Thursday, December 31, 2009

Paul Nison Sketch

A quick sketch of Paul Nison, as seen while watching a youtube video.


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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

From The Horse's Mouth

From The Horse's Mouth

If you look a couple post prior, you'll see the quick sketch that gave birth to this fun design.

I'm having fun creating a bunch of gear with this and 2 more variations in my Zazzle shop (which you can see more of in the side bar).



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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pavoratti

Today's random sketch: Pavoratti

... with his sad, soul-full eyes.




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Random Sketch

I found this cardboard moleskin sketch book that I plan on basically doodle into at random, with whatever pops into my mind at the time.

Today's random sketch:



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Monday, December 28, 2009

IF - Pioneer

This weeks Friday Illustration theme: Pioneers.

Pioneers of their time, here is the Bleriot XI, from very early 1900s.

The sky is actually blue with colored pencil in this illo, though the scanner did not pick it up.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

I just realized I still had the Thanksgiving card on the side bar... and it's only 2 weeks till Christmas! opps, to say the least.

Here then is one of the new Christmas cards, now available in about a dozen languages for both Christmas and New Year's.










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Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's the end of the year !
Are we all crazy yet ???

I know it's been a bit of a ride lately, so I am glad for the illusion of a new beginning, he, he.

The image featured is:

Aspen Folly
shown as 11x14 framed print
ink, color pencil, watercolor




Part of the Great Outdoors series currently on display at a local restaurant in Longmont, CO. When I get a picture of the entire wall, I'll come back and post it here.

I am also running a couple fun Holiday Specials where you can get fre-e 8x11 in. unframed prints of your choice.

So far there are 10 peices to choose from.
See all details here: Fun Specials


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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ready For Color

I like to layout a story when I'm done, just for the satisfaction of seeing it whole. This is the 2nd out of 3 stories for A Cappella v.3, now ready for watercolor.



Notice the feet warmer below the table... no doubt dreaming about his upcoming fame for being a featured character in this story.






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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

IF - Music

My nephew asked me to make him an avatar for his online activity, and since he plays the trombone, it's perfect for this week's Illustration Friday: Music.



Thursday, November 19, 2009

Stanley the Sloth

I had fun this morning expanding my Stanley the Sloth line with more Tees, stickers, and magnets. Furthermore, I am placing the ENTIRE line of Sloth on Sale for the Holidays.

Sloth -Slow Down magnet

Sloth -Why Rush? shirt


See the rest at my Zazzle store or see Holiday Sale section on the right.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

IF - Unbalanced



We always hear about the State having to deal with unbalanced budget... I wonder, does Santa ever have to deal with an unbalanced list?

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Story Pages

Got to stay home and draw today, making it a good day by all accounts.

Working on A Cappella vol.3. Here are a couple frames for story no.2, as yet untitled.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Today's Best Award

I just got my 2nd Today's Best Award for a stamp made with that little truck I posted yesterday. Here is what it looks like:
Vintage Truck v.1 stamp

Pretty cool!....


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Monday, November 09, 2009

A Boat And A Truck

A couple quick sketches done for the fun of it.
Rather like the truck, actually.



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Thursday, November 05, 2009

A Cappella vol.3 part VII

pages 19-22, concluding this story.

Vol. 1 & 2 have been published in b&w and are available from my site, on the Comic Book page: RiverbyNight.com


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Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Cappella vol.3 part V

Since the story is now completed -apart for a little cleaning here and there- I will post the rest in color.

Done in watercolor.
And yes, what is white remains white.
Only the backgrounds are colored, along with hair of the main character and a few shadow spots on her clothing. All the rest: white.
Actually makes for a neat overall look. I might post random images from previous books so you can see how each story has a dominant color.
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Cappelle vol.3 part II

A Cappella vol.3 page layouts.

Continuing with pages 4-6

By the way, the final pages will be done in watercolor, and there are text boxes here and there that are yet to be added.


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Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Cappella vol.3

I've been working on volume 3 of my A Cappella series lately, with a couple stories almost completed. (See side panel for linked banner)

Here then is the first story, as yet untitled: pages 1-3


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Thursday, October 15, 2009

IF - Flying

IF Theme: FLYING.

It occured to me that sometimes while riding my scooter, I feel like I could just take off flying.

This is a little idea I am working on to illustrate that feeling. I actually want to take it a little further into the distortion -not visible enough in this one- to really get the sense of stretching out to reach up into the air.

So, work in progress, and pretty pleased with this first one.


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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

1965 Pontiac GTO

Looking through my sketchbook, I found this 1965 Pontiac GTO I drew a while back, and thought it would look great in my Zazzle shop.

Here is the original drawing, colored with color pencils:

...and, here it is again after redrawing the windshield and a little magic with Photoshop:


Come see it in Zazzle Gallery.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wind, Vulture, And Death

That's funny that these three symbols should be done together... they could make up a good story, if you think about it a little.

Mayan symbols for: Wind, Vulture, and Death, in that order.



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Friday, October 02, 2009

Last of the Mayan Series

Here is the last of the Mayan series, at least for a while. I think I'm over this for now.

It's been a lot of fun drawing and coloring these figures and designs, and now I am ready for something completely different.

These will follow the rest onto my Zazzle Gallery under the "Mayan Designs" category off course.

Oh, and even though I am done drawing this series, I might post a few more of the Mayan Days designs that have not been shown here yet.

Ok, so here goes:

The God Tezcalipoca, a warrior and a woman.


(hmm... did not mean to have the guys come out so small....)

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

IF - Pattern

It's high time I got back on the Illustration Friday wagon... so I checked in to see what this week's theme was and it's "Pattern."

That immediately got me thinking about a few ink doodle patterns I had in one little book, and went looking for them. I'm glad I did. I think I might play with them as background for other artwork.

Here are my 2 favorite Patterns:


And, with all these leaves and trees, you know Fall is here.
So here is a new Thanksgiving card for the season:

From: RiverbyNight's Card Store

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