Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Juggernaut is just one of those characters, like the Hulk, that I never get tired of drawing. I'm hoping for a crack at him sometimes soon, anyway. And well, Colossus'Kitty Pryde can be really tough. Not because of her look, which is clean and simple, but that damnable phasing thing she does. You miss one line, and the whole thing doesn't work.
Monday, March 28, 2011
I was recently forwarded this article from Online Colleges and Universities and thought I would pass it on. Its fairly comprehensive (even I don't own them all) and touches on all the bases; storytelling, drawing basics, you name it. Even a small section of recommended reading for the casual fan or the serious studier of the craft. Pop on over and check it out.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Someone suggested this after my recent string of samurai themed doodles, and I acquiesced. Its difficult to draw any character from Sin City and not ape the style in some form or fashion and, I admit, I reveled in the opportunity. The second, however, is decidedly me.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
An exercise in brush-pen which, incidentally, I'm finding less and less useful the more I try to incorporate it into my work. Portable and convenient, yes, but the line doesn't hold up under reproduction nearly as well. It is, however, perfectly adequate for random details that require quick, unrehearsed flicks of the wrist.
Friday, March 18, 2011
There was an episode of Dr. Who on BBC America this afternoon when I was taking a break and making some food, so I doodled this. On a related note, Cybermen are fun to draw, but look an awful lot like Marvel's Ultron.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I've been on a bit of a samurai kick lately but frankly, they do tend to blend one into the other after a while. Dress, armor and uniform don't have much variation from the Edo Period to the Meiji Era and when its not in a narrative, it can get mighty dull. As a bit of a deviation, I took on a classic; Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
This sketch screamed "put some color on me" when it was still in my head and as we're all slaves to our own artwork, I obeyed.
Zatoichi, for those who haven't seen it, was one of the better pulp-y samurai series of films from the 70's, and also had a respectable re-incarnation in the last five years or so. Not nearly as camp as say, Hanzo The Razor, but very fun in its own way.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I rarely post any WIP, mostly because I never have anything intelligible for you all to look at, but once in a great while some pencils tighten up nicely and become worth showing.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I said it once before, and I'll say it again now: Firefly is like that summer fling you wish you never had, because you never got to see that girl again.
When the Science Channel began re-airing the first, and regrettably only, season of Firefly this past week, I had a mighty urge to doodle. At first, I had a cracking good likeness of Mr. Fillion but the more I looked at it, the less it looked like I drew it and that didn't sit too well with me so I cartooned it up quite a bit and made it a bit more.... me. Unlike past artists, I had no intention of simply lightboxing his face.
Friday, March 4, 2011
I'm afraid if you haven't seen the film, this great character known simply as the "The Landlady" in Kung Fu Hustle will probably be lost on you. However, much like my previous post, OLDBOY, it is highly recommended that you do. Very different films, but equally great in their own ways.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Not sure what put this one in my head, but it was lightning in a bottle when it did. One of favorite flicks, and one I'm desperate not to see remade by Will Smith (though it seems likely). If you haven't seen OldBoy I strongly suggest you do unless, of course, you have a weak stomach.