Showing posts with label Speedpaints. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Speedpaints. Show all posts

Thursday, March 08, 2012


Not sure what it is, other than the result of playing around in Photoshop for an hour or so. Obviously the title does not refer to the DC Comics character of the same name. I am happy with the color palette, which is a bit more desaturated than usual.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Fire Burning

I decided to try adding a little animation to the last painting. Very crude, but it was fun to play with.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


After a long break from the digital paintbrush I finally set aside an hour or two for a sketch in Photoshop. Hope to do it again one day!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Dune Buggy

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Another old speedpaint from the archives.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Knight 3

This is another digital sketch of a knight I did back around the same time this one and this one were done. Not sure why I never posted it but better late than never I guess. Done in Photoshop.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sergeant Dan - SPACE RANGER!

Here's another painting I found lurking on the hard drive - an imaginary Pulp cover for a character that never existed. It was a lot of fun recreating the painting and typography style of the old pulps. Hope you dig it!

On another, more timely note, Fantastic Four #585 is in stores today! Look for the Alan Davis cover pictured below.

Have a great Thanksgiving holiday everyone!

Friday, September 03, 2010


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There's no story behind this one. It's just an old speedpaint from the archives (also known as my hard drive) - some sort of Druidy guy out for a stroll. Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sci Fi Scene

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As I mentioned in my last time, I have a few more warm up/speedpaints to post. Most of the time when I start these, I have no idea what they will turn out to be and I just make it up as I go along. This one ended up as some sort of Science Fiction Blade Runner riff. Definitely a change of pace from the various knights I've been painting (although I have another one of those waiting in the wings).

Friday, March 12, 2010

Knight 2

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Another quick warm up painting from earlier this week. I've got a few more I'll be posting next week.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Face Time

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I wanted to try to get one more post in for this year, so here's something I did a while back to practice painting faces. Have a great 2010 everyone!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


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It's a little late for Halloween, but hopefully you'll enjoy this shot of Frankenstein's monster anyway. Not that it means anything, but this is the first painting I've done in Photoshop CS4. I haven't noticed a whole lot of difference from CS3, other than the rotate canvas feature which is completely awesome (even though I don't think I ever used it on this particular piece).

And just because I kind of liked the way it turned out, here's a detail of the face:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Spanish Conquistador

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I found this on my hard drive while looking for something new to post. I don't think I've ever put this one up on the blog. I remember doing this one afternoon - probably spent 2-3 hours on it. Done in Photoshop CS3.

Friday, September 25, 2009


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A quick doodle this afternoon just for a change of pace - and a chance to try out some new brushes.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Green Girl

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Just for fun I did a very quick copy of a Jack Faragasso painting. The original has a great painterly quality I wanted to try to emulate digitally. I also love the unexpected color choices. It reminds me of something Harley Brown says - that if you get the values right, the eye will accept the unlikeliest colors.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Victorian Detective

I know you're all waiting breathlessly for the cover process step-by-step I promised, and though I am working on it, it's not done yet. So in the meantime here's another old concept painting I did that is either Sherlock Holmes or Simon Archard (or maybe a little bit of both) -

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Friday, January 02, 2009

Boba Fett!

After ending 2008 with a total hard drive meltdown, I'm back up and running for the new year. I didn't lose everything, but I did lose quite a bit of non-critical data that I was lazy about properly backing up. Lesson learned (the hard way). Anyway, here's a Boba Fett painting I did about a month ago to kick off 2009. Happy New Year everybody!

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Alchemy Space Lizard!

In a previous post I mentioned Alchemy - a free sketching program that is geared toward spontaneous visual experimentation, and since then I've spent the past several weeks slowly transforming an Alchemy sketch into a finished painting. I say slowly because as usual, I only work on stuff like this a little bit at a time - usually 10 or 15 minutes in the morning while I'm trying to wake up.

Here's the initial Alchemy sketch. It's not totally arbitrary in that you can get certain shapes to go in specific directions as you draw, but a lot of what happens is completely random. In this case it is supposed to represent some sort of armored soldier -

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I used this as the starting point for the painting below and as you can see, quite a bit of what was in the initial sketch survived to the finished piece.

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What's cool is that there are dynamics with the shapes and how they interact that I would have never come up with on my own and I think they add a lot of visual interest. On the other hand, none of it looks very practical and I would hate to have to attempt to draw that armor over and over and from different angles.

Also - Alchemy Space Lizard would be a kick-ass name for a band.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Overpass Assault

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Another dopey speedpainting done over the course of the last week or so. No story behind this one - it was just done for fun and as a warmup before painting some covers.

Now I'm going to tempt fate and again attempt to show you an animated version that condenses the 2 hours or so of painting time into about 15 seconds. It didn't work out too well the last time I tried this, so let's see what happens today.

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