Friday, February 25, 2011
....courtesy of Marc Bernardin and myself, its Spidey: A Meal to DIE FOR! Here's a sneak peak of the black and whites, but head on over here to Marvel to check out the full version. Its free!
I wrapped artwork on the Hexen Hammers graphic novel a creative lifetime ago (nearly four years!) and its finally dropped!
I drew Hexen Hammers at a time when my style was very much in flux and almost unrecognizable from the current work some people might identify now. Still, I'm immensely proud of the effort Ben Fisher and I put into the book, as well as the extraordinary color work from old friend Adam Guzowski and new friend Tom Bonvillain.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I would never dare take anything away from any one of the utterly brilliant films Christopher Nolan has made over the course of his career, and even though some of them have been better than Memento, it remains my favorite. Could be the place that I was in when I saw it, or the noir-thriller of it all, I couldn't say.
Friday, February 18, 2011
In an attempt to be eco-friendly, I was using up a stack of old bristol boards and tried, rather foolishly, to slap some inkwash on one I hadn't tested. Turns out this wasn't the right finish for an inkwash piece and it muddied up like no one's business. Still, I'm a bit too hard headed not to have finished, so I stuck it out. I've been toying with a bit more was than usual to keep my regular linework loose and fresh and so far it seems to be working.
Also, Simon Pegg was unexpectedly difficult to draw. I hope he'd be satisfied with the depiction.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I got this idea when gathering reference for my last little gig (which should be available very, very soon) for the House of Ideas. Also, I wanted to draw something silly. I think Modok qualifies.
Monday, February 14, 2011
I got a few calls for this after last weeks sketch of the Faun from Guillermo Del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth" and finally relented. Its only a 5x6, as I didn't have a hell of a lot of time, but it was a fun little exercise on one of the creepiest, most beautiful and eery creature designs I've ever seen.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The idea of drawing the Invisible Man in a minimalist style sounds like an oxymoron and, at the very least, like you'll wind up with an unintelligible blob of shapes. Nonetheless, I had a spare twenty minutes and this is what came up with.
On a side note, I never once thought about whether this was the character from Alan Moore's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", or from the classic horror films. Either way, I don't suppose it really matters.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I've always loved the idea of Superman enjoying his powers and simultaneously being a little sad that he had to use them in the first place. Even more so, I love the idea of even the most mundane of Supermans tasks blowing the minds of children everywhere; while the huge, Earth-shattering tasks make him just a little bit bored.
Thus, this is what I imagine Superman's 15 minute, union approved morning break would look like.
Monday, February 7, 2011
A quick sketch I've been meaning to do for a while, of Guillermo Del Toro's title character The Faun, from Pan's Labyrinth. Lots of neat quirks and swirls and designs to go along with the random patterns of bark and branch and leaf. This was a fun little jaunt. Hope you dig.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
I ran through the Cowboy Bebop series last week while working, and got the urge to draw Faye Valentine when I was finished with that particular project. I generally don't fare too well drawing anime characters (see: just two that have come before) mainly, I believe, because of the hair. Thanks, animakers (this term now copyrighted).
So, enjoy Faye. I know I did.