Vanquish Studio


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Adding Tutorials

In case you didn’t know it, I’m working on a project with my best friend. He is writing a graphic novel and wants me to illustrate it. I don’t mind and I’ve always wanted to try my hand at sequential art. However, there are some challenges. For example, drawing the same character in different poses, coloring, adding dramatic lighting, etc. I could go on and on about this subject because there are literally hundreds of things to know. Comic book illustration isn’t easy. Anyway, many people want to learn to draw but get stumped. They just don’t know what to do. You are more than welcome to follow me. I’m going to create my own program to improve on my skills and I’ll share my learning.


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Editing New Videos

Woo hoo! I tried to upload a video to YouTube and, believe it or not, it worked. So now I have the option of posting on my website OR my YouTube channel OR both! I think I’ll do both. I mean, I am a teacher and I do have the summer off so why not indulge?
I’m working on a foreshortening series starting with hands and then moving into the face. I need work on both. I’m also working on value. It should be fun. I’ll post my new videos very soon!


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A BIG VANQUISH THANK YOU!

Oh my goodness, another con has come and gone. Thank you, sincerely, EVERYONE who stopped by and bought a print, commissioned a drawing, stopped to chat or just stopped to look at my art. I genuinely appreciate the fact that other people like what I draw. Chibi big heads fused with American comic-style anatomy was a gamble but people seem to really like it. November we are expanding into gaming starting with The Legend of Zelda franchise. That series is very popular and, because of an awesome commission, I have ideas for an impressive Ganon! Speaking of which, if you like gaming check out Kyle’s YouTube channel for gamers, AZ Link. He has a great sense of humor and you get to preview games the AZ Link way.

Thank you again everyone!!!! You made 2018 a successful year.


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Find Vanquish Studio in the 1000 Aisle!

It’s hard to believe but Vanquish Studio will be making a 6th appearance at the Phoenix Comic Fest. Yup, we’ve been showing our art since 2013. Along the way we have shown next to some awesome people like Odd Truth . And met some other VERY talented artists. This Memorial Day weekend is the weekend of total geek-dom…and I love it!!!Vanquish ad1


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Setting Up the Studio

In 2009, I had a studio photography business. Needless to say, I find taking pictures of trees, rocks, and mountains much easier. People have such opinions about themselves and how they should look. TRUST THE PHOTOGRAPHER!!! Its our job to make everyone look good. Anyway, that business sputtered and failed (I can admit that). But I learned a lot of life lessons and it has helped shape who I am today. Well I still have the equipment. I use the back drop stands at the cons to display my art. Things like that can always be used. I finally figured out a use for my lighting stuff. Actually, my cat broke one of my bulbs ($30). Bummer. But hey, that forces me to be more creative with my lighting.