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08
Nov
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Nov sketches 1

It’s been a while since I’ve added something, so here’s some sketches I’ve been kicking around as I get ready for some new projects. Four-legged animals aren’t exactly my specialty and one of these projects requires me to draw a wolf  (preferably angry) so these drawings are my attempt to better grasp the proportions through photo reference, and more importantly, figure out how best to describe that proportion through the folds on their hair. Also, viking […] Continue reading →

07
Jun
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Kids map

So I’ve been building up the world for the series of Kahlan’s stories I’m working on and really wanted to do a map to give people, and me, a glimpse of all the places ripe for kids-style adventure. The one issue I’ve come across is that while I know a few key places that will for sure be in the stories I also wanted to give myself some flexibility to be able to insert things that I perhaps haven’t thought of yet. So here’s my compromise, a map without […] Continue reading →

17
May
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And they grew up

As much as I enjoy working on the childrens books, I can’t help but gravitate toward wondering what these characters would be like if they were in a young adult graphic novel. […] Continue reading →

08
May
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Pirates

Looks like pirates won out for Kahlan’s next book idea. Here’s some concept art! […] Continue reading →

26
Mar
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Fabletown

Had a great time at FableTown and Beyond this past weekend, so good that even though I was super tired last night, I couldn’t help but work on this revamp of an old character design for an upcoming book that I’m working on. I’m working in total inspiration mode right now thanks to everybody who came by and told Van and I how much they loved the book. If you want to get a creative person charged to do new amazing things, tell them you enjoy their work. There were great […] Continue reading →

09
Nov
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ComiCon-way

Van Jensen and I will be at ComiCon-way today and tomorrow at the Faulkner County Library in Conway, AR. There will be a bunch of other artists and writers there and admission is free, so why NOT go? And while I’m actually posting, here’s some concept art from some of my upcoming projects. Just some teasers right now. I’ll post more info on those in the coming months.     […] Continue reading →

15
Aug
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Goggles! 04

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13
Aug
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Lily 02

Something was bothering me about this character in my previous post. I made some changes, and I’m happier with her now. […] Continue reading →

04
Apr
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TeenBookCon

So I should note Van and I will be at TeenBookCon in Houston, Texas next Saturday, April 14. I only get around to being in Texas every couple of years so if you’re wanting to talk comics or just get a book signed by Van or I you should come check it out. Did I mention admission was free? Talk about a plus. Oh yeah, and there will be other writers and artists there, in case coming to meet Van and I weren’t enough. Pinocchio volume 3, is nearly finished on my end. Soon I’ll […] Continue reading →

29
Jan
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House by a creek

So as I’ve been experimenting with new techniques, I came across a speed painting video that used an interesting technique for environment studies. Here was my first attempt at mimicking the technique. While I see room for refinement, I was pretty happy with it, considering I only spent 30 min. to an hour on it. I enjoyed working on it though, so you’ll probably see me post more stuff like this as I get time. Right now things are moving pretty steady on Pinocchio. Because I was […] Continue reading →