Sunday, November 30, 2008
Here's the inks for that panel I posted pencils of a while back. I meant to put this up sooner but the Dublin con and it's aftermath kind of threw me off course. Still can't give out any details on this new project for IDW but it's a pleasant change of pace for me. I'm trying to keep the inking loose and spontaneous on this project, I've been looking at a lot of J.P. Leon in particular. This is mainly inked with a Pentel brushpen and Staedtler pigment liners.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Recovering from the Dublin comic con today, which was an extremely enjoyable but exhausting affair. Drew a whole slew of sketches for people, some of the more unusual requests included a lego Judge Dredd and lego Conan. I got to catch up with some of the guys I met last year like Matt Hollingsworth and C.B. Cebulski, hang out with the Irish crowd (Shalvey, Mooney and Roche) and I also got to meet some artists who's work I really love like Tommy Lee Edwards and Olivier Coipel.
Thor art by Olivier Coipel
One of the great benefits of dragging your girlfriend to a con while you're working is that you can send them to get sketches for you. Girls generally get better stuff from comic pro's, as they provide a welcome break from thirty year old dudes who start their request for a sketch with phrases like "I've got a challange for you..." So here are the fruits of her excellent queueing.
Thor art by Olivier Coipel
Friday, November 21, 2008
My girlfriend, Lisa Jackson, mainly works as an illustrator (that's her in my photo, poking her head in from the right) but she's been known to dip her toe into the world of comic book colouring. Here are a couple of my 'Valley of the Rage' pages she coloured up, as an example of her 'mad skills'. She went on to work for IDW, mainly colouring Stephen Mooney's artwork on comics like 'Angel' and 'The Mummy'. You can find her at http://lisajacksonart.blogspot.com/
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I've started work on my new project but nothing's been announced about it yet so I should probably keep the details to myself. I'm taking a break from the cintiq so I've gone back to a more traditional approach for the moment, pencil and paper. Here's my favourite panel from the page I'm working on now, drawn with blue lead. I'll try and put the inks up tomorrow.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
It's really easy to fall into the habit of drawing a 'standard' face on all your characters. Paul Azaceta did a great job of distinguishing a group of men in uniform in B.P.R.D 1947, which made me want to focus on making my made up faces look distinct. Here are a few of my attempts, drawn from the imagination with a felt tip calligraphy pen and a Pentel brush pen.