Wednesday, April 30, 2008
So i'm alil' scared about this one. My bud Jason says i should post it and see what kind of feedback i get from it.
This was a big decision to take on inking the original penciled board- but i was feeling pretty brave a couple nights ago and went for it.
I used real ink! Brushes and the whole nine on this one. I went with a 3 step process on it.
The media used are:
Pencils.Ink.Ball point pen and white out.
I think this is pretty much the final on how BGR is gonna look. I'm toying with doing the book in watered down ink washes and ball point completely.
This will probably be my last post for a bit.I have to pack up and split San Fran for a bit to head back home to deal with some serious family health issues that are not looking very good at the moment.So i'm sure i'll be seeing some of you @ home and thanks for your support it's very much appreciated.
So with that said- i'm gonna be putting a lot into the drawings now even if it's only alittle bit of them now- because as a good friend of mine once said...
"Therapy. Man. It's my therapy from the bullshit."
Too true.It seems it's the only thing keeping my sanity anymore. It's weird like that- my drive to create elevates when times get like these...
Peace before you Feast.
WAH-LAH! is (was) a commissioned piece i picked up from a nice gent in LA during Wizard World.
Charles thank you for your patience. It's on it's way. It was a fun piece. I don't do alot of DC stuff- so when i do get a chance to do a good one like this- I like to put a lot of thought to them.
I usually make copies of all my works and practice my inking on them. So here's the piece both in original pencils and coffee shop inks.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
2 cups of Dio's "Man on the Silver Mountain"
4 tea spoons of the chorus to Black Mountains "Stormy High"
2 grind rounds of a yummy breakfast courtesy of Trader Joes.
1 Cup of Gallery Coffee. splash of cream 5 packs of sugah.
1 stick of sandlewood incense burning.
a spice of Chris Cornell and Tom Morello telling to "Dah do dah- A dah- DO dadda do dahhh" on "Exploder"
1 dash of the girlfriend out of the house and @ the gym.
1 round of Bob Dylan telling me that "everyone must get stoned"
1 load of laundry spinning out of control.
1 shitty scanner.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I really really really like those Rock Star energy drinks.
I've had this image in my head for idunno...a month? I was flipping thru some old BATMAN ANIMATED stuff and i came across Bruce Timm's BANE.
FIrst of all--- I LOVE Bruce Timm...and I really dig BANE.
Like chocolate and peaut butta i suppose.
And i thought...It would be cool to draw Bane kicking Venom's ass...Because BANE rocks.
Still working on my inking sensibilities here and there.
I'd like to get wayyyy more comfortable with it so i can basically start inking myself. As a penciller in this "rap game" you can get steam rolled or butchered at the inking process. But in all fairness- sometimes the penciler (me) can sometimes not make things so clear and evident to any inker who comes along.
I look at these exercises in two ways. Improve me inking abilities...And create more definition for any inker to make my artwork more understandable and clear.
So i whipped out this old Bloodrayne Alt. cover and did a re-mix on it. Experimenting with lines and textures and blacks and all that jazz.
I'm also going thru alot of old artwork because i'm going to be putting them up for sale on a gallery website soon enough!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
BATman...And the OUTSIDERS!
This is not the original piece...it's just a copy that i wanted to drop soem inks on during a warm-up session before pages.
I did this for a would be cover thing for DC that never got the green light. Which is cool- now that i look at it...It wasn't my best work. I hate alot of things about the piece yet- i do like a some of things going on in it. I wish i played more with the field depths and so forth... But i was under a two day turn around for this.
So there you go.
I showed this to one editor over @ DC and he emails me back and goes...
"What's Catwoman doing on top of Batman?"
"She's riding that bitch like he knew she would."
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
So been busy gearing up for alil' Johnny Blaze action.
Skute and I were watching a friends 8 year old the other day.His name was Tim.
He was into the robots in disguise badly and wanted to color one with some of his crayons.
I kept trying to show him the original Transformers animated movie and he wasn't into it...just that crappy new one.Whatever.
I did this on the fly from a pic i googled online- and i'm pretty sure it doesn't match up well with the original...
But i said screw it and doodled it out anyways- it was fun after i got into it. He seemed to like it. And took it with him
to color at home because we ran out of time there.
I told him id post it on the blog and then post the colors the next time.