Thursday, September 30, 2010

Nosferatu.




With my Halloween kick going into over-drive, I picked one of my absolute favorite Halloween movie characters, Nosferatu! I know Bela Legosi's Dracula is the main, but Max Schreck's performance in the original silent German film still gives me shivers. I had a racing heart watching Willem Defoe's portrayal of Max Schreck playing the Vampyre!!! Then again, that may have been for a different reason.

Still, I originally had this concept as a gouache painting, which I would've loved to do but just don't have the time. SO, a rarity for me, I messed around in Photoshop. I do, however, remain a willing luddite, so don't get used to this fancy digital crap from me. Still, it was tons of fun and only sucked an hour of my life away!

Update: 1 Oct; Added my (as always) super detailed pencils, for all the work-in-progress junkies out there. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ghost Rider.


Doodled this out while watching one of my favorite Halloween flicks, Mel Brook's "Young Frankenstein".

Never had much use for GR, but the visual appeal of the character is pretty undeniable. I will say nothing about the Nicolas Cage movie. But then again, I really shouldn't have to, should I?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Freddy.


My Halloween kick continues, though no in full-fledged blog sketchy glory. Rather, in sloppy ink on copy paper form. I toyed with the idea of blowing this 5x5 doodle up and making it a proper piece of art, before realizing it was no less a piece of art for being unpolished.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Boba Fett? Boba Fett? Where?!?!


Aside from the fact that this turned out looking a lot like an intergalactic Stetson Blue commercial, it was a fun way to kill 20 minutes. And before anyone jumps on my ass for accuracy issues, I did this without reference. So politely shut it.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Medusa


Very simple, very quick blog sketch of one of those neat characters who never got a great, mind-blowing costume or really powerful storyline. Still, a lot of awesome visual cues to emphasize and more than enough lines to utilize. The only thing I could think of while drawing this was: How much cooler would Alfonse Mucha's version of this character have been?

Also, I seem to be back into that Marvel vein. Hrmmm...

Etrigan Pencils...


I rarely post any pencils or process stuff, mostly because its never intelligible to anyone but me. But this one happened to be pretty tight, so there you have it.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Etrigan.


Chalk it up to my recent and unexplained enthusiasm for Halloween, but I switched gears from my recent Marvel trend in favor of a DC fave. Admittedly, I don't know much about Etrigan aside from what I saw in the recent JLA cartoons and, of course, his brief appearance in Neil Gaiman's Sandman. Still, he's a pretty neat supporting character!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Juggernaut.


In between other stuff, I blog sketched the unstoppable Juggernaut! Enjoy.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Invincible Iron Man.


I know there were a lot of great designs later on in Iron Man continuity, but the red and yellow scheme never made all that much sense to me. As clunky as this first incarnation was, it was still cool. Though, to this day, I've never figured out why Tony Stark thought the friggin' trench coat and hat would conceal the fact that he was in a 600 lb suit of armor. Ah, creative license, how I love you.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Galactus Pencils...


Thought I'd post my super tight pencils from last nights Galactus blog sketch, in case anyone is into that sort of thing...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Galactus!


If you ever want the confidence boost of feeling like the fastest artist on the planet, try doing nothing but inkwash for a few months and then sit down and do a sketch the old-fashioned way. ZOOM!

Now don't get me wrong here, Galactus is a lot of fun to draw, but I think I know why he only appears for big events and cosmic disasters: Artists don't want to draw that goddamned costume on every panel! Whew, what a ball-buster.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bloodwork on ComicRoad!


Bloodwork is a story thats been floating around in the collective consciousness of both Ben Fisher and myself for quite a while, and finally we have the opportunity to showcase a little piece of it.

Up now in the ComicRoad E-Zine, is Bloodwork! Check it out!

Happy Birthday, Princess.

Because you thought I'd forget.