“Greetings from The Humungus! The Lord Humungus! The Warrior of the Wasteland! The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla!”
Another great commission for a client- MAD MAX 2- THE ROAD WARRIOR! I was told to make a pinup based on this movie using any elements from the film I felt would work- So I made a list of my favorites- and came up with Lord Humungus, Wez, Toadie and the Vehicles that Humungus drives around with the two hostages tied to the front. After playing with the composition a bit, I used the same tilted background with the vehicle to show that off with Humungus and Wez paired up in the foreground. I really liked how it turned out and I really am excited to ink this project soon!
A small project- but one near and dear to my heart- my rendition of Bill Hicks, but with his 3rd Eye open and watching the mediocre masses while taking a drag on a cigarette… Bill has been an artist that in the last few years has helped me open my 3rd eye to art, creation and what it means to be someone a bit outside of the mainstream. So without further ado… here are some Bill Hicks Quotes to enjoy my new artwork with…..
“Squeegee your third fucking eye!”
“I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don’t like anything in the mainstream and they don’t like me.”
“When did mediocrity and banality become a good image for your children? I want my children to listen to people who fucking rocked! I don’t care if they died in puddles of their own vomit! I want someone who plays from his fucking heart!”
“Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.”
“Go back to bed, America. Your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control again. Here. Here’s American Gladiators. Watch this, shut up. Go back to bed, America. Here is American Gladiators. Here is 56 channels of it! Watch these pituitary retards bang their fucking skulls together and congratulate you on living in the land of freedom. Here you go, America! You are free to do what we tell you! You are free to do what we tell you!”
-Bill Hicks- American Comedian, Philosopher and Hero
I was recently alerted that my buddy Elijah needed some very serious surgery that required him to be life-flighted to Geisinger at Danville! When I asked his family if there was anything I could do to help, they told me he wanted me to draw one of the characters from “Kick Ass”. I really wanted to lift his spirits with the artwork he wanted, and it was cool to see his reaction when he got his commission last weekend.
Here is the artwork and handing it off to Elijah!
This is the final pencils for my Immortan Joe pinup commission that I am working on. Since the visual excitement from this character comes from his face, I really decided to make that the focus of the composition. Also I rotated the horizon line to force some motion into the artwork by making you tilt your head a bit as a viewer. Since the Mad Max films are always about the cars, I wanted to get Joe’s car the “Gigahorse” to fill in the background. It made for a really fun image to fill the space in the top third of the composition.
Sinbad fighting a Sea Monster and a Zombie foot soldier… good stuff, loved the massive scale on Sinbad.
Plastic Man’s Daughters, Cowboy Bebop and 1950’s Nuclear Holocaust…
What started off as a conversation on facebook about my friend Maki Roll asking people “what should she wear as a costume?” and me saying “Taarna from 1981’s Heavy Metal” has turned into a full blown experiment in artwork,cosplay and artist alley commerce where Maki is going to build a Taarna costume and I will create artwork of her as the character with the classic bird/steed that Taarna rides around on. Our plan is to jointly debut and sell this as a print at Awesome Con May 29-31 in Washington DC at my Artist Alley Table with Maki being dressed at Taarna for the event!
So check out Maki’s fan page on facebook here and her website store is here.
Here are the final pencils for the project…
Below are my figure studies for Maki and the Bird
A commission I did at Nittany Con of the Cybernetic Unicorn villain Cy-Corn from Lords of the Cosmos.
Another difficult character design to pull off, but very rewarding to get done for my client… who was the same gentleman that commissioned the Mordantix artwork I made in November 2014.
You can see that 2014 artwork here to see the other Lords of the Cosmos commission.
The end of Chapter 2 of LOTC- and the end of Phase one of my work on this project- Umex finally goes Head to Head with Aegeus as we end it on a cliffhanger… Time to take a break from this comic for a while and work on some pinups and posters, but don’t worry Lords of the Cosmos will be coming at you in the next few comics (Ugli Studios Presents #3 and #4 and then Lords of the Cosmos Volume #1) I create in 2015 as the finished versions of these 30 pages become actual stories you can enjoy!
Here is the final art for this page and my thumbnails and layouts
Page 29 of Lords of the Cosmos… almost wrapped on phase one, one more page to go. Aegeus hears and sees the world wide emergency message from King Yuril, and assembles his flight crew to move out the Lords of the Cosmos team into action on board one of their huge VTOL transports….