Category Archives: Sketches

“Kylo Ren & Stimpy” Spoof

I’m a real sucker for a good mashup. In anticipation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens I did this colored pencil/pencil/marker drawing of Kylo Ren from Star Wars with Ren & Stimpy (and Stimpy as Captain Phasma)


Pencil / Colored Pencil of Joel and Clem from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal-Sunshine-etsyIn the middle of working on other projects, while watching my Clean Films edit of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” I felt inspired to work on a new piece with Joel and Clem. (I actually did one for Amy around 2006 – i think it was even like 16 x 20, one of my biggest portraits).

I aimed to do a quick-style sketch. I started it while watching the movie, then finished it the next night. I wanted to do their faces pretty detailed and then just lightly sketch in the bookstore backdrop. I love that this is Joel’s memory version of Clem and how she tells him to remember her just before she vanishes. I decided to fade them both out as if the whole image is threatening to disappear at any moment.

It’s all graphite except for colored pencil for her hair.

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“The Rocketeer” Colored Pencil Sketch

il_570xN.741779085_izrnI love love loved The Rocketeer when it came out in 1991. It’s definitely a modern classic to me and when looking for a new project to work on in one night, I decided on this colored pencil on black paper drawing of The Rocketeer from the movie poster artwork.

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LEGO Movie “Good Cop” Sketch

il_570xN.735049095_3odqContinuing the sketches on toned paper (Tan in this case), here’s “Good Cop” from The LEGO Movie.

Colored Pencil Sketch of Daniel Craig as James Bond in “Skyfall” On Black Paper


09-Skyfall-Bond-Bk-Paper-Feb-28-2015I started a sketch before this one — and a new detailed pencil portrait — but put those on hold once I picked up my first-ever pad of black paper.

I keep a folder of images on my iPad of ones that I may some day like to draw. Near the top (I guess cuz it’s one of the older finds) is a black and white wallpaper from Skyfall of Daniel Craig, the name of the film, and the image of the villain on the right. I just always loved the silhouette and monochromatic look of the image. Instagram artists can be super inspiring to me too, and when I saw some work done on black paper (or white paper turned black with markers and THEN drawn on top of), I felt it was time to try this image.

I ordered the Strathmore pad of black paper and sat down to try out this one in white colored pencil (I used Faber-Castell and Prismacolor, including one of their “Verithin” ones — so three kinds of white pencils). It’s tough to blend them and erase them, but it was a fun exercise. Also, the image gives Daniel Craig a blue pupil–which I loved–so I tried to replicate that here.

Oh, and I didn’t use a single graphite pencil, which is completely unusual for me and totally out of my comfort zone!

Colored Pencil Sketch of Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy

07-Rocket-Feb-21-2015-copyContinuing a run of sketches on toned paper in quicker bursts of time, I opted for this Colored Pencil Sketch of Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy. Love the film. Love the character, and I thought I’d give this one a shot. It was a lot of fun. The original is up for grabs in my Etsy shop too (prints separately as well).



Colored Pencil Sketch of Darth Vader in Star Wars

darth vader instagramThe same night I finished Ron Perlman as Vincent, I decided to try to punch out a quick sketch. Less than 2 hours later (with some of that time being spent drawing this while watching TV), I had this Darth Vader colored pencil drawing. It’s on 9×12 Toned Gray paper. Definitely a fun one.

Colored Pencil Sketch of Henry Cavill as Superman in “Man of Steel”

Superman-Feb-19-2015-copyI took a stab next at a drawing of Henry Cavill as Superman one night… but after failing to nail a different pose properly. I scrapped it and went with this one instead. Mostly happy with the result…

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Colored Pencil Sketch of Emmet Brickowski from “The LEGO Movie”

emmet sketch instagramThis was pretty fun too — trying to capture Emmet from a screenshot from “The LEGO Movie.” This one was just a couple hours one night while watching TV.

Colored Pencil Sketch of Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter in “Captain America: The First Avenger”

agent carter instagramMy third attempt at doing a full, quick sketch in one night went to Peggy Carter from Captain America: The First Avenger — a character that’s been making waves on TV in the show “Agent Carter.” This one was pretty fun, but tricky to get the likeness down quickly.