Saturday, November 25, 2006

Zee's Laboratory

It's yours truly as I would appear in Dexter's Lab. See the COLORED VERSION on ART JUMBLE.

Friday, November 24, 2006


Doesn't look like much in the sketch, but the COLORED VERSION turned out to look pretty good. Samurai Jack was another brilliant show. My favorite episodes are the ZOMBIE GRAVEYARD episode, the BLIND ARCHERS episode, and the BLACK NINJA episode. This is my last post for this weeks topic on ART JUMBLE. Now I need to get back to work.

Thursday, November 23, 2006


Once again check out THE COLORED VERSION of me as a cartoon character. This time it's from the Power Puff Girls. See my other pics on ART JUMBLE too.

What's in a name?

It's me as a FLINTSTONE'S character this time! Check out the COLORED VERSION I did for the "draw yourself as a character from your favorite cartoon" thread over at ART JUMBLE. I can't decide which Flintstne's name works best with my name. ZINC RISEK or ZEE ROCK or ZINC ROCK?


This is a sketch for a thread over on the ART JUMBLE BLOG. The topic is "design yourself as a character from your favorite cartoon." I went with KIM POSSIBLE. THE COLORED VERSION is on Art Jumble posted on November 22 2006.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


This was my first time doing a digital painting like this, I've used painter a few times before, but that was more coloring, not painting. I could spend more time on this and touch up areas and make adjustments forever. The toughest part of any painting, digital or not, is putting it down and saying "That's enough." I could easily have done more to the goldfish, but I justify it by telling myslef he's in glass, so it doesn't matter if he looks a bit flat.


Not done yet, but I did add a cast shadow of sorts on the ground. But the main thing is that it's a lot darker now. And he looks more slimey. The bones sticking out of him are too bright right now, I need to tone them down. Still working on the tail. And I need to fix where the bones are poking through his flesh. Up next, step 5! Just about finished!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Monster - Step 3

In this step I basically added some basic shading to the jar on top of his head, the bones, the drool, and the goldfish. The goldfish still has some work to be done on it. So does the monster. But it is mostly there, all that is next is to go in with the details and make sure that the shading defines the forms. I have been neglecting his tail, it needs to be better defined with light and shadows. The next step might be the last. Stay tuned for Step 4, it's all about the details!

Step 2

In this step I added some tones to the BG, Darkened up some of the shaded areas of the monster, started with the flat colors of the goldfish on his head and the water and the drool from his mouth. I also worked on his eyes a bit more. There's still lots more to go. Step 3 coming up next!

Step 1 of a monster painting

I'm working on this monster in painter. I will post various stages of progress on this. So here's stage 1. Pretty much a flat wash BG at the moment. Got my overall shading scheme for the monster. A few highlights on the mouth and brow, just to get an idea how he will start to look fleshed out in that area. Did a fair bit of work onhis eyes. Stay tuned for step 2!!

Sunday, November 19, 2006


He's one of the main characters in another pitch of mine. He has a kitchen sink for a body, a tool belt full of plumbing equipment, a plunger, a squeegee, a rubber stopper, he has hot and cold water taps for ears, a faucet for a head, and his cape is a bath towel with the word HIS on it, from a HIS and HERS matching set.