Wednesday, April 29, 2015


here’s my work-in-progress warts-n-all Battletoads contribution for the Zinetendo anthology (please support here, 6 days left!). still lots to do+fix, but there’s so many rad artists on the project I really need to bring it. working from background up to foreground, so I haven’t even dealt with rendering or the Toads themselves. trying to do animated style, lookin at lots of Don Bluth and Maurice Noble, also attempting these slight hue shifts from chunk to chunk ( ie on the square disco buttons, bulls teeth). saw Dave Stewart doing this with shadows in Hellboy, and was reminded of it again while watching Daredevil- i love the different hued window panes in Matt’s apt, sorta stained glass looking. hopefully when you see the finished buttons here, you will hear the sounds of Gwildor tapping on his Cosmic Key.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

funky drummer

 "this one's an oldie, but, uh...well, it's an oldie where i come from..."  -m. mcfly

Sunday, January 25, 2015

game over, man. game over.

Ripley from Aliens. got to see Alien at the Plaza Theater (ATL) last summer, and it was so mega on the big screen. din't have the nerve to put markers to this drawing, my instinct for knowing when to stop is highly underdeveloped. maybe mess w/ it in PS someday. in the meantime, i'll have the original for sale at Charlotte MiniCon this coming weekend. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

the fall

from the movie The Fall, an incredible looking arty Princess Bride type story, about a group of bandits- including Charles Darwin and his monkey sidekick. it's not for everyone, but worth it just based on the location shots. seriously, look at these, there's a blue city:

went more or less according to plan, though i wish i did a better job with Darwin's coat, and my light blue marker started dying in the middle of coloring during early AM. the sketchbook was going to Brian Stelfreeze, David Williams, and Kelsey Shannon after me, a lot to live up to.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

arya, needle, and ice

Arya Stark, from Game of Thrones. one of those fun commissions, where they say "what do you want to draw?". thanks to Jackie Lewis, comiker and nerdery consultant, for knowing all about who has what sword, and those blood crying trees.

this purple came out much darker on the commission than on the scrap paper test, and i nearly started over. figured i'd keep going for another hour before throwing in the towel, and managed to push through the flop-sweat. as Jack Horner says in Boogie Nights: "There are shadows in life, baby."

i prefer her face here, but them's the breaks.

my favorite scene from the show (that doesn't involve Khaleesi)