Sunday, August 21, 2011


If you follow me (or the #comics hashtag) on twitter, you may have noticed i posted some work in progress shots of this piece. Well here is the finished product ! I have never been much of a painter, but as I've said before I'm trying to teach myself some new things and not keep myself confined to traditional pencil on paper illustration. This piece was done with watercolor (mixed Bombay India Inks with water) on 9x12 watercolor paper.
To be honest, I had no idea what the hell I was doing. I just decided to start painting, and I kept on painting and this is what I ended up with. The figure in the image is something that's been in my head for a while now. But as far as executing the painting process, I really just let it flow. I like the way it came out ! There are certain aspects of painting that I'll need to work on a bit, but I really enjoyed doing this piece.
Thanks again for reading !

Friday, August 19, 2011


 Well I've decided to take a break from drawing other peoples creations for a while. It's time for me to get creative and just come up with things on my own. The 2 pieces above are the result of experimenting with some new materials and techniques. Both were drawn with my new Pentel Pocket Brush Pen (which I love so far) on 9x12 watercolor paper. I also added a little inkwash to these for some background and shading. I'm gonna be trying some more new things here. Using different types and colors of India ink and different methods of applying them. I'm enjoying playing with these new toys right now, and I feel like it's starting to lead me in a good direction creatively. Still trying to define myself a little more stylistically, but I feel like I'm getting closer. Thanks for reading !

Thursday, August 11, 2011


So here are the final inks for the Gunslinger piece I posted yesterday. It's certainly not perfect as far as I'm concerned. Inking is still something that I'm trying to teach myself, and it sure isn't easy. Luckily, I made a copy of the original pencils so I didn't ink directly over the original. I really like the way the penciled version looks. Maybe down the line as I get more comfortable with inking, I'll take another crack at this one. Thanks again for reading !

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

PRIME - Updated

Ok, one more post for the late night crowd. This is a colored version of a Prime sketch I did last weekend. Of course, I used my amazing Copic Sketch Markers on this ! I love the skin tone markers !!! In case you missed it, here's the original :


I've recently started reading the first book in Stephen King's Dark Tower series, The Gunslinger. It's absolutely incredible ! A couple years ago I read a few of Marvel Comics adaptations of the books, and as I'm reading the novel I have a beautiful mental picture of the characters and settings thanks to those comics. The artwork by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove is so breathtakingly beautiful. If you're familiar with Jae Lee, I think you can see the influence here. That is how I picture Roland as I'm reading, just the way Jae drew him.

I'm pretty happy with the way this turned out. I was originally going to do just a loose sketch in pencil, and then render it out in brush & ink. But as I was sketching I just got into a groove and decided to do full pencils on it ! I will end up inking this in the next couple of days, I just wanted to show the pencils beforehand because I really love it so far.

Thanks for checking this out, and as always, feel free to leave some feedback. Thankee, Sai !

Saturday, August 6, 2011


So my favorite comics podcast, The Fanboy Buzz, recently devoted an entire episode to looking back at Malibu Comics' ULTRAVERSE from the 90's. That was a very special time for me, as it was the early 90's when I really started getting into comics. I was a big fan of the ULTRAVERSE and Prime was one of my favorite characters of that time.

This was done with brush & ink on 11x14 bristol board. This is not a finished product. I think at some point i will come back to this and add more detail and maybe even some color. Just thought I should share something since I haven't posted in a bit.

And if you're a comics fan, you should check out The Fanboy Buzz podcast. It's really entertaining and all of the guys on the show are really passionate and knowledgeable of the medium. Check em out here & here.

Hopefully I will post my next piece in the next couple of days. Here's a one word teaser - GUNSLINGER !