Tuesday, October 25, 2011

AlphaBeasts - B is for Baba Yaga

I went with a straight Mignola interpretation of the Slavic witch. Never really heard of her until then, so I went with what I know! You can find out more here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Yaga

I actually got the idea for teh Baba Yaga from Henry's wife Jennifer! Henry drew the Baba Yaga for the Hellboy/BPRD Sketchercise.

Copic markers on 8-1/2 x 11 tab stock...

Monday, October 17, 2011

AlphaBeasts - A is for Abominable Snowman

Seeing Ben Towle's assembled drawings from the previous project made me really want to come up with a motif that could carry on through the entire alphabet. I wasn't sure what to do so I laid out a few thumbnails last week and came up with this on a whim. Trading cards. I thought it'd be a neat project for me to come up with 26 different cards that could be assembled into a set at the end.
While I probably won't produce actual cards I'll most likely do a sketchbook, well, at least I'm hoping to! #AlphaBeasts

Copic pens on 9 x 12 bristol with Photoshop CS2 edits.

Head over and check out all the lil beasties:

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tiny Bats

Just a quick post to check back in and try to get things going again. Been a rough month or so drawing wise. I've been out of my zone for quite some time and trying to break in ain't as easy at it may sound!

Here's a Tiny Batman piece I did at the last Sketch Charlotte. Not related to anything, just hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I guess you could tie it into Small Press Creators theme

Okay, so I buy myself this new sketchbook that's really big, probably the biggest I've ever owned. It barely fits in the backpack that I take to Sketch Charlotte. The freedom it grants is that I can not worry about running out of room and then blowing up the sketch on my copier just to piece it together on the lightbox. That's precisely what I had to do with my last Jet-Pack Jenny drawing and more recently, my Wizard of Oz drawing, which will be done as soon as I can get to my lightbox again.

On the topic of Jet-Pack Jenny, I started this drawing at last week's Sketch Charlotte meeting after yet another disastrous start on a Power Girl drawing. I liked it and finished it up over the weekend. I believe it's in the running for the cover of the collected Power of 01.

The second drawing was inked at Sketch Charlotte, but started while I was sitting at HickoryCon last month. The character is planned to be part of my next story Hanamori's Circus. I do believe that I'll be curbing my need to throw a lot of ink down on this one.