A Selection of Drawings From My Prolific Sketch Artist Phase

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Being that I’m a horror author, much of it is about what you’d expect. But there’s also some nice animal drawings later on if you stick it out.

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I haven’t drawn anything in many years. These are all about a decade old. I’ve turned my attention totally to writing since then.

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This one has a dolphin inspired mouth. Looks sort of like those explodey Flood zombies from the Halo games other than that.

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Too lazy to detail the brain.

The sort of drawing you’d find in a teenage metal head’s binder.

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This one sucks. Part of it’s that I had to do it in pen, so I was less confident than I am with pencil or charcoal.

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This one’s better in terms of detail, but it shows a bad habit I had of contorting drawings so I could fit more onto a page.

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Inspire by Quake 4 IIRC. Some sort of repair technician.

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This thing’s a boss from Metal Slug 3. I put more effort into shading here than usual.

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A gorilla in power armor. He also has antelope horns because it’s my hot body, I do what I want.

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Another ape in power armor. This time Hanuman from the Indian epic, Ramayana. I don’t have to justify myself to you.

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Some kind of alien. The weapons were based on art supplies.

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The concept here was quadrupedal aliens. You don’t see many of those in scifi for some reason. It can retract into the battle armor like a turtle shell.

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First of the animal sketches, done using photo reference.

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I’m sure I don’t have to tell you what reference I used for this.

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Tree frog. You can see where I erased the foot and redrew it shorter, to fit it on the page.

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Elephant, at two different distances. Done using live reference at the Oregon Zoo.

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“Video beetle” I came up with for a biomechanics (creature invention) class.

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The shell halves are outgrowths of the eyes which evolved to display RGB colored light rather than just perceive it.

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This allows it to sample whatever it’s crawling on with a cluster of six down-facing eyes, then display that texture on its shell as a sort of optical camoflage.

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And now, some robots.

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Inspired by 1950s penny scifi rag illustrations.

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Concepts for expensive (left) and affordable (right) prosthetic arms.

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Mech suit from Quake 4. Still big into ID Software.

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An ex. I can’t draw humans for shit, but the wings came out nice.

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Some manner of fancy hat. I went nuts with the detail and shading on this one.

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A rare color piece, abstract, inspired by protozoans.

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Goofy shit starts here. This is my rendition of a beatdown I witnessed between a hick and a home depot employee in the parking lot. They weren’t really that jacked but it looks cooler this way.

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Human in a bear skin. “Gilgabear”.

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Bear in a human skin. “Beargamesh”. Both inspired by the Sumerian epic Gilgamesh. Don’t ask me dude, I don’t know. I am often a mystery even to myself.

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