Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Feelin a little nostalgic for one of my favorite cartoon shows.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Who you gonna call?

Not that I need cell phone practice, but taking a break with a fun flat shape once in a while makes me feel like I can draw.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Car Shape

This car looks ashamed of itself. Probably because it's just a basic form with wheels added to it. Bad car! Bad!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Car Profile Sketches

Having fun with car sketches tonight. I definitely need the practice. Drawing cars well separates the MEN from the BOYS. That's why I'm playing with Mattel's Matchbox Mazda 2 for reference! Beep beep!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Can Studies

In an attempt to scare away the one or two people reading this blog, MORE SKETCH STUDIES. Now with colors vomited out of the 80's!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

TriBike Design

A slight upgrade over my form studies. Almost looks like an actual tricycle design!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Vomit Green

Only drew the right half of this shape. And today's color is vomit green because I got really sick over the weekend thanks to a fever that's been spreading around at work.

But there's another reason I chose that color.

Thanks to being sick with fever, I've been in bed studying perspective from an architectural drawing textbook that I bought from Barnes & Nobles for about $70 a while back. Only now, after collecting dust in storage for a year, when I'm finally ready to get my money's worth by absorbing all the book nutrients from this mini bitch slap to my wallet, do I discover that it is currently half off on


So today, I give you Vomit Green:

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

How to Divide A Circle in Perspective Tutorial

Learn how to divide a circle by hand, no tools required, by watching a video tutorial from yours truly:

Monday, January 2, 2012

Another Study

A Before/After study of two shapes combined together. Sorta aiming for that airplane thingy embedded in the wing, whatever it's called. Engine fuselage?

It may not be exciting to look at, but I'm enjoying these curved form studies, something I used to avoid due to the time consuming, mood killing, technical perspective setup usually involved with drawing complex shapes.

A lot of artists avoid this stuff for similar reasons, even many professional comic book artists. If you look through some comics most of the artwork is limited to boxy, squarish shapes, or copied from photos, or faked.

While drawing curved forms can seem VERY HARD, knowing a few shockingly SIMPLE techniques make it quick, fun, and EASY. With so many artists in the dark, I thought this stuff HAD to be hard, requiring immense talent and patience.

Turns out artists with a clue have been keeping secrets from the rest of us. Man was I fooled.

Now I can accurately construct any curvy shape from imagination using freehand perspective. I'm loving this! I should do a tutorial some time.

Eventually I'll post artwork that's actually fun to look at. Maybe an airplane/spaceship or something.

In the meantime, pardon me while I jump for joy.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Curved Form Studies

Practicing funky curved forms in perspective on the first day of 2012.

This is living!