Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Well I hope you all are having a great Holiday! I thought I would post my most recent Munny I did for my brother as a Christmas/birthday gift. I did it in marker, just to keep it in the true Haring fashion. And the heart on his chest is in red acrylic. I really like doing these. It's just that it ends up taking me a long time to do one. I simply don't have enough time to do as many as I would like to. But I do have the next one planned out already.
It might be a bit before I post again. Probably after the new year. Just so I can catch up on some work and get some more sketches done. That way it doesn't take me so long to post. Well, be safe out there kids.
Friday, December 21, 2007
And the last two pages of the Campbell work I inked. I liked how clean this page was to work over. It allowed me to focus on the stroke of the line more than "correcting" anything. Not that I would, mind you. I would have been hauled off by a mob of angry fanboys had I even dared to do so. I might have a few more inked things to post in the upcoming weeks. But then all I have left are the pages I am working on for Viper. And those won't see light of day until they are printed first. Cause you know, contracts and stuff.
Images solely for the purpose of scholarly review.....and all that jargon.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
As I sorta promised. Here are the sequential ink samples I said I would post. These are of J.scott Campbell's Danger Girl. I had a lot of fun doing this. It is a real challenge to do as well as a great inker like Alex Garner. Hopefully I didn't mess it up too badly. I always wondered why inkers don't get the praise that the pencilers get, but then get all of the blame when it doesn't look good? Hopefully I don't get too much blame for this.
Again...blahh, blah, blah....all images here solely for the purpose of scholarly review....yadda, yadda....
Sunday, December 16, 2007
So I decided to add a couple of ink samples from my last SDCC inking portfolio. I have been knee deep in stuff to ink for the last week, so it is only fitting that I share what got me there. These are two images from Terry Dodson and J. Scott Campbell. I tried to choose a range of different pencilers to ink over to show what I could do. Like I said some people liked them and some didn't. Now you get the say so. I have some sequential pages as well to put up too. But that will be later this week. Maybe next week? Hey, I do the best I can people.
Again, these images are here solely for the purpose of scholarly review. I am not the original inker at all
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Thought I would add another doodle from work. This one combines what I sketch and doodle at work. One being a car, and the other being a funky little creature. I designed the little dino around a cross between Jughead and Cecil. If you all get that reference I will be surprised. Well more soon...ish
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thought I would add one of my doodles from work. I tend to draw a lot of characters now a days. It's just a time for me to let go and let my sense of humor wander around in the sketchbook. There might be more of these in the future....so you have been warned.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Here is the original image I wanted to post for halloween. But do to time constraints I went with the other one and colored it. I know it sounds weird that inking and coloring one image was faster then just inking another one. But it all comes down to the details. Plus the cartoony stuff I can do at work, while the illustrated stuff tends to be larger in size and more time oriented. This image goes along with my love for EC Comics which I have mentioned I the past. I miss the old horror comics. That's one thing I would like to see the return of in the comics medium. We have Hellboy, and for that I am thankful. But I think we could use some good ol' fashioned scare stories. Oh well, hope you enjoy.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
OK so I have been gone a long time. Plain and simple. But what have I been doing that has taken me away from the blog? Well that is a tough answer, but a good one. In the last episode I told you that I had gone to the SDCC and showed my ink work around to some people. Well long story short, I got a job out of it. Well to be clear, I already had the job. I just got a contract out of it. My friend Matt Hebb and I have been working on a couple of projects together and we started one with Viper comics. I can't and won't get too specific on the details, but this seems like a good thing. So I have been busting my chops to work on this book and hold down a full time job. It's crazy tough. But really cool. Not only that but I did some stuff for another company also. It was a short assignment, but it was a fun one. So with any luck, by SDCC next year I should have some stuff in print. But no promises. I don't wanna jinx it.
And that is what you ol' pal here has been doing. I would love to post more stuff as I can. But it seems the only time I have to sketch is at work when I should be eating lunch. I will see what I can do.
Friday, August 24, 2007
I decided to add another ink sample from this years con. This one was penciled by Joe Madureira and inked by yours truly. I had some aspirations to do a couple of original ink works for the blog, but it got pushed aside due to my current work load. The good news is that they are half finished.The bad news? I dunno when I will get back to them.
Anyway, I have to legally say that this image is included soley for the purpose of scholarly review.
Hopefully I will post again soon.....hopefully.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Well the Comic Con has come and gone, and I have to admit I am glad the stress is over. Had a tuff time working 40hrs, doing inks for a comic and trying to get some ink samples done as well. It's like working three jobs! But I think it went well.
My sample consisted of inks over a couple of pro's like J. Scott Campbell, Terry Dodson, Leinil Yu, Joe Mad!, and Cory Walker. Plus my inks over Matt Hebb, of course. The ink sample panel here is from Cory's work in a Spiderman story.
I talked to some people at the Con and got some reviews on my work. Some good and some bad. But it all balanced out in the end. Went to the top 2 (Marvel and DC) and did the drop off there. But got no word back, no worries. Went and met up with the team from Viper. Good things a coming that way. Met with Penny-Farthing. Seemed to go pretty well. Saw Top Cow. They didn't seem interested. But again, no worries. My friend Matt sent me to Darkhorse after he had a good review. Just to show my face and show my stuff. Seemed good enough. But you never know. And finally saw a group called Blind Wolf. They do kids style comics and needed an inker for a story. So I am looking forward to good things with them too. But all in all a pretty decent Con. Bought lots of books and stuff. So I am stocked up for almost a year and looking to get back into inking and sketching. After a little rest of corse.
Oh, and a few things added to the web site.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Trying to keep up with the posts more often. But I know I have been a little behind. Been working two jobs, trying to get ink samples for SDCC, and sketching more is kinda a tough gig. But I think this subject matter slowed me down as well. Trying to get something going with this image was a struggle. But in the end, I think it can out alright.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
So as I have stated before, I have been drawing a lot of cars lately. Mostly because they are kind of a weakness in my abilities as an artist. Them and environments. I will start working on the environment issue in the up coming months. But as for the cars, I just feel that older cars have a little more character to them than newer ones. I guess because they are a part of history, they have a history of their own. And history does build character.
Well whatever the case... I hope you all enjoy!
Thursday, June 07, 2007
I thought I would get back to the feel of this blog from when I started it. That being more illustrative and less cartoon oriented. Now that being said, I love the cartoon aspect of the drawings I have been doing. But I feel the need to stay devoted to the illustration/figure drawing that I spent years trying to learn. So hopefully you will see more of both sides of me from here on out. Well, one can only hope so...
Monday, June 04, 2007
There is no real reason for this one other than I felt like drawing a hotdog cart one day at work. I know it's a wierd thing to have an impulse to draw, but that's exactly why I chose it. And then I added the ants to make some kinda story out of it. Besides... who really gets a chance to draw a hotdog cart?
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Lately I've been really into this whole urban toy craze. I find myself searching for hours on sites such as KidRobot.com, TheBananaLab.com, and MyPlasticHeart.com. I especially love the Munny and Dunny lines. A lot of my favorite artists have designed their own versions. So when the chance came along to do one of my own for a friend's birthday present I couldn't resist. I worked up a couple of designs and showed them to her, not telling her what they were for, and we agreed that doing this design on a glow in the dark one would turn out really well. For about the next month I secretly worked on it, and presented it to her on her birthday. She was thrilled. I really like how it came out, and guess what kids, it's a new medium! Acrylic on vinyl. I guess I'm not limited to pen and ink after all!
Friday, May 25, 2007
Why a Giant African Beetle you ask? Well a few years ago I actually did this same image but in watercolor. It didn't have the punch I wanted it to and I was a little unhappy with it. So I decided to give it a go again. Much happier with the effect the markers and col-erase gave me. Don't get me wrong, I love watercolor, But the markers actually played well to the whole exoskeleton thing. Well, more to come...
Thursday, May 24, 2007
So I have been trying to get back to sketching a lot more. Been busy working on some small projects and working full time at the school. I have been dropping in on a life drawing class for about a month or so. But it's unlikely you'll see that stuff here as it is bad! I forgot how on-the-ball you have to be with life drawing! Good artistic workout though. So this one is just me sketching for fun. Now worries and just trying to get the old imagination going again. I have been working on a more cartoony style, as well as working on the illustrative side of things as well. Hopefully you'll see more of both in the up coming days...
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Here is a little something I did on lunch at work. I have been wanting to work in different mediums, but still end up using mostly ink and markers. And that's what this one is. Ink, prisma marker, colerase vermillion pencil, and a white-out pen. Perhaps I will get around to trying something else sooner or later. Hope you all enjoy.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
For my latest set of sketches I have been kinda carried away with the idea of sketching cars. I can't say how it started, but when I started sketching cars I realized it's a little harder than I thought. I have spent so much time learning to draw people that I may have neglected my practice on sketching other things. So this is the first attempt at challenging myself to draw more than just people.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
So I thought I would get your help. So I did this Borat piece after I heard about all the legal issues he was in after the movie came out. But as usual with things, I got consumed by life and soon forgot about it until the video was about to come out. And then I forgot about it (again). So my question to you all is...should I even finish it? Or count it among the dead and move on.
You make the call.
Friday, February 09, 2007
Here are a couple of drawings I did the other day from my zoo pictures. I tried on some of them to play with the proportion just a tad. I think I should try pushing them more towards the animated side and then bring it back in and see what happens. At least this way I can free myself of the tight laced drawing style I have been in lately.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Hi everyone, sorry for the huge gap in posting. I have been all over the place creatively and apparently none of them landed on the blog. So I guess I will have to try and make good on this for everyone's sake. Soooo....to start off the new year I have decided to post a color ill. These take me a little while to do so you can see why its been a bit. My model for this one is my nephew. And I found that even taking pics of a toddler is not so easy. So I had to use that old art school talent and piece it together. I think it turned out alright. But I am sure you all will let me know. I hope you all are doing well out there and I will do my best to get back on track. I even started to drop in on some more figure drawing classes to get back up to speed. If any of those turn out, you know I will post them here. Well I wish you all the best in the new year!