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July 27, 2016

The Interview


October 18, 2015

Concepts: Masked Man

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April 13, 2015

Full Stop | [observe hominid aberration]

Graphite on paper, colored in Adobe Photoshop ~ 250 minutes. Click HERE for an animation showing how the piece came together.

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A horned figure slinks from the shadows...

INT. ABANDONED PROMENADE – NIGHT

a SENTRY BOT grinds along it’s path, cutting a wedge of light into the dim tiled walkway. A multitude of  sensors scan the walls, penetrating crevices, looking for signs of trouble or structural hazards. It stops, chirping excitedly to itself. A single light is illuminating bare toes. A WOMAN steps forward out of the shadows.

WOMAN

Route please.

The sentry bot retreats a foot along it’s track, emitting a cacophony of tonal laments.

SENTRY BOT

Observe biped! This corridor is maintained by the Kaska Rendering Authority! Your admission is unanticipated!

The blackened surface of the sentry bot begins to change. More lights blink open and scan across the woman’s tall form.

WOMAN

Route...

The woman cranes her neck around the bot as it’s warnings continue. It’s light dimly illuminates a tiled archway above her head. Plants have broken through the tile and dangle just out of reach. A light flashes near her face, dazzling her eyes. She’s been photographed.

WOMAN

Please?

SENTRY BOT

Comply: West, 11 kilometers. Junction. North,  4 Kilometers. Junction. West, 210 kilometers...

WOMAN

Total time until sunrise?

SENTRY BOT

Comply: 48 Earth minutes. 172 Vuhla minutes. 211 Dygon minutes...

WOMAN

What’s my status?

SENTRY BOT

Comply: Observations indicate refugee fleeing the Greater Crucible Territories. Refugee status is non-compliant.  Compliance is mandatory. Please observe the following directives...

The woman has stepped back into the shadows, disappearing from sight. The sentry bot ceases to speak and initiates a broad scan of the immediate area. Eventually it determines that it is alone. A soft cooing whispers through it’s speaker grates. Sharply, it swivels it’s camera’s back to the path and begins to pickup speed. In the darkness, red eyes blink open and watch it disappear down a tunnel.


March 27, 2015

The Bird

Graphite on paper, colored in Adobe Photoshop ~ 180 minutes

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EXT. SPLIT-FORK BATTLEFIELD – NIGHT

CLEOPATRA OTTIN slams into the crumbling facade, taking cover as a barrage of c-beams pass overhead. She holds her breath against the reek of burned-hair, counting to 10 before gasping in lungfuls of air.

CLEOPATRA

You lucky bitch!

Her RADIO chimes – a few notes from her regimental chorus play flatly, announcing a company wide directive.

RADIO

Bunker, bunker, bunker! All assets clear to the edge – we are live fire in 30 seconds! That means you Otty – you’re 15 yards South West. Move your ass, yesterday!

Cleopatra crouches low, peering through a gap in the wall. The enemy’s advance scouts are running at a half-crouch, but not directly towards her. She keys her radio on.

CLEOPATRA

Command – I have 4 pigs left. Permission to deploy?

RADIO

Negative! You have sub-20 seconds to clear that grid. MOVE!

Cleopatra is already unboxing the detonators. Stringing the 4 together she cranks a time-delay dial and spits out a mouthful of dust. Reaching behind her she unclips her bra-strap and slinks each arm free, then pulls the bra loose and hangs it over the top of the wall, visible to the enemy. She grins wide and pats the nestle of wires and explosives at her feet before taking off for the battlefield’s edge.


March 22, 2013

Perelia Quinn lies in wait

Graphite sketch with Adobe Photoshop colors ~ 250 minutes

The girl with the shock of white hair checks her watch again...

INT. CAPPELLA BLOCK RELAY TUNNEL – NIGHT

PERELIA QUINN fidgets, waiting for her mark. Capella Block’s residents rush around her, snaking between stacks of garbage and freestanding utility pylons. Craning her neck she can see the wide mouth of the West vehicle entrance.  A single-carry takes the corner too fast, it’s rimless wheels chirping across the pavement. It slams to a stop in front of a noodle-shop, and the driver tumbles out into the street. Pretending to yawn, PERELIA raises a wired microphone to her lips, concealed neatly in her palm.

PERELIA

He’s back. He’s had more to drink.

RADIO

You don’t say? How’s that poor bastard even standing?

The man in the street turns sharply and tumbles over his own feet. Falling to his knees he lets out a vicious curse before lurching upright again.

CORILLA

He’s not, really. What do you want me to do?

RADIO

Sober him up. The quick way.


March 17, 2013

Break-time in Tunnel K

I drew this late last year and am only now getting around to coloring it. I labored over what to do with the gizmo behind him; I’m still thinking about going in and fleshing out the details of that structure a bit more. Right now it sort of looks like it has googly-eyes. Why the near-monotone green? It was St. Patrick’s Day. Graphite sketch with Adobe Photoshop colors ~ 200 minutes

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March 30, 2012

Graphite and Photoshop ~ 250 minutes


March 17, 2012

Fancy! ~ 80 minutes


March 8, 2012

Decided to follow through and actually color this one. Graphite and Photoshop ~ 200 minutes


January 15, 2012

There’s a certain angle that makes it difficult for me to not make ears look Elfin. So… I ran with it. ~ 100 minutes


January 4, 2012

Hah! I found this in an older sketchpad today – this must be from around 2008. I really like the direction it was headed in, and don’t have any idea why I didn’t work on it a bit more. The idea was that the woman had escaped from a horde of elderly zombies, and still had their dentures clinging to her clothing. Also she has adult braces (click the image for a closer look), which sorta tied into the whole dentures thing… ~ 50 minutes


December 27, 2011

I typically stick to line art, but am slowly trying to branch out and find ways to draw in a more painterly fashion, if that makes any sense.  Subject-wise, I drew most of this while re-watching a few of the Harry Potter films, so drawing a naked cauldron lady was an obvious choice. ~ 180 minutes


December 10, 2011

I really don’t like this one. I don’t think the drawing itself is particularly awful, but that hair? And the sweatband thing? Terrible fashion sense. ~ 75 minutes


November 27, 2011


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October 16, 2011

100th post! Given the time, I’m going to begin adding color and background elements to these. graphite ~ 75 minutes


October 12, 2011