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Grieverjoe (Jose Alvarez) is NOT a whiny emo as his name would suggest. He's an IT student with a love for art.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


I wanted to draw today, but I didn't know what to. In the background, my wife was playing Skyrim, and I could hear the Draugr attacking her. All of a sudden, I started sketching the rough outline of a figure in gray (with no guidelines!), and I thought it looked kinda cool, so I kept going. Before long, it turned into what you see on the left.
I thought it needed more, so I started adding stuff to it. This whole time, I had no idea of where I was going with this, so if some things look a bit out of place, is because I was just adding things without thinking.
After two hours, the result is what you see on the right.
It's not often I'm happy with my artwork, but tonight is an exception. I didn't plan this, and it felt good. Liberating, almost. I need to keep doing this.

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Teenage mutant ninja brazilianwanderingspiders!
Teenage mutant ninja brazilianwanderingspiders!
Teenage mutant ninja brazilianwanderingspiders!
Wandering the jungle floor!
Spider powah!

My challenge this time around was some kinda ninja/samurai bug. I thought about making a ninja mantis, but that seemed too easy. Right-click, open new window/tab for full size.
Sweet dreams!

Saturday, February 16, 2013


30-minute sketch of my character, Eva. This lady here; [link]
I looked to Daryl Hannah for inspiration. Think I did alright?

Friday, February 15, 2013


Someone in Polykarbon said they wanted a "kickass challenge from me".
Here it is. :D
About 30 minutes.
Reference http://www.realityburst.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/KickAss.jpg

Valentine's sketch

This is a sketch of an old drawing I did, back in 08, when I was amazing at art. [link]
I wanted to redo the whole thing and fix it for Valentine's Day, for my wife, but I didn't have enough time to finish it. Maybe some day, I will return to it and make it even better.
In the meantime, enjoy, and if you'd like, critique it.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Been really busy lately. Have some hands, and me playing around with different pencil brushes in Photoshop.