Saturday, April 30, 2011


Here's a picture of Jack Nicholson as Joker. I am not feeling very motivated today, so I figured I'd do a warm up with brush and try to get there...still not happening. Oh well. I tried to do a LOT more feathering and drawing with the brush than usual...there are some successes, some failures. I also included the picture I worked from so you can compare.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spider-Man Processes 2: Pencils

After I finish the thumbnail, I'll scan it and blow it up to letter size. I'll then pencil the image to a nice state that will prepare it for inks. These are the pencils. Mostly, I use this stage to really get the illusion of three dimensions. On Spiderman, it's the cross contours on his body, and making sure all the perspective fits on the buildings.

How to Jay

Falynn Koch has made this claim: "The difference between a tiger and a zebra is the tiger has teeth." You can see her version of that claim here: FALYNN K. I make this claim: The difference between a turkey and a vulture is their tail...and a turkey's gobbler.

Plava Laguna

This is yet another 90 minute sketch challenge. These are great! They really train you to think quickly, and as I go through these I am really learning what works best for me. Anyway, here she is the MOST INTERESTING CHARACTER EVER!!! Mainly because she's blue and sings Opera....from The Fifth Element....PLAVA LAGUNA!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spider-Man Processes 1: Thumbnail

I recently received a commission for a House of M Spider-Man pin up. So going along with my current processes series (don't really know if it's a series yet, but it will be). Here is the thumbnail for the piece. This took me, maybe 30 minutes. The idea of the thumbnail is to get composition and shape quickly and clearly.

Concept Process

I have had a couple of requests from some people to see the process I go through to my final pieces. I just happen to have those for my warriors. So here is my process from early silhouettes to values to final silhouettes.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Some life drawing

These are a couple of drawings from model sessions. If you want the best way to get to know the human figure...GO DRAW IT!! Go to a coffee shop, sit down and draw the people in line, while you wait for a plane in the airport, pull out your pen and sharpie and go at it! The image on the right that says "Robin inspired," was inspired by Robin Holstein, check out his work at tweetmoo (or follow the link)

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Another 90 minute sketch challenge. As artists we take these challenges to practice practice practice so our instincts for design, detail, and aesthetic become more mature...I am still working on mine. Anyway, here's Man-Thing

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The American Revolution

So, Marvel Comics is reinventing their Black Panther into the American Panther for the Fear Itself crossover happening RIGHT NOW!
A series of us at SCAD Atlanta decided to do our Americanized version of other heroes and villains. Mine is a remake of The Russian Weapon Omega Red. You can see the rest at The Temple of Cartoon Mojo
UPDATE: The Comics Alliance has also picked this up series you can see the amazing article by Chris Sims written here: Comics Alliance

Monday, April 4, 2011

90 minutes to FINISH!

These are a series of 90 minute, fully inked sketches. Eric Canete does these as an exercise to get his drawing and designing muscles warmed up.