Friday, December 04, 2009

Draw Challenge 3: L4D2!!!!

Well, it's time for Draw Challenge #3! You may be thinking.... 3? But what happened to 2? If Namor was 1, then what was 2?

Well, I skipped 2 because I am a pansy and can't draw Clint Eastwood. So ON TO 3! This week's challenge was to do ANYTHING with ZOMBIES! So naturally, my current Zombie love affair is with Left 4 Dead 2.

Sure I could have been creative and done something totally not zombie related and included Zombies with it, but that's a fun game dammit! And I wanted to draw it up good.

But I didn't..... I was way too ambitious with the setup and started coloring before really thinking it through, therefore ending up with a somewhat crazy and poorly executed coloring job. But would you really expect any less (or more) from me? Needless to say, this piece does NOT pass the squint test. It's like a reverse Monet. Up close it's okay, but from far away, it's a MESS!
Maybe next time I'll do good.
This is a quickie I did about a week ago. I wanted to draw something uncomplicated...unlike the former piece.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Poses and Expressions

Time for some old stuff from Green Lantern: First Flight!

Pose and expression sheets are by far my favorite part of the character design duties. I don't character design too often, so when I'm given the chance to help out with the poses and expressions, I jump at the chance. Jose had so many characters to handle on Green Lantern so I tried to pitch in the best I could by taking on the women of the cast...which weren't all that many.

Here's the result. These are my original drawings, based on Jose's designs, before I ran them past Jose and had him correct anything I had done wrong.

These are Boodika poses. Boodika was the only character of the movie I designed. Really only her face and body type was done by me. The costume design was done by Jose, which is why it looks so cool.
For all the visual reference we gave the overseas studio to go off of, Boodika was still the poorest looking character in the animation. Knowing that the only charater you designed in a movie is the worst looking character in that movie is a pretty sucky feeling.
Arisia was the cutest looking character in the whole movie, in my opinion. I love how she turned out. You can see that originally I had imagined she had leggings on under her skirt because there are no bloomers. That was later changed so that she could have bare legs to better harken back to her original comic design.
Carol also looked great in the final animation.
Labella was quite a challenge for me being that she does not have the conventional human facial anatomy, but she was fun to figure out nonetheless. And she ended up animating pretty well also.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Draw Challenge 1: The Submariner

Who did you expect?

I'm not dead.....just really busy...or lazy. One of those.

Anyway, The draw challenge has begun at work. This week's challenge is "any Marvel character". So I drew Marvel Aquaman. Otherwise known as Namor.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Black Star!!!!!!

I've been obnoxiously busy lately. But I managed to find some time do draw for myself this weekend. Woohoo! I've only seen the first 4 episodes so far, but Soul Eater is shaping up to be an awesome show. I'm liking it a lot. So much that I felt the need to draw up some fan art. Nothing like a muscle boy with a Napolean complex to make me laugh.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Green Lantern: First Flight now out in stores! Go buy yourself a copy. On Blu-ray, DVD, Two-disc Special Edition DVD..... whatever you want! Buy 2 of each. 3 of each. Buy, buy, buy! Because in this economy, we all have nothing better to spend our money on, right? RIGHT?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

SDCC, Green Lantern, and more Wonder Woman Stuff

Well it's about that time again. I'll be heading down with my boyfriend next Wednesday to take part in the sensory overload that is the San Diego Comic Con.

Here's a list of all that will be going least on my schedule:

Thurday, July 23rd:
8:00- 9:30pm
Green Lantern: first Flight Premiere
Ballroom 20

Friday, July 24th:
Green Lantern: First Flight Autograph Session
Warner Bros booth

GreenLantern: First Flight & Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Panel
Room 6BCF

And that's all the working I'll be doing there. Everything else is fun time!

Here's some more costumes that Diana wore during the Wonder Woman movie.

The first is her first outfit she wears on Themyscira.

The second is what she wears while doing guard duty in front of Ares' cell.

The third is her tournament outfit. Most of the amazons had different helmets and arm bands. We kept Diana's guard duty helmet and arm guards to show how quickly she had to disguise herself in order to enter the tournament on time, and also to differentiate her from the other tournament amazons.

The fourth is her hospital gown.

The fifth is the last dress she wears on Themyscira.

And the last is her final outfit of the movie that she wears in New York before she goes off to kick Cheetah's but.
Here are a few more of Hippolyta's outfits from the Wonder Woman animated movie.

The first is the dress she wears on the beach while first sculpting Diana from clay.

The second she wears during the tournament.

The third she wears in her final appearance in the movie as she sends Diana off to be the Themysciran emissary to the world.
These are a few of Artemis's extra oufits.

The first is her armor from the opening battle sequence.

The second is the outfit she wears during the tournament.

The third is her final outfit she wears on Themyscira while trying to enjoy reading.
Here are a couple extra outfits for Alexa. One of which never actually showed up in the movie. The first dress was what Alexa should have been wearing in her first appearance on Themyscira. But something happened and it was never used. So you'll notice that poor Alexa is the only main Amazon who never changes her dress once while on Themyscira. Poor stinky Alexa.
The second version is the Alexa zombie version. This is when she comes back from the dead. You'll notice she's not terribly decayed, because she's only been dead a few days.
These are the extra couple outfits for Persephone.
The first is her armor for the opening battle sequence.
The second is the dress she wears on the first day on Themyscira.
These are the few extra costumes and/ or characters from the Wonder Woman animated movie.

The first is Steve Trevor in his final outfit that he wears just before Diana leaves him behind to go off and fight Cheetah.

The second is Etta Candy.

The third is Cheetah.

The fourth is Ares in his prisoner attire.

The last is Hades.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Wonder Woman Turnarounds

Well, "Green Lantern: First Flight" is almost at it's release date, which can only mean one thing. I'm not sure what that thing is, but I think it may be that I've been totally lazy and have not yet put up any of my production artwork from Wonder Woman. So let's do that now:

For a better view go here.
These are all the turns I did for the Wonder Woman movie....except maybe Persephone whose body, I think, may have been done by Lynell Forestall. And then I slapped her head from my head turn on it. I think.

But anyway, looking at them now, there are a lot of things that make me cringe and a lot of things I would have done differently. But hell, it was my first time being PAID to character design and it was definitely an awesome learning experience. And thank goodness and character design flaws didn't show in the animation....

I guess I should say that this artwork is property of Warner Bros and not for reproduction or resale or whatever it is they say, blah blah blah, legal jargon.... THE END.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Little Mermaids

When I was but a wee lass, I happened across an animated version of The Little Mermaid playing on TV. Not the Disney one. This one stuck very closely to the original Hans Christian Anderson story. And I think it may have emotionally scarred me at a very young age. What an f'd up story to tell your kids.
Maybe this is why I love the disney version so much. Happy endings are always better.

So anyway, I recently rewatched it on youtube and it went a little something like this. The little mermaid gets turned into a human to get the prince to fall in love with her. If he doesn't, she'll turn to seafoam. Prince falls in love with a different girl who he thinks saved him. They get married. Little mermaid's sisters cut off their beautiful hair and give it to the sea witch. In return they are given a knife. Little mermaid needs to use that knife to kill the prince. When his blood spills over her feet, it'll turn back into a fin and she can be a mermaid again. Little Mermaid decides she loves the prince too much and cannot kill him. She turns into seafoam. Prince wakes up, sees a scale that the Little Mermaid left behind and realizes it was her all along who saved him.

So EVERYBODY IS SCREWED! Little mermaid is DEAD. Sisters cut off their hair for NOTHING! Prince is stuck with the OTHER girl. Depression ensues until I watch Disney's little mermaid and am happy again.

Even more screwed up, I remember the TV version I watched when I was young saying if the little mermaid stabbed the prince in the heart with the knife, he would fall in love with her instead of the woman he married. I also remember being totally confused how someone could get stabbed in the heart and potentially live through it. My guess is that this was the American censor way of making this movie suitable for airing on television. Good work television censors. Tell kids that stabbing people in the heart makes them like you MORE!

As an adult, I am able to appreciate the tragedy and irony of the original story a little more, but as a kid.....well, I wouldn't recommend showing it to kids.

Well anyway, since this Little Mermaid is by far my more favorite of the two, I figured I'd do an Ariel to go along with the series of her sisters that I did a while back. You can't have all the sisters without Ariel. :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Old Sketches

Haven't had much time to do any new stuff lately, so here's a bunch of old stuff I found while organizing my home office. Enjoy.
A couple random Miami Vice looking characters and a couple Justice League/ Superman style Lobos. The one up top is supposed to be riding his motorcyle thingy, but I didn't know how to draw that soooo.......

I went out of my way to include a small diagram of the multiple bad tangents created in one drawing. Feel free to check it out on the drawing in the upper right corner. I must have been going for the record.

Some badly drawn animals with badly drawn women.....

Cheetara, Thunder Kittens, Emma Frost, and Psylocke, as well as one other random sketch.

Three of these were preliminary designs for the cover of the "Beauty and the Beast" joint sketchbook I did with my friend Eric Canete. The other two are just random drawings.

A bunch of girls.

A bunch of girls, Glimmer, Sky Doll, and the girl from "The Cat Returns."

A group photo type shot of some characters I created while I was in college.

A bunch of DC characters.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Bunch of GL and one Dumb Sketch

Well, I haven't had much free time lately for free time drawing. So here's a bunch of GL stills and one thing I drew a few weeks back. Enjoy!
This is not from Green Lantern.

Sinestro bullying poor Labella.

Labella and her moonball.

Kilowog ready to shoot.

Kilowog and Hal.

Boodikka looks worried.

The Guardians.

Hal screaming.

Boodikka and Tomar Re.

Hal looking at a little ring Tomar.

Happy Kilowog.

Friday, May 15, 2009

More GL Stuff

There's another interview floating around on the internet, but I won't post the whole thing here. Just a link this time.

Here's some more images.

Hal is ready!

Boodikka looks angry.

Hal in some Green light.

Happy aliens!!!

More to come later!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Green Lantern Pimping Begins

So they've released an interview with Victor Garber about voicing Sinestro and have included some images. Let's take a look:
Here's the cover for the one disc edition of the Green Lantern DVD. This was drawn by Jose Lopez, our character designer for the project, and colored by Hye-jung Kim, our color stylist. My only contribution to this image was Hal's right foot. Apparently someone somewhere on the home video side of things had a problem with it not being there, (it was implied that it would be behind Hal's body, therefore not visible to the eye) and HAD to have it drawn in so they could sleep at night. So, yeah. I really didn't touch this cover, which is probably why it looks so nice.

Boodikka, Sinestro, Kilogow, and Tomar Re.

Sinestro and Hal.

Sinestro giving Hal the CRAZY eye.

Sinestro shooting his Green energy.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Wonder Woman Commission

This is a commission I did a little while back for a very nice man as a gift to his niece. I hope she liked it!