Sunday, October 30, 2005
Whewwwwww... this ends my personal attempt at a weeks worth of Photoshop study. Thanks to everybody who has stopped by and left comments; the positive prodding and nudging has gotten me started in the right direction.
I've got some other stuff that needs priority (art related) so I'm going back to the regular daily sketches, with hopes of selecting and coloring one a week.
Thanks Again..... :)
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Saturday, October 22, 2005
Friday, October 21, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Warning: This specie does not exist. If you encounter such a creature please take the following into consideration...
- She is a vampire (which will lead to a painful death).
- She is a man (which will lead to a guilty conscious).
- She is only a dream (which will need an ample supply of handy-wipes upon awakening from).
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
It's getting cold out, and I'm not looking forward to another Chicago winter.
Starting to have fun playing around with shapes. Like to do a couple more like these past few, then back to our regularly scheduled superheroes......
And I know, I know, I have to eventually start coloring some of these, can't avoid learning forever :)
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Monday, October 17, 2005
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Originally an F.F. villain, part of the Royal Family of Inhumans, and one sexy lady: Medusa.
Had a little more time to draw, so did a full body tonight instead of all these head shots I've been puttin' up.
Thanks to everybody whose been stopping by and leaving comments this past week.
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Friday, October 14, 2005
....on your newly landed job as full-time video game concept artist!!!!! You're slowly paving the way to Hollywood for all us gravy-trainers. I just wonder how much concept art can really be produced for games like "Pong" and "Ms. Pac-Man" though. But maybe I'm a bit behind the times. Anyhoo.....
Cheers My Friend!
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
I felt like I was trying too hard to make a "drawing" last night, and wasn't allowing myself to explore, or have fun with things. So tonight I purposely sat down with no pre-conceived notions on what I wanted to "draw", and just slipped into playing around and filling up space.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Monday, October 10, 2005
Sunday, October 09, 2005
After such a dedication, I have to start things off with a drawing of some Kirby characters. This was done as a Christmas gift for my younger bro', who's a Thor nut. Super-Skrull has always been one of my favorite villains; having all the powers of the Fantastic Four, how can you not love to hate him?
I'd like to dedicate the first installment of my daily blog to the single most influencial artist of my life: Jack Kirby. For the past 30 years, the work of comic book creator/ artist/ writer Jack Kirby has been a constant source of inspiration, influence, and entertainment for me. Comic books have always been a love of mine. I remember having them from as early as age 4-5, and I can still remember some of my earliest issues with memories of characters and story points.
But the first artist who actually made me take notice to the credits on the splash page, the very first artist who made me aware there was such a thing as a style, or individual way of doing things, was Jack Kirby. His work was so, how can I say...different, from all the others. I soon realized the comics which really caught my eye, the one's I just had to have, the comics which were the most action packed, most thrilling, and most mind-boggling were written and drawn by somebody named Jack "King" Kirby.
I still feel the same way about Kirby's work now as I did those many years ago. His imaginative tales and awe-inspiring art always bring me back to a good, fun place. Maybe that's why comics have always been a love of mine, because of Jack Kirby.
Above is a self portrait of Kirby (done late 60's - early 70's?), with a few characters he created or worked on at Marvel Comics.
Below it is my very first Kirby Comic: Captain America #195, March 1976!!!!!!! My dad got me this in a three pack of comics at a local grocery store (the other two were Capt. Marvel and Spiderman).