Friday, April 23, 2010
It's been quite a while since my last post, but I wanted to share some new work with you. The following pages are a part of a pitch I am working on with my friend George. Our goal is to have the series bought by a comics publisher. The story is a really fun read, and I hope my artwork will do it justice!
Thanks for visiting!
Monday, December 7, 2009
I have been doing a few illustrations for the Real Deal Magazine over the last few months, both for interior spots as well as cover illustrations. I actually have a real estate license in the state of NY and worked in real estate for the first half of this year, so I am very familiar with the names, buildings, and concepts I am illustrating.
This was the last set of samples I've vowed to do for comic publishers. This isn't to say that I think they're perfect, but I've realized that the time spent working on samples that eventually bring me no work could be at least spent on pages that are my own. My own story, my own chracters, my own world - my own pitch. Then, the work becomes a part of a larger whole, not just three random pages that have nothing to do with anything else.
I'm currently working on a pitch with a friend of mine. Instead of taking the traditional writer and illustrator roles, we've begun a true collaboration where I'm taking on a large part of the creating and writing too -- the art is still all me, though :) I've found this process to be creatively rewarding so far and am looking forward to have a formal pitch together to send to publishers in the very near future. As everyone in comics knows, it only takes a couple good paragraphs to hook 'em, the rest you just make up as you go along!!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I was showing these pages to my friend Alicia, and she said that in every pack of trading cards she ever bought as a kid, she would never get any of the popular, cool characters, but alas, always get at lease one deathlok per pack. I think the same thing happened to me. I think deathlok is kinda cool and enjoy drawing him, because I love drawing stuff that is all decaying and gross looking. So i'd take a character like him any day over someone all grecian and statuesque. These pages were a lot of fun to draw due to the high velocity nature of them -- and motorcycles! definitely need to draw more motorcycles! you should too!
With this new batch, I've been trying to focus on some things that I feel are my weaknesses, such as believable perspective and interior shots. I think these two things look better than ever in terms of my work, so I'm pretty pleased. In retrospect, this was probably a bad script to work from. The writer, Brian Michael Bendis, used a lot of cutting back and forth between reality and memory, which forced me to patch together the script to make some coherent samples. Next time, I'm just going to choose something that has more straightforward and simple storytelling, to make it easier on both myself and the viewer. Enjoy. Comments and criticism welcome, as always.