Monday, December 29, 2008
Hope you all had a great holiday and are planning a fun and safe New Year. This will most likely be my last post for this year, and I am pretty happy with the amount of work I have been able to produce for the blog in this last quarter of the year. I hope to continue on to draw and ink a lot more.
This one is a character from Jeff Smith's new series RASL. I don't know that name of this villain yet, but he has such an eerie appearance I had to give it a go. RASL is a really great book that I would recommend to anyone wanting something different in their comic library. Such a stark jump from his Bone series, but still maintains that great visual appeal.
Have a great New Year and I will see you on the front end of '09.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I love combing through old comics to find the characters that just seem to pop out and cry for me to do a head shot of them. The Sentinels are the most recent to be penned to bristol. The classic "Kirby-esq" shape to their square heads and the ridiculous flower petal collar make them an easy choice for me. I always thought the Sentinels could be played up much stronger just as in the Days of Future Past run on the X-men. But sadly they were always played down.
Now that I look at them again...don't they look like that old Scooby Doo villain from the opening credits??....hmmm...
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Looking through my collection of head shots I saw a theme that needed to be changed. All the sketches were of men! So to rectify the problem I decided to do a female character I really enjoyed. So here is Noa, from Sky Doll. I really love how this one came through. I feel sometimes I struggle with getting the image to come out on the page just as I see it. Or I only getting a hint of what I want to draw and then it seems to all fall in place when I sit down with the pencil and ink. But this one came through exactly as I had envisioned. I might even spend some time later doing a color version of this. But for now, I am happy with the ink!
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Still sticking to the head shots for a bit. I guess I took the month of November off. Funny thing is, I was so busy I didn't notice. Well I guess I will have to do better this month. I was looking through some collections of Helllboy and got the bug to give it a go. And it wouldn't quite be Hellboy without the red skin. Back inna bit with more.