Thursday, April 15, 2010

Graphite Style Thing

I've been messing around with a new way of working. I am always looking for fun or different ways to incorporate textures so these are my first attempts at coloring a graphite drawing.
Any opinions? Tips? Suggestions?

The first one is a re-design of a character from my comic Pelota. I'm re-writing the story to make it appropriate for a children's picture book.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

2 Robot Shirt Designs Up for Voting on Threadless

Score this design: "My Robot Buddy," to help it get printed on Threadless!

Score this design: "Robot Puncher!," to help it get printed on Threadless!

Votes help, but comments on Threadless are even better.
I am in t-shirt creating mode right now, so expect more shirts designs soon.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Robot Puncher! Shirt Options

Here are 3 options for the Robot Puncher! shirt. When, it's up for voting, I'll provide a link to vote.

Have a good one.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

"Shoes" Picture Book Sneak Peek

I just sent the final art for a children's picture book off to the publisher. Now it's in the designer's hands to add all the text. I thought I would offer a couple of pages as a sneak peek here. When the book itself is published I'll show more and hopefully all of the finished book.

Family Portrait, an Experiment and Mystery Comic Book Character Sketches

Family Portrait 2010
Here is my family portrait for 2010. These are for my wife's birthday (Valentine's Day). I was a little late on finishing this for her and I've waited quite a while to post it. I hope the Valentine's thing explains the hearts and the color scheme. I normally don't wear that much pink.

I decided to do a realistic drawing because I get that itch every few months. This was drawn from an image of Luke Wilson from Royal Tenenbaums with no effort made to actually make it look like him. I really enjoyed doing the texture stuff.

I often have mystery comic book projects going on with Keaton Kohl, Erik Harmon and my younger brother Lee Laughead. They usually don't pan out but we have fun talking about story ideas. This one is coming along further than most we've done in the past. The image here is a sketch of the protagonist (on the right), his best friend and his sister. You may have seen a hat/helmet similar to the one the guy in the middle is wearing in some of my past work. The character donning that hat in the past was called "Acornhead." So we have kept that name as the working title. I'll post more when there is more to show.