Monday, March 16, 2009
I "One-Shotted" this with a bic ballpoint in church a few weeks ago- no pencils, no rough outline, just went to it and it turned out marvelously. i feel pretty good about it.
I love dinosaurs. they're so beautiful. You may notice the robust bones of the forelimbs as way more substantial and beefy than the actual fossil remains. I sort of gave it a big cat feel in that sense. but it feels more powerful with them in the frame. I like that it feels alive, not in a frozen, odd pose like some taxidermy bit.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This was a random page of comic i did for an ashcan that Anthony and Jake got some people together for. We were going for a comicon booth. I just wanted to do something generic, typical and cliche, with barbaric peoples wandering across a hostile land, fighting monsters pointlessly. you know, the fun stuff.
They ended up submitting my pencils instead, mortified by my coloring job. To be honest, i did all of the colors in about 45 mins that afternoon to meet our own deadline, so wasn't too concerned about that, but was nonetheless stunned when they took me aside, sat me down, and asked me sincerely if i really knew jack about color theory.
i suppose i didn't, and after a quick crash-course by Jake, i was able to calibrate and adjust from then on. it really helped, i think- but it's always going to be a challenge with my colorblindness. I don't think it will become a major obstacle to me in the long run.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
An Oni. Props to google image for the beautiful character rendering. I'm no calligrapher. In retrospect, this looks pretty Mignola, but i'm ok with that. he's a genius. I wanted to do a not-necessarily-evil Yamabushi-style mountain ogre, who has a good story to tell around a campfire, and much traveling to do.
A minotaur. i wanted to do a minotaur character, since i hadn't done one in a while. I took the Assyrian slant, to mix it up, and in homage to their many fantastic sculptures emblemizing cattle as glorified animals.