Sunday, November 11, 2007

One small lesson

Learned the hard way.

Never use Deleter colour pens on Peter Pauper Press sketchbooks. Sure, the results look cool. But the ink goes right through the page. (Certain other brands of brush pen marker, too, while I'm at it.)

Prismacolor Premier fine line markers, though? That's another, happier story.

I still like the sketchbooks. I just need thicker paper for some types of pen.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Mood Piece

Something that came into mind almost fully-formed...

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

More colour experimentation

Yours to enjoy or not, done with Pitt Brush Pens and Prismacolor Premiers(among other devices). I like these tools.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fansketching the Tenth Doctor

Just because I felt like it last night. I don't expect to earn any commissions on the strength of this.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Clearing the decks

Because I felt like it, and because it now feels like I'm making additional progress on the art front...a picture of my drafting table.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Sketching in Confederation Park

I've been in Confederation Park in Ottawa's Centretown district from time to time, sketching whatever's either in front of me or passing by the bench I'm sitting on. This fell into the latter...

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

A Dragon, Just Because

Seemed like the thing to throw into the blog. Used Prismacolor 01 and 001 black pens for this one...

And, yes, Toronto was good. More on that on my other blog...

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Toronto - The Plan

Some good news:

I'm going to be in Toronto this weekend for the Paradise Comicon, and I'm set for table AA12 in Artists' Alley.

Looking forward to seeing many old and new faces there!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Character Design/Studies - U.S. Steel and Gator Jones

Hi again. I'm revisiting Gator Jones for a little bit here, and throwing in some facial expression studies of U.S. Steel - one of the antagonists of Local Hero - while I'm at it.

Something that got drilled into my head in animation school - rightly - is the need to explore how your characters would express their every mood variation. Or at least as many as you could imagine them expressing, publicly or privately.

I must post entries here more often.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tribute to Tony and Eddy

One of the series I've enjoyed over the years has been the first eight issues of the second Black Lightning series, written by Tony Isabella, artwork mainly by Eddy Newell. In addition to the exploration of issues of urban life in the American Great Lakes, the ethics of superheroics, and what constitutes doing the right thing...well, I still believe that the best uniform design to date for the character was Eddy's own.

Occasionally, I find myself drawn to do studies of that character in that outfit. Just because.

Tony? Eddy? Thanks again.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Covers That Almost Made It

Here's one of them. Might use the idea somewhen else down the line anyway...

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Sketches of Four

With apologies to Marvel, just in case.

I like these characters, is all.