Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Catfish is based on a story someone told me as a kid. i don't remember the story, just that it really scared me. Catfish is a basically bigfoot crossed with a fish. Like I said this story gave me nightmares for weeks!!
Monday, November 09, 2009
It started Saturday at 9:30, so I left early.
Some people questioned why I would drive to dallas to go to a class, but when I got there I was suprised to find, of the people not from the Dallas area, I drove the shortest distance! One guy flew in from California!
I was glad to finally see the sun.
The studio was a really nice setup.
The day consisted of a morning of Miceal Mentler lecturing, then we spent the afternoon drawing. Micheal would look over our drawing and make corrections and suggestions. Here he is lecturing on interlocking the forms of the figure.
Part of the lecture on Micheal's system for drawing the head.
Using shapes to build the figure.
Creating the figure using line, shape or tone.
In the afternoon, we drew from a model, Laura Garabedian . She's an athletic girl into rock climbing and dance. Also, she's a pretty good artist. You can check out her work at http://lauragarabedian.com/ She had a great attitude and that makes a big difference in a model.
Here are some of Micheal's figure drawings.
And here are some of mine. Over the course of the weekend, I drew about 30 drawing like these. I was very happy with what I learned and I would recommend TSOFA to anyone who wanted to learn to draw the figure better. I will go back as soon as possible.
Monday, October 12, 2009
However, I know the only way to get better is to keep drawing and I am encouraged by the fact that I find it easier and easier to spot flaws in my own work.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Here's my cover for Iron Tiger. In reality, I am going to clean it up a little bit. I think there's too much wording, but this is the basic layout and as close as I can get online to the paper color.
I'm planning on removing the cover blurb and price on front and the bio and some of the text on the back. I'll have to play with it to see how it looks, but that's the advantage of doing art in the computer.
The problem is when you are tempted to fiddle with it too much!
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
The new ride.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
This is the first page of my comic I am going to take to SDCC. The look is very experimental and so I wanted to finish one page just to get a feel for how the finished book will look.
Like I said in my last post, I'm going for an old school zip-a-tone look. I was very inspired by the FCBD Teenage Mutant Nina Turtle book, both for the look and for the essays in the front of the book.
UPDATE: Okay, I've changed my mind. This is not going to be part of Iron Tiger. After I posted this I decided I do not like that and will be changing it!