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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.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Meow-velous Birthday!

Monster Hunter Felyne done as a birthday gift for a friend.
Photoshop CS6, about 3 hours.
Process video!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dream No More

With all the comic work I've been doing lately, I wanted to do something a bit more painterly for a change.
Inspired by Metallica's song, "Dream No More", and by Alex Konstad's "Hell of a Story"
It came out a lot darker when I saved it, not sure why. Sorry!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Chibi Laele

Working on page 2 of the comic. Had to take a break from drawing obnoxiously attractive Middle-Eastern men to draw a cute chibi for the wife

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Random demons

Random mostly-humanoid demon heads, because why not.
Pigma Sensei pens on printer paper

Sunday, October 23, 2016

1 point perspective study

More NMA goodness. This time, some perspective drills and sketches with Sheldon Borenstein.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Ever Skyward page is up!

I’ve created a Tumblr page specifically for the comic. I’ve been really working on it for about a year, and I think I finally have a good idea of what I’m doing with it.
Right now, there’s only the Kanú Tamú painting I did, but expect to see some more pages going up soon!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Kanu Tamu

"A man goes unto the road whose course does not turn back".
Amund, The First Hunter

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Kazuya sketch

Me: "What should I study today? Anatomy? Drapery? Maybe a master study?"
Brain: "How about Kazuya from Tekken, from a weird angle with some crazy perspective?"
Me: "ok lol"

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

More style exploration

Still working with different styles and approaches, this time trying to marry Marko Djurdjevic and Matt Rhodes' approaches.
Character belongs to Marko Djurdjevic.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Expressions after Vilppu

More work from NMA, more Vilppu. Expressions, this time.
The ones on the right are from a model, about 30-45 seconds each. The best way I can explain it is to capture the expression quick and loose, almost like the gesture of the face. You can always go back and refine it later.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Style experimentation - Javed

I was actually not done with this done, but I accidentally flattened the image and saved over it. Whoops!
Moving on!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Style experimentation

Just like the title says, just playing around with styles. I still want to do my comic, but I need to find a style to stick to. More to come!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Vilppu arms study

Recently signed up for New Master's Academy. For my first week, I'm doing upper arm studies after Glenn Vilppu.
Good stuff. You should check them out. :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

(sin)X My Heart

Assassin Cross from Ragnarok Online.
My character, Arrios, and my wife's character, Rune.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wizard commission

A commission I recently did for Snapcasters Gaming and Espresso. Go check them out. :)

You are not authorized to use this picture without written consent from me, the artist. Why not commission me instead to draw you your very own wizard? :) Drop me a line! Maybe we'll have lunch.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Skyrim - Where in Oblivion are you?

don't mind me just being 5 years late to the joke is all
Based on several true stories.
The face in panel 6 is an homage to Coelasquid's God of War comic.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Ever Skyward - Mín shēng

Computer still out of commission, but I've started to get the parts for it. In the meantime, have a traditional sketch for a character exploration.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lord Beerus

Sorry about the lack of activity; my computer is out of commission. In the meantime, have a Lord Beerus sketch, on a post it note!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Where'd you go!?

For those of you who've wondered (and for those of you who haven't) where I've gone, I got a pretty beastly new computer (yay!), but it came with Windows 10 (boo!). It was working great, right up until it wasn't. I've still got my tablet, and I can still do some drawing on it, but I've been spending my time and energy on getting my computer back up (still working on it!).
Just to let you guys know I'm not dead, just a little annoyed.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Fencing gesture study

I've been looking at some Disney art, and I love how the animators capture flow and motion by exaggerating the gesture. Decided to give it a shot by using some fencing poses as reference.
I think I need to exaggerate a bit more. What do you guys think?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Ever Skyward - Mesfin

Character exploration for Ever Skyward.
He will be the next major character introduced, but I gotta figure out a look for him. I'm kinda leaning towards the left one. What do you guys think?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Account of the Black Hand

"He was 7, no, 8 feet tall, walking with a sense of purpose, never looking to his left or right, never faltering. His face was black and terrible, like the face of Death itself."
"No man is that tall."
"Well… it could’ve been a woman, honestly!"
"A woman? What did her face look like?"
"His face looked like this."
"I thought you said it was a woman..."
"Look, it could've been a man, or a woman! What does it matter? It was the Black Hand!"
"The Black Hand? That’s a myth for kids and fools! You need to stop hitting the bhang lassi, brother!"

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Studies 20160426

Quick studies for tonight, from Croquis Cafe.
Taking some of Scott Eaton's advice, instead of trying to do the full figure in the allotted time, I instead picked parts of the model to try and capture.

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Quick sketch of Hitoshura/Demi fiend from Shin Megami Tensei:Nocturne, just for fun.
Out of all the SMT games, Nocturne is definitely my favorite. :)
Since the game takes place in Japan, I thought I'd make the character Japanese, but I think he came out more Filipino
PSCS6, about an hour.
Process video here! https://youtu.be/4tSsZJxK0F0

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ever Skyward - pg5

I haven't forgotten about my little project. I spent so much time on this one, because I couldn't get the background to look just the way I wanted it, and decided to move on, otherwise it'll never get anywhere.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Still working on likenesses, but I think progress is being made.
Top one is Vanessa Wedge, stylechameleon.deviantart.com/

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Master Studies

Elvgren and Zorn.
The bottom right by Zorn messed me up. Very subtle plane changes!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


So I've been pretty sick for the past week or so, and today I finally went to the doctor. I was diagnosed with Bronchitis, but the funny thing is, last night, during one of my not-awake-not-quite-asleep moments, I convinced myself I had Bronchitis, then in my head, I saw Bronchitis as this weird sphere-looking animal, with the mouth of a deep sea viperfish, its nose above its eyes, and this weird wispy imp hair. Following it, were these tiny and frail rat-like creatures (called Wisps) that were made of the same hair Bronchitis had over its body. They would follow it and shed their hair all over the place. Sometimes they would get tangled in Bronchitis' hair.
And now that I'm feeling much better and strong enough to paint again, I give to you Bronchitis, and what it (apparently!) looks like.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Just a plain doll

Alternate title: "...even the Doll, if it please you..."
The Doll, from Bloodborne. I tried to emulate Alphonse Mucha because why not.
Photoshop CS6. Don't know how long it took.