Friday, December 7, 2012

Fan Art Fridays: Adventure Time! (Finn the Human and Jake the Dog)

It's high time I posted here again, and fan-art Friday is as good an occasion as any. A quick sketch of Jake the Dog, Finn the human. I tried a new coloring style that Joey Majdali taught me, and i look forward to really experimenting with it in the future. The bright and ugly colors are all directly taken from the show's keys.
There's so much i could say about this series because it's so good! So i won't! Next time.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Vagrant Spirits - Reality Not Included Comic Anthology

I finished my comic a few weeks ago, after hundreds of hours of work. It's been so satisfying, and I have learned so much from it. I hope to continue to work in comics throughout my life. It's a wonderful, rich medium for storytelling and I feel good about my effort with it.

If you would like to read it, you should buy a copy of "Reality Not Included", which will be available for purchase online in the near future. It begins printing this week.

Here is a character-art poster of the unnamed protagonist from my story, "Vagrant Spirits". It's about deceased people working as organized criminals in the afterlife.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Reality Not Included : Kickstarter Video

Reality Not Included Kickstarter Video

It's time! Time to show some of what I've been involved in the past while. Check out this project, and help us out if you're a fan of the arts, great storytelling, or just helping people achieve their goals!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Fan Art Friday! - Bruce Wayne

So i saw Dark Knight Rising, and i really enjoyed it. I like Christopher Nolan, i like Christian Bale, but until this one, i hadn't really been able to buy him as Bruce Wayne (and definitely not as Batman). I know, i know. But that's how i felt.

But it clicked for me on #3, and i'm so glad. So i sketched this.

The film tied all the trilogy together, and i don't think i could have ended it better. Good old Nolan and his awesome endings. I was struck by a particular scene that you may recognize when you see the film where Bruce has his hood off but is still in the cave, consumed with the weight of his calling. There's so much i could say about the character of Batman.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Quick Sketch: Persian Immortal

I'm going to start doing "Fan-art Fridays" soon, because they're going to push me in some new ways and i'm excited for it. But for now i'll throw up this sketch i did last night while sitting in institute. I feel pretty good about it.

I feel pretty good about how easily you can throw down tones with these markers. I inherited a mug-full of grey shades from someone and i'm hoping to put them to use.
Persians are neat. This won't be the last immortal i do a drawing of in my days, because they had such awesome outfits and this hardly does it justice.

Yes i know about the "broken ankle", and i don't care. I did it in 25 minutes!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Alien Sketch

I drew this guy up in church the other day.

I really hate aliens. A lot. But i think this guy is a good dude.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fan Art: Dune - Paul Atreides

I'm planning to do a full treatment of my own spin on Dune, and really nail it and do it right. But for now I had to just sketch this out and especially do some color- the color of the Spice-eyes is really a focus. I have a lot of things i want to change about this rendition of Paul already, but i figured after drumming up about 30 different iterations of him over many sketchbooks, i would just commit one i was trying a new drafting technique with to color and see what i learn. I already feel he looks too old (like, 31 instead of 17 or so). I need to reduce his chin. It juts. Oh, how it juts. He's supposed to be dried, chapped, and emaciated though, and prematurely aged from a hard desert life and all that. It was a fun tango.

Frank Herbert released Dune in 1965 and changed science fiction forever. His world is so vague, hardly described at all, yet so specifically unique. Slow-motion knife fights, God-worms worshipped by Bedouin-type people who've lived on a waterless sand world for millennia, super-trained people with mental and vocal and physical power that just barely surpasses the feasible. It was so richly done. Most of my favorite science fiction authors claim Herbert among their inspirations.

If you have not read this book, go and read it this spring. It is awesome.

Paul is such a fascinating character, i had to draw him, and will probably take a few more attempts. He's so heroic and terrifying at the same time, you're not sure if it's a good thing for him to triumph by the end. That ominous future lies before him. I love the characters' world of deadly, soulless efficiency, and the consequences and emptiness they feel as a result of it.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sword Lass

It's been ages since i've posted here. I've been involved in some cool work opportunities for a while now, but i thought i'd take a little break and put something i sketched up the other day on here.

So much of the stuff i post or throw colors on tends to be really pop-ish and silly. But i don't feel bad this time. It's nice to use some really saturated, iconic colors.