Saturday, March 29, 2008

Post 127

Well, just got these in the mail today, did these a while back, so it's cool to see what I did. I'm going to ship these to my art dealer Paolo soon, but I wanted to make sure and scan them in first...because I stupidly didn't scan them all before I sent them out. I thought I was under a quick deadline when I first got them, but after I sent them out early, I found out the deadline was moved back a bunch.

UPDATE: Kind of funny, I was talking to my friend Chris and jokingly looked on eBay and already saw one of my cards there. Kind of flattering in an odd way...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Post 126

Post 125

Happy Friday folks! Seriously, this work-week has only been 4 days for me, but geez has it felt long! The weekend is extremely appreciated to say the least, so TGIF!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Post 124

To answer Craig's question from yesterday's post, I was going through some old sketches I did, and found one from 2004 that I did of a character called Rick Dangerous. It's funny because the style I used for this sketch is similar to what I'm using now, but as Brian Stelfreeze told me years ago, I had problems in replicating effects.

Essentially, I accidentally stumbled across some more advanced techniques, but I just wasn't ready to harness them yet. But he's an adventurer character much in the same vein as Doc Savage and Den (, except he's pretty close to losing his mind from being stranded on a savage planet for many years.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Post 122

I put in a new nib on my pen, and put a new cartridge on my old pen nib. I tested my old one out...and it was too wide for my tastes, it'll be good for thicker lines, but I like to get really fine with certain I moved to the new nib. I hesitated using it because I only had one new nib for my copic, so I'm going to have to order like 3 or 4 of the nibs. They're a part of me at this point. Lord knows I get enough ink on my ring finger for it to be in my bloodstream (Side-note: I utilize my ring finger for stabilizing the tip of the pen; I make that lazy finger work).

P.S. Why is it that many of my favorite shows get canceled? It's hard for me to get into programs anymore because so many great ones get struck down in their prime. Tonight was the last episode of Jericho. At least it had some elements in it that would lead you to believe that some decent resolution will occur. But shows like that, G vs. E, Keen Eddie, Committed, Threshold, Firefly, and one of my favorite shows of all time, Tru Calling were all canceled far too soon. I don't understand what these channels are thinking. I don't think they give shows enough time or proper exposure to gain success. When stations change the night of a show, that messes with the people viewing it, when they don't give it a good time spot, how are people supposed to watch? I mean seriously, I'm sick from this.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Post 121

This was a request from my brother, did a Clark Nova from one of our favorite movies (note: not family-friendly by any means). I'll tell you, one day I'd like to make one from an old typewriter. Maybe I'll give it a try this summer.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Post 120

Happy Easter!

Sorry I didn't have a post yesterday, but I've spent most of the past two days having a movie marathon at my brother's place. We were watching just about every Cronenberg film we could get our hands on. I love his movies, that's pretty much all I can say. Brilliant, disturbing, horrific, and always intriguing.

Anyhoo, have a great easter. For those of you who can't tell, these are some characters I created a while back and decided to use in the Easter theme (I have a page from my never published 8-page story on this post). I tried to avoid any kind of furry-like depictions. The one on the right is a bunny version of my cyclops character Monmulta and his assistant Jamie is on the right. I'd like to do some more stories with them...