My latest entry in the Sketchbook Smackdown is this: A Gang of Trolls. I drew this to defeat some 'Land mine Gnomes'.
I was insired by 'A Clockwork Orange', but resisted the bowlers and codpieces!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Me and a couple of artists at work are having what I am calling the sketchbook smackdown. How it works is this: the first guy draws a creature, hero or something. Then the next guy has to draw something that could beat the first 'thing'.
This was my latest entry. Normally these are not color (in fact some of the guys were pissed at me for 'raising the bar') but I 'saw' this thing in color in my head.
This was drawn fairly small and colored quick, with the whole thing taking me about 30 minutes.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I just learned that Dave Stevens has passed away. Dave was most famous for creating The Rocketeer and his pin-up art.
I happened to be sitting next to Dave on the shuttle bus in San Deigo one night in '05. I didn't realize who he was, but finally I asked him. He was very nice and the next day I came by his table and we talked some more.
Very talented guy who died way too young!
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Gary Gaygax passed away the other day. Gary was the co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons. It is impossible to measure the impact DnD has had on popular culture. I think you could just about eliminate any fantasy-based movie, tv show or video game.
It's also impossible to estimate the impact DnD has on my life (along with comics).
My mother might argue I would be more serious and resposible. If that's true, Thank God for Dungeons and Dragons and the impact Gary Gygax had on this planet!
Saturday, March 01, 2008
I'm not a big zombie fan. I'm not sure why I drew this one. Longtime readers my remember this blog was started with a goal of someplace I could catalog art styles and analyze different artists.
What this has to do with the zombie is this is an example of the style I am currently developing. My problem is everytime I see a new cool artist I want to draw like him. As an experiment, I am naming my styles. My theory is if I name them I can classify them and then it'll be easier to be consistent. It's all about consistency, baby!
Btw, this style is Omega Prime!