The cover of the upcoming novel, "Rick Drew" by Michael A. Corcoran.
Please visit this link -- The Michael A. Corcoran Cancer Research and Scholarship Fund -- to find out more about who Michael A. Corcoran was, and the wonderful charity created in his honor.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
A trio of cards currently winging their way to their owners (or might've already arrived).
Similar to an earlier Buffy/Angel piece is this Buffy/Spike piece. And Spike certainly looks like he's checking out my Slave (aka "Golden Bikini") Leia card. First time I've drawn that, believe it or not (subtract two geek points).
All for now, more when I have scans and approvals.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
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A sequential page for once! What a miracle!
Anyway, I wanted to see if I could balance out my speed and quality. This page was done in a 24 hour period (about early Saturday morning, to early Sunday morning) from roughs to final "inks" (this is of course all digital, including the roughs). Total hours was probably between nine and eleven somewhere.
As I came up with this self-challenge on a whim, I didn't want to write out a complete script or anything, so I went to the IDW forums where they tried to start up some Doctor Who one-page-only fan comics in the vein of the Transformers fan comics "Transformers: Mosaics." The title of this [all-but-abandoned] project was "Doctor Who: Fragments." Why'd I pick a Doctor Who page to do? I gots the Doctor on the brain right now I s'pose.
Anyway, posted there was this story, "Enemy Knowing," written by Martin Fisher, and originally illustrated by Claye Hodge. I'll link to the original so you can appreciate the original team put into the work (and read the words if you wish to as well);
Doctor Who: Fragments, "Enemy Knowing."
Not actually having the script to read, I based my page on what I saw, without of course copying anything exactly (save for possibly the angle in the first panel, but it's a good and smart angle).
I'm proud of the page, and the exercise showed me what was working in my workflow and what wasn't. Onward and upward, then.
I do love drawing Slitheen wrinkles.
PS - Thanks to Fisher and Hodge for their awesome work on the original comic. You rock!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Another of my attempts to bring a little "character" to my characters. These are random people drawn in my own comic book style, all found through random Google Image searches. I wanted mainly people who weren't celebrities, or posing for camera, and usually not straight on. Most of these are candids from parties and the like (and no, the upper-right guy isn't Sean Connery. This individual had light brown hair).
The point was not to capture their exact likenesses, but draw people who aren't the (excuse the terminology) beautiful, ideal, comic book heroes and heroines. These faces and such were pushed to the edge of caricature, but still trying to keep one foot planted firmly in "comic book line work," much like the art of Cully Hamner and Ryan Ottley, two artists whose work I really admire.
I left my blue gesture lines somewhat visible in the background just for the heck of it.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Another go at refining my Tenth Doctor likeness -- and I've left a bit of the blue underdrawing if you're curious about that. I've come a long way since my first finished attempt at Mr. Tennant.
I should be ready to go for -- oh, wait. Not time yet.
Can't talk about that.
Wibbely-wobbly, timey-wimey and all of it.