Monday, July 27, 2015

J. Hammond C's Artist Round Table-2015

 On Father's Day this year, I was a guest on Hammond Chamberlain's "Beyond the Playlist" podcast, sitting at the Artist Round Table for the second year in a row.  It was a great time and I sat at the table with Brian Dunaway, JF Dubeau, and Nic Gregory.  All three of these guys are great at what they do, bring a unique point of view to the topics Hammond gave us, and were great to talk to.  I want to thank Hammond for including me in such great company.

The episode dropped this past Sunday, and you can listen to it HERE

The topics Hammond gave us to illustrate were
1) A superhero
(I chose to draw the Silver Surfer),

2) A Japanese Robot,

and my personal favorite:
3) An album cover for a fictional 80s heavy metal band.

I had way too much fun drawing this one.

Check out the episode and Hammond's website to see Brian, JF, Nic and even Hammond's artwork for the three topics.  It's a good time!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Monster of Mars

This week I'm showing something from the forgotten files... also known as the cluttered desktop of my computer.  I drew this a few weeks ago for and Illustration Friday topic that I don't even remember anymore.  It sat on my desktop waiting to be colored and honestly ended up being lost to my hectic schedule and frazzled mind.

Still, I think it works out OK in the end because it also fits this week's Illustration Friday topic of "Danger".  I ended up leaving it uncolored and raw due to time constraints and the fact that I honestly think it looks pretty decent as-is.

What exactly are we looking at, you ask?  Clearly it's some type of Martian big cat who is sadistically toying with his meal.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Head Light

I felt like blowing off a little steam at the table with nothing in particular, so I scribbled this out and threw some ink and (digital) paint at it.  I call it "Head Light" and I did it just because I needed to.  I haven't drawn and inked anything in a couple days, so I needed to make sure everything on me didn't cover itself in rust to the point I wouldn't be able to draw when I need to.

I've spent the last couple days thumbnailing pages for a comics project.  I'm not at liberty to talk about a lot of it right now, but I will say that it's a collaboration, it's for a pitch to a publisher, and it is the first time I've ever worked on comics from a written script.  It's a new process for me, has its own unique challenges, and makes me realize how much I've bent my own unique process to fit me and only me.  None of this is bad, I'm enjoying some aspects of the process and figuring it out as I go.

Anyway, a skull with a candle in it is the result of all of this.  Sometimes you've just gotta work out a sketch just because.