Illustration Wednesday

Yeah, I missed last week. I had a busy week and even though I started a drawing I never got around to finish it. Still working on it and below is the unfinished work.

But first this weeks illustration. Years ago I painted an illustration for a friend back in Florida. The concept was just about the same but I never felt like I finished the piece properly. Below is a revised version that I hope to make some t-shirts with. Eventually I'd also like to go back and repaint this.

Before pursuing art I spent all my free time out running the trails of western Washington. If you're not a runner you'd have called me a bit obsessive about it. It got to a point a couple summers ago when I ran a 50 mile race. I love running because it pushes my threshold of mental fatigue and in turn I believe that makes me a stronger individual capable of handling anything that comes my way. I love trail running specifically because it gets me "away from the things of man" as George would say. Anyways, I could go on forever about running but instead, here's my unfinished drawing which I'll hopefully finish over the next few weeks.

Illustration Wednesday

OK, so today being my birthday I decided to start a new ongoing project that would help me work on my drawing skills. I also feel it's in my best interest to explore the concept of making prints so that I can create some residual income. Yeah, it's a pipe dream but I have to start somewhere no?
SO, with that in mind I've decided that Wednesday's are going to be for illustration from now on. You know, that thing I got a degree in about 14 years ago and decided not to use. I feel if I do a illustration every week for the next year something good while come from it. So here's my first stab at it. I figured I'd start with something I love. And I love me some Wolverine. I just did a basic sketch of Logan to get his character down. I always hated the way his hair was done. I mean how does hair grow in up into points? And his forearms, well, I like me some big ape arms, that's just me. Which help's because they allow for room for the claws. Anyways, here's my Logan. Oh, and for the record, I like Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. He's great. Just a touch too tall.

initial sketch on lined notebook paper.
one day I'll be able to actually buy a real sketch book

Bacon Now For Sale

OK folks. Bacon is now for sale. Please find him a good home.

Sculpting Tutorial

Hey folks, I finally posted my tutorial that shows how I sculpted my last custom toy. I hope you check it out and it you enjoy. Please feel free to let me know how I can make it better the next time.

click here for tutorial or click on the new Tutorial link up in the navigation bar.

Bacon from the Dunny Eater Series

Say Hello to Bacon. This little guy tries as hard as he can to be mean. He's even borrowed a bloody halberd and shield from his father but try as he might, deep down inside he's just a sweetie. Bacon is part gorilla, part boar and all around nice guy.

Bacon was made from a 7" Munny, wire, plumber epoxy, screws, polymer clay and leather. This was my first attempt at this size and I loved it. It's perfect. Large enough to allow for all the detail I want and small enough to be practical. Want to see how I made this? A lot of you probably saw a lot of images I posted over the last couple weeks. I wasn't just showing off. Nope, I was amassing as many pictures as I could to assemble a tutorial. Plan on seeing a tutorial from me within the next couple weeks.

Let me know what you think of this guys. Feel free to comment on what you like, and dislike so I can improve with the next one.

Oh, and did I mention, this fella will be for sale soon :-)