Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
This idea floated into my brain about two seconds before I dozed off last night. Decided to flesh it out, try a few new techniques and see where it took me.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Frank Castle; Pre-Mayhem. And lookie here, I managed to draw the Punisher without ever tracing a single photograph of Thomas Jane. Its a Festivus Miracle!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I've been itching to have another crack at Thor since the short story I did for Marvel these past holidays. For my money, few heroes (at least at Marvel) have a cooler rogues gallery than the God of Thunder.
No better example than The Destroyer!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Sorry its not a comic artist love-fest in here today folks, but its not usually what I look at when the creative batteries are ebbing, as they have been the past few weeks. So, if you require your art to have any sort of guns, explosions or exaggeratedly proportioned ladies, you might want to step out.
This isn't an art analysis blog entry, just an appreciation of where modern illustration draws its composition from (or at least I seem to).
The first two are from the tremendous repertoire of Polish painter Edward Okun. The third painting is by the French artist and phenomenal costume designer of the early days of film, Manuel Orazi.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
I don't often draw Bats, but tonight I made an exception. Frankly, I get a little tired of both seeing him skulking on rooftops (no matter how great the artist is) and drawing him skulking on rooftops (no matter how good I think my particular rendition is). That may sound like a betrayal of what makes Batman Batman (see: skulking on rooftops), but the fact is, he's limited. At least you can draw Superman picking up meteors, sitting on the moon or juggling planets, but Batmans repertoire is relegated to standing on gargoyles, jumping off gargoyles and landing on street hoods. I chose the latter.
Side note: I still want to draw a Batman book. After all, who doesn't???
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
After a long, crazy day yesterday I set out to do a little doodling. Thanks to Victor Gischler wonderful left-field suggestion, I wound up with this. I'm not so great with Disney's likenesses off the bat, and fitting them into another universes' likeness is even harder. Still, it was loads of fun once the idea popped into my head.
Note: This cover originally drawn by John Byrne. Not me. He drew it. A long time ago. With his own two hands. I'm talking to you, Rob Granito.