Friday, February 26, 2010
my entry for this week's Bendis Board sketch thread (link), with the them of video game, Mass Effect 2. I am not too familiar with the Mass Effect franchise--I've always been more of a Final Fantasy guy, but Bioware's RPG/shooter has quite a following, I've found. I did like what they did with Knights of the old Republic, but I've just never gotten around to checking out this series.
Anyway, out of all the characters, I chose Miranda, since she's got curves. :-)
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
i finished up my last page for Existence 3.0 #3 this weekend, so I've taken the opportunity to get caught up on commissions, pages on Notorious, and to do some fun art for myself. I'm a big fan of the new FX series, Archer, which was created by the minds behind Sealab 2021 and Frisky Dingo. Plus, my friend Chad Hurd works on the show, so of course it's going to rock! It's a hilarious spoof of the spy genre, with a great cast.
Anyway, I dig the show, and I heard yesterday it got renewed for a second season! So, I decided to do this piece of fanart to celebrate the occasion. This is Lana Kane and the series star, Sterling Archer.
More about Archer: http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/archer/
Friday, February 19, 2010
since i'm almost done with my first set of existence 3.0 pages, i found the time to knock this out. anyone that knows me knows i'm a big fan of captain britain and excalibur, and the recently cancelled captain britain & mi-13. i prefer the classic captain, but after seeing him pop up in the new heroic age promo art marvel's shopping around, i wanted to try out his new look.
all told i spent about an hour on this. back to pages!
Friday, February 12, 2010
this week on the bendis board sketch thread, it was my theme suggestion--the iconic film, Blade Runner. of course, this happened to fall on the week I started Existence 3.0.. haha but i still managed to get something done for the thread: link
My favorite aspect of the film is the art direction and the color palette. Antagonist Roy Batty's final scene on the rooftop was one of many that stood out for me. I'd have liked to have polished this up more, but after almost two hours on it, I've got to get back to my pages!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
hey all! i'm pretty swamped with Existence 3.0 pages, but I thought I'd give a peek into some of the other projects I have coming up.
First, Notorious. This is a street-level superhero story co-created by me and Jay Faerber, and it'll debut as a backup feature this summer when Dynamo 5 relaunches. I'm real excited about this, and I wish I could show more, but I don't want to give too much away. This page is from the second chapter, and it occurs after a fight sequence with the titular hero and some thugs, and now a couple of detectives are on his trail.
Secondly, this is a dragon-slayer pitch I worked on with writer James Patrick. I don't normally go for the knights/dragons/fantasy genre, but there was a hook in James' pitch that made me not want to turn it down. Needless to say, this page is from a prelude sequence that leads into a different direction for the story. I wish I could say more, but I don't want to give it away! Colors on this were done by Bob Rivard.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
i am really excited to play the upcoming dante's inferno game, due out next week. i have heard all the griping about it being a god of war clone, but honestly--i don't give a shit. i didn't play the god of war games until recently, and only after i played the dante's inferno demo, which i loved. so, the disdained complaints from god of war fans are lost on me. and i know it's not an accurate translation of the original poem, but come on, it's a video game--liberties are going to have to be taken.
anyway, i digress. i love the art style in the game, and wanted to do a drawing from the game, so i chose the protagonist, dante aligheri.
this will likely be the last detailed color piece from me for awhile. a major assignment just landed on my desk and it's gonna be daunting. hopefully i'll make it! i still have some con sketches from DCC i need to post as well.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
i'm back at work after the craziness that was dallas comic con! after i did the mola ram piece last week, i said i'd draw up a proper shot of indiana jones for the weekly sketch thread at the bendis board [link] so here it is! it was fun drawing one of my childhood icons. i'll probably do more pieces from that 'universe.' :-)