Friday, June 06, 2008

Another Drink and Draw piece

This is one more Drink and Draw sketch I did awhile ago. For some reason I keep drawing dudes with swords. Maybe I'm working out some deeply rooted emotional issues? Or perhaps they are just plain cool? 

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Cover sketch

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

This is one of the many Drink and Draw cards I've done this year. I'll say this one took at least four beers to finish but perhaps it was five. The details are a bit fuzzy.

Racer X

This is another one of the drawing contest characters done by the Spidey crew. Strangely, I was the only guy who put him in a smart car. 

Angel

This is an old illustration I did for the Angel Script books published by IDW a few years ago. I thought the show was great and particularly loved the puppet episode. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

             Here's a Drink and Draw sketch I did recently.
This is some pitch art for the Hulk and Wolverine DVD. I didn't get the gig but it was fun to draw these characters anyway.

Another Centaur

            Here's a Centaur I did for a for a cartoon pitch. 

Monday, April 14, 2008

Big Barda

Another one of the many Challenge characters from the studio. I'll just mention that mine was not even remotely the best one and that Andy should post his soon. Damn him.

Spidey vs Rhino

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

Dr, Doom is easily one of the coolest villains ever created. I mean, who else can look so tough in a mini-skirt?
                                       This is just a guy with a cool sword. 


This is one of the covers I did for Way of the Rat. I wanted it to look like the dragons were writhing within the paper. It seemed like a very good idea at the time but it took me many sleepless nights to finish and  I had no one to blame but myself.

Joker



At Sony there is a ongoing drawing challenge, where various characters are put on a list and everyone does their version of that character. Here's what I came up with for the Joker.

Monday, February 11, 2008

MANTICORE



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

KOMODO


This is a fun monster I did for a friend's massive on-line game. Designing monsters is not my strong suit but I find you can come with some pretty cool characters by simply putting an animal head on a buff dude. It's cheap but effective.

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 an old Hawkeye Annual page inked by my brilliant friend, Scott Kolins.  He is currently doing great work over at DC.  Check him out if you get a chance.

These are just some of the Marvel Sketch cards I'll be doing for the next series. I can't help myself, I love the Silver Samurai.

Old Supreme page

zombie-cowboy-samurai?



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

Guardian




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.

Wolverine



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

Gatchaman



This a picture that I couldn't have done without Cheeks. His use of shape borders on mad genius. If you haven't done it yet, you all should check out his various blogs.

Drink and Draw



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.