Monday, April 30, 2007

Elf Mage

Last (and least IMO) is an elf magic-user. I don't know that this one will make the final cut but it's considerably better than I remember it being. Still, it's not a waste since I actually applied something that I learned a long time ago but never bothered to use. I made a photocopy of the pencils and inked the copy instead of the original. Now, that meant more cleaning up on the computer but it also preserved the original (which, incidentally, was later ruined when my cat spilled water on it).

Gnome Druid/Ranger

And this gal is a gnome who is intended to be a druid or ranger-type.


Sorry for the lack of posts as of late but it was a really really really long weekend. Worked allll day Saturday and spent Sunday with my better half. But what about today, you ask? Well, everyone needs a day of rest, right? Anyway, to make up for it I'll post another picture after this one.

This is a paladin or fighter-type character from the D&D thing I'm working on.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Ranger Joan

Okay, I'm gonna make this quick since I'm pretty tired and feeling down in general. My recent regime of drawing two hours a day (or mojo-ing, as I like to call it) worked wonders for my time management skills but, alas, I've strayed from the straight and narrow path.

To be honest, I haven't drawn one line in about three days and it's throwing everything off. I've regressed to feeling bad about all the time I've wasted but no longer. Starting tomorrow I vow to return to a more disciplined mojo schedule. Why not start tonight? Well, two reasons really. 1) My fiancee is sleeping on the couch so I can't turn on the lights and 2) I'm really sleepy.

This'll be the last day of slacking (or as I call it, Cedricism or Shokhanism) for the Drawing American. Over and out.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Okay, I know. I know. Technically, this is Thursday, but I ended up working a shift for someone so I haven't had a chance to post anything. That being the case, as far as I'm concerned it's still Wednesday.

This barbarian is one of the first character sketches I came up with for the book and is actually probably the one I like most, so I hope it makes the cut. With most of the other designs I've done for this project, I came up with the character's look and then redrew them in a better pose. However, with this dude, I can't bring myself to redraw him and add some "life" to the figure. Oh well. Hopefully people will be so distracted by the shrunken head pommel that they don't notice that he's just kinda standing there with bad posture.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

All things work together for good...

To those who love the Lord. Take, for example, my annoying idiosyncrasy of going to bed late but having to get up when my fiancee does. Sometimes it's because I have to take her to the train station but most of the time (like today) it's just because I need pitch blackness to sleep.

So today, instead of piddling around until I fell back asleep I decided to be productive and scan a few pics so that I could post them on this bad boy. Well, I ended up scanning just about all of them so now I can actually email them to the publisher.

So even though going to bed late and waking up early is usually a bad thing, if you have a posi-tude (that's positive attitude for the uninitiated) and that old American spirit, you can turn lemons into lemonade and start a lemonade stand. And then you can turn that into a franchise and venture into other business opportunities. Next thing you know you have more money than you can shake a stick at and realize that it's not all it's cracked up to be. So you start engaging in all manner of self-destructive behavior and eventually end up broke and in rehab...if you're lucky.

Yep, it's the American dream and the Drawing American is well on his way:)

Oh, and this is an elven monk for the supplement.

Monday, April 23, 2007


This first piece is an assassin I came up with for a D&D supplement that a friend is publishing (more on that in future posts). I don't know if this one will make the cut but I like the look enough to use it for something else. The characters are done (with the exception of one or two that need to be inked) so be on the lookout for a new pic every day (at least for the first two weeks of this thing--after that I'll probably get a new pic ever few days).

This one's for you, Ced (up yours!):)

Descent Into "Normalcy"

Alright, I've now officially entered the blogosphere and become an official member of the human race. Why, after all this time have I decided to join the blogosphere, you ask? Well really it's just a convenient way to display some artwork and (hopefully) gain a little accountability in the process. Ya see, I (not unlike many amateur artists) have a problem with procrastination. I figure that if I have a place to show my artwork then I'll have to get some discipline in my nasty little body and actually scan some of the crap I draw. Also, my good friend, Ced (MasterShokhan as he's known online), started a blog and I can't have him showing me up.