Journey

I have created several larger creative projects over the years, but for each one completed, several others were started, then eventually tucked away to sleep soundly, to potentially be re-awakened at some future time.

Though I am not currently planning on sharing these incomplete projects, I have decided to resume one alongside my current Star Trek Project. It was intended as a webcomic where I could explore creative ideas in a relatively pure and uninhibited manner. It would be a place to improve my art, but also explore the ways in which visual art and written language could be combined. I tentatively named it Journey, to reflect its broad nature, and avoid prematurely narrowing the focus of its content.

I have decided to resume this project because the main reason I have wanted to improve my art was so I could use it as a medium to tell stories. I have always been more interested in becoming a ‘storyteller’ than an ‘artist;’ though in reality, these labels have little meaning.

In any event, I will be posting the first 16 pages I have already made–a mixture of art and writing–and will continue adding to it as I can, while still continuing on my Star Trek Project.

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Early Art: Digital Fanart

Here are a few pieces of digital fan art I created in 2006 & 2007. All were digitally painted using Photoshop.

The portrait of Geordi is one of the best pieces I think I have ever done (perhaps better than some of my recent work), but it certainly took a while and I am now trying to both improve the work I produce, but also am actively trying to shift my style and workflow to be faster and less rigid.

The works feature: Jeffrey Sinclair from Babylon 5 (which I plan to do more fan art of in the future), a scene from Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, and Morpheus from The Matrix.Geordi La Forge - digital painting

Babylon 5 - Jeffrey Sinclair - digital painting

Scene from Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - digital painting

Morpheus from The Matrix - digital painting

Four Disney Artists Paint the Same Tree in Their Own Styles

I’ve only posted one other inspirational/educational video featuring other artists– The Three Amigos Watercolour Painting, and have been meaning to share this one for a while as well.

It shows four different early-era Disney artists painting the same tree in their own unique styles, and how they find common ground working on the same film together.

Certainly ‘historical,’ it is an interesting watch.

* A little reminder again to those seeing this by e-mail: the embedded YouTube video won’t appear by e-mail, and you will have to come directly to the site to watch.

Early Art: Oriental Figure

I honestly cannot remember what reference I drew this from (or when it was, being a few years ago). It is possible it is fan art, but I vaguely recall taking a photo of a statue, and drawing from it. I do not use the term ‘oriental’ with any kind of implied colonial-centric offence, but rather as a reflection of the historical overtones and style this specific piece implies to me.

Oriental figure, man with beard - ink line art