Ink Spirit – Pencil and Ink Comparison

I’ve been doing character designs for a project I’m working on called “Ghost Squirrel.” I’ve posted some pencil sketches of the villain characters and I’ll do a big post of all the finished color work in a bit.

Since I got sick of drawing everybody just standing around being vaguely happy, I decided to make things more interesting by putting this design in a landscape.

pen and ink illustration of female fantasy creature in mountain landscape set at twilight

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A Villain Guppy – Pencil Sketches

Unsorted and unedited ideas for a female fish character (and some other random doodle bull guy who got in there).  Her name is Barbed Guppy.

Idol in the Woods

Teaser image for an upcoming project (either animation or comic).  The illustration features a carved wood sculpture of a local woods’ guardian. 

pen and ink illustration with digital color showing a nighttime scene of a creepy wood idol on a stump in the woodsI don’t think I’ve ever done a nighttime scene before – working with a dark color scheme is fun!

Comic – Circus Insurance

UPDATE: This is the old version of the comic.  The finial version can be found here.

A six page color comic informally called “Circus Insurance”

Comic book page showing an exterior of a house with a circus in the background, then a close up of a stressed pigeon comic book page showing a sequence where man watching a newscast about an escaped lion hears a sound at the door.  He prepares to attack the intruder. comic book page showing man opening door to reveal lion eating his pet pigeon. comic book page showing man running away from door to take refuge in the kitchen only to be greeted by a golden monkey comic book page revealing that there are three golden monkeys in the kitchen.  They hand the man a card saying "Circus Insurance" and then go to attack the lion Comic book page showing one of the monkeys throwing a grenade at the lion.  The man ducks down as the explosion hits.  When the smoke clears, he calls the number on the card


Comic Book – Character Design

A large nosed, fuzzy-bathrobe-wearing man with big sideburns and bigger feet.  Also known as the original drawing of the main character who shows up in Circus Insurance.

pencil sketch of large nosed, sideburn and fuzzy house robe wearing man with big feet.

Disney Clean Up Sample

Some samples from a animation clean up assignment I’m working on.

Pinocchio Frame 32 – Original

Pinocchio Frame 32 – Clean Up
Pinocchio Frame 24 – Original
Pinocchio Frame 24 – Clean Up
Pinocchio Frame 9 – Original
Pinocchio Frame 9 – Clean Up

Original Animation – Lip Sync

Audio is Marlene Dietrich saying “Oh, shut up!”

This may or my not be from the film Witness for the Prosecution.  I cannot confirm or deny this because I’ve, alas, yet to see the movie.
As an additional random note: I based the angry lady’s appearance on Louise Brooks as Lulu from Pandora’s Box.