Thursday, October 23, 2014

A friend of mine..

He resembles Frankenstein!
For Sketch Dailies

Photoshop + Microsoft Surface Pro.
Really digging Kyle T Webster's Ultimate Gouache brushes.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Manga Studio 5 on Surface Pro 1

Monday, October 20, 2014

Wabbit Season?

Elmer Fudd for an older Sketch Dailies topic.

Testing out Kyle T Webster's Ultimate Gouache mini brush set for Photoshop.
Which can be purchased here -

Duck Season!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Andromeda Galaxy

M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy. 
208x30 second exposures, ISO 800, 
Canon 1000D w/ Super Takumar 135mm
Home made manual barn door tracker.
#astrophotography is fun!


A few inktober doodles. Alien guy, a spaceman, and Wednesday Addams.

Friday, July 4, 2014

I has the power!

Here's a derpy He-Man to go with my Skeletor.
Manga Studio on Surface Pro

Tuesday, June 24, 2014



Myah! Skeletor for #Sketch_Dailies , mmmnyaaaah!
Manga Studio on Microsoft Surface Pro.

Sunday, June 8, 2014


Storm from an older #Sketch_Dailies topic. Manga Studio 5 on Microsoft Surface Pro. Frenden & stock brushes.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Jetsons

Here's another #Sketch_Dailies doodle for their "The Jetsons" theme.
Rosey the Robot
Created in Manga Studio 5 on my Microsoft Surface Pro.

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Here's a doodle of Xena Warrior Princess for #sketch_dailies . Manga Studio 5 using more of those dandy frenden brushes on the Surface Pro. :D

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Hound

Trying out some of Ray Frenden's Manga Studio brushes on the Surface Pro with a doodle of The Hound from Game of Thrones.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Surface Pro

I picked up a refurbished Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB earlier this month, and I'm very pleased with this amazing little device. Since this little wonder runs full Windows 8.1, I've installed Photoshop and Manga Studio 5 along with a few other drawing / modeling programs and it has run it all with ease. I've even done some testing with Steam's "In Home Streaming" to play Borderlands 2, which ran flawlessly @ 720p. It has a few quirks, like iffy stylus accuracy in the corners of the screen that can make using PS menu a little tricky, and the battery life could be a tad better, but overall I'm constantly being surprised at what this Surface Pro can do. Just being able to doodle in Manga Studio at the park while my kids run around and play makes it all worth it. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Velma and Mr T

Sketch_Dailies has the best themes. Here's a doodle of Velma and Mr. T

Friday, February 14, 2014


Sherlock Holmes quickie for yet another #sketch_dailies theme. Fun stuff!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Robin Hood

Here's a Robin Hood fellow I doodled for last week's @sketch_dailies theme.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

thrift store score

My weekly thrift store adventure brings yet another fine surprise. An almost brand new box of Prismacolor pencils for a mere $2.99. Only 5 of the 48 pencils were even sharpened. Color me excited. Woo!

Does anyone know how old these are? Can't seem to find another box like it.

tiny red pencil doodle dump

Princess Bubble Gum, the Ice King, a Vampire, Poison Ivy, and Batgirl doodles. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

I'm still here, El Guapo!

Here's a little astronaut fellow that started off as a quick scribble on some paper, that was then fleshed out with a micron + pentel brush pen, and colored in photoshop. I've started on the 30 Day Drawing Challenge that The Autumn Society posted a while back, and this happens to be day 4's topic... "Favorite Place".

 I've been fascinated with space for the past couple of months ever since my kids were gifted an old telescope sometime last year. Unfortunately they lost interest after a week or two, but I've been dragging the telescope out every chance I can get. Braving the cold winter nights just to get a glimpse of Jupiter. Swatting bugs away in the warm spring nights to take in Saturn. I even ended up buying and old DSLR just to have a go at some astrophotography. (Still lots to learn) 

So right now, Space is definitely my favorite place. :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Beary Hungry

I decided to give gouache a whirl and whipped this up for the Meth & Hotdogs 2 event over at Lift Detroit

I'll probably toss this up for sale on Etsy.

© Martin Corba 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Muppet Me

Muppet version of me for the "Muppet Yourself!" activity over on

© Martin Corba 2011

Monday, November 8, 2010

It's Mr T drawing day...... apparently.

Enough jibber-jabber, foo!

Monday, October 11, 2010

There is trouble with the trees

For the maples want more sunlight..

Just rushin' through some tree doodles in photoshop. Wishing I could go outdoors and enjoy the nice weather we're having. Yarrrr!

© Martin Corba 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hey Teacher..

Was asked to draw the teacher from that one Pink Floyd video, along with a young Roger Waters. I don't really like how either turned out. Maybe a few revisions are in order.
And here are a couple quick pen/watercolor doodles of Roger.

© Martin Corba 2010

Yowza, I need to post more...

I've discovered (the hard way) that my body does not get along with Poison Oak at alllllll. After spending one summer day tending to the overgrown garden I awoke the next morning with small blisters/boils all over my arms, legs and chest. Aaaaand then they got worse:

Aches all over. Crazy boils the size of McNuggets. It was a scary sight. But after two weeks of antibiotics everything is back to normal. Phew.

While on the subject of scary/awesome. Here's a photo I took of a mean little spider just seconds before he jumped from the playground right on to the camera. I was quite proud of the fact that I didn't scream. I remained calm and just brushed the little guy away trying to keep my cool in front of the kids. :D

© Martin Corba 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Egg Project Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

This is what happens when I don't get enough sleep. Things burn. Somehow I managed to set the oven 150F higher than what the sculpey baking instructions called for. Mmmmm toasty key!
Not sure about this step just yet. While it was going to be the bomb type I was going for... I think I might like it with just the fins a little better. Going to let it rest for now while I finish up the bot.

© Martin Corba 2010