Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
I drew this last night during Mad Men, and slapped some ink on it this afternoon.
For fans of Luc Besson's highly underrated sci-fi action flick, the Fifth Element, I give you all: Leeloo. I threw my entire collection of art supplies at this one, and you folks get a rare glimpse of color from me. If it were possible to color an entire comic in marker, I might do just that. But as fun as they are, they're also temperamental, bleedy (for lack of a better word), time consuming and, most importantly, don't always get along with whatever tool you used for your linework.
Fortunately, they cooperated with both my brushwork and the little bit of Micron work in there, so I wound up being fairly pleased with the final sketch.
Finally, before anyone says anything: Yes, I am aware she has no eyebrows.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Did this quick marker/brush-pen sketch last night during Mad Men and thought I'd post it. Reverted back to a lot of old inking habits with this one; some good, some bad.
I rather enjoyed Pitch Black, despite some flaws. Chronicles of Riddick, though cool visually, no so much. Still, the property has potential.
Pleased with it, on the whole, so whoever out there who's making licensed Riddick comics, gimme a shout.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Got this blog sketch suggestion a few nights ago, but went in the order that they came, so it waited until tonight. Originally planning to slap some color on this one, I admittedly over-textured it. Combined with some wicked humidity, it turned out much more muddled than I was hoping. Thinking about doing the next few blog sketches in traditional black and whites, but we'll see.
A fun way to pass some time on an uneventful night, nonetheless.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Continuing my theme of villains-who-regularly-beat-up-the-Silver-Surfer, its Stan Lee and Steve Buscema's Prince of Lies himself, Mephisto!
I broke out an old brush for this one, and got some interesting results. The brush frayed just a bit, and got me some choppy textures and much, much more visible brushstrokes than I'm used to. Useful for fire, rock and other random looks, but I'll have to label these brushes! Its not just a hat rack, people, I remember this stuff!
Inkwash tip: Don't shoot for pure blacks in an inkwash piece. It'll throw off the whole gray scale when scanned. Let the computer do its work, and adjust the levels evenly, and it'll take care of itself.
An addendum: Its not a stretch to say I used nearly half a bottle of pro-white on this bitch.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
This turned out perhaps a bit more painterly than my usual stuff, as I try to loosen up the inkwash and get them a tad less comic-y. Its a bit JrJr, and a bit Ron Lim, who handled most of Thanos' appearances throughout the late 80's and 90's.
Possibly my favorite of Marvels villains, with the exception of Magneto, is Thanos! The warped, self-destructive megalomaniacal Titan who seems to always defeat himself, or my other favorite Jim Starlin's amazing roster of characters, Adam Warlock.
Anyway, it always seemed to me like Thanos was tooling up on the Silver Surfer every issue, so it seemed only natural I should draw the end conclusion of these encounters.
Monday, August 9, 2010
As suggest by THE Pulptone himself, Anthony Schiavino, its Sergeant Zero! I needed a quick, fun blog sketch idea to play with between all the other rubbish I was poring over today, and Anthony was good enough to oblige!
I'm not sure about any of you, but I could probably squeeze in a giant sized monthly of someone, anyone, killing nazis. And by that, I mean EVERY month.
Friday, August 6, 2010
My new ink behaved some irrationally when washed. Not uncontrollable, but a little unpredictable. A few more sketches and I should have it all worked out. Still, fairly happy with this bad boy. Because, after all, sometimes you just need to draw Wolverine. Right?
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Excited to say that everyone will soon catch a glimpse of Bloodwork, a steampunk/vampire story crafted by frequent partner in crime Ben Fisher and myself, in the upcoming installment of Comic Road, a Spanish/English, 2000AD-like ezine.
This is a little property we've been tooling around with for the better part of a year, and hoping to do something big with it in the next one!
Monday, August 2, 2010
I needed to use up some ink before it got too thick. Pro tip: Dehumidifiers are great, but not so much for open inkwells. Or, for that matter, inkwashing. So shut 'em off!