I dunno, I felt like drawing a weird peen.

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Erica keeps telling me that I need to post pages from my sketchbook.
She’s been a huge source of motivation for me recently and I love her for it. 

The Woodcutter’s DiscoveryUnearthing somber things in the evening woods. Another gouache painting. I’m starting to become more and more comfortable with this process, and I’m really liking the results. Still working on effectively blending colors, however. You can see how I struggled a little bit with that, especially on the Woodcutter’s arms. I’m also learning a lot about color theory with this technique, which is cool. 

The Woodcutter’s Discovery

Unearthing somber things in the evening woods. 

Another gouache painting. I’m starting to become more and more comfortable with this process, and I’m really liking the results. Still working on effectively blending colors, however. You can see how I struggled a little bit with that, especially on the Woodcutter’s arms. 
I’m also learning a lot about color theory with this technique, which is cool. 

I Will Forget Your Name In the Morning
Fear and doubt are overridden by the novelty of the experience. This is one of the largest gouache illustrations I’ve ever made (about 10” x 14”), and I feel good having completed it. It started out as a much smaller painting and sat half finished in my portfolio for about two years before I finally got the idea to revitalize it. Originally, like much of my older paintings, everything was outlined in black ink and then I used gouache like watercolor over top. It looked muddy and old. I definitely like using the paint like this, in a much more opaque way. The images are softer.I was partly inspired by the illustrations in geology textbooks for this one. 

I Will Forget Your Name In the Morning

Fear and doubt are overridden by the novelty of the experience. 

This is one of the largest gouache illustrations I’ve ever made (about 10” x 14”), and I feel good having completed it. 
It started out as a much smaller painting and sat half finished in my portfolio for about two years before I finally got the idea to revitalize it. Originally, like much of my older paintings, everything was outlined in black ink and then I used gouache like watercolor over top. It looked muddy and old. I definitely like using the paint like this, in a much more opaque way. The images are softer.
I was partly inspired by the illustrations in geology textbooks for this one. 

My friend thought it would be hilarious to take me to a strip club last night. 

My friend thought it would be hilarious to take me to a strip club last night. 

Gesture drawings and one extended figure drawing from class. 

"Wreath"colored pencil, marker, penI keep trying to push myself when making illustrations, but I always seem to fall back on the same sort of aesthetic. I think it’s because it feels safe.

"Wreath"
colored pencil, marker, pen

I keep trying to push myself when making illustrations, but I always seem to fall back on the same sort of aesthetic. I think it’s because it feels safe.

I drew this for Maggie’s birthday and I actually like it a lot.I am proud of Sad-Ass Jeff.I would tag this as Jeff Mangum, but I’m afraid of the consequences.

I drew this for Maggie’s birthday and I actually like it a lot.
I am proud of Sad-Ass Jeff.


I would tag this as Jeff Mangum, but I’m afraid of the consequences.

Intimacy can be hard.

Intimacy can be hard.

I’ve been having a really hard time drawing lately, so I did a self portrait thing. My boss told me recently that I always look like someone’s pissed in my Cheerios. Maybe it was supposed to be a compliment. These screen tone brushes are pretty nice. 

I’ve been having a really hard time drawing lately, so I did a self portrait thing. My boss told me recently that I always look like someone’s pissed in my Cheerios. Maybe it was supposed to be a compliment. 

These screen tone brushes are pretty nice.