Friday, June 24, 2011


Moving along, I am going to try something a bit different. I am going to start posting my process and try to get some feedback along the way.
Here is the piece I am reworking and adding color to:

The background is ok, but I am not happy with the characters at all!

The poses, the composition, all of it is just off. The original is only about 3 inch my 2.5 so it was a small space to work in. On the computer, I can ,I hope, correct all of this.
The first thing I did was to redraw just the characters and update them some what.

I chose not to draw the hands just yet, as I have identified this as a major weakness in my art.
So I decided to draw them separately and add them in later.

I will be adding to this post as I do more.

Looking for feedback and thank you all.

Here is a little bit of an update tonight. I have finished the background.

I have completed the third character, however, I am not sure if he is needed in this composition. 
I would like to hear others thoughts on this.

In the meantime here is the sketch. I am not happy with the hands, As I said it is something I need to work on.

As always, I would love to hear some C&C.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The first post/rant

Well, here I am. My first blog dedicated to something other than some character that I play. Here I will show and talk about my art, projects, and cartoons. I think I will be using this space to show works in progress as well as vent whatever is on my mind at the time.
I think the real reason that I have created this blog is that I have, as an artist at least, been feeling down about my work and its directions. For those of you who may be unfortunate enough to be reading this, you will find no poetic prose or poignant point to illustrate the human condition. But rather it is about the misgivings of an artist who thinks himself to be more than he is, or is it that I feel that I should be more than I am? Well we will work that out over time I guess. In the mean time, I have a cartoon series that is based on the old school Dungeons and Dragons table top RPG, ergo the title of this blog "Dungeon Notes". The idea of which is that perfect moment either just right before or right after something disastrous has, or is, just about to happen. For the most part these are me just poking fun at the game and the world of characters it has created, I hope that my characters are ones that we can all identify with though our own experiences. At other times, I poke fun at the players and the lives we live vicariously though our creations.

Either way I hope you enjoy and join me.

one of the things I have been doing as of late is taking my old black and white drawings and bringing them into Flash CS5. I am finding that Flash allows me to capture my art style well in the computer. This way I can work on the story telling aspects of the comic to improve the overall look and feel.