Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hitting up the Hot Topic

A couple months ago, Hot Topic decided to exclusively sell this design for Flatfoot 56. I thought the printing turned out pretty nice. Figured I'd share with you all.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Yule-tide Descent

Here's a Christmas card I did for a friend of mine. Man, the Holidays are coming up fast.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Illustration Work

Well I haven't posted a lot of Illustration work lately, but here's one I really like. This was actually a side project I did for my boss, as he and his wife own a little farm here in Pittsburgh. It's a label for one of the goat cheeses they're going to be marketing.

In other news I've just been page by page working on the graphic novel. Other than that, just working hard at the day job and hanging with the wife.

I usually don't like to get too personal with the blog, but I'll post just a couple of the wedding photos from the wedding on August 7th of this year.

Thanks for following
   -cheers, Denman

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's been a little while

And I still don't have much to show. So I figured I'd show you a little Illustration I did at the day job that I had fun with, Since all my personal work is tied up in the graphic novel that I can't share publicly (and man is that killing me)

By no means is this an original idea, because I've seen it before, but since I don't really have a say on what goes or not I figured I'd have fun with it anyways. Also I would even gamble to call this more of an illustration adaptation more than anything. but regardless...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

the Evil Tree author Erik Hendrix podcast interview

check out an Interview with Erik Hendrix, writer of the Evil Tree, on
As far as my side of it goes, I've been squeezing as much time into pages as I can muster.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Art Dump- Illustrations from the day job.

Well, It's been quite a while since my last post. As some of you know I got an in-house job two and a half months ago, so that would explain the lack of posted work. So I figured I'd post a few of my favorite illustrations from the past couple months. The employer I work for is a screen printing company based here in Pittsburgh and I'm on board the art department. We mainly print our shirts all in-house with 5 machine presses running day and night. We design and print for most mass-market retailers, so that's why you'll see an eclectic use of styles, as we try and branch out to reach many designs and trends. I've removed most text and logos for the sole reason that I didn't care for them that much, and quite frankly some of the verbiage was just horrid. Regardless, I quite fancied the work themselves, as much to share them with you today.

In other news, the comic is coming along. And soon enough I'll be posting the cover and first 5 pages with some promotional stuff as well. I'm just waiting for the publisher (Arcana Studios) to post the pages on their site and announce it before I do so.

Also, good friends of mine have recently started their own film/video prodoction company handsomely entitled Death Perception Pictures. Check out their website at, which should be up shortly with info on their finished and current projects and links to their podcast "the Deathcast". Which delves into discussions on film, tv, video games, and other entertainment news topics. Seriously, check it out.
                  -cheers, Denman Rooke

Monday, March 15, 2010

why the lack of a post recently?

well the lack has been because I just got a full-time job! For those of you who know me, you know I've been doing freelance work for almost three years now, well don't worry. I'll still be working on personal projects and the like. I've just received a design position at a t-shirt design and printing company here in Pittsburgh. And as I've been low on finances (as most freelancers are) for a while, I figured it was a great opportunity. I'll be keeping up with my posts and daily studies, I've just needed to re-adjust my schedule a bit.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

the Escape- Finished


I started working on this earlier last month to practice character and environment creation from my imagination. For some reason I prefer the close-up, probably because i feel more confident in anatomy than i do environments. At any rate, I screen captured the whole process, so once i edit the video I'll post it on my vimeo.

Today's Study: Thayer, Master Study 8th Hour

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Today's Study: Feet

here's some 30 minutes of foot work.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Today's Study: Hands

the Escape- WIP 2

Working on getting those colors in. I'll try and have this done tomorrow so I can have it posted before I head to Nashville for a week.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Today's Study: Landscape

the Choir will be riding in style.

Shirt design I did for Derek and the Homeless Gospel Choir.

the Escape- WIP

I started on this digital painting from imagination last night to relax after a day of executive summary writing... bahhh. well in any case the early morning ended with me working through this, so it wasn't all bad. I've been screen capturing the whole process, so it'll be up on vimeo when I'm done as well.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Featured on

the Sea is my Mistress got featured as a Daily Deviation on Today. Check it out here.

Today's Study: Thayer, Master Study 3rd Hour