Design, Illustration, & Stuffs

Web designer, illustrator, and hobbyist cartoonist.

This is my art journal documenting my progress as I attempt to develop my style and practice drawing different... uh... things.    Enjoy?


March 1st, 2009  |  Posted in: Design  |  Comments Off on #12

Here’s a new website design for a friend, modeled in the style of the old B movie promotional posters. The funnest part was the giant mantis, of course. This gave me a chance to put to use the ‘painting’ skills I’d been practicing with while doing the portraits of my wife and I. I’m pretty happy with this. Click the images for a larger version.


February 13th, 2009  |  Posted in: Illustration  |  Comments Off on #11

I think I finally have the new look for Jacob hashed out. I’m trying to create a slightly different look to all of my Chipmunk Bay characters so that they’re more instantly recognizably different from one another than they currently are. I decided to make Jacob’s face a more rectangular than it was before, and elongate it somewhat. I’m still not sure I REALLY want to go through with the design change, but I think it’ll help my art grow if I force the change. Hopefully readers will embrace the change.

For comparison, here’s ‘vintage’ Jacob:


February 6th, 2009  |  Posted in: Illustration  |  4 Comments »

Because a friend of mine was asking for it. Apparently his greatest fear would be 3 floating nuns. When prodded, it was uncovered that if the nuns were babies it would be even creepier.


February 2nd, 2009  |  Posted in: Illustration  |  Comments Off on #9

I liked the picture I did of myself for the About page, so I thought I’d try again, this time with my wife. The style of the two drawings are quite different. This turned out pretty good, but it’s certainly not the style I was going for, so I have mixed feelings about it. I think it’s time I start working on the cartoon stuff again. My hand hurts after this.  This took a little over 7 hours.

I also did a stage by stage flash slideshow of my progress. So you can see for yourself why it took 7 hours (this is a big slideshow… about 1 mb, so bear with it while it loads).


January 25th, 2009  |  Posted in: Design, Illustration  |  Comments Off on #8

Another school project I did. I created some promotional pieces for a new B movie called “The Destroyinator”. I attempted to recreate the vintage posters of old, when terrible monster movies like this actually warranted movie posters, rather than being straight-to-Sci-Fi-channel features.

I later did a 3D render of him, with an updated design. “This time, he’s back for blood!”:


January 25th, 2009  |  Posted in: Illustration  |  Comments Off on #7

An image I drew for a school project. This was meant to be the inside cover of a cd case for the band “Crap in Bucket with Banjos”.


January 25th, 2009  |  Posted in: Illustration  |  Comments Off on #6

My wife. I drew this in Photoshop, using a photo ref. And no, I won’t post the ref. =P


January 25th, 2009  |  Posted in: Illustration  |  Comments Off on #5

Darth Vader in the style of pop. I played around within Photoshop to try to achieve the same look of Andy Warhol. Failing that, I took the photo of Vader and redrew it in the same color style I’d been trying to achieve with Photoshop filters / layering effects. I added the black borders later on when displaying in an old portfolio. I liked the effect they add to the image, so I kept them as part of the finished piece.


January 25th, 2009  |  Posted in: Illustration  |  Comments Off on #4

Hopefully you can recognize this as Clint Eastwood. I drew this from a black and white photo as part of a school project. I actually drew this same image four separate times. A quick sketch; a black and white ink drawing; a greyscale shaded version; and this color illustration. I’m pretty sure if I hadn’t drawn it all four times, the end result wouldn’t have been as nice. I fixed a lot of ‘near misses’ in his facial features with each version, and by the final piece I had a pretty good idea of how to achieve the ‘Clint’ look.


January 25th, 2009  |  Posted in: Illustration  |  Comments Off on #3

Ages ago, I drew a ‘Last Supper Lan Party’ featuring the gang at NeenerNeener.Net. For the launch of their new website, I redrew that illustration, this time inspired by the new podcast theme that the site now favors. It is currently in use on their staff page, but I also whipped up a desktop version as well:

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