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 sleepy...so 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!