Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Something old: Pepper Spray!

Dug this one out of the archives. A finished design commissioned by a pepper spray company for a t-shirt design advertising their product. I never heard what became of this design or if it was ever produced.

Preliminary sketches used to gauge what sort of style the client might want:

Pencils and Inks

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

BARREL-CHUCKER shaded inks!

Completed the second phase of my design inking process, which involves drawing an overlay design incorporating all the hard shading and highlights that I don't want to look like they were done in Photoshop. I print out a copy of the main inks in blueline on bristol board, and work out the shadow and highlight areas, inking them in with brush and pen.

I then scan in the shadow/highlight inks and overlay them onto the regular inks to achieve this final inked image, which can then be colored with relative ease once I work out a color scheme.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

BARREL-CHUCKER inks (now with 50% more FIRE!

I realized after I finished inking this thing that I meant to have the barrel that Donkey Kong is holding be engulfed in flames. I'm an idiot. Nothing a little fine-tuning can't fix.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

ZOMBIE LOVE now available at J!NX

My ZOMBIE LOVE shirt design is now available for sale from my friends at J!NX.
Hop on over and buy a couple.
Available in MEN'S and WOMEN'S styles.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Had to postpone my continued work on this piece for a while due to some more pressing jobs and commissions, but I'm making progress once again, and I rather like how it's turning out. I'm trying to incorporate more heavy ink lines in my designs to prevent having to do too much noodling around with large areas of color in the final pass.

The subject of this piece is, of course, one of my favorite video games and video game characters of all time, DONKEY KONG. Here, the beast can be seen in his natural habitat, hurling barrels at his least favorite mustachioed Italian plumber.
Colors coming soon.

Friday, February 4, 2011


Hey, it's nearly Valentine's Day, which means we're all supposed to celebrate by going out and buying expensive (or expensive-looking) cards, chocolates, stuffed animals, floral arrangements, jewelry and ridiculous lingerie for our significant others/ objects of our lusts/ stalking victims, lest they become offended at our lack of gift-bearing and come to the only obvious conclusion: that we must not really love them after all. Such is the nature of the holiday invented by the greeting card company/ candy manufacturers/ plush beast purveyors.

Final color version chosen

J!NX Mockup

Alternate color option 1

Alternate color option 2

Alternate color option 3

Anywho, I've got a much better method in which one of a particularly geeky or slightly disturbing persuasion can express one's love for another: J!NX's new shirt design, ZOMBIE LOVE (designed by yours truly)! Zombie courtship done the old fashioned way -- two teenage zombies sharing a brainshake at the local malt shop. They're up for sale at this very moment (or in the incredibly near future from J!NX in a variety of sizes for both males and feminales. Celebrate love and death at the same time and give your grandmother yet another reason to cast odd and suspicious glances at you from across the room as she crosses herself.

Rough sketch