Earlier this year I had the honor of inking two issues for the re-release of “Opposite Forces”, a series created by animator/illustrator Tom Bancroft (Aladdin, Lion King, Mulan, VeggieTales). His work is fantastic and he’s about the nicest guy around.
Anyway, issue #3 (the first issue I inked) is finally in stores from Alias publishing. If your local comic book store doesn’t carry it, ask them to order it for you.
Click on the images below to read a couple of sample pages:
(Colored by Josh Ray)
EDIT: I just realized I had the pages displayed in the wrong order. Oops! Problem fixed. Enjoy!
I was recently comissioned by a children’s magazine to create a full-page illustration of the Amazon jungle containing eight hidden frogs. The budget was low and the deadline was a little tight, so I did the best I could with the time I had. I’m fairly happy with how it turned out, except I’m concerned I may not have hidden the frogs well enough (the target audience is 2nd and 3rd graders). But for the budget offered I just didn’t have the time to paint anything more complex. That’s the balance a freelancer has to try and strike sometimes. I just submitted it so we’ll see what the client says. Also, it looks more washed out in RGB than it does in CMYK, not sure why. But it will hopefully print with more contrast than it has when you view it on a computer screen.
I did a few ink sketches over the four-day weekend just to keep my drawing hand loosened up. Some are from life, some from TV, and some from magazines.
Artwork by Dennis Jones
Warm Thanksgiving wishes to one and all! Let’s each pause to remember everything we have to be thankful for.
And then, please take a minute to check out the artwork of Dennis Jones. He’s a fantastic illustrator with a terrific style, definitely worth a visit.
Last weekend I attended a barbershop singing concert, and brought my sketchbook. Tonight I decided to take a couple of those sketches and try pushing them further.
I was surfing the Fatkat Animation blog and found a link to a great site: Powerhouse Animation. These guys have done a lot of fun projects, they have a cool retro look, and if nothing else the animation on their website intro page is worth the visit. So check them out.
My friends at DrawerGeeks decided we should each do an emergency turkey drawing! Draw a turkey–fast! Quick sketches only, no more than a few minutes. No masterpieces allowed. This was my submission, conceived, sketched, colored and posted in less than ten minutes.
I’m not sure if it reads well. “Carl” is supposed to be doing that thing where you pull your shirt over your head and act like somebody chopped it off.