Friday, May 7, 2010

Desk Shot 332


Desk Shot 332, originally uploaded by kevin mellon.

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Odin Commission


Odin-final, originally uploaded by kevin mellon.

Finally got around to finishing and scanning this one. The gentleman who commissioned it waited patiently for a very long time for it.

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Swordsman Commission


Swordsman-Final, originally uploaded by kevin mellon.

Finally got around to finishing and scanning this. The person who commissioned it was kind enough to wait a really long time for it.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Funrama Presents: The Mutant Punks - Twisterella Pin-up

The totally fucking awesome and righteous Ryan Kelly asked me to do a pinup for his self-published book The Mutant Punks.

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.

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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.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Desk Shot 331


Desk Shot 331, originally uploaded by kevin mellon.

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Desk Shot 330


Desk Shot 330, originally uploaded by kevin mellon.

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Desk Shot 329


Desk Shot 329, originally uploaded by kevin mellon.

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Page Process - Jennifer's Body

Since I didn't get this job and the book's been out for quite some time now, I figure it's fairly safe to post this stuff here.

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.

JennifersBody-test2

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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.

Pencils:

jennifersbodypg77-pencils

And inks:

JennifersBodypg77-inks400dpi

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.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Pansy-Ass nature photo 3


100_0055, originally uploaded by kevin mellon.

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.

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Records


Records, originally uploaded by kevin mellon.

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.

Counterclockwise:
Peter Gabriel (self-titled)
Peter Gabriel - SO
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
Elton John - Honky Chateau
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Tool - Lateralus

Scrap Paper Girl 012

Scrap Paper Girl012

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