Thursday, September 5, 2013

SLComic Con

for those of you going - i've created this banner, and altered a highly detailed map which i stole from the internets, just for you:

i'll be selling prints, drawing stuff, will have copies of Mariachi-Dachi, and will be exchanging salutations of all sorts.  please stop by if you require any of those things.


Saturday, August 3, 2013

WoW: The Lucky Rabbit's Foot

here's the thing i did for :iconudoncrew:'s "World of Warcraft Tribute" book -…
excited to finally get to show this one :]
copyright - blizzard entertainment 2013

still a bit silent on the bloggersphere/information super highway - but i have some good reasons:
1. still doing LOTS of fun character designs for a sweet freelance gig.
2. making comics about ninjas and graffiti.
3. life is better lived away from the computer.. (if there was a hyper link added to this one, it would take you to REAL LIFE.  get it? ...haha)

that is all.
hope you're all being awesome, and excellent to each other.
good day.

Monday, May 27, 2013


is now officially part of Mutant Mondays!! ...they grow up so fast. *sniff*

"He once bested a great wizard with a single 'yo mamma' joke.  Sorcerers and Enchantresses of the dark arts fell to their knees with his sharp comebacks and stinging whit.  Only equal to the power of his mouth was his might and skill with a blade - until one fateful day he was cursed by a very powerful and pissed-off pixie.  Now he wanders the realms mouthier and mightier than ever, known only as.. MIGHTY MOUTH!!"

go check out the rest of the mutants over there.  for they are RAD.

been a little silent as of late on the inter-verse..  a freelance job doing character designs fell from HEAVEN right into my lap.  which is cool, because i needed money/a source of income/looking for jobs can really suck sometimes.  next couple of months should be interesting...  (more interesting than your usual kind of interesting.. that's not cryptic at all, right?  haha..)

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Dragonballs and Vikings

dragonball self-portrait. because flying nimbus is rad. and akira toriyama changed my life.  :]
finally got around to finishing this one - started it up 11/29/2011.  process in gif format this time instead - any process junkies out there have any opinion on gifs vs multiple still images they can flip back and forth from???  still can decide what i like better...  i'd rather just have people give me their psd files so i can dissect em myself ;)

oh.  also another one real quick i forgot to put up on blogger.  enter: Parasite Viking!

this started out as a drawing game 2 years ago  (where you just take turns drawing one thing onto a silhouette) between me and my wife (back when she was in girlfriend form.)
to try and keep up with the tradition of the first christmas present i gave her, i thought i’d paint this…   also finally got around to finishing it :]


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Split Ends: Tomb Raider Reborn

so.  here's another entry for a contest going down over at deviantart.  really hard not to resist doing anything when they tempt you with an after party hosted by Ben Franklin and a bunch of his homies.

anyway, if you're interested - i gots the step-by-step for this over on my tumblr.

also, here's a lovely free online game that was recently brought to my attention. Fear Less!  love the music, love the design... and the concept is on a higher psychological level that i TOTALLY dig.  kinda gave me the warm-fuzzies like Coma..     also Little Nemo, if we wanna go way back...  still love that game.   I have a suspicion that The Matrix was somewhat inspired by Winsor Mccay (author/illustrator of the original comic strips that inspired the game)  I mean, there's a king named "Morpheus," and Nemo original receives an invite to slumberland from some random chick (Trinity??) COINCIDENCE!?!? maybe. :]

just love games about sleep/dream/exploring the subconscious-y kinda stuff.
 if you know me, you know that i sleep. a lot. and for a LONG time..  left un-acted upon by an outside force, i'm usually in bed for 9-12 hours...  being asleep all this time, i've noticed things, and here's a few of them, while on this subject:

thing 1) when i'm actively writing down my dreams, they're easier to remember.

thing 2) not only do i remember them easier, but i remember more dreams than just one.

thing 3) when i'm in peek dream remembering condition, i can usually make out 5 dreams that happened in one night...  which is cool, if you think about the following:  a sleep cycle is about 90 minutes.  on average i'd get about 7 and a half hours of sleep... which averages out to FIVE SLEEP CYCLES.
does ONE DREAM = ONE SLEEP CYCLE?????  COINCIDENCE??!?! i have no idea....
goodnight everybody! 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Satellite Soda DUMP

so.  there was this daily draw party going on over at satellite soda i thought i'd get in on.. tried pushing more story in (most of) my stuff to add more substance to the sketches.

for the last day, i tried to cram as many characters i came up with during the month as possible onto one page.  after doing a head count, still missing 26 (minus crowds).. haha.  definitely hope to bring some of these guys and their stories to life some day :]

 here are the rest, in no particular order. 


 mech with dragon gun. (dragun??...)


 let the sitar cry..


 NES trucker. custom steering wheel - A to accelerate, B for brakes


 i picture space pirates as like, these really annoying "party dudes" that run in and nab all the normal pirates hard-earned plunder. they can't stand 'em.


 inspired by the custom lego starwars characters created by me and my wife (for the record, my guy is darth pinkerton)

 fresh coat of paint

 game idea.  beat a skater, get their deck/sword/power. mega man style.

 mail angel

 quick sci-fi doodle chick

set a course for robot-pirate island.  i'm looking at you, spongebob.

 ratagast.. brother of radagast, the brown. (that one wizard in that movie about the hairy kid and a ring)

skull boss.  should be in a game like final fight or something.

tengu warriors


 the only way

 the wand chooses you

 "This Beard is bigger than BOTH OF US!!"

 water wings mech. easily navigates both terrestrial and aquatic environments

wolfpack vs lioness

 "what e'er thou art, act well thy part"

"yeah, I know..."

continue to unlock hidden content (outside of blogger) via my tumblr, or my instagram
will continue to show blogger some love though. i mean, blogger's had my back since 2008.

oh, and what would a blog post be without sharing some MUSIC??? not consistent. that's what.
do your ears a favor, and check out Thomas Prime's most recent LP.

Monday, January 28, 2013


heads-up party people. i've finally decided to start doing the instagram thing. lots more random sketches and stuff are gonna be popping up over there, and my tumblr (because they're connected. with SCIENCE!!)
instagram - @thegreyninja

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


wuddup bloggerverse!!  got some updates comin to a web browser near YOU.  still trying to get the daily creative grind going.  here's a large helping of random stuff in no particular order:

 redesign of one my friend's characters, check out how i flipped it over at (for day 9)

some more signed sketches complete with ordering a copy of Mariachi-Dachi directly through me.  ;)

gettin some major ANGST out because of reasons that ended up not being that big of deal.. life is funny like that sometimes.  sometimes it's NOT though.

entry to Chamba's character contest (almost didn't enter, because early on.. some EXTREMELY FRESHH designs had already been submitted.  ha.)

 hardly touch anything related to the whole sci-fi genre.  figured i was due.  if there were more hoodies in sci-fi genre, i'd probably do some more....  errr maybe i'll start doing SCI-FI HOODIES!!  it could catch on, yeah?  gotta rep the street, even in the FUTURE!!  heh heh..

 was royally SUCKING it up, trying to get into some freelance work..  doodled this up to break up the sucking.  felt a lot better :]

all four images above were done on the ipad, using procreate, and the huge nubby wacom stylus.  really fun stuff.  IN LOVE with the smudge tool.  moved from painting to drawing to see how it all feels.  probably wont get any more detailed than the last one (done around Christmas) unless i get a more accurate stylus..  the nubby-ness just gets to be too much for me the smaller you try and draw.  

 no idea what to say about this guy....  just trying to mix things up i guess.

elephant master...  of HARD KNOCKS.

 based off the actor that acted in a dramatization based off the life of the real hulk hogan of japan.  RIKIDOZAN!!
my little pony.  just LOVE all the fanart i see of it littering the boulevards of the information superhighway.  had to do some of my own.  ;)


 he's got a solid jab, but i'll bet you anything his kicks are more powerful.

last but not least: ever since i was super little, i've been making up my own versions of mega man bosses.  ladies and gentlemen, i give you, "Tribal Man."  power you acquire?  spear throwy thingy.  it sticks into walls, and you can jump on them.


got some comics i'm working on/other secret things....  hope to let some of it surface within the next few months.  still hunting jobs of all kinds - freelance/full-time/part-time and figuring out how I, MYSELF, can be a full-time job. in the words of MC LARS (emphasis added, to make my point)

"Look - all I want to see is amazing art
Invest your heart and play your part
Perfect your craft and straight do you
If you don't do you then who's going to?
Just push it, push it, make it awesome
Build those concepts get it poppin "
(lyrics from Nerdcore Died)

if you're an "artist" or creator of any kind, that's one of the most empowering things to believe in/work on.  nobody's better at being you than YOURSELF.  so keep working on being that...  and be excellent to each other.  ;)

later doods!