Thursday, September 21, 2023
Friday, September 15, 2023
Saturday, September 9, 2023
I scanned it and touched it up just a bit and then added some digital color to it. The original reference was done by John Byrne for the back of the original trade paperback of Man of Steel in case you were wondering.
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
I never intended to become a digital artist. In fact, I hesitate to even label myself as one, as it is still seen by some as a "shortcut" or "easy way out." The notion that using digital tools diminishes the altruistic nature of art is outdated and narrow-minded. It is simply a different medium for artists, just like a pencil and paper differ from oil on canvas. What truly matters is the act of creating, the mark making, rather than the method used. Drawing and painting digitally can be just as challenging and intricate as traditional methods, and it is certainly not a matter of following a predetermined formula or “paint by numbers”. Embracing digital art opens up a world of endless possibilities and eliminates the limitations that may scare some away. There is no excuse for producing anything less than our best, as we no longer have any excuses. As long as there is a hand holding a tool, there is an artist.
Monday, August 28, 2023
I recently completed a large commission piece of Indiana Jones. This one was done traditionally with ink on paper at 11x17. The client asked for Indy and an "aged up" Short Round with the Fountain of Youth. Was a fun premise.
Here are a few in progress shots for you to enjoy!
Monday, August 14, 2023
Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Monday, July 3, 2023
These are a few fun commissions I recently did for HeroesCon. I am really enjoying hand inking these! Well, you are only seeing two hand inked as I forgot to scan the completed Darth Maul piece so I digitally inked my sketch to post it. To be honest, this one may look a tad better as it's easter to paint a lightsaber blade in the computer! You know it to be true!
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Friday, June 9, 2023
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
I really painted this one as I was having so much fun painting the sketch covers but I don't have an Indiana Jones comic book to paint on. So I settled for a blank piece of Bristol paper. I was really happy with how this turned out.
Friday, May 26, 2023
Not comic book sketch covers today but classic comic book characters! Ant-Man has been a favorite of mine for so many years and that original costume is outstanding!! Maybe it's the helmet.
So here is a hand inked Ant-Man on 8.5x11 Bristol paper. Hope I captured that retro vibe.
And since I did Ant-Man, Giant Man couldn't be far behind! Right?
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Was only a matter of time before I did a Star Wars cover! I went with Luke for several reasons but mostly because I had the drawing already worked out. I'm lazy. Like the others, this is watercolor and colored pencils on a blank sketch cover.
Here is a shot of me just adding a few details in color pencil.