Thursday, December 27, 2007

50th post! How bout some Lord of the Rings?


Hello all! I was lucky enough to do some Artist Sketch Cards for Topps's Lord of the Rings Masterpiece II series. Here are some of my favorites...







Thursday, November 15, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Radio Head



Trying to make my portraits less boring. I...I wanna be an illustrator, guys!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

TV Ladies


Working with a different style here! America's favorite anthropologist and cheerleader!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

I'm just talkin' about McNinja!

It's Doctor McNinja time again! This time I'm painting the cover for the second book, which will be a print version of the two-part 80's action film homage "D.A.R.E. To Resist Ninja Drugs and Ninja Violence".

Obviously I'm going for those really great 80's/early 90's movie posters. I'm looking at a lot of Bob Peak...he has some really lovely color choices. I wish they still painted movie posters like this...anyway!







This lovely lady on my left was my first concept. Chris and I both liked this one, but he wanted to see what else I could come up with, so I did the following image.











While Chris liked the composition on this one, he didn't want two Dr. McNinjas on the cover, so we scrapped it. Which is a shame because look how cute little chubby Ben Franklin looks!!












Which brings us to this little number! Same basic color scheme as the first version, only a warmer background, and MORE EXPLOSIONS! Ultimately this has a much stronger "I'm an action movie with muscles!" vibe, so it's the logical choice.

I want to try to go for a less photorealistic approach with this one, so I'll be posting my progress to see what you guys think!

Wish me luck ;)

Sunday, September 23, 2007

It's-a me!



I haven't done a self portrait since I can remember...definitely at some point during college. So I've decided to paint one!

It's kind of interesting to explore your own face that way. You see all the little flaws and imperfections (which are actually my favorite part!) Anyway, without further ado, here's a sneak peak...there's more to come :D

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Red-head

I'm back! This is a design for an upcoming mystery guest comic. Isn't she cute? DON'T YOU JUST LOVE HER PRETTY DRESS?????

:D

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Meredith Grey

The painting is done! Say hello to narrator extraordinaire Meredith Grey from TV's Grey's Anatomy.

Thanks to Dr. McBoyfriend for the helpful critiques :D

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Carly paints again!

A new work in progress!! You know, I think I'm done with the super smooth and totally rendered paintings for the time being. There's nowhere you can go from that! They just sort of become dead to me. With something like this, though, there's still a feeling of energy. Plus it is obviously a painting. It's not trying to be a photograph or anything.

So unless a client comes along and requests otherwise (that's right, ladies and gents, I take commissions, weenk weenk!) this will be my way of painting! Oh, and here's the original sketch, for posterity.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Big internet happ'nins!

FIRST! Lasagna Children has a new design and it is up and running!!

SECOND! My Scary Go Round guest strip ran yesterday!

THIRD! Baby Dracula shirts are now up for sale on Dr. McNinja.com! (They will also be available at MoCCA, with any luck. More on that later!)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

LIFE METER!


Here's a sneak preview of a Legends of Zelda comic that Chris and I did for the upcoming Life Meter! It will be available at MoCCA, so be sure to grab a copy!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Happy Birthdavid!


Man, people keep havin' dem birthdays! This time it's David McGuire! Happy 30th, buddy!!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Two, two, two posts in one!

FIRST! Here's a little diddy I sung up whilst eagerly awaiting my twin's return from D.C. It's a bit of an inside joke, but still enjoyable to others, I hope!


SECOND! Here's a shot from my much-delayed Dr. McNinja Guestravaganza conclusion. A big "oops" and "sorry!" to all the Dr. McNinja fans who had to wait for this. I wish I could say that the ending was TOTALLY meant to be all suspenseful and stuff, but the truth is that I was super busy with work.
Anyhooby, the page should be up tonight, and hopefully you will all enjoy it :}

EDIT: IT IS UP! :D

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Sunday, March 11, 2007

McNinja time!!

IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!

The Dr. McNinja Poster is finally finished :) Check it out, and please buy one!!! (Or two! OR THREE!)

I'll post a more in-depth description and some detail shots later :D

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Sunday, February 04, 2007

More birthin'!


Another Birthday! This time it was the lovely Rachel Simon! (Actually, her birthday is tomorrow, but I wanted to try being early for a change!)

So heeeeere's She-ra! (I hope to post the finished Siobhan pic later)

Friday, February 02, 2007

Hands!

Also part of the poster in progress for Doctor McNinja. I think it should be okay to post these. Lately I've found that painting hands might be the most difficult, yet satisfying part of painting people. (If you're curious as to which bit I find the most difficult and least satisfying, I think the answer is ears. Really!)

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday to friend Siobhan! This drawing is not finished yet...

Okay! So now Shivers is in color! It still isn't done, though. There's one more part! Also, I'm tooling around with the outline color. I may have to make it darker again.
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