Thursday, December 29, 2011

Alex Turner Print

Print 3/6. A single block print I did for my printmaking class. I am very happy with how it came out. It has a quality that is eye catching. It was a great learning experience to carve the lino block and calculate what needed to be removed and reversed.

Female Quick Sketch

Just a quick practice of the female figure. It was during a gesture portion of a class, so the pose was only about a minute. It took me awhile to get the hang of using watercolour for gestures, but I came to really enjoy it. Anyway, this was my favourite out of all of the gestures.

Contour Self Portrait

An assignment for one of my classes. I'm pretty happy with how it came out considering I rarely do any contour drawing. The weight of the line is what really pulls it together. I might colour it later.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


One of my favourite footballers. Usually I have trouble drawing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but today I think it worked out pretty well. I'm finally pulling out of my sickness and will be updating daily again soon.

Мой город

This is one of my finals. Unfortunately I don't have a real camera, so I had to use my crappy phone camera. I am decently happy with this but I liked it better before I coloured it with watercolour. The background images are both of Moscow.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Striker 02

I can't say I'm super pleased with this. I am stumbling in photoshop again and I feel that this came out looking super amateur. I am happy with the actual drawing and the colors I choose. The background just wouldn't work out for me but oh well. I had fun drawing this concept again.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Bloody Arshavin

I've wanted to draw this picture of Arshavin's injury a couple of years ago. It's one of my favourite photographs. Anyway, I'm not very happy with how it came out. It needs much more work but I am still unsure of how to make things look finished on photoshop. Oh well.

Friday, December 16, 2011


I've recently been looking through the photos of the protests going on in Russia. I was taken by the look of pride and accomplishment in each of the protesters faces, even when they were being arrested. To show my respect I decided to do a sketch of one. I'm decently happy with it.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


This is sort of a stress relief type thing. I have a habit of doodling myself when I get overwhelmed. This time I really liked how it came out, so I ran with it. I'm pretty happy with how it came out.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Alex Turner

Finally drew something that I like. It's been a struggle keeping up with my art since finals are happening. Next semester I will be able to draw on my own more

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


A photoshop sketch. I'm not really sure how I feel about this one. I've recently been told that my art isn't terribly expressive. I thought I'd tap into the ultimate expressive tool; the hands.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Arsenal Cards

Once again, finally got around to compiling my hard summer work into one single image. I have learned a lot about skin tone through this project. I lost a lot of likeness in most of the cards and a lot of players from the sketches didn't end up to be cards because I was working on the project during the transfer season. My goal is to redo all of these eventually.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Arsenal Sketches

Finally got around to compiling all of these into one file. Obviously this is the old first team since Na$ri and Cesc are still in there along with a couple others that have left the team since. I have to say, I feel pretty accomplished seeing it all put together. It was a lot of hard work, but it was one of the best projects I have put myself to work on. Gooner till I die.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Striker (revamp)

Finally getting back in the zone with drawing again. Over winter break I plan on working on a comic about football (soccer) players. I figured redoing my original concept for a superhero type character named striker seemed like a good start. I'd be lying if I didn't say I got the inspiration for this design from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


It saddens me to admit how amateur this looks. I am trying to balance compositions more and branch out, so it's expected that I have to backtrack a little bit. It's a little cutesy compared to what I usually do. I'm still struggling with all of the brushes in photoshop.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Koscielny 5

Finally got around to doing more digital stuff. I'm learning a lot each time but I still feel very lost. I am pretty unhappy with the hair but everything else looks pretty good to me.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bloody Nose

I am extremely frustrated with this one. I am getting frustrated with all of the tediousness of digital art. I ended up cropping it a whole bunch because I was so unhappy with it. I am glad I am forcing myself to do more, though. Hopefully I can keep learning.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mertesacker & Koscielny

I've been avoiding learning how to do digital art for years now. Today I finally decided to suck it up and get on with it. I was surprised how much I already knew. Even though it's still very shaky, I feel like it's a good start. 

Punk pen sketch

A sketch I did the other day using a skinny sharpie. I'm decently happy with how it came out. Backgrounds are definitely helping my sketches lately.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


A doodle inspired by the song Antenna by Zion I. I'm enjoying the pen sketches I've been doing lately.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I can't think of another title. I found another fantastic reference picture of children in Russian military uniforms. It was a very interesting photo that stayed with me. It was also a chance to try out my hand at drawing children for once. Decently happy with how it came out.

Russian Soldier

Found an old war photo on the web. I decided to do a loose ink drawing with it. I think it came out decently. I'm slowly learning how to work backgrounds into my pieces. Anyway, Russian history is definitely interesting. Even if I don't fully understand it.

Monday, November 14, 2011


More practice of the inventing females. It came out alright I suppose.


Just a quick practice of the female form. I'm sorry if this offends anyone, it's obviously not meant to be sexual in any way. I am just rusty on inventing the female form so this was a good practice.

Punk Rock Panties

For lack of a better title, really. Anyway, this is a loose watercolor sketch. I'm messing around with compositions and female form.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Roman Boy

A doodle that came out of art history. I will always be in love with ancient Rome and all of its wonder.

Tied Up Too Tight

I've been listening to a lot of Twisted Wheel lately. Their music always gets me pumped. Anyway, I've decided I needed more ways to trick myself into getting looser. So I've started sketching with a skinny sharpie. It's been working out okay. I like how this part of the page came out, at least.

Saint Basil's Cathedral

One of my major weekpoints in art is landscapes. I thought a good way to start getting into it was to draw places I want to visit. Moscow is at the top of the list, along with this beautiful cathedral. I am decently happy with this considering I didn't get to spend much time on it. Next time I will do better.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Twisted Wheel

Another one of my favourite bands. Can't say I'm terribly happy with this one. The likeness isn't quite right and neither is the perspective. Anyway, it was another good practice. One of these days I'll draw something original. Sigh.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Last Shadow Puppets

One of my all time favourite bands. This band has a bigger place in my heart than even the Arctic Monkeys. I'm decently happy with how this came out. It's good to do pieces with more than one person in it. It's helping me a lot with proportion.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bayern Boys

A quick finepoint sharpie sketch followed up by some simple colours. My two favourite Bayern players in one picture. Decently happy with how it came out.


A late birthday present for a really good friend of mine. He's basically my brother. Anyway, I was trying to make it flowing and more gestural so I went straight into inking. I think it paid off even though the hand looks a little off.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Words cannot describe how psyched I am that Arsenal won against Chelsea in the match today! It inspired me to draw more Arsenal again. Fantastic match. Anyway, it was a good practice to do more than one figure in a piece. I'm pretty happy with this aside from the way Van Persie looks. I haven't been liking a lot of the things I've been working on lately so I haven't been updating as often. I promise to update more in the future.

Monday, October 24, 2011


A sort of self-portrait done in acrylic paint on watercolour paper. I'm decently happy with this. I needed to do something besides sketch and use markers, and it feels good to get into something a bit different. I'll probbaly be doing more pieces like this in the future.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Just a sketch I did in an attempt to get looser. I'm actually pretty happy with it. I should get messy more often.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


For lack of a better title. This looks a lot more natural than a lot of my normal sketches, so I'm decently happy with it. It's also pretty creepy which is a plus.

Koscielny sketch 4

I absolutely adore the shots taken of Koscielny at the Dortmund game after he collided with another player. Anyway, I am trying to practice facial expressions now. Hopefully soon here I'll get to more coloured works again.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Semi happy with this one. District B13 is one of my favourite action movies. Great story, great acting, and realistic blood. Anyway, this was a good practice.

Ramsey sketch

I'm decently happy with how this came out. There could have been more likeness in the face but the movement an proportions are good. Feels good to draw Arsenal players again.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


A classmate of mine kindly allowed me to take a photo to use as a reference. This was a very good practice in both perspective and hands. I'm not particularly happy with the how the hands ended up turning out, but I think the rest of it came out alright.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ryo Miyaichi sketch 2

Trying to incorporate some kind of background in my sketches. It came out alright. I'm happy with the movement of it.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


A sketch I decided to colour.... bad idea. It looked a lot better before I came in with the markers and killed it. Anyway I wanted to try my hand at some darker skin tones with the new technique I'm using. I'm also trying to practice hands and posing more. A little bit of progress there.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


More finished type work. I'm pretty happy with how this came out but I think the hatching kind of makes the background too busy. I might go back over it and make it smoother later. Congrats to the German national team on playing so well today against Turkey!


A piece done after a screenshot of one of my favourite movies. I realized that it's about the time that I need to work on more portfolio pieces with backgrounds and perspective. The perspective got away from me on a few areas as well as the colors on the shampoo bottles (I used the wrong markers). Anyway, I worked really hard on this one and I think it payed off. Done in Prismacolor markers and pencil.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lupe Fiasco

I'm really happy with how this came out. The angle of the head was a challenge but I think I got it to look natural. I am a huge fan of Lupe Fiasco. His music has great lyrics and a fantastic beat.

Wolf Like Shadow

The first thing I've drawn in awhile that I'm actually happy with. I think the contrast is nice. I did a piece similar to this awhile back, but it fell short in a few areas. This blends and flows much better.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I Disappear

Inspired by a the Faint song. I'm pretty happy with this. The feel to it is what I was going for. The hand gave me some trouble but oh well.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Koscielny sketch 3

I have mixed feeling about how this came out. I'm really happy with a lot of things and frustrated with other. I think in the end it came together and I achieved pretty good likeness. I haven't drawn him in awhile and I forgot how much fun it was. His facial structure is amazing.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Gooner Till I Die!

Despite today's loss against Tottenham I am still a proud Gooner! This is something I whipped up real fast. I am terrible at photoshop and I ended up just messing around with everything for awhile. Stay strong gunners!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Crying Lightning

Just a generic sketch. I can't stop listening to Arctic Monkeys.