Saturday, July 29, 2017

Scaramouche

Friday, June 30, 2017

This drawing explores the idea of the setting as the character.  When I initially saw the source picture, I knew I wanted to use it for a drawing.  My interpretation adds a little surreality to the architecture and space.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

An executives desk, a bay window and a night scene are beginning components of this scene.  I googled reference photographs and started with the top of the picture and defined the ceiling.  This allowed the positioning of the bay window, which was initially drawn without any content (the lights and cityscape). The book shelves, also without content were added next. The provides a place for the desk (originally empty), the chairs; both in front and behind were added with trim lines to complete the space. With outlines for everything laid down, the contents of the book shelves are penciled in and the items on the desk. Last is added the window details and the background detail of the scene seen through the bay windows.

Monday, April 24, 2017


Here are two interiors from a comic book project that I am working on.  I have been working on this for several months.  I encountered the writers offer on Craiglist and have been working to realize his vision.  It is a little bit different way of working as I have the text as a place to start from. 

With these two interiors, the next step is to add characters, but the drawings have turned out so well that I thought to preserve their quality before I draw in the characters.  Every page of the comic seems to illicit and call for new strategies.  With this page, I have sought to methodically plan it all out before drawing it on the paper. 
The first step was simply the boxes that the scenes will occupy upon the page.  After the boxes were drawn the page sat for a few days while I thought up next steps.

I did some googling for source images for the apartment interior and exteriors.  I anticipate tracing these frames a second time once the characters are drawn in, as erasing lines has proven to be an arduous task that never completely works with scanned image. This means that the scanned result has to be cleaned up with photoshop.

Redrawing these details will evolve the scene somehow interestingly...

Monday, March 20, 2017

This is an exercise of filling in the space and continuing to draw on top of what is already created.  After a period of creating, the darker lines are added to create a sense of depth and perspective.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Character sketches of a conflict situation