I am thinking about selling little paintings from my favorite moments of one of my favorite shows of all time, the simpsons...and some moments from futurama, another fantastic show. but maybe i am just posting this because I was drawing a new comic page, and it looked kinda crummy and I "needed" to step away for a moment. The quotes are for the sinking suspicious feeling that I am stalling. hmmm.  
Hey I will be A.P.E. coming next month. these paintings will be there too.

Monday, September 17, 2012

490- BigWheel concept art

You cannot really tell from this scan, but this drawing was done on vellum and using a different shading technique. A technique that I was and still am unsure of, But that I am still going to practice. I have seen really great results with it, and can't wait to hone my skill with it. Anyhoo, this post seems to be all over that place so I will just end it.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

489- turtle piece in progress

as the title says, this is a TMNT drawing still in process. I am thinking about adding a proper cityscape background, maybe all in linework. but i like it so far, maybe black and white would be better. or just way darker with muted colors. stay tuned if you care to see its fate.

I also have been looking at a lot of other artists on the internet lately, there are such good artists out there. kinda intimidating. But all we can do is be the best we can be, and not worry about others. It took me awhile but i figured out that art is not a race against others, just against yourself. this can be applied to most things.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

488- New Recruits!

Here is the the new recruits; Carlos,Victor, Sebastian, Clifton, and of course Biyu! this is all very early in development.

Monday, September 03, 2012

487- SF Zinefest!

I just finished table-ing at the SF Zinefest this weekend, it was a blast. Had a lot of fun talking to people and since its free, we got a great assortment of different patrons. Good show, probably my favorite one I do all year. Got some nice prints and met some great artists. Huzzah!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

486- SPACE AWAITS

BEHOLD YOUR FUTURE IN THE STARS
MORE TO COME.

Friday, August 24, 2012

485- by special request of O!

Raph with his normal coloring.

484- Smooth Real Tobacco flavor!

I have been on the computer almost all day, formatting and getting comix ready for printing, as well as logo work, coloring, and so much more art related nonsense that my brain is fried. Somehow this image came to be in all this frazzling. I kinda makes me want to take up smoking...but only Pink Slim Brand!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

483- Raph!




Raph in different colors, i am thinking about doing a print of this. eh?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

482- sneak peek at...

Here is a sneak peek page from "the X-men" book i am working on. enjoy.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

post 481- TX-MAA cover...

...I think. something very similar to this. maybe with censor bars over their eyes. Anyhoo, this all will make sense soon, I hope.


Tuesday, August 07, 2012

480- Unsure Explorer

I sat down with the intention of drawing an explorer type and this sad guy came out. this is a digital drawing, and the line quality came out a lot better than the last time I just sketched aimlessly. I really want to do more drawing digitally, just hone my hand at it. Now that I think about it, I think this guy comes from a passing thought about doing a comic about a brokenhearted adventurer. Who in the nadir of emotion decides to descend into the underdark. He continues to delve deeper and deeper into the dark as his broken heart grants him the uncaring daring needed to survive. hmmm, maybe.

Monday, August 06, 2012

post 479- another orphaned comic page

i kinda had a story to go along with this, but it will take awhile to remember it. i remember enough to make one more page.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

478- another SJ image

This is a strange little StarJourne drawing, it seems kinda stiff to me. I was more interested in coloring it than the actual drawing, which is sad. Anyhoo, they all can't be winners. I do like the coloring somewhat, and the little shadow behind her. It kinda reminds me of a sticker or decal. Or a animation cell, if I had more time to create I would love to make some cells. I recently made one, hand painted on Acetate film. It was a lot of fun, maybe I will try to make more. I will post the one I did make, when I get a decent background painted for it. It is of THE RIGATONYS. Who are a cross of Josie & the Pussycats and the Ramones...but they are also pasta, rigatoni to be exact. Sigh. As I said earlier, they all can't be winners.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

477- fun page

This is a fun page from a upcoming comic, sorry for the lack of posts and activity, but in real life I am drawing up a comic storm in preparation for APE and SF Zinefest conventions. So there will be a flash flood of comics coming soon.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

476- a Blast from the past!

Dont read too much into this old friends, just a little fun.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

475- a little washing.

here is a small drawing I did on a train to SF recently, I was bored and wanted to try out these new wash pencils I have had for a long while. The idea being that you draw with them and then wet the marks into a wash. Not being a boyscout, all I had was a ball point pen to ink my pencils, not that it should be an excuse, because I have seen absolutely amazing ink drawings done with an ordinary office pen. With enough care and practice, and patience, an artist can make beautiful work with anything that makes a mark. Anyhoo, I had a crummy pen, and an empty water brush, that is a plastic brush pen with a refillable reservoir in the tube. So, to make a long pointless story short, I used my fizzy water and my mouth to fill my brush and play with the washes on this.
ok.
So this scan/post totally kill the subtleties of the wash.
whatyagonnado?

Monday, July 09, 2012

474- working on new stuff.


I am working on a new little comic strip featuring everyone's favorite muties, It's strange drawing these characters. I am trying to get a certain look, their 90's cartoon incarnation, and I realize how far I have slipped in my more representational drawing. Which I will soon focus more intently on, and sharpen back up.  I don't want to give too much away on this new comic, as to give away the gags leave little else to discover. 
I am working on a small collection of my recent comix for the upcoming SF Zinefest & A.P.E. also in SF. These two are the only regular conventions I attend these recent years, but I may add San Jose's Big Wow and Oakland's Image Expo. This new comic's working title is "Chem-Trails", should be around 32 pages and  be the standard comic size. Maybe I will draw on some bags and boards...maybe not. 
cool.

Friday, June 29, 2012

473- a little prehistoric humor

I really don't know where the inspiration for this gag came from, maybe from the fleeting nature of life. It, the idea for this gag that is, has been sitting around on a scrap piece of paper for about a month now. Overall I think it came out well, the figures are too stiff in the second panel. The camera angle stays the same, which I know I have a problem with. And I do try to make a conscious effort to move, but I really drag my feet on angles unless the shot calls for it. Oh well. It's not bad.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

472- the riddle of the RUBBERHOSE...

nevermind the title.
this is for my version of a wish Conan cartoon, where Conan slays people like he does in the books.

Monday, June 18, 2012

471- Inspiration

I recently went to southern California to visit my friend Danny, and got really inspired to make more art. He has a room set aside for music, which I think is really fantastic. I thought about how I want a little room for my art. But then I realized that I already have a studio space and that I should use it more. So, its been a great summer so far, and I think that this will be the summer where I really start to utilize my studio. What this has to do with this "Minion" drawing I don't know. I just like how purple it is.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

469- ZGLAWWOR

I have been recently working on a monster comic, here is the first page.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

468-Skaleto!!


Skaleto has always been one of my favorite personal characters, how could one not love a daredevil acrobat who constantly tempts death? Ever since I made him I have been searching for the right story to place him in, and unfortunately I am still looking. But soon Skaleto, soon.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

467- moleman

I wanted this image to look like it was accompanied by a stick of old hard chewing gum.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

468- gif fightin'

action packed face punching on a distant alien world.