Its been awhile…a long long while…so I figured I could at least post something Ive been playing around with. I think we all get in ruts from time to time so in a struggle to get out of mine, I figured I would start with something that was actually fun for me. Godzilla has always been one of my favorites…so here is a few moleskin sketches I did recently. -Jesse
Hey Gang! We had a GREAT time in New Orleans this year and for the FIRST time we actually got some footage of our trip. We can Thank our very own Cabbalu, Brett, for that. So we wanted to share some of the fun we had!
I just got back from Texas where I was visiting all my best buds! Other than hang out and have a good time goofing off cutting up….we did a whole lot of demoing the American Stickman prototype game! And in doing so, we decided that the game pieces should be some of the helmets you see above. But we can only use 6! SOOooooo, I need to know which six to keep and which ones to drop! So let us know what you think. You can comment below or just write and let us know! Thanks guys! -Jesse
My buddy Shane and I have been trying to make an effort to do a lot more
drawing. We jump around from location to location every week to push
out a few more sketches and get a little bit more better (ha ha I said more better…and I’m not changing it.) When we sat down we each had an idea in mind of what we each wanted to complete by the end of the day. I was working on some American Stickman stuff and Shane was working on some goods to sell at the New Orleans convention…that’s right around the corner. As you can see, Shane’s thought process is a tad bit clearer then my own. It really isn’t much different from his working process. He thinks it and just draws it, much like Anthony. I, on the other hand, just have to drop a bunch of spaghetti on a page and hope the grease makes a cool image. As you can see from my nice little sloppy thought bubble.
Yup, believe it or not, there is an image in there….one that I thought would turn out nice. AND LOW AND BEHOLD…it did. Or I would like to think that it did. the idea came from another American Stickman idea that I had the night before. I was designing some helmets and I got the idea for two brothers, each with the Yin and Yang symbols on their helmets. Of coarse I didn’t finish this at the coffee shop but I did end up with a nice clean sketch before it was all through.
We will try to have some American Stickman stuff in N.O. but not too sure what. AND if you are a fan of Shane Henderson….yup, he’ll be there too. He will have his new Faces ll sketchbook!!! yall take care. -Jesse
It’s always nice when new toys…er…uh, I mean essential business equipment is delivered. I finally got this in last week. It’s the new Wacom 24 HD Cintiq and I have to say I am loving it. So, obviously I needed to share it with all of you.
It is indeed a new year, and with that comes new responsibilities for all of us. Mine? More updating this site!!! I have no excuses for letting so many posts slide. Also, I intend to do a lot more drawing. I am always so jealous of my friends (2 in particular) that seem to have a pencil in their hand every time I see them. If not drawing, they are surrounding themselves with knowledge that extend their position in their field. I am often asked by others what they can do to excel at drawing. The most cliche’ answer I have as well as the most accurate one is to draw every second there is to spare. If you stop drawing when you are 11 years old and pick a pencil up again when ytou are 20…you’re going to still draw like you were 11. Right where you left off. You dont get better by just thinking about it. I dont always follow this little rule. I do sketch a lot through out the week but I guess my problem is that I know there is so much more time waited that could be better spent. Hmmm…just something to think about, at least for me! Im still working hard on American Stickman and still loving it! I am done designing the cards and now playing around with some of the board designs. I wanted to post some of the pieces that Ive completed last week. Hope you all have a great new year! -Jesse