Monday, November 12, 2012


After seeing a few of the Predator movies last weekend I suppose inspiration struck. Normally I don't draw the more complicated characters, and I've never attempted Predator without the mask before, but I ended up being pretty happy with this one.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Not Sure About This One..

I saw an awesome piece on Tumblr earlier today of a woman drawn with Micron tech pens, and everything just hit with it.  It was a great composition, great anatomy throughout, and, most striking to me, just beautifully drawn hair.  It got me thinking about my own lack of skills when it comes to drawing hair.  I tend to put the least amount of detail I can in, but here I thought I would try a little more.  The Graphitist still has a lot to learn...

...and that's half the fun.


Inks Are Usually Fun..

...and sometimes they're not.  This is what happens when a lack of anatomy knowledge meets a still hard to use brush pen.  But there is success in every failure, right?  Even when I knew I wasn't going to like this I finished it anyway, that's a success to me.


Monday, November 5, 2012

When I Wasn't Drawing.. was usually because of these guys...

I gave up video games a long, long time ago.  I'm talking original PlayStation long time ago.  For years I didn't even give games a second thought.  Then in June 2010 I got my first smartphone, the original Evo (which is still going strong, and takes decent pictures of my sketchbook,) and I'm all of a sudden gaming like a fiend.  Although I rarely play anything now, I still remember some of the favorites, so why not give them a little Graphitist love...

Happy 5th Android!


Sunday, November 4, 2012


Using new materials to draw with can be both fun and difficult.  For this I used a Kuretake brush pen, and found through the process it's not an easy pen to use.  It has a spongy tip that puts a lot of ink down, but it's really hard to get fine lines out of it.  I'll probably be using that for more close up shots from now on.  

Making the commitment to use inks also can be challenging.  As this was just a quick sketch I wasn't too concerned with perfection, but I would love to be able to redraw his head and a few other things.  


Not Made In America..

I had the opportunity over the summer to work in the Domincan Republic for a few weeks.  It was my first time out of the country (because Canada doesn't count to me) really immersed in a new culture.  There were lots of things that stood out to me, not least of which were all the beautiful women.  I have never seen in any of the 23 states I've traveled to such a collective of well-dressed, professional, business oriented women.  For a country that has so much less wealth than us, these women all took pride in their appearance and demeanor, and left a great impression on The Graphitist.  


Friday, November 2, 2012


One of the first animes I remember watching was Ninja Scroll, and damn was it good.  I had thought for years that the main character, Jubei, was just somebody made up for that movie.  A while back, after a wikipedia session, I learned he may or may not have been a real person, and that he's been portrayed countless times in all kinds of stories.  The Graphitist may as well take a shot too..