so I'm working on the designs for this indy book "The Tourist," and everything is going smoothly. On a whim, I decided to eMail a guy named Eric Canete just to tell him he was the shit. I have a link to his blog on this page, and you should really check it out. Well, Canete wrote me back, and he made me realize I had gotten away from the most important part of the process; having fun! My friend Greg Titus (who's page you should also check out. These guys can draw circles around me) has been saying the same thing to me for a while, and I think it finally clicked. I broke away from the standardized character designs and came up with the image you see here, in process. It's not quite finished, but I haven't posted anything in a while, because I've been all inspired and focused. So big ups to Greg Titus and Eric Canete for some truly salient inspiration.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
It's another design for The Soul. The goal here was to illustrate a more ethereal figure; a being made of energy, lacking solid form. Hopefully, I managed to accomplish that goal on some level, but really, I just had a freakin blast inking this piece. I love brush!!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
This is the first of many designs I'll be posting for The Tourist, a project I'm working on for the good people at Panel 88 Comic Productions. This fellow is known simply as "The Soul." As you can see, I do tend to get lost in the details. What started out as simple rendering became an orgy of crosshatching. Hey, sometimes you gotta hatch. mmm...satisfying
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Here's my first real attempt at inking something completely with a brush. It's unfinished, but I'm pretty happy with the results. I plan on coloring the piece, and I'll post the finished work, once it's done. Man am I ever tired. It's bedtime, yo. enjoi!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Here's some pieces I had a helluva good time drawing, and really, who doesn't love walking, mutilated, viking, zombie corpses? Hey, that's a good name for a band...maybe not. Of course, I had to include the shapely barbarian queen. The female form is considered a classical subject, after all. At least, that's the excuse I use to justify drawing hordes of naked ladies. I tried to balance things out by including a design for her king and, as you can see, I'm fond of outfitting my characters with weapons no human man could ever realistically carry. Whattayagonnado? enjoi y'all!!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Seeing as how this is the inaugural post of my blog, I thought it would be a good idea to start things off with something that means a whole lot to me. The "Legacy of Kain" series is, far and away, my favorite videogame trilogy (I'm not including Blood Omen II because, well, it sucked). This series has got everything from an engaging, original story to some truly kickass character designs. This is a piece I've been nurturing for some time. I'm working on transforming it into a digital painting in Photoshop, and you can bet I'll be posting my progress on that front as it develops. enjoi!