Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Siegfried reimagined as Steampunk







Did some more work on my entry to the CG society contest for re imagining of a myth as something in Steampunk style.

It's too camouflaged to tell much about as this point but it's good enough to jump to digital for additional edits.

I'll make Siegfried smaller.

I revised the drawing. I still have more tweaks to do, but it will all be digital, photoshop forward

I have notes on it to look at "9". If you haven't seen it, it's a short by Shawn Acker, going to make a Tim Burton film. I'll embed it.



My title is a link to an MP3 of Joseph Campbell I wanted Krayonzilla to sample.

Now the title is a link to the CGSOCIETY contest I'm participating in.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Yankee Swap


This is a little sketch I did for a Yankee Swap/White Elephant gift party we are planning.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Art Rage Tracing



Picked up Art Rage for 20 bucks in target the other day. They have a free version that i've enjoyed playing with in the past. For 20 bucks you can't go wrong with this really full featured paint program.

I used their trace feature to see the results tracing Tom's zeppelin. It's amazing when it's really small and thumbnail how much it looks like the source. Very random. It could have obviously been done with more attention. I like the tracing feature because it force "painterly". Makes you think about how much detail you could leave out

Updated "Közelgõ Vihar" Airship for "Dread Naught" story


What you're seeing here is an updated "first pass" at the airship "Közelgõ Vihar" or Coming Storm" in Hungarian. The time frame is 1915. The world is locked in a global battle for power and territory and a visionary scientist must reclaim his journal of inventions, stolen years before, from a rival who is now using it to undermine the Allied nations.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yoshii's Daily Monster Archive



Nice collection of monsters made by Japanese artist Hiroshi Yoshii, who crafts a new monster on an almost-daily basis. Excellent display of Modo skills. I'm currently learning and using Modo and it's a pretty darn cool tool. I especially like the 3D paint tools. If you have ever used Lightwave, the common opinion is that you will feel right at home with Modo.

Here's a link to Yoshii's blog. It's in Japanese, but there's some more good stuff there.

Wheelie


It's not Tuesday yet, but I felt like sharing something, so here's an old drawing with some color.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Cork banner


Hey. Just spent the evening coloring what could potentially be a Cork collection cover or website/blogsite banner. Tell me what you think... or don't and be just like Ellis! (grumble) Dumb ol' Ellis. (grrr)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

ExLibrisAnonymous sketchbooks arrived



Fun books. I think the novelty is worth a couple of extra bucks.

addl note : Thanks for the heads up Rick

Friday, December 12, 2008

Cork 12


Even though I have the new Cork Facebook site and whatnot I'll still post Cork here. Feel free to berate me at either location.

Preliminary color work on Gun Nose Sketch



Hey ... thought I should start looking up tutorials on color work and begin developing a strategy.

I'll finish this in the coming week, but thought I should share a bit.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Tuesday Sketch - Bubble Boy meets the Moops



Title is a link to THE OFFICIAL FANS OF CORK.

I'll delete the unofficial one now. Hopefully the Pope is able to figure out how to change his membership to the official one. That was quite an add.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Cork 11

Here's another Cork. I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Gun Nose Concept














I am currently in talks with Dave Dorman to produce a pro turnaround of this character ... something should be shaking there next week. Until then, here is my home grown sketch of G.N.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Unique Sketchbooks


Click on the title of this post to find a website selling sketchbooks made out of the covers of old books... Just in time for Christmas!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Work in Progress


This is a big drawing that I'm working on... I will be adding color and perhaps making it a full painting.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Flaming Rabid Thing for Tuesday


Tuesday idea.

Title is a link to a cool animated film about the guy that started Honda motors. Can't remember his name

Monday, December 01, 2008

Cork 10

I LOVE not having to worry about the graphic novel anymore. No guilt during the whole holiday weekend as I finished off another Cork. I've already pencilled in Cork 11, all I have to do is ink it so hopefully you'll be seeing that soon as well. New characters afoot.