Thursday, July 28, 2011
Don't ask me why Herc would be rampaging through the Acropolis, he just would be. Frankly, I like to think thats how some of it fell down.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I went on a recent bitch-fest about not finding too many of the major heroines in comics very compelling to draw. I still feel thats true, but its a failing of my own and not of any particular writer or writers.
As an addendum to that recent rant, I must say that some of Jack Kirby's creations are, at least visually, the exception to my rule. Thus, I give you Big Bad Barda!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
I don't think I've ever drawn either of these cats before. Creel was a pleasant surprise, as was Vision. I quite like the visual possibilities of a character that can phase thru stuff, though it does present its angular challenges. Gotta know your anatomy, Artistes!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Superman, Batman, Spider-Man. Pick any hero, add in random artist, and it will look like said random artists interpretation of someone else's creation. Not so with Hellboy. It seems, at least to me, that no matter who draws Hellboy and no matter how clearly its their art, it still looks at least a bit like Mike Mignola drew it. And I think thats pretty awesome.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The Beast of Gevaudan is a fascinating legend and one I'm surprised hasn't been mined more often for great fiction. After Brotherhood of the Wolf, I'm glad Hollywood hasn't tried its hand, as it would most likely fuck the whole thing up. And, lets be honest, if there's any way to improve on two and half hours of listening to Monica Bellucci speak French, I can't think of it.
Anyway, I felt in the mood to draw a creature, and the visceral and spooky Beast of Gevaudan certainly fit the bill. Growl.
This list was passed along to me and after some review I thought I would share it.
Let me qualify that I myself have not read each and every one of these novels, though I do agree with the first 5, particularly "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by a personal favorite towering literary mind, Oscar Wilde. I think we can all relate to the obsessive, possessive, even dangerous nature of having your life consumed by artistic perfection. Thought I hope none of my fellow artists or, for that matter, readers have gone to any of those extremes.
You can bicker about the order of the list I suppose, but they all belong there somewhere.
Do yourself a favor and hit the used book store, your iPad, e-reader or other technological doodad and get to buzz sawing your way through the 50 Greatest Novels for Art Students.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
In which we practice the time honored tradition of bunting, a punishable offense if done improperly. And in which all aliens must salute the flag, suction cup fingertips and all. Read the rules, its all in there.