I admit, I have the WORST initial sketches ever

Well I’m happy to report that I’ve finally gotten back in my studio to started on some fresh new paintings.  I was coming up w/ some new ideas, when a friend came over and started laughing at my thumbnail sketches.

I’ve never been good at keeping a decent sketchbook (they usually just turn into ‘to do’ lists), so I stopped investing in the nicely bound ones, and just stick to cheap lined notebooks.  I usually sit down for a few hours and roughly sketch up a few ideas, find one I like, and move straight onto the final piece.

The funny part comes when you compare the two side-by-side.  Most of my initial sketches are almost impossible to make out.  I mean art instructors everywhere would cringe if they saw these sad chicken-scratch drawings.  Don’t believe me?  See below:

iam8bit Sneak Peek

So excited to be included in the iam8bit show in LA this year!  Over 100 artists & illustrators will be included, all showcasing artwork of their favorite old school video games.  I can’t reveal my whole set of paintings just yet, but I will say that I did 5 small pieces that all work together as one, entitled:

5 Reasons I Could Never Beat That Damn Game

Anyone guess the game?