Sunday, 27 February 2011
Saturday, 26 February 2011
Ink on 2-ply Strathmore Plate Bristol.
I still don't do enough of the "traditional" colours under inks so I always end up trying to paint where most everything was already handled by the rendering. Need more practice!
Also - -didn't like the signature on this one do I deleted it and redid it digitally.
Friday, 25 February 2011
There was a moratorium on posting finished art prior to the fundraising ending, so I was good to post everything earlier. No biggie.
I've decided to stretch it out a bit anyway. Above are the pencils for the piece. I reread all my Transmet issues prior to starting and the issue that really stuck with me was #9 with Spider (literally) stomping around a series of Reservations that not only preserve culture but history as well. I scribbled off a list of different historical periods and places and decided on Classical Rome. While digging up reference Frank Frazetta's great Seven Romans painting showed up and that was that.
I drew the pencils on 14x17" bond paper -- they're looser that my usual pencils as I'm trying to draw more while inking to make things more spontaneous and energetic.
Thursday, 24 February 2011
It's turned into a bit of a Frank Frazetta tribute as well as a bit of a tip on which was one of my favourite issues of the series.
It's all for a good cause(s) -- read more about it here.
Not sure when it would be best to show the whole finished piece, so i might string along a few more in progress shots well after it's all done.
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
I'm certain everyone reading this blog knows there's a Thor movie coming. Heck, the reason Upperdeck (the company I've done all those sketch cards for) is even doing a card set is merchandising for the film. Thor will look like this in the movie:
Saturday, 19 February 2011
Below is one of the sets of handouts I gave my games students yesterday as a supplement to the perspective they learned in another class last semester. Like the line-weight documents I shared last week, I'm presenting these without the attendant lecture and white board demonstration so it's best for people who already know enough about 1,2 and 3-perspective to draw a square on any plane.
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Friday, 11 February 2011
I made the following handout for my 1st year students. It supplements a lecture and white board demonstration of a few elements, but I thought there's enough info on its own to make it worth sharing as is. In many ways it's LINE WEIGHT FOR DUMMIES as it doesn't come with the full theory and explanation behind it. It's kind of a Mister Miyagi approach; do this and eventually you'll know Karate. Or something like that.
Thursday, 10 February 2011
ink on 11x14" 2-ply Bristol
Not Thor, but still a god.
I was going to render this in Copics, but decided pen and ink were more appropriate to the subject.
"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
I'm offering these as commissions these full colour limited edition cards for 75.00 each with the Marvel Universe character of your choice. These cards do have to be approved by Marvel; no smoking, drinking, gore, nudity, Nazis, zombie versions of the characters, or characters only licensed by Marvel.
I drew all of these with a .7 HB mechanical pencil, inked with a .7 V7 Pilot pen and the grey was a C5 Copic Ciao marker. Occasionally a broader tip black marker or a C3 Ciao Copic would get picked up and used.
With so little time to get these done I ended up with a real pressure to get at least 6 of these done every time I had a spare hour, which meant things like erasing had to go unless really needed. Or kneaded -- I used a kneaded eraser to lighten the pencil lines a few times as well.
Bad pun, there -- sorry.