high five painting

havent been doing the sketch topics because i've been devoting my art time to this. trying to get more detail in the faces and render things out more, since usually my art is super sketchy and fast and not rendered at all.


not related with topic!

Not related to topic, but i just finished this
not sure how long this took, on and off for about 3 weeks or so?


Cheetara Ortho

Spent about 2 hours getting the proportions as close to the show as I could.
Retouched it in photoshop to make it more symmetrical.



Bennett - What I'm working on right now.

just thought id post a progress shots of my most recent painting, in case anyone wants to give me some input on it.


Red Riding Hood - Lauren Wong

FINALLY FINISHED! After months of on and off progress. The ZSketch monthly topic actually inspired me to start a series of pieces based on an existing body of work I've been doing for a couple years now (what I fondly call my "Crying Girls Series").


06/27 Aliens - Mike G.

dark backround
10ish minutes Sharpie and marker

Quick Alien

I did this real quick in Painter. It's my first sketch on my new Cintiq 21 oooooOooOooh. 25m.

Then I played with the contrast/exposure levels in Picasa. 5m.


Alien theme "Ducky" -ronbondoc

ZBrush 4 off and on for about an hour

body snatcher 90 min

Photoshop 90min.  Color comp was working out at first so I started over in monotone to get the values right and worked from there.


Enough Excuses

Get back to work!
Themes will be added to the side bar and chat on a hopefully daily basis. Not a member of the chat? Let me know and i'll get you added! Also if you still haven't had your gmail account registered to post to the blog, let me know.


have fun, and I look forward to seeing some great art.


Wings and Metal

I'm still catching up on the old topics.

Swords are like flyswatters to dragons.. Not that dragons are weak as flies. It's an analogy shut up.

Painter. I think about an hour.


Layla - Judgement of Swords and Souls - Mike G.

Just got done listening to Judgment of Swords and Souls on Podcastle.org:

Pretty fun story and I liked the main character so it gave me something to draw.

Update, she was supposed to be bald and i wanted to have another go at her outfit. I did some things better but I don't like her expression and face so much as the first one. oh well, part 2


Bennetts Robot

This is harder to read than i wanted, but he's looking at the helmet/head of one of his explorer friends.


Bennett - The Captain WIP

so im working on a series of illustrations about this tribe of wandering robot/armored things wandering around a big planet full of ruins and jungles. this is one of the main characters, who i have decided is the captain of the journey.

this is probably like... 2 hours so far of just noodling around in photoshop?
i rendered the head a bit to try out different shadings and brushes to get the look i want, and now i've blocked the rest in, except for his weapons. not sure about the arm poses.

if you have some feedback, please post it!


Metal Wings - Kim Herbst

doodle of a character from a comic I started while unemployed in NYC. I never finished it because I ended up getting a job; this is both good and...bad? haha
She does end up with some metal wings though.

Photoshop - off/on for an hour


Forest Landscape

Inspired by Goro's presentation today at work here is my first submission for May

45 min


about the additive project

Has been probably ages since I posted something here but, even if
smallish, here it goes. First step of anything nice, give it a name.
In this case, Addendum.



drawing horseman!
what do you guys think?
trying to get that oldschool woodblock look to it, i think my anatomy is off on the rider, i need to find good references for this.


Bennett - Emboar Gajinka

moar pokemans!
~15 minutes in PS. wasn't sure if i wanted to do a vest or a keffiyeh or something. in the end i liked the way the fur collar looked.


Bennett - Scrafty Gijinka

I really want to gajinka out my pokemon lineup, and my scraggy just evolved, so heres a hipster lady scrafty (who on my team is named Nerdelaius)

10 minutes in PS