Tuesday, August 31, 2010

NYCC Announcement

There has been a change in my schedule--unfortunately, I will NOT be attending the New York Comic Con this year.  The timing of the show conflicted with some looming deadlines.  The cost of the show conflicted with my wallet.
I hope to be there next year!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Small Wonders

My two best friends are Micronauts--um, let's be generous--"enthusiasts". I, on the other hand, have never read a single issue. I do feel a little bad about that but I also feel like I've missed the Micronauts bus. There's no way I could go back and read them and have them live up to the praise I've heard. It would be like me demanding someone read 80's G.I.Joe and expect it to rock their world. All that said, I still had a blast doing this piece and I can now claim to know the names of all the Micronauts shown above. I can also say that in some small way I drew it not only for the person who commissioned the piece but for my friends who still dream their Micronaut dreams.
Because I had it on hand, I thought I'd share with you the rough sketch I started with. With almost all my commissions I first do a smaller, initial drawing. I do this because I am a complete failure at drawing large. The level of detail in the original drawing can vary greatly (in this case it's somewhere in the middle) and the drawing can also vary in size--anywhere from approx. 8"x10" to around 2"x3". In this case, Baron Karza (foreground, for those of you unfamiliar), was drawn at about 4"x6" and then scanned in and, at that point, the background characters were all sketched in Photoshop. Once I had the basic image I blew it up to 9"x12", printed it up, and then cleaned it up, refined it, by tracing it on my lightbox.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Monster VS Alien

On the left, as most of you will recognize, is the Predator. Very famous. Instantly recognizable. On the right, however, is someone perhaps not as well known. And, no, that's not Robocop (you weren't the first one to ask). It's Jugger Grimrod--resident bad-ass in a group of bad-asses from the early 80's Marvel/Epic comic Alien Legion (and not, as some of my friends misunderstood, the movie/TV show Alien Nation. Though, that too, would have made for a pretty cool commission). Anyway, this is why I love doing commissions! I'm constantly surprised by the things I'm asked to draw and that's what keeps it so interesting!
That's why it's kind of sad for me to say that I am taking a bit of a hiatus from doing commission work. These past few months have been insanely busy and look to be so for the next several months. I'm still trying to wrap up a couple old commissions from some very, very patient folks. It will probably be after the New Year before I start taking on any new commissions. As soon as I open the list again I will be sure to post it here.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Housekeeping Pt. 2

Two more drawings from HeroesCon 2010!
As an big 80's G.I.Joe fan it was a blast to get the opportunity to take a crack at Zartan!
And as someone who has never seen a Godzilla flick ("Blasphemer!"--I know) I was really
happy with the way this Godzilla vs. Red Ronin turned out.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Happy Monday all! Hope you had a great weekend!
I'm going to start off the week with a couple images sent my way by folks who picked up
commissions from me at HeroesCon, yea, all those months ago.

More tomorrow! I promise.

Friday, August 20, 2010

I Missed You Too

It's been a long, long time. I've been SO busy working on The Sixth Gun and getting that off the ground that I've neglected my blog. I have a pile of things to uploaded and ready to go so please check back often in the coming weeks.

To start, here is the new header for the blog. The previous one was meant to be just a place holder but ended up staying up there for several months. I wanted to put up something that was a little more abstract in it's subject matter--something more akin to a sketchbook drawing.
Hope you like it.