Friday, February 22, 2019

Skulldigger Cover




Did this cover for a cool artists named Jeff Lemire. He's got a new Dark Horse comic called Skulldigger & Skeleton Boy coming out.

For no particular reason I added the blue color background digitally,



then I did a different background on the original art.

The color one is the one that got printed, but here's the B&W background just for fun.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

More Epicurus


Some of these Epicurus pages almost look better in black and white. 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Four Variations on the same pose.








I struggled with some of these,

but it was fruitful to try and stretch myself.


Friday, February 15, 2019

Overanalyzing a Sketch.


This might be the most symetrical looking women's face I've ever drawn.

I just lucked out.

Besides,  'symmetrical' isn't necessarily a good thing.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Maxx Wildstorm Reprint Cover


Here's a cover that  has almost everything in it, regular Maxx, Sarah, Glorie, Gone, Pink Faries, Horse Maxx, a Crabbit,  Isz (both kinds), and the "trailer snow globe" from the ending is peaking from behind the picture frame, heck, even a "Twout" on one of the postage stamps . .

. . . kinda like one of those picture puzzles. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Fashion..




. . from the soft cover Sketchbook, vol. 1

Not a technically perfect one, but I think it has some nice textures. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Sideways Tree


This one can't decide wither to grow up . . .

or out.

I know the feeling. 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Epicurus: Three Goddesses, and something different.


Here I inked Athena and Aphrodite ( Hera's body is on the left, cut off because it's a double page spread) . . . but I tried to ink Aphrodite in an almost defused way, going for a soft focus photograph, using only soft brushstrokes to do it.

Miles away from the hyper detailed style in the first Epicurus book.

Not sure if it really worked or not, but worth

trying something different. 

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Dr Strange, in various sizes.


I've always enjoyed drawing Dr. Strange.




I discovered him during my teens in those little 4 x 7 inch pocket books Marvel published in the 70s.

The smaller size really leant itself to Ditko's bold style of artwork



The only other exposure I had to Dr Strange was those oversized Marvel Treasury Editions.

So for me, Dr. Strange was either

incredibly huge,

or very tiny.





Friday, February 8, 2019

Bats Cover


Interesting thing about this cover, it was drawn same size as the printed comic. Can't remember why I did that now. Oh well, I often draw things in different size bristol board.

Sorry for the missed post yesterday, caught a stomach bug - but feeling better today. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A Few Epicurus Panels


Lots of 'Frazetta cracks' and in the rocks,

and Epicurus daring to have female philosophy students.  

Monday, February 4, 2019

Twout Nonsense



In the late 70's, a rip off of  the Banana Splits cartoon, (named the "Bandana Splats") featured a Twout-looking cartoon character named "Fishy".  

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Epicurus fix


Doorway to the Lord of Death.

I remember going for a Jean Giraud pen work tribute when I few this.

Back when I use non-photo blue pencil, because the printer's scanner wouldn't pick it up.  

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Wolvie page from MCP


You probably remember this one, but here's something you may not know: Ever wonder why his tights are so whiter on the original art?  It's white paint which I added to cover up lots of brushwork and lines on his leg.

It may surprise you I actually *removed* line-work, but it's because all that detail distracted from the phone cords trailing down his thigh.

Now the cords *pop* even more, esp. against the white paint.

Sometimes less really is more. 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Abstract looking 'Chicken's' page.


Jon pushed me to do more abstract stuff on the 'When The Chicken's Revolt' project.

Btw, i''m the reason it's late, in case your wondering.