Thursday, July 31, 2008

These are Superheroes!

So these are Daredevil and Spider-man.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Well, here's a bunch of sketches of, weirdly enough, Captain Ahab. This isn't a story idea, rather a challenge for me to conceptualize characters in a similar universe. So, I decided to go after Moby Dick, and throw it in deep-space, starting with Ahab. I think I'm gonna go after Ahab, Moby Dick, Ishmael, and Queeqeq (I think that's how his name is spelt?) as my choice of characters, as well as Ahab's ship, the Pequod.

Anywho, Ahab's idea is that he's a species of creature that survives (or has adapted to) inhabiting mostly in deep-space, hunting the beasts that make up the deep-space seas. I decided to go with an idea that he has this organic body armor that also works as a containment suit, and when he steps out into space, it seals up tightly, preventing decompression death and allowing him to work in the near vacuum that is space. I'm still tinkering with ideas, but I want to bring some sea theme to him for sure, so I've been exploring conch shells and other sorts of shells/crustaceans as inspiration.

He's hardly finished, so there'll be more to come!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Aw Crap.

Well, here's a hellboy poster I just whipped up. I've been enamored by the idea of a graphicy way of presenting something, and this just seemed to be appropriate subject matter to do so. At the moment, I'm gonna consider it done, but I might revisit it and tweak mainly the lineart...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

This is Batman.

Duh da da DA daaaa!

I saw Dark Knight today...and was very, VERY impressed. This is quite possibly the best comic book movie created yet. But hell, I'm sure everyone's saying that.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

New Website!

That's right folks! I finally got my stuff together and cobbled it into a coherent website! It's a lot of the same stuff on here, just more professional looking.

You can check it out right over here: Art of Andrew Sides

Enjoy folks, and spread it around like some bad disease!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Hot Heat...

Well, here's the first of an environment paint-up! It's quick and rough, but I like the quality of it. I like it, considering it's my first tackle of an environment paint-up, but I'm going to shoot for a much better quality next time.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Space Color Comps

So, here are some color comps I did for one of the space suits. I'm going to go with the design that the color comps were used in, since I think it's the strongest out of all of them (coincidentally, it was the last of the three to be drawn as well.) These 8 (technically 7, last one is a bit of a joke, hehe) comps give me a base from which I can decide upon a final scheme and start to do a turnaround on, as well as more detailed paint-ups of both. A cool thing about this is if I want to, I can take a design scheme from one comp, and switch out the colors from another if I have to, so if I want to see what it might look like, I'd have no problem doing so. Well, enough talk, here's the art!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Development of the Space Thumbnails

Here's 3 more developed ideas based off the thumbnails. I took it off of the ol' Bubble-head suit, since I like the look of the bubble helmets, for some reason. They give off a pretty retro feel, and that's the look I'm going for: Retro sci-fi looking, but believable.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Here's some thumbnails of space suits. I think I'm going to take one of these to completion, but haven't decided which yet.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Well, here's the Creature Spotlight: THE LIZARDMAN! I'm pretty happy with the turnout, but I think my colors are off on my monitor, since it looks a lot darker than when I was painting it. Also, here's some dinosaurs for your enjoyment.