Tom Waits - WIP 1

Here is the first 4 or so hours of my progress on this Tom Waits piece. Enjoy. With the week coming up I'm hoping that I'll have time to work on it.


New WIP -Tom Waits Sketch

I had the song "Clap Hands" stuck in my head all day. So, I decided to make a drawing of my favorite musician Tom Waits. I've only just begun. Not enough to share yet, but I wanted you all (yes, all two of you) to know that I am working.

I should have something to share in a few days.

I'm doing this from a photo I found online. No copyright infringement is intended. I'm using a one inch grid to help me stay accurate. Even with the grid and photo it is a challenge.

I also went online and printed out some other photos that I'd like to draw. Now I have enough to help me stay busy drawing for weeks....if not months.


Hellboy 1

Here is my first attempt at drawing one of my favorite comic characters; Hellboy. At first I was just going to do this with a graphite pencil, but decided after the initial sketch to fill it in with colored pencil.


Manga First Attempt

Here is my first attempt at doing anything in a manga style. When I was younger I had "no interest" in doing anything in a cartoony style. And by "no interest" I mean that I had no confidence. It surprising how much you can hide in a more naturalistic style. I had no confidence in my lines. So, I'm now trying this for the first time with a healthy respect for this style.


Back in the Saddle

The last ten months have been perhaps the busiest months of my life. I can't remember a time when I've been this busy for such a prolonged period of time. But, the good news is that this period of insanity is coming to an end. This weekend I sat down and spent some time drawing for the first time since summer.

I decided to start making some attempts at drawing in a manga style. I've always liked that style but never thought that I could do it. I made my first attempt yesterday and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I'll scan and upload it when I get a chance. But, my computer at home has died. So, I'll have to take care of this on another day.

Glad to be back.