Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Ladies' Man

Here is an update to a piece I've already done, but am choosing to reformat into a more apparel related design. Typography needs still to be incorporated, but that takes a little bit o' time.

He is Derek X; the ladies' man. He likes very short walks on the beach, romantic and greasy cuddling, Oktoberfest, chocolate with his chocolate, and chicken with his women, with his chocolate.

Illustrator Ahoy

Finished a joke children's book cover, with no real intention of making it into print. But it does display some Adobe Illustrator prowess. I'll be doing more in the program to enhance the stockpile of vector images under my belt. Seems like they have more marketability than some other art, especially if one can showcase a good variety from that standpoint.

Added after post: The text could be more readable- I'm thinking at least a white stroke around the letters to separate from the similar value green behind it.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Keeping on track

Another addition to the sketch collection. I had to draw this vulgar little ______. More emotion couldn't have been expressed by the likes of even Anthony Hopkins. Silly soccer hooligans. Love 'em or get beaten outside in the parking lot.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

There's still a pulse in this blog. ------w--------w------w--

I swear that I have been drawing frequently lately, and on a variety of fronts. Simple sketches, cartoon designs, observations, and even some ad/graphy type designs. It is simply that I have either a: not scanned them yet; b: not felt their worth for sketch a day to present in the fashion of a blog. I will, when given the want for scanning and uploading, present a bulk of stuff to make up for this travesty. This, however, is a photoshop collection of black and white faces done as quickly as I could do them. Most are done with a single stroke while varying its pressure. Its about an hour group.

Monday, June 8, 2009


Here is a sketch of the topiary, trying to focus on depth of value over distance. More abstract usage of shapes.

Friday, May 29, 2009

I wasn't kidding

The cartoony sketch I promised, as far as I cared to finish it today, anyway. A pincushion of a crusader. Still working as fast as my hand lets me.

Trying some scenery

Good news! I am not a felon. Don't worry. If you happened to be worrying, anyway. For my lack of a post yesterday I am posting a sketch and its first hour of photoshop painting. Later I will submit a different sketch, more cartoony in nature. Sure to at least provide a giggle. I will continue work on this scene.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Day 2 of sketches 'R' Me("us" was taken)

Howdy, sketch a day is finally in the making. Everyone else in the art world is doing it, so I'll update as well. My girlfriend and I are doing an hour(no more, no less) sketch a day of practically anything. It is to increase our speed, hone our work ethic, keep us in practice, and find weaknesses that we may have in doing fast work every single day. This one is a 8b graphite study of her while she was digitally painting a still life. More of a study in optical perspective from closeup. The size of the paper was 14 by 17. Another sketch should be up later.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


By the way, I may be a felon. More info later. Likely on Thursday. Wish me luck. But do check the website, www.illustratorvince.com updated and ready for your satisfaction, or at least for your amusement.

Sketches 'R' Me ("Us" was taken)

I do apologize for my uncannily rude behavior. . . I have not blogged. For quite a while, in fact. Truly, it is time for some sketches. Let the sketches begin!
There shall be more soon, but these are what's the topic of the day. The first two are concepts for an onomatopoeidic painting that involves some typography. It will start in watercolor and go to finish in photoshop. The vehicle is called "pitbull" and started in pen and marker, but will also finish in photoshop. Like I said, there shall be more, and sooner rather than later this time. I promise.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009



The picture posts prior and after this particular post are ones I've taken in Singapore of Maisie, myself, her family, the island, etc. We arrived in Singapore on Christmas day and left January 15th for the U.S. Not being used to long flights, 22 hours in the hour over two days, sleeping in San Francisco for six hours, I was a cranky man when I landed in Columbus.

I cannot help but mention though, the beauty of Singapore, especially when compared to the dreary and slush-encrusted winter Ohio landscape. The content of vegetation(palm trees, my goodness) was only paralleled by the smell of fruit and sea. Winter in Singapore is comparable to summer here, which scares me to think what their summers are like.

On a small island off the coast of Singapore, called Ubin, I found some of the largest spiders I've ever seen. After researching, I now know they are called Golden Orb spiders. Google them if you'd like, but as far as I know, they are pure maliciousness and the size of an IHOP pancake.

The fruit in Singapore is limitless as well and I was introduced to a fruit called durian. It's quite different from any other fruit as its consistency can be compared to a fibrous cream cheese, yet its flavor is variable, sometimes buttery, sometimes sweet, and sometimes almost salty. Try it if you're ever feeling experimental.

More Singapore