Thursday, March 31, 2011

Scott: THE ICEMAN COMETH...and so does the Professor


Sorry ICEMAN'S late, folks. Things got busy yesterday. But here we go, giving Magneto the business today.

ICEMAN: I love "Popeye" arms. And I love quiet humor, too. Painted in cell vinyl on watercolor paper, 9"x12".

PROFESSOR X: Don't ask me why Magnet's driving a car. I think his power's out. That sucks for him. Especially in traffic. The Professor thought ahead and took the high road. Pencil on watercolor paper, 9"x12".

If you want these guys, you get BOTH (Iceman paintingIN color , Professor X pencil drawing sans color) for $160 US, $175 international. E-MAIL me if you want 'em!

Skottie: Professor X

Professor Xavier is the picture of cool, calm and collected for me. Brush, ink, and ink was on 9x12 bristol board.  A quick top layer of flat color added in Photoshop.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Skottie: Classic Iceman

I'll never understand how a character named Iceman was originally designed to be made of snow. But I do actually like this original design. There's something creepy about the lack of facial features.

Same as usual, brush and ink on 9x12 bristol.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Scott: ANGEL


Ohh, I like Skottie's 2 for 1 whoever wants yesterday's CYCLOPS piece gets this one, too. E-mail below in the CYCLOPS post.

Skottie: Angel

I've had a hefty month of 3 conventions on top of my regular book schedule. Today is my first day back in the studio and I'm knee deep in getting caught up. I just doodled a few pieces for Angel today. Nothing fancy for today. Just needed to loosen up and get straight to work.

These are both ink on 9x12 bristol


Monday, March 28, 2011



Scott Summers tears up SkottieScott today as we embark on a new week! Cell vinyl on watercolor paper, 9"x12", $160 US, $175 international, E-MAIL if you need him!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A week off

Scott and I are taking this week to recharge and take a breather. We'll be back next week with more daily fun!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Skottie: Up to no good

I think the Marauder's Map is one of those things that we would have all killed for when we were kids. A map that shows us where everyone is so we could go cause our mischief.

Thanks to Scott and his insanely awesome pieces, I'm trying to insert more narrative into my morning sketches. Because of that I chose to avoid any "hero" shot of our boy Harry Potter and try to capture one of his more "kid"moments.

9x12 bristol board. brush and ink.


This officially brings the 2 week Harry Potter theme to an end. We had a blast. And to that, we have now brought 4 weeks of daily sketches to the blog and now we will take a break. Due to meetings on Scott's end and a few cons this month for me, we're going to pause for this week and be back in full swing next monday.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Scott: The Boy Who Lived

Even with the books done and the story ended, this traumatized boy will always seem lost to me, wandering and searching for answers to why he had to go through so much. The Boy Who Lived will remain cautious and hopeful in the back of my mind, and that's the success of series. The character remains long after you've set down the book.

This one isn't for sale, I'm afraid. It's a gift for Skottie...he called it as soon as he saw it. Stop by and see him at C2E2 and give him some love.

He'll be a bit late

I'm away at another convention this weekend and didn't have the time to front load any sketches. So, my Harry Potter sketch won't be updated here until Monday. Don't worry though, Scott has something that will blow your minds. It's my favorite piece from so far in the 4 weeks we've been doing this.

Thanks again for all the support!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Skottie: He who shall not be named

Voltemort. One of the greatest villains out there. Kind of creepy when you really think about it. A dead man spends years coming back to life to murder a child. Pretty dark stuff.

9x12 ink, ink wash on bristol board.




One of the coolest sounding curses ever, from the wand that brought a scar to the head of a baby. This was a breakfast table painting this morning, 9" x 12", watercolor and pencil. $160 US, $175 international. E-MAIL if your wall needs a Dark Mark.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Skottie: Snape

9x12 bristol board, brush, ink, ink wash




One of my favorite characters in the whole series. Another sketch while watching TV with the wife, pencil and watercolor, 9" x 12". $160 US, $175 international. E-MAIL if you need help maneuvering your way though the Dark Arts.



My story work at Pixar is hot and heavy over the next few weeks, so there might be a day here or there where I'm posting late and you're getting something special in return (hopefully). Today, it's Ron and Hermione in a "quiet" moment in the castle. Girls are notorious for making boys go stupid on the spot, so a Stupify spell seemed appropriate with these two. This was a sketch I did while watching TV with the lovely wife, pencil and watercolor, 9" x 12". $160 in the US, $175 international (note the price jump due to the painted media). E-MAIL if you'd love some love on yer wall...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Skottie: Ron and Hermione

I was always a fan of the fact that Hermione was the female lead but was not paired with Harry like you would predict. I like the idea of Ron and Hermione being the opposites attract pair. Today I left the excitement of magic behind and just rested in a character moment.

9x12 bristol. brush, pen, ink. Photoshop color study.


Monday, March 14, 2011



I love when the good guy's a little crazy. 9" x 12", sumi on bristol, $106 US, $115 International (black and white line art only), E-MAIL if you're into shoving down the Death Eater's throat!

Skottie: Mad Eye Moody

We're entering into week two of Harry Potter sketches. There are so many great characters that we couldn't do just one week. Starting the 2nd round off is Mad Eye Moody.

9x12 Bristol, ink and brush, light ink wash.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

JAPANESE AID: limited edition print now available

There was an incredible amount of interest in the SAMURAI RESCUE piece featuring Totoro that I've decided to produce and offer a second way to score it and help out.

So here's the plan: I'll be producing a signed and numbered edition of 20 prints of the color image, sized 8" x 10" on fine art paper. $100 + $6 US ($15 international). E-MAIL and I'll print and distribute the prints asap. These are already half-reserved, so drop me a line ASAP if you'd like one so we can get the funds into the right hands...the hands of the people that really need it.

Thanks so much if you decide you'd like to help, it'll be nice to be able to get this money to the relief workers to help our friends abroad. Your $100 will be passed along to the Red Cross.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Skottie: No Matter How Strong

Some powers are just unstoppable, no matter how strong you are.

9x12 bristol board, brush and ink, ink wash

Scott and I decided to take the chance to help out the Red Cross and give you a few pieces of art at the same time.

Thank you for the support. $200 from this piece will be donated to the Red Cross to help out friends in Japan.




I'm gauging interest for a color fine art print version of the image above which would be priced at $100 plus shipping, proceeds to go to the Red Cross. I'll have more word soon if we'll offer a signed and numbered edition. Please drop me an e-mail if you're interested.

A wayward samurai sets out to give aid, his co-pilot leading the way through the onslaught of nature's powerful forces.

A little diversion from Harry Potter for a good cause. This black and white sumi ink wash drawing is 9" x 12" on bristol and all proceeds will be donated to Red Cross to help with the Japanese earthquake/tsunami disaster. $200, black and white wash painting only, for the people. E-MAIL if you want to help out our friends in Japan and grab this piece of art as a thank-you.

Skottie: Lupin

I've been feeling a bit under the weather so I kept todays sketch a little light. No color, just added a bit of tone.


Scott: The Lone Wolf

The trick with characters that are famous for changing shape is picking which form to draw. Remus Lupin could have been much more spooky in the films, I think...

9" x 12" , sumi on bristol. $106 US., $115 International. E-MAIL if you're Team Remus! Black and white line art prints will be produced, I'm afraid.

Oh, and if you're enjoying the site, please consider texting REDCROSS to 90999 or donating HERE to help out our friends in Japan. I'd love it if everyone taking the time to view our silly drawings might also find it in their heart to take a moment to send a few bucks to help out.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Skottie: Sirius Black

Sirius Black was done on 9x12 bristol with brush, ink and light wash. Color study added in photoshop.




Those Dementors...yeesh.  Looks like it's about time to turn into a dog and high-tail it outta there, man. I drew this with a fish-eyed lens in mind to add to the surreal nature of the's fun to mess with angles for drama, especially in one-off visual moments like this. Hope you dig it.

9" x12", sumi on bristol, $106 U.S., $115 international, for the BLACK AND WHITE ART ONLY. We're not making any color prints, or prints of any kind, just as a reminder. ;) E-MAIL if you're feeling Sirius.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Skottie: Dumbledore

Man, I love that we're doing Harry Potter for a bit. I've always loved the books and movies but I haven't really done too many passes at the characters. They really are right up my alley. This would be the one book I would love to adapt into comics one day.

This might be my favorite SkottieScott sketch yet. Because of this, I'm going to have to raise the price a bit to let it go out to a new home. I know, I know. But sometimes you feel a connection to a piece and you may need a bit more coaxing to let it live somewhere else. It doesn't happen often but it will from time to time.

Brush and ink, ink wash on 9x12 bristol board.

$206 us or $215 international


Scott: LUMOS!


Dumbledore lights the way as Fawkes watches on from the depths of the study. 9"x 12", sumi on bristol, $106 U.S., $115 International, for the INK DRAWING color available on the ink drawings, remember... E-MAIL if your wall needs wizarding.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Scott: HAGRID!

There's always room on the muggle motorbike for an extra wizard and a boar hound. 9"x 12", sumi on bristol, $106 US, $115 international. Drop and E-MAIL if you want 'em!

BONUS! Sometimes we've got a little extra time on our hands, and a little extra love for the paper. This one's up for grabs, too. Remember, Care for your Magical Creatures!

Skottie: Hagrid

I'm back from Seattle and we're back on for this weeks sketches. We'll be diving into one of my favorite worlds... Harry Potter.

Hagrid is first up. I did this on 9x12 bristol with brush, inks and wash. A little color study in photoshop. This took about 50 minutes from start to finish.


All pieces from last will get shipped out tomorrow. I've been away for 5 days and will be getting back in the swing of things asap! Thanks to everyone who showed their love for our blog at ECCC. You all were awesome.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Playtime with Clayface- by Scott

It's playtime at Arkham and time for fun: Clayface and his buddy are having a grand old time in their cell. 9" x 12", sumi on bristol. E-MAIL if you want this guy. $100 + $6 shipping US ($15 international) I'm pretty happy with how he turned out, but man, Skottie killed it today, didn't he?

Skottie: Clay Face

I love this character. I could do a whole week of sketches of this guy. Not much to say besides that. Here's Clay Face.

Brush, ink, and watercolor on 9x12 bristol

I'm pretty happy with this one and I'm bumping up the price on this one a bit if you want to take it home. $206 us or $215 international


Thursday, March 3, 2011


First off, thanks so much to EVERYONE for the incredible outpouring of support for the site. As most of you know, originals sell FAST and Skottie has even played with a new system in which to score one of his. That system will kick in again after he's back from Emerald City Comic Con this weekend.

Just as a reminder: if you purchase an original piece, it's the BLACK AND WHITE version. These are corporate characters that we're not permitted to make multiple prints of, so it's a one-of-a-kind sort of deal. NO COLOR PRINTS, NO BLACK AND WHITE PRINTS. The only instance in which you might get color is if Skottie or I use real media to produce the original, meaning a painting, and the prices will go up for those. But again, if you score a piece, it's the only one sold of any kind of that particular image.

Paintings will be rare around here, I think, as this site is designed for us to show fast, loose sketches. Still, paintings can sometimes be fast and loose, too. A painted image might look something like this:

But most of the time, it'll be the ink drawing, like these (still available, too, at $100 plus shipping. E-MAIL if you'd like one):