Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bah! Where does time go?!

Hello faithful blogdience,

really, where DOES time go? I have been swamped with so much, and none of it has had to do with art?! Oh well, I have been trying to get things done as quickly as I can, but that seems to be more difficult than it sounds...

Anyway, I have done some small sketches and stuff when I haven't been able to work on my comic stuff, and I will upload those in due time.

In the meantime, here is the Golem page I just finished!

So here is page 11 of Golem, this was definitely proved to be a challenge, because of the exterior strip mall establishing shot, and the high angle shot with cars in it at the bottom. I like to think I pulled it off convincingly enough, they were definitely a hill to climb over. Overall I am pleased with the outcome of this page.

More to come soon bloggers! Thanks for your continued support! God Bless y'all!


Friday, July 13, 2012


Hey All,

So this is an exciting page, because it is number 10 for Golem of South Florida! Finally broken into the double digits! Well, at least I am excited.

So anyway, another fun page and hope you enjoy it!

This was a pretty fun page I gotta say.

Also as  a side note, the San Diego Comic Con is going on and I would encourage you to check out all the awesome things that will be announced in the comic world this weekend. Take it easy bloggers!


Monday, July 9, 2012

The Assemblers!

Howdy blog enthusiasts!

So I have been doing a lot of work for Golem lately, I mean just look at the recent posts...there all Golem things. So as a little refresher I wanted to do something with some good ol' superheroes.

I have wanted to try out a technique that I learned from my esteemed professor and friend Dove McHargue, where you pencil an illustration, texture the board with clear gesso, and then paint on top of it and detail with pencils. So I have been wanting to try it for a long time, and I decided the other day
I would do it dagnabbit!

I was puzzled as to what I should draw for the first test run of this technique, so who did I look to in my hour of need? No other than my man CAPTAIN AMERICA! As most people who know me know I am a gigantic Cap fan, so naturally I would draw him. But I did want to draw the WWII movie version, because I really dug that costume and I thought Chris Evans was awesome. And then of course to compliment the great Cap, I had to have the not-as-good-as-Cap-great-but-still-really-great Iron Man.

The men who lead the Avengers, bicker a lot, and eventually butt heads in the Civil War, I thought it was just a good homage to these great heroes. So here it is, the Cap and Iron Man pin up!
The image gets slightly fuzzier at the bottom. 
Unfortunately this was just a tad bit larger
 than what my scanner could get. 
But you get the idea.

As I said, its acrylic and colored pencil on illustration board. I am pretty happy with the final product, I am looking forward to doing more of these in the future between my comics! Hope you all enjoyed it, let me know what you think, and if anyone would like a print of this, feel free to let me know and I'd be happy to work out a deal with you!



Friday, July 6, 2012

Get ready for this...TWO pages!

Hey y'all,

Yeah I said it.

Anyway, I have been away on vacation and although I wasn't at my drafting table, I was still able to get work done. And yeah, I am one of those guys who takes his work with him on vacation...I'm pretty sure its one of those things my family and my friends have just come to accept and they humor me.

Anyway, I got one done while on vacation and another shortly after getting home again. These are pages 8 and 9 for Golem of South Florida, and I added process pictures from my handy dandy iphone.


So here is the final inks, this is a page FULL of dialogue...
It's always challenging to make conversations
 between two seated figures in comics interesting. 

The tight pencils, as you can see the dialogue written out. 
As I said, a lot of dialogue.

And final Lightboxed Blue line,
 all cleaned up and fancified.

Okay so that was page 8, here is page 9. This page was such a challenge, because I had to finish the previous conversation from the first page, and have a flashback on the same page, all in all, it totaled 10 panels, BUT  I got to go back and draw the Golem from WWII and that is always a good time. 

here it is, again, a lot of dialogue
 at the beginning of the page,
 then action at the bottom.
Tight roughs again, lots'o'words at the top.

and clean ole' blue line. 
For some of the smaller detailed stuff I had to
 switch to a blue mechanical .5 pencil, 
because the blue line pencil wasn't sharp enough
 to get the details I needed, 
so if you see the different colors, that is why.

Alright well there is page 8 and 9, hope you enjoyed looking at all the art stuff! I'd be happy to hear any feedback! Thanks!