Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

Finished image

So, here's the completed image of these two characters. The lineart has been colored and I've adjusted their heights to the right proportion.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

My process

1. First, I doodle on my Wacom in Illustrator. I used to sketch in pencil, then scan, then ink, but lately I've just been drawing straight in Illustrator. I like the control it gives me. Here I've drawn a lovely young lady in a loose-flowing top.

2. Once I like the inks, I export to bitmap and open it in Photoshop. I'll usually do a little clean-up on the lines. The important thing before coloring is "flatting." I select each part and assign it a shade of gray. This lets me select only those areas when I'm coloring later.

3. Spend some time coloring in Photoshop. And, she's done. I'll probably go back and give color to all the lines, instead of leaving them black.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New drawing

Inks (original art):


Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Michael inked and colored

Monday, July 7, 2008


I know it's been awhile, but I was able to doodle some today on my lunch break. Here's a character I've created named Emma.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Bora Bora Board

I took some colors from a photo of Bora Bora and worked them into this board. There's a few layers of watercolor, too. I think it makes nice wallpaper.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I can't believe I've taken this long to scan this in, but I keep forgetting to do it. Here is Gandalf:

And here is some of the detail:

Monday, February 11, 2008

Bilbo Baggins

Welcome to my new blog. I wanted to have a place to post my artwork as I complete it. I'm drawing a series of characters for my son from "The Hobbit." We both enjoy the Rankin/Bass adaptation. This first drawing is of Bilbo Baggins, Burglar.