On March 3rd Emilia "Emi" May Diak came into the world and fell immediately into my heart. The past few months I've spent getting to know her, and figuring out this new life of being a father. Let me tell you, baby's are no joke, but they are sooo worth it! I can be so … Continue reading So I had a baby…
There's been a lot going on in my life the past few months. Selling a house, getting ready for a baby. I've also been putting a lot of thought into where I want to take my career as an artist. With the baby coming my art time is going to be of high value. Forever … Continue reading Work from the Past Few Weeks
In November of 2013 I had the crazy idea to draw one Star Wars character a day counting down the 760 days that remained until the release of Episode VII. The catalyst for this idea was simple enough: To learn to draw better. The quest was soon after christened: Sketch Wars. Once December 15th 2015 arrived … Continue reading The New Sketch Wars
Over the last year I've had the opportunity to do some character drawings from the upcoming blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi for MakingStarWars.net
Recently John Bishop of MakingStarWars.net got the opportunity to interview some of the actors who portrayed various X-Wing pilots from various Star Wars films. To accompany his interviews he asked me to draw the corresponding helmet. I took this opportunity to continue to hone my digital art skills. Below are the first four helmets with … Continue reading Illustrations for X-Wing Interviews
For years I've turned my nose up at it, but after talking to my storyboard mentor it turns out that digital art is the industry's standard. So I created my iPad mini and decided to give digital art a real college try. Below is a 332nd clone trooper helmet done completely digitally using the first … Continue reading First Real Attempt at Digital Art
This past year I've gone back into the archives and dug out some of my favorite character drawings that I did for my Countdown to Episode VII and decided to give them a bit of an update. The purpose for the countdown was to help improve my drawing skills, so Sketch Wars: Revisited is a … Continue reading Sketch Wars Revisited
A week or so ago I finished my Second Star Wars Collage in what will certainly be an unending series of collages (if Disney has anything to do with it...meaning they're going to be making Star Wars movies until the end of time...and therefore I'll be making collages based on them for just as long.) … Continue reading ‘Space Opera’ Prints
Monomania | mänə'mānēə | - Exaggerated or obsessive enthusiasm for or preoccupation with one thing. 40 years ago today the world traveled to a far, far away galaxy for the very first time. To celebrate my monomania of Star Wars, I drew my next collage based on a 40 year old movie that the world … Continue reading Happy 40th Anniversary Star Wars!
I always have the desire to do non-Star Wars drawings, but for some reason I rarely do them. Something I would like to change. On Instagram, @LifeForm.co has a weekly drawing club based on a key word. Last week that key word was: He-Man, so I thought it would be fun to participate. The concept is obvious. … Continue reading He-Man = Hamlet?