Scarlett from Gi Joe.. I did a quick layout for Scarlett and then took 2 months to finish it.. It really doesn't look much like her.. I'll give it another go in the future.
And here is my very "bright" version of black cat.. I might fill in some black on her one day..
Friday, December 21, 2007
I've been working on a 9 page preview for a proposal I'm doing with a writer. I got the thumbnail for the comic finished, and then realized I should actually design the characters.
Hopefully the pictures speak for themselves.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
I did this Orion sketch upon request. It went in the back of a sketchbook I sold. (Thanks Jerry).
Absolutely my first time drawing a New God. Luckily I had just saw an episode of Justice League with Orion in it, so I had some understanding of the character.
I can finally add this piece that I did quite a few months ago. My studio mate Tom Feiser hooked me up with this. They needed the image ASAP, and I knocked out this baby overnight. I did the whole shebang: pencils, inks and colors.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Wow.. It's been over a month since I last posted.. I have been drawing-quite a lot. And that's the reason that I haven't had time to post. I have some stuff I'm itching to share, but alas, I signed some silly contracts with some non-disclosure clauses in them.
But.. I've got a great opportunity to do some sketch cards for Michael DiBenedetto. Here are the cards in the sketch phase.. keep posted for the finals- coming soon.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Baltimore. Along with the convention, I took some time to visit family.
I got a chance to do a fun commission for Bill Nolan. It was a pic of Captain Marvel, and I threw in Billy Batson to add some fun to the piece. (I've swiped this image from Bills comicartsfan page, but I don't think he'll mind)
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Sketch cards for Upper Deck.. My approach changed quite a bit as I got deeper thru the stack, and I ended up doing the latter cards with marker.. And then I went back and added marker to the first one's I did. I definitely loosened up as I progressed thru the cards.. It was a fun project.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
One is a test image I did using watercolor.. I had to gear up for 19 portrait images I'm doing for an RPG right now.. I wanted to work out a, somewhat, consistent approach to the series. I've done OK so far, but some pictures beg for a slightly different treatment.. I'll actually be repainting one, just to match it with the style of the others.. That's always been one of my challenges.. Stylistic consistency.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Blast from the past.. I barely remember the cartoon, but I love the 80's throwback animation. I also wanted to draw horses- or horselike creatures at least. I had some dilemma with how much shadowing to put on the faces. I didn't want to cop out and leave it for the tones. But.. I'm not happy with the whole piece but at least I made some mistakes to avoid next time. About the crappy hatching in the BG.. Well, I was using a suspect Pen-Brush and I had to hurry and get this one wrapped up on my lunch break..
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
Trying to do this sketch a day.. whew.. I got the most recent Thor with Copiel on pencils and Laura Martin doing colors.. What a pretty book-hopefully the quality maintain for some time.. I'm afraid they'll change teams and give us a C-class book pretty soon. But right now, I'm enjoying the visuals..
I love Copiel's redesign of Thor.. It's just right.. I even like the really squat face he's giving him; he's doesn't have a cookie cutter "hero" face you're used to seeing in comics a'la Jim Lee and co. ( not that I'm hating on Jim. His stuff is fun, but all of the characters have that feeling of sameness)
Anyway here's my take on Thor.. I really don't like his bottom half, and his face looks slightly geriatric, but for me that's what a daily sketch is about, taking chances and doing something different. As you can see I also wanted to draw trees. So I did. Even though they are blob trees.