Saturday, March 28, 2009

Phoenix


Two questions:

1. So, what's the reason for both the green and red phoenix costumes? It can't be simply so toy companies can sell chase figures. But I never ventured to find out for myself.

2. How the hell do you paint convincing fire? Anyone know of any good tutorials? I'm afraid my sad attempt simply isn't cutting it.

The End

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Final Fantasy IV


I actually tried this time..... you know, to color. Well, what I mean by "tried" is that I reverted back to my much easier means of cell shading everything. But I actually put effort into this.

I love the uber-metrosexual-ness of the final fantasy boys. They crack me up. This guy at least wears armor...and no crop jackets. But that hair, oh, that hair! And the head bands adds the perfect touch.

I think I made his lower leg a bit too long. TOO LATE NOW!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Yoko-Gurren Lagaan!


This is pretty old. I don't remember the exact date but I know it's from 2008. If I recall correctly, this was the first piece of artwork I had drawn for myself after a long period of working on Wonder Woman followed closely by Green Lantern. I hadn't done a free time drawing in a while, and then I did this. I think I liked it a lot better then than I do now, but isn't that how it always is? I guess it'd be a lot worse if I looked back on old artwork and thought: "Hmmm, I don't draw that good anymore. Time to die."

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Random Free Time Stuff

So I had a TINY TINY bit of free time at work this past friday, so I took one of those many unfinished and undeserving images from my computer and decided to try to get it into shape to actually post. Well, not the most successful endeavor I've ever set out to accomplish, but whatever.
It's a simple display of how I often work. Start with the sketch, clean it up, then MAYBE slap some pathetic attempt at color on it. This particular character is from the Rose Petal Place toy line, animated special and series of books that I was quite fond of in my younger days. Her name was Iris and she was the shy artist.

Soooooooo oooollllddddd. This image is SO OLD. From back when I worked on Justice League Unlimited old. It's been sitting on my computer for forever, half colored and unloved. So what the hell, I'll just throw it up in all it's hideous glory. The pose is a bit wonky, and the color is horrendous, but that is why I don't get hired as a colorist. Cuz nobody in their right mind would pay money for this.

Horrible, horrible photoshop airbrush. Craptastical gradient sky. :(

So why the hell did I sign and date it as 09? Oh yes, because the terrible color job is mostly recent. Ever here the phrase "haste makes waste"? I guess it's true.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Recent work?

Well, not all that recent. But probably my most recent POSTABLE stuff. As in, I'm not under contract by Warner Bros to not post stuff regarding future projects etc..... suck.


This is a commission I did for an Avatar fan. It's based off a preliminary design for a piece of press art I did back in my Avatar days. You can probably find the rough somewhere in the older posts. But if you're like me, you're lazy and you don't care.

Apparently I did this at the end of January. Hmmmmmm.....

Do you ever feel like your drawing skills have regressed? .... I do...... sometimes.

:(

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Avatar Storyboards




I've been asked in the past to post up some of my storyboards, and I just recently put aside my laziness to actually do that.

So, here's a section of storyboards I did during my time on Avatar: The Last Airbender. All this stuff belongs to Nickelodeon of course. As you can see, my drawings in this storyboard are far from on model, but then my drawings are never really on model. That's why I'm not an animator, I'm a storyboard artist.

While working on Avatar, we were required to do very thorough storyboards with all levels separated so they could build a very tight animatic. That is the reason there are so many pieces of single shots stretched out over multiple panels.

Monday, March 02, 2009

March 3rd! Wonder Woman Hits Shelves!


Today is the day! March 3rd! Wonder Woman is ready to be purchased at your local DVD and/or Blu-ray disc distributor. Go now! Buy! Watch! Enjoy!

Please! I want to make more girl superhero movies. And that will NEVER happen unless Wonder Woman sells in good numbers! Show DC and Warner Home Video that you like seeing girls kick ass too!