Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Ernie wanted a holiday themed picture in his sketch book so I did this!
and of course scanned it and colored it so I could put it up here.
I wouldn't have put the extra time into it if I wasn't really pleased with the original pic!!!

It's the first thing I thought of and I ran with it! I never get to draw Spiderman, so it's always a fun to take a crack at a legend.

Well I hope you all get the comic themed joke as well!


Because marvel has made this years big story reveal that many of it's greatest hero's that have recently returned from some long absence are actually alien imposter's This was the most obvious choice for Santa, a man who disappears all year only to return on one magical night! CLASSIC!

Tell me what you think!

Drawn in 1 1/2 hrs
Colored in 1 1/2 hrs

Saturday, December 15, 2007

My new colorists sample panel!!!!!

This was a no instructions no advice, just show me what you are thinking about doing with my panels!

This was done from a low resfile from this blog she didn't even have an original file??????

I think it's absolutely beautiful and had to share!
I can only imagine what she can do with a whole page!!!!!!!

I'm as happy as a clam in a BUCKET!!!!!!! LOL
I might be taking this down soon but I had to share it!

Plus she is one of the only people who I talked to who would do a sample.......It shows her great character, and understanding of the artistic process!

As a penciler I would have to go through a lengthy tryout process to even be considered for a professional paying job. To hear the other colorists reply to my request you would have thought I was asking for their first born. When their portfolio's did not show me anything that said" They can do this" I would ask for a sample panel. and they would get Irate it really bothered me all day so I had to write about it.

I talked to a couple of pro colorist whos page rates are comparable to DM7. but after I sat all night looking at her portfolio I realized my limited vision as an artist to not have noticed that she could bring these type of moods to something I had drawn. I started sending her notes almost begging her to color my stuff instead of the other pros' I knew she was going to make my stuff better than they could!!!!!! Because she was thinking outside the box while I was trapped in it!!!

Wow this is like an emancipation of my expections for my artwork! I'm just so excited to be working with such a wonderful colorist! P.S. She's a really nice person to boot!

AND SHE IS FROM THE NETHERLANDS!!!!!!!! I just got international!

Bastard Detective Concept Sketches

I did these on the same day, After my Surgery.
(I'm so manly 2 days after my surgery..BAM right back to drawing!)

Took about an hour each, their in reverse order of when they were drawn, after I did the first one I thought he looked about out of character and went back at it trying to get a look that felt right!

This is conceptual stuff for a new story Idea for Ernie.


I did this 6 days ago as a fun drawing, something to loosen my mind up!
Some times I get to wrapped up in human anatomy and need to just think out of the human box! LOL

2 hours and Ernie laughing at me the whole way screaming "WATER HORSE" "WATER HORSE"


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Page 4 Completed!!!!

Wow can you believe I've drawn this much in 3 days!
I feel unstoppable! I'm really trying to add the spot black when ever I can to help give the eye something to jump around to. I definitely can notice the energy and depth that is added with blacks now. I noticed in conversations about Joe MAD, I kept reffuring to the energy in his pencil work, and it made me notice the absolute lack of energy in my own work as it was before...SOooo
I'm trying to think out of my personal box, and I couldn't be more satisfied with the results!!
Maybe all this time away from drawing regularly helped me see things clearly with a sense of perspective!!!!

I hope you like the inked panels they will be colored after I get done with Page 8.........?
I need to keep moving forward with my pencil and ink work so I don't get content!

Edit: I've added 2 panels to this 4-5 Five seems empty because of an effect of color I am going to use to add depth!!!!!!!

Look Who's finished !!!!!! Page 4 all done all in all it took about a week if you put all the days together that I spent working on it! Wow I gotta' speed up!

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