Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bad ninjaboy!

Greetings internet-land. Hope you all are having a nice start to this Memorial Day weekend (in the states).

Well, I didn't get a sketch done or posted on Thursday. And I did get a super fast sketch done on Friday, but I completely spaced getting it online.

So here is my 10 minute Sumo sketch from Friday.
A coworker and I were talking about the Machida Vs Couture fight and I was reminded that Machida has also studied Sumo. Which we figured was probably a good reason why he was able to shake off Randy pretty easily.
So I decided to do a super fast sketch of a Sumo Rikishi.

And also to make up for the missed sketch from Thursday, here is the only sketch I did last weekend during our D&D game.
It's of my Bard picking flowers to please a certain character from the party.

Hope you all can forgive me, and if I get the chance today I might actually work on another sketch.

See ya'll later.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Darnit! I can't believe I forgot to post my sketch last night.

I started the week with another sketch based off of the book Game of Thrones. This time of the young lord(ling) Rob Stark preparing for battle.

I didn't go into very many details with this sketch as I intended it to be more of a warmup sketch than anything else. I stuck with the grey tones for two reasons.
1. Grey and black are the house colors for the Stark family.
2. The book is rarely (if ever) written in black and white. Like real life, the story is varying shades of grey.

I did do one sketch over the weekend during our D&D game on Sat. I haven't scanned it, but I will probably take a picture of it and post it later.
To make up for the missed update yesterday.

This week I will be ordering some new art related stuff using some birthday money I got from my awesome family. I'll be getting a new stylus for my Bamboo tablet as my current one is getting very worn down through me using too much pressure two years ago (instead of checking on the tablet/pen settings). And I'm pretty sure that I'll be ordering Manga Studio Debut as well. I'm liking the way that program looks and I guess I can't be happy with only having 3 drawing/sketching programs to use.
But I'm pretty excited about getting these new tools.

Anyway, I'll see you all back here later with a new sketch for today.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Hey all.

I guess the nice weather we had here really distracted me from getting a sketch done yesterday.

I got sucked into helping another project out at work, then we went for a long drive after work to enjoy the sun. Grabbed some dinner and had a really chill night at home.
Well, other than my daughter being completely over-tired and having some serious meltdowns.

But I do apologize for not getting a sketch either done, or posted yesterday.

But I did manage to get one done today. And I'm looking forward to doing a better version of an earlier sketch tomorrow.
For today I went back to my roots and drew, you guessed it. Shinobi no mono. Otherwise known as a ninja.

Hope ya'll dig it. And I'll see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday, five minute sketch

Good evening everyone.

I had a few minutes today to do a quick sketch. During my lunch break I was watching some videos on youtube of some video games that caught my attention recently. And the funny thing is that they are ports, not new games.

Including one that I've been meaning to pick up for a while now. The new version of Lunar that came out recently. So when I had five minutes to whip up the sketch I decided to do another super fast sketch of Lunar's main character Alex. And it's another sketch in my growing series of drawings of people/characters that you really wouldn't be able to recognize unless I told you who they were.

Oh well. Guess I could blame it on the cold... but really, I'm just out of practice.

Anyway. I'll see ya'll back here tomorrow.

Monday, May 16, 2011

SF: Sketch

Good evening everyone.

I'm starting to feel a functional again, enough so that I went to work. And near the end of the day I took a small break to do my Monday sketch.
The inspiration for today was one of my favorite movies. Samurai Fiction.

If you are a fan of samurai flicks, japanese comedy and an all around good time, you should totally check this movie out.

The sketch was intended to be the main character, Heishiro. But, it really didn't come together as well as I would have liked. Probably should have used some photo reference...
Anyway, to help those that have seen the movie, I included his family's sacred sword behind him and the pepper balls around him.

Anyway, I should be getting to bed. My daughter has gotten sick, again, and I really want to get over this cold so I don't get sick again too.

Hope ya'll enjoy and I'll see you back here tomorrow.

UPDATE: LOL, I just looked at the sketch again posting it... and it REALLY doesn't look like Heishiro at all! Oh well.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Colds Suck!

Hey again.

I'm sorry to report that I was unable to get another sketch done yesterday. I spent the vast majority of the day lying down (when I wasn't making tea, Emergen-C or pouring POG to drink). My continuous coughing would have made trying to get some sketches done a trial.

So depending on if I'm feeling up to it, I might try to get a drawing done, scanned and posted tomorrow (Sunday). But don't hold your breath.

My main goal is to be better enough to go back to work on Monday.

Have a great weekend. Or at least, have a better one that I will.

Friday, May 13, 2011

I lost an update!

Well, I guess somewhere along the lines I either never actually posted my Wednesday sketch. Or the work being done on Blogger resulted in the post being deleted from my blog.

Either way, here is a sketch that I thought I posted previously this week, but may not have.

Again, not my fault

Well, turns out I was thwarted once again from posting my sketch. More work being done on the site made it so I wasn't able to put up my sketch from yesterday.
Not a big deal, just made me laugh a bit. Two days in a row I had a sketch ready to go and I couldn't post them. Where as in the past, I easily could have gotten online, but I just didn't have anything to post.

Anyway, yesterday's sketch is of Ukyo from Samurai Spirits (Showdown). He was always one of my favorite characters to play. I loved his battojutsu style and his color scheme was really fun and fresh compared to the standard designs for other fighting game characters.

And this sketch was actually one of my favorites that I've done in a while.

I'm not sure if I'll be getting a sketch done today though, as I seem to have caught the crud that's going around work and infected my daughter. I'll try to get a traditional media sketch done this evening if I can. If not, chock this one up as a sick day.

Enjoy, and stay healthy.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What?!? It's Wednesday? What happened to last night?

Well crap. I totally broke my 'return to form' run on the ol blog didn't I?

To be fair, I did get a sketch done yesterday though. But when I got home I got caught up in, figuring out dinner, helping my daughter deal with having another cold, eating, and watching new episodes of Deadliest Catch and The Voice.

Then I got to work and fired up my laptop which then reminded me that, yes, I forgot to update my blog. Way to go dude. Not winning.

Anyway, I felt like doing things a little different yesterday so I did my sketch in SketchBookExpress instead of CS3 like I normally do.
I really like the digital pencil in this program, and someday, I plan on picking up the full version of it.

The sketch I did was once again of Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender. While I was on vacation last week my daughter and I watched some more episodes from Season 1 and we both thought it was getting pretty cool.
Add to that the fact that I'm a serious martial arts nut, I'm totally jazzed about the fact that the Airbender combat style is based off of Ba Gua Zhang. So of course I had to do a sketch of Aang practicing more of this internal martial art.

Hope ya'll dig it, and I'll see you back here later with another sketch.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Super Fast Snow

Well, what do you know. I'm back from my vacation and I managed to get a super fast sketch done today.

I have been playing Final Fantasy XIII quite a bit lately, and being the unoriginal artist that I am I ended up drawing Snow from the game while on a 10 minute break today.

But I didn't get around to the update until now, but hey, at least it's still Monday.

Now I have to make sure that I keep this ball rolling and get back on the sketch-a-day train.

Hopefully I'll be back here tomorrow.