Redrawing 2011

I’ve never cared for the term “Sketch Dump” which may be why I’ve never done one on this blog, but I wanted to wrap up this year with a look back at some of my sketches, and with the hope that a little reflection will help me set sail on a productive drawing year.  I have no idea how my work is perceived by others, but to me it sometimes feels like I’ve got different drawing brains that kick into gear depending on the subject.  I’m hoping to get a little more focused in the coming year.  We’ll see… I know it’s important to step out of your comfort zone to keep developing, too.  I went for some variety here, so I hope you find something that strikes your fancy.  Happy New Year!


Malinky Robot

This is a piece of fan art for the comic Malinky Robot by Sonny Liew.   I met Sonny back in 2001 at RISD and we’ve kept in touch over the years.  He’s been much more prolific than I.  The comic that he started in 2001 has developed into a GN and will be put out by Image some time next year.  Apart from this book he’s done stuff for DC and Marvel, a very unique sequel to Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, edited a couple anthologies on the side, done some painting, and did I hear that he traveled to the moon, too?  That might be a rumor, but I wouldn’t put it past him.  My Fan Art celebrates a couple of the many colorful characters that show up in his Malinky Robot collection.  It’s a really playful comic.  And Sonny is an astounding talent.  I remember the day I met him, he cranked out a high energy dynamic one page comic about a character cutting his toenails.  Brilliant!  Here’s the link to the guest artist site: You’ll be rewarded with some stunning illustrations if you follow that link.  Turns out he’s friends with a bunch of movers and shakers in the comics/illustration industry.