Friday, April 23, 2010

I heard a Rumor about a Spaceboy..

This was my week to pick the theme for Metrosketchual, the sketch blog comprised of local DFW artists. I chose Dark Horse Comics' The Umbrella Academy, by Gerard Way & Gabriel Ba.

I'd always heard good things about the series, but only recently checked it for myself. I tore through both volumes--and they're some of my favorite comics in recent memory.

So, I chose to draw two members of the Academy--the Rumor & Spaceboy. I love Spaceboy's look--a guy transplanted into the body of a gorilla--how could that not be cool? And since I'd already drawn the White Violin once before, [link] I wanted to try a rendition of the Rumor.

I highly recommend this series--I can't wait to read more Umbrella Academy comics!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

X-23 & Existence 3.0

Here's a couple of new things. First, an X-23 commission. The buyer wanted her to resemble her appearance in NYX instead of her current X-force look.

And secondly, a page from Existence 3.0 #3, which came out this week from Image/Shadowline. I drew half this issue, and I apologize in advance for the jarring artistic transition between Ron Salas and I. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with my work on the series. I did it in a slightly different style to my normal look--with heavier inks and more attention to shadows.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Latest Commissions

Here are some commissions I recently finished. I'm really crunching for time this week, so I haven't been able to post much art. I'm in the home stretch of Existence 3.0--just a couple of pages left!

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Crow

this is my entry for this week's Metrosketchual blog, this week's theme being the Crow.

I grew up on Marvel & DC, so I missed the Crow in his heyday. But, I was a fan of the original film with the late Brandon Lee, and I always dug the general dark style of the character. I wanted to go a lot looser with this drawing than I normally do (been reading a lot of comics by Sean Gordon Murphy & John Buscema), so this was a fun one to do!

Check Metrosketchual out!