This week features the topic pick of our 3rd Place Winner of the TLDB Scavenger Hunt, Adam Laarsen! Adam's pick: Lord of the Rings Villains.

Sunday, June 30, 2013


Lord of the Rings Villains for the third place winner in the Timberline Draw Blog Scavenger Hunt.

"Balrog" ... ink on 8"x6" illustration board by Robert Elrod. See more of my work at


Were-Tiger for our second place winner in the Timberline Draw Blog Scavenger Hunt.

"Were-Tiger" ... ink on 8"x10" illustration board by Robert Elrod. See more of my work at

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Flaming Goodbye...

This will be my last Timberline post so I figured I would go out...BLAZING (see what I did there)!  It has been an awesome ride and it really challenged me and helped me improve as an artist.  I wish all of you good luck and I look forward to seeing all the new work posted here.

That being said, I give you the Balrog!  I love these movies and books and I am not ashamed to say that.  This scene in the movie was epic and I have always wanted to try my hand at this guy.  I don't think I have ever drawn anything from LOTR before.

Anywho,  I say goodbye and FLY YOU FOOLS!

Monday, June 24, 2013

One does not simply leave the Timberline Draw they?

Hello all,
This will be my last post on the most excellent Timberline Draw Blog. It's been a lot of fun over the past year, but I've decided to spend some time focusing on my other projects, such as The Outdoorsman. If you've enjoyed my work here on the blog, stop on over to my home website: Blaze Orange Studio, as I'll continue to post my work there.
Now here's my post for this week's topic...SARUMAN!

Good luck to all my fellow Timberliners! It's been great!


Sunday, June 23, 2013


Were-tiger? No, Why-Tiger! Adventure Time fans get what I did there. Anyways, here's my drawing for the were-tiger topic week. Yeah, I'm a bit late, but the ol' day job was running me hard. Hope you like it!



Howabout a were-tigress?

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013


I will get a good scan of this when my dad gets back. I love me some DBZ and Frieza was always one of my favs.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Super Saiyan Gohan

Gohan hitting Super Saiyan.

Went with a bit of Sean Galloway and Genndy Tartakovsky stylistic approach...hope to have this one inked and colored once I get my computer back from the hard drive repairs.  Y'all okay with an iPad photo?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Black and Buu...

Once again, I know little to nothing about Dragon Ball Z.  What I recall is that everybody is raging mad all the time and fighting.  I recognize the characters as Dragon Ball but I couldn't tell you their names.  Patrick suggested this guy and it seems he changes forms or something?  I dunno.  Dug the tentacle head.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


I've been told that I've drawn Piccolo.  And that he's something of a bad-ass. Despite the name.  That's what I've been told.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013


A great topic choice from our 1st Prize Winner of the Denver Comic Con 2013 Timberline Scavenger Hunt, Mike Hixson! Years ago I got sucked into this show, I think when they were fighting Frieza. If that show knew how to do one was extremely long, drawn out, dramatic pauses. Soooooo long. But they had a way of doing a cliff hanger that made me come back week after week.
Here's my drawing of the ultimate hero, Goku!

Monday, June 3, 2013


Hello all!

First, thanks to everyone who participated in this years Timberline Draw Blog Scavenger Hunt at Denver Comic Con 2013! It was great meeting everyone, and we hope that you guys enjoyed it as well! I've done a random drawing of all the entries, and here are the winners:

First Prize - Matthew Hixson
Matthew wins a topic choice for a week (6/9-6/15), as well as a commissioned drawing by the fantastic Mr. Robert Elrod (11x17 ink on illustration board)!

Second Prize - Tyler Chenoweth
Tyler wins a topic choice for a week (6/16-6/22), as well as a commissioned drawing by the exceptional Mr. Kevin Gentilcore (8.5x11 ink on illustration board)!

Third Prize - Adam Laarsen
Adam wins a topic choice for a week (6/23-6/29)!

Congratulations guys! I've sent emails out to each of you with details on how to claim your prizes. Please respond back to the email by 6/9 to make sure you get them.

Again, thanks from everyone here at the Timberline Draw Blog for participating, and coming out to meet us at Denver Comic Con! Stay tuned for a great couple weeks of more original art here on the blog!

Patrick and the Timberline Draw Blog Artists

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Big Daddy

And why not another? Technically I did this awhile ago... but I wanted to add more in here for you guys.

Major Bludd

Been busy! But hey there's a G.I. Joe topic and that happened to be my DCC print, so I'm posting it here! Hope you cats dig it.


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Big Sister

I went with the vicious antagonist from the second game, the horrific Big Sister. Dang, is she creepy and tough as nails.

From the Unfinished Files - Batman!

Another unfinished piece, from 'Batman' week - this was my rough, but the 'finished' piece seemed to lose everything I liked about the rough, so I dropped the whole thing in what could only be described as a 'tantrum'.  Here it is, for the first time anywhere, Unfinished Batman!

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Lol another topic I know nothing about.  I don't play a lot of video games.  I prefer quick, uninvolved games like Mario games or the Lego games that aren't ginormous in scope and I can play for a little bit and put down.  I think video games are cool and I am constantly amazed by each innovation, I just don't get into them.

I didn't look up anything about Bioshock I just google searched the title and looked at some pictures.  There seemed to be a lot of this big guy and this girl.  Not sure of their relationship but everything looked so dreary I thought maybe they could use a good skip.

Anywho, my take on Bioshock.

Cobra Combo Plate!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Predator ... an incredibly late entry to the topic

"Predator" ... acrylic gouache on 11"x14" aquabord by Robert Elrod. Yeah, it's very late but it's a painting and sometimes those take a while to finish (or to get back to to finish). Hope you like it!

Visit to check out more of my work. Thanks!

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Probably my favorite GI Joe action figure when I was growing up. Came with a swamp speeder bike, extra faces to change his identity, and his skin turned blue in sunlight! Who could ask for more? Plus, he eventually led the Dreadnoughts, a bunch of punk rock British dudes with chainsaws and flamethrowers. Yeah, this guy was awesome. So here he is!

Drawn in my Moleskine sketchbook with pencil and ink. Colored in Photoshop.


Thursday, May 16, 2013


Not much of a G. I. Joe fan. I did the Baroness. Y O, JOE.


What's the Other Half of the Battle?

I was never really into GI Joe as a kid.  I watched the cartoon sometimes but I never got into it.  Still aren't.  Besides Snake Eyes and Cobra Commando I don't really know many of the characters.  

This awesome looking, not at all fetish club looking hunk of Joe villainy is Doctor Mind Bender (what school gave him a PHD in that?) and I know nothing about him other than I couldn't pass up the chance to draw a villain with a monocle.  Come on, not enough villains have monocles nowadays.  

Anywho, I give you (totally awesome cod piece and all) Doctor Mind Bender!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I can't wait to do this weeks design. I just felt like posting some old GI-Joe characters. I hope you that are going to this weeks Illustration pick a fun one!

Saturday, May 11, 2013


I grew up watching Doctor Who...well, I watched it when Tom Baker was the Doctor...and then that jackass with the celery stalk in his lapel came on board...yeah. But one of my favorite villains from Tom Baker's run was Davros...first time you see him, he's all covered in cobwebs. Amazing. So here's my Davros.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Strax the Sontaran

I was going to do an illustration of both the Matt Smith and David Tennant versions of the Doctor, but Tennant kept coming out looking like a Lovecraftian frog-person from Innsmouth and I fucked up the Matt Smith part in the inking.... sooooooo..... decided to go with my favorite Sontaran instead. 

and yes, that's an actual quote. 

I want to see the automated laser monkeys.

t h e D O C T O R

I love Dr. Who! The old and the new, but I have to say Tom Baker's Doctor (the 4th Doctor) is still my fave. Here is my 4th Doctor collection, including The Key to Time series...BALLER!


Donna and the Adipose

The semester is finally over and I return to the world of the living! Sometimes I really don't think school is worth the bother. Hopefully I'll be able to get back into the routine of posting here. If necessary, I may EXTERMINATE anything that stands in my way.
Anyway,  here's Donna and those adorable lard monsters. I might do another if I have time.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Judoon Foo!

Like Buffy and Firefly, Doctor Who escapes me.  I just can't get into it.  It seems though that I am one of the few people who don't watch this show.  I can't tell you how many Doctor Who posts come by my Facebook feed daily.  I get emails everyday from Shirt Punch and Tee Fury and 9 times out of 10 they are some Doctor Who reference I do not understand.  I am lost in a see of Whovians...  The only Doctor Who (yes I know it is "The Doctor") I am even remotely familiar with is the Tom Baker one because that was the one on PBS when I was a kid.

Anywho I had a really hard time picking what to draw.  I wanted to draw an alien but actually there were a lot of funny looking creatures that would have been fun to draw.  Part of these Timberline topics for me is doing stuff I don't normally do and there were a lot of aliens that looked right up my alley.  So I went with this giant rhino looking dude who apparently is the Judoon.  Has it's own language and everything.  Now I know a little bit more about Doctor Who.  Bring me my scarf.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Rocko's Modern Life - SketchCard Triptych

Sketchcard triptych.  Heffer was supposed to be on the right, but I didn't draw everyone in the correct scale so...yeah...

Marker, colored pencils, & Sharpie.

Timberline Draw Blog Scavenger Hunt Denver Comic Con 2013

Timberline Draw Blog Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate Denver Comic Con, the Timberline Draw Blog is having a Scavenger Hunt! The Timberline Draw Blog is a group of Colorado artists who get together each week, and draw a new topic. The work is posted to the blog,, for everyone to enjoy. A bunch of the Timberline Draw Blog artists are going to be at DCC in Artist Alley, so why not visit us and participate in our little event!

Visit each of the participating Timberline Draw Blog artists in Artist Alley during Denver Comic Con, and get their FREE Timberline Draw Blog Trading Card. Collect all the cards (one from each participating artist), and show that set to any of the Timberline Draw Blog artists. They’ll take your information down, and you’ll be entered to win!

After the convention, we’ll do a drawing to find the winners, and post them on the Timberline Draw Blog the week after DCC. Winners will also be contacted directly via email to claim your prizes. Here’s what you can win:


1st Prize – Topic choice for 1 week of Timberline, Commissioned drawing by Robert Elrod (11x17 ink on illustration board)

2nd Prize – Topic choice for 1 week of Timberline, Commissioned drawing by Kevin Gentilcore (8.5x11 ink on illustration board)

3rd Prize – Topic choice for 1 week of Timberline

All artists have committed to posting a drawing during the weeks where it’s a winner’s choice! That’s a lot of great free artwork! And if you’re the Grand Prize winner, you’ll get an Robert Elrod or Kevin Gentilcore original! Plus, you get a cool set of trading cards out of the deal for just participating!

So make sure while you’re hanging down at Denver Comic Con (May 31st – June 2nd), you swing by Artist Alley and visit all your local Timberline Draw Blog artists. We’ll all have great artwork for sale, and look forward to meeting all of you.

There are a limited number of Timberline Draw Blog Trading Card sets to collect, so make sure you start getting your cards early!

Here are the Timberline Draw Blog Artists who’ll have cards to collect!

Clayton Price

Nathanial Hamel

Robert Elrod

Rob Elrod

Andy Moore

Karl Christian Krumpholz

Jerianne Fulton

Kevin Caron

Sam Spina

Kevin Gentilcore

Patrick Hoover

Monday, May 6, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Rocko's So Called Life...

Wow this was out of left field lol.  This is why I love this blog.  I couldn't recall the show when I first saw the topic choice but after looking it up I remembered the look of it.  I don't remember watching it much as a kid.  I think my younger brother was into it at the time and that is how I saw what little of it I did.  Looks like one of those bizarre 90's cartoons though.  Love the colors of it.  This is the Gentilcore-fied (?) version of Rocko.


Man did life get busy recently.  I started this at ComicFest then got the con crud pretty hard (thank you Scott Springer).  Then I started a new job and moved apartments.  Feels good to be caught up again.

Anywho... This is Chatterer.  I always dug the look of this guy even though he didn't do much in the movies but look menacing.  Don Austin brought up that I should do Pleasure Toast from Venture Bros. and I can't believe I didn't think of that first.  Oh well maybe another opportunity will present itself.  You hunger for it...

Still working on Rocko, but I needed to throw the cenobite themed piece up first. I tried to do it as if it was the last page to a short story. For a pulp novel or dime book haha. I hope it works and sorry about any grammatical errors.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


I was going to watch Hellraiser again after I herd about this weeks topic, only to look through my collection and remember that I don't have it. I need to pick that shit up. Well the first two. Anyhow this is my own version of a Cenobite, done on toned paper in colored pencil.