Wanted to try doing an extreme angle after seeing a bit of Afro Samurai last night.

I happened to catch a little bit of Afro Samurai last night on SpikeTV and was blown away by the extreme angles they were able to pull off. This morning I thought I would try my hand at a deep foreshortening exercise. What I need to remember though is not to try at at 8 in the morning…yeesh. My brain hurt afterwards…I had a lot of fun with this one.


luana 2

Gurly girls! A couple of quick sketches I decided to throw some color on. Fun subject matter to draw and you can never get tired of doing these!
These usually happen during meetings hehehe πŸ™‚

A quick sketch inspired by Miss Luana [link]
model: luana lani [link]
photographer: mark daughn



Anyone remember Wolverine before he turned metro?

My favorite version of Wolverine was the brown and tan version. There was much more mystery to the character and he wasn’t overly concerned with being pretty or offending someone.


Mighty Panthro

Continuing my attempt to draw the Thundercats, here is my take on Panthro. I drew him with coverings on his feet but I think he’s actually barefooted…would rather see him barefooted actually.


Here is my take on Panthro, as I continue to try and draw the whole Thundercats team. In my rush to get him done I put covering on his feet but I think he’s supposed to be barefoot. Urgh, too lazy to go back and change it πŸ˜€

Update: I couldn’t take it so I added feet.



Never tried drawing any of the Thundercats before so I thought I’d give it a shot starting with Cheetara.

This week’s topic over at Art Jumble is Thundercats! I had a lot of fun drawing Cheetara. If my attention holds, I’m gonna try and draw the whole team.


Hillside Sketch Paint


I found this really cool and really convenient way to do screen caps.
You can give it a try at: Screen Toaster
I highly recommend it and since its browser-based, its compatible with Macs, PCs and even Linux.
This paint sketch was a result of my little test run. I’ll post the vid as soon as I finish the clean up and edit.

UPDATE: Here is the video for the above paint sketch using Screen Toaster to record.

Experimenting with an online-based screen capture service called Screen Toaster: screentoaster.com/
Excellent site if you’re looking for a convenient cross-platform screen cap utility.

Hillside Sketch Paint from edwin rosell on Vimeo.

Bixie Sweetness!

Wow, its been a while since I’ve updated! I thought I’d post this bit of awesome.
SOE Fan Faire is going on in Las Vegas right now and a fan was spotted wearing a Bixie Queen costume! I also posted the Bixie Queen character concept I did for the game (…need to paint). Pretty cool that someone liked it enough to put in their valuable time to make a full-fledged costume! The costume came out quite nicely IMHO! πŸ˜€

FR fan_Bixie Queen


FreeRealms is open!

The game that I have been working on for the past three years has finally opened to the public! Head on over to the FreeRealms site to check it out. Once I get approval, I’ll post the work I’ve done so far for the game on my main site…which needs an overhaul. Ugh.
Did I mention, its free to farkin’ play?!? What more can you ask for hehehe
Oh and my in-game avatar’s name is Egg Shen. Come find me and add me to your friend list πŸ™‚


River Sunrise

Watching the Houston Rockets play against the Portland Trailblazers. I dont’t necessarily care who wins as long they beat each other up a little bit. Actually, I think the Lakers match up better with the Rockets, so okay, maybe I’ll root for the Rockets.
I did this quick sketch while watching the game. Ahhhh….can’t believe its time for the playoffs again.


IF – Talisman

Should you ever run into Alex Trebek of Jeopardy fame and he starts hasslin’ you about who is the record holder for the tallest man, you can step to him with confidence and say “That would be Robert Wadlow, Trebek.” In yo face, Alex!
This was a piece I did for Illustration Friday and the topic was “Talisman”. To me it sounded like “tallest man” so I crowbarred Sir Wadlow in there. If you’re wondering what that is around his neck well that happens to be…..tadaaa! A TALISMAN!
My brilliance rocks your socks.


Stones by the shore

This one took 15 minutes. That was a good bit of advice I got today. I’m enjoying these a lot more now that I’m not concerning myself too much with details which I have a tendency to do and I think these studies have more energy in them.


Sunset Rock

On a friend’s advice, I’m trying to get even faster with these studies. This was a 12 minute color study of an outcropping of rock facing the sunset.



Canyon Color Studies

Here are two canyon color studies I just finished. I think I’ll try some urban type stuff next…or figures….GAAAH! I wish we didn’t have to sleep if we didn’t want to. Both of these were done in Art Rage although I took the top one into Photoshop and added a bit of atmosphere using the airbrush. The free version of AR doesn’t have the airbrush tool activated. I guess I’ll have to buy the full version one of these days which I don’t really mind since it only runs twenty-five bucks



Video guy

Here is a quick lunchtime sketch. SOE sprung for lunch and I was able to stay in and crank this out and catch up on my Colbert watching. Pizza anyone?


Art Rage Study

Got a chance to fire up Art Rage tonight. Here is a quick landscape study from a random photo off the intertubes during half-time of the Lakers vs Warriors game. Updates have been erratic around here, hopefully that’ll change once the game gets released next month.



Update Time

I’m in the midst of catching up with work that has backed up in the past couple of months, so I haven’t really had time to do anything new. This is a bit of a cheat just so I can update around here and give me some time to catch up. These were sketches pulled from my lifedrawing pad. Happy New Year!




IF – Memories

Another piece I just finished for Illustration Friday. The topic this week is: MEMORIES.
The idea behind the piece was to show that memories are what gives us our sense of self. The child’s hand to the left along with the adult hand over to the right symbolize the passage of time and that our memories serve as the bridge between the past and the present. Paper as a medium is designed to hold information but deteriorates as time goes by much like our brains and the memories it contains.
Hope you guys dig it.


IF – Routine

This is my first piece for Illustration Friday. The topic for this week was: ROUTINE
I didn’t get a chance to do everything I had hoped so I guess this piece can be considered a work in progress…but isn’t all art a work in progress? πŸ˜€
Juuuust barely made it in time I think…



Space Outpost

I decided to switch up the banner yet again. See above. I was rolling along pretty quickly on this piece and it should probably have taken about an hour and a half but the main freighter/station in the foreground would not cooperate. I couldn’t make up my mind on what it should look like so it ended up taking me three hours to finish this “sketch”.


Itchin’ and Scratchin’

I had a bout of sketchitis today. The top sketch is for this week’s Art Jumble topic which was Elephants. I really want to put color on it but I don’t have the time to spare. The bottom piece is a re-work of the Beer Maid piece I did last week. I started out just doing a sketch study to try and work out her stance from the earlier piece. As you can see I got a little carried away.


It’s An Elephant Boy! – Art Jumble

I heard elephant boy on the Howard Stern show the other day and came up with this drawing.

I had a bout of sketchitis today. The top sketch is for this week’s Art Jumble topic which was Elephants. I really want to put color on it but I don’t have the time to spare. The bottom piece is a re-work of the Beer Maid piece I did last week. I started out just doing a sketch study to try and work out her stance from the earlier piece. As you can see I got a little carried away.


Indiana Jones Has Jumped The Shark *OFFICIALLY*

Went to go see Indiana Jones yesterday…all I can say is WHAT WAS THAT?!?! I could go on for days about how much I disliked that movie but I won’t. Yeesh! That was a bonafide steaming pile of turd. So two of some of my favorite franchises, one of which was the Transformers, have been absolutely butchered and it just so happens to involve this Shia LeDouche. Someone please stop him. One of the previews has him starring in a movie that stinks of a bad remix of the Matrix. NOOOOO!
George Lucas = FAIL
Steven Spielberg = FAIL
Harrison Ford = FAIL


Canyon Port

This sketch took about 45 minutes. I was trying to test out a video screen-cap service earlier calledJing. Pretty cool service, although the bummer is that the video clips are limited to 5 minutes, but hey its free. I’ll drop in the video clip as soon as I work out the bugs.