Appropos to my art post from last week, here's a revamped illustration of Nalfon Khartz, one of my original characters. Unlike Kargo, his moody counterpart, Nalfon is almost always cheerful and optimistic, in addition to loyal and compassionate, he hates wearing his armor, and is a simple child of nature. What I really enjoyed about… Continue reading Nalfon 2017
A weighty and dangerous downfall of humankind is the need to always be right, even in the smallest of matters, and more so in the greatest, to avoid looking foolish, but refusing to accept that one is at times—even in the most urgent of business—wrong, is a trap which leads to isolation from people… Continue reading Protests, Riots, and Divisive Politics
Drawn a couple years ago now, but I do remember wanting to present a broader nose and plainer face than I usually draw. I probably need to revisit this character and update his design. Love you forever, Nal! RIP.
For the most part, I do a lot of work in Copic marker; I'd say that's my media of choice. Though I'm far from a master at it, it's also the tool I'm most comfortable with. However, occasionally, I enjoy branching out, and watercolor is one of my go-to alternatives. It's a difficult media to… Continue reading Bearkiller
Photographs aren’t what they used to be No longer rediscovered spilling from old shoe boxes Sealed in envelopes pressed with lip stains, remnants of Abandoned love. They clutter on the screen where they collect No dust. I found photos of us Old photos of us Young and laughing, arm in arm, together. Even then, we… Continue reading Photos
As children, we are taught that justice always prevails, and at the time, we have no reason to doubt this, as our parents play the role of mediator in all disputes. They do the best they can, and we trust them. It’s not until we become adults that we realize true, ideal justice is much… Continue reading Justice
Joey and Kargo
A quickish marker sketch I did to explore the different facial features between three similar- looking characters. A common complaint made by those who don't care for the anime-type style is that all the faces look the same, and indeed they CAN; however, one of my favorite aspects about this style is that the slightest… Continue reading Phases of Death
Some work with pens. I've always prided myself on my crosshatching, but lately it seems I'm a bit out of practice. I hope to make drastic improvements to my style in the new year.
As the new year begins, I find myself contemplating art. Though we’ve all heard that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and art is subjective, I’ve come to discover that art—and its value, both intrinsic and sentimental—is even more complex than I originally thought. Having attended art school, I’d like to think I… Continue reading Art