Sunday, July 27, 2014

Rev it Up!

With every new chapter of Ritzkrieg comes the requirement to create a new chapter cover!  Well here's the one for chapter 7.  This piece is dedicated to my friend who helped to create the story with me originally.  I really had a lot of fun working on this, just something kinda different!  Plus I've always thought these kinds of posters were so graphically beautiful.  Probably won't be the last time I try this!

And for fun, here's the characters without the poster/background:

Friday, July 18, 2014

More Disney-z

A Flounder and a dragon Maleficent that I doodled tonight!  Flounder was a thank you for a friend who bought me the art book Lovely (which is beyond lovely, by the way *A* ).  Maleficient is just because... well I've been trying to do a completed drawing of her since I was a little kid, I really dig dragon Maleficent!

Here's something from the other day!  Tiana is another favorite Disney princess and I especially LOVE this dress.  It's so well designed and it looks so pretty!!  I love costuming *w*

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


My newest little illustration, titled Sleepwalk after the musical piece it was inspired by!  The particular version I created this "for" is this one, by Renee Olstead.  The cinematography is gorgeous.  I've been a fan of her music for years, when this video came out I was enamored, it was perfectly in line with everything I love in art and music!  At last I created a work for it.  Technically this is still a doodle, because I designed the composition to be really simple, but I wanted to go further with the shading...

Here's another version without textures.  I'm still not sure if the above version is the best, but I wanna think so...

Friday, July 11, 2014


Introducing Gilda!  I've been working on her for about two weeks now and I'm now proud to present her to the internet haha!  She's a baby griffin as well as a witch!  Her wings are too small to fly with, she she uses an enchanted broomstick for now~  Griffins age very slowly, she's a few hundred years old but mentally a child that would be roughly 8-10 in human years. 

Griffins, naturally prone to magic, make it not so unusual that she is a witch, however she seems to be exceptionally talented in the craft.  She was set to have her own show in the late '20s, but the Depression came and swept away the funds necessary to actually produce the series.  She hasn't really taken anything serious since; Gilda only wants to have fun and play!  She's very mischievous and often has her fun at the expense of others (mean little magic tricks and such...)

Above are a few of her important items.  First is the enchanted broomstick mentioned earlier, which allows her to fly in place of her embarrassingly small wings.  Second is her cat, Thirteen, who is truly as dumb as he looks!  Finally, her magic wand, which isn't always necessary for her to preform magic, but she likes the way it looks, so she'll use it quite often.  

So that's Gilda, thanks for reading!  I'm excited to develop her story out some more along side Benny! (though their stories are not related, they live in the same cartoon world)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fresh, Healthy, and Local!

A poster I designed for my mom, still subject to change, but in general, here it is!  She let me do whatever I wanted for the design, so my brain started leaning towards a 50s/60s look, and thus this was created.  I used the 50s/60s design elements for my business cards and I had so much fun, this was also just a blast.  I love working in this time period hehe!

I've got a couple projects in the work that I can't share just yet, but they're coming!  One is a brand new comic which I'll be ready to start posting about very, very soon, and the other is a new Benny Bantam environment with some new characters as well!  Actually there's a couple more things, but it's all in the future~

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Many Faces of Benny Bantam

A fun little exercise from the OCT that prompted me to create Benny Bantam in the first place!  I know I need to start doing this for all my characters, being able to draw their expressions is useful in understanding how the character works.  After all, no two characters can be angry or happy in the exact same way!  

I'm working on a couple of new 'concept art' type of things right now.  Benny Bantam's project is no secret, so you'll be seeing more of that for sure.  Ritzkrieg will also continue to develop... But now there is one more new project which is a secret for now!  I'll be posting things about it soon!  It's a lot of fun so far, can't wait to show you guys!

Meanwhile, some older arts of Benny (probably need some updating hehe)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


I did a Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire themed giveaway on my art blog at tumblr!  The prize was a set of stickers featuring the starters and a print of their favorite third generation Pokemon!  Here was the art I did (picked two winners)

Just today I got the art printed and packaged up along with the stickers!  I used a cream colored cardstock instead of white and I LOVE the way it looks, kind of has an old paper feel, in a good way?  I hope the winners will be alright with it too, tryin' something new!

Now back to Ritzkrieg comic pages (having tons of trouble focusing tonight haha...)