Sunday, February 28, 2010
This sketch of Sin in his SENTINELS Book 1 costume, was done by Terry Huddleston at the 2009 Wizard Big Apple Con. I had seen Terry's work before but never had the chance to get a sketch by him until this show. I really like his, sort of, JLA animated style. It's very clean looking. The only bad thing about this sketch is Terry ignored the board I put under the page he drew on and the marker bleed right through the page onto the next. It's all good though and I think I can find an artist who can work around the bleed marks on the other page. At least I hope so, lol. Terry is still a very cool guy and I always love seeing his work. Check out his gallery at http://thuddleston.deviantart.com/ , it's really great!
Friday, February 26, 2010
I just wanted to update a little on some stuff here. I'm excited to report that the extremely talented, Teyo, has recently finished pencils on the entire ROACH graphic novel. WooHoo! I never wanted to set a deadline on NEVERMINDS and ROACH because I spent four years battling deadlines on SENTINELS. I wanted us to take our time on things and have less stress with them. And I think that has paid off, both ROACH and NEVERMINDS are looking awesome! I also just finished my part on a secret project that is schedule to be out in time for the Pittsburgh Comic Con! Drumfish is going to have a lot of stuff out this year!
This sketch of Firebomb, in her look from SENTINELS Book 3: Echoes, was done by Robot 13 artist, Daniel Bradford. I like Daniel's kind of creepy and sketchy style, it's different and really fit the mood of Robot 13. I was surprised by who Daniel decided to draw from Sentinels in my sketchbook, but I really like this unique take on Firebomb. It gives off just the right feel for her from Book 3. Check out more of Daniel's work at http://blacklist-da.deviantart.com .
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I'm finally getting caught up with posting all of the art I got last year. This sketch of Adlivon is by Emilio J. Lopez. Emilio was at the Wizard Big Apple Con sharing space with Khary Randolph. I gave Emilio the choice of drawing whoever he wanted from SENTINELS and was happily surprised he picked Adlivon. I think this is the first sketch I've gotten of him and I always love when artists pick the lesser seen characters. I think Emilio did an awesome job and I really like his line work. This sketch is another of my favs! Check out more of Emilio's work at http://e-mann.deviantart.com/ .
Monday, February 22, 2010
Here are two Titans commishs I did recently. Actually, I did the Donna Troy one a few weeks ago, but didn't get around to posting it on here. The Powerboy commission was for Jeff Streeter, a great guy and one of the biggest Titans fans around. I'm not sure who is truly the bigger Titans fan, Jeff or Bill Walko (Bill runs the Titans Tower fan website), but both of these guys have amazing art collections and I was honored Jeff asked me to do something in one of his sketchbooks. I haven't worked much in color on large sketches, so this was new to me. Also, I've only drawn in a sketchbook for someone twice before. It makes me nervous! lol. I've been meaning to plug http://www.titanstower.com/ for a while now and this seems like a good time to do it. If you're a Titans fan, Titans Tower is the best Titans website for any questions or info you might have. But in addition to that, there is a ton of art and also a blog on the site. The blog is worth checking out because it gives you lots of Titans related info (again, if you're a fan) and also some industry news. But what I like most about the blog now, is that there are a few different writers for it. Bill started it of course, but recently he has added some other big Titans fans (including Jeff Streeter and Marcus Mebes-(sidenote, Marcus introduced me and Luciano)) to the mix. They all give their opinions or info in different ways, so it's cool. Check it out when you have time.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
This sketch of Serpenta is by one of my favorite convention artists, Holly Mongi. Holly is a fellow New Yorker, who's work I really admire. Recently, I got to catch up with her and she took my sketchbook and did this amazing pic. I love her soft style and excellent use of watercolors. It's hard to make watercolors look good, but Holly does it with ease. Holly is also an illustrator and animation artist. I can't recommend checking out more of her work enough. It's really great and just looking at it makes me feel peaceful, lol. You can see some more of her work at http://sites.google.com/site/hollymongi/ and http://luthien13.deviantart.com/ . And she even has a blog at http://hollymongi.blogspot.com/ . Thanks again, Holly!!!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
This sketch of Lady Nimue from SENTINELS Book 2: Echoes, was done by the uber talented Khary Rudolph. I first met Khary at the second NYC Comic Con and easily loved his style. His character seem to jump off the page and are really full of energy. It's no shock that Khary is involved in animation, because of his style, but did in addition to working on video games (Chaotic), he is also one of the designers on the new Wolverine and the X-Men cartoon. His designs there are awesome and I can't wait to see what he does for season 2 on some of the characters. I let Khary choose who he wanted to draw in my sketchbook and he picked Lady Nimue. I love his version! She looks great! See more of Khary's work at http://www.kharupt.com/ !
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Here are a few more sketch card commissions that I did recently. These were done for Kory Watson and the first three are his own original characters (Missy the Girl From Mars, Silver Midnight and Yugere) and the last is a character from a 40s comic strip (Joe Palooka). I had a blast drawing these and thanks for the commission, Kor!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
For any comic fans out there that live in the NYC area, there is a exhibit in honor of Black History Month going on until February 26th right in Manhattan. The exhibit is at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, located off of 9th Ave on 58th Street (408 W. 58th St.) and is called Marvelous Color. The show focuses on Marvel's main black heroes, Black Panther, Blade, Falcon, Luke Cage, Storm and War Machine. It shows you a little history of each character through various artist's work as well as some new work painted right on the walls. The overall show is really interesting and the setting is unique. I love going to shows like this that support the comic industry and seeing one that spotlights some of Marvel's black heroes was great. One of the interesting things about shows like this is it gets people talking. We debated over Marvel and DC's different black heroes and how much more impact Marvel's have had and how much more interesting they are (excluding DC's recent merging of the Milestone characters). I was also stopped at the art store I went to right after the show and asked about the postcard I was carrying from the show by someone. They were so interested they said they were going there during their lunch break, lol. So, if you're in NYC this month, check out the show! You can find out more info at http://www.marvelouscolor.com/ .
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I don't know why I never mentioned this, but there is a feature here on blogspot that allows you to follow this blog. All you have to do is click on the google sign up under the blog links on the right of this page. I know there are a lot more people then are sign up are reading this, so I hope you'll join up. What are you waiting for? lol
Friday, February 5, 2010
Back in December 2008, I commissioned NEVERMINDS artist, Jamie Fay, to do some Christmas present portraits for me of kids in my family as superheroes (I posted the art way back then). The kids all loved them and even came up with their own names which were very cool. And this past year for Halloween, two of them dressed up as their superhero identities (which their grandmother made all on her own!). How cool is that?!! I really don't like to post personal stuff on here, but I was given permission to show them in their costumes because they turned out so amazing. The names of the two here are Zinnia and Slapshot!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Here's another of the sketch that I got last year. This awesome pic of Electro-Cute from the 3rd Gen SENTINELS was drawn by Laurie B. at the Wizard Big Apple Con. Laurie is a super nice gal with a uniquely cute style. I really like the way she is able to put in a lot of personality to her sketches and still keep a toon look to her work. But don't take my word for it, check out more of Laurie's work at http://www.artoflaurieb.deviantart.com/ and http://www.artoflaurieb.blogspot.com/ .
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Here's the colored version of the Gundred commission I did last week. Noel Short did an amazing job on it! I love the way he did the water effects. The reflections on the skin is cool too and something I didn't even think of. Great work, Noel and thanks for sharing!
Monday, February 1, 2010
I've been trying to remember to post more of the art I got last year at conventions. I still have a lot I haven't shown. Sorry about that! Jacob Chabot is the creator/artist on Skullboy, an Indie book aimed at kids. It's awesome. He's also working on X-Men Babies by Marvel. He's perfect for that book, lol. Jacob style is a cross between old school and animation. I really like the energy he puts into each sketch. I let him decide which of the SENTINELS he wanted to draw (he had drawn Psyched in the past) and he picked Kickback. Cool, huh? Check out more of Jacob's work at http://www.beetlebugcomics.com/ .