So I reached out to “Mick the Nerd” from the Howard Stern Show about doing some art with him for his comic project they talked about on the show– you can hear the whole interview here
Mick was really cool about it and we decided to do a joint cover for his comic- he did the right half, and I did his character “Archangel Michael” on the left side.
Hopefully Mick can join me at a show so we can both sign copies of this for the fans- thank you Mick for including me in your comic book projects!
Here is the final collaboration, and his reference art I worked off of.
I really made it a point to accent some solid blacks in the background vehicle, the Gigahorse, and kept the foreground character, Immortan Joe, ghostly white.
So without further delay- my MAD MAX FURY ROAD pinup fully inked!
Just a small sketch commission I made for a client of David Tennant in pen and ink, I threw a bit of color to accent his 3-D glasses.
Finally got the hand drawn inks for this collaborative project done, right in the nick of time for Awesome Con 2015 this weekend.
Presented in the classic pen and ink style that I love to do… my friend Maki Roll as Taarna…
The wrap to the down and dirty high concept snobby project I did with writer Brendan Hykes. Really fun to see with the India ink!
Enjoy, and look for it in Ugli Studios Presents #3!
The completed Gorgon Medusa artwork!
Another highly detailed ink piece- slight changes from the pencils- the breasts, eyes, and center head relationship with the top two snakes were changed to make some corrections on minor anatomy and layout errors.
The snakes were hard to do, especially the complex mouths and jaws, but the final results were really worth the efforts as they really bring the entire composition together as small gems of detail for the viewer to explore.
Final words on this commission-
This was done for my friend and client, Carla Knapp. Just a quick word about Carla, when I got back into the art scene as a public figure (read:doing conventions, selling artwork, making comics etc.) about 3 years ago, I was introduced to her as a supporter of fantasy art at her store in Huntingdon, PA. She asked to buy what I had (at the time one book) and gave me $20 and said “we need to you making artwork”. Carla has always thrown up flyers for conventions I have been at locally and always supports just about whatever I am up to. Recently she fixed my computer as well- so I would ask any of you that are in Huntingdon to support her business if you want to help someone that actively supports my art, and the fantastic art scene in general.
Im excited that she can have some of my original artwork to put with her other awesome pieces of original art!
Huntingdon Computer Workshop
600 Washington Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
In their full inked glory….Zacateco, Shar-Dor the Ice Assassin, Aviteus the Winged Warrior and Mechaspring.
– Mechaspring’s face changed to a real face from a machine face to show emotion better
– The feather pattern on Aviteus and shading was difficult, I used a stippled “dark shadow area to avoid more solid blacks
– Shar-Dor’s jagged ice skin was a pain to do
– Zacateco was based on a fan who is now in the book (pre kickstarter reward) so that turned out very close to his actual appearance.
Working on an entry for the Badge Contest at Setsucon, the Penn State Anime Expo, and my first show of the year to be at locally every year! Rocking an old school anime theme, inspired by some of my favorite 80’s anime. You can read about Setscuon here and the badge art contest here ! The theme for the contest is childhood memories, so I designed the show mascot girl like she was in something like Dirty Pair, Project A-Ko or Bubblegum Crisis. I put her in the snow with a soviet soldier style winter outfit to complete the winter time theme of the January date for the event.
Below are my final inks and pencils for this project, I hope to see you at Setsucon 2015 on January 24th and 25th at the Penn Stater Convention Center!
Final Inks for Project
Pencils for Project
This was a really fun commission to ink, having Smaug coming out of those rich dark shadows, and the great texture on the bony ridges on the bottom jaw and the scaled texture just built out those two clear eyes as the main focal points- unlike my Hydra with the lifeless clear blank eyes from earlier this year- this is a highly intelligent creature from The Hobbit and to viewer, that aspect should be told via those evil eyes!
Really loved how the background of the Darkened Tardis worked out to highlight the Angel’s face- and the muted pointilism gave that slight stone shade to the whole project-and that face- just gorgeous twisted love in those inks, I had to pull back to not over-do the inks, and hopefully, I got it just right!
Enjoy- the WEEPING ANGEL!!