Monday, November 15, 2010

Sketchbook

Recently, we spent a week in New York City. Here are some pages from my sketchbook, drawn while traveling or just waiting.


Four panels drawn while flying, these are just my attempt to visualize some imaginary settings. Clockwise from upper right: A modern airport, a swamp shack, a fantasy type castle & a walled ancient Asian walled city.


Some figure doodles and a drawing of an italian restaraunt we ate at, drawn while waiting.

Some more doodles, the drawing on the right was drawn after my wife had a dispute with a girl on the plane who insisted her 3 bags were actually 2 and should be allowed.
A couple more settings. The unfinished drawing on the right was inspired by a dream I had as a kid about an old man who lived in a house that was more a marine museum/aquarium.





Saturday, November 06, 2010

Moer Big Easy score pages












Here are a few more pages from The Big Easy Score.



Friday, October 15, 2010

sketchbook drawing

Drawing I did while waiting for my car to be serviced.


I think it's a Honda Crv & took about 15 minutes.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Big Easy Score page


First done page for The Big Easy Score. I finished one page so the writer could see the final 'look' of the book.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Big Easy Score pages




First three pages of The Big Easy Score. I'm inking the book myself, so the pencils are loose to help keep the final inks loose. The 'pencils' are red because I drew the book with a red Col-erase pencil.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ink Test

One thing I want to do on The Big Easy Score, is to do all the inks with traditional tools, ie nib pens and brush. I feel the tactile feeling of dragging a nib across the page will add to the 'earthy' feeling of the art and convey the grittyness of New Orleans.


Since I haven't inked anything with traditional tools in years I decided i better break out some ink and brushes and practice.

I'm glad I did as most of my tools were dried up or rusted. Still I had enough to ink this panel. My hatching is rusty (each corner is different) but for the most part I like this and cannot wait to get started inking on the real pages!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Drawing in Photoshop

I've been reading a book about drawing in Photoshop and thought I'd give it a try.

It's far from perfect, but I liked the look. A friend commented how he could tell I drew it despite being an experiment in a completely new medium.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Final design for my soccer logo.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Lady Cockroaches

A friend of mine did some charity work in Honduras. one thing he is involved with is a women's soccer team. They built a stadium in this village and formed a soccer team. People will come from miles around to watch the games and the locals can sell them stuff and make money.

My friend asked me if I would draw a logo for the team, The Lady Cockroaches. Thic is my rough.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Avengers Sample

Here is the double page spead I mentioned below. I scanned it early to show a friend and will tweak a few things before i send it in. This is a total of 6 scans pieced together, so when I re-scan the final I may do it a little different.

I need (okay want) a bigger scanner!

New Avengers preview


Reaction to my Wolverine sample was okay, so now I'm drawing a New Avengers sample based off #56. I decided to draw this script when I read it and saw it all toook place in Times Square.
This is my first panel, HOWEVER after speaking to my contact at Marvel he suggested I draw the double page spread on the two pages before this. Only problem is some stuff in the spread dosen't match this panel.
So I have to pitch this panel. Which is too bad because I really liked the way the panel came out (except the background was a little too busy) I was happy with the 'style' of this sample, a slight change from my wolverine sample.
Marvel had commented that I needed more detail in my backgrounds so I went crazy!
I've really tried to experiment with my style and find something I liked and I think this may be something close. I think a drawing style is something an artist shouldn't examine to closely out loud or like knowing a magic trick, it will lose some of it's power.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Test

This is a test of a blog app for my iPod.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Wolverine Sample














Here is a sample I drew to submit to Marvel Comics from a script sent to me by the their talent scout. (I think I tricked him into it!)