Friday, October 22, 2010

Planetary themed sketchbook - part II

Landed another sweet sketch for my Planetary sketchbook at last night's Sketch Charlotte meeting! Stan Ford was kind enough to lay this one on me...

I LOVE it when someone hands you you're sketchbook back and tells you to leave it open so it can dry! :) Stan put some work into this and really nailed Drummer...thanks Stan! :)

Sketchercise: Tintin

A character I’ve always wanted to get into but have never made the time to do so…Herge’s Tintin! Since I know next to nothing about the character I thought I’d do the obvious homage to the “Im with COCO” poster that flooded the internets this past year…hope you enjoy it!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Planetary themed sketchbook

I finally broke down and started a themed sketchbook. Couldn't think of too many things I'd rather have than sketches from my favorite comic book: Warren Ellis and John Cassaday's Planetary! Here are the first three entries so far, all from Sketch Charlotte members! What a way to start a sketchbook! Another perk of having such a great group of artists on the roster! :)

In order:
Elijah Snow by Henry Eudy
Elijah Snow by Eraklis "Herc" Petmezas
Jakita Wagner by Jason McLellan

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sketchercise: Steve Zissou!

This particular Sketch Charlotte "assignment" was for the films of Wes Anderson chosen by Henry Eudy. I was thinking about doing something from the Royal Tenenbaums but decided to go with Steve Zissou instead. At the time I had no idea that the Chris Brunner had done an incredible take on the character (colors by one Rico Renzi). I'm glad I saw this AFTER I did mine, otherwise I probably wouldn't have even attempted it!
Long story short, I penciled this piece and was set to ink it at last week's Sketch Charlotte meeting but wused out at the last second only to have the inimitable Henry Eudy step in and graciously ink it. I saw pics from his digital camera along the way, but I finally saw it in person last night and I am blown away...possibly the happiest I've been in a long time with anything my name has been attached to! I hope you guys enjoy it half as much as I do...thanks again Henry!