Thursday, February 28, 2008

latest t-shirt designs

Here are just a few of the latest designs I've added to my cafepress shop (

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Hillary in pencil

I was working on this sketch for a couple of days, mostly trying to practice shading. I'm so used to drawing everything with outlines, that I really need to work on shading. There are some things I like about it (the earring, nose, hair, and mouth), but also some things that need improvement (the proportions of the face are off).

I chose Hillary because I thought the original picture was awesome.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

pen & ink drawing

A quick sketch I did in my Moleskine sketchbook using a 35mm micron pen and a photo reference. I had a hard time shading the face, but for my 1st ink drawing it's not bad.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Konite Designs

These are 2 logos I designed for my Cafepress shop ( I made the starburst design by first drawing an elongated triangle and they using the transform feature to rotate it every 20 degrees. I placed a colored circle behind it, and then the cutout square in front (2nd picture). In the first pic, I made the cutout square white. I also gave a brushstroke to the text in the first image.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Random Watercolor Pencil

I've been playing around with ink & watercolor, and ink and watercolor pencils. Here are a couple of quick sketches I did using a crow quill pen and black ink. I really like this look so I am going to practice in this style more. Today I bought a Moleskine watercolor notebook and a field watercolor set to keep a travel sketchbook. Hopefully I'll have lots to post later.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Buy my designs!!!

You can find some of my baby shirt designs for sale here at

Keep checking back as more designs will be added. Also, contact me if you would like a custom design.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Hook, line, and sinker

There's a possibility I may be doing a logo for someone who is starting a fishing lure business. Since I heard about it I've been brainstorming some ideas. Here are just a couple preliminary sketches.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Graphic novel

In preparation to possibly illustrate a graphic novel that a friend may or may not ever write, I am trying to learn how to draw in that style. I've read a few Frank Miller books and have started looking through others. What I've realized is that there is not just one style, but many. So I guess I will just have to figure out what style I am good at. My first goal is to draw realistic looking heads/faces. Here is one of my first attempts:

Once I get these down using pencil, I'm going to try my hand at ink.