Friday, February 26, 2010
Well imagine my geekgasm when I found out that the subject on Twart(go here and try to stop being so stupid!) this week was Johnny Recon!!!
"OH YEAH!!! This is gonna be fun!" I thought to myself before thinking, "I'll just paint mine and bring it on over and post it on Twart and.... oh, right... restraining orders"
Fine then, I'll start my own Twart. a Twart of one! right here! Welcome to my twart!! I mean, really,who needs their Twart?!?
Now, what to paint... Well the first 2 paintings on that other Twart(hence forth refered to as "filthy Twart") were really, REALLY cool. They had that retro sci-fi movie poster feel that's just perfect for Johnny. (click here and here, because you are still stupid!) I'm not competing with that. I need something I know that no one else would do. Then it hit me. "How about a Johnny Recon without Johnny in it?" I thought to myself, clearly without thinking again. It's stupid I know, but it's too late. The idea is out there and once it's out there it has a life of its own. I have to do this. But I did tone it down a bit. rather than not have him in it at all, I just put him in the background, buried under a hot naked chick. Since there needs to be some kind of an identifier that tells the viewer "that grining shadowy figure under that hot chick is Johnny", I put some icons in the forground; his raygun and jacket. This is comparible to a batarang and the bat cowl if that were Bruce Wayne back there.
I didn't have as much time as I would have liked to finish it yesterday, but since I'm anxious to get this up before another "filthy Twart" posts a better one, here it is, ta-da! ...half finished.
I should have the rest of it today.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Daddy Longlegs. Man was he fun to illustrate! sort of reminds me of Mos Def as seen by JJ(Jimmy Walker's character in Good Times).
Just because the size and deformation of this character is what makes him so visually dramatic, I digitally composited Tatterdemailion in with him for a sense of scale.
BTW, scroll down and take the Bowie poll.
Here's the painted and colourised Tatterdemaillion. Yes, that's who he is. I'm including the original. As you can see this is a very different and slightly more disgusting Tatterdemailion, so it's understandable if you didn't guess who it was.
Next up, the complete painted and colourised Daddy Longlegs
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Annabelle, a beautiful woman, is gunned down, smashed up, and wakes up with full amnesia after a long coma, without any clues to her real identity. But when someone tries to execute her, she learns that she was the world’s most vicious assassin. Now she must live under New York City among the homeless, and in the process she becomes the city’s most unlikely hero.
In stores Wednesday, February 24, 2010.
Also if you haven't done so already, go friend request Belladonna on Facebook. She's got alot of interesting things to say and there are some sketches, pages and never before seen artwork.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I've worked with Peter David since 2005 on Fallen Angel and it occurred to me that I've never drawn any of the chgaracters he's using in X-Factor. So I've started sketching for my next painting. These are preliminaries and will probably not resemble the actual painting when I get around to doing it, but still, it was fun working with these characters. Guido, Madrox & Darwin
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
I recently finished a page for a benifit book called Bean Bag. The proceeds from it go to Boston Children's Hospital and you can find more about it from the source. Basically the idea is for industry professionals such as myself to donate a page of art to this comic. The main character in the book, whose name is BeanBag, is a 5th dimensional character who is able to travel to many different worlds. These world's are represented by the pages the artists donate. The BeanBag character is then digitally composited into the scene.
The first image is the page as it looks when I composited the character(Drawn by Stephan Lapim) into the scene and the second image is the page as it was originally illustrated.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thank you Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson for this inspiration. I had a lot of small tasks to get out of the way today and it made getting this done nearly impossible, but I finally completed it!
Man, I'm loving this series!!
see the earlier process work here & here
Yesterday I announced on twitter that I was working on a sketch of Steve Nile's Ghoul(and Klimpt). Then I announced that I was too inspired top stop and that this was going to be my next fully-painted fanboy piece. Well, since this is a blog, not a portfolio and since I just can't wait to unveil, here's what was on my drafting table 5 minutes ago.
I will of course post the final hi-res, full colour scan later today when it's done.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
If I learn nothing from this it was a complete waste of time .