Monday, April 30, 2012

HE-MAN - INKS...

I love He-man. Ive been a fan since I was a little boy. It wasnt until recent that I had gotten back into the character. Also, I heard that DC is releasing a brand-new series later this year. Pretty excited.

Here is the inks for the piece. Ive also posted the penciled version underneath again too to see the difference in how I work from my pencils to inks.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

JAMES BURNS~

My buddy, James Burns, asked to ink some of my artwork I might have lying around so I gave him the Avengers piece not only b/c that was the newest thing I had, but b/c his style is very Jack Kirby influenced. Yesterday he blew me away with not only inking it, but coloring it too. I was amazed and had to share what he did! I'll be posting the inks for mine on Wednesday and then my colored version Thursday, stay tuned and enjoy!

Click on his name (up above) to head over to his site and see all the amazing work he does!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

AVENGERS - PENCILS

Ive completed the pencils for the AVENGERS piece. I've never tried to draw a whole team of characters all on one page before and I must say, it was def. a challenge, but after stepping back and looking at it, I was extremely surprised and proud of myself. Didnt know I had it in me. Much respect goes out to the artists that draw team books on a monthly basis. I dont know how you do it.

Anywho, the inked version will be posted later in the week, followed by the colored piece.

Until then, ENJOY>

Friday, April 27, 2012

(SIGH)

Came home from the post office sending out some artwork and found my cat, Sushi, drawing my layout pages again! Please, just let me do my own work!

RAPHAEL...

Its Friday... so I tried something new with this piece....

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

MULTITASKING...

Between He-man and the Avengers...


UPDATE...

Pencils in progress...

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THUMBNAIL...

Here's the thumbnail drawing for my AVENGERS piece I'll be having for FCBD...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

THE MONSTER IN THE LAGOON...

Possibly a work-in-title name for the book, thanks to a recent commission for my version of the Creature From The Black Lagoon has sparked my inner desire to create a book involving the classic monster. I'll notify with complete details once I have the story flushed out and the book in progress.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

FLASHBACK TUESDAY - SEVEN

The year was 2003, I was 20 years old and heading down to MegaCon in Orlando, FL. I had attended the convention the previous year and noticed Dark Horse Comics had a booth there. So with them in mind going down there again, I decided to try and put together a three page submission I re-drew from an issue of Alien vs. Predator. I spent days working on the pages and was extremely excited and nervous about showing them off.

Needless to say, when I got to the show. Dark Horse didnt have a booth that year. I was so crushed. Honestly, I dont think they've setup at the convention ever since. No problem though, I look back at these pages and see some good things about them, but mainly cringe when I look at the characters anatomy and a few of the panel layouts and perspective. Might actually be a good idea to possibly re-draw these pages again and send off a submission...

You never know...

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Monday, April 23, 2012

CREATURE WARM-UP Pt.2

Re-worked this warm up sketch some by adding a background. Def. think it adds to the picture more and gives it a good even look.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

STARMAN

Here's a new piece finally finished, STARMAN and THE MIST. Im a HUGE Tony Harris fan, so I hope I managed to do the character justice.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

HE-MAN PENCILS...

I went over to my parents house a few weeks back and found some re-issued replicas of He-man and Skeletor that I bought back in 2000 at a Wal-mart. I think they were anniversary editions and still in excellent conditions I may add.

Anywho, I brought them back to my place and have been on this He-man kick ever since. So I got inspired and decided to draw the big guy himself. Below are the pencils. I'll be posting the inked version soon, followed by the colored version. I'll announce when the print is available off of my online store shortly there after. This may lead into a Skeletor print too... maybe...

Until then,

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

FLASHBACK TUESDAY - SIX

Hello again, this time we venture back to a piece from a comic book I created in my high school days called: STAR DREAMER. The story revolves around the protector of a dimension that loses to a sorceror determined to rule all dimensions including ours, but a young man will be the only thing to stand in his way.

This page is of the old protector, Capulet. Its a splash page from the third issue. I was a senior in high school when I was working on this comic. Artists like Frank Miller, Ted Mckeever, Kevin Eastman, Jason Shawn Alexander, Frank Teran, and Bill Sienkiewicz, shaped my technic and at the time were my biggest influences due to their gritty styles.

I graduated in May of 2001. I believe I finished and self-published this book in late 2000. I was 18 yrs. old. Maybe one day I'll publish some other pages from the books. Until then,

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION...

Today from 11am-5pm. I'll be in artist alley. Stop by, say hi, buy a print and/or get a sketch!

~ ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION SUNDAY, APRIL 15TH!! GUESTS John Wesley Shipp TV'S FLASH , Guiding Light , Dawson's Creek....Kevin Galbraith (WALKING DEAD'S ...the zombie that killed DALE!!) signing for FREE!!!...!! Don Hillsman inker of Gambit , X-Men...and Dan Jolley writer Micronauts, Firestorm and Tokyo Pop!! Admission 5.00 , 11 am to 5PM, Marriott Hotel -century Center (I 85 , Exit #91 Clairmont Rd) for more info, updates and directions contact the website

http://www.atlantacomicconvention.com/

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!!
 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

PENCILING

Any guesses out there of who this might be...? :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

FRIDAY THE 13TH...

Its Friday the 13th, and though I dont have anything Vorhees to share, heres something I DID finish that does take place in the woods

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Creature from the Black Lagoon - My version. Colors are in the works.

I love this character so much!

ENJOY>


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

COLORS COMPLETE...

The final colors for the Alien/Ghost piece. Im very happy with the way the art came out.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

FLASHBACK TUESDAY: FIVE

So as far back as I can remember I have always been making my own little comic books. On occasion I would draw a picture of Wolverine or Batman, but the second I got the comic book fever I would always make and create my own comics. Around the time I was a freshmen in high school I learned about comic shows. By the time I was a sophmore I had started setting up and trying to sell my own little comics I made by xeroxing down at the local Office Depot. One of the first books I created was a comic that for me, paid homage to my eternal obsession with the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. I decided to make a character that not only would have the same attitude as Raphael, but also just as crazy of a name too. I called it: BOUNTY BULL FROG.

Over the years while flipping back through old artwork I always look back at the mini-comic I made for him (it wasnt very long, maybe ten pages or so) and always say to myself, how can you bring this character back? Needless to say, I think I found a way. Possibly keep an eye out for something about him in the distant future...

BOUNTY BULL FROG #1 was published August of 1999. I was thirteen years old...

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Monday, April 9, 2012

ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION THIS SUNDAY!!!

SO I COULDNT MAKE IT OUT TO C2E2 THIS YEAR. HOPEFULLY NEXT YEAR WILL SHAPE UP BETTER, BUT I WILL BE AT THE THIS SHOW THIS SUNDAY...

ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION - APRIL 15, 2012 at the same Marriott Hotel off Clairmont Rd...11-5, admission is 5.00...

This is a great guest line up for the show..

~JOHN WESLEY SHIPP (TV'S FLASH AND SOAP OPERA GUIDING LIGHT & ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
~FROM WALKING DEAD SHOW KEVIN GALBRAITH...HE IS THE ZOMBIE THAT KILLED DALE!! He is signing items for FREE!!!
~DON HILLSMAN ARTIST OF GAMBIT,SCION
~DAN JOLLEY WRITER OF VOLTRON, FIRESTORM
~JASON FLOWERS ARTIST OF BLOODY OLDE ENGLUND, RIPPED
~BOBBY NASH WRITER OF DOMINO LADY, GREEN HORNET
~JAMES BURNS WRITER/ARTIST OF GRUMBLES

AND MANY MORE!!!

FOR MORE INFO GO HERE: www.atlantacomicconvention.com


Sunday, April 8, 2012

EASTER BUNNY...

Happy Easter... heres a one hour photoshop sketch. Hope everyone has a good day!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY...

Today is my anniversary with one of the most beautiful, talented, encouraging, and inspiring people that I have ever been luck to walk into my life. Nikki Nolte. I love you with all my heart honey and cant wait to spend the rest of time together...

Friday, April 6, 2012

PHOENIX TATTOO DESIGN

Heres the finished piece. A tattoo design of a Phoenix.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

WORKIN'...

In progress... Should be done soon. I'll post the finished piece tomorrow. STAY TUNED

and as always,

ENJOY>

BLOODY POINT BLANK...

We moved into a new apartment on Sunday and we've spent the last few days organizing the place and my studio area.

Now that Im back up and running heres one of the many things on my drawing table for today.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

FLASHBACK TUESDAY - FOUR

Hello all, and welcome again to another Flashback Tuesday. This weeks picture is from one of my all-time favorite video games for the Playstation 1: NIGHTMARE CREATURES 2! The piece is a pin-up of Wallace, the main character of the game that breaks out of an insane asylum to stop a mad man who has unleashed hordes of zombies and monsters on London and Paris in 1934.

I drew this piece on 11x17 inch paper back in 2000. I was probably in the eleventh grade. Back then I was obsessed with using ink splatter effects with a tooth brush. The game influenced most of my artwork and comic book ideas back then, probably because of the dark and grit of the game. That and destroying all the monsters was pretty cool!

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The Cover to the game: