Sunday, December 9, 2018

BLERD-ISH - mock cover

I did a cover commission for a friend's podcast.

I like how it came out. It got me noticed to do another podcast illustration that I'll be done with by X-mas.
Y'all want to see some process?

Here ya go:

digital sketch 01
digital sketch 02 (this is the one we went with)

pencil art - 11x17 on paper
pencil with trade dress mock up (also looks like a little corrections to the art, as well. I don't remember doing that.. heh!)

ink art with background. I did the building digitally and transferred it to paper. I like how it came out, but still talk myself out of doing backgrounds digitally for some reason.

Final colors without trade dress. 

I will show the new image when it is approved and okay to show. Thanks for indulging me.


here's another cover: Not So Super - Humanescent

This suckah's pretty big. Not ridiculously so, but bigger than is comfortable for me.
It's basically a double page spread, with a little extra to allow for a spine if need be. I like it now that it's done... at the time, I was cursing it up a storm.

I'm happy that it's done.
I'm happy that it exists.
Is that David Tennant?


Saturday, December 8, 2018

American Wicked cover art

Cover art for the graphic novel American Wicked. I was sort of stupid and drew the cover without regard for trim and bleed. I guess I was kind of feeling myself.

full sized artwork - India ink on 14x17 paper

So when the cover got trimmed to the book size, I lost some of the badge and a little bit of the Porsche. Learned my lesson!

trimmed art with trade dress

Friday, December 7, 2018

Sketchbook Bug-Man - In Color!

I drew Bug-Man in my sketchbook and enjoyed the drawing so much I scanned him in and gave him some color. I actually colored him twice. Each on a different version of Photoshop.

This one is the first one.

Bug-Man - india ink, computer color - Photoshop CS3

Folks on Instagram quite liked it. I got CC and colored him a second time:

Bug-Man - india ink, computer color - Photoshop CC 2017
I like it better.

Mostly because I was able to use more of the brushes I like for texture and all the other things I use on art that make me feel less insecure.

I hope you enjoyed my ramblings on this piece.



Saturday, March 31, 2018

Sweet Christmas!


MSAB Black Panther Screening Party

My Superheroes are BLACK!, a Facebook group, threw a viewing party for the release of Black Panther in movie theaters. I created a poster for the event. It was a blast to draw and a blast to attend. I'm glad it went over well.

Below are examples of the poster without the graphic elements and distressing in color...

... and in black and white.

I also created an isolated figure that was used for the tickets given at the theater and other favors at the party.