My Inner Cartoonist

Here are some sketches that have been staring back at me from my bulletin board, waiting to be inked, for a couple months now. I finally took down these neglected drawings and put the brush to the paper today. I’ve posted a couple of these characters beforebut this might be the first time I’ve posted the hairy guy on the left. I’m quite fond of the design of this character. My favorite attribute of his is not visible in this pose–it’s a fluffy little bunny tail sticking out of the back of his leather drawers.
I’ve said it before that I am most at ease and having the most fun when drawing in this more cartoony style. Unfortunately, the economics of the industry, to date, aren’t demanding a lot of artist’s working in this style. I do think that it’s starting to change. So if anyone from Scholastic’s Graphix! line is reading this–give me a call!
I’ve posted some other sketches in this style before, although this is the first time they’ve been inked properly with a brush. You can find those posts here , over here , and of course, here.

Cat-Girlie

Thought I’d post this quick sketch I did. Not much to it–it was just the product of some late night story brainstorming I was doing.
You can’t go wrong with girls in cat-like costumes.

A Little Slice of Heaven…

Just a couple sketches I did the other night while watching Grey’s Anato–I mean, uh, Ultimate Fighting Championship? The A-Team? Anyway, I like the way these turned out. The bottom one was the one I drew first and was based on a sketch I did years ago that I really liked. I have the idea that I’d do a whole series of the mythological-looking ladies. I have another old image of a mermaid that I had done at the same time as the original bat-winged girl and I would like to redraw that as well and give it the full color treatment. I’ll just add that to my list of things I’ll probably never find the time to do.