Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Commission: The Punisher

Commissions featuring specific characters seem to come in bunches, and it looks like there's a run on Punisher commissions this week.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rocketeer and Betty pencils

This week's theme over at Comic Twart is The Rocketeer (yes, I'm the one responsible for the theme). My finished inks can be found here.

I initially wanted to do a scene with Betty lunging with the helmet and jetpack, with Peavy, Cliff and Butch the bulldog somewhere in the scene. Additionally, I wanted to do a second drawing, spotlighting Cliff in uniform, flying (and maybe montage elements from the two series in there, like Jonas, Marco, Ham & Monk, the flying wing, etc). However, it was waaaaay too ambitious to think I could do both images, so I added Cliff flying as a vignette in the Betty piece and the problem was solved.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Commission: Punisher Max

A commission in the spirit of the Punisher Max series...intimidating because I love Tim Bradstreet's moody work...still, the end result looks okay.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Summit City Comic Con promo piece

Here are the pencils to a promo piece for te upcomic Summit City Comic Con.

Jim Nelson will be inking and coloring the piece. I'm excited about the collaborative effort!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Commission: The Kingpin

It's like Bring on the Bad Guys week here in the studio! Today's entry is Daredevil's nemesis, The Kingpin.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Commission: The Joker

I didn't push the distended chin as much as others do, but I still think he cmae off as creepy. I hope he did, anyway!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Gentlemen, The King! part 2

Here's another image from the Gentlemen, The King! pitch.

Also, be sure to check out Comic Twart, a collective art blog that I'm participating in. The project had its origin via Twitter, and that's where the name came from: TWitter ART. So get your mind out of the gutter.

Every week, Comic Twart will focus on a character and each of us will draw that character. This week's star is Zorro!

I'm humbled and flattered to be a part of it, but I'll still be posting a bunch of stuff here, of course.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Gentlemen, The King!

My lawyer represents the Damon Runyon estate and asked me to work up a couple of pages of samples for a pitch for Runyon's story, Gentlemen, The King! Here's the first page.

The scene takes place in jail(s), but for the purpose of the pitch, the characters' faces have to be visible, so when Jason has time to color this up, I'll have him drop cast shadows of prison bars across the faces.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Sketchbook Fun, part 4

Over the summer, I noticed how lifeless my work was becoming and recommitted to working on gesture drawings.

You can never work too much on gesture drawings.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sketchbook Fun, part 3

I tend to draw a lot of back views and side/back views when I'm drawing live.

New 2010 goal/resolution (goalution?): to be less self-conscious when sketching strangers!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sketchbook Fun, part 2

During the summer, I took my sketchbook with me when my son and I went swimming. Here's an example of what I did. I see a bunch of flaws, but it was still good to be able to get back into the swing of life drawing--especially since my schedule (or bank account!) didn't permit taking a class or a workshop at the time.

Interestingly enough, when you have a sketchbook at a public pool, every woman will think that it's her you're drawing.

True story.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Sketchbook Fun

Messing around in my sketchbook (summer/fall 09, maybe?).

Happy New Year, everyone!