Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My pal Sea Monster has a Journal comic

So I have a Sea Monster friend who has a brilliant journal comic. He's kind of shy, so I'm posting it for him. His life also inspired a feature film. Enjoy
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

More process, Daredevil pg4

I know I posted some of this once before, (see the thumbnails here but I finally scanned the 4th page so I figured I'd throw it up. So below you will find the rough blocking in stage (at full size), and the finished pencils. A few things changed from one step to the other, mostly for dynamism and continuity.

Watercolor character concepts

Below are some quickie sketches and watercolor I did in preparation for "Arms Race" (a book I never finished). Pencil, ink, and watercolor. I prefer watercolor to marker for this stage of design. From 2007.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Weee Lemurs

I love drawing animals. I have a large collection of those little toy animals that I keep as reference (I've had to draw the cow in like 3 different books) and because I like drawing them to warm up. Below you'll find some little sketches that started as those warm ups, and then tweaked a bit in photoshop. Enjoy.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Feeling a bit like fall

It's about this time every year I start to get a hankering for Fall? Not because I like cold weather, I just like Halloween. I did these Halloween Cards a few years back.
Year one

Year 3?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Early Amy Devlin concepts

Hey Folks. Below you will find some early concepts for the main character Amy in the Oni book All Saints Day (go buy it NOW!) and a test page (to see how the pages might look, even though the look changed from this). I kept thinking that occasionally she would pull her hair back, but she never needed to in the book. I think early conceptual stuff is my favorite part of the comic making process.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Yet another book that I never finished.

This was a story written by the awesome J.M. DeMatteis that I thought I could squeeze in between other projects, but things started to speed up and I had to stop this project. These pages are about two years old. It's a great story that hopefully someone will do justice to. I've been a fan of his writing since I was a kid, and maybe I'll be lucky enough to work with him at some other point.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Another in class demo from yester-year

Argghhh! This was a watercolor demo that I started in my Materials and Techniques class. Not the best drawing, but it was mainly about how to apply the color. Windsor Newton student grade watercolor on cheap watercolor paper.  I wish I could do more painting.

Monday, March 14, 2011

My process

So I decided to post a couple of images of my process.
The first image is of my roughs. Usually what I do is print the script, and after I've read it MULTIPLE times I gather  the reference I need and start the thumb-nailing process. I have a plastic template guide that I use to draw the correct page size on the script page (hopefully it fits on the script) then I work and re-work the panels as needed until I get what I think is a good layout. Click below to see a larger version.
Next, I rough in all pages at full size. These are very rough, and just for general placement of figures, architectural elements, etc. As I work on the panels I tape around each one a full size sheet of letter size bristol so I can draw through the panels for figures, place horizon lines and just generally keep it neat. The page below is at that stage.
And finally I go in with a SHARP non photo blue lead holder, lots of templates (straight edge, french curves, ship curves etc.) and tighten everything up. The fact that the blue doesn't erase is a good thing for me. After I've tightened everything, I erase the whole page and the "rougher" light blue pencil disappears and leaves me with a pretty "tight" look. -dove

More Nemo

Ok, I just don't have anything else to post at this moment. Some work in progress to be posted soon. In the meantime, more old Nemo stuff. The more I see some of this old stuff, the more I need to get back to it. What do you think?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Look! My favorite BPRD guy Johann!

At least before they turned him into a jerk for the second Hellboy movie. This was done as an in class ink drawing exercise years ago. Then colored in good 'ol photoshop.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Arghhh! Pirate!

More Nemo! Someday, he'll be back.

Old Canon posters

Here's some old advertising for the anthology I used to publish called "Canon". They were colored with the old school Rubylith method, for that mis-registered look. Canon was a nautical anthology with a lot of Pirate stories and lots of high adventure. Arrrggghhhh.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Blade runner sketch

A little painting sketch of Richard Deckard from one of my all time favorite films Blade Runner. Paint and ink on mat board.

Monday, March 7, 2011