Category Archives: Wip

The Enemy’s Gate is Down – Ender in the Battle Room, WIP 1



It’s been a while since I’ve posted any real attempts at artwork.  Colors! paintings don’t count, not because Colors! isn’t a real app, but because those are more of an attempt just to make myself do some kind of art. Sometimes I get that icky “there’s no way I’ll ever have enough time to devote to being good, so whatever I produce is going to be crap” feeling. It’s horrible. I want to paint, need it so much it’s a physical feeling, but something stops me from starting.

That’s where WTCFF comes in. Thank God I have him around to believe in me. I tell him I’m in a slump, and he plays coach and cheerleader. He reminds me that I paint because I love it, and he gives me an assignment. And he follows up to make sure I’m doing it :) When I told him I was stuck again, he gave me this assignment: Ender’s Game. The formic queen OR the battle room. GO! Continue Reading →

Finished! – Diana in Snow

I finished a painting!  well, finished as it will be for a while.  nothing is ever truly finished.  :)   The new Cintiq makes things soooo much easier.   I also installed WordPress 2.7 tonight and am debating creating a new theme.

Diana in Snow

Diana in Snow

A Hiro Story, WIP Part 2

just got home from the holidays and started on panel 2. i am discovering that it’s tough to do a squint on a toddler without making him look wrinkled. but i did find a few resources after i closed the file for the night, so i will probably make some tweaks tomorrow. think i need to make the eyes/eyebrows less relaxed. here’s a link to some photos of grown up Hiro.

WIP – A Hiro Story

my friend’s little guy could totally be Hiro Nakamura’s mini-me. today over chat we came up with a fun little comic involving the Hiro mini-me and Thomas the Tank Engine. i’m flipping between Painter X and Photoshop, and this is my first piece on the new Cintiq, which i LOVE. i can’t wait to do more on this, but here’s the WIP so far on panel 1 (there will be 6 in all)

WIP – MYFX #99 – “Flight”

i probably won’t get this in on time because of holiday travel (deadline is Nov 27th midnight GMT), but if i was going to decide to do it i needed to get at least one WIP in today and one tomorrow and final tuesday.  eek.

Theme is “Flight” – ok, here’s my goofy take on this.  concept is little alien kid playing with his toy starship, sort of 1950′s american style clothes and toy.  (i told you it was goofy!)

that grin – WIP

this the first step in a portrait of d – photo reference from when he was younger.  he looks much more like a teenager than a little boy now and it’s much harder to take his picture nowadays, usually has to involve some sort of bribery :P