Early "Lucky" Concept Sketch

Here's a sketch from one of my notebooks from when I was first trying to come up with a design for Lucky. It took lots of sketches to arrive at the rabbit-gorilla-robot that you know now. I tried tons of different approaches. In one round, I made him look like a grasshopper.

Fun fact: I haven't used pencils for years, even in my notebooks. It's all pen - it's helped me get better at drawing because I can't erase, I have to commit to whatever I put down. Made a huge difference.

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Untitled Cityscape

Sketch of a city I’m working on for one of the Flux Destiny books. That's a major University building at the top of the hill.

I love drawing cityscapes. They're great catalysts for story material. As I sketch them, I come up with unique buildings, neighborhoods, and street layouts that inspire fictional histories that end up providing me with story ideas.

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I really liked this Hugo character art I did for a Flux Destiny mini-comic. I've been using the mini-comics as a way to try different types of clothes, and practice drawing folds in material. That one strand of hair that's misplaced was fun to draw... I feel it shows the dimension of his head.

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Marco 15 & 18

Here's Marco at 15 with some notes, I included him at 18 so you could see how he's grown. Marco has quite a few scars you'll learn about soon enough. I wanted to show that Marco was just a vulnerable teen just a few years ago before a number of life events changed his outlook on life. I included several notes on Academy uniforms in this entry.

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