Monday, January 22, 2007

Now with 100% more color!

Just wanted to post this real quick since the parents are here to vist their granddaughter. Mafus hooked me up with some excellent hues and hopefully we can score some comic loot off of our efforts. I'll keep you posted.

Damn, don't those colors just make the image breathe?

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Finished...I reckon

I should've posted this yesterday, but was distracted as baby's will do to you. Not that happy with how things turned out. First thing I did was smear ink all over Wolverine's left hand and had to correct most of it. I think I relied too heavily on the brush when more pen was necessary. Oh and learn.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Finished pencils

Just a quick one today. Polished off the pencils 45 minutes ago while the little lady was sleeping, but she'll be up and wanting her bottle momentarily. Inks to follow in a couple days.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Drowned sorrows and the FA Cup

Not much to report. Ended up drowning my sorrows a little too much yesterday as Liverpool was knocked out of the FA Cup. I did get the refined sketch done for the contest piece. You can tell what I did before the game and then afterwards. I'll post the finished pencils hopefully later today or tomorrow with the inks following shortly thereafter.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Brush Round 2

Since Lilah woke up hungry at 4 am and I couldn't get back to sleep I decided to knock out one more of the brush practice exercises. I think this one turned out a little bit better. There are some places where I wished I'd've done a nicer job, but that's why it's practice, right? Also, holding an almost 10 lbs. baby will throw your steadiness off a bit once you jump back into inking.

Gonna get to penciling the contest piece later using the poor man's light table aka the window, though it's raining today. Sunlight maybe at a minimum...

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Another quicky

While we're still on the band poster bandwagon I figured I'd throw another illustration up. This was one of the first ones I'd done and in the vein of Big Daddy Roth. There's something enjoyable about drawing google-eyed freaks. I even use the color version on my resume.

I hope to post something a little more recent soon. I'm working on a Wolverine/Hulk piece for a contest over at Velocity Comics. (If you're in Richmond, give 'em a visit.) I've got the Hulk down, but need to flesh out Logan some more. Wanna try to polish it off this weekend if possible. My buddy Mafus will be coloring it for me as he did with the Invincible piece.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Short and squishy

Not much going on. Lilah's keeping my art time to a minimum and I've been using it to slowly work on some more Kubert practice pieces. Think I'm dragging my heels on them because it's the same image. Kinda craving something new, which is up to me, but not really since, it's up to Lilah. It's a viscious, ugly circle.

In the interim here's a Cthulhu I did for a friend's band poster.