Friday, December 13, 2013

Up Top!!!

So I was trying to think of what I would need for the ultimate high five...

It was "high" time that I introduced my Bunnelby to Hi Five Ghost.  It was good.

Digital, 2013

Your Move

I love designing gnarly, grody old characters.  In this case it's a smelly old sea lion that hangs out in front of his fruit stand, challenging whoever walks by to a game of checkers.

For the background, honestly, it was mostly loose mid-day color/light practice.  I still feel like I need a LOT of practice with this stuff!  I was really inspired by Portofino Harbor in Italy for this background, I love the bright, sunny, colors on the buildings!

Digital, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Watch Your Step

This is Fizz, my little dragon explorer! He's one of my many random character designs that I decided to hold onto.

Here's another attempt at strengthening my background/lighting skills. I also just love whimsical, unique, ancient looking cities, especially the kind inspired by ancient Turkish/Armenian/Indian architecture, so I took a lot of that inspiration and used it for this.

Digital, 2013

The Last Moth

This was just another idea floating around in my head, which has been a sea of ideas for short animated films. It's been a while since I've done anything moody or depressing, so I've been wanting to explore these feelings a bit further lately through my work.

The rough idea is that moths are powerful, yet fragile beings that keep a critical balance in nature's energy, and they're dying off. So this little critter steps up to the challenge of trying to save them. She is shown here cradling the last remaining moth. I wanted to show a lot of storytelling with this as well, framing the two with an indication of death and decay, the dead tree. Nothing is growing here but a few weeds and moss, and the sky is dreary and overcast.

Digital, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Meet Rab, my longest running original character!  He stars in my current biggest concept for comics and animation at the moment, and I'm back to work developing the crap out of it.

More to come!

All digital, 2013 ©Andrew J. Scherman

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Who's the Cutest Dragon?

I felt like playing around in Photoshop with one of my sketches of Odahviing, from Skyrim!

Graphite/Digital, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


I've been watching Riders of Berk since it first aired, and I must say it's not half bad, it's very good actually. The plots can be kinda predictable but the writing is still decent.

I'm really liking how much they're taking the time to develop certain characters like Fishlegs. He was kinda one dimensional in the film, but in the show he's been portrayed as a much deeper, more sensitive character. Especially when it comes to his gronckle, Meatlug. They're friendship is quite touching, if not adorable as all hell!

I tried playing with another painting style here, I had an absolute blast making this!

Digital, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

Rockin' Monitor

Getting more serious about my background painting, so I've been spending a little more time on background elements.

My main focus lately is painting rocks and earth. I've been picking away at this for a few days with what little spare time I can muster. I must say I'm really proud of how it came out!
Digital, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My artwork is on a skateboard!

One of my childhood dreams has finally come true.

A friend of mine started a skateboard company a while back, and commissioned me to provide artwork for his second model, the Baroness.  It's been a while since I designed something this morbid, but it was fun to put together.  He decided to keep it line art for cost effectiveness, but who knows, a colored version may become available soon!

Check out the website!

Saturday, January 19, 2013


 I figured I'd finally post one of my original characters, so everyone welcome Igor!

He's just a mess of different reptilian species rolled into one 6"7' package. I have at least one concept that he's going to star in, but that's still under heavy development.

I came up with him nearly 3 years ago for an animation assignment for school, and I've been doodling him on and off ever since.

Friday, January 18, 2013

POKEDDEX 2012 Challenge

Yeah, this post is pretty much self-explanatory thanks to the image above.  

This was posted in November of 2012, and as a pretty big Pokémon fan, I thought this would be a great first online art challenge!

Here's what I was able to bang out.