Friday, 20 May 2011

Sometimes Things Don't Work Out II

Here's a few cover roughs for another recent H. P. Lovecraft-inspired project that fell apart.  Entirely my fault as I didn't clarify my contractual requirements  before digging in, but I enjoyed the little I did for what it's worth.  


Thursday, 19 May 2011

Jeffrey Catherine Jones

Jeffrey Catherine Jones 
(born January 10, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia, died may 18th 2011) 
I read the news on Facebook earlier;  Jeffrey Catherine Jones had fallen seriously ill and passed away shortly after.

She maintained a web presence though Facebook, sharing many paintings and sketches and often discussing process and technique in response to comments from the justifiably appreciative audience.  Even through the cold filter of the internet, it obvious she was a warm and giving person and she would be greatly missed even without the volume of beautiful works left behind.

I first encountered her work in The Studio.  I'll admit to buying the book for the Wrightson and Barry Windsor Smith contributions, but later grew to appreciate the works by Michale Kaluta more and Jones's pieces most of all. His (at the time) paintings seemed like N. C. Wyeth painting Alma Tadema's subjects with Frank Frazetta acting as art director.

As I matured and grew as an artist, so did my respect and admiration of her work.

You can look through her website here


Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Sometimes Things Don't Work Out

Over the years I've started work on a number of projects that never progressed for a variety of reasons.  Some of them are bound by NDAs and so the work I produced will likely never be shared, but every once in a while I think I'll scroll through my files and share some of the bits.

Below are some developmental sketches for a public service comic out of Australia that became unworkable due to the work involved compared to deadline and compensation.

Not sure why the client wanted the nude teen figures when no one would be nude in the project.  

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Thor Damn It!

Blogger hasn't restored the Thorsday Threesome and I wasn't able to upload anything yesterday so I'm posting five cards today and hoping they stay up.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Marvel Beginnings - Reed Richards

 Mister Fantastic!

And the last batch of the Marvel Beginnings cards . . . I think this is all of them, anyway.  I'll have to double-check later.

Blogger seems to be having a few issues; the Thorsday Threesome I posted yesterday is gee-oh-enn-eee gone.


Saturday, 7 May 2011

Five Times the Thor! FCBD

Seeing Thor today and it's Free Comic Book Day, so I thought I could go a little goofy and put five of the Thor cards up instead of the usual one.

Looking forward to the movie and taking a look at how things are going at my local comic shop during FCBD.


Monday, 2 May 2011

Massive Marvel Beginnings Monday!

 Completely forgot to post one of the sketch cards yesterday!  Oops!

Here's yesterday's card along with the usual three I post from the set on Mondays!