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Warm Up Sketch: Michonne from Walking Dead

My week has been crazy. Here’s a quick warm up sketch of Michonne from Walking Dead.

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Batman ’66 Sketches

  Here are some Manga Studio Batman sketches. When I was 3 or 4, reruns of Batman would come on and nearly ever time the cartoon intro would come on I’d hope the whole episode would be a animated and not live action. And every time I would be disappointed. And watch it anyway. 66

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Megatron Head Sketch

I’ve been playing around with some new brushes in Manga Studio. Trying to get a handle on them with Megatron here.

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Scooby Doo Sketches

Over on my Twitter and Instagram accounts, I’ve been    posting some quick sketches of various characters. Here’s some Scooby Doo sketches from last month.  

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Gorilla Sketches

As a social media experiment I labeled one of these gorilla sketches as “gorilla Grodd” on Instagram. It got more likes, even though the sketch was just another gorilla head study like all the others.  That one got more likes, because the perception of it as a known character somehow adds more interest to it,

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The Traveler and Pen: Wilmington, NC

“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” ―G.K. Chesterton If you drive down I-40 East long enough, the rolling curves and ample exits of the North Carolina Piedmont will give way to a flat stretch of coastal plain.  Periodically the highway will present a sign or two

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Practicing Simplicity in Drawing

“I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter.” – Blaise Pascal “Simplify, simplify, simplify, throughout!” – Alex Toth Generally speaking, if I can’t communicate the general idea with a few lines, I probably don’t really understand the object I’m trying to draw. Break things down.

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Why Drawing With Crayons Isn’t Just For Kids

Why are crayons associated with kid’s drawings? They’re sticks of color that can be put down on a page. What has that got to do with youth and immature skill? Marketing, that’s what. Too bad, because they’re really good for anyone who wants to experiment with color and color relationships. If I ever open a

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Movie Sketches – The Thin Man (1934)

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Dad’s Sketchbook

My Dad passed away 16 years ago today.  I don’t know how much of the drawing “talent”/desire/proclivity or whatnot is passed down in families, but he was inclined to doodle earlier in life. Though by the time I came a long I can only remember a handful of times he drew and most of those

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