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!