Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Trying to get the best out of a big #2

I am trying to learn more and more about inking from the greats. This is a piece from Kevin Nowlan doing Green Lantern. I tried to really get to know my #2 Winsor & Newton series 7 brush with this one. I usually stick to the #0 or the #1 W/N as I find the control over the line is tighter and a little more to my liking. But with this one I used the #2 and really tried to get at what I wanted. Not easy with going over the amazing detail in Kevin Nowlans work. But it's all just practice in the end. Hopefully it didn't go to astray.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Moonstone to the Maximum!

I recently did some sketch cards for the Moonstone Maximum series produced by 5Finity. I can't exactly tell you how many I did but it wasn't a large amount. I posted up my only two Artist Exclusive (AE) on ebay for whom ever wins them. But I am willing to add that if you buy the cards and message me about seeing this post on my blog in the payment stage. I will add in a little bonus sketch of the character. For those of you who actually read this stuff!
If your interested in the cards please leave a comment.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Just a few Things.

Just an experiment on working with different textures with in the same character.I decided to do a line up of all the different forms Ben Grimm has taken on while with the FF. I love the classic "lumpy oatmeal" version. I know they were going for a type of smooth rock, but unfortunately it looks like, well, a pile of lumpy oatmeal. The second more traditional look is a staple of great looks. Very tried and true. The final "spikey" version was fun too. But he always seems, to me, to be an evil version of himself. That would be a great story, a Thing throw down!

Friday, December 11, 2009

"Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man!"

I have been really liking what Ransom Getty has been doing on his deviant art account. I like to keep an eye out for new or great inkers working in the biz. Mostly to glean what I can from them and to know what I can do to get better myself. So here is my practice inks over Ransoms pencil sketch of Spider-Man.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Holy Moley!

I managed to get a quick head shot of Mole Man done on lunch the yesterday. Mole Man was always one of my favorite FF villains. He is angry, short, fat, repulsive, and pathetic hiding away from the world. Until the pain becomes too much and then he needs to lash out at the world above. But even though he is none too attractive, he is still charismatic enough to convince the creatures of the underworld to follow his over zealous goals. That... is character!