More Death Cook

Hope you're not getting tired of this little dude/lady. I use to think it was a she but after drawing this it looks more like a he. Go figure!


Death Cook Animation Test

Playing with Flash more today. Finished a little loop of the Death Cook character just standing there menacingly. It's really no different than the drawing yesterday other than subtle animated effects here and there. This took soooooo long to make! Holy moly, I could hardly believe what time it was when I looked at the clock. It was real fun though, plus I learned a TON of things about Flash. Good stuff. Good day.

Please click the image for animated version. Thanks!


Whoa, 180

So...my character idea took a super duper "One-Eighty" degree turn today. I had previously planned on a mysterious sci-fi creature to appear in my final project for Illustration, but now I'm thinking it's going to be this little gal. Little miss "Death cook" something or other...i don't know yet. She collects human remains to flavor soup; at least that's the plan for now.


New Time Lapse Video

Wow, I learned alot about coloring in photoshop with this one...how fun!! I love finding new ways to do things that save tons of time compared to old methods that don't even accomplish what I want half of the time, haha.

Check out the 4 minute video if you have some free time! :D


Woohoo and thank you. :)


Death Packet Abductor

Sneak peak at an illustration project I'm working on. Hope it ends up looking as cool as I imagine it in my head! I still have to figure out how to draw the body lol, but here is the rough concept of the head!

I'm going to try to animate a 360 view of this on Flash...hopefully it will help me when I have to animate the entire creature later >.<


Camtasia Studio 6

Just downloaded a free trial of Camtasia Studio 6. It is a nifty little program that lets you record everything that happens on your screen and turn it into a movie or tutorial or whatever you want. I used it to record myself drawing a picture! It's so fun!! It sounds a little vain now that I think of it...watching myself draw a picture over and over....but still, it's cool stuff. I love videos that others have made doing this, so I just had to try.

I might utilize this for my portfolio show in December somehow...better figure it out before the 30 day trial is up though!

Oh, and also...the song I used here is called "Sweet Pea" and it's by Project. I don't own the rights to the song or the band or anything, I just really really love their stuff. Hope it's ok with them that I used it >.>

Here's the linkage:

and here is the drawing itself:


PewPew Lady

Was doodling a hand/pose from a reference photo of Lady Gaga and began to come up with a fun new drawing. Lady Gaga has the weirdest sense of style but oddly enough it inspires me. Makes me think sci-fi and fantasy stuff which I like and would like to focus on more anyway.

I think I'm going to make purple webs of magic come from her left palm to her right hand fingers...maybe. I'm not sure yet. Usually my drawings go wherever they want despite my decisions beforehand.

ref pic found in a google search:


Sketchbook Fun

Life drawing is fun and all, but sometimes it's so much more fun to doodle with no goals, expectations, or "models". Doodle dump! It's like taking all the ideas piled up in a trash bin in your brain and getting them out before the dump truck passes your stop.
Ok, I'm not sure how much sense that last sentence made...I think the dump truck left before my brain goonies finished throwing out the thought. Oh well, what can ya do? Just keep on trucking.

What's up with me and trash and trucks today?

Anyway, I charged my camera and had fun playing with the macro feature taking pictures of my sketchbook. I hope they are as fun for you to look at as they were for me to draw. :)