Saturday, February 28, 2009

Not so sure about this.

Hopefully this works better. If not... oh well. Truthfully, I wasn't fond of the original drawing and have no intention of sinking too much time into polishing the turd (technical art jargon). Just quick warm up and cool down stuff. I'm embracing the attitude of they can't all be winners, but the blog is about process. Right now a big part of my process is just producing stuff. As much stuff as possible. Statistically most of it will be bad. But the point is to keep making work and build up some artistic inertia that will hopefully result in some worthwhile pieces down the road. The current goal is the rework of my senior project, written by the awesome Eric Schuster, in order to have a packet ready for the San Diego Comic Con. Pretty happy with what's happening there and maybe I'll be able to post a few pages in the near future. Until then, sorry, but you'll have to put up with the dregs. Enjoy!


Just as a time waster I felt like dropping some color onto the fairly recent Daredevil piece, but now it seems close except I'm not sure if the green backdrop is too green even though it gives me the desired separation. Who knows? Anyway, good enough for now.

It may also be too dark.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Brut-ess?

Spree Touring wanted a female version to accompany the Tarzan themed illustration. I thought of Jane, or a really ogre-ish woman, and then I thought "why not rock it Betty Page style?" Colors soon to follow.

Some older stuff.

So a while back I started doing some single page pinup kinda stuff in order to stay loose. Today I finally got them scanned.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Future Spartans

So work continued on the kiddie tees and I opted for Illustrator over Photoshop. Different way of working but figured it should make the color management easier. After playing with it for awhile it looked like this:

"Meh. Not loving it," thought I. So post day-job more pushing and tweaking occurred until this:

Sadly, it puts the project way over on colors so they'll have to go with a white T resulting in this:

Hopefully everyone's happy and it works... you know... for the kids.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Finished inking the future Spartans

Here's the rest. Still thinking about other parts that could be added in, but I'll start the digital assembly while that stuff bounces around my noggin. Maybe a tree or something. Or a COUGAR!

Probably not a cougar.

Some Spartan stuff.

I'm working on another t-shirt for Start High School, this time focusing on future students. I'm creating the whole thing as separate parts and then will do all the finishing and assembly digitally. The idea in play is that of little kids playing at being Spartans with makeshift armor and weapons such as a spear made of a stick with a Barbie doll hands thrust forward tied to it. Here are the first three parts:

I was thinking about adding a big spartan warrior backdrop but I was hating it in silhouette so was forced to make it into this stupid looking Leonidas. Needless to say, he will not garner a spot on the shirt.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Full color version of The Brute... I think.

Despite a strong urge to produce some kind of background, ignoring the solid black background or possibly considering it as a mid ground, it seems that leaving it as transparent keeps it poppy and visually efficient. Maybe someday I'll stop over-thinking these things. There is also the urge to go in and brush out layers and layers of colors to make it more rounded and fleshy but that seems to contradict the cartoon feel of the piece. Again, probably over-thinking.

On to the posters.