Friday, January 29, 2010

Whole Lotta Rosie

Ink brush and marker sketch done while watching the Calgary Flames lose another game. That was their 9th straight loss. If you add that up with the current 12 straight loses for the Edmonton Oilers, you have a whole lotta unhappy people in Wild Rose province (Alberta), eh?

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy

Inking on The Last Leaf story has begun! Working in digital is fine for some things but it feels good to be inking it with good'ol brush and ink.

At some point, I'm going to be colouring this story, too. THAT will be done digitally.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mind Eraser, No Chaser

I finished the layouts/pencils for The Last Leaf and thought I'd blow off a little creative steam drawing whatever came to mind. This, it seems, was what came to mind.

Digital drawing.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Don't Change Your Plans

A rough panel from the Last Leaf story. I'm just finishing up the last of the roughs so I should be starting to ink the pages tomorrow.

That's the plan.... anyways.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Take It On The Run

Run, Thor, run!

Finished this up last night when I should have been sleeping.

All done on my cintiq.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Next To The Moon

This is what I'm currently working on, this morning. This is a panel from The Last Leaf. You can see that the hand is next for tightening up.

Digital drawing.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Life In A Northern Town

So, remember I did the art for a 7 page UFO short story for Ape Entertainment called, Life Is Funny? And remember how I said it was going to be part of an online comic anthology (for now, anyways)? Well, the first 3 pages have gone "live". You can see them by going here! Please go check it out, and if you are in the mood, you can rate the story and/or leave comments. The more positive feedback the better. :)

The story was written by Chris Beckett, coloured by Osmarco Valladao, lettered by Josh Aitken and drawn by me. The above page is page 1 (FYI).

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Let There Be More Light

Here's the fourth page of the Kill All Monsters! pitch. Hell yeah, this stuff was fun to draw. Maybe more soon....?

Lines by my and colours by Scott Keating.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Daydream Believer

I can't believe I've never posted the final finished Kill All Monsters! pages. The book has been sitting with a couple of interested publishers for a while now but no movement has taken place. Sigh.

Line art by me and the amazing colours are by Scott Keating.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Once Upon A Time In The Projects

I'm finishing up the layouts/pencils for The Last Leaf. I'm pretty happy with them. This is a shot of one of the main characters tinkering with his latest project.

This is a mix of pencil and digital drawing.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Break My Body

This was a page I did while I was in art school. I was asked to be in a group show that had a centralized theme of "The Body". We could take it however we wanted. This is where I took my piece.

These are characters that I created that I still have some interest in using... in some capacity.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Shock To The System

I'm still working on the layouts for "The Last Leaf" short. I'm well into them, actually, and they are turning out to be far more detailed than I was originally planning on them being. Which is ok, I guess. Makes for easier inking, when the time comes.

Also, I still haven't figured out a system on how to do the layouts. I thought I was going to do the them completely in digital form but I found it hard to get a sense of the page as a whole. I've gone back to pencil for the most part and will use the Cintiq do tighten them up, after scanning them. Seems to be working.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

All In A Mouse's Night

Decided to throw some colour on this drawing from last week. First timing colouring with the Cintiq. It was definitely easier than colouring with the mouse.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

So Lonely

Here's another look at how I work out the perspective for a panel. It's a shot from the same setting as the last perspective image I posted. The background will be mostly be us looking out into space through the huge windows. The Last Leaf story has a real despairing and lonely feel to it, so I am trying to make the settings reflect that.

All done digitally.

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Friday, January 08, 2010

What's He Building In There?

I took an old ballpoint pen drawing of some downtown Vancouver buildings I did years ago, roughed in some figures digitally, printed it out in non-photo blue and inked it using one of my brush pens (while watching an old episode of That 70's Show).

It needs some colour.


Thursday, January 07, 2010

Somebody Get Me A Doctor

I'm working on the futuristic retelling of O. Henry's "The Last Leaf". It will be a part of the Digital Webbing anthology that revolves around the idea of re-envisioned fairy tales with a sci-fi slant. I don't think the project has an official name. I'm working with writer, Jason Mullikin, on this.

This is a panel from that story. 100% digitally done. I will end up inking this traditionally but damn if those digital lines aren't super close to being good enough for print.

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Sense Of Doubt

I doubt it will take the form of a historical fiction project but there will be a project that I draw which will contain a kilted man as one of the main characters. You can take that to the bank.

Marker on paper, with digital enhancing.

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Monday, January 04, 2010

Ramblin' Man

Sorry, folks. Just a page of sketches to show. Haven't had any time or energy to whip something up. I'm sick. Again. Great start to 2010, eh?

Going to be putting all my time into drawing the Last Leaf story, for the Digital Webbing anthology. After that, I've got some zombie stuff to do for the 3rd installment of Zombie Bomb.

After that? Hoping to be going into production on a large project with writer and pal, James Powell. I've also been given word that I may be drawing another Perhapanauts Special, this one written by Rich Woodall. It starts Big, one of my favorite characters from the book, so I'm pretty stoked on that!

I'm rambling, now. Time to go take some decongestant and lay down.

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