Thursday, August 24, 2006

Imperious Leader Inspired Dream Sequence?

Just finished this portrait of the old BattleStar Galactica action figure, "Imperious Leader." Strange, when I work on these things before I go to bed, it sometimes affects my dreams.

I had a dream last night that my friend Joe was doing a Mexican hat dance. As he danced these waist-high, semi-flat, semi-circular, squashed looking, fleshy creatures with eyes came out and danced and ran around him, zipping in and out between his legs and feet as he danced.

The creatures came out one by one and progressively got smaller until the last one was a mouse sized creature scurrying around on the ground.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Making Progress

You're looking at the "Christ Healing the Man Born Blind" piece I've been working on. Took the day off last Friday to work on it. Inking is usually the funnest part for me, fastest too. I've developed an inking style in the past 3 years that begins with a regular india ink tech-pen like a Micron or Staedtler Mars. I then go in and ink over alot of my lines with a Winsor Newton series 7 #1 brush. It makes for a good mix between width and style of lines.

I think this will be the best of the 5 pieces I was commissioned to do. The next stage is painting with inkwash.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Meeting Drawing Madness!

You're looking at a sketch I did in my daily planner during a morning meeting. If you're curious, it's a childhood recollection of two of my favorite toys as a youth. My Mego Batman and Robin figures.

If you know me at all, you probably know that I don't care much for meetings. It could be a church meeting, a work meeting, you name it, I can't stand it. Especially if they're extended, multiple hour long meetings.

There's something mysterious that happens in these meetings though. The right side of my brain begins to erupt with creativity. My mind flutters to and fro imagining some skateboarding glory days, or fantastic, story ideas, character ideas, epic tales of warriors and incompetent half-insect space voyagers.

Ironic, some of my best ideas for stories and art have come from my most historically boring and extended meetings.

Go figure.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Towering, Flesh-Eating Insects Attack City

Not really. Here's some shots of a job I did for some friends for their new church building. It's funny, because the original pen and ink drawings were only a few inches by a few inches big. The illustrations were scanned as line art, then vectorized and colored in Adobe Illustrator. The bugs were then blown up and printed on vinyl. The landscape was printed on a wallpaper type material.

The landscape of the garden stands about waist height and runs down a 15 foot (I'm guesstimating) long hallway repeating.

My pal Brad did the coloring and schematics on these and did an awesome job.