Friday, January 27, 2012

Ghost Rider

Here's a drawing of Ghost Rider that I started when I saw a neat little drawing Rico did in his sketchbook. I'd spent almost all night fighting with various drawings, including a Scarlet Witch that started off with such promise, and a Jocasta that got ruined in trying to render reflections.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Small Press Creators: Latour, Brunner, Renzi

Small press or no, Loose Ends is a testament to just how good comics can be. Latour, Brunner, and Renzi all manage to speak their own creative voices without creating a bunch of noise. As a result, there is nothing conventional, cliche, or phoned in about this book. So, if you haven't already, pick up Loose Ends, support small press creators and support good comics.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Jean Grey

Another Dave Cockrum-designed costume, this timeJean Grey of the X-Men. I did take liberties enlarging the phoenix logo to her later Dark-Phoenix style, but dang it, It works better. I had thought about putting stars in the black area, but if I have my physics right, with all the flaming effect, there'd be no stars visible near it, much like you can't look up at a streetlight and see stars really close to it.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My work is on exhibit

From Friday, Jan 6, 2012 - Friday, Jan 27, 2012, I'll be part of an exhibit at the Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC.Lenoir is located in the foothills of North Carolina just about 20 miles south down US Hwy 321 from Boone, about an hour north of Gastonia, NC on the same Hwy 321. Lenoir is about 2 hours at the most from most parts of Charlotte, NC, and Winston-Salem, NC. Visit this link for more on the Caldwell Arts Council. They are open Tuesday-Friday from 9am - 5pm.

The Opening reception is on Friday, Jan 6 from 5pm-7:30 pm. I'll be there schmoozing since I'm a part of the show, so if you can make it, I'll be glad to see you. Here's a preview of some of the work you'll see in the show.

AlphaBeasts - L is for Lylek

Another late Star Wars entry! :)

I wasn't sure what to do for L and by the time I got a chance to do one there were already so many good Leviathans I decided to go with one that hadn't been tackled yet: Lyleks!I could only find one Lylek to reference (see wiki link below) so I wasn't sure where to take it to keep it fresh. As I was roughing out a sketch it hit me to do a sports t-shirt design.

Hope you guys dig it!

Another 8-1/2 x 11 #70 index with prsimacolor pens.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

AlphaBeasts - J is for Jawas

A catch up post from a few weeks ago...

I'm a sucker for the History Channel's American Pickers and was trying to think of something neat to do with a Jawa, so I combined the two to get: Tatooine Pickers!

Jawas were done with prismacolor pens on #70 index - 7" x 8" - assembled in Photoshop CS2 with background drawings and text.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Designed Only for Killing

I did this little MODOK drawing a little while ago but only posted it to Twitter in a hurry. Here it is, but I think it needs a background desperately. Maybe I'll redraw it in complete glory sometime in the future, actually using reference for the character.