Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bad Character Designs

Just goofing around....I don't have the knack for character design.

Or scenes that require perspective.

A lesson in circuitous re-blogging: pulled these down from my Tumblr page, where they'd been cross-posted from my original Instagram post, which was done from my phone...oy.

ME (in Charles Nelson Riley voice): "It's Tuesday, people!"

Monday, April 27, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

More Marty Drawings!

Two more incredible drawings from the brushpen master.
Thanks Marty! 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Why not rag on Man of Steel?

Got nothing else to contribute.

Aw drats. I just noticed that Gorham posted this on Facebook already.

Edit by SurlyBird: I'll add this new photo of Jared Leto as the Suicide Squad's Joker just to spice things up. Does DC/Warner Bros. not want me to see their movies? Not a fan of any of their movie offerings from the past decade. Boring, dreary, ugly and just bleh. I'll pass, yet again.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

RPG progress

Time for some photoshop. I have to have these finished in the next couple of days. Getting over my shuttle tiredness at the moment. I did the figures in this drawing when I was dog tired yesterday.

Coloring this was tough. Too many weird, see through, composites to make.

Got all the pencil drawing done. 
Lots of photoshop left to go.
 Photoshop done on this.
Always a compromise when I'm doing color.

Kids at the con. One with an r2d2 backpack.

Index cards that didn't sell at the NWCC.
The hulk was done late and might have sold.
The old yellowed line art is from my Opubco career for a client called United Home Foods.
I think I wrote the copy.
35 years old?
It was in the tub of art-
'Ancient and recent. Please browse. Make an offer.'. 
People expressed interest in buying it several times.

A Few Choice Frames....

Been on a crazy bender doing some boards. They gave me 3 pages of a feature length script to board. Wanted some acting.
Dialog is out of sequence--these are just a couple of snippets thrown together...I did over 200 frames for the 3 pages--as a first pass. Oof. I have a feeling they aren't going to be impressed.
p.s. They haven't finalized their models...and neither have I!

UPDATE: They din't like anything...back to the drawing board....
p.p.s. teaser for Tom Moon's back page drawing in his copy of FUME!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Home Page

Cobbled together from bits and pieces of art from the stories.

UPDATE: Marty's 2 cents:
Tommy, I love what you're's my fantasy of including yr wonderful character heads in the you hover over each one, word balloon could pop up with appropriate page title ("COMICS," "CONTACT," etc.). You got such wonderful characters and art!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Trash Bot!

This was my art project for the day. Nicholas had to do an Earth Day project for second grade. It's due tomorrow.  He's had it for two weeks and I just got told about it today.  So we quickly built a garbage-gathering-recycling robot by cutting up and taping, old shoe boxes together.  Then we applied texture maps with glue.  Just like in Maya, only slower!

This gave me an idea for my new business - This week's multi-million-dollar idea:

"Parents!  I will do your kid's school art projects for them!
$50 an hour plus material costs.

Tired of those pesky school assignments that force you to take time off from your high-paying job and spend time with your child fumbling with scissors, glue and paper?!  Let me do the work. I guarantee a passing grade for your child or your money back!  Call 1(800) 555-1212 and make your appointment today!"

Saturday, April 18, 2015

New World Comic Con

I did well. Probably made about 200 bucks. 
So with all the stuff I bought made about 2 bucks. 
No, it feels like I made 200 bucks. 
Bought stuff, maybe 40 bucks worth of stuff. Still had the 200.

Everyone did well.
The space was great. It was vintage office space about to be remodeled extensively for a new tenant. But we got to use it while it had this fun dilapidated vibe.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

OCU fig drawing

My evening.
I went in planning to do cartoons. I just don't have the imagination to do anything but draw what's in front of me.
Setting this back a day so I don't tread on the recent entries.

 Another role playing game commission
And here a commission for a convention brochure.
I'm busy on my days off this week. And I have a Con to go to Saturday. And I'm still working on Ms Valkyrie.
When I start getting Social Security in 6 months- I'm definitely quitting Avis. I'm confident now I can make at least as much moolah using my art ability.
Where the New World Comic Con occurs.
To move your goods in- Choice of- those stairs - Or a small elevator.
Think I'll take the elevator.
Hopefully someone is paying me 200 bucks for this.

Too Late to Add This to My Avatar Collage...?

Almost looks like a Wally Wood job, huh? Thanks for posting the Herb Trimpe tribute, Jimmy. I'd love to see you do a Trimpe Hulk Tribute Cover.

(BTW, funny "your work reminds me of..." moment @ ECCC: Stuart Ng, book maven, came by our table, and while chatting about my old-school'ish style I name-checked Jack Davis in my usual vain, self-congratualtory manner--Stuart gave a lukewarm agreement then added, "Yeah--but I think of you as more of a Graham Ingels." That took me down a peg or three!)

My HULK Artist. Herb Trimpe is gone.

Some of my favorite covers