Sunday, June 28, 2009

Classic and Classy

Here is some practice I managed to squeeze in this week. Scanned a couple of images from the classic How To Draw Comics the Marvel Way. Mostly because I wanted a go at some John Buscema stuff and this was a great starter for me. I won't gush about how amazing his work is , but I will say I had a great sense of energy inking these. It was fun and I wouldn't be surprised to see more of it popping up from time to time.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Smoke'em if you got'em!

Another western panel. I wasn't all that pleased with these as just inked pieces. But with the addition of the tone I think they are coming out better than I thought.
Well, back to the ink well.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Stand off...

I was working on some samples for my SDCC inking portfolio and I did some pages from the book Lawless by Vertigo. I was inking over Marcelo Fusin and unfortunately I realized after I had done the four pages that it just wasn't gong to work for me as a a whole. But I do like how the work came out in small chunks. So I will be posting them up here with a little zip-a-tone to add to the story elements. The good news is that this inspired a story that my best friend and I are going to do. But more about that later.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

In a masters shadows

I decided to try my hand with inks over someone I greatly admire. This panel is penciled by Kevin Nowlan and inked by me. I had to see if by doing a piece over his pencils if I could learn some of his magic. I don't know if it worked or not but I had a fun time trying something new.
And at the end of the day, I guess that's all this whole blog is about.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Archie and the babes

So last week I was contacted by my good friend Matt Hebb to help him out with some sketch cards he was doing for March of dimes. This was a collaboration with Archie comics and part of an ongoing charity drive to earn money to help keep babies healthy and safe. I loved the idea and the fact that I got to try my hand at some Archie characters was great too. So I did a couple of warm ups (the top image of Jughead is my first shot at it) and then started on the cards. I did 8 originally but in a failed coloring attempt I only ended up with these 7. But I had a good time doing these and hopefully I will get a chance to help again in the future. To find out more about the Archie sketch cards go here