Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Just checkin' in...

I'm still around. Still continuing the Mario characters, but with all the internet attention it's made me quite a bit busier. I felt weird not updating in so long again, so this is that update. I'm trying to make some time to sit down and broadcast one but it doesn't seem to be happening. Soon though. Soon.

And I'm trying REAL hard to mean that.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Birdo - SotD 145

It's been an interesting few days. Some really cool stuff is happening. I'll have some more news later. But I've been really trying to get a storefront up to sell the prints on. The prints are ready, but my original plan for selling them fell through, and I'll found an alternative, but I imagine it may be a few days longer as I now put up a legit personal store that isn't so much as going through a third party. Cannot wait to be done with it. I don't want to read anymore Terms of Service and Copyright contracts. You never, ever read one and be like, didn't mind that... I don't know how lawyers do it.

So I put the store  aside and pumped out another Mario Enemy for you guys that have been checking in. Hope you dig it. I think this one came out rather well. I didn't stray so far from the original that I don't think people won't get it. If anything I imagine Birdo and timing the jump on top of those eggs haunted most of us as kids. Until I started doing these I didn't actually realize how brilliant mario 2 was. It was sort fo a strange leap to make from Mario as far as game mechanics went. It always had that different feel.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Well... Hello Kotaku.. - News

When I first started the Mario things I was like. "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if these got plugged on kotaku?" As a daily reader I must say, I just about spit coffee everywhere when I scrolled down and saw my art on such a huge site. So you can bet I'll have an extra skip in my step today. I'm I so happy and nervous about the sheer amount of people that will see those today.

Prints are still coming. Possibly latter today. Fingers crossed.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bullet Bill - SotD 144

Woo... sorry guys.. got a late start and this took way longer than expected. Took so long getting the perspective down. Then of course I sat here and wept as I blurred it all.

Definite favorite here personally... The mechanical ones take so long. Like the bob-omb... most of that was spent on getting the perspective on those darn feet right. This one was spent getting the nose right becuase for some reason I was dead set on a hollow point tip.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Boo - SotD 143

Revisted boo today. Much much happier with it. May tweak it later but it's definitely done for now.

I have to say that, I have to be so careful right now... because so many awesome tv shows are starting up again. C'mon entertainment industry... not cool... New Top Gear, new Curb Your Enthusiam, Breaking Bad is starting up, the truly awful True Blood is going, new Jon Benjamin has a Van, Penn and Teller Fool Us is going (sucker for magic shows), new Louie eps... just so much amazing entertainment. I just went two months with a no tv rule, and now that this stuff is back I just keep losing huge chunks of time and I don't really realize it. Thank goodness for being able to multi task with a dual monitor set-up. Anyway, this is just a giant lead-in so I can just express how excited I am for new Breaking Bad episodes. Look forward to that as much as Dexter episodes.

In the next day or two I'll be streaming. So keep an eye posted on the twitter.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Boo: Outtake - SotD 142

Well I promised when I started up the Sketch of the Day thing again that I'd be posting with a bit of transparency. Today is one of those days. This is today's mario enemy. I do not like it. It is not finished. And I'm taking another whack at it tomorrow. I'm just not crazy about the design I went with. I was really distracted while I was making it, and it just got away from me. Being that these are just sketches I don't spend a lot of time perfecting things... I just slap down some quick lines and go... so before I spent triple the amount of time fixing this thing I'm just gonna redo it.

So expect another boo tomorrow... maybe two if I end up being crazy productive.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

It would seem... - News post

It would seem that the Mario Enemy series has gone a tiny bit viral. It's being featured on quite a few website all over the world, and I'm suddenly getting new twitter/blog followers. First, very flattered that people are digging them. Most artists are modest, but they still love to hear nice feedback, even if they don't know how to react back to it. So let me just say thanks.

Also, a few things:

1. Prints are definitely coming very, very soon. I wanted to get my new portfolio site up before that, but the response to these has been quite overwhelming, so for the safety of myself and people buying prints I will have a storefront up where you can purchase prints and original artwork.

2. I'm still going to be continuing the series. I have maybe 7 more left I intend to do, and 2 full illustrations. So stay tuned. Next monday I will be resuming my update schedule of every M,T,W,Th, F... so keep on checking back.

3. I'm also going to continue streaming while I paint. So if that interests you, follow me on twitter at:

And you'll be notified of when I start the stream, and you can watch me paint.

Again thank you, it truly is flattering if not also a bit surreal.