In this entry, I want to feature digital (and possibly 'analog') drawings I've done. These are far more 'fleshed out' than the sketches done for Today in Art & Design History. Though I do most of my work digitally, I do not trace my subjects.
The process for creating these pieces is somewhat complex. I start with a rough sketch. After refining that sketch, I begin the final drawing by placing the sketch and adding light and shadow with a custom 'charcoal' brush in Photoshop.
This piece, Medico della Peste, was created after I watched an episode of Ghost Adventures from Poveglia Island in Italy.
Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) from the CW show Supernatural loves his brother Sam, his 1967 Impala, and pie. In this piece, titled "A Little Slice of Heaven" Dean is enjoying a hot slice of apple pie and chilly vanilla ice cream.
I call this piece The Enigmatic Dr. Scully. The X-Files is my favorite television show of all time, possibly my favorite fandom. There's something so real in the relationship between Mulder and Scully. In the episode Bad Blood, Scully says, "What do you mean you want me to do another autopsy?! And why do I have to do it right now? I just spent hours on my feet doing an autopsy, all for you. I do it all for you, Mulder."

Here we find our loyal Scully jet lagged and disgusted, covered in fake alien blood after an 'autopsy' on a Hollywood-quality hoax. She watches Mulder leave the examiner's office and wonders why she wastes her time. But we all know why. As with Jayne (below), the most difficult part of this piece was the fabrication as no photo reference existed for what I wanted to portray.
Jayne Cobb (portrayed masterfully by Adam Baldwin) is one of the most beloved sci-fi/adventure characters in recent years. The gruff, no-nonsense "Hero of Canton" was the resident heavy aboard the ship Serenity on Joss Whedon's sadly short-lived series Firefly and subsequent film Serenity.
The most challenging part of this piece was amassing the numerous reference photos and combining them all (with a lot of imagination) into an original work.
Below: some photos of the actual print.
This piece, titled "The Boy Must Live", hails from the sci-fi television series Fringe.
Drive Angry, created for the month of February on the Silver Screen Society. Nic Cage is in his usual form in this film, stone-faced and vengeful, backed up by a '69 Charger and a pretty lady.
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