Friday, April 23, 2010
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
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
Friday, April 2, 2010
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!
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