Tuesday, November 20, 2012

For The Artist on the Go!

In this rapid day and age where time flies and work piles up, it's nice to come across an area on the web where you can work on developing your drawing skills. I found this great site on you tube. The exercises are gestural, the imagery is clear and the models are perfect. So what are you waiting for? Get out your sketch books and DRAW.
This is an excellent resource for novices and pros alike.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Few more Ink Samples...

 More great art by Yanick Paquette. I like how he switches from very angular to very flowing lines with his work. I try to maintain as much of his integrity, but allow a nice brush- like feel to the finishes. I hope I achieve it... this is all digital inking,btw.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Inking Yanick Paquette

This Montreal-based illustrator for DC Comics was great enough to forward me his pencils to ink.... this is a great opportunity to flex the cintiq muscles and actually tackle the comic book page! And what an awesome time! Yanick's pencils are tight and powerful, and full of detail. My first example is of Spider-Man, and I must say.... it was with great pleasure! Please tell me what you think.... I will post the others in the next day or so...

You can see Yanick's current stuff in the new DC's Swamp Thing... get out there and get it!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Inking BLUDD...

James Waley, a friend, asked me to ink a character he created back in the day for the Charlton Comics
Bullseye series. The characters name is BLUDD. James had Canadian artist Dale Keown do a finished pencil for him this past year...

I know, right? Beautiful, dynamic stuff. Classic Keown! I always loved the energy he put in his work which dates all the way back to when he drew for Aircel Comics, up to Hulk and his Pitt stuff. BAM! In your face! James heard I was practicing on the Cintiq, and asked if I'd ink this piece... I said sure. What the hell. I loved inking this, actually. It's like drawing rock and roll. Here's my solution:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Peril at Summerland Park

Peril at Summerland Park, my new Twisted Journeys book from Graphic Universe™, is on track for its January release! I'm once again partnered with writer Paul Storrie. This book will be on the bookstands in January!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Inking Gene Colan...

Gene Colan (Sept. 1, 1926 - June 23, 2011) 

I always loved his work. My first encounter with him was when he illustrated Daredevil, but I began my true admiration of his stuff with Tomb of Dracula, JAWS and Howard the Duck. His work moves your eyes from one point to another, like water. His work can take you on gentle streams at times,  then hurl you into rushing falls. There's a visual poetry to Gene Colan's art... I can't describe it any better then that. Google his work. It's worth the journey!

When I began to practice with the Cintiq, I picked artists that would be a good challenge to work with. Jim Lee, Jack Kirby.... but nothing prepared me for Colan's pencils. Inking his stuff was like learning how to skate on ice for the first time. The fluidity and 'precise looseness' of his pencils really pushed my abilities! It was fun and scary at the same time. Here's what I managed... again.... with great respect one of the truest Masters of this artform.