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June Fan Art Compilation

These were a few fan art images that weren’t really worth their own post. First is a fan art created as part of one of the Draw in your style hashtags that are going around right now. The original character was created by comic artist Carlotta Dicataldo.

Second piece of fan art was a for-fun digital sketch I did for the band Ninja Sex Party. I was listening to their stuff on YouTube. If you’re fans of Game Grumps, like I obviously am (see my other post on Monster Prom), then you’ll recognize Danny Sexbang and Finn Wolfheart from the their new video “Danny Don’t You Know.”

Third is a fan art sketch of the very famous Korean video gamer turned mech pilot D-Va from Blizzard’s Overwatch. I originally drew that with just mechanical pencils and ended up coloring it in photoshop just to experiment with coloring over a traditional media sketch.

Want to see me draw a character from your favorite game or movie? Leave a comment or get in touch on social media. I’m doubly likely to draw if I think it’s awesome too.

Adventure Team Ink Illustration

Memorial Day Sketching

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I originally drew this in the guestbook up at Squaw Mountain Fire Tower, but the page fell out. I ended up contributing a page from one of my sketchbooks, with the help of some duct tape. The sketches should still be up there, if you ever visit.

This post isn’t as much about a new polished print or illustration but just about some fun backcountry doodling. I usually go out adventuring with a small sketchbook and a pen or pencil or two. That way I can draw, doodle or sketch up any character or world building ideas that pop into my head. This is where this little Adventure Team came from – sitting in a fire tower 120000 feet with good friends looking out over Colorado’s plains.

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Ever played Firewatch by Campo Santo? I believe this was the tower that inspired amazing art and locations in that videogame. The characters I drew up were a simple enough little team.

If you follow the sketchbook blog or follow me over at instagram you’ve seen my little dog avatar I use. Here’s the original post about it on my blog. I created custom illustrated avatars in ink for each of my friends that came along as well. A friendly mushroom spirit, a grumpy serval cat and a leggy bird that exclusively speaks French. If you don’t know what a serval is, google it. It’s like a fancy, leggy wild cat native to Africa.

Now a bunch of my friends want their own avatars. On the hunt for your own avatar for your own role playing game or just want to have some custom art to make your digital life a little more colorful? There are still a few spots on my commission queue open. Grab one for your own adventures. →

Mermay 2018 – Lineart

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Happy Mermay 2018 folks. Heck happy May holidays to everyone. Happy May the 4th. Happy Cinco De Mayo. Happy Piccolo Day (Google it). Happy Memorial Day. Happy Mothers’ Day. Happy  May! Happy summer break to all you students and teachers out there as well. They days keep getting warmer and longer and Spring is always nice.

Of course, I’m not even sure how Mermay came to exist. But here I am, drawing mermaids because they’re mythological creatures and they’re actually pretty cool. My third favorite musical as a kid was Little Mermaid. Lets be real here, Lion King was number one and Aladdin number two. Shout out to my folks who, with patience I cannot fathom, drove us a thousand miles to Disneyland with nothing more than the Lion King cassette on infinite repeat. Follow me on instagram so you can see when I post the colored version! →

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My Mermay entry from from 2017. I drew this in pencil then cleaned it up with ink pens and Copic markers. It’s fanart for a book called Rescue Sirens.

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Missing Drawing With Traditional Media.

I’ve been doing exclusively digital drawings the past month. It’s been busy with new art and a big pile of new commissions to take care of. But last night I decided to go and doodle in my little orange sketchbook again. This time around I’m doing another quick concept sketch for Everspring.

For people looking for commissions, I’ll be updating my site soon with new commission info and prices. Stay tuned!

Zea Sketch Concept Detail

Everspring Character Sketches

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Cowallian Tiderider Concept Art
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Steppan Ranger Concept Sketch

Sketching out quick concepts like these help me plan out little details about cultures and characters; much more than just building out a character sheet that’s only a text-description. All of these sketches are worldbuilding sketches for Everspring, the novel I’ve been working on for a few months. I haven’t really been talking about too much since I’ve been knee deep in editing the first draft.

A little about the characters that I can tell. The woman with glasses is actually a character that got cut. She was a mage that had to get a side-gig working as a waitress. The mustache bearing man and woman with hat are both concept sketches for cultures within the same world. The former being a more sea-faring culture and the later being a highland desert culture.

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Everspring Worldbuilding Sketches

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Steppan Culture Concept Sketch
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Another worldbuilding post for Everspring . This is part of the reason I carry around a N1 and N4 Copic markers all the time. It’s so helpful being able to add just a bit of shading to concept sketches. This sort of sketch helps a lot. It lets me visualize the space and the staging when I’m writing chapters and helps me plan out the differences between unique locations and cultures.