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

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mr. Squishy that I drew for a G.U.R.P.S. Supers campaign that I'll be playing soon. This Squishy is not a strictly canon version—well... he is if you understand my macro-story for Squish.

As for a Character Description—I started writing and what came out was a transcript of answers, given in an interview type situation, as follows.


My name? Well... I don't know my real name. Most folks just call me Mr. Squishy. Squish for short.

Don't ask, I know the question—it's always the same—I don't know where I came from, I don't even know what I am.

I have some memories that feel like they're from another era, always just out of reach—like a dream that's fading away.

Look, I don't know why you want to interview me, I'm no hero—I only hang around these guys because they don't treat me like the freak of nature that I am.

I like Candlelight Dinners and Long Walks on the Beach—no not really.
I like to see what I'm eating, and if you think you have sand everywhere after visiting the beach...

Well look at me, no one even knows what I'm made of—I've been probed and prodded and studied a LOT—I've exhibited properties of non-Newtonian fluids, complex fluids, Herschel-Bulkley fluids, and Bingham plastics just to name a few, but they still don't have any Idea what I am.

Did you know I'm this same stuff all throughout my body? Yeah, no internal organs—no heart, no liver, not even a brain! How do I even function! Even these clothes appear to be part of me, or at least made of the same stuff I am. I mean, I'm fully functional underneath, they do come off, it's not like I'm sitting here in the buff.

I swear though, it's enough to give one a complex.

Uhh—I'm pretty good with electronics, though I prefer things that are more mechanical.
I like swing music and Zoot suits—maybe I lived in the 20's who knows, I certainly don't.

No, no, no, no, no, NO—I will NOT talk about the toaster incident—this interview is over..

Friday, February 20, 2009

Tin Foil Hat

Mr. Squishy and Moo, this was the pre-viz for this comic.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Journey

I don't know what it is about these adventuring images, but I likes 'em.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Squishy Computing

Mr. Squishy on the Computer. I think I was starting a comic and I wasn't happy with the expression or posture...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Another random doodle, what's his story? I don't know. Maybe someone asked him if he wanted to play Savage Worlds and he said, "Exactly."

Monday, February 16, 2009


This guy ended up looking like a hobbit to me.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bird Man

I don't know what he's "Hawking", but I'm not sure I want any. Another PEN drawing.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fly Me to the Moon

I work for a transit company, so obviously I had to draw a Flying Bus. Also, I like drawing stylized moons. 

You may notice that this image is Drawn in pen, whereas most of the other pictures are pencil. 

For years I drew almost exclusively with Pencil and then would Ink the Final outcome. Then For Years I decided I liked drawing with just the pen. Then one day I picked up a pencil again and remembered how nice it is to be able to erase and refine the line a little more. 

Currently I mostly draw in pencil and use the computer to turn the pencils into the Inks. This gives a nice solid black image, with the character of the original drawing still intact. Inking a drawing tends to sterilize (and can numb the mind as well)—killing the life originally captured. 

Interestingly enough, this is this very method that gives certain classic Disney movies that look I absolutely love. Ub Iwerks is the genius behind Disney using Xerox to take Pencils directly to Ink. 

Sleeping Beauty was lavishly produced, and it shows—it's a gorgeous film, but commercially it didn't do well. Money was tight at the studio and using the newly invented Xerox technology allowed movies to be produced at a lower cost. Without it, Disney would not have had the Budget to keep making Commercially Viable Films. It also Gave 101 Dalmatians, The Sword in the Stone, The Jungle Book, Aristocats, Robin Hood, & The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh that Wonderful, Sketchy, Organic Feel. 

(I think The Tigger Movie, Piglet's BIG Movie, and the animated Short John Henry used a Computerized, Scanner Based Version of the same Method to keep that same Natural, Raw, Living look) 

To see more of what I've been doing with pencils as Inks, check out my Webcomic: Squishy. Also, if some generous person that is beter at the CSS than myself would like to help me with my webcomic, I have a Wordpress version of the Squishy Comic that I'm trying to get up and running. 

(Wow, I didn't think a doodle of a bus would lead me to that long of a post.)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Oui Oui

I don't know why, but I often end up doodling these Stereotypical French Artist Types.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Greetings Traveler

Sometimes I start drawing and then I don't know what to do with my hands. You may have noticed that I have a couple gestures that repeat themselves over and over. This is one area in which I really need to expand my horizons as an artist. One thing I miss about being at School, is the way that it continually pushed me to be a better artist, sometimes I feel like I'm really stagnant.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I'm not terribly happy with this one. The Perspective is wrong, my foreshortening is not quite right—especially on the sword. Yeah, that's a sword he's holding. I remember having this cool Idea in my head when I started this one, but it fell apart the more I drew. I don't even remember what the cool Idea was. Oh Well.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Pidoh-pidoh & Doug

There is a children's book in this one, I'm still working on the story—alright, this is the extent of the story, but I was thinking of writing a children's book when I drew it.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Hello Giant!

I was browsing my Sketch Book and realized that there were quite a few images that I had not uploaded to the Blog. So, I'm going to be posting fairly regularly for the next week or so, I suppose.