Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cintiq Attempt 2...

So it goes... here I attempt (once again) to practice with the Cintiq.... this time with the master of comic book art: Jack 'the King' Kirby. Kirby was largely responsible (with Stan Lee) for familiar icons such as Fantastic Four, X-Men, etc. More about him can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kirby
I personally love Jack Kirby's work. I think he redefined comics, and presented the form in a dynamic and powerful way. His 'Kirby dots' were perfect for the Cintiq. In fact, as I worked on this piece, I kept thinking what Jack would do with this technology. His work is mind blowing (especially his cosmic stuff). If you watch the new 'Captain America' movie... check out the technology that is used in it. All of it is based on his amazing work... so here we have it:

First: the amazing pencils by Jack Kirby, and my attempt to dare come close to it's radiance with digital inking... next time: Gene Colan!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Digital Inking with the Cintiq...

My first attempt at using this crazy device. Wow! Very challenging to get a line quality that emulates a brush stroke, but I am getting the hang of it... I think.
The first image is comic book illustrator Jim Lee's beautiful pencils for the new Justice League... the second image is my humble attempt at embellishing his work without it looking traced.... with a cintiq, no less! I am fairly happy with it, but I need to keep practicing!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

HAL-CON 2011.... RIP

Whew! Busy weekend attending Hal-Con in Halifax Nova Scotia! Ended too fast! Met lots of new people, did crap loads of drawing and sold some original art. Nice! 

Good news on the Canadiana front... may have found a publisher for her. Fingers crossed! For those who have no clue what I'm talking about, but are indeed curious, then please allow me to direct your attention to this archive. We stopped doing webisodes a few years back, but here's a storyline for you to ingest...


I'm quite excited, actually. I think she kicks ass, personally, but you be the judge.

Cheers for now.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Weight of the Internet...

Who would have thought the internet would possess weight? Evidently Clifford Holliday, author of Internet Growth 2006, has figured it out. It's about the weight of a strawberry. Now we can sleep at night dreaming about what the internet would be like when it's the weight of an ORANGE.