Sunday, December 23, 2012

STUDYING on a rainy day

      The two marked ones- Elfwinds ( NEO|ARK) Sketch and Toned By: Christopher Taylor

~As the smoke cleared from the devastating blast, only two shadow-like figures could be seen. One thing was for sure, these two were not human. They were creatures that could bond with the Wind and the Earth. The elements were theirs to command but for a price. Their marks, all but clear to the naked eye, was a symbol of their races greatest sacrifice. Ultimate power always comes with its price, but for these two, it was the value of controlling the trigger to that power, and not the power contained within.
It would be a long road ahead of him, but Glenn swore to become a Guardian, and for that he must abide to what his new Master tells of him at all cost.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

40,000 pageview!

The Goddess Candidates (Sketch and Colored) by: Christopher Taylor - 2012
The Goddess (Colored version) by: Christopher Taylor - 2003

Whooho! SKETCHFro! Bloggasaur has reach over 40,000 views! Thank you everyone!!

Monday, December 10, 2012


Fall Melancholy ( Sketch and Colored Version) By: Christopher Taylor

Color practice based off the Photo: Autumn Blues by a Deviantart Artist named juliart5. Check out the original photo~!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

More color practice.

Fist of the Wolf- NEO|ARK ( Sketch and Colored Version) by: Christopher Taylor

Just also wanted to post my reference for this practice. Inspired by Deviantart User TOADBOUE's illsutration VALLY, and Eiichiro Oda's illustration of Luffy's Second Gear.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Just some Color Practice

                          Wave- 2011 version ( SKETCH and Colored) By: Christopher Taylor

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Oh SNAP!! Fanart ( Happy Birthday Bro!) SKETCH and Colored Version- By: Christopher Taylor

Oh SNAP!! is part of Ground-up Studios! They just released the comic!! Go check them out at their own webpage: GROUND UP STUDIOS

Friday, November 16, 2012


One last step! If you want one, now is the time to reserve, because I will only print a small quantity!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas prep!

Prototype cards for the upcoming event in Köln Comichaus! I hope they will appeal to people!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Goddess at her best

Goddess Candidate Bianca Bellford ( NEO|ARK) 2012 -Sketch and Colored- By: Christopher Taylor

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Setting the Mood

NEO|ARK- SURROUNDED ( Page 3) - Sketch and Colored version by: Christopher Taylor

I wanted to test if this scene held the mood I wanted, so I decided to color it to get a better idea... so, what do you think? I'll be continuing with colors, but maybe I'll have to redo this page again. Good thing it's raining outside, inspiration for another go!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Two sides of the Same Coin

                                    Sleeping within him, lies a demon he cannot control.

                                      NEO|ARK - Two Sides - By: Christopher Taylor

This comes from two version of Glenn's Dimnasts Rwa spell. The Light Side and the Dark Side.

Two Forces come together...

Dimnasts Rwa- Light Version (SKETCH and Colored) By: Christopher Taylor

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How everyone gets their information

Welcome to the Information Hub ( NEO|ARK) Sketch and Colored- By: Christopher Taylor

The Info Hub: Where the geniuses of Guardia gather in order to help with important missions, intel about the mystical happenings on the planet. Two people at the head of this center of information are Janice and Matsumoto. Glenn gets to know these two during the beginning of his adventure.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


NEO|ARK (GOLDEN TIME HOMAGE) Sketch and Colored - By: Christopher Taylor

Reference Photo from this Production Image of Golden Time, Inspired by them.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Late Night Works Part 3

Something Watching You ( SKETCH and Colored Version) By: Christopher Taylor

Inspired by this comic, give them some love:

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Late Nite Work Part 2

Mystery of the Blue Water ( Sketch and Colored Version) By: Christopher Taylor

-Inspired by a Deviantartist I saw when browsing Mac stuff in a Mac Store. So I don't remember his/her name. But I liked the perspective and wanted to do something with turtles.... so this popped up.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Another late night

Dark Dimnasts Rwa ( NEO|ARK- REVIVAL! SKETCH and Colored Version) By: Christopher Taylor

Friday, October 5, 2012


RAISE YOUR HAND! (Sketch and Colored Version)- By: Christopher Taylor

NEO|ARK shall return!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Nintendo 3Ds paintings

Go here to check out another 3D painting I did, if you have a Nintendo 3Ds or an iPad or 3d capable phone, you can view it also!

Mobile Blogging in Japan

Well since I am only using my iPod here, I'll upload some sketches via this App for blogger (SPONSOR!!) This one was hard, sketched on subways and pencilled in smoother rides here and there. Go go Sonic!!

(Surprisingly... There isn't alot of Sega's influence outside of the arcades.. )

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Japan inspired comic

So, I'm in the magical land of Japan, and while visiting a island called Enoshima, I got an idea for a short comic. A few days later...! The pencils are finished!! I cannot wait to put some shade and text to this!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Continuing the style

The Wrath of ATOM (SKETCH-Digital  and Colored) By: Christopher Taylor

Just continuing in the style I've done the other two covers in. Hope you like!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Future Possibilities

The Isle of Poison Rain ( SKETCH and Colored)- By: Christopher Taylor

The Second story to the Tale of Duke and Tamara. If the first gets picked up, I cannot wait to explore the second Island in this world of floating Islands.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Doing some revamp work.

The Land's End Monster- REVISED- (Sketch and Colored)- By: Christopher Taylor

Last night... dunno what it was... I was just in a strange mood. I picked up my pencil and started redrawing THIS PICTURE once again. I actually did TWO, but the second, I'll upload tomorrow.

Hope you like! THIS might be the new cover to their first stories....maybe.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Welcome Link, to the Play Grid!

Legend of Zelda-Tron Crossover- (SKETCH and Colored) By: Christopher Taylor

A crossover I wanted to do since seeing some Marvel/Tron crossovers on Deviantart. So now I did it!

Ein 'Cross-over' ich möchte mahlen, weil ich habe ein paar Marvel/Tron 'Cross-over' Bilder auf Deviantart gesehn. Jetzt ich habe diese Bild gemacht!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Just from Facebook Likes.

                               Girl in Tree - (SKETCH and Colored) By: Christopher Taylor

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Did you know there are many types of Wind?

Types of Wind (Where the Wind Takes Us...) Sketch and Colored- By: Christopher Taylor

Zephyr, Breeze, Gale, Dust Devil and the big one... The Typhoon.

Zephyr, Brise, Sturm, kleiner Wirbelsturm und das große… Der Taifun.


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