Sunday, November 24, 2013

This Blog is over...

The Bad Flip Blog has run its course.  It was a lot of fun, and it pushed me to really work hard to get better as an artist.   But now, the majority of final images have been collected into a new website, and with that new website comes a new blog.  The comments section will be closed on this post after two weeks, all other posts are now closed for comments.

I'll continue to post new artwork and updates through the new website/blog, and also on the Facebook page as well.

Won't you join me?

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Stan Lee's Comikaze this weekend!

Come see me this weekend at Comikaze!

November 1-3, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, I'll be in the Artists Alley, at table AA1234, listed under Bad Flip Productions.

With me, I'll have: Prints, Sketchbooks, Original Art, and I will also be doing some commissions each day.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Transformers Prime : Beast Hunters #8

Well, that's it for me, the run is over.  I talked to Mike Johnson a bit about what he thought should be on the cover, and I pretty much drew what he envisioned.

Of course, I wanted to hear from my editor, Carlos Guzman, so I did what Mike suggested, and few more thumbnails just to have some options if they wanted to market it a different way.  I talked it over with Carlos at SDCC, and I knew he was looking for a big impact cover, with multiple characters - he signed off on the original concept from Mike, so I got to drawing.

Here's that first set of thumbnail sketches:

And when Carlos signed off on the concept, on to the layout image, just about exactly Mike suggested in the first place:

I was asked to make sure Arcee's gun was not pointed at the viewer - I think that may have been the only comment back from Hasbro during the whole run.

That got approved, and so on to the final pencils/inks to get ready for color:

And then the final image:

Friday, August 16, 2013

Transformers Prime : Beast Hunters #7

I slightly altered the preview art - the cone of the Nemesis is supposed to go over the logo.

Anyways, I had finally met Mairghread Scott at BotCon, and we talked a little about what was coming up in the last two issues, and discussed cover ideas.  She fed me some info, and I scribbled out a rough thumbnail while she was standing there.  A little bit later Carlos stopped by to say hi, and I showed in the little sketch, and gave me the green light to go ahead.  Mairghread had to clear the reveal with the show runners, and I was moving forward.

Unfortunately, that little sketch was on commission scrap paper, that got thrown out when I got home.

Anyways, after I got settled back into the office, I went ahead and did the layout sketch, to make sure it was still what we all wanted:

That got the go ahead, and I took it to inks:

And then to final:

This might be my favorite of the run, I really like the mood; the ominous discovery of an Aubotbot discovering Megatron's ship, back on Cybertron.