Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Quick Sketch with Quick Color!


This is the drawing of the day, but the headline more accurately describes this posting.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

A Comic Book Sighting

I go through a lot of foreign magazines looking for reference. I always like to find comics featured in big, mainstream mags like Wired or Newsweek. This photo is from Vogue Hommes International. I think they're trying to sell clothes!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I review myself!

In this post, I will critique the pencil art of a page drawn in 1995, drawn by me!
At the time, I was inking a bunch of Marvel books but putting together some pencil samples. This page is from an X-men script that I got a hold of way back when. The story shows that Prof. X, Cyclops and Storm have crashed in a blinding snow storm. Storm is having a bad time in the storm (get it?). You can see my original 15 year old pencils next to my recent inks.
Because I am never satisfied with my own art, I tend to destroy the older stuff. This pencil page managed to survive the countless purges. When I decided to to ink the page I thought to myself, how would I advise the younger me? I made the changes in the inks, but what would I point out as correctable to the penciler?

Here is a quick breakdown.
First, check your anatomy. The Storm figure in frame 2, her head is too small. The pencils might have followed the comicbook styles popular at the time, but that's no excuse.

Second, work on your expressions! The Prof. X face looks bored. I tried to fix it in the inks, but his expression should be more expressive!

Third, the Storm face in the last panel is ugly and badly drawn. The change I made was necessary, but might not be well received by the ME of fifteen years ago!

I wish that I could reach back thru time to advise the Don of 15 years ago,

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Old Reference Photo!

I put the reference shot together maybe four or five years ago. It looks kinda freaky, but I survived!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Drawing of the Day


I think the caption could be, "Hooray! The Huskies win!"

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Wally Wood Art!

I don't know if I've posted this before, but I am showing off my Wally Wood Original!

Jenna part 8

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Advertising Art

I guess the best time to plan a trip for the holidays is now.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Boost Mobile Commercial

A few months back, I did layouts for a Boost Mobile Commercial! It was for the initial animatic and they kept a lot of my direction.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Green Lantern Corps Halloween!

The Big Halloween party was a gathering of Green Lanterns! My friend Rob had an idea, get some GL t-shirts, some rings and masks and we could all customize our outfits. As you may know, Green Lanterns and be from any planet and look like anything as long as you have the logo. Wonderful idea! We met at his place and we walked the streets as a very powerful team!
I had to leave the emerald gathering early, but I am proud to be a member of the Halloween Green Lantern Corps!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Scary Postcard

I sent a holiday postcard to someone special! Was it you?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Costumes Thru The Years!

I'm looking forward to this years Halloween celebrations because of this years costume choice. More of that to come, but I thought I would go over the many other outfits I've worn. Check my other blog posts from2009 2008 and 2007Fun stuff to be sure!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Family AD!


I do so much work in B+W, so it's always cool to see my stuff colored well! Here is some recent Advertising work. Color by Jason V.W.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Scene Of The Crime

I've recently moved out of the apartment that I have lived and worked in for the last eleven years. A lot of neat memories, but it's time to move on. I'm waiting for my security refund and I returned to the scene of the crime. The place is open for viewing!

When I first moved in 1999, I took some snapshots. When I returned yesterday, I took a few more.The wooden fence outside was replaced a couple of years after I moved in. They painted the walls and changed the carpet after I left.I really liked the old glass shower with the wire in the glass! Really old school. They replaced the floor after I left with a textured vinyl. New paint job all around.This is the kitchen with my friends Rob and Monica in it. New floor and a cleaned up fridge. Goodbye natural wood and hello neutral Grey paint.

There were many other changes too many to list, all designed to make the place worth the raised rent. I'm glad I had a chance to take these exit photos. That's it. I'm out!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Color by Colorfusion

My Friend Brett has a great portfolio site up now and he's colored a few Gunpowder Girl pages! He had scans from about five years ago and this color is the first I have seen.Great job on the color! Really rich and textured. Check out the entire site at Colorfusioninc.com

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Friday, October 08, 2010

Almost like I drew it!

I drew some layouts for a Pup-a-Roni Animatic earlier this year. I caught the completed commercial on TV last night! Instead of a poofed out sheepdog they went with a punky spike. Why not?

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Jenna part 1

Jersey Boys Movie!


I think it's neat that the Hollywood will turn the play I worked on into a feature film!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bad Printer

videoMy old printer has screwed my over. Getting a new printer has delayed my work and made me unhappy. The old printer must be punished!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Inking Denys Cowan

I inked over a pencil scan of some D. Cowan pencils! It's from the third issue of the recent Captain America/Black Panther mini-series. I don't like inking on a lightbox, but I like how it turned out.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Backyard Drama


I have a mature avocado tree in my back yard and an open lot behind that where the fruit sometimes falls. The lot has been there for maybe 4 years, but the overgrown weeds were recently removed. The now open yard has revealed natures drama between tabby cat and squirrel! I can clearly see the avocado fruit on the ground untouched and I was lucky enough to be there when the neighborhood cat chased the frightened squirrel! The squirrel almost never comes down from the trees. It would be exciting to see the cat win one for once.

Monday, August 30, 2010

More Art

Some more advertising work involving lawns, neighbors and Smartphones! The holiday season is fast approaching!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Marvel Picnic


I rediscovered this T-shirt recently. I was there at the first Marvel Picnic held under a tree in Central Park. I brought roast chicken from a local deli and a lot of other people bought food! It was small with employees and local freelancers showing up. Subsequent picnics would be held at a larger place in New Jersey, with different t-shirts, but this is my favorite.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Somebody Swiped Me!


I got an Email from a fellow in Sweden. He came across a drawing I posted in my blog maybe three years ago. He wanted to use some cat drawings I did for the 'Warriors' Book way back when. I have no problem with it, the scans are really low res and he asked permission. Take a look at his siteHERE.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sparky The Mascot!

My Fiance and I had a date night at a LA Sparks basketball game. They honored their former player Lisa Leslie at half time and the Sparks wore Pink uniforms! While watching the game, we spotted a stray dog.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Coffee in the Morning

I've had problems sleeping, so I am trying to get some work done. I hope that drinking coffee this early in the morning won't screw me up the rest of the day.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

More Art

If I had more time in San Diego, I would have carried a portfolio full of artwork samples to show around. Including these pages!
I got a hold of a Deadpool story and drew the first three pages.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Brand X Loves Comics!


'Brand X' is a free paper owned by the Los Angeles Times. It reads like there were a lot of pop culture stories that may have been written for the daily paper, but didn't make it.
It's a slim weekly paper, but at least they cover the comic book beat. I have noticed 3 cover stories featuring comic subjects so far and the LA Times sponsored a Comic-Con event in San Diego this year!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Storyboard

This is a page from a recent storyboard job!

Friday, July 23, 2010

San Diego This Year!


I do not have a book to push this year, so it was not necessary for me to attend, but I had to! I wanted to see the booths and meet some friends. I drove out to San Diego this morning with a purpose: Be a part of the spectacle, say hi to some friends and try to get a hotel room for next years' convention. I achieved the first two objectives, but the room situation still sucks. One of the changes at the CON was that the big movie booths were spread out more. The Warner booth was located away from the center of the floor, but I don't think it helped very much. The crowds were still huge!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Quick sketch


I'm thinking about a story that takes place in a european village. It's strange I know, but I have started sketching! This is the sketch of the day.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Shawna's Blog!

My favorite writer, Shawna James has resumed her blog with a neat new format! You will find her thoughts in addition to her films. Go there NOW!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Shooting Boards

I posted a frame from a shooting board that I did a week ago, and I am posting more frames! This time with color done by Steve!Can you imagine the beautiful girls dancing and enticing you to buy cable TV?

Friday, July 02, 2010

Drink and Draw


This is one of the sketches I did at last nights Drink and Draw shindig. The theme was draw a new costume for Wonder Woman because every one thought that the J. Lee redesign was lame. I started this sketch but did not finish. Maybe costume design is not my strong suit.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Music Video Drawing


I drew this recently for a video shooting board. An alluring asian singer in a dark room? Why not? A friend of mine is doing the color and I look forward to seeing it!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Selling Coffee


Why do you buy Coffee? Because of the taste or how it makes you feel? Maybe both? I drew this AD recently and I feel good about it.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

More Art


More recent advertising art!