Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More Coffee Sketches

Going Postal:

This is the most recent spread for a project Postal Sketches, where several artist friends mail a sketchbook between each other, drawing up some inspiration from the previous pages. I had forgotten to link to the blog this whole time! Be sure to check it out though. Great fun to see what develops in the sketchbook and keep in contact in such an old school way-- go snail mail!

I decided to stick to using ink and coffee for this spread since I've been using it as my medium of choice in my own sketchbook these days. Check out below some recent doodles from a trip to San Fransisco's Alternative Press Expo (APE) and around my own town's coffee shops.

... subsequent sketches to come in more frequent posts :]

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Comics and Coffeestains

Attention Space Cadets:

I recently teamed up with old college pal Ralph Miranda to submit pages for this contest put up by Frank Cho and Doug Murray. Essentially a pencil and ink test, 6 pages of script were provided by Murray and character designs by Cho. The winner would score a contract to do the series published through Image Comics.
Thanks to nuggets of wisdom imparted from Art and Story and a fellow comic buddy at my side, we were able to submit all the pages in just about a weeks time.
Finalists will be chosen at Baltimore Comic-Con on 10/11 and winner 21 days after. To see all six pages of our entry, check it out here.

Clumsy Coffee

As frequenter of coffee and tea shops, I found myself without my watercolor kit one day-- but found a great alternative! I later found a series that superstar illustrator Christoph Niemann did on napkins and later some more by digital matte artist Mitchel Stuart . It's sparked some ideas to do a sort of meta-aware story of characters that live in a coffestained sketchbook world. I think something many creative types might relate to well with our addic-- err love, for the drink~