Just a quick sketch on lunch for today. I sometimes dream of drawings, and this one I had in my brain last night. I wanted to do a drawing where I could play with some composition as an exercise. I'm not sure if I like the window or not, so I added it anyway, what do you guys think? I also made her grey, is she a good queen, or a bad queen?
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
So, I'm continuing the theme of the week with some art that I did a while ago, that I'm just now sharing. Before I moved out to LA, I thought that I'd try my hand at concept design for video games. So I had an idea to combine an M1 Abrams Tank with a monster truck that could be used for warfare on another planet. So I did a really quick sketch (which I looked for, but just can't find...) then jumped right into sketchup. It was a ton of fun, and it took me about 4 days to complete, with another week to color. I believe this was the first model I've ever fully rendered out in Photoshop. So below is the black and white sketchup model, and the top is the fully colored version. Enjoy;}
Monday, October 3, 2011
So, this is from a comic that I was/have been working on with a good friend of mine, Filip Sablik. He approached me years ago about this awesome para-military, spy comic that he'd written and asked if I'd help develop it as a comic to be released through Top Cow. I jumped on board and we spent a lot of time trying to get it published, but it was right at the apex of the economy tanking, so it got shelved. We talk from time to time about doing it again, but I don't know if either of us have time now.
So, at least we have a ton of artwork from the project, and this being one of them. This is the cover for issue one. I did 100% digital, and it was a big step for me, having done all of my previous work traditionally. I got the concept from Mission Impossible 3 when Lawrence Fishburne's character had a line "...and I will bleed on the flag to make sure it's stripes stay red." I thought that would make an intense image, and this character share's the same sentiments about old glory.
So, here you go, hopefully we'll get this book out one day, perhaps as a webcomic or something;] til then, you'll just have to enjoy this!