Wednesday, August 12, 2009

a Jersey Gods pinup

Jersey Gods is an incredible comic and if you're not reading it you are truly missing out. While at Comicon I got to meet the writer Glen Brunswick (and hopefully next year I'll get to hassle the artist Dan McDaid). He gave me a copy of the first issue which I poured over on the train back home and after that and the awesome painting by Toby Cypress ( which you can see here ) I was inspired to do this...

I started with a thumbnail that is long gone and started drawing.
once I had that done and inked I wanted to start painting. I was a little nervous because I didn't know what I wanted to do with the colors so thankfully I scanned first then painted.after I was here, I was a little dissapointed because I lost some of the linework. So I took the inks from the first scan, put them on top and dropped the opacity to what I wanted. I also adjusted the colors in photoshop, added text to and finished up the highway sign for Cherry Hill. I also added some color behind Barock to try and get him to "pop" a little more.
and that's it. On another note, I've been neglecting this blog for awhile now but I'm hassling alot of editors trying to find Comics, Cover and Illustration work and I think having more of an internet presence couldn't hurt. So I'm going to be making more of an effort to make this a busy place again. Till then, go check out Jersey Gods. Seriously.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

no ticket...

I gotta go to bed and I think this is all pretty self explanatory anyways, so...
For a new project you have to start with sketches and thumbnails,and then I took those ideas and did some pencil and some paint on a 15"x20" piece of rives,oh my god your so close to the action now!!!then adjust (brutally) the levels and add some color...
and finally!!
the end.


Saturday, January 31, 2009

Static Hudson

So I was just scribbling around in my moleskine and I came up with the idea for this sketch that in my mind is based on a comic character I came up with in school. I want to (and slowly am) doing a series of paintings based on this storyline because I was inspired by the World War Robot book by Ashley Wood.So the next step was to blow this up and paint it. from 5.5" x8.5" to 15" x 20" and I traded the bic for acrylics. It was going to be a submission for the Spectrum art book, but because of other deadlines and personal restrictions I missed the deadline by two days. oh well, next time.
Here are some closer shots,
and a couple more.And thats all for now...


Saturday, January 3, 2009

A resurgence in the Galactic Empire

This is something I've been meaning to do for awhile now and never really got around to. But recently my roomate ( ) has got me hooked on the new clone wars series on cartoon network. In all honesty, I talked a lot of shit when the new movie and then this show came out because I felt a kind of loyalty to the Tartakovsky shorts. But this show is fun and campy and jam packed with action so I made room for both.

Anyways, I took this piece from awhile ago...and then I theoretically set it after the third movie, added text, graphics and photoshop effects and made this...That's all for now, I'm not as "weekly" any more but I'll still be regular and whatnot.