Thursday, December 29, 2011

Static 19



Static 18


"Hurry up Jensen!"

"It moved, I can't get a good's like it's alive."

"Wait...did it just make a noise?"

"I think I might have made it angry"

"Get outta there!"

Static 17

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Static 16

"I don't know."

"Well find out! Hurry up and get a sample and let's get outta here."

"What about the lost crew?"

"I'm making the call. This place is getting weirder by the minute."

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Static 15

"Damn it, my unit is completely overloaded. I can't-"

"Jensen, something going on here. Forget your toy and tell me what the hell THAT is!"

Monday, December 19, 2011

Static 14

"No life signs, but huge energy readings. I have no idea where the source is. The scan shows this whole level is hot, but this energy pool has been offline for a while. I don't get it..."

"A lot of help you turned out to be. Looks like we'll have to do this the old fashioned way, room by room."

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Static 13

"What the hell is this Captain? This was an outpost? You knew about this!"

"Central gave us a mandate to investigate after the last installation ceased communication two months ago. This was a hush-hush development site. Theoretical stuff. They mentioned plans for a deeper extraction, but Central never heard from them again. We're here to case the place, get a sample, and scan for survivors."

"There were no survivors..."

"That's what we're here to find out."

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Static 12

"...You son of a bitch. I've never heard such insubordination. I ought to leave you here on this frozen rock. You can study it all you want. How about that?"

"I don't think so. You don't know anything about extraction or containment. You don't even know how to take samples. You NEED me."

"What do you want Jensen?"

"I want you to use more caution and not shoot everything you see. I want to know why you're so excited about what's down there. This isn't just an energy well. What did central command tell you that you're not telling me?"

Monday, December 12, 2011

Static 11

"Captain, you have no idea what you're talking about."

"What was that?"

"You don't know this terrain like I do, you're rushing into--"

"Shut up. You are a soldier, you follow orders. This is my mission and you will respect my command."

"You keep reminding me. There's something very wrong about this whole thing. No one knows what's down there and the risks are very real. The energy levels are so high we could be blasted or poisoned on contact. You talk about doing my job, I AM doing my job. I'm trying to keep us alive, but you seem interested in getting us killed."

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Static 10

"We're coming to a junction, then a steep drop. At the base should be the payload..."

"Alright Jensen, now don't get squirrely on me like you did topside. Keep your head when we get down there. There's no time for tourism. We get in, we get out, we go home. Got it?"

Friday, December 09, 2011

Static 09

 "The readings are off the chart. There's something big down below the surface."

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Static 08

"We're losing daylight. What does the scan say?"

"It looks like the signature originates deep within this formation."

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Static 07

".........there's a strong energy signature emanating from that fungal structure. That might be it."

"Alright, let's move out."

Monday, December 05, 2011

Static 06

"Are you crazy! That's an endangered species!"

"Are gonna do your job, or do I have to put you down as well?"

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Friday, December 02, 2011

Static 03

"Simply amazing Sir! A great polar sloth!"

"Is it hostile?"

"Not at a distance, but really, this is quite extraordina--"

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Static 01

"I can't get a reading Sir, there's too much atmospheric distortion."

"Wait, did you hear something Jensen? Sounded organic."

"Sir, I think we have a visitor."

Monday, November 28, 2011

Million Year Picnic

This is from the sketch I did for the Martian Chronicles story "The Million Year Picnic". This is sort of just a lunch doodle and certainly not in traditional media, but I'm glad I got around to it.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lost in the City

Quick doodling at lunch trying to get some drama in the frame.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Little Farm

Playing with light and more color.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Block Alley

Playing around with compositions I am not accustomed to, and trying to think more in terms of big areas of value using only a square brush to keep things simple.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Just playing around, trying to get inspired.

Monday, October 31, 2011

All Hallows Eve

Or as my mother used to sometimes call it, "dress up day."

Rift: Ember Isle Designs

Here are some designs I did a while back for the Ember Isle in Rift. They were real fun to do, especially the spirits.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Small Gouache Sketch (Ivory Tower)

This is a quick sketch I did during a lunch break. This is the last of the pages in my small watercolor sketchbook. On to the larger one!

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Devil's Sooty Brother

This is an illustration I did for a Grimm's fairytale ebook my friend Jehan Choo is putting together. I can't wait to see what the other artists created.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

I don't know what the Occupy Wall Street movement represents, but I do know that SOMEONE has to get angry about the current situation. I'm especially peeved that in addition to the subprime mess, bailouts, too-big-to-fail, and the credit crisis, banks are still operating with impunity and no one is in trouble. Goldman Sachs also helped Greece to mask their debt woes so they could gain entry into the euro..and look what happened. I'm not anti-capitalist, far from it. Nevertheless, the nonsense has to stop and guilty parties must be held accountable.

The whole situation reminds me of the final chapter of Animal Farm.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Weirdo of the Day 13

This is the last Weirdo of the Day. I wanted to do thirteen off-the-cuff quick sketches that pushed me out of my comfort zone. I normally work in a realistic fashion, but I thought this was a good opportunity to go big. I like some of the results, and it was nice to do something random. I have a project in the works, so I may turn my attention to that for the time being. Maybe the Weirdos will make their return eventually.

Monday, September 12, 2011

To Beep or Not To Beep

Cartoons aren't what they used to be. Warner Brothers cartoons such as this classic exemplify a kind of tasteful insanity that seems absent from the airwaves today. The legendary Maurice Noble co-directed this, and if you look at the layouts, they are very dynamic. The designs are elegantly stylish and they give you a great mood. Story wise, the timeless gags build on one another until the level of absurdity skyrockets with the catapult at the end.

Weirdo of the Day 12

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Rauch Brothers September 11th StoryCorps Animations

These are very powerful and touching. Check them out here.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Chairlift: Inspirational Music

I love these guys and their videos! Very interesting sounds and visuals to get me inspired when I need a jolt.

Weirdo of the Day 10

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011