Wednesday, June 29, 2011

trying new things

Hey guys! New sketchy post! Have a bunch of new stuff and junk.

First I'm trying out a new style.  I kept the original pencils and colored over them in photoshop.  It's different   I think it needs some work still, but it's interesting and a start.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Night Updates

Wow, today I realized I haven't done a blog update all week! Unfortunately I haven't been doing much sketching, I've been too busy in other places!  You know what that means. LINKSTORM! Linkstorm, activate!

First off, new Book of the Barber over at Rocket Powered Dragon!
The fight with the Overgrown comes to an explosive conclusion!  I really like this page, and that panel in particular. More after the jump!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

spidey sketches

So I've been practicing with my markers like I swore to myself I would and did some spiderman sketches! It's a really weird feeling, I rarely ever do fan art.  Even as a kid I had this thing about not wanting to copy other people's work.  It's weird having to look up reference and wondering if your style is going to work with the character.  I must do more if it!  I think the last time I sketched spidey was in college.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

zombies and pelicans!

Hey guys! I have some more stuff today!

First off, I did an illustration for the the awesome band The Lion Faced Boy, and they're going to turn it into a shirt! Eventually. But I really liked the illustration, so I had to show it off.

More sketches and stuff after the jump!

Monday, June 13, 2011


I did a bunch of sketches today and over the weekend!  More sketches and naked ladies after the jump!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

ladies and artists

Hey guys! I just did some sketches of random stuff.  First, here are a few cartoony sketches of artists that I may use in a Random Awesome comic soon:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Looking Back

You guys! I just found all these old drawings from when I was a kid, and I need to show them to you. You think I make some crazy shit now?! Look at this stuff!

abs and updates

Hey guys! I've been retweaking my website! The first thing you'll notice is that I changed the URL from "dailygraphicjournal" to "thenoirguy". I created the daily graphic journal to draw little comics everyday and to help my art skills improve(which it did) but over time it turned into my main website. I just recently realized I could change the name of it and I've been using the tag "thenoirguy" for awhile. I think I'm going to stick with it for awhile. It took me awhile to find all the places I linked my website, I have a profile in so many places. The only question is whether I want to keep it a ".blogspot" or shill out for a proper url name. Thoughts?

I'm still undecided on the title. Should it just be my name or "The Noir Guy" or something like "The Noir Guy's website"? I'll figure it out.

I took out the link widgets and just created a links page. It's less cluttered and will probably get people's attentions better. I think at a later date I'll add descriptions to all the names. Still undecided as to whether or not to keep "favorite comics" and "Who I follow". Is it really necessary and does it fit?

I also added a tweety thing. Twitters are cool. I added the Rocket Powered Dragon button last week and I think I'll add a Sketched Screenings button, a Rickety Rat button, and maybe a Sketchy Noir button.

UPDATE: I added them. I added the crap outta them.

Speaking of Sketched Screenings, I updated that as well! I added a "Quick Reviews" section for movies I saw but don't have the inclination, will power or word count to write a full review. I might make a separate page for that if I make alot. I also added a "types of posts" section for people who want to see just reviews or just lists. I think that will be helpful. I may create a links page and possibly a contributors page, depending on if I get more contributors. And I did 2 new reviews! Kung Fu Panda 2 and Hangover Part 2!

Now for the fun stuff, sketches! I just did a few parts here and there from magazines, but I liked them enough to post them.