Thursday, December 13, 2012

Radioactive Skeleton PHASE TWO!

I think I have the painting to where I like it...dropped in a few elements with photoshop real quick to get a feel for what I'd like to do.  Could work...

Monday, December 10, 2012


Working on the painting for my book cover.  It's going to be this face superimposed over the horizon of a planet and stars and shit.  (I'm saving that for post, as Alec Stevens would say.)

Let's hear it, Suckpumps.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Needed to put this online, will explain later.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fistbumps in outer space!

The Fist-bump Cosmic!

 It would be nice if there was kirby krackle behind the hands, I tried to iply that with the shapes, but, never really worked on it much.
Thor. Done when Jason was gonna be Thor for halloween, then I found him a tron suit... so, now he's sam flynn with a Mjolnir.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

quick sketches

A doc savage sketch, and a drawing I started as just a mustache, that ended up as a mix between flynns dad from cloudy with a chance of meatballs and every invincible bad guy. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I think I like this one the best, with the table under the picture... not sure if I'm crazy about the handwritten writing, so I left it off.

Monday, August 20, 2012

You know who else likes getting headbutted in the face? MY MOM!!!

A regular show drawing from my sketchbook, I colored it over the last 2 days, thought it came out really nice, plus, theres a wing sauce fingerprint variant, which in my mind, would come 1 with every 20 ordered.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Knock Knock, who's there? Doctor...

Did this at work today after reading an article about how dr. who used to scare british kids like crazy, uh DUH! He looked like a child molester getting out of a phone booth! And what's with all the Neck-cessories?  I haven't seen any eps since 1990, so this is the only Dr. I know.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The wild west

Did this yesterday while on a break at work. Ballpoint pen and white out on newspaper.

Friday, June 15, 2012

RE-rezzed! an hour color job

Did this the other day while I was bored, it's not done, but it's done enough to post, and I did it at too small of a resolution, and I'd want to clean up alot of the cubes and stuff.  Still posting though.

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Hey guys, been a few weeks, did this tron drawing on the way to Cedar Point in the car, and then inked it in the hotel room and added the blue with a marker when I got home.  Thought it was neat, and now I'm sharing it, feel free to do the same!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Quick Question

I've been painting this small mural in our new baby's nursery and neither one of us can figure out if it's done or not, I was planning on doing more, adding shadows, but I like the simplicity of this, so I've decided to not do shadows, but I want to know, should the branches have marks on them too?  Does it look unfinished if they don't? 

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Friday, May 4, 2012

HI-FInosaurs - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More OK, i know i haven't posted in a while, but i have a design up for threadless at the moment and it would be super boss if all you handsome babes out there voted for my shirt and helped it win!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Unfinished bidness

Here's a few sketches from my sketchbook I haven't posted yet, including one new ninja turtle one I did while watching the first movie the other night.

Saturday, March 31, 2012


Haven't been drawing much, but here are a couple of aliens I did for a client. Sketched on a piece of notepad, scanned in and finished with the Wacom.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Recent Sketches

Here's a few sketches I did over the last few days, a Conan ( or other barbarian type ) sketch that got out of hand and I inked with a micron or something, don't care for his face, as it wasn't drawn when I inked the whole thing, the face and sword were just shapes, and I wish I would have worked them out more.
And a Haunt sketch, nothing major here, but I thought it looked neat, it was in the fold of my sketchbook, so the side is all blurry.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Book Cover stuff

So! My bro Scott (yeah, there are more than 2 Cram bro's - tremble in fear) actually finished a horror novel! (Available on CreateSpace and Amazon.) He asked me to do the cover, so I thought I'd do a quicky post on the process.

It's a zombie novel, and it's got a real 1980's tone to it (IMHO). Especially those disaster/apocalyptic type novels where you follow several characters/groups over the course of the novel until their disparate threads inevitably collide. So when we talked about cover designs I had in my head a certain kind of 80's horror novel cover that was mostly negative shapes - like paper cutouts. The title of the novel is The Well of Trees and that, combined with the zombie angle, informed the first design - hands as a forest sitting on top of a skull.

(The plane is important in the book too, and I just wanted something up there to break up the space.)

I sent it off, but as I was looking at it I started thinking that the red didn't really work for me. And I started worrying about how the title and credits were going to fit in. So while he was looking at the above, I knocked the following together:

No need for the plane with that layout, so it's gone. I like the green better with the blue and like how Scott's name kinda double's for eyeballs. I think this is my favorite of the bunch.

Got feedback. Not liking the skull so much. Like to see just the hands. Maybe some different background colors - say orange. And how about some stars in the sky? Might give it some depth.

No problem, says I. Versions 3 and 4:

Scott loves the orange one - and I kinda like it too. It's simple, but I think that will work in its favor on a shelf. The orange will be really bright and the white hands will pop. We decide to go with this one, but remove the plane to the back cover and add the stars.

Just for giggles I do a version with a green background.

For some reason, this also works. And it looks kinda good and creepy, especially on a screen. After a little more back and forth we decide to go with the green cover:

Scott jokes we'll do the orange version for the international edition. All in all a fun distraction from paying work and a way to use some creative muscles I don't get to all that often. Check out the book if you get a chance - it's not bad!


Thursday, March 1, 2012

I love doughboys! Oh...wait...

Someone on DA suggested I try sketching something "historical, like WWI". So, here you have a doughboy trekking through no-man's-land and being none too happy about it!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I always liked Hound from the old cartoon. Just doing some quick sketches for funsies after the kiddos hit the sack.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Dinosaurs Playing Nintendo

Well, that's what it is.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sketches done while watching kids movies

Hey dude-lers! ( score ) Here's a few new sketches from the last couple of weeks, with a few bits of explanation involved.
I drew Jason the other day when he was supposed to be doing his homework, and just kept writing what he was saying instead of doing his work. I edited out the picture of Justin from Wizards of Waverly place I was drawing above him, not that it wasn't good, it just didn't fit. Just like Justin! How ironic! You Waverlovers out there will get that one!

This is an Ewok. You knew that.

Han and Jar Jar, in this drawing there was originally Chewy holding Jar Jar still while Han shoots at him, and han was saying something like " You saw it Chewy, if anyone asks, he shot first! " But I liked the pose for Jar Jar, so I axed the chewy. The likeness on Han is bad, I used a coloring book drawing as reference and even theirs was better.

This is a sketch I did of Judy Moody, while watching Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. It's a picture of her being obnoxious and bossy, but it's ok, because she's wearing a boa and her shirt has a joke on it, so you KNOW she's eccentric, and that makes up for her being a 10 year old bitch. ( maybe that's too harsh, the movies actually pretty funny, and she learns her lesson in the end ) As an aside, she does not own a Fart Boat shirt... but I WISH I DID!!!

Jason asked me to show him how to draw a killer whale after watching Free Willy 1 and 2 ( can you believe theres 2 more after that?!?!) So I turned it into a bit about a marine animal comedy club called the Splash Zone. I liked the idea, and even like the joke on the page, so I know theres plenty more of that to come in my book and on this site!

Thats it for now, just figured I'd post a few to keep things fresh, thanks Bob for posting some stuff up too!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I still draw sometimes, really

Not for months, but hey! Figured I'd get off my ass and start doodling again, maybe make a "contribution" to the blog. Still check it off-and-on and keep being inspired by the stuff you folks post.

So, sorry to bring the overall quality down!

Some quicky character sketches for (nerdnerdnerd) Pathfinder game I'm in that Jeff runs:

That's Pinder, a halfling Rogue.

And that's Tamblyn, a dwarven Cleric.

Hopefully noodling with these will warm me up to do some more finished stuff.

More SEER sketches!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Clueless Carpenters!

Hey guys, here's a sketch I did out of boredom while watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse... yeah, I'm cool. I decided to ink it with a prismacolor premier .08 pen I found at work, I usually use sharpie pens in my sketchbook, but I was really impressed with this one, it didnt' bleed at all, and I think they're only like 2 bucks a pop since they're the prismacolor version of microns. It took me a while to come up with the title, I was thinking Carin' Carpenter for a while, because it sounds like Karen Carpenter, but then I realized I'm not 100 percent sure who that is... just that it's a name I've heard before. It was Careless Carpenters, but I changed it to Clueless as I inked it, not sure why, I think I like the way Careless sounds better, but either way, I'm happy with it.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

lighthouse ideas

some quick lighthouse hangout sketches for Jeff, let me know what you think jeff, there's not much there to go on. Let me know if there's anything in the right or wrong direction

More sketches

Here's another Star Wars sketch, done the day after the Darth Vader one, it's Chewbacca being detained by some storm troopers, but not before decking one of them. Jason wanted me to draw Luke, so I just told him the guy in the back was luke in disguise, that's why theres an arrow over his head.
And another alien from a galaxy far far away! This time in the form of a campy record that I wish existed!