26 October 2012

How many roads must a man walk down?

Wow, it has seriously been way too long. A lot has happened since May...and a lot of stuff just continues happening. I guess the action really never stops here in the Big Apple, but I digress.

To sum up, I got a full-time job (check out my sidebar!), I was hired to work on my third graphic novel--this time to illustrate the book fully on my own!, and I moved apartments. In between all of that, somehow life is still happening, but I don't get to sketch nearly as much as I used to; most of my drawing energy is dedicated to my new book as well as a few other odd freelance jobs here and there when I find the time and inclination.

And so, this blog has been tragically neglected...but fear not! I come to redress this issue with a huge sketch dump, complete with sketches from the Met!

People from the subway!

Original characters!

Elvish family trees!


Life drawing from the Society of Illustrators!

Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones!

Animals from the Natural History Museum!

Told you it was massive!

The characters of Tolkien's Silmarillion and George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones don't belong to me!

21 May 2012

On revisitation

Taking a break from all the life drawing...I am getting back into my original characters like whoa--especially Alma. Her hair is just too fun to draw!

This character is mine (and Andrew's!) so please be cool and don't go a-stealin'!

07 May 2012


Guys...GUYS, these past few weeks have been some of the most epic...you have no idea.

First, I finally landed a rockin' full time job at comiXology! Seriously, everyone that works there is super cool and I am lucky to be able to go work and hang out with them every day of the week. If you guys are comics fans, you should definitely make use of the comiXology app--it's a great way to read comics on the go! Second, I had a couple great friends come and visit New York for almost three weeks straight. I had such a blast hanging out and doing all the cool New York stuff I never have time to do on my own. One such thing is the Society of Illustrators Sketch Night! Here are the sketches I did in the brief time we were able to go:

13 April 2012

My newest obsession...

So I started drawing Korra, from the new Avatar series, and then it got out of hand...

The first two episodes were released online--everyone should watch them!

Korra and her awesomeness don't belong to me, but to Nickelodeon

12 April 2012


So I was backing up my hard drive today and I found these ink sketches that I did as warm ups ages ago but somehow never posted here...

Thus, here they are now!

First we have, of course, Alma and Elia:

And here we have shameless cuddles between my three main original couples:

Bonus points if you can guess what stories they're from!

These characters all belong to me so please be cool and DON'T STEAL. Thanks!

11 April 2012

Cleopatra's Daughter

Aside from a ton of freelance work [to pay the bills] I’ve also been starting work on my next graphic novel! Authored by Robert Rodi and to be published by Oni Press, the story is an intense, action-packed drama about Cleopatra’s daughter, Selene, and her struggles to return Egypt to its former glory.

Here are the initial sketches of the main character plus a Roman soldier:

And finally we have thumbnails for story illustrations, which you can see processed and finished on my Tumblr!

Though the images are mine, they are published courtesy of the great folks over at Oni Press. Thanks guys!

10 April 2012

Met sketches!

One of my favorite parts about living in NYC is the proximity to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For those that haven't been there, it is absolutely huge and filled to the brim with cool stuff--like the Greek and Roman sculpture gallery!

Warning: These are nude sculptures so...you know, beware.

These sketches served the duel function of practicing my dude-drawing as well as research for my next graphic novel, which is partially set in ancient Rome.

06 April 2012

Recent endeavors

Alright! We're on a roll!

So, the first three are part of a pitch packet that may or may not happen, depending on which way the winds are blowing...but I rather like how they turned out. They are, more or less, modern interpretations of ancient gods that have been forced between a rock and a hard place. An intriguing premise, if you ask me.

Here we have the Hindu figures of Matsya and Rama, followed by a robotic crab monster:

And here are Baldr and Hodr of the Norse pantheon:

And here we have Athena and Bacchus:

And now, for something not entirely different but definitely not part of the same project, are Athene, Proserpine, and Bride, as mentioned in TH White's The Once and Future King:

Last, but most certainly not least, are some thumbs from a new project I will be endeavoring soon:

I can't say much as of right now, but you will definitely know more soon!

The characters heretofore presented are most certainly not mine. If you want to know more about the story of the forlorn gods, you should go talk to Nolan T Jones!

05 April 2012

Commissions round two!

Another day another new(ish) post!

These are sketches for a few commissions I've done for the wonderfully patient Brady T. You can view the finished pieces in my DevArt gallery!

Not a one of these characters is mine but they were all still tons of fun to draw!

04 April 2012

Nights in White Satin, part deux

Wow...it has been a really long time, but I'm finally back! Well...for a little while at least :)

I've been keeping busy doing a lot of things I can't post all over the interwebs and haven't had a lot of time for keeping up with the good old sketchbook, but I'm starting to get back into the swing of it. I'll be playing catch-up this week, posting some older stuff that I didn't get to before all this freelance hubbub started.

I'll start off with some oldies but goodies, preliminary sketches for a graphic novel project with Archaia. The book itself won't be out for a while...but here's some of the early stuff from our pitch packet. You can see the finished colored illustrations over at my portfolio or my tumblr!

These characters do belong to Andrew and I so please be cool and DON'T STEAL. Just wait for the book--it's going to be worth your while!