Monday, February 23, 2009
I have been inspired to begin pushing my comic book work to new levels. My pursuit of animation has inspired my efforts to focus more on shapes. I'm also inspired by Kirby and Bruce Timm. Surfer and Supes are the first to be played around with. I feel like I got closer to what I'm shooting for with the Surfer. Below are the roughs used in development for these two sketches.
This last page is just some grabs from my sketch book. Thought it would be fun to share. I'll have to try and do it more often.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
So here's the final image.
This was a lot of fun!
Here's to you, Young Avengers Comic Book Club in Long Beach! Hope you guys enjoy. It's great to see you tackling such an ambitious project, which again for you non-YACBC visitors can be found at:
Friday, February 6, 2009
So here is phase two, the under drawing. I don't always do my pencil drawings so loose, but I don't always ink my work either. I will tighten the final drawing quite a bit in its next and final phase. Sorry for the poor image quality as well, I'm using my camera instead of a scanner for now.
So as you can see my placement is nailed down much better than the thumbnail. Hope you guys enjoy!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
So a good friend and fellow alum from LB hit me up earlier this week for some help on an awesome project he's been involved in. His name is Scott Flanders, check out his blog! He has been working closely with the Boys and Girls club out in Long Beach. He has assembled an amazing group of young artists whom go by the title The Young Avengers Comic Book Club. They've been working hard on putting together a collaborative comic book featuring all their favorite heros, villains, monsters and everything in between. Check out their progress here! Scott asked if I could do a couple of covers, maybe more for them.
So if you're a YACBC member visiting for the first time, welcome!
I thought it would be fun to show you my process when laying out a splash page. The image above contains all my roughs cut and pasted for easier viewing in photoshop. I start small! This keeps things focused on the over all composition (where things sit on the page) of my piece. Getting into too much detail too early can be a waste of time. Keeping it simple tends to work best at this stage.
I ended up choosing the layout at the bottom left of the page. I will post my progress of rough layouts into final pencils, and probably even final inks(something I don't do often).