Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Comic Book Guy – Part 2

I've always said if you can't support art the least you can do is support your friends. Being an illustrator is tough enough, especially for freelancers and self publishers…so we need all the help we can get.

I did this pinup in 1994 for my good friend, Jeromy Cox, for his independently published comic, Zombie Love. Today he's one of the best and busiest colorists in the industry, yet he still finds time to work on his own titles. You can find out about his latest book, Vampyrates, on Facebook.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Slayer

Unfinished sketch of a vampire slayer. Maybe posting it will be enough of a reminder that I need to finish what I started…which is an all too common theme with me.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

TOMBOY

Listening to female punk bands helps me draw better. #girlstothefront

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Comic Book Guy – Part 1

I spent much of my early career working as a designer and art director in the comic book industry, most notably for Jim Lee's WildStorm Productions in the mid 90's. On occasion I submitted artwork for random projects like trading card sets. It's weird looking at this stuff now, but I felt like sharing some early work. Both pieces were pencilled by me and inked by Mike Sellers.

1)  Void – Rejected Artwork for WildC.A.T.s Adventures T-Card Set
2)  Avengelyne vs. Gabriel – Artwork for Avengelyne T-Card Set

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Grey Matters

I've been enjoying these monotone color treatments lately, just focusing on some vey basic highlights vs. shadows rendering.  Although I like the original sketch, I tried obscuring some of the line work in the background to see what would happen.  I'm happy with the end result, but think this sloppy approach would benefit from a little more control.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tars Tarkas

A bit of Burroughs fun. The John Carter of Mars books were among my favorites growing up and Tars Tarkas was quite simply the coolest alien ever imagined. I remember staring at Frank Frazetta's cover art for hours and dreaming of the red planet.