30 Day Art challenge

I was reading someone’s post on Google+ about 30 day challenges. It was asking everyone to make up our own and try to make it through for the whole 30 days.

I figured since I have problems drawing on a day to say basis for reasons to numerous to go into here, I’d give that a shot.

So here’s day one. It’s a head sketch for a reboot I have in mind for the Mask and Cape characters I worked on a few years ago. I never liked the original character designs. I felt they weren’t well thought out in terms of being drawn in movement and overall seemed to come out of the 90’s Image style.

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Random art

This was a piece I pencilled and inked for a competition being held by Platinum Comics. I hired someone to color and letter it as I wasn’t happy with the way my attempts had panned out.

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Webcomics

I am currently working on a weekly webcomic which I hope to upload soon.

If you sign up for e-mail updates I can drop you a line and let you know when they go up.

Oldies but goodies.

I was going through the files on my computer and came across these old pages. I’ve always liked the way they came out. I think I was hitting a stylistic path that I should’ve pursued. I’ve always planned on revisiting it.
These were sample pages based off a script from the very 90’s Force Works comic from Marvel.

These Memories Can’t Wait

I haven’t been the most productive of artists for a while. There’re a variety of reasons why, mostly work related. Rather than dwell on that I thought I would write about artists who got me into drawing.
While growing up I was turned off by fine arts mostly because of Pollock. I couldn’t get into his whole deconstructing art thing. I couldn’t understand why if someone could make beautiful pictures they would choose not to. This, and my brother led me into comics. Since I predated the comic shop I was at the mercy of the local grocery store and what they would carry from month to month.
The earliest comics I remember buying with my own money were copies of a Star Wars comic drawn by Ron Frenz. It had a painted cover by Tom Palmer which was what hooked me.
The other book was Uncanny X-Men. I believe the title was “Kitty’s Fairy Tale”. It was drawn by the late Dave Cockrum. Colossus’ sister Ilyana wanted a bed time story which Kitty provided. It was populated by fairy tale versions of everyone.
I remember really liking the Star Wars issue but Cockrum’s X-Men just grabbed me and didn’t let go. Many a day was passed with my tracing characters from the world he created.
After that I found my first local comic shop and was able to choose from a much wider selection. I was fortunate enough to get into comics with Simonson on Thor and Byrne on the Fantastic Four. I also learned to appreciate and love the fine arts, once I realized that it wasn’t all like Pollock.

Brigade

Rob Liefeld's BrigadeAs you may or may not know, for reasons I can’t even explain, I’m a fan of Rob Liefeld’s Brigade. I just think it felt into the so-bad-it’s-good category. I have tons of sketches and doodles in my sketchbooks of the various characters in the team. I thought I would share with you an old one that I just came across the other day.
I’ve pulled it into Photoshop and have started playing with the sketch. If I like the way it comes out I’ll upload that file as well.

NYCC Day 2

Sorry for the delay, here are pictures from the second day of the New York Comic Con  Enjoy, and as always feel free to leave comments.