Thursday, November 20, 2008

winter break 08

*warning this link and paper contain what could be considered mature content*

this is a paper my friend, james whynot wrote on one of my pieces. if you'd like to see his artwork you can view it here
or the piece to which he is referring here.
other than that, its break. odd term though because i have to do 5 pages for phils comic book, pencil, ink and letter. write issue 3 of maelstom with james, ink my pages from issue 2 and pencil my pages from issue 1. write a script for superhero class next quarter, do my star trek covers as well as finish redesigning the logo for capricious alchemy. guess how many of those jobs pay... 1. however its all work, hopefully portfolio work. and i know im going to kick ass at editors day this year so here's to that.
i also intend to post on the da forums for commissions, hopefully that will up my viewers and income, not to mention artwork output. wahoo, break - my ass, this will be catching up on everything i put off time.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

progress - almost done

these are my in progress inks for my 4 pgs, all brushpen so far. it gets sort of confusing in the jacket on the last page so i will fix it.
here's links 6-7, 8-9 to the finals.

this is a printout of my tight roughs that i tightened and mixed with the hand from teh skecth below it, the earlier can be found on my earlier post.

these are some sketches i did to help with the hand on teh covers i did on my deviantart page for maelstrom.

some awesome phantom pages i colored from nick derington on

heres a color of an awesome bryan hitch dps.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

tight roughs last pages issue 2

these are all free fonts that ill probably draw from and mix, see if any fonts/letter designs stand out to you. ill also incorporate the candle motif into them as well.

these are some roughs for teh logo redesign for capricious alchemy. they are dreadfully similar but its a start, i will try and do more soon.

influenced alot by pages ive been looking on splashpage from nick derington
i LOVE his work, inking, style, sorytelling.

Monday, November 3, 2008

everybody started somewhere

heres my ideas and tight roughs for covers for the comic ive been working on.

this is a pic i quickly colored for class.

yes i did tighten up pg one before i inked it. my final pages can be found in my deviantart gallery.

this was a cheesy comic i found laying around in noris and then i realized the artist on the cover was one of my (now) idols, mike deodato jr. who has recently worked on tigra, thunderbolts, hulk, spiderman, moonknight. he has come a long way since this piece in 1996, but it just took this piece to make me see him as a person, lower him off his god like pedistol and say if he can change that much and be where he is now, who says i cant. i later put the text on it and hing this up in my room as inspiration.

and last this is my inks for the new startrek cover, the colored version of which can be found on pendant audio's website or my deviant page. i was actually quite pleased with it despite inking it right after i woke up and the size only being 7x6" max. i added the hatching and feathering as lightly a i could at the last minute and really loved how it came out, i had been looking at a lot of bryan hytch lately, though it doesn't show too much.
alternately ive been trying to research a japanese artist named leiji matsumoto whos been doing and manga since the 70's such as gun frontier, galaxy express 999, and captain harlock. but i can barley find anything on him let alone images of his work for some reason. i also got robin hooked on x-men by reading chris bachello and humburto ramos' "supernovas" graphic.