Here are the final three creatures I’m doing for Arion Games Advanced Fighting Fantasy System Monster Sourcebook Beyond the Pit 2.
A totally fun project with some cool evil monsters!.
Here is Vitriol Essence, Vlodblad and the Weevil Man
Here is the final inked piece for the Master inside his Dark Tardis.
As a complete 180 from the Sontaran piece I did previously to this, I did use the diametrially opposed inking style of chiaroscuro to use extreme darks and lights to bring out the elements of the artwork. I also inked this in mind for coloring, which I envision to be sort of a dark (evil!!) area lit with red and orange lighting sources. This is why on the Master’s jacket I have a hard line of shadow next to a white area on his surfaces, as well as the “back lit” style of inking for the Dark Tardis control area.
Of particular note is the cross hatching and contouring to bring out the center of the piece- the rotted flesh and decaying cloak of the “Deadly Assassin” in the middle- I really tried to bring out something different here to the original photo reference, and I think I captured that rotted look in the skin and fabric with the mixed inking techniques, I’ll have to keep them in my bag of tricks for the future!
Overall, I felt the inks really brought the MASTER, Autons, Deadly Assasin and Axons to full evil life together with Roger Delgado. Hopefully the fans enjoy it to!
This is the final set of inks for the Sontaran Field Marshal pinup. The big decision on this was the style of inking, I avoided large areas of black and white also known as chiaroscuro in favor of more of a series of endless gray tones and small details. This was an editorial choice to show a drab interior of a sphere which is where the character is sitting. While less bold in one way, the piece was designed to do the “Shock and Awe” thing to the viewer with an overload of detail, which I enjoy doing sometimes. I used larger line weights to pull the foreground elements out of the background as opposed to fields of black behind the foreground to bring their shapes out.
I felt the piece was successful in the execution after it was completed. When I can make things like cabled bundles of wires fascinating to look at, it’s a sensory overload on the detail. Of note in the inking- the Tardis wording on the police box, it’s all there in ultra fine detail. In addition working on the blasted Cybermen was like conducting surgery with my ultra fine pens, every little bit of detail I could cram in was pushed in until I couldnt fit anything else in the space.
Ultimately, I think this piece did justice to the Sontaran character and showed us a never really seen piece of the Dr. Who universe in ultra fine detail- the interior of a battle worn Sontaran command and control ship. I think fans of these characters and creatures will enjoy the work that was put into the inking phase of this pinup.
A quick and really cool commission I did at the Cleveland Comic Con for a fan- he tasked me to draw something I’ve wanted to draw for a while, and had not- I decided to give him the mutating dog from 1982′s THE THING. And I think I’ll revisit this in full pen and ink glory in the months to come. Stay tuned.
So the ink is dry on the epic DALEK ground war fan art pinup, and whoa, are these guys a pain in the ass to draw- you wouldnt think so, but embedded spheres, angled cones and the guts of the mechanics inside the blown up Dalek – deceptively hard. The work speaks for itself, and on a tech side, a real showcase of line value and weight- I was really happy with the planet in the background, and the Dalek in the foreground, it really gave depth with the small and thick lines. Just tickled with what I pulled off in the whole composition, and a really original piece of work with a rather cool, but historically stale visual (does anyone do cool art with these guys besides Robert Hack?) subject. Deadly salt shakers indeed- well now I’m off to the Sontaran Fleet- anyone want to join me?
Here are a variety of the fun commissions that some of my excellent fans had me creat for them last weekend at the Pittsburgh Comic Con- some simple, some complex- but all of them fun and original pieces made on the spot …Enjoy!
Now that con season is wrapping up for the year, I can get back to working on more awesome pieces of pinup art for a bit…. then, lets talk about a new comic book….
A killer commission at Baltimore Comic Con 2013 for Eric Suarez- a nude woman fighting a tiger! A picture is worth 1000 words, Eric loved it, and I hope you do as well, rough sketch, tracing paper transfer and final inks below… enjoy!
Eric Suarez and Jason Lenox with their commission artwork!
The final inked Jessica and last piece of the Painted Ladies 2012-2013 era.
Points of interest- the corset and lace- wow, what a huge pain in the ass, and what a cool payoff, they look great. The pillows and sheets are my first foray into better cloth and clothing, I got a great book about rendering fabrics, so Ill try to keep putting that to good use!
Not much else to say, but enjoy that sexy pinup, my inner Joseph Linsner has been released! My 1992 hands pinup story has been exorcised (ask me if you dont know my Dawn fan art Convention Smack Down story as a 17 year old!!)
Speaking of fan art…. Look out for some awesome pinups coming your way soon!!