Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ich werde wirklich erschrocken... (this is a big rant guys)

"The Goddess of the Crescent Moon" -By: Christopher Taylor
"Glenn Sueznin-2008" -By: Christopher Taylor
"Point-and-Shoot" -By: Christopher Taylor
(Note: I realize his body is outta proportion. I'll probably fix if its colored)

"Nyomi- Relic Hunting Days" By- Christopher Taylor

I guess when it all comes down to it, figuring out if your really going to make it in life with what you want to do or your passion, is a hard realization. Ever since stopping NEO|ARK, because of bad reviews, mixed messages, and as I can't forget the total ham and cheese sandwich handing of a critique I recieved at the Phoenix Anime Convention in November 2006 by some of TOKYOPOP's editors, I've had this small voice inside telling me "You'll never get anywhere, you'll fail, fly back to New Jersey where you'll stay for the rest of your life serving the youth of tomorrow in their drug infested, kicking over trash cans, robbing and beating elderly people, lighting and blowing things up for "fun", sitting at their mom's house doing nothing for the rest of our lives lifestyle while working at whatever rat infested grocery store or Best Buy or Staples they decide to put up next. And I've fought hard against this thinking. I've thrown myself at any or every job whether or not I've had experience or not, or if I know the program like the back of my hand or whether a bit of training would help me become better. However every company seems to think I'm not worth it. I've spent countless of days and times searching for work, applying, practicing so that I'll be ready for whatever they try to hit me with, going in there and talking with them, explaining to them that despite what handicaps I might face, I want the job and I will learn and grow with the job. But still...nadda. Nothing to call for except some extra art, some 3D work that ranges from bad crap to O.K. animation, and things like that. I want in something. Drawing is life for me. Even forcing myself to stop, somehow I'll always find a way of picking up a pencil and sketching down things. I cannot see myself doing anything else. Anything, not customer service (not anymore), or computers and electronics (tho I probably wouldn't mind for a middle job or something), not food services (never again). I don't know what or how to get this across to the people not hiring me or giving me a shot, because I'll say it now. I am a force to be reckoned with. I've been push down before many time, and gawd-damn it, I'll rise again. So you can throw bills at me for stupid crap, past employers can continue being dicks to me for no reason and trying to weasel money outta me for no good agenda because some way I'll earn money and one day I'll be able to hold onto it instead of paying on loans or whatever stupid ish pops up, Ex-girlfriends that suck, STILL SUCK, because present girlfriend is hella better in so many ways. Friends that run off that I thought had a close bond, don't have to contact me, its ok, because my real friends have stuck with me through everything, and are still here with me now, tho 4000 miles away, and for whatever reason ever, I'll always have my Family, tho sometimes I might come off as a failure in some ways, I know that my determination shines through, and make them proud.

I hate bad dreams.....I hate jobs that don't tell you why your not being hired, or what's wrong with certain submissions handed into them. If they have the time to review it, they have the time to tell you what's wrong so that you can improve. I hate people who say they're there for you, but then just go away, tho the varrious forms of communication in this day and age, and I hate girls that cheat on guys, or treat the good guys like crap for no good damn reason, then try to keep them on a leash to statisfy their own selfish emotions only to drop them like their nothing, like a mom leaving her newborn baby in the trash. today...what is wrong with you people.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Xbox 360 is dead, nothing left to do now but draw!

"Against the WILD platypus" - By: Christopher Taylor

SO I'm sitting here since 7:something in the morning cause I can't sleep. I've been in such a blah mood every since my Xbox 360 got the red ring of death. Reviving it with the "towel" trick as so boasted online, revived it for a couple of minutes. Damn you Xbox 360 Dashboard update....At least I got to talk to my best friend for a couple of hours. But now that line of communication is cut cause of the box going down.

P2 (Pandora's Paradox) now has 11 colored pages finished, when I hit 14, I've gotta start drawing out the rest of the pages. American comic books hold anywhere from 22-30 something pages. German are damn well near 48! Wow. For one book!? Thats pretty cool. From what you saw last time, there have been nothing more then just trying to improve what the original story pages were. However, thats why page 14 is important! The original that I drew up, I got to page 10 and stopped for a bit. Now those 10 pages were extended to 14. Thats a pretty big jump as the first 2 pages were extended to like 5. Better opening, better breakdown of who the main character is and her personallity, and better visual presentation of what happened to her on a certain page. I'm just gonna have to think good, of what I want to happen from this point on, cause there will be no more of my old pages guiding me like how NEO|ARK has.

I'm really looking forward to cracking out the rest of the pages and translating them into German. I think that'll be fun to see something of mine in a different language text.

Heute, es ist Regen, so ob es regnet oder schneit, Ich kann die stadt gehen und ein neu buch kaufen. :0 Oder.....ein Wii....hmmm...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I've got a headache....or starting a cold ~____~;;

"Pandora and the Caterpillar" - By: Christopher Taylor
"Pandora riding Frog" - By: Christopher Taylor

"Pandora's Model Sheet" - By: Christopher Taylor

I hate waking up in the morning and the first distinguishable feeling/mood is groggy or grumpy. Makes me feel like old man status will hit me before 30. Especially how my legs and some other joints has been hurting me for a while now. Not cool, not cool at all. I need my wrist to draw damn it!

Pandora's Paradox now has 5 revamped and colored pages. Looking back on the orignal speed-thru comic I made and comparing them to the ones now is like, "eh, what were you thinkin' bro?" Eh, its my blog, I'll show a example...

The first version of (what was) page 2 "Awaken by a strange voice"
The new version of the same page (now page 6)

Yea...told you so.

Look for more Pandora's Paradox updates soon! First things first.....TOAST!! I'm hungry!

Keep it sketchy!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I've finally got it working!

"He's Still got it " By: Christopher Taylor 2006

"He's Still got it" By: Christopher Taylor 2007

I haven't done too much drawing for illustration in the past couple of days, because I finally got my X-Box 360 running again. So the fun and ideas are flowing. Playing Blue Dragon finally is awesome, and replaying Sonic the Hedgehog (even with the long ass loading screens) has been missed. But the GF and I are heavily into Splinter Cell Double Agent. What drawing wise I have been doing, is 14 comic pages sketched and awaiting color. Which'll have to find out later.

OH, and for the sake of any person moving outside the USA, a power brick bought from the country your going to to power the Xbox from the country your from, will work. Period. Travel Save.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

SUPERBOWL SUN- umm....Monday??

"Daniella- Before and After" By: Christopher Taylor
"Paradox Travelers" - By: Christopher Taylor

Well its SUPERBOWL Sunday and here I'll be watching the game at 00:00 am Montag morgen while my friends in the past watch the game at the normal issued time of 6:00pm. Still, its fun to be Futureboy. This morning finally managed to pull a good drawing out from my hand. It seems like the slump I just shook off is inching its way back into existence. I must find a way to stop it for good. I'm in a dilemma tho. I want to start a story, I just don't know which one!? Pandora or The Lancer girls....Lancer girls or Pandora. I should just shut up and start both, but I don't think I'd be able to devote equal amount of time to the two. Also I don't want one stories problems to rub off on the other.

Tonight, while stuffing face with pizza and chicken-wings galore, I will decide.....or somehow make a vote thingy if I can get people to read this :P


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