Evolution of a Geek: A Journey Through My Old Sketchbooks

Now we move onto “good art” where I actually cared about anatomy and things not looking terrible.

I’m like Michelangelo up in here.

Unfinished Batman ass-kicking.

This became the problem with my art. I loved drawing as you can tell, and even thought about art school, but the problem was I was only really good at copying existing art, not creating my own. That’s what you’ve seen prior to now, but my only real “good” art was when I had something else to look at. I wasn’t tracing, and not many people can copy stuff as well as I could, but that’s not real art. Not really. So while this stuff is pretty good, it’s not original, and hence why I ultimately stopped attempting to progress in the medium. Kind of makes me sad still, and I wonder how good I might be today if I’d kept trying to learn rather than quitting a decade ago.

The days are just packed.

Pokemon art became more badass as time went on.

Unfinished Game Informer envelope art contest entry. I actually won in October 2001 after I sent in a Captain America 9/11 tribute.

Gambit was always my favorite X-Man.

A pretty awesome Thor outside of his googly eyes.

Experiments in car design. Well, copying someone else’s car design.

Proud of this one. All marker.

I learned I was colorblind when The Rock turned out light green in my first attempt at his skin tone.

Channeling Rob Liefeld a bit here. Hide those feet!

Also drawn on an envelope, never sent to Game Informer.

Battle of the Sith.

Well, that was fun. Hope you enjoyed the journey. The last one of these was 2001. I’ve drawn since, but not nearly as much. I miss drawing the way I used to, and only do it sporadically nowadays. But goofy webcomics aren’t quite the same.

Stick with art kids, don’t give up. I wish I hadn’t.








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