Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Lighting Studies and 24!


    The cool thing about having downtime is the opportunity to take your skillset to the next level. Young aspiring artists always ask me how often do I draw. The truth is quite a bit. I still make sufficient time to enjoy a well balanced lifestyle (i.e.: groceries, laundry, cooking, movies, talk-time with family, etc...). But I also make a concerted effort to keep growing. That might entail studying tutorials on colouring, concept art, doing research at my local library, other artists works, increasing my portfolio base, and in most cases, lighting studies.

   So, as I find myself at another crossroad, where I've seen two 4-issue series put to bed, and a pleasant wrap up on the U.S. zombie film WARM BODIES, I can now focus my studies on the 'light' arena, and what better way to usher in than to watch an entire season of 24. Hands down one of the best LIT shows in recent tv history. Singles, doubles, and even triple light sources can be found throughout the series. I'm looking forward to getting my hands dirty on high contrast work and this is as good a place as any.

  Process: Quickly drawing in faces on multiple angles on a clean sheet of paper. Pop in the dvd and freeze frame my chosen shot. Map light source onto my models, sometimes matching the model's angle to the one onscreen, sometimes flexing my brain power and translating the dvd model's light source on a completely different angle (ex: The model on tv is facing me, however I extrapolate the LS and place it on my model facing a 3/4 downward angle. Scary, but fun).

 It's even more fun when you get a few artists together and enjoy the process. Much like life drawing.

 Let the FUN begin.

ICE #3 : Panel Work 2.0

GhostBusters #5 Variant : Black&White Sketch

A full-on black and white sketch of Ghostbusters #5 already in solicitation for January 2012.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Battle Of The Planets - in COLOUR!

My take on The Battle Of The Planets crew, aka G-Force has just wrapped.
Above is the full piece along with some crops for the
detail lovers out there. Enjoy!

Friday, November 18, 2011


   When I was a kid, attending pre-school in LA's east side district I recall quite vividly watching tv in the foyer area, where the lot of us waited ever so patiently to be whisked off by our parents. A method I assume the caretakers used, very cleverly I might add, to keep us rambunctious tots from running about half dressed, half hopped up on sugar treats, and instead sit quietly for the inevitable trip home.

   SPEED RACER was a definitive crowd pleaser (for 3year olds), and later on, in the same vein as those anime favorites I grew to love GOLDORAK, and eventually the incredible G-FORCE, aka Gatchaman, aka Battle Of The Planets.

   The animation and storytelling was always mind-blowingly cool! Took almost 4 decades to get a decent sketch out of me as my hommage to the cartoon. Above features a Work-In-Progress currently on my computer. Hope you enjoy:)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ghostbusters #5 Cover Sneak Peek 2.0

    Really looking forward to seeing this cover hit the stands. Here's another piece of the puzzle!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bat-Horror Inked Piece

     Just something I put together for a friend while basking in some well earned down-time.
 Below: The much larger original 11 X 17.


Saturday, November 12, 2011


    Having a great time working and learning from 1st and 2nd Units on the production team of WARM BODIES. Storyboarded dozens of scenes and immensely enjoying watching them being played out by our very talented cast members and crew. Zombie heaven!

    Found this pic online and thought you might like to see the our handsome/gorgeous lead actors.

    Cheers and beers:)


Thursday, November 10, 2011


      A WILDCATS piece featuring two members : VOID & Spartan. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


   A quick rendition of Kaneda, from one of my all-time fave animes, AKIRA!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I.C.E. #3 : Panel Work 1.0

  Once again, I'm posting my fave panels from I.C.E., the series, that I enjoyed drawing. Some for camera, some for aesthetic, some for storytelling. Issue #3 is currently on the shelves at your local comic shop:) Cheers!

Friday, November 4, 2011

CYCLOPS - New Sketch

    My latest sketch featuring the X-general himself, CYCLOPS!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Namor - Leading The Charge!

   My first personal piece outside of work in almost a year. Good to be back! Namor, in all his oceanic glory :) And the original below.

Jerry And The Raiders (2013)

Jerry And The Raiders (2013)
Directing Kids 3D Animation Series