Sunday, November 20, 2011


I know everyone is doing the Alpha-Beasts but the meme hit at a bad time for me to try and participate. I thought about it, but didn't know if I could find the time, and right now, I am just enjoying drawing people right now, and for some reason, super-heroes, especially super-heroes from the 1970s.

Storm was a unique addition to the X-Men in the 1970s. Regal, a little fetishized with her skimpy black leather outfit, and a propensity to be an excuse for peek-a-boo nudity. A lot of artists have a fondness lately for Storm in her 80s punk days, but being a nut for costumes designed by Dave Cockrum, I have to go 70s.

I do like the look I gave her in the drawing, almost like she just realized her picture was being taken. I'm also working on those shadows underneath the characters' feet. The highlights on her lower abdomen seem a bit weird to me, but I can live with it.

Monday, November 14, 2011

AlphaBeasts: E is for Ents

Wasn't quite sure what to do with "E" this week, so after a quick google search at lunch I found: Ents! One of my favorite parts of the LOTR trilogy, the Ents seemed like a good fit. So I started sketching away, this time without reference. I'd almost forgotten how fun it is to just draw. I did this over my lunch break with a Bic mechanical pencil. Very little erasing, or planning for that matter! I threw in the Hobbiton font in Photoshop CS2 for good measure.
Pencil on 90# Index. Drawing itself is 5" x 8.5"
You can out more about Ents from the LOTR trilogy (books or movies) or online here:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

AlphaBeasts - D is for Dai Tengu

I didn't have a whole lot of time to do a proper entry this week, but I didn't want to miss a week this early in the game. So I just photoshopped the heck out of my original thumbnail (2.5" x 3") I did for this week's entry.

You can find out more about the Dai Tengu here:

Pencil on 8-1/2 x 11 tab stock, Photoshop CS2Edit

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

AlphaBeasts - C is for Chupacabra

They say better late than never, but I'll let you guys be the judge of's my #alphabeasts entry for the week: C is for Chupacabra! Did this one on Laurie Williams' recommendation...thanks Laurie! :) 9 x 12 copics on bristol with some photoshoppin for good measure.

Find out more about the Chpacabra here: