Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Morrigan!

During my time working together with Argh!, I developed a storyline for an Avengers-like superhero team.  One of my favorite concepts from that endeavor is the avatar of the Celtic Goddess The Morrigan.  Enjoy some of the concept sketches and ideas I developed from that!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dragged from the Skechbook...


These are all sketches from one sketchbook or another.  Some have been seen by some of you guys from Millarworld - they will be the hero redesigns that Aris started up a number of years ago.

This image I started a few years ago, and never too past a partially inked piece.  I had a brush pen I was testing out...liked it, but not enough to finish it.  LONGSHOT.

Colossus has always been one of my favorite X-Men. I think it's the idea that a man could be covered in shiny metal rings. I think that's really cool. This one was done as part of the character redesign exercise at Millarworld. Staedtler Pigment liner and Prismacolor markers.

I started this image as the opening image of one of my sketchbooks. I have to say that I didn't really like it. I don't thin k I got the size of the shield right, and something definitely looks off. Be that as it may, it was fun - and educational. Staedtler Pigment liner and Prismacolor markers.

A number of years ago, I was the colorist for a project through Image Comics' SHADOWLINE brand. Blacklight was a female superhero with a latino background that died a firey death after 2 issues. Artist issues and poor deadlines along with low sales kept it from taking off. I found the character compelling, if a bit unbelievable in a number of ways.

The character continues to be used sporadically in the Shadowline Universe, and I have a project where I get to color her again in the future! Looking forward to it.

This is from the same sketchbook that was started with the Captain America image.  I thought that it was more successful than the Cap, and I was getting used to the marker medium.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Metroid, Demonslayer and Desert Son

Here is a trio of subjects for your viewing pleasure.

This first set of images is a character from a story that I am developing, or rather have been developing for a number of years - yes, I guess I'm that slow-.

This image is from a 2006 sketchbook.  I really like how the structure on this one turned out.

This image I sketched in photoshop using a WACOM tablet.  I was taking a design class at Michigan State University, and needed an illustration for a book advertisement I was working on.  This is the sketch I used for one of the possible ideas that I had.
This image was also a sketch done in Photoshop.  I was trying to work out some possible panel ideas for a sequential project I was wanting to do.I particularly like the expression on the face of the woman.
This next set of two images were done by me with Ball Point pen, Prismacolor marker and hilighter.  I was sitting at work and had just seen Khary Randolph's metroid illustration, and loved it so much I wanted doodle my own.

Nowhere near as good as Khary's, but I think they have a nice energy about them.

Here is an old set of sketches I did 10 years ago for an old Top Cow Message Board contest.  An artist was calling for drawings that he wanted to add to his book DEMONSLAYER.  Here are some doodles I don't think I ever made into a finished thing.

Comments are always appreciated.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

second post

Here are two color sketches that I did at two different times.  One was around 2003 and the other just last year.  Same subjects, two characters from a story that I have been working on for over a decade.

Keiko and Yuki - psh, yeah Japanese, I lived there for two years - had to have a couple of characters that were based on that.

The older sketch - watercolor over pigment liner.

The more recent sketch - done with prismacolor markers and staedtler pigment liners.

Monday, February 16, 2009

First Post

A trio of sketches that I rediscovered as I was going thru my old external HD.

Pencil and prismacolor marker in a 5x7 spiral sketchbook.