Monday, July 30, 2007

JLA

San Diego was fun! Thanks to everyone who stopped by the table to say hi. It was great meeting you!

The Superman: Doomsday screening went off without a hitch and I don't think I made a COMPLETE idiot of myself at the panel afterwards. The fans seemed to receive it positively, well... except for the ones that accused me of breaking up the voice cast family by not keeping the same Superman voices as were in the previous Superman animations. That's right, I'm talking to you fan who stopped me outside of the convention bathrooms!

Heck, we even sold a few more copies of the year-old sketchbook I did with my friend, Eric Canete.

I bought a few books, got a few freebies, saw a few good costumes, saw a lot of bad costumes, and smelled a plethora of stinky people. All in all, it was an enjoyable experience.

So in honor of Comic-con 07, here's a cramped JLA collage featuring Aquaman, front and center of course. Hope everyone else's convention experience was pleasant if you were in attendance.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Tenchi


So this will probably be my last post until at least a week from now. I guess it's not really that long of a break. The reason being, of course, the upcoming San Diego trip to the Comic Con. I'll be leaving Wednesday, staying there a long, humid, stinky five days, and returning Sunday. That's right folks, ALL FIVE DAYS.
If you're there early, drop by and see the Thursday night premiere of the Superman: Doomsday animated DVD I helped out on. It"s pretty darn good.
Feel free to drop by the Black Velvet Studios table in the small press area and buy some stuff from them. I'll be helping out occasionally throughout the con. I might even try to sell some of the crappy original art pieces you see here on this blog. By original I mean drawn by me, not copyrighted by me.
Or if you really want to burn some money, you can ask for a commission. But you better be loaded, cuz they don't come cheap. It takes a lot of money to get me to stop being lazy.
So, for anyone going to the con, have yourself a good, safe, deoderant-wearing, non-stinkified time. For all those who can't afford to or have no interest in going, have yourself a good, clean, comfortable, non crowd infested time.
That's all for now.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Battle Angel Alita

First, a rough sketch of Alita.

And now an INKED sketch of Alita. She actually has a post it over her head, but it's one of them fancy WHITE ones so no one can tell.... on the computer screen... anyway.
She almost had Tiphares in the background behind her. You can kind of make out the pale blue lines. But then I remembered I was lazy. So I stopped.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Frog Prince


I had forgotten how fun rough pencil drawings can be. I really enjoyed doing this one.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Robin

With this one I tried to learn to be more painterly.

With this one I learned NOT to try to be more painterly.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Guess Who!


I'll give a nice firm pat on the back to anyone who can name this obscure character.

Here's some hints:
1. She's a princess.
2. She has a cousin who looks remarkably similar to her.
3. Her boyfriend has a really bad accent.
$. Her boyfriend is NOT named Mario.
Sorry, no REAL prizes. Some minor artistic liberties have been taken, but nothing major.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Belle

Pretty self explanatory. No color this time.
This is probably the only time I've ever drawn Belle that she's come out looking anything even close to what she is supposed to. That bitch is hard to draw! For me anyway.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Sedusa

I was watching the first season of Powerpuff on DVD the other day and I sketched down a crappy little Sedusa on a post-it.
Then I came across a fancy little photoshop brush on Justin Ridge's blog which he actually got from another guy whose name I don't remember's blog. It's called the stumpy pencil.
Put them both together and you get this! I used the stumpy pencil for the subtle grainy look on the shaded areas and around the white heart border, though it's kinda hard to tell looking at low res version. It was pretty fun to use if I might say so myself.