Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Hi mom,

Sorry I'm late with this. I said I'd have it up ten days ago but, this is my first free day since Christmas and I'm still not feeling free.

I'm really happy with the design on two of these. Medium wise, I think these could be revisited. They're CD sleeves for some mixes I made as a gift.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lizard King

I need to put one more thing in here to balance the composition but it might be heavy handed what I'm thinking about. I'll figure it out later. This'll be good.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Beefy Private Eyes

More P.I. Studies, trying to find the right balance of Valuev, Lombardozzi, Chiklis, and Bogey. The top and bottom most ones are really where I think its at.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Al Swearengen

Ian McShane is one of my favorite actors, and Deadwood is one of my favorite shows, and Al Swearengen is one of my favorite characters on that show. As monstrous of a character as he was, he was strangely principled and an engine for progress. I just did this to warm up at inking but I might work this up more.

William Sutton

William Sutton, Willie the actor, or Slick Willie was an American bank robber, and one of the first men to be put on the FBI most wanted fugitive list. He was famously misquoted as saying he robbed banks because "thats where the money is." While he maintains to never have said this actually said some pretty cool things, such as he robbed banks at gunpoint, "You can't rob a bank on charm and personality," although if anyone ever could do it, it would have been Bill Sutton.

P.I. Head studies

Here's what we were going for, a hardboiled, slightly weather beaten, private detective, drawing heavily on the tradition of Hammett and I was definitely not going to draw Bogie. I wanted him to be a little older, and showing it, while not being Gran Torino era Eastwood in regards to wrinkles, with at the very least a receding hairline. When I tried him bald unfortunately this guy looks way too much like Dashiell BadHorse, the main character from the series Scalped, which is funny as I was drawing heavily on reference images of my favorite boxer who is very Russian. I think this is going to work out.