In other news, I have a side-project coming up that I'll probably post here when its finished. I'm going to be designing a drawing for Best Buy, where I work, that I think will be really cool. If all goes well, that should be next weeks post! That's all for now, catch you next week.
Well this week has been a busy one, working on a lot of Air-Heart. I've finished up with the tight roughs and I'm now on to inking the finals which is always a fun part of the process. The pin-up to our left is something I put together to showcase the way I'll be finishing the images in the book. If you're asking why I ditched the heavy blacks, its because I really like the animated feel that the grays give the image. Also, sometimes I find the contrast of the blacks can overwhelm the eye a bit. Either way I'm planning to do the book in this gray kind of cartoon style. Another one of the aspects I really like about working this way is that the shading really helps to give my stuff volume. My style can tend to look fairly flat until it gets to the shaded stage, where it really comes to life.
Another Friday, another post! Today's post features my favorite monster Lenny having fun bouncing around. I've been hard at work on Air-Heart and making some very good progress. I've had to make a few adjustments on the story but everything is on track and going well. I've also rediscovered a few tricks on both the writing and drawing ends of the process that have really been helping me out.
In other news I've been reading some comics again as well. I recently bought a few things from Amazon and have been enjoying myself thoroughly. I've been exploring just how important it is to be a visual media-junky in order to keep your artistic eye sharp. Its amazing how much you learn by osmosis just enjoying your favorite things.
That's about all for now folks! Next week!
Well hello once again! I have to apologize for getting this post up late today but its still here on Friday!
So last night was a crazy concert adventure for me as I went with my Mom to Billy Joel and Elton John. For anyone who doesn't know, these guys play for a solid four hours. If you have any interest in going it well worth the money because you really do get two full shows in one. It was a great show, and both guys had an incredible amount of energy still! I could take all day to tell you how great the show was but I think you get the point by now so I'll let it go. But definitely check it out if you ever have the chance.
Moving on to Meteor Woman, she's another old-school character of mine who I don't use very much anymore. I did this sketch of her the other night and really enjoyed the loose almost finished look. I've been giving some thought to trying to do a short comic completely in this half-finished sketchy manner but I haven't thought of the right project for it yet. I feel like the story would need to be a little gritty to go along with the harsh edge of this sketchy style.
Well that's more than enough for now people! Until next week.
Its Friday time!
This here is Goliath! I'm sure many of you remember him from the Disney cartoon series Gargoyles! Now that was a really cool show. Thanks to my lovely lady, I just got to check out the first season again for the first time... well probably since the first time I saw it live on TV! Looking back at it, its amazing how well the animation holds up. They really did an incredible job on this thing. The characterization and the maturity of the show really shines through. If you've never gotten a chance to check it out I would highly recommend it. Goliath was the leader of the Gargoyles and probably my favorite character on the show. From the minute you hear him speak you're hooked thanks to the amazing voice of Keith David. Looking back I can definitely see why I liked this show as a kid, and I've found dozens of reasons to like it again as an adult... or whatever I am!