Thursday, December 29, 2011

Elmira Stagg: Convict pgs 2-4 (rough)

San Antone Buildings

The view from where I was staying on my last trip to San Antonio, TX. Lesson learned: fire escapes are insanely difficult things to sketch accurately on the fly.
Also, there is a friendly pigeon hidden in this sketch somewhere.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Elmira Stagg: Convict p1 (rough)

The pages are beginning to develop. Here's a peek. From the upcoming "Prison Planet" by The BRCS.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

RS Environment Sketches

The lay of the land from a project I am currently helping out with. Art direction by Erik Van Buren.

Chainsaw Girl

This is Chainsaw Girl. She's an original creation by A.J. Stang (MASSIFESTO), all rights reserved. My friend A.J. graciously invited me to contribute to one of his group's contests. This is what I came up with. See the color version (here).

Monday, August 22, 2011

Elmira Stagg: Convict (thumbs)

Here are the thumbnails for my Elmira Stagg: Convict story. It is scheduled to be included in the latest collection from the BRCS [link] tentatively entitled "Prison Planet." It's due out next year-ish, so you're really getting the jump on this. I've omitted the last sequence from the thumbs. To find out how Elmira's particularly upsetting predicament ends (or if it does in fact end), you'll just have to buy the book, you scoundrel. : )

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Some proposed character designs for a project. I don't think they'll get used for this thing, but they may show up somewhere else. (o)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hybrid Critters

Sketches from a third project I'm simultaneously working on. It's too early in development to go into detail. Let's save it for another day.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Backwoods Alien Folk

A study of some unsavory supporting characters that will play a part in my Elmira Stagg: Convict story for the BRCS. See the color version of these miscreants here.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Drawn from life that was skillfully killed, gutted, skinned, stuffed, and posed to reenact what it looked like when it was still living.

From the exhibitions at the Buckhorn Museum & Saloon, San Antonio, TX. One of my favorite places in all of Texas.

San Antone

Last week, I took a trip to San Antonio, Texas. While I was there, I decided to be a little productive by sketching some of my surroundings. Most of this was taken from restaurants on the Riverwalk. I used a Pentel R.S.V.P. fine point pen for my method of attack.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Shinobi Bobo sketches

This is my initial rough draft for a character that my illustrious good friend Eric Patin and I have been casually working on together. We're thinking of maybe having him star in two-page serialized short comic stories. We'll see.

This was my first time ever drawing a ninja capuchin monkey. You learn something new every day.

Image and Design Copyright © 2011 Daniel (strickart) Strickland and Eric Patin, all rights reserved.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Holy Calamity

So this is the wreckage I've been working on. Go check out the spruced-up shaded version of this one as well as others at The Strickart Deviantart (push). I won't mind. I'll still be working on computer painting the proceedings...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Durty Rat

This started out as a quick pencil sketch by Robert Bienvenu [link] that was given to me at one of our recent cartoonist get-togethers. I then inked and shaded the posted result. Thanks, Robert!

I think he bears somewhat of a resemblance to the late great Peter Lorre (google him.) Or maybe James Cagney?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

CHARGE Headshots

A few years back, I was commissioned by a couple of incredibly creative young ladies to work on character designs and a few promotional pages for their budding comic project entitled CHARGE.

These headshots are of the title's main character, Jamie, donning the mask that transforms her into the electrifying superheroine known as CHARGE.

I really enjoyed coming up with the different masks. I also found that it's a huge challenge to draw the same character's face from different angles, with different expressions AND masks, and keep it all consistent. I know I have room for improvement there, but I'm working on it.

I also plan on inking and coloring these. Just for the fun of it. : )

CHARGE is Trademark TM & Copyright © 2011 Karyn Pinter & Holly Scudero, all rights reserved.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mr. Bellows

I just hope I didn't go too Hellboyish on this one.

This is another rough sketch from The Great Undisclosed Project I am currently working on alongside my comrades Erik Van Buren and Dane Caro.

Without giving too much away, we are thinking about using this guy as a boss character. My line of thinking is that he'd be able to toss the main character into his fiery furnace belly, roasting him or her alive. The smoke plumes would then issue from his earstacks. Something like that.

Still, more on the way.

Image and Design Copyright © 2011 Daniel (strickart) Strickland & Erik Van Buren, all rights reserved.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Serratix

This one isn't easy on the eyes. He's more apt to gouging them.

This is a very rough character sketch from a currently undisclosed project that I have been collaborating on along with my good compatriots Erik Van Buren and Dane Caro. It's a pretty big deal. It's so classified that, in fact, you should probably stop looking at this right about... now...

Erik wanted to brainstorm on some really evil silhouette robots, so this is one of the designs that emerged from my end of the sketch pool. It was a lot of fun to play with the solid shapes. It's been a while since I've worked like that.

More to come soon.

Image and Design Copyright © 2011 Daniel (strickart) Strickland & Erik Van Buren, all rights reserved.