Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dirty sports!


Well, the Olympics are over and the last of the sports inspired Dirty Girls went up yesterday. 

Kinda wish I had done a judo one, and maybe a softball player. 

Anyway, hope you had fun checking them out. 



Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Un-men Tuesday 8/26

Two more Un-men Tuesdays before the series ends! Enjoy these while you can! ;)


Sunday, August 24, 2008

New Thinktank goodies!

Be sure to swing by the site and check the Hysteria comic, as well as the new Dirty Girls.


PS - Don't forget to support the ads over at Those folks help us continue this webcomic venture, and keep the site going.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dog faced rocker

I was going to do this for a contest to design a t-shirt for a band called "Forever the Sickest Kids". Then, I decided I wouldn't enter because...well, to be frank I didn't know squat about the band. So why pretend just to win a contest? Also, I ended up really liking the drawing and wanted to hold on to it. Can't decided if I want to paint it, or ink it. I think I will end up putting it on a shirt though.

Anyway, enjoy.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Un-men Tuesday 8/19

Just a few more Un-men Tuesdays before the grand finale! Getting harder to show pages without spoiling anything. Anyway, enjoy.



Sunday, August 17, 2008

Dirty Girls - Olympic edition

So, I wanted to do some Olympic inspired Dirty Girls over the next couple of weeks. I figure, who works harder and gets sweatier then Olympians? So, anyway, here's the first of them. Kinda nice doing some action poses for these new Dirty Girls.


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fear Agent back cover PT9 - One last tweak

After some great crits from folks here on the blog, friends, and artists, I did some last minute tweaks and am handing this puppy in to the boss.

Thanks everyone!


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fear Agent back cover PT8

Still tweaking this thing. After a quick crit from my man Mighty, and Tony Moore, I decided to knock those bright pants down a bit and bring those warms into the figure to balance this out a bit.

Anyway, something tells me I'll keep fiddling with this till I hand it in.


PS - I'll be selling prints and the original painting on my art site soon. Keep and eye out.

Hysteria Vol. 1, chapter 4 - God is my Co-pilot!

New chapter of the Hysteria webcomic starts today! It's maybe the funniest story I ever did, so go over and start reading it from the beginning!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Comic cross over! Fear Agent and Un-men!

It's a crossover event! Well, sorta anyway...

Here's the Fear Agent back cover, almost done or maybe done...not sure yet. Need to give it a break and come back with fresh eyes.

Oh, and it's Un-men Tuesday!


PS - Damn!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Fear Agent back cover PT7

Still plugging away. Lost a ton of work when Photoshop crashed on me. Rookie move that put me behind a couple of hours :(


Fear Agent back cover PT6

Ok, here's the final tonal painting. Made a few last minute corrections. The perspective on the chair was wrong, and I needed to figure out the high lights on the picture right shoulder. Also forgot to add "Texas" to his belt buckle, and had to hit some shadow areas to beef them up.

Now, to the colors.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Fear Agent back cover PT5

Still fighting with the tonal painting for the Fear Agent back cover. I'm really hoping to wrap this up tonight, and get to the color tomorrow. I'll be doing all the heavy lifting with the tonal paints, and using Photoshop to add digital glazes of color to wrap this up.

Anyway, enjoy.


Saturday, August 09, 2008

Fear Agent back cover PT4

Still plugging away. Started by dripping a layer of grey to the whole image, and am now building up the blacks and whites, using that original layer as my midtone.

This will allow me to have a fully tonal painting to drop color on later.

I'm pretty happy so far, but there is still lots of round to cover.

Anyway, stay tuned. I'll keep posting the process throughout next week.


Friday, August 08, 2008

Fear Agent back cover PT3

Still working on the cover. This morning I saw more drawing problems. Actually, my wife pointed out some of them. She's my favorite person to get crits from because she's got a great eye, and doesn't mind shooting straight - no beating around the bush (how's that for mixing metaphors!)

Anyway, after working out the problems (mostly around the hip region and the arms) I decided to flip the image so he's holding the raygun in his right hand. I light boxed this onto a fresh sheet of heavy bristol, and will start paints in a bit.

Here's some pics.


Thursday, August 07, 2008

Fear Agent back cover PT2

Remember a while back I posted I was working on a back cover for my pal's book, Fear Agent? Well, it's due and so I'm hard at work getting it done. Right now, I'm reworking the pencils after looking at the old roughs and deciding it was way too stiff and suffered from some drawing problems.

Anyway, here are some work in progress pics. As much as I feel silly posing for the ref, I decided to bite the bullet and give it a shot. Some old pulp cover artist I like used to do this kind of thing, so I figured if it's good enough for them....

Notice my son behind me trying to turn off the light.

Here's one of him trying to take the toy gun out of my hand so he can play with it ;)

I'm not using the photo as a guide for the drawing. In fact, it was the other way around. I used the old roughs as a guide for what I wanted, had my wife help light me the way I want for the painting, then take some pics. The pics will serve as a tonal guide, and nothing more. Even the colors will be made up later.

Here's some terrible pictures of the pencils, which are insanely rough right now. I'll tighten them up in the morning, and start painting this in black and white.

My plan is to then scan it, and add the color digitally in Photoshop mainly to save some time because I have to hand this in quickly.

Wish me luck.


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Un-men Tuesday 8/5

Kinda bummed out cause I finish the final issue of the Un-men today :(

Still, it's a hell of an ending! Stay tuned!


PS - Sorry for the delay with the Dirty girls. I'll post it tomorra'

PSS - I wonder what's in that crate? ;)

Monday, August 04, 2008

No Dirty Girl today

Sorry folks, gotta wrap up Un-men #13 today to get it to the printer in time to ship ON time.

I'll get one posted tomorrow morning.

In the meantime, enjoy this -