Friday, May 7, 2010
Finally got around to finishing and scanning this one. The gentleman who commissioned it waited patiently for a very long time for it.
Finally got around to finishing and scanning this. The person who commissioned it was kind enough to wait a really long time for it.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I love Ryan's art, and having met the man several times, I can say that I have a deep well of emotion for the man himself. He's genuinely badass as an artist and a person.
So, needless to say, I jumped at the chance to do a pinup for him.
Please go order Ryan's book from him FUNRAMA. It's funny, irreverent, beautifully drawn and hella cheap considering the amount of awesome he delivers per page.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I was asked to try out for the Jennifer's Body book that Boom! put out last year to coincide with the movie of the same name. I don't usually go for licensed stuff, let alone licensed stuff with likenesses, but I love Diablo Cody and Rick Spears (who wrote the comic tie-in/adaptation stuff) so I jumped at the chance. Needless to say, my inability to do likenesses (among other things) killed me getting the job, but I had fun working out this page.
I started by trying to figure out how to draw the characters, and since I suck at likeness drawing, I spent way too much time on that. These sketches are just a fraction of the sketches I went through to get to doing one sample page. I don't know that Boom! or the licensor ever saw these, I don't think they did.
I don't have my thumbnail for the page, but I remember doing a whole sketchbook pages worth of ideas before combining several into this one page. This is from the actual comic script. I haven't seen the book to know how the actual artist handled it, but this was my take.
The likeness is weak, but I still dig how I handled the bottom half of the page (from a layout pov).
I like the guys at Boom! a lot, so here's hoping I can find something to work with them on.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Eat it. I'll photograph different stuff once I get used to the camera and figure out whether or not I'll be hiring models soon or not.
I actually love vinyl. Always have. I haven't actually shopped for records in a while, so it was nice to thumb through a ton of records in a musty shop again.
Peter Gabriel (self-titled)
Peter Gabriel - SO
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
Elton John - Honky Chateau
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Tool - Lateralus