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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

One-a-Day #36-39 "Dance of Bones, Beautiful Bones"

My next story: "Dance of Bones, Beautiful Bones".

Monday, July 27, 2009

ONE-a-DAY #33-35

This was a take on David Petersen's "Mouse Guard".

I don't usually go for the pin-up artists, but I just recently "discovered" Petty ( there is enough of Leyendecker influence in his work to catch my eye). These are sketches made from his drawings.

I had an idea for this that did not work out...but I like all the shapes. There are some dynamics that my figures lack a lot of the times :(

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

One-a-Day #27-32

"The Bronze Horsemen" is my most "ambitious" short story done in the sketchbook so far. It took about a week and was a lot of fun. I used blue pencil to lay-out each page, regular lead pencil to tighten the figures, pens and brushes to ink everything and I added tooth brush spray and markers to introduce tones.

"The body of graf Bronski, an infamous duelist and gambler, was found trampled to death on July 5, 1829"
A. Pushkin (August, 1833)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

One-a-Day #25

Blue pencil (and when I ran out of blue lead, I picked-up a green pencil to finish off the lines).
Art Nouveau Swamp Magic.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Robotika relaunch...books in stores!

The first 64 page issue of Robotika arrives in stores today!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

One-a-Day #24

Warlord of Mars

One-a-Day #23


One-a-Day #22

One-a-Day #20 and #21

Ok, so this is another short comic book story: Fields of Gold. I feel that it could have went on for a couple of pages...maybe even having the last panel being just like the first panel showing how things always revolve in cycles :)

One-a-Day #19

Black on white on black

One-a-Day #18

I just recently read "Warlord of Mars" and I really loved the whole retro-sci-fi idea. I did some searching on the web and discovered that a noted illustrator, Frank Schoonover, was the original illustrator for "Warlord of Mars". Here is his cover and my sketch based on it. It was fun to do, I had lots of fun figuring out the gun belt and all the doodads.

One thing I was playing with the John Carter's hair style. He was a Civil War veteran, so I wanted to give him a bit more of the Buffalo Bill look.

One-a-Day #17

This is the one and ONLY collaboration between the Alex S, Nik S, and Charles Dana Gibson!

The girl face is me trying to do a Charles Dana Gibson style, the two guys are me copying random Gibson images (and inking them with a dip pen---I have never inked face shadows with lines like that before), and the two figures (with long hair) are by Nik :)

One-a-Day #16

Just keep on experimenting....