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11 Gloved Hand Positions – Cartoon Style

Don't get me wrong, I love studying hand anatomy as much as the next artist. I could stare at pictures of an good abductor digiti minimi all day long, or I could work on my comic. Sometimes you don't want a sixty minute anatomy lesson for your cartoon style illustrations. Sometimes you just want a quick peek at all the know good hand positions…

Animator vs Illustrator – Mochi People

If you haven't seen the Animator vs. Illustrator series from Buzz Feed Video on YouTube, I highly recommend it.  My 9 year old, who wants to be a concept artist, loves this series and asked if we could stage our own version of the show. The topic for the head to head friendly drawing demonstration was  "If Mochi ice cream were people".  The kid…

Comic About Princesses Being In Trouble

The Problem with Princesses – Procreate Illustration

Whether in another castle, under a spell or in distress, princesses are problem magnets.  How's a young elven knight to know which princesses to save and which ones to dispatch. It's a quandary as old as time. I drew this comic entirely in Procreate on an iPad Pro with a 1st gen Apple pencil. The font is Back Issue from Blambot and was imported…

Inspiration and Creation

I think of art as a two step process.  Step 1: Inspiration. Step2: Creation.  Sure, there's more to it.  A lot more. In fact, each of my over simplified steps contain an number of sub steps. I don't like sub steps. Research, refinement, structure, appeal...ughh. All that stuff sounds like a lot of work. This work saps the motivation from the moment of inspiration…

Cuphead Fan Boss Illustration

A quick concept for a Cuphead style boss. Drawn in Photoshop with the Frenden brushes,  Rainy Dayz hurls lighting bolts and gigantic water drops at Cuphead and Mugman. I am a big fan of the 30's and 40's period cartoon style and had lot's of fun illustrating this sinister cloud. Didn't capture exactly what I wanted, but it's fun to spend a day drawing…

The F5 Comic for Animation Mentor

A long time ago in this very galaxy I had the opportunity to be in the inaugural class of the now infamous Animation Mentor character animation school. During my time there I was asked by former Pixar animator and school co-founder, Bobby Beck, to write an ongoing comic for the school's newsletter.  The series was called F5, named after the keyboard shortcut that refreshes…

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