Sunday, December 23, 2007
I have to admit, I haven't been in much of a holiday spirit lately. I guess as you grow older, some of the wonder fades, and you live for the moments that you can live within your kids eyes. See the magic through them.
Well on this the beginning of Christmas Eve, it's starting to set in.
So I plan on just reveling in the moment with them. It's going to be a beautiful couple of days.
And for all of you whom read this blog, to my friends, family and lurkers. Much love and magical Christmas wonder to those of you who celebrate, and those whom don't. Happy Holidays, and God Bless.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Talk about coolness. Over the past year I have had the opportunity to work on sketch cards of some of my favorite properties around. Lord of the Rings, Heroes, and now Marvel Masterpieces from UpperDeck. When I was a kid I remember collecting these gorgeously painted cards of my favorite super heroes. And now, some 12 years later, I will be contributing 100 sketch cards to the set.
Somewhat of a lifelong dream really. Getting a chance to draw Spidey, Cap and all the rest of the Marvel Universe professionally.
Heck 100 cards might not be enough to cover all the characters I want to draw. But this should be a blast.
Anyway, now back to the 200 or so remaining cards I have to tackle, and then onto another box of cards that are sitting on my shelf calling out to be drawn on. Of course I can't officially say what they are yet, but it's another one of those boyhood dream projects.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Between all the sketch cards I have to do, I'm amazed I can squeeze these cool challenges in. Every week the gauntlet is thrown and some amazing artists participate with inspiring results!
SO here are my three answers to the last three challenges. The first was to draw Harry Potter, which was good, because I had a commission going out of our boy anywho, so I killed two birds with one stone.
The next was to design a female wrestler. I went for the Diva approach. The American Diva needed a sidekick to run interference for her, and what better than a cute little Chihuahua named US.
Lastly was to design an 80's movie property into a cartoon. I chose one of my all time favorites. GREMLINS!
Anyway, you should try your hand at these challenges, or at least see the other great entries! You can click on the link to Toon Weekly on your right.
....now back to work. I only have 248 more cards to go...for now.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I was going through a few recent and not so recent pieces and decided to gather them all together and make sure that they give a decent example of my more "comic book action" side of the pencil. This is usually the style I choose to use when voyaging into the world of Super Heroes. As you can see I am partial to Marvel but there are a handful of DC characters I adore as well. There is this little set of Sketch Cards called Marvel Masterpieces I would love to be on! SO I crammed as many samples of what I would do with these cards if I got my grubby little hands on. So Enjoy, and cross your fingers for me!
Saturday, December 01, 2007
I was doodling these out. It looks like I may be participating in a few drawing/design challenges with a handful of talented artists over at toonweekly.com
The first challenge that I'll jump on is Frankenstein.
The most important thing I thought to focus on was how to keep that brain in his head. In the first drawing he has some steel supports flapped right over the exposed brain. And in the second, a nice padlock keeping the lid shut.
I also played with the idea in the second piece that he'd be somewhat of a walking vegetable and not have a lot of control over his facial functions. Hence the hanging drooling lip.
Anyway, that's that for now.