Richard McLean Art

Mostly a Sketch Dump - But I will also post here whatever project of which I am currently working.———Click Images for Full-Rez.———

Friday, August 26, 2011

I updated the Graphic Design Page of My Portfolio Website.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Check out my newly re-launched website, share it with your friends, hire me , leave comments, whatever you want =D

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Dwarf With An Axe

I wrote a Children's book last week. Which I'm very excited about, I've been wanting to Illustrate a Children's book for years now, but I just wasn't coming up with any Ideas.
Then last week I had struck upon some inspiration and I wrote a 25–26 Illustration story.

The Story has Three Protagonists, and this is one of them. I drew quite a few iterations of "The Dwarf" until I finally got the look I wanted. It was just a little sketch, trying to figure out what he should look like, so he's a little expressionless and, I'm not exactly sure what he's doing.

I've been exploring different ways of Coloring my drawings, trying to figure out how to get "the look" that I imagine in my head onto the screen. This isn't exactly it—but it's a lot closer than my previous attempts.

(I know the image and composition are kind of dull, I was just working out what the character should look like)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I Tried Something Different

I wasn't particularly happy with the colored piece from yesterday. I plugged in my Wacom and tried a different technique. It's still not exactly what I was going for, but it is closer to what I envisioned.

When I drew him, his skin was green in my head. When I colored him yesterday, I used a plugin that helps create the Flats and it randomly assigns colors to different fill areas, and the blue that it picked for the area of his head was appealing to me, so I left him Blue yesterday—and I went with green today.

Monday, January 3, 2011

I Drew this little Guy Yesterday

Then I Colored him today, It's not exactly what I wanted, but I was happy that I found a way to color the lines.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Porkchop in Progress

I decided to color my drawing of Porkchop. It's up late because I had a work opportunity. This is an in progress image, I plan to refine it further and post either as I go, or when I finish.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Lovecraftian Nightmare

I had this dream the other night. I was in an open air marketplace, like something out of Casablanca. On a fruit and/or vegetable stand there was what appeared to be a human head in a plastic bag. The plastic, of course, obscured the details.  I held up the bag, and ripped a hole in it to get a better look and it immediately came to life.

The eyes opened and it began to scream. It forced its way out of the bag. Now that it was out of the bag I could see that the face looked like the bottom of a cockroach and a face at the same time. The "dreadlocks" of the face, and the curled up "legs" of the cockroach were actually writhing tentacles. As this horrific creature screamed, another face would form in the mouth and then come out of the mouth a fully formed identical monster, which would then begin to scream and duplicate itself in the same manner.

It was filling the street fast, and for some reason there was a carnival style midway, It had one of those games where you shoot the scary clown in the mouth with a water gun and attempt to inflate a balloon past capacity. I picked up one of the water guns and sprayed one of the Tentacled, Cockroach Monsters in the mouth. This had a two-fold effect.

First, the thing stopped screaming. Then it actually merged with one of the creatures that had spewed forth from its mouth.

Soon, the exponentially massive cockroach/face monster was back down to a single ugly mug—the dream ended shortly after.

This is my attempt to capture the essence of the hideous creature.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I once had a small water turtle. He was a daredevil (or had bad eyesight), he would jump off of anything into a bucket of water. We called him Porkchop. I don't think I got the head to body ratio correct, but I like the way this one turned out.

Pen and Pencil on Paper

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Corporate Shenanigans

Recently at work they had a meeting about an emergency preparedness fair that they were planning. My understanding is that they were discussing how to promote said fair, and someone offhandedly stated in disgust—are we really going to stick more things to the bathroom doors?! Someone suggested a flier, someone else suggested something a little different, someone else mentioned that Richard does cartooning, and thus an assignment was born. This is what I came up with. 

I must add that trying to make emergency preparedness funny is no easy task. Every Idea that I came up with was—not politically correct. Even this one. Think about it. A freak show? You just can't do that kind of funny anymore. But they distributed this to everyone in the company yesterday, on a flier of my design, with all the pertinent detail located on the back in official company colors.

The type is a little small on screen, but it works in person..

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Purple Elf

More Work Doodling.