Monday, October 27, 2008
Old work :: Einstein
While I'm at it, here's an old Einstein piece I did around 2002. I was just starting to play with the technique that I use to this day. I drew a really detailed pencil rendering in my sketchbook based off a famous old photo of him. I even did the type by hand! What was I thinking! Then I took it into Photoshop and colored it and added an obscene amount of detail. It was fun. It's always a lot of fun to do an obscene amount of detail and texture. It's how my sick mind works. It's relaxing. Kinda like yoga for unhealthy, sedentary people like myself.

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Tis the season...
Monday, October 27th, 11:35 am... and I just saw my first Christmas commercial of the season. That season is starting earlier each year. This year, I'm going to try to be more optimistic, and less cynical. Let's just call it an early new years resolution.

Oh, and since this is an art blog, here's an old piece of Audrey Hepburn to tide you over. That one is all warm and fuzzy and follows the theme of the post, right?

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Figure Drawing
Here at the studio, we host figure drawing sessions each Tuesday and Thursday. We go to the effort for our own personal growth, and also to give the community an opportunity that they otherwise may not have.

I personally really enjoy these sessions, because it gives me the chance to step outside my comfort zone and try something new. I'm so used to doing such a high level of detail on my commercial work, it's refreshing to be able to stay a little loose and gestural with the figure drawing.

I'm going to start posting some of my drawings here from time to time. Hope you enjoy them. The drawings below are 20 minutes each, NuPastels on newsprint.


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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I pencilled and inked a short Vixen story for the upcoming DC Halloween special that will hit the stands this Wednesday. It was just a pure fun story. So go grab yourself a copy, and I hope you enjoy!

Written by Mark Verheiden, Mike Johnson, Brian Reed and others; Art by Trevor Hairsine, Duncan Rouleau and others; Cover by Gene Ha The Horror! The Horror! Could this be the final Halloween for the DCU? Evil has won, and there are no treats! Witness tales of terror featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Titans, El Diablo, Faust and others by past, present and future DC greats. DC Universe | 80pg. | Color | $5.99 US On Sale October 22, 2008

Update :: Newsarama has a preview of the Halloween special up here...
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Sunday, October 19, 2008
Cover work :: The Corps! #1

The Corps! #1
Frequency of Publication: Monthly Limited Series
Intended Audience: Teen Readers: TR 12+
Genre: Military / Action / Espionage / Martial Arts
Format: Standard Comic, 32 pgs, FC, Saddle Stitched.

Retail Price: $3.50
UPC Code: 882142-00100-10101

Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Mike Penick
Cover Artist: Tony Shasteen

Problems in Brazil begin to boil over for the Marauders when they attempt to rescue a high-profile political hostage. After an erupting conflict spills out into Brazil’s slums with dangerous results, the team gets challenged to make some tough choices or go down in flames if they can’t contain the situation.
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Sunday, October 12, 2008
Lineart :: Adam Strange
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Friday, October 10, 2008
Cover work :: The Corps! #0
Ohhhh, I've been slack with this blog. My apologies to the two people that visit! Alright, so I've been doing a run of covers for the Devil's Due book, The Corps!, written by Rick Remender. Here's the first cover to issue 0.

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