Thursday, April 30, 2009

Barbarian Marker Sketch

Here's a marker sketch I worked on off-and-on all day yesterday. I had forgotten how fun markers can be, but I have a limited range of colors, so I couldn't go too crazy. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Korgoth: "The Thinker" of Barbaria

I really should be painting but this sketch just kind of got out of hand.

"Korgoth of Barbaria" was one show which really should have gotten more than just a pilot.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Round Six: Barbarians. OPEN!

Hey fellow SketchyScribblers, Round Six: Barbarians is now open!

If anyone feels like doing anything for any of the previous rounds, feel free. As always, be sure to label your post with the Round and your name for the archive and the labels tabs.

Alright, enough talking, sketch away!


All these great classic movie monsters and no zombies?!
Hope this makes up for that Crapula drawing.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Ben Cohen Ink: My Patton Sense Is Tingling

Ben Cohen Ink: My Patton Sense Is Tingling

Round Five

Round Five

Hank Williams III

EDIT: Not sure how to put this back in the previous section? Backdate it?

Showed this blog to a friend (Matt Paradigm) a few weeks ago and in response to the Rock n' Roll excess challenge he sketched Hank Williams III (country excess?) in my sketchbook. I inked it a few days ago and scanned it today.

Not sure if that is breaking the rules but oh well.

Thanks for all the painting tips!!!

Nosferatu??... Shirtless…

I hope I’m not offending anyone by posting so often, if so please tell me. I’m just having a lot of fun with this, and I hope everyone else is too. I did this one while having a smoke outside on this nice hot day. Done with pieces of old dried wood mulch stuff, on the slate walkway in front of my parents house.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Always wonder how much process you guys go through before posting your work (?) I know these are supposed to be sketchy but most of us scribble a few variations before settling on something.

Instead of multiplying my drawing over my painting I lowered the opacity of the layers I was painting on to see my drawing below. I didn't want to include my original sketch in the painting at all but I ended up painting in too many outlines anyways. Painting in photoshop is like using markers more than it is like using real paint.

Still trying to get some kind of workflow I am comfortable with.

Frankenstein’s… take 2

If I had a life I wouldn’t do as many…

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dr. Jeckyll, I presume.

Still learning how to digitally paint well / fast. This took farrr too long and I am not very happy with it.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Vampire drawing I did in between pencilling and inking this weeks Learning Well strip. Came out okay. I'll thank Dr Sketchy's for reminding me to loosen up already.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Frank 'n Bride

I had some free time so I figured I’d pop another one out. It started as a sketch at work then I decided to scan it in and practice my photoshop coloring. Frank’s colors came out too muddy for my taste.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Giant Gila Monster

Don't try to run. It knows you are there, it can taste your fear with its tongue. Or at least your mild shock as you think, "Is that a really big gila monster?" Say goodbye to your vehicle, because nothing enrages the gila monster more than hot rods driven by cocky young teenagers.

So maybe its not a classic monster, but I felt it deserved to be honored with a poorly rendered sketch, at least.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


I was inspired by your bad ass’ery Ben! I downloaded Alchemy and gave it a go, I like it. It’s different and takes a little bit to getting use to, but it’s fun! Thanks for the link to download it.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Nosfera 2 (man, that's bad)

...This one was done with Alchemy Alpha 7.0 with just a slight color tweak in Adobe Photoshop afterwards. I promise I'll do a different monster next time...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Nosferatu...a symphony of terror

I'm definitely in the horrible undead monster school of thought when it comes to vampires. It's much closer to their mythological origins than a lame book by a syphilitic (and Count Orlock was way scarier than fancy pants Dracula anyway)...