Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Perky Elves Give Santa a Hard Time

Happy Holidays, everybody! 

May you all have a wonderful time with your loved ones.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

'Tis the Season of Costume Malfunction

Seems like I always go for the same schtick.

Here's some pencils for a silly little holiday greeting.

Working on colors now.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Dejah Adjust

As promised, here's the first adjustment.  Her torso just looked way too fake.

This looks a little more natural (lowered her right shoulder (screen left), but the shape of the torso feels off.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dejah Paint Final (sort of)

Let's call this done for now.  I'm sure I'll spot things to fix in a day or two...

This is probably the most complete scene, simple as it is, that I've ever tried to paint.

Here's a detail shot (actual size) from her stomach area.  This gave me fits because I couldn't quite find a reference that had the right lighting and pose, and no one twists their body like this!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dejah Process Continued

Here's a peek at actual size.  Almost done, I think.  The canvas is 3300 x 5100 px.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Interview on LF Weber's Blog

In an odd moment of coindental convergence, I happened to add one of my favorite artists, L F Weber to my recently created list of blogs I follow, and much to my surprise, I hit his 50th follower jackpot!

The second surprise came when he told me that he wanted to interview me.  So, if for some odd reason you really want to hear me rant, check out his very gracious interview

But really, what you should be doing is following his blog:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Progress on Dejah

Here's some progress on the Dejah piece...though you might argue with the word 'progress'...

Contest winners

After watching Matt Humphreys carefully construct his drawings on his livestream, and also getting a tutorial on opacity vs flow by Mike Henry on *his* livestream, I changed up my approach to sketches.  I applied this to pieces for two winners of contests I ran at Deviant Art: one for getting the 50,000th page view, and one for a picture of my first comic book cover for Zombie Vs Cheerleaders #2 in the comic book store.

Here they are.

Yookie is a character that belongs to in the Vindictus MMORPG.

Alexis is a character in a story by Dan Burbridge <>

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Rude awakening

Some of you saw the PG-13 version of this.

Blogging Experiment

Hi!  Welcome to my new blog!  And thanks for stopping by!

I find that when I'm drawing, sometimes I have to force myself to put a piece down in order to stop working on it and do other stuff (like eat), or put it down long enough to be able to come back to it with fresh eyes.

So this blog is an experiment in making myself put my tablet pencil down.

As well, certain publishing venues are very prudish about what can and cannot be displayed, so this is an avenue for letting those out for some fresh air.

So watcher, beware.  Subscribe you who are gluttons for works in progress picts and aren't afraid of a little pink every now and then.

-- Ben


To start things off, here's a work in progress based on an old sketch.  I'm still having trouble with her upper torso.

Here's the sketch it was based on.