August 4, 2008


So I was just made aware this weekend that Irene Gallo, an awesome art director for Tor books, gave me a shout out on the Tor site and her blog. For those who do not know Tor is a heavy hitter in the science fiction/fantasy book genre. Many thanks to Irene, I am glad you enjoyed my work. For those interested here is a link to the little blurb:

I am working on a few things right now, one of them being a commission. I will post process shots and studies for it as I complete it later on. In the meantime here are a few sketches from my sketchbook.

First one, I was hanging out at the Starbucks with some buddies sketching, waiting for the doors to open for preview night at the Con. I sketched this one using a Hi-Tec C pen.

Next 2 are ballpoint sketches I was working on while hanging out at a coffeshop with a friend in Sunset Junction. These pages I was just trying to push different shapes and personalities with the people around me. It was cool cause we saw Sylar from Heroes getting coffee right next to us, how random.

That's all for now, I'll be back with more things, hopefully some color to spice up this thing. Thanks for looking!



Joseph Lee said...

Very cool sketches! Love it!

Eric Orchard said...

Great sketches!

Simon Scales said...

Hey man...i was just about to email YOU with that link LOL - vey cool man - and nice sketches too :)

Patrick Ballesteros said...

Thanks guys, always appreciate the feedback!