Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

From one of my favorites, the Exorcist.

Done mostly with the magic of Sharpies...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Unit:E Space Station

Finally.  Finally something I've* done for Hasbro that is shown to the world.  And I didn't even know what this was for at the time; done just about a month ago, it showed up as a page in the Hasbro Unit:E giveaway comic at New York Comic Con.   I posted it as released, though of course I didn't do the text, and the original art had a horizontal lens flare around the figures, that was felt to be too distracting.  I thought it looked cool, but now that I see the text/balloon placement, I can see how it could conflict.

I received the rough outline, and given a day to bust it out.  So the space station is about half of what I had pre-visualized in my head before I started, at least in terms of detail, but the foreground characters are as requested, kept in silhouette.

Though this was the only actual art that was done by me, I saw a lot of my other design work with HasLabs sprinkled about the pages, illustrated by other artists - some of the MASK characters, Tonrar, the tree/wood monster, parts of Acroyear...good stuff done by all.  But my absolute favorite image was the Jem and the Holograms, done by Peter Nguyen!

Of course I recommend getting your hands on it if you can, though I think you could probably only track it down on eBay...

*Prima and the Optimus Prime Truck mode, found in the Transformers Vault book, released earlier this year!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Microcassettes Print 03

Final!  Wow, a lot going on in this one, flying rocks, lasers, glow-y eyes; this one took quite awhile to find the balance for all the elements.  So I'm done with it for now, but as with all the work I'm doing on prints this fall, I may tweak again before I begin making the actual prints in early spring...

On to Sunstreaker, but a few things to post beforehand, next week...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Microcassettes Print 02

All right, here's the Ravage, ready to be incorporated into the image...

...on to the Bad Birds.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wheeljack Print 03

All right, here's Wheeljack!

I changed the background, I like how it looked graphically on the original sketch, but I lost a lot of detail and form, trying to keep it white on white - maybe a darker colored character will better with that idea.

Done for now, but I might tweak him before I actually begin making prints next year.  I put him up against the other Autobots I've done, and he fits right in...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wheeljack Print 02

He's coming along...still need to do quite a bit of finish - clean up the raw gray, matching details, etc., highlights, shadows, textures, the smoke around his feet, some more lighting F/X, but I'm getting there.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Microcassettes Print 01

Again, here's a work in progress, for our pals, Laserbeak, Buzzsaw, Ravage, Rumble, and Frenzy.  Still not 100% on the composition - one of the robobirds might get changed to fill it out better...and might change the head on Ravage.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wheeljack Print 01

So I have a couple of the 2012 prints already started...but I'm slammed right now so I'll put up work-in-progress shots of the images this week.  First off, Wheeljack!

If you remember the color comp, the back leg is almost entirely obscured by smoke/steam, hence the very unrealized details on that, and the back of the fore leg.  Next in store for him is color, textures, shadows, highlights, and then another detail pass after I place the background and smoke effect.

Later this week I'll post the work in progress of the Microcassettes...