Monday, February 28, 2011

Ad for Cast-a-Way Toys Jesse James Figure

My Jesse James painting is featured towards the end of this...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Back Cover Inked

Knocked this bad boy out in one sitting.
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Back cover to issue 2-Pencils

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011


a quick preliminary sketch I did prior to penciling the cover of Charlie Valor #2. See final below.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Monday, February 14, 2011

Step by Step: pt 4

Step by Step: pt 4. The image has been inked and subsequently touched up with opaque white. Done.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Step by Step: Pt 3

Pencils are finished. Still kinda rough looking, but I like to leave some of the bugs to be worked out during the inking stage. Which is next.

Happy Saint Valentine's Day

Happy Saint Valentine's Day.

Until yesterday, I was unaware of the alleged Christian roots of Valentine's Day. Quite interesting. I'm always fascinated by these stories of saints and martyrs. The following is taken from the blog Aardvark Alley.

Some ancient accounts record a physician and priest living in Rome during the rule of the Emperor Claudius II. This Valentine become one of the noted martyrs of the third century. It seems that his main "crime" was joining couples in marriage. Specifically, Valentine married Roman soldiers. Evidently, Claudius thought that single men made better soldiers while Valentine and the Church resisted the immorality of less-permanent relationships.

The commemoration of his death, thought to have occurred during the year 270, became part of the calendar of remembrance in the early Western Church. Tradition suggests that on the day of his execution for his Christian faith, he left a note of encouragement for a child of his jailer. The note was written on an irregularly-shaped piece of paper which suggested the shape of a heart. This greeting became a pattern for millions of written expressions of love and caring that now are the highlight of Valentine's Day in many nations.

Step by Step: Pt 2

Next step is sketching with red pencil on bristol paper. This is where I block in basic shape and composition. Think of this as the internal infrastructure stage. If things fall apart or fail to come together at this stage, they will turn out crap. Again, keeping it simple here. detail will come when I do finish pencils and inking.

Step by Step: Pt 1

Back to work on finishing up the graphic novel. Working on a 2 page spread for the inside of the book. Figured I'd show everyone my process. The first step obviously is the idea, from that point on, I start spitting it out on paper as such. Keep it rough. Here's teh thumbnails. You can see them get progressively more detailed as the idea takes shape.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Coming Soon!

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Charlie Valor Issue 2

Finishing up on the cover for Charlie Valor issue 2. It's kicking my butt. After hours and hours it's finally starting to go the right way.
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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Jesse James Cast-a-way Toys Illo

An illustration I recently finished for an upcoming limited edition action figure of Jesse James being produced by Cast-a-way Toys. This was FUN to work on!