Friday, May 13, 2011


This is my favorite hero-cature I've done so far. It's a commission for a Nightcrawler fan named Matt. I decided to document my process since I put a lot of time and effort into this one.

I start with a very light, loose sketch with my dark umber Prismacolor.
I tie down the lines with the same pencil.

I lightly block in the watercolors.

Then I build up the layers of watercolor and start putting in the shadows.

I continue to build up the layers of color until I finally force myself to stop for fear of messing up the painting. Watercolors are a very unforgiving medium.

The Siblings

This is a group of siblings I drew a few months ago. They were a lot of fun to draw because they kept making fun of each other. I try to get a sense of a person's personality when I caricature them, but that doesn't always happen. It's difficult because I'm almost always drawing strangers and I only have a few minutes to draw them, much less get to know them.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Another Buzz

This is a drawing of my friend Sean's son, Nathan. I went all out on this one and I'm pretty happy with how it came out.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Caricatures from 2010 (Part 2)

More themed drawings from work.
I broke my "Marvel Only" rule because I really wanted to draw the Flash.
This couple asked to be in Tron outfits.
I still don't really know who this character is.
I drew Sami and Kiki over the summer and they were nice enough to email me this picture. I love drawing animals, but I don't get many opportunities to do so at work. Once I got to do a portrait of a helper dog in-training, and sometimes people bring in photos of pets for me, like the one I used for Kiki. I hope I get more animals to draw this year!
I still avoid drawing princesses, faeries, and mermaids. Lame.

Caricatures from 2010 (Part 1)

These past couple months at work I've been doing more themed drawings, namely super hero stuff. I figured since Disney bought Marvel, I should be allowed to draw Marvel heroes. I later found out that this really isn't the case and I could probably get in trouble for it, but until that happens, I'll continue drawing them.HULK
This was my very first hero-cature. My co-worker Mark.
Co-worker Caesar
Co-worker Brian