Wednesday, December 22, 2010
My wife had the awesome idea for "Daddy Dollars" as a reward for our daughter Eva. They will be something concrete she can earn while she is working towards a bigger goal. Once she gets 10 "Daddy Dollars" she get's a trip to Chuck E. Cheese or Bounceland. Eva seems pretty excited and I was pretty happy with the little "Daddy Dollar" drawing. And yes, that is a drawing of me in the middle.
Have a great Christmas everyone!
Monday, December 20, 2010
This is my version of Mike Maihack's webcomic heroine Cleopatra in Spaaaaaaace!. It's a fun comic, check it out!
I drew this in my sketchbook during some open office hours last week. This was completely inspired by this line drawing by Mexer. Check out his final color version on his website; Pigsell.com.
I drew my sketch without having Mexer's version in front of me. After completing it, I went back and looked at Mexer's drawing and realized how much he schooled me in terms of detail and awesome Thai-ness!
Have a great Christmas everyone who celebrates! And I hope everyone else has a restful break.
Monday, December 13, 2010
This was for "Thriving Family Magazine". I really thought the subject was both fun and actually really challenging. The title went right over the crouching mom and son who needed to be cringing. Also, I think this was my first time drawing a wheelchair so it was mostly based on a photo or 2 I found advertising them. In spite of the challenges (or because of them?) I found this to be a very fun project. And I'll leave you with a little advice, if anyone offers you the chance to draw an old woman throwing a shoe, take it, it's worth the effort!
Friday, December 10, 2010
This image was for "Guide" magazine. The story is about a family having an accident while white water rafting. It's a fun story. Because of my schedule I worked pretty quickly on this one, so I went with a lined style and focused on making the water look interesting. The words of the article were placed to the left.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Great news! You can now purchase a copy of Parable, a comic anthology that I did this story for a few years ago. It's been a long road for Mike Maihack to get this published, but it's been worth the wait! This book is full of some great artwork and great stories. The stories center around re-tellings of old parables, and new modern-day parables as well. It is an anthology produced by Christian comic book artists, but it's meant for any comics fan to enjoy.
Buy a copy today! The image above is page 1 from my story in the book. Here is an add for the book.
I'll post some more images tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
I'm starting off with an image because that's always more interesting than some dumb writing (at least on my blog.) But sadly, I do need to use some words to communicate.
So, I've been keeping busy with things while I have been absent from this blog. The deadlines got pretty hectic for a while, but they should be great during the Christmas season. I'll keep posting the artwork I did as soon as I get them ready/I know I can post them.
This image was for "The Friend" magazine. The page had a scripture in the upper area about singing and dancing. I had a lot of fun researching and producing this one. I think my favorite part was drawing the Hawaiian shirt pattern.
I also have a tiny news item, someone on the internet talked about me! Yeah, for realsies. Brian Warmoth wrote about my art style and specifically my take on superheroes and rock legends on the Comics Alliance website. It's a pretty flattering article with a really good selection of popular character's I've drawn. So, check it out!
I'll post more in the days to come.