Thursday, October 29, 2009

Couple more portraits for Christianity Today Mag.



Here's a few more portraits, 3 of which will be featured in the December of Christianity Today.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Skull Spacemen

Friday, October 23, 2009

Detail



Here's a detailed close up of the inked spread I blogged on the other day. The technology stuff in the background juxtaposed with the figures in the foreground was challenging but fun was fun.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Children's Book


One more teaser image of the book.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Inking Process

For anyone interested in my inking process, here's a few snapshots that show how I inked a 2 page spread for my graphic novel in process.

While pencilling, I try to keep things loose. There are times when I find it helpful to rough in shapes with a red pencil (not sure why, but it really does help me to stay loose)Once I've got it roughed in, I go in with a regular 2H pencil and tighten things up a bit. At this point I'm contemplating light source and basic black and white patterns the shadows will make across the pages.


I've begun inking. At the beginning stages, I use a crow quill ink dipping pen. I love teh freedom of line this gives, and it's so much more expressive and emo than an average tech pen.


And my favorite part. I go in with a windsor newton series 7 no. 3 brush ( I think that's what size it is)I start spotting in large black areas and making use of alot of dry brush in shadows. I recently started using Japanese sumi ink via Doug Tennapel's recommendation, and I can see why as the ink tends to be a higher quality and doesn't dry as fast...also not water proof, so beware.

I was actually able to finish this spread as well as one other over the weekend.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Children's Book



Another page from the book.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Children's book



2 summers ago, A very talented writer friend of mine had a neat idea for a book. So we collaborated and finished a dang kid's book. Very time consuming, but stretched me as an artist.

I'll be posting a couple pages from it in the next couple of posts.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sketch card




Final sketch card of DC character, Etrigan the demon and preliminary sketch.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Inkwash as a background element





Working on a Christmas card design, and while I rendered the Holy family portion of it in a traditional albrecht Durer style, I was compelled to try something a little different for the background. Thought I'd experiment a bit with inkwash as it's a medium that I was intrigued by with artist Gene Ha who absolutely stokes me out.

This is still rough and will likely have a very subordinate role in the final piece. Somthing I found fun about this though, because the ink tends to take on a life of its own.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Collect Them All!

2 More portraits for Christianity Today mag


Couple more for the November issue of Christianity Today Magazine.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Finished


This was fun, really enjoyed applying color in photoshop.
Below you can see the painting part of the project minus the ink lines in Photoshop...

Monday, October 05, 2009

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Buy my Christmas Card from New Reformation Press


If you haven't purchased Christmas cards yet, might I steer your attention to New Reformation Press and the Christocentric card I illustrated for them? The cards come in packs of 12 for $11.95 and can be purchased here.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Character redesign


Currently trying to pick up momentum on darn graphic novel that God willing want to finish before my dying day. I reached a key point in my story, where visually, some crap just didn't make sense and it wasn't happening for me. So had to do some rethink and redesign.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Germaphobe