Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Last night's blog sketch, starring Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima's classic Dark Horse character, Itto Ogami or, The Baby Cart Assassin. Left out Itto's son Daigoro for this pic, but maybe he'll make it in next time. Samurai are just fun to draw. The trick is making them unique enough for the reader to tell apart. Not so difficult in this shot, but in a comic? Yeesh. Much props to Goseki Kojima for that, among many, many other things.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
After seeing a few of the fantastic Conan sketches the Comic Twart crew put out in the wake of Frank Frazetta's death, I've been itching to draw him again. I suppose its a little Frazetta, a little Buscema, and a little John Watkiss, an artist I really wish we saw more of in mainstream comics, or at least a run on Dark Horse's Conan. Then again, I'd rather not compete with him for the job! Any way you slice it, Conan The Barbarian is a blast to draw.
Monday, June 21, 2010
I think I was being subliminally steered towards drawing Dynamite Entertainment's Zorro for weeks now. Everywhere I turned it was a Zorro comic or a Zorro movie. Unfortunately, no one will ever remotely approach the mastery that Alex Toth brought to the character, but there have been some spectacular attempts. So, to appease the art gods, I give you my own Zorro.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Continuing my theme of dastardly Bat-nemesis', I give you the Joker. I could draw this cat all day, the possibilities are simply endless!
Monday, June 14, 2010
I doodled this last night during AMC's Breaking Bad finale and proceeded to wake up this morning wondering who drew it. It doesn't look like one of mine for some reason, so I'm not sure whether to be proud of it or not. Either way, this is it, and thats why it doesn't look 100% finished.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
One of the best things about commissions is taking on a character you might not otherwise touch. That said, I'm not sure Green Arrow is someone I'd want to tackle day in and day out. There are, after all, only so many ways to draw a man holding a bow and arrow before it starts to get silly. Black Canary on the other hand, could probably be fun added to any solo hero. Batman and Canary, anyone?
Monday, June 7, 2010
Due to some commissions and other top-secretness, I've neglected the blog for quite a while. So here's one of the commissions, done for a cool cat out west. Seems I'm getting more practice at horn-head these days, though this is a first for Shiang Chi. This board had a small countries ration worth of water in it. Thankfully, I own a gajillion books, otherwise this bad boy never would've been scanned properly.