Friday, June 06, 2008
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
This is a cover sketch I did for an independent comic book company. I always prefer my prelim work to the finished product. Mostly because it has the most life and energy but also because after I've done the work of designing the piece, it becomes tedious and boring. Which is one of the many reasons I was mostly just a penciller and not a complete artist.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
I couldn't post this before because the character of the Rhino was still under wraps but since it aired this weekend, I think it's safe to put this shot online. I did this for fun a while ago. I was pitching the Spider-man photo album (drawn by myself, abetted by Cheeks of course) to Sony animation. I thought it would be a cool addition to the show if fans could go online and see some of the pictures Peter took while fighting as Spider-man.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
I was working on a lion design for the Spider-man cartoon and had spent all day learning to draw lions( I love my job ) and I just turned one of the sketches into a classic old manticore. All I had to do was add some bat wings and a scorpion tail. It was easy!
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
This is an old Quest page inked by yours truly. I inked it myself because of time and financial constraints but it's easy to see that my inking was functional at best. My huge ego would normally keep me from showing off my weaknesses but I think it's important that skilled inkers, like Dan Panosian, Scott Kolins, and anyone who can actually use a brush, get the credit they are due.
Dwindling budgets and near-sighted editors are killing this wonderful art form and we should all lament it's passing. Photoshop is an amazing tool but I miss hand lettering and real finished inking.
This is a Drink and Draw sketch, pencilled by me and inked with, sadly enough, a ball point pen. My friend and all around bad-ass, Dan Panosian colored it with markers and added the inevitable white-out. So far, this might be my new DND favorite!
Friday, January 25, 2008
Here's a guy I tried to do in the Kirby style. Now, while I may have grasped some of the visual trappings of Kirby I will be the first to admit that I shot wide of the mark. Kirby had balls. Huge balls. And this drawing is merely a platonic shadow of the ideal. But it's still pretty cool.
Dan is both right and wrong, as often is the case with my old friend. It's true, I have a tons of artwork that I could put up but most of it is hideous. Here's a piece that I thought was semi-worthwhile. I've always loved Wolverine, not just because he's a pure bad-ass but because he hopes for so much more from the world and is consistently disappointed. It seems to me that a true hero is always struggling between dismay and distinction. I feel that Wolverine is popular because he is the zeitgeist for this particular modern dichotomy.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Dan Panosian has been on me to update my Blog, so I'm just going to put a bunch of stuff up right now and pretend that I've been doing it all along.
This is just one of the many strange Drink and Draw coasters I did last year. This one was a stretch for me because I actually added a color.