Monday, December 31, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

It's vacation time for me, so I'll leave you with this one for the week. I'll be back next week with more monsters...

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Zombie! Done!

All right, I think I have this technique wrangled proper.

On to the werewolf and Templar next!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Zombie! Airbrushed...

Now on to the color pencils and pastels to bring out the highlights and other grisly details...

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Zombie! Still not done!

Xmas getting in the way of everything! So I had just a little time to work on it, I'm also working on the BadFlip Xmas card, so that's taking up some time as well, but you'll have to wait until next week for that one.

Here's Mr. Zombie, you can see how light the pencil actually is, when I start putting in the blacks...

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Zombie! Do I have something on my tie?

Finished pencil drawings for Mr. Zombie, now I'll take all three to the next step, charcoal pencil and ink, to bring out the values.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Zombie! Look out!

The last of the warmups before I start in on some key frames, just pencils right now...after this one is set up, I'll get back to the Templar and Werewolf drawings as well.

Just in time for Christmas.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Quick character design 3.

The final in all it's glory. I like lots of little lights, it kind of came out Dune meets the Matrix. And so it is done.

Back to werewolves and zombies, and killers of foul creatures...

Friday, December 14, 2007

Quick character design 2.

Here's the drawing for the character. It's just crazy. It's not quite the totally comprehensive design I was going for, but it's a rush job, so I need to move on the color. If I had more time, I might rework the upper leg; that seems to conflict a little with the rest of that dude's widget design.

Or I can just say his knee is a work in progress, and he's going to stick that test tube in there.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Quick character design.

Here's the beginnings of a character design I have to have finished by Saturday, it's an after hours thing, so this is getting in the way of 'werewolves and the ones who kill them' for now...

This is just a brainstorming of thumbnails for a couple hours, based on a description of a paragraph or so. The one with the dot next to it is the pose, and relative costume design I'm going to go with.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Design 2, Templar pencils.

Here's the finished grayscale. My pens came finally, but I'm doing a quick side project first, before I get back to Templar...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Design 2, Templar

Still waiting for my pens, so I'm jumping over the next design, here's a partial preview...

Monday, December 10, 2007

Werewolf! Part 2.

Here's the full body shot, in pencils. I'm waiting on some new pens, so I'm moving on to the next design on my list, and then put the strong values in when I get the new art supplies.

Friday, December 7, 2007


Here's the head, that's about all I have drawn out so far. It is a full body shot, but these 'hairy' drawings take about twice as long to do. Arrrrrrrrr-oooooooooo!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Back to the drawing board.

Here's an illustration I'm working on, just the grayscale so far. Dude, trees, and a hurricane. Got a new set of pastel pencils I'm going to try instead of colored pencils this time. Good luck to me!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Quick ink&color sketch of a Nitrobike. I'm trying to streamline some techniques, and try to come up with something more than a roughed out design, but not as time consuming as a full color comp to take to final. Sometimes ideas take four steps from thumbnail, to sketch, to color comp, to final, so I'm trying to cut out a step in the process.

As relatively detailed as the bike is, the color is taking simplicity cues from all the cartoony stuff I've been doing day I'll figure out this whole, 'less is more' concept!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Nightcrawler 4 of 4

BAMF! All right, that's it for the cartoony stuff for awhile. I have some keyframes to start, some mechanical drawings, and I'm itching to make my car into a Transformer.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Nightcrawler Final - Page 3

I had to change the line color of the knights, again because of the 'night' coloring, it was getting lost with the shading being added. One more to go!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Nightcrawler Final - Page 2

Here's page 2. I was going to revert to the normal levels of color/lines since it was interior, but the dark atmosphere just works better with brighter background lines and deeper shadows. So that's at least how page 3 will turn out too, we'll see about page four, though. It's kind of a money shot so it might not need the extra help...

*I printed it out and it needed a little more love in that top panel, so I added in some JC beams; here's the rework.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Nightcrawler Final - Page 1

Here's page one. It's my first try at a night scene, I had to change the line colors to make them show up better, and I kept the shadows darker than usual too, it seemed to make the night atmosphere come across better.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Nightcrawler Flats.

Sorry about the late post. Here are the flats; onto the shades and SFX, and we're going to do a little lettering for that last page. BAMF!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Nightcrawler Lines....

Happy Thanksgiving, I'm out! Here's where I'm at, about a page and a third of inks...

Monday, November 19, 2007

Nightcrawler 3 of 4

Here's page three. A little communication to solve a disagreement? NO! Battle my Knights of Steel!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Nightcrawler 1 of 4

Still snifflin' but getting some work in. Here's the first page of the Nightcrawler mini story.

Monday, November 12, 2007

X-Girls Final.

Here they are! Today is my birthday, and I'm celebrating by being sick! I did write out and thumbnail the Nightcrawler pages, but not too sure on how fast they'll be cranked out this week. Going to try to recoup, and just work on the money projects, and take off these side projects a bit.

That being said, I'm sure I'll have all four layout pages this week.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Spider-Man Flats.

Here are the colors for Spidey, I'm going to put a web in the background, to tie in all the heads to each other. And maybe an outline around the heads too. I'll have to fool around with it a bit...

Monday, November 5, 2007


Yeah, I know, I'm skipping around on 'the List.' I'm just not into DC, folks. I'm putting together a package for Marvel, so I need a couple more pinups, and another sequence. So here's Spidey, in the vein of the old covers where they had all the floating heads insinuating disaster for our hero.

Other than X-23 and Mrs. Richards, I'm short of female representation, so I'm going to do some X-Girls, Rogue, Jean Grey, and Storm in a pinup, and a short Nightcrawler vs. Magneto sequence. Then it's off the animated stuff for a while, I have some keyframes for a script to do.

Anyhoo, here's the lines for Spider-Man!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Wolverine Final.

There it is, Wolverine in mid-mayhem. Laying waste to those pesky Sentinels.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Here's the lines for Wolverine disembraining a Sentinel. With other Sentinels coming to beat his ass for it. Or will they?


Monday, October 29, 2007

Four Final!

How the heck did H.E.R.B.I.E. get in there!?! Well, I was going to put a Galactus shadow in the background to fill in that compositional hole, but I couldn't get it to work, so I totally changed gears. And it makes me there.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Four Update...

Here's a little more coloring, the lines I mean. Been super busy with work this week, it's goin' slow.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Four Flats.

Just mostly spent time last night doing Mr. Grimm's cracks, and then started in on the coloring. Still not sure what to do with the background. I'm tossing around either the standard smoky color kaleidoscope, or maybe some something more high tech, like a computer readout kind of thing.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Four - begins...

I had Ben's cracks all put in there, but didn't like them - so they exist no more. There you go, new work in progress...

Monday, October 22, 2007

Final Superman.

I broked it. When I saved the version I posted last Friday, that became the ONLY version. LOW-RES and FLAT! Darn. That's what I get for playing late. So I did the old school coloring on it, but no colored lines. I'm bummed; lowres his hair looks weird, you can't really see the Daily Planet in the background, and the cars down below really do look like ants.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Cap - Final Colors

I had so much real work to do, I didn't have any time to do any playwork, but I finally finished this Cap piece.

Dig it. Supes next...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Cap colored line and flats.

Again, my least favorite stage. Nothing looks right yet, until the magic of shading is applied.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Captain America - Lines.

Got Cap all lined up - and I have to say, that new Cap design sucks. What the Hades, Marvel?