Still Alive

Not that anyone was worrying, but I’m alive and chugging along on a handful of personal stuff and keeping a sketchbook. I’ll be attending Crocker-Con in November, so I’m getting prepared for that. For some odd reason they say I’ve worked for Marvel and DC, which is not the case, but I’ve sent them an e-mail to get it updated.

Here’s a Green Goblin I drew that isn’t terrible. I’m still not finding a ton of available time in front of the computer, so this was actually drawn by hand, with a good deal of redrawing and correcting in Photoshop. It’ll be a print somewhere down the line.

green-goblin

Here’s a hostile Deadpool that was again drawn traditionally and corrected in Photoshop. I always draw figures with large heads or glaring perspective problems that I don’t notice until the art is scanned into the computer. Not an exciting pose or anything, but I do like his left hand and the fact the gun didn’t turn out terrible. I’m trying to get more comfortable drawing weapons and making them actually feel believable.

Deadpool

Here’s a skull (drawn in Manga Studio) because skulls are fun to draw. For some reason when I’ve got absolute artist block and can’t muster anything remotely creative, I can still draw a skull. I’m not sure what I’ll do with it, but it’ll get used somewhere.

Skull

It’s been a long time

Wow, that’s a long time between posts and so much has happened in the last 9 months. In October my wife and I bought a house. In November I became a dad to a beautiful little girl named Olivia. She had complications shortly after birth, but was on the mend in under a month and hasn’t looked back since. Now she’s over 16 pounds and is inching every day closer to crawling. Children bring a chaotic joy to your life that is difficult to put into words.

OliveShe’s incredible and being a dad has been the greatest thing to ever happen to me, but it also requires 100% of your time for the first 3 or 4 months. I am just now finding an hour or two after her bedtime to open up a sketchbook or pull out the laptop to write.

grim-screenshotI put together a work-in-progress site for Grim Law and included some of the pages from the ashcan I published last year for Free Comic Book Day. Please take a look, comment and check back as I’ll be releasing new pages in June (hopefully). Additionally, I’m putting together a PDF sketchbook and will offer it for sale on my store for a $1. None of it is doing me any good sitting on my hard drive and hopefully someone gets something out of it.