Thursday, February 26, 2009

Random Fun

Best fun is always with abstract perspective boxes...'cause who knows where it'll lead.

Some more BC sketches

Hey all, So, come next week I'll be hitting the pages to start penciling Border Crossings. This week I've been spending drawing and tweaking designs and getting the feel for the world itself. I still have to do some environment studies as well as thumbnails for the pages, but no worries. Anyway, here's some stuff from that, of the local fare that inhabit the Last Island of the world. The weird gnarly fella that's been colored? He's a glass being of sorts, so I'll probably need to find myself some nice lighted references of glass sculptures by Chihuly or something.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Hey all! Monday's are always a slow start, so here's some sketches from earlier today. They're some ideas for a comic book project I'm working on. Even though it's really unfeasible, I like the idea of a large beast of burden being a taxi cab of sorts.

Also, giant cephalopods shopping is a funny idea.

Expect some more stuff from this later in the week...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Alien Life, Part Trois

Hey! I'm back from NY Comic Con! It was a blast to be there, and I met a lot of great people. Hopefully it'll generate some work for me, but if not, then the experience alone was worth going for it.

Anyway, back to the grind. Here's an alien mockup I did to test out a process method of using a grayscale drawing and then colorizing it. I think it'd work great to quickly get something out of the way (at least for me, since I am lacking in the painting department) but it'd be terrible for doing a final piece.

I've been reading up on evolution theory and all that, and I find it fascinating how most life on land came from fish...It certainly brings up ideas of what could happen if another creature was the mother archetype for everything, and considering how varied our own history has been with species, the possibilities are endless...

Which is sad then that this is pretty tame considering what sort of genetic playground a creature artist could play in. But that just means I gotta up the ante for the next critter drawing.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

More Alien Life

Here's another page before I head off to NY tomorrow. I like the idea of a myriad of species coming from one base that has a distinct trait. Towards the end of this page, I decided that trait would be rutting horns that form from condensed hair, kinda like a rhino's horn.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Aliens, Comics, and NY!

Hey hey! Rarely do I show a whole page of one of my sketchbooks, but here ya go, in all its twisted, savage glory. For some reason, I think my alien/creature drawings look more like life studies than my actual studies of real animals...guess my brain just operates in a whole different spectrum.

Also, this has been something that's been a long time coming, but here's five pages from a recent pitch I did. We're still in talks over getting someone to pick it up, but I thought a five page taste would let the world see what I was busy on for a while a couple of months ago.

And finally, I'm gonna be off to NY for the Comic Con up there this Thursday to Sunday! So if there's anyone out there that's gonna be heading out that way, lemme know! I'd love to hang out with some new art buddies and all that.