Sunday, October 26, 2008

Long Time, More Sketchin'

Sketchfro! - The Combo : By Christopher Taylor
City Sketches: By Christopher Taylor More Sketches, and Sonic: By Christopher Taylor
Old man in the city: By Christopher Taylor
More Random City Sketches: By Christopher Taylor
People Sketches and Duke: By Christopher Taylor

So, Fritag, gehen ein Freund und Ich nach die Essen Spiel Salon (und Comic Action auch..aber was haben Sie da war sehr klein). Der ganz Salon aber war sehr toll! So viel spaz mit der neue spiel. Aber jetzt ich muss konzentrieren mein zeit auf Wohnung suchen. Weil mein VG partnerin ist total schlech, sie mochtest hier bleiben, mit alles Unordnung sie hat gemacht. So, Ich kann nicht on arbeit oder freizeit zeichung machen total traurig fur mich.


To be honest...after finally writing the german to it...I don't feel like English just do without for this time. Google translater! GO GO GO!

Friday, October 3, 2008

My Blank Page - part 2

Keine ahnung... mein Kopf ist leer. Kein idee für comic Geschichte machen, und alles mein persönlich Zeichnungs sieht nach das....

No head is blank. No ideas for making comic stories, and all my personal drawings seem to look like this...

Monday, September 29, 2008

E.V.E Online

E.V.E Concept Design One :By- Christopher Taylor
E.V.E Concept Design Two: By- Christopher Taylor

So, I'm applying for a concept artist position and decided to develop some concept art related to the game. Also, I feel it is necessary to try and show off a bit of the work I did for banner advertisements. I did some freelance banners for a game studio here in Germany called "GAMEFORGE" and produced quite a bunch of set banners for their game titles. Unfortunately they managed to find a Full timer to take over their advertisement dept, but I did make some cool banners. I'm just displaying one of the sets here for a game called "O-Game". I hope Blogger shows the animations.

All banners/images are copyright © GAMEFORGE [ ]

Friday, September 26, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Na, möchtest du mit mir kämpfen?

Glenn and Thanatos: Grayscale panting practice - By: Christopher Taylor
Zurich and Annet - By: Christopher Taylor
BANG THAT DRUM! -By: Christopher Taylor
JUMP Avian! - By: Christopher Taylor

Schlecht zeit machen Eingebung töten...aber, ich denke bleiben mir in diese Phase, Ich werde etwas prima machen. Ich warte für antwort von arbeit nach eine Kneipe, und ich muss Pandora's Paradox senden nach ein Verlagshaus im Frankreich heißen "DELCOURT EDITION". Sonst...der strasse nach Oktober ende ist nahe...Ich habe angst für mein letste Entscheidung für mein Leben.


Hard times kinda kill inspiration sometimes... But I'm thinking if things keep up in the "wanna draw" phase I'm in now, I'll get to doing something great. Anyways, I'm waiting on a bar job now, and also getting ready to send off Pandora's Paradox to a publishing company in France called DELCOURT EDITION. Otherwise...the road till October's end is nearing... I'm getting a bit afraid of making a final decision on my life.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Daily Sketch Group ONE-

Die ester von viel mehr (ich hoffe...) Taglich Zeichnung von die forum site, Ich glaube das ist gut fur mich, und fur mein kunst. Mehr ubung fur design und fur farbe.

Das hier is - Creature • FREAKY TOOTHY DROOLER HAS SOILED SHIRT + BIG, VEINY HANDS & ARMS. - Sagt mir was denkst du. Das freue mich sehr viel.


The first of many more ( I hope...) of Daily Sketches from the forum site, I believe that this will be good for me to do. (seeing as I wanted to do stuff like this with a group, I just hope it works out) More practice for design and for coloring.

This here is -Creature • FREAKY TOOTHY DROOLER HAS SOILED SHIRT + BIG, VEINY HANDS & ARMS. - Tell me what you think. I'd apprechiate it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My first Pirate - WAVE

Wave the Pirate and the whale Yggdrasil, the tree of life- By: Christopher Taylor

Wave the Pirate and her 2nd in command Bartkauz- By:Christopher Taylor

Wave and the Wooden Whale - By: Christopher Taylor

New character I developed. Her name is Wave and she is a child of the water. Grown up on a boat of her father, she have never stayed on land for more then a couple of days at a time. One day, while out to sea in a uncharted area their boat was attacked by a giant whale. The damage was great and when Wave awoke to find herself drifting in what was the shattered pieces of her fathers ship, she vowed to find the beast who did this. Her and her fathers crew were rescued by the Klu, a race of bird people living on a nearby island and it is there where she finds out that the whale that attacked her ship was none other than Yggdrasil, the tree of life roaming the sea's in search of something itself. Now, with her father mysteriously vanished from the attack, Wave takes it upon herself to hunt the whale to the end of the seas.

Well...what do you think?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Kind des BLITZES

I just picked up a new comic series that totally rocks. In german its called "Kind des BLITZES" and its really an amazing visual adventure about a boy named Laith and his mysterious powers. Definately worth a search up or import if its not in America.

Also, Pandora's Paradox Chapter 2 is in progress!

Ich habe ein neu comic gelesen und es ist unglaublish. In Deutsch es heiße "Kind des BLITZES" und es wirklich ist ein visuell überraschen von ein junge heiße Laith und seiner geheimnisvoll Kraft. Diese Buch ist ein gut lesen, und Wert importieren, wenn doch nur die Buch ist nicht im Amerika.

Und Pandora's Paradox Kapitel 2 habe Ich begonnen!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Just some Sketch Updates (NOW WITH ENGLISH UND DEUTSCH)

Demon Head- Sketch and Colored version- By: Christopher Taylor

Mechanic Girl- Sketch and Colored- By: Christopher Taylor

Dark Elves and pet - Sketch and Colored- By: Christopher Taylor Sonic Stopping- sketch and colored- By: Christopher Taylor
(Note to Archie Comics: I still want a job as a pencilist for the Sonic the Hedgehog Comics)

Nothing really to report. Still looking into comic handlers to determine which companies to pitch to.

Read over "COG", a post to pitch comic for Tokyopop. Not bad. The artist is from a Art Institute school like myself, so gotta support the rising artist.

You can see it here :

Other then that, need more work.


Gar nix so sagen heute. Ich suche für Comic Firma für mein Comic Pitch senden.

Ich habe ein Comic auf lesen heiße " COG". Nicht Schlech, es ist gut. Die Artist kommst aus ein Art Institute Uni, so Ich muss Sie mein Unterstützung geben.

Sie können ihr comic sehen here:

Und jetzt, ich brauche mehr arbiet.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Its finally that time!

The re-edit of the pages are done.

The German translation is done.

The cover is in progress....

Its time to market to all the comic companies I want to join!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Rant-er's Box...

I've been saying it time and time again....


I've been saying it time and time again, and seriously something needs to take place. Artist out there cannot get that support from big time, small time, heck even themselves sometimes, and sometimes I really think that having a convention annually or whatever, where ever, could not only put a nice amount of money in their pockets....but maybe, just maybe, give some people the confidence they want or need in themselves to keep on pushing. To let them know that there are people out there that want to read their stuff, or look at their artwork. I always relate back to the manga and anime of COMIC PARTY. I love it. Not only because I relate to the main character like we are the same person (cept I be black, he be Japanisch!) but because he is so lucky to have the chance, the place to showcase his work.

Something needs to be done.

............I need more bread :(

Friday, July 18, 2008

Just some sketchy updates!

Noodle Knight - Drawn by : Christopher Taylor "Boy and the Monster" (Experimental Name: Duke)- By:Christopher Taylor
"Duke and Tamara" - By: Christopher Taylor
A practice page from a bedtime story I made - By: Christopher Taylor
Another Practice Page from the same bedtime story - By: Christopher Taylor

Just some updates of sketch work I've been doing.

Looking into a book called "Der Ring Der 7 Welten". It comes from France but that's the German title. Some awesome color work and character designs. The world the characters are in seem amazing. I wanna be able to sit down for a while and read through this.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Way into Paradox!!

"You finished with that?" By: Christopher Taylor
"Random Walking Girl" By: Christopher Taylor
"Fairy of Thunder" By: Christopher Taylor
"Random Sketchpage" By: Christopher Taylor
"Summer Bubble Girl" By: Christopher Taylor

Today I have finally finished the first chapter to my new comic, Pandora's Paradox. I'm happy to finally have this first chapter complete as it is my first full color comic I've done. I hope to be able to continue with this comic, but for now, I'm going to edit text, content, and finally have a second translated version into German. Then my attack will begin. I will begin pitching my comic to American, German and Japanese audiences.

I also wanted to talk about a French comic that has caught my eye, in German the book is entitled "Der Ring Der 7 Welten". I'm very amazed at the context and beauty that this comic brings to its audiences. The watercolor style of coloring brings the characters and world to life. Its quite amazing. There are two books and I think a third one is being made. But I'll definitely grab all three copies when I get the money for it.

All and all, soon, I'll have to pick up some new freelance contacts, so here's to a successful run!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

White Eye Productions and Final Hour

Sketchbook Page: Bunny Girl at the PC, Demonic Mirror Maiden, and a Good Knight's rest-By: Christopher Taylor
Sketchbook Page: Monsters- By Christopher Taylor
Sketchbook Page: Concept work of Boy and Wind Spirit- By Christopher Taylor
Sketchbook Page: Black Dragon-By: Christopher Taylor

One of my freelance jobs as a Colorist for one of their comic series will be put out by the end of the week on their main site.

You can get your hands on a copy of "FINAL HOUR" with color's done by YOURS TRUELY, Christopher Taylor here:

FINAL HOUR - White Eye Studio

Also, since I'm part of this production, I'll be swimming around on their forum boards looking out for all the good and bad feedback on the comic. Hope to see some of you there! Spread the word! Taylor is coming up!


I went to a LAN party at a friend's house and while I when I wasn't watching the action, I drew a lot, and I was fairly happy that I managed to draw so much again. I missed that a lot. Gotta say thanks for that too. And Sacred GOLD wasn't too bad of an eye candy to watch being played. Mit mein Deutsch sprechen, ich muss dass später weiterhin tun.


Christopher R. Taylor - Illustration and Comics


Web Galleries: Portfolio Site

Deviantart Gallery

SKETCHFro! Blog and Illustrations


The Art Institute of Philadelphia/ The Art Institute of Phoenix July 2002 - September 2005

Major: Media Arts & Animation Degree: Bachelor of Arts for Media Arts & Animation

Graduated with Honors

Professional Qualifications:

Computer Skills: Flash (Good), Photoshop (Very Good), Premiere (Good), After Effects (Good), 3D Studio Max (Good), Maya (Good), Microsoft Office (Good)

Customer Service Skills: Good audible voice along with clear and proper grammar pronunciation, friendly, inviting, able to handle various situations as well as stressful encounters with customers.

Freelance Project History:



Pierre-Yves Lapointe Brisson- Pixel Characters for Browser Game

Description: Created villain and hero characters for a browser game. Designed characters on paper, then re-created pixel characters in Photoshop. Pixel sheets were created there and then animated by using FLASH.

Steven First- Texture Edits for Model

Description: Client had created textures for models that needed fixing. Readjusted texture and designs to fit the models. Editing was done in Photoshop.

Windmill Games- Sven- Concept Art for Online MMORPG

Description: Designed characters, starting clothing, Mafia clothing, villains and main city for studios use to develop 3D models of the concepts. Sketched characters, penciled, inked and then colored in photoshop.


Gameforge Studios GmbH- Internet Advertisement Banners

Position: Designer

Description: Created a set of 7 web banners for one of the studio’s popular game series using stock imagery and FLASH to help arrange and design.


Illustration and Design:


DORMWORLD – Storyboards for short animation

Description: Created 8 page, 4 panel storyboards for use for a short animation. Drew pages and then scanned into Photoshop for final edits and text matching.


Mark Krasovicki- Russian Training Manual Comic

Description: Created a 55 page Comic detailing the tasks of a Waiter/Waitress at the Temple Bar in Russia. Drew comic with pencil, then scanned into Photoshop for inking and editing. Added Russian text and word bubbles afterwards.

James Kershaw – 2 Mascot Designs

Description: Designed and Created 2 mascots based off of clients descriptions. Drawn, edited and colored in Photoshop.

Ron Brouwers – Professional Gaming Logo

Description: Created 2 logos for a professional gaming group for RTS games. Designed logo on paper, then scanned final work into Photoshop for coloring and editing. Lettering was applied through Illustrator and edits in Photoshop.

Pierre-Yves Lapointe Brisson – End Smoking Mascot

Description: Created a personal mascot for a quit smoking campaign. Designed, illustrated and colored in Photoshop.

Channel M- Princess Lucinda Short Comic

Description: Created short 10 page black and white comic for use by Channel M for their ongoing Heroine, Princess Lucinda. Created rough sketches and full illustrated pages digitally through Photoshop.

Antoine Dillard - Website - Hardcore Animation

Description: Redesigned and coded website using Flash. Designed, illustrated and coded complete layout for website. Can be seen at

Patrick Sessoms - 8 Paged Pitch Package with Cover

Description: Created a 8 page comic with cover for a pitch package. Drew pages with pencil, inks added and then scanned pages into Photoshop for retouching and adding letters and bubbles.

Kristopher Waddell - 5 Paged Pitch Package

Description: Added colors and set mood to illustrators inked paged for a 5 paged pitch comic. Coloring was done in Photoshop.

James Ives - Wedding Illustration

Description: Created Illustration based upon the Client and his wife for use on their wedding invitations. Drawing was created from photo reference, then brought into Photoshop to finish line-work, and color.

Alex - Console Dealer- Mascot Design

Description: Client wanted Mascots to help advertise their website for games. Designed sketches from descriptions, then made final line-art and colors in Photoshop.

Pinup Illustrations- Sexy Nuns

Description: Designed 2 illustrations for use in a collection of "Sexy Nun" drawings and illustrations to be sold. Sketched, then digitally inked and grayscale colored in Photoshop.

Curtis Lawson - History of Comics - Day of Comics Museum comic

Description: Created 2 pages in my style for used in a collected anthology comic of various artist about the history of comic books.

COZMIC- Tattoo design

Description: Design a memorable tattoo design from popular game Character Mario for the client. Sketches made, then pencil work and inked before brought into photoshop for color.

Marc Dahlem- Cartoon Book Project- Zeusinger

Description: Created illustrations to go along with a Germany Humor book to be pitched to publishers. Designed characters, sketched, penciled and inked illustrations before brought into Photoshop for final edits.

Celtic Minstrel- Web-comic- Trillium School of the Art

Description: Weekly web-comic for Created characters from clients description and sketch and pencil pages for the web-comic weekly. Drawn then colors pages. Edits made in Photoshop.

Anthro-Furry Character- Action Illustration B&W

Description: Designed the clients character for use in story/website. Sketched, penciled and then greyscale colored in Photoshop.

Zach - Black and White Character Illustration- Collection Website

Description: Commissioned to draw clients character in my own style for presentation on a collection website gallery. Sketched, penciled and inked the illustration before final edits were created in Photoshop.


Tone Chambers- Dr. Dre Illustration for Inspired Music CD

Description: Illustrated a cover for the design of Music inspired by the music artist Dr. Dre. Illustration was drawn, and then imported to Photoshop for color.

Yann Lülfz – Logo for local Member Group

Description: Design and created logo for use of a Members group. Logo will be used for stickers, advertisements and other assorted material for use in the group. Designed fully in Photoshop.

Will Beatman- Flash Animation for Website/ Spinning Record on Projector

Description: Created a short, repeating flash animation for use on a new website called “VIBE & SYNC”. The projector and spinning reel were to match the logo for the site in colors. Transferred logo into Flash and designed 2 projectors for the client to choose from. Once one was chosen, I animated the spinning film reel and movie reel onto it and added the logo of the site to the record.

Alessandra Davola- Fairy Tale Illustration

Description: Created an illustration based on a description for personal collection.

Drew the rough draft, then penciled the image for scanning and colored on the computer.

Cory de la Guardia- Zuda Comics Contest/Pitch Entry- Minimum Wage

Position: Pencilist/ Inker/ Colorist & Lettering

Description: Created an 8 Screen Pitch entry to Zuda Comics for Cory de la Guardia’s Minimum Wage. Designed characters from reference photos, rough pages, pencils and inks, then scanned into PC for Color and Lettering layout.

Greg Wilkinson- Mascot for Website

Position: Mascot Designer-Graphic Design

Description: Designed a Mascot for used on music web space from a design the client had originally created. Mascot was drawn, colored and optimized for use on the web.

Todd Guilmette- CD Album Booklet Artwork

Position: Graphic Designer for Album Book

Description: Designed Music CD album artwork for the client’s second music cd. Booklet included Visible Cover and back cover containing the client’s personal character. Style Matched main character into a created BG from description, inked then scanned into PC for color editing. Client ended up not using in the final product, however services were paid for.

White Eye Studio-Lawrence White- Colorist for Comics

Position: Flatter and Colorist

Description: Flatted and added color detail to comics being published by the Indie Comic label White Eye Studio. Preview of Comic can be seen here

Cotton Snourth- Maglenda’s Errand Girls-Manga Comic Pitch

Position: Pencilist/Inker/ Color Grayscale & Lettering

Description: Created a 6 page pitch comic for Louis Badalament’s Maglenda’s Errand Girls. Created Character Designs, layout pages, penciled and inked pages, then scanned into the PC

Mark Krasovickis- Sample Colored Comic for Website

Position: Pencilist/Inker/ Color & Lettering

Description: Created a 5 page sample comic in color with cover for use for a freelancing Comic artist web space. Comic will be seen as an example of what the website is set out to do, which can be seen here .

Sebastian Blasiak- Kidslab- Character Designs and Illustration

Position: Character Designer- Illustrator

Description: Created and Designed Characters for use in an Educational Project about water aimed for Children aged 7-9. Characters were then set in a illustration that would be used for the final presentation of the project.

Broken Souls Press-Short Story Comic- Donald Black

Position: Pencilist/Inker/Toner/Layout & Lettering

Description: Based of a story from a writer under BSP label, Curtis Lawson gave me the script to fully illustrate 10 comic pages to be used in an Anthology devoted to Horror stories as well as a magazine for horror comics.

Brian McKee- Book Cover

Position: Illustrator/ Cover Design

Description: Designed cover for book of short stories entitled “At the Gates of Heaven and other Short Stories” and for “Krishna in the Park- Selections from the diary of Carol Sheaves”. Books can be seen here:

Christopher Rama Rao- Web-comic

Position: Concept Artist/ Pencils/ Inker/ Colorist

Description: Work on comic panels for online comic. Design Characters and backgrounds while applying them to script that was provided. A panel every week.


Rob Giorgio- 360ep, Inc

Position: Illustrator

Description: Worked on two projects within the company and designed characters for use on t-shirts and websites.

Antoine Dillard- Hardcore (Website)

Position: Web Designer

Description: Designed and created interactive website for display at Hardcore Website designed and created in Flash.

Mark Tioxon- Getting Girls the Anime Way (Book and website)

Position: Concept Artist/ Lead Artist

Description: Designed and created the cover image for the book in use of sales. Also will be used as graphics for the website.

Mangamix Studios- Team MAXIMUM

Position: Illustrator

Description: Redesign characters for use in a poster to advertise for their comic. Designed poster for production and distribution for promotion purposes.

Arizona Independent Animation Project

Position: Concept Artist/Lead Artist

Description: Designed characters within one of the studio’s main animation projects. Also designed promotions and album covers for distribution at Conventions.


Sean Allan: Music DJ

Position: Album cover designer

Description: Designed an album cover for his next music collection album.

Willow Cottage Studios

Position: Lead Artist

Description: Character Design for lead character in production. In process of working on Storyboards for script.

Project: Bladeslinger

Description: 8 Paged pitch comic for Ken Faggio. Created Character Design, penciled and inked pages, toned and texted pages.


Position: Character Artist

Description: Have drawn various characters for use on web space on


Glen L. Down Elementary School Festival

Position: Caricature Artist

Description: As the day progressed, I was hired to draw paying customer’s

portraits in my style of art.


2 publication pieces in DOT, DOT, DOT magazine 2001-2002

Best of Show: Phoenix Anime Convention

Awarded for digital Artwork: A man and his Gun

Books and Publications:

Künstler und andere Nervensägen : Written by Dr. Michael Dahlem

Link to page:

Final Hour : Various Artist and Writers

Link to page:

Mysterious Visions: Volume 3: The Essex- Story by: Curtis Lawson, Illustrations by: Christopher Taylor

-Link to page:

Manga/comic: NEO|ARK Volume one

Link to page:

Endless Journeys: Book of published photographers work published.

My work: “The Falconer” ISBN: 0-7951-5247-7