Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Goon

Within the past two months I've become extremely infatuated (or obsessed) with The Goon by Eric Powell. It's an amazing Dark Horse comic series and I've been getting my hands on every volume I can possibly find. So, naturally, while without a computer, I did a few Goon studies and this is my final result of the character drawn from my head. It still has some of my own twists as you can see, but I really studied how Powell mapped out Goon's face, which is distinctly the most important part of the character, next to his stature which I exaggerated in classic Dieter fashion.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010


No, I didn't die, but I have been computer-less for quite some time. I'm still awaiting my new one from a white shirt-black tie wearing squad of geeks who will remain unnamed. But don't worry! I continue to draw everyday, and whilst I was without Photoshop, I went back to practicing graphite. This is one of the drawings I did recently - my own interpretation of the lovable Flapjack. Here's what he normally looks like if you aren't familiar:

Flapjack is my favorite cartoon, it's hilarious and the art direction is fantastic. Don't worry, I'll have plenty more uploads when I actually have a computer to use at my disposal. In the meantime, you better be drawing everyday you fellow artists, you.

Take care,

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Demon Troll Witch Doctor?!

Did this quick demon troll witch doctor (they are real now) just for some lighting practice and what not. Pretty fun. I love digital painting!

Also, if you haven't seen it yet, check out the new trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark". He's such an inspiration to me, as well as many many other people, I really wish to be able to work with him someday.

I'd like to be able to develop this troll a lot further than what you see here. Hopefully a full body rendering will be in the near future :).