Friday, October 24, 2014

He-Mantics #1

This week I randomly got an idea for a funny comic strip featuring a couple of characters from Masters of the Universe.  When I had a few minutes to spare, I drew it up, scanned it in, and colored it.  This is my first crack at a new, He-Man based comic strip.  I don't know how many more I'll do.  I'll just let inspiration decide.  For now, here's one at least.  Enjoy, fellow 80's children.

BTW, click on the preview below to enlarge.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sketchbook Fun

I just realized that I haven't posted any art since Christmas!  That's weird because I've been drawing quite a bit.  Here's what you've been missing out on!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas from the Ecks!

We usually just put out a picture-type Christmas card every year, but at the end of November, I had a fun idea and created a quick sketch of our family as snowmen.  Shelley liked the idea so I sat down to draw the real thing and thought how weird it would be for a family of snowmen to live in Houston.  We live on the Galveston side of the city, so I switched snow for sand and put us on the beach.  

Below you can see all 3 steps of the process from the first sketch, to the black & white illustration, to the finished product.  I did all the pencils and inking by hand but the coloring was all done in Photoshop using my Wacom tablet.  

From the Texas Gulf Coast to your family, Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sketchbook Snapshots

I'm trying to get back into the habit of keeping my sketchbook around and drawing as often as possible.  I've been getting pretty rusty.  Here are a few sketches I've managed to knock out recently though.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Cosplay Confusion

I created this in anticipation for the Dallas Comic Convention in early May.  People get REALLY into their cosplay.  :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Teenage Mutant Ninja Sketch

A little fun with the Wacom Tablet tonight.  I like how this ended up with a watercolor feel to it. :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

They Might Be Sketched

I enjoyed drawing Rivers so much the other day I decided to sketch another of my favorite bands, They Might Be Giants.  I've been a fan since 6th grade and I'm still listening to them today!  My wife and I even ended our wedding to their song, "Birdhouse in your Soul".

Without further adieu...the Giants!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Weezer Tribute

I had a few minutes to burn tonight and haven't been on the Wacom Tablet in weeks, so I decided to pull a pic off the internet and practice my tablet skills tracing one of my favorite musicians, Rivers Cuomo, from the band Weezer.  It's pretty messy, but i'm pretty there you go.  Just wanted to get some time in on the tablet and have some fun.  Hope some fellow Weezer fans out there find this one!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hue meets Hellboy

I am proud to present my first attempt at digitally coloring AND inking an illustration on the Wacom tablet.  For those who don't know, that is my long-time friend, Hue, below hanging out with Hellboy.

I'm still learning the ropes on the tablet, but the process is coming easier and it's been really fun to make the leap to digital.